The Huntington News

Op-ed: NUPD’s active shooter response was not “timely”

Op-ed: NUPD’s active shooter response was not “timely”

Ilana Gersten, contributor

November 8, 2019

Safety at Ruggles is a cause for concern for many students, but those fears were validated Oct. 31 when a shot was fired at 3:15 p.m. in Ruggles. Northeastern students did not find out about the shooting until a mass email with the subject line “Timely Warning- Shooting in Ruggles MBTA Station” was sent out at 4:3...

Op-ed: Mental health should not be foreign to international students

Op-ed: Mental health should not be foreign to international students

Mohammad Lootah, contributor

October 31, 2019

I was struck in the midst of a conversation I had with a friend about mental health when he chuckled and said, “You know, if we talk about being depressed or having a mental illness back home with the guys, they would laugh, think that we are joking, and tell us to man up, and that’s it.” The poi...

Op-ed: Disparities between humanities and STEM co-op pay creates misconceptions

Op-ed: Disparities between humanities and STEM co-op pay creates misconceptions

Marie Senescall, contributor

October 30, 2019

Between college majors in the humanities and science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields, conventional beliefs argue that the latter is a far more profitable four-year investment. Although the knowledge that an engineer makes more money than a journalist is long-standing and rings true...

Coloumn: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Coloumn: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

October 30, 2019

I, an Asian-American, often grapple with the concept of cultural appropriation. The term, defined in the broadest terms as the “adoption of cultural elements by people not in that culture,” has come into the forefront of Western consciousness in recent years. Many argue that cultural appropriation...

Op-ed: Studying abroad at NU is financially accessible

Op-ed: Studying abroad at NU is financially accessible

Mihiro Shimano, contributor

October 30, 2019

Northeastern heavily advertises study abroad programs and other global experiences to its students, especially first-years. Global experiences are one area Northeastern allocates many resources into promoting in an effort to distinguish itself from other universities. The university offers several study abroad prog...

Op-ed: Alleviating boundaries to higher education

Op-ed: Alleviating boundaries to higher education

Adrian Tolstoy, contributor

October 30, 2019

The so-called “land of opportunity” lacks accessible higher education, especially compared to many other developed nations. The United States is undergoing a student debt crisis, with student debt nearly doubling over this past decade. Considering college tuition has increased eight times faster than wages ...

Op-ed: Northeastern needs to address its holiday hangover

Op-ed: Northeastern needs to address its holiday hangover

Cameron Barnett, contributor

October 30, 2019

For some college students, the holidays are anything but a vacation. Winter break, as well as the shorter Thanksgiving vacation, means watching other students return to their homes and families while those with fewer financial resources are left with nothing but the cold Boston air to demonstrate their...

Op-ed: Mandatory attendance takes away students’ autonomy

Op-ed: Mandatory attendance takes away students’ autonomy

Emma Plante, contributor

October 23, 2019

“Attendance is mandatory and will be factored into your grade,” says nearly every professor during the first week of classes. Most courses begin the same way: you walk into the first meeting of the semester, a stack of syllabi is passed around the room and the professor outlines policies and expectati...

Op-ed: Affirmative action grants opportunity to marginalized applicants

Op-ed: Affirmative action grants opportunity to marginalized applicants

Yuki Takahashi, contributor

October 21, 2019

On Oct. 1, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs presided over the highly publicized case brought by a group of Asian-American applicants, or Students for Fair Admissions, against Harvard University. The group claimed Harvard’s race-aware admission process discriminated against Asian-American applicants. The case garnered significant public attention, as it once again ques...

Op-ed: Greek life fees exclude low-income students

Op-ed: Greek life fees exclude low-income students

Sarah Olender, contributor

October 21, 2019

College students already dish out tons of money each semester, whether for tuition, housing or books, but some choose to spend even more to participate in Greek life. But the cost of joining a Greek organization can be a burden to some, as the prices are so high they exclude lower-income students, even at ...

Column: NYC ban on “Illegal Alien” sets a double standard

Column: NYC ban on “Illegal Alien” sets a double standard

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

October 9, 2019

As of last month, it is a crime in New York City to use the term “illegal alien” in a discriminatory manner or threaten to call immigration officials on someone based on their actual or perceived immigration status. However, no legal consequences have ever existed to deter people from using more severe deroga...

Op-ed: To cultivate diversity in journalism, pay interns a living wage

Op-ed: To cultivate diversity in journalism, pay interns a living wage

Maya Homan, contributor

October 9, 2019

Every fall, news organizations large and small open applications for summer internships. The programs are, for the most part, relatively similar. They want students who are inquisitive, creative, gritty and good under pressure. However, despite the fact that applications are open to all students, the t...