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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Northeasterns TRACE report browser. Results from the fall 2023 TRACE survey were released in January.

Fall 2023 TRACE results show high effectiveness rates for Northeastern instructors, classes

Katherine Mailly, news correspondent March 30, 2024

As students will soon be able evaluate their professors and classes for the spring 2024 semester using the Teacher Rating and Course Evaluation survey, results from last fall show overall satisfaction with the education provided by Northeastern. Results from the Teacher Rating...

Sophie Lewis, Jane Ward and Treva B. Lindsey (left to right) speak to the audience. The symposium consisted of four panels that discussed feminist theory.

‘Thinking Feminism for the Future’: Panel celebrates 50 years of Signs

Galiah Abbud, news staff March 28, 2024

The Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society hosted their 10th annual Women’s History Month Symposium March 15. The symposium brought together feminists from various fields, ranging from academia to activism, to discuss...

Student leaders demonstrate fundamental movements of Bhangra. By going through individual dance moves and slowly stringing them together, NSSA made the workshop accessible to all dance levels.

Bhangra Workshop offers pocket of culture amid busy midterms season

Anne Zhu, photo correspondent March 28, 2024

The Northeastern Sikh Student Association, or NSSA, and the Office of Global Services, or OGS, welcomed spring with a vibrant celebration of Punjabi culture March 15 in AfterHours. Drawing an impressive crowd of undergraduate and graduate students, the Bhangra dance workshop...

Samantha Asprelli poses for a photo. She identified a need in Boston’s unhoused population: affordable beauty products. Photo courtesy Give n’ Glow.

Northeastern student’s nonprofit empowers unhoused women with makeup

Nikhil Jagannath, news correspondent March 26, 2024

Samantha Asprelli is empowering Boston’s unhoused women, and she’s doing it with makeup. Give n’ Glow is a nonprofit organization that collects donations of lightly-used makeup or skincare products and distributes them to women in at-risk situations. This unique service...

Members of Northeasterns class of 2023 reach up during last years commencement as fireworks explode over Fenway Park. The university invited Pam Melroy to be this years commencement speaker.

NASA’s Pam Melroy named 2024 undergraduate commencement speaker

Kristina DaPonte, news staff March 26, 2024

NASA astronaut and deputy administrator Pam Melroy will be the speaker at Northeastern’s 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony, the university announced Monday. “Pam Melroy has been a force that harnessed the advances in science and the boundless canvas of space to...

Relay for Life participants walk around the track. Students and organizations raised over $165,000, the highest amount raised by a university in the country.

Northeastern ranks top university for money raised at Relay for Life

Val O’Neill, deputy campus editor March 26, 2024

Over 1,500 students packed Matthews Arena Friday night to participate in activities and walk the sport facility’s track to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Northeastern students and organizations raised over $165,000 through Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser...

Nicole Alioto poses for a photo in ISEC. Alioto was one of seven speakers at TEDxNortheasternUs Renaissance flagship event Feb. 24. Photo courtesy TEDxNortheasternU.

‘A Revival, A Rebirth, A Resurgence’: TEDxNortheasternU spotlights innovative ideas from students, faculty

Lily Webber, news staff March 24, 2024

Conversations ranging topics from grief and AI to politics and education filled the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Feb. 24 for TEDxNortheasternU's flagship event titled "Renaissance." The event featured talks from seven individuals and performances from...

The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. Beau Christopher Benson pleaded guilty to sharing and viewing child pornography through Zoom chat rooms Thursday and faces a minimum of five years in federal prison.

Former Northeastern admissions counselor pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Emily Spatz, campus editor March 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: This story contains details of sexual assault and child pornography. A former Northeastern admissions counselor pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to sharing and viewing child pornography through Zoom chat rooms. Beau Christopher Benson, 35, is scheduled...

Students pour cups of tea and prepare hot chocolate in the Egan Research Center. Research conducted by British psychologist and epidemiologist Andrew Steptoe and colleagues found that tea, such as chamomile, lowers cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, when taken for up to six weeks.

Northeastern Wellness Week prompts healthy balance of mind, body, soul

Margot Murphy, photo staff March 21, 2024

Hoping to spread wellness and self-care awareness across campuses, Northeastern hosted the annual Wellness Week from March 11 to 15. Throughout the week, student clubs and the university collaborated across Northeastern’s global campus network for events such as mental health...

Sam Westby poses for a headshot. Westby rose to social media stardom last year after documenting a cross-country cycling trip with his father.

Northeastern student biker launched to social media stardom

Grace Gilson, news correspondent March 20, 2024

Last summer, Sam Westby, a Northeastern student pursuing a doctorate in psychology, was catapulted to social media stardom when he began documenting a cross-country cycling trip with his father on Instagram. Westby’s short-form video series showed people the highs and lows...

A rendering of the proposed residential hall at 840 Columbus Ave. shows the building facing Tremont Street. The BPDA approved Northeasterns plan to construct the building March 14. Photo courtesy BPDA.

Northeastern receives go-ahead to build 1,370-bed residence hall on Columbus Avenue

Sonel Cutler, news staff March 19, 2024

Northeastern received approval Thursday from Boston’s development board to construct a 23-story residence hall at 840 Columbus Ave, a critical hurdle that has taken years for the university to clear amid concerns the building would contribute to gentrification in Roxbury neighborhoods.  The...

Ashleigh Chiwaya (left) and Naomi Barrant pose for a photo. The two Northeastern students and friends co-founded Nuly Root’d, which aims to roll out Black haircare product vending machines in the fall.

Vending machine featuring haircare for Black hair is coming to campus

Heidi Ho and Kwadjo Otoo March 18, 2024

Naomi Barrant describes the usual trek to find affordable, quality hair products designed for Black people as a “field trip.” “You’re probably going to go on the wrong bus or [be] calling an Uber when you needed to be saving money to buy the products,” said Barrant,...