The Huntington News

Volleyball slumps early

September 24, 2002

By Ari Strait The defending America East champion Northeastern volleyball team continued its preseason struggles over the weekend, dropping all three matches the team played during the Valparaiso Invitational in Valparaiso, Indiana. The string of losses against Valparaiso University, Fairfield University...

Wendy’s a big success

September 24, 2002

By Bradley Rosenberg Wendy herself attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Curry Student Center on Sept. 20. The red-haired, freckle faced youngster was happy to attend the event. "It's Wendy-ful!" Northeastern student are also optimistic about the change. "When I saw the construction this...

America’s youth no longer politically aware

September 24, 2002

By Afsha Bawany It's not called political activism anymore. It's called American Idolisim. This summer, I heard numerous in-depth conversations, critiques, and up to the minute analysis not about the impending war on Iraq, the "new war" currently being fought in Afghanistan, or the fear of anti-semitism...

Speakers tell frosh the future begins now

September 24, 2002

The speeches delivered to the freshman class on September 17th seemed to foreshadow things to come in Northeastern's future. The Student Government President, Provost, two Presidential Scholars and the President himself addressed the class of '07 at the President's Convocation. As university...

Husky spirit returns

September 24, 2002

Close your eyes and imagine a place where the traditions are rich, where people actually attend sporting events, where the emotions of school spirit are worn on the sleeves of students and not lamented by school officials. Now open your eyes and gasp could it be? Is that Northeastern you see? After...

Prescription Drugs: Use and Abuse

September 24, 2002

By Chirag Rabari An estimated nine million people aged 12 and over used prescription drugs nonmedically in 1999, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. About four million of those could be considered current users, meaning they had used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons within the...

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...

Show some Yankee spirit

September 24, 2002

I am a New Yorker, which makes me by natural law, a New York Yankees fan. When I read Joe Goldberg's typical bitter Yankee-hater rant, I adjusted my Yankee's hat that I was wearing so all Bostonian's could cringe at the blue and white logo. (It is in fact, blue and white, not black and white like he...

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...

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...

Minute…MASHED

September 24, 2002

BROOKLINE - It took two coaches, 16 games, and almost 19 years, but they finally did it. Northeastern's defense allowed a paltry 26 yards on the ground and returned two Jeff Krohn interceptions for touchdowns in the third quarter in a 42-17 defrocking of Bay State nemesis UMASS Amherst (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic...

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...