The Huntington News

Housing getting hostel

September 24, 2002

The Northeastern "housing crisis" has gotten out of hand. While most freshmen this year came to campus with the usual woes about dorm size and roommate situations, believe it or not others were even less fortunate. Students living in the Hostelling International youth hostel arrived to less than...

When an upset isn’t really an upset

September 24, 2002

Believe it or not, I am a college student. Those that know me think I say some outlandish things, but I didn't pay off anyone to get in here. That being said, let's do some grammar homework. Upset ... what is the meaning of the word upset? Well, according to dictionary.com, an upset is... 1.The act of upset...

A reminder: it could cost you $1K

September 24, 2002

On October 4, 2002 full-time undergraduate students in the state of Massachusetts could be forced to pay $1,089. Beginning this year all students must waive health insurance offered by the state. This waiver was always required, but Northeastern only asked students to waive the offer once in their...

Radiation Proof Pants

September 24, 2002

We are supposedly living in the age of technology. Soon the phrase "clothes make the man" will apply to how we live our lives as well. The Levi Strauss company will be introducing pants with an "anti-radiation" cell phone pocket to the European market, according to Carrie Finn, an assistant in the...

Northeastern still needs improvement

September 24, 2002

The recent ranking of Northeastern University as the number one school in the nation for Academic Programs: Internships/Co-ops by U.S. News and World Report is a great step in the direction of achieving President Freeland's goal of reaching the top 100 universities of the nation. In order to attain...

Behrakis is open for business

September 24, 2002

The College of Health Sciences has a new home - Behrakis Health Sciences Center, a $37 million state-of-the-art facility. Besides the aesthetic appeal of the building, which includes two three-story atriums and a glass enclosed granite staircase, Behrakis offers up-to-date resources to the health science...

Washing Machines Harboring Microbes

September 24, 2002

Studies of common domestic areas have proven them to be veritable strongholds for bacterial growth and contamination. Noted microbiologist Charles Gerba, Ph.D. (University of Arizona) has found that even on appliances designed for cleansing, the residual presence of bacteria can be detected at particularly...

Get a rush from Greek life

September 24, 2002

The summer has come and gone, and the NU campus is once again packed with students looking to work towards a degree that will give them a head start in life through a career. I assume that most of you students want to score high grades, experience what college life has to offer, and eventually leave...

Huskies reach .500 in a thriller

September 24, 2002

By Kimberly Peterson The fans got their money's worth last Sunday at Parson's Field. Trailing until the end, it seemed that everytime NU tied it up, Rider University (2-5-0) would just score again. When the dust settled, however, Northeastern (3-2-2) rallied to a win as they beat the visiting team,...

High caliber freshman class hits campus

September 24, 2002

As the leaves on the trees start to change in color, there is a buzz in the air on campus; the freshman class has arrived. Along with the buzz a phrase has been coined, they are "Freeland's class." When President Richard Freeland made his State of the University Address in the fall of 2000, he proposed...

The brawl with the bulge

September 24, 2002

By Brad Rosenburg No one wants to have a a jiggly belly. I mean sure, Buddha-gut can be rather amusing when a portly fellow pushes his flab together to simulate a talking belly button, but besides that, fat is generally frowned upon by the American population. Unfortunately, there are times in which...

The truth about EC

September 24, 2002

This letter is in response to the very uninformed commentary included in the August 21 edition of Northeastern News. The author, Carla Molina (a philosophy major) took it upon herself to "educate" the Northeastern community regarding the wonders of emergency contraception (EC). She feels that doctors...