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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

What happened on Boston’s snowless snow day?

What happened on Boston’s snowless snow day?

Jethro R. Lee, data editor February 22, 2024

It seemed everyone got it wrong Feb. 12.  Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a snow emergency in light of predicted severe weather, causing public schools to shut down and city buildings to close....

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A couple sifts through Legos looking for blue pieces. They were committed to making a monochrome project to present at the Big Build.

Couples build upon their relationships at LEGO’s Valentine’s Day Adult Night

Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff February 20, 2024

Boston’s LEGO Discovery Center hosted hundreds of couples Wednesday for Valentine’s Day as they celebrated love through games, food, drinks and, of course, Legos. The 18-and-over event opened its...

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Getting Around Town encapsulates the deep history of Bostons public transit systems. The exhibit was based on Steven Beauchers book Boston in Transit.

‘Getting Around Town’ exhibit shows deep history of Boston transit system

Katarina Schmeiszer, news correspondent February 15, 2024

“Getting Around Town: Four Centuries of Mapping Boston in Transit,” located in the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center in the Boston Public Library, is the first transit map exhibit at the...

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The entrance to Impassioned Destruction at the Old State House. The exhibit commemorated the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

‘Impassioned Destruction’: Exploring vandalism and property destruction as means of protest

Annie Cayer, news correspondent February 15, 2024

Impassioned Destruction, an exhibit at the Old State House, utilizes unconventional art styles and vibrant colors typically not associated with the 18th century to perpetuate the subject of property destruction....

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A bright orange orchid glows against the black backdrop of the building’s walls. The blossoms were spread throughout the Tropical Forest zone, which features a variety of environments built for the different species of animals.

Springtime sentiments bloom at Franklin Park Zoo with orchid exhibit

Quillan Anderson, photo staff February 15, 2024

The Orchid Adventure at Franklin Park Zoo opened Feb. 2, boasting hundreds of flowers spotted around the zoo’s Tropical Forest zone. The lively mix of flora and fauna brightened the overcast winter...

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Milo, a 12-week-old puppy, poses on top of a coffee squeaky toy. Milo served as one of the co-captains of Everett Wag Time.

Park-9 Puppy Bowl brings football fans, puppies together for good cause

Jessica Xing, photo editor February 12, 2024

While every Saturday at Park-9 Dog Bar sees hundreds of four-legged visitors, there were some special guests Feb. 3. In anticipation for the Super Bowl, numerous puppies took part in the bar’s fur-st...

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Jennifer Diaz performs La Malagueña, a mariachi song by Miguel Aceves Mejía. Diaz dedicated the performance to her grandma.

Latin American Song Project challenges the classical music repertoire

Galiah Abbud, news staff February 8, 2024

In the center of a wooden stage decorated by dramatic maroon drapings, Sara Goldstein interrupted audience chatter marked by different Spanish dialects. Goldstein, the interim chair of voice at Boston...

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A  Blackbird Doughnuts employee hands out samples of triple chocolate donut holes. Many visitors were too excited to wait and began trying their treats while they went down the row of businesses.

13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival sweetens Harvard Square visitors’ weekends

Jessica Xing, photo editor January 31, 2024

Hundreds of visitors lined up on Brattle Street Saturday afternoon for the first day of the 13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival. Hosted by the Harvard Square Business Association, the festival...

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Massachusetts minimum wage remains stagnant in 2024, officials and coalition advocate for the future

Massachusetts minimum wage remains stagnant in 2024, officials and coalition advocate for the future

Marta Hill, editor-at-large January 29, 2024

For the first time in five years, Massachusetts’ minimum wage did not rise at the start of the new year. It stayed constant at $15 an hour.  This year marks the end of the gradual increase signed...

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Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. After 24 seasons and six Super Bowl titles, Belichick stepped down as head coach earlier this year. Photo courtesy Alexander Jonesi, flickr.

‘All good things have to come to an end’: Bill Belichick’s departure as Patriots’ head coach sparks mixed emotions among Bostonians

Juliette Piovoso, news staff January 23, 2024

Following a remarkable tenure spanning 24 seasons as the head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick announced Jan. 11 that he will no longer be serving as coach. Belichick’s mark on the...

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Liv Duckworth, dressed as a siren, skates to “MILK OF THE SIREN” by Melanie Martinez, creating a haunting and mysterious character performance. Each participating skater had the creative freedom to choreograph and pick their own characters and songs.

Ice skating pirates enthrall audience at 401 Park ice rink

Margot Murphy, photo staff January 22, 2024

Swashbuckling pirates, enchanting mermaids and adventurous ice skating routines —  featuring famed Olympics silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan —  entertained Bostononians Jan. 14 during the Pirates of...

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Healey greets attendees on the House floor. Healey shared stories about Boston residents who would be helped by accomplishments like the MassReconnect program and the proposed Affordable Homes Act.

State of the Commonwealth: Governor Healey shares priorities for Massachusetts residents

Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor January 18, 2024

Despite the icy roads and below freezing temperatures, the House Chambers at the Massachusetts State House were filled with politicians and residents gathered to hear Governor Maura Healey’s first...

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