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Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

April 17, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news staff More than 50 runners from across Massachusetts gathered at the Prudential Center on Friday for a race. Their opponent? The Green Line. People of all ages and athletic capabilities suited up and ran the three-mile route up Beacon Street for Boston’s annual Beat the ...

Rachael Denhollander speaks at Harvard University

Rachael Denhollander speaks at Harvard University

April 9, 2018


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By Ava Sasani, news staff TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains material which may be upsetting or harmful to survivors of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Nearly eight years before Rachael Denhollander met Larry Nassar, she said she was sexually abused by an adult member of her family’s...

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

April 4, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, news staff Conversations ranged from Northeastern’s role in gentrifying nearby neighborhoods to Boston’s history of housing displacement at the Northeastern Housing Justice Coalition campaign kickoff meeting March 26 at Dockser Hall. Prasanna Rajasekaran, a fifth-year economics major ...

Galvin announces support for automatic voter registration

Galvin announces support for automatic voter registration

April 4, 2018


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By Mridhu Khanna, news correspondent Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin announced his support for a state-wide automatic voter registration bill at a press conference March 22. The bill, H.4320, would the bill would allow eligible voters to be registered to vote through their inter...

Mass. gun laws criticized following Parkland shooting

Mass. gun laws criticized following Parkland shooting

April 4, 2018


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By Ellie MacLean, news correspondent Both federal and state gun control laws are being scrutinized as a result of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead Feb. 14. Several states are considering stricter gun control laws, including Massachusetts, the state that currently holds the country’s l...

Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

Katie McCreedy

April 4, 2018


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Beca Muñoz stood close to her sister, Leonor, as they faced the sea of protesters packed on Boston Common. The Muñoz sisters never imagined that they would become a vocal part of a national movement for gun control. “We want to tell you about February 14, 2018,” they said as they first address...

Justice Breyer brings his pragmatism to Boston

Justice Breyer brings his pragmatism to Boston

April 3, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news staff Since his appointment in 1994, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has made a name for himself as a pragmatist. This means that in contrast to some of his fellow justices, Breyer is known to take the context of his court’s rulings into account when making a dec...

Educators protest deportations at City Hall Plaza

Educators protest deportations at City Hall Plaza

March 28, 2018


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By Ava Sasani, news staff Ana, a custodian at Harvard University and mother to a teenager in Boston Public Schools, has 16 months left in the United States. After September 2019, Ana and approximately 200,000 other Salvadorians will lose the documentation that has allowed them to live and work in t...

High times at Hynes: convention showcases cannabis industry

High times at Hynes: convention showcases cannabis industry

March 28, 2018


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By Marisa Goolgasian, news correspondent A crowd of more than 6,000 gathered at Hynes Convention Center this weekend for the fourth annual New England Cannabis Convention. The conference was held by the New England Cannabis Network, or NECANN, an organization created in 2014 to address the lack of es...

Boston hosts 25th Cognitive Neuroscience Convention

Boston hosts 25th Cognitive Neuroscience Convention

March 27, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news staff The Cognitive Neuroscience Society held its annual four-day meeting at the Boston Sheraton last weekend, attracting hundreds of researchers from around the world to share their latest findings in the field. At the start of each day from Saturday to Tuesday, the Sheraton’s exh...

Northeastern students prefer to stay in Boston for co-op

Northeastern students prefer to stay in Boston for co-op

March 25, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news staff A majority of Northeastern students choose to stay in Boston during co-op, according to the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Development. For some, it helps with housing. For others, Boston is where they want to be. Northeastern’s connections to the city are expans...

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy

March 24, 2018


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Students, teachers, parents and other concerned citizens gathered in the thousands on Boston Common Saturday to protest gun violence and call for new gun restrictions nationwide. Protesters convened early Saturday morning at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in Roxbury, then marched togethe...

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