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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Third-year Northeastern computer science, psychology student dies, school says

Third-year Northeastern computer science, psychology student dies, school says

Kristina DaPonte, news staff April 19, 2024

Griffin Loranger, a third-year Northeastern student on the Boston campus from Maine, passed away April 15, according to school officials and an obituary made public online. He was 21 years old. Loranger was pursuing a combined degree in computer science and cognitive psychology...

Several rooms reserved for SSI on the second floor of Stearns Center. Northeastern sent an email to SSI employees April 1 informing them that the program would be shut down May 3.

Northeastern ends Student Support Initiative, lays off more than 120 employees

Nikhil Jagannath, news correspondent April 18, 2024

In a controversial decision, Northeastern will eliminate the Student Support Initiative effective May 3, laying off over 100 student workers and 20 full-time staff.  Launched in the fall of 2022, the short-lived Student Support Initiative, or SSI, provides mental health and...

The exterior of LightView. LightView management sent an email to residents April 11 reminding them that throwing food products such as eggs and other forms of vandalism are a violation of students lease agreements.

LightView cracks down on residents throwing food in halls, destruction of property

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff April 18, 2024

Residents of LightView received an email from building management April 11 alerting them of “six instances of an individual maliciously throwing eggs and other food products down one of the stairwells.” LightView Apartments, a 21-story building on Columbus Avenue, leases...

Members of Northeastern slam poetry club say administration is ‘attacking,’ ‘policing’ their voices

Members of Northeastern slam poetry club say administration is ‘attacking,’ ‘policing’ their voices

Lily Webber, deputy campus editor April 17, 2024

On Feb. 24, days before the start of Northeastern Social Justice Resource Center’s “Peace and Social Justice Week,” university administration informed all organizations participating that outside community members would not be allowed to attend keynote events. Weeks...

Students present research and creative projects to members of the Northeastern community at the RISE Expo in Matthews Arena April 11. Over 400 undergraduate and graduate students attended the event.

Students present research, creative projects to Northeastern community at RISE Expo

Noah Haggerty, news correspondent April 15, 2024

Over 400 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research and creative projects in a crowded Matthews Arena during the annual RISE Expo April 11. The two-hour event highlighted a diverse set of presentations born out of class assignments, directed studies and students’...

A member of the troupe holds a pole with a sphere at the top, known as the “Pearl of Wisdom,” as other members make the dragon curl around itself during the Boston University Taiwanese American Student Association’s annual night market March 30. Troupe members had the dragon chase the sphere to represent the creatures pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and truth.

Northeastern dance troupe aims to unite students through cultural art of Chinese dragon, lion dance

Amanda Logcher and Devyn Rudnick April 15, 2024

At the heart of Chinese culture within Northeastern’s campus, an ancient practice comes alive with the rhythmic tune of chants and the colorful spectacle of a dragon puppet.  The Northeastern University Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe is a student-run organization that strives...

Students concerned after poll predicts low turnout among young voters for 2024 election

Students concerned after poll predicts low turnout among young voters for 2024 election

Elsa O’Donnell, news correspondent April 14, 2024

Andrew Longo was studying abroad in Dublin last semester when he was first eligible to vote. He eagerly requested an absentee ballot from his home state of New York to vote in the April primaries. He then paid 10 euros to have his completed ballot sent back across the Atlantic.  “It...

After passing out cheese to all attending members, Maddie Engle, a second-year combined computer science and linguistics major and one of the newly named Cheese Club co-presidents, toasts a piece of cheese with her fellow editorial board members. Editorial board members taste-tested cheese together to build a sense of community.

‘Cheese transcends majors’: Cheese Club unites students on campus

Tristen Schilling, news correspondent April 12, 2024

An unlikely club on campus is uniting students of all years and majors over one thing: a love for cheese.  Northeastern’s Cheese Club does just what the name implies: You “just show up and eat cheese,” said club member Emily Aitken, a second-year philosophy major.  The...

Lake Hall stands at 43 Leon St. Representatives of the facilities department said that Northeastern assumes asbestos is present in older campus buildings such as Lake, Holmes, Nightingale and Meserve Halls unless proven otherwise.

Northeastern says it assumes asbestos is present in older campus buildings, raising concerns from faculty

Lily Cooper, news correspondent April 11, 2024

At a February faculty senate meeting, Northeastern facilities department representatives said they assume there is asbestos present in certain older buildings on campus until proven otherwise during construction or renovations.  Faculty at the meeting expressed concerns,...

‘There’s a beauty in the resilience of being a woman in STEM’: How Northeastern women STEM majors persevere in a male-dominated field

‘There’s a beauty in the resilience of being a woman in STEM’: How Northeastern women STEM majors persevere in a male-dominated field

Jethro R. Lee, news staff April 9, 2024

Historically, the number of students who apply and are admitted to Northeastern University has been relatively equal across genders. In fact, women tend to be slightly overrepresented in the student body, as has been the case for the 2023-24 academic year.  Yet, science,...

A student uses their solar eclipse glasses to look at the sun, watching as the moon overtakes its rays. Glasses were handed out at Krentzman Quad and the Egan Research Center.

Total solar eclipse draws crowds, captivates students

Margot Murphy, photo staff April 9, 2024

Students gathered across campus to witness the total solar eclipse Monday, and though 8% of the sun was visible to Bostonians, students clapped in delight at the near-total darkening of the sun. A total solar eclipse last occurred in the United States seven years ago in August...

Matthew Coughlin (left) and Cassidy Donoghue pose for separate headshots. The Coughlin-Donoghue slate was announced the winner of the 2024 student government election March 26. Photos courtesy Student Government Association.

Coughlin-Donoghue slate wins 2024 student government presidential election

Anne Zhu and Sencha Kreymerman April 7, 2024

The annual election for the Student Government Association has come to a close, with the uncontested Coughlin-Donoghue slate for student body president and executive vice president announced as the official winner March 26. Students also voted on four referendums ranging from...