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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 12, 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...

Column: Look at Sweden’s reality, not Bernie Sanders’ version

Column: Look at Sweden’s reality, not Bernie Sanders’ version

Adrian Tolstoy, columnist

January 23, 2020

You have most likely heard that the United States has a presidential election coming up this year. One of the most enthusiastic front-runners for the Democratic Party is Bernie Sanders. His political platform promises solutions to complex societal problems, and many of these proposals involve expandi...

Column: Northeastern must invest in its students’ health

Column: Northeastern must invest in its students’ health

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

January 23, 2020

When a Northeastern student gets sick, it’s likely that one of the first things they will do is visit University Health and Counseling Services, or UHCS. That’s exactly what two of my friends did during one of the cold/flu outbreaks last October. First-years Elena Plumb and Madison Xagoraris bot...

Op-Ed: American high schools and colleges should integrate life skills education into curricula

Op-Ed: American high schools and colleges should integrate life skills education into curricula

Elena Plumb, contributor

December 16, 2019

“When will I use this information?” is a question oft-uttered by the typical high school or college student in the United States. One can spend countless hours memorizing the battles of the Revolutionary War or the functions of cell parts, but unless they become a history professor or a doctor, ...

Column: America should restructure its capitalism, not change it

Column: America should restructure its capitalism, not change it

Adrian Tolstoy, columnist

December 4, 2019

Many Americans feel as if the system is rigged against them. In fact, only 17 percent of the population trusts the U.S. government. What might be the reason for this distrust? Partially the unreasonably staggering inequality: while some people within one corporation struggle to make ends meet, people wor...

Op-ed: Mary Cain fights female abuse in sports with the help of young consumers

Op-ed: Mary Cain fights female abuse in sports with the help of young consumers

Marie Senescall, contributor

December 4, 2019

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, professional distance runner Mary Cain accused her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and the Nike Oregon Project of subjecting her to emotional and physical abuse. These allegations led to an outcry against Nike for perpetuating a system that damages women’s h...