The Huntington News

Op-ed: ResMail has not delivered on its promises

ResMail was temporarily relocated to Matthews Arena.

Ethan Wayne, contributor

September 28, 2020

While Northeastern has committed to reopening our campus in an efficient and safe manner,  not all of its plans were flawlessly executed. ResMail specifically falls in this category.  Ten thousand students moved onto campus in the span of less than two weeks and were only allowed to bring what could...

Op-ed: We need to talk about Marty Walsh’s mayoral misfire

Op-ed: We need to talk about Marty Walsh’s mayoral misfire

Jacob Kemp, contributor

September 26, 2020

Last week, Bostonians were hit with exciting, albeit unsurprising news: Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, the first Asian American woman to serve on the council, is running for mayor. She’s also the youngest current member of the council and made history in 2016 after becoming the council’s first f...

Op-ed: Your donation isn’t helping as much as you think it is

Some argue that social justice advocacy goes beyond writing a check.

Taylor Hsu, contributor

September 23, 2020

Do you remember the last charitable donation you made?  Like many others, it may have been to a Black Lives Matter foundation or to George Floyd’s family following his death at the hands of the police. Many Americans were moved by recent incidents of police brutality and offered donations to fight for rac...

Op-ed: Northeastern needs to make All Gender Housing more accessible

Melvin Hall is a traditional  Northeastern residence hall located on Huntington Avenue.

Andrew Lopreiato, contributor

September 21, 2020

For my friends and me, housing selection last year involved countless late-night phone calls, emergency meetings and detailed plans drawn out on whiteboards in the Melvin Hall basement. All we really wanted was to all be in the same building, but alas, Northeastern housing selection requires complicated ...

Op-ed: If we don’t vote, Trump’s daydreaming will keep hurting us

Some college students are supporting Biden's campaign for presidency because of his proposed policies.

Jonas D. Ruzek, contributor

September 19, 2020

Unfortunately for the American public, it is one of the worst periods in U.S. history for the White House to indulge in general dishonesty and delusion. Given the over 190,000 confirmed deaths of Americans due to COVID-19, a deafening economic plummet and the continuing debate about systemic racis...

Op-ed: The hypocrisy of “Protecting the Pack”

Op-ed: The hypocrisy of “Protecting the Pack”

George LaBour, contributor

September 10, 2020

Content warning: discussion of suicidal thoughts Editor’s note: The Huntington News wants students to know Northeastern University and elsewhere provide mental health resources for students. WeCare: [email protected], 617-373-7591, 226 Curry  University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS): [email protected]

Op-ed: America’s supposed commitment to nonviolence rings hollow

On June 1, protestors demanded justice outside of the White House.

Noah Colbert, contributor

September 8, 2020

“Congratulations, you just solved racism.” Sardonic comments in this vein abounded on social media Aug. 26 when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to participate in that night’s playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The boycott, soon followed by the rest of the NBA, came in response to the outcry ov...

Op-ed: The model minority myth is detrimental and must be dismantled

An NU student reflects on the harmful impacts of the model minority myth.

Taylor Hsu, contributor

September 6, 2020

Do you believe in your identity? Growing up, I joked about myself by perpetuating the stereotypes I had become so accustomed to hearing. Other Asian Americans around me made similar jokes, all at our own expense and to deal with the low-level racism we faced. Joking about it became a way to cope wi...

Column: Stop making martyrs out of police brutality victims and demand justice

Protesters flood the streets of Washington, DC in response police brutality in America.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

September 3, 2020

You should not reach into your car after police officers taser you, but you should not be shot seven times if you do. You should not resist arrest if you are caught using counterfeit money, but you should not be choked to death if you do. We continue to watch the country erupt into chaos in response to...

Op-ed: Fulfilling Lincoln’s broken promises to Black America in the spirit of Dr. King, 57 years later

Thousands congregated to commemorate the 57th anniversary of MLK's March on Washington.

Sari Finn, contributor

September 1, 2020

Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic. But when your people are disproportionately dying because of deep inequities within a system that has existed for the past 400 plus years, we have no choice but to gather in solidarity to demand justice.  On Aug. 28, thousands congregated for the The March o...

Op-ed: Who is responsible for a COVID-19 outbreak at Northeastern?

Northeastern and the surrounding community voice their concerns surrounding reopening campus.

Cara Marta Messina, contributor

August 30, 2020

In late August, a student-run Northeastern class of 2024 Instagram account posted a story poll asking students if they intend to party, promising anonymity. The owner of the Instagram account then forwarded the usernames to Northeastern administration. While not the purpose of this op-ed, the choice ...

Op-ed: Voting by mail is the solution

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some believe mail-in ballots will help avoid spikes and increase voter turnout.

Noah Colbert, contributor

August 27, 2020

It’s no secret: The United States has a serious problem with voter turnout. About 56 percent of voting-age citizens cast a ballot in 2016. We trail far behind the rest of the developed world in this regard, even though 70 percent of Americans believe high voter turnout in presidential elections is important....