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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

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Members of the Disco Infernals and the Nutcrackers link shoulders for a joint-team photo after their game. The final score ended at 182-146, but from their faces, there was no way to guess who won from who didn’t.

Padawans of all pronouns welcomed at Star Wars roller derby event

Aiden Stein, news staff May 18, 2024

Not so long ago, in a roller rink not so far away, Star Wars fans and members of the Boston Roller Derby joined forces for spirited competition. On May 4th, a day when Star Wars fans around the world proclaim “May the fourth be with you,” the Everett Allied Veterans Memorial...

The Duckling Day mascot and Friends of the Public Garden hosts lead parade participants through Boston Common while holding a Duckling Day banner. Spectators smiled and took photographs, commenting on the adorable duckling costumes.

Duckling Day brings families together, celebrates Mother’s Day with feathered fun

Jessica Xing, photo editor May 15, 2024

Thousands of mothers and children dressed as ducks gathered on Boston Common May 12 for Duckling Day, an annual tradition hosted by Friends of the Public Garden each Mother’s Day. A tribute to the 1941 children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey, the...

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. Bill H.4241 was introduced during this years state legislative session.

State legislature to consider bill protecting victims of revenge porn

Alyssa Enright, news correspondent May 4, 2024

Massachusetts is currently one of two states without any protections for survivors of image-based sexual assault, otherwise known as revenge porn. This means that victims in Massachusetts cannot charge their abusers with nonconsensually distributing sexual content.  If Bill...

Attendees cheer on friends as they compete in simulated races. The simulator steering wheels had a brake and throttle button for those who were unable to access the pedals.

Seaport holds VIP launch party to celebrate first F1 Arcade in U.S.

Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff April 30, 2024

The F1 Arcade in Seaport hosted a VIP launch party April 18 to celebrate its April 22 grand opening. Inspired by Formula 1, or F1, attendees competed in races using state-of-the-art racing simulators and enjoyed a variety of food and drinks. Outside the arcade, attendees received...

Asha Janay poses for a headshot at Nubian Market in Roxbury. Nubian Market hosted office hours April 19 for the public to communicate their issues to Janay.

Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Roxbury liaison Asha Janay

Gitana Savage, deputy city editor April 20, 2024

In September 2023, Asha Janay took on the role of Roxbury liaison in the Department of Neighborhood Services. In the brief time Janay has been liaison, she has been hard at work helping Roxbury thrive by connecting with residents and sharing city resources. As a Roxbury native...

A sign welcoming visitors to Mission Hill. Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy was chosen to be a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022 for the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore.

Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway-Kenmore liaison Margaret Van Scoy

Xavier Alvarez, news correspondent April 20, 2024

Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy became a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022. In this role, she serves as the connection between the city government and four neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore. While these historic...

Participants of the Death Cafe have an open discussion about death. Topics covered included funerals, near-death experiences and aging.

Coffins and cake: a look inside a Boston death cafe

Sencha Kreymerman, news staff April 16, 2024

On a recent evening, in a small room in the back of a Somerville community center with the inviting aroma of tea and cake wafting in from the adjoining kitchen, 14 strangers sat around a table excited to discuss a typically-taboo topic: death. The April 3 event, aptly called...

Sean O’Reilly smiles and outstretches his arms while running the marathon. O’Reilly had a finish time of 2:28:21.

Sole stories: 22 moments from the Boston Marathon

This Marathon Monday, Boston welcomed thousands of participants and spectators for the 128th Boston Marathon. Participants battled the heat and the course, but received support from family, friends, strangers and volunteers throughout the 26.2 miles. Below are 22 images that...

Johnboy Smith races past cheering spectators. Athletes with disabilities competed in the
 para athletics divisions during the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon paves path for accessibility for para athletes

Alexis Algazy and Amelia Ballingall April 15, 2024

Every year on Patriot’s Day, athletes from around the globe flock to Boston to compete in the storied Boston Marathon, one of the world’s best-known races and a competition thousands of competitors look forward to annually. Among those 30,000 hopeful individuals are a number...

Maggie Heaney holds a radio as runners in the Boston Marathon pass by. The radio allowed Heaney to communicate across 23 channels with repeaters all over Boston.

Going the extra mile: the radio operators who connect all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff April 15, 2024

Early in the morning April 15, thousands of volunteers and athletes began to check-in and start the race that constitutes one of the biggest days in sports: the Boston Marathon. Among them were a cadre of unseen — but vital — amateur radio operators who kept a constant loop...

Fajardo balances Ramirez as part of the head-to-head act. He then sat on the ground while still balancing her on top of his head.

Spectacular acts unveiled: Ringling Bros. circus returns to Boston

Brian Daniels, photo staff April 8, 2024

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returned to Boston for a limited time at Agganis Arena from March 28 to April 7. Known as “The Greatest Show On Earth,” the Ringling Bros. circus dates back almost 150 years and has been performing in the New England area since 1895....

Phi Long Phan (left) and Linh Phan (right) stand in front of The Green Haus. The cafe fully opened in February.

Family-run community-centered cafe brings greenery, love, Vietnamese coffee to Mission Hill

Ali Caudle, news staff April 4, 2024

Lush plants and succulents abound in a new cafe on Tremont Street. Owned and run by an immigrant family from Vietnam, The Green Haus offers a menu of small breakfast and lunch plates, an array of richly decorated pastries and a variety of coffee and tea.  The Green Haus is...