The Huntington News

Op-Ed: AICUM, It’s Time To Choose a Side

Op-Ed: AICUM, It’s Time To Choose a Side

Lauren Rothschild, Sara Flynn, and Lorena Leza

May 22, 2020

Massachusetts is world-renowned for its leadership in higher education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students attend its academic institutions to pursue their studies, explore research opportunities, create change and benefit from the state's exceptional educational experiences. Each year, however,...

Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Katie McCreedy, contributor

March 13, 2020

In a whirlwind few days, Northeastern and many other colleges across the country moved to remote, online learning in the wake of the growing COVID-19 outbreak. While universities like Harvard and Tufts forced students to leave campus, Northeastern took a more flexible approach, leaving students to d...

Column: Consent matters, even if you’re a doctor

Column: Consent matters, even if you’re a doctor

Maya Homan, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the New York Times published an article from researcher Emma Goldberg, who had uncovered a startling medical practice: Doctors in certain hospitals across the U.S. routinely perform pelvic exams on women who are undergoing surgery without any medical necessity and without asking f...

Column: Don’t judge the economy by Trump’s Tweets

Column: Don’t judge the economy by Trump’s Tweets

Adrian Tolstoy, columnist

February 27, 2020

You have most likely heard President Donald Trump bragging about how well the economy has been doing under his leadership. Only recently Trump tweeted, “BEST USA ECONOMY IN HISTORY!” And sure, there has been a steady stock market rise, with constant record-breaking performances. It is fair to say that if ...

Column: Despite historic ‘Parasite’ Oscar win, the Academy remains biased against foreign films

Column: Despite historic ‘Parasite’ Oscar win, the Academy remains biased against foreign films

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

February 25, 2020

Bong Joon Ho’s cinematic masterpiece “Parasite” won Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 10, which marks the first movie not in the English language to win the coveted award. The film follows a poor family that plots to become employed by a wealthy family by posing as unrelate...

Op-Ed: TMZ exploits celebrities in its news coverage

Op-Ed: TMZ exploits celebrities in its news coverage

Elena Plumb, contributor

February 13, 2020

Celebrities understand their public role and the extent to which the media can comment on their personal lives. They grow accustomed to the bright flashes of paparazzi cameras, the barrages of fans outside their apartments and their names in headlines whenever they do something as insignificant as c...

Op-Ed: Unpaid co-ops available on NUCareers cause internal conflicts

Op-Ed: Unpaid co-ops available on NUCareers cause internal conflicts

Riana Buchman, contributor

February 13, 2020

I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to pursue writing as a career. Since I was about 8 years old, it’s one of the things I can remember being good at and excited about. However, I feel like it’s a running joke among journalists and authors that unless someone is highly skilled or successful...

Column: Trump’s immigrant wealth test will harm US economy

Column: Trump’s immigrant wealth test will harm US economy

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

February 12, 2020

On Jan. 27, while the nation was distracted by the debacle of President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to impose stricter, more draconian restrictions on immigrants looking to become permanent residents.  The “public charge” immigration provisio...

Op-ed: Do not let coronavirus misinformation lead you to xenophobia

Op-ed: Do not let coronavirus misinformation lead you to xenophobia

Katie McCreedy, contributor

February 10, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Boston Public Health Commission confirmed that a University of Massachusetts Boston student tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This is now the eighth case in the U.S. The student sought medical care upon returning to Boston from Wuhan, China last week and is currentl...

Op-Ed: Exchange Students Can Be More Integrated Into Campus

Op-Ed: Exchange Students Can Be More Integrated Into Campus

Yuki Takahashi, contributor

January 31, 2020

NU promotes its global campus as one of its strengths. It provides numerous study abroad programs, such as N.U.in, and satellite campuses in Seattle, Toronto, London and San Francisco. In addition to having a high proportion of international students, NU hosts over 100 exchange students enhancing campus diversity.  However, as a current exchange studen...

Column: World War III memes dismiss the severity of war

Column: World War III memes dismiss the severity of war

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

January 31, 2020

In the early hours of the morning Jan. 3, an American drone strike killed Qassim Suleimani, a prominent Iranian military general. Suleimani was head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Forces, a military unit that oversees Iran’s foreign operations. He was widely seen as one of the most powerful figure...

Column: Deportation of NU Student Undermines American Integrity

Column: Deportation of NU Student Undermines American Integrity

Maya Homan, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2020

On Sunday, Jan. 19, Northeastern economics student Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston to begin his spring semester. He was greeted instead by agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, who detained him overnight and questioned him, despite the fact that he had obtained a valid F1 student visa prior to arriving in the United States. His lawy...