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Column: Hardworking students are true victims of admissions scandal

Column: Hardworking students are true victims of admissions scandal

Brittany Mendez, columnist

March 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the list of people involved in the college admissions bribery scandal was released, the first thing I did was check to see if I knew someone on it. I attended an elite, private K-12 school in Washington, D.C., not because my parents paid for me to get there, but because I worked hard. In fact, my ...

Column: O’Rourke may not win, but he’ll show us where politics stands

Column: O’Rourke may not win, but he’ll show us where politics stands

Matt Hersey, columnist

March 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Thursday, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election, standing on countertops and chairs all along the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa. While O’Rourke already had to address his complex past — like recent findings of past involvement in a ...

Column: Black history is everyone’s history

Column: Black history is everyone’s history

Brittany Mendez, news staff

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At Northeastern, 6 percent of students are African American, 8 percent are Hispanic, 16 percent are Asian American and 1 percent is Native American. What do all of these groups have in common besides being minorities here? They all have heritage months. Why? American history is notorious for neglecting the history, life ...

Op-ed: Is starving our teenagers the new fast track to health?

Op-ed: Is starving our teenagers the new fast track to health?

Kristen Kilgallen

February 27, 2019


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Although being overweight is a characteristic, not a behavior, overweight individuals are often perceived as if they have done something wrong simply for existing. Health care providers and researchers continue to blame patients for their weight, forcing internalized societal beliefs concerning the “correct” weight u...

Release: The Huntington News is debt-free

Release: The Huntington News is debt-free

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The paper is committed to continuing to pursue its mission of serving the community with original, impactful reporting and creating an environment in which student journalists can learn from each other.

Column: Media diversity left behind in Trump era

Column: Media diversity left behind in Trump era

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

American news media does not reflect the diversity of the nation, and it struggles to reverse the historical erasure of a wide range of voices.

Column: Black history isn’t ancient history

Column: Black history isn’t ancient history

Brittany Mendez, news staff

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although Black History Month has existed for most of our lifetimes, that is not the case for many of our living relatives. It is not only important to remember, it is important to commemorate because it is history still in the making.

Column: Homelessness is a circumstance, not a trait

Column: Homelessness is a circumstance, not a trait

Matt Hersey, columnist

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Wandering home, padding through snow back to a warm room is a privilege we should all experience. Yet, throughout Boston, forgotten residents fell asleep cold and wet.

Op-ed: Can any film topple “Roma” for Best Picture?

Op-ed: Can any film topple “Roma” for Best Picture?

Lal Birali

February 20, 2019


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

The Oscars are predictably unpredictable. But since I am a betting man, I believe the Academy will go with “Roma” for the final award of Best Picture.

Cartoon: Valentine’s Day

Cartoon: Valentine’s Day

February 20, 2019


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Op-ed: Trump’s SOTU speech was predictably problematic

Op-ed: Trump’s SOTU speech was predictably problematic

Deanna Schwartz, news staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

The State of the Union was nothing out of the ordinary for Donald Trump. When Trump wasn’t directly lying, he was misleading the American public by spinning facts to fit his narrative that he has “made America great again."

Op-ed: Swipe2Care is good, but not a long-term solution

Op-ed: Swipe2Care is good, but not a long-term solution

Lukas Illion

February 12, 2019


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Swipe2Care allows students to donate unused meal swipes to those who may not be able to afford enough. It does not bother me that the university is utilizing its dining halls to yield a profit. It bothers me that the administration is using Swipe2Care to make the dining halls seem more affordable.