The Huntington News

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 ...

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.

Column: There’s more to the wall battle than politics

Column: There’s more to the wall battle than politics

Matt Hersey, columnist

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We don’t need a wall. We don’t need Americans rationing insulin or money for food. We certainly don’t need elderly elite politicians making decisions that will handicap our empathy tomorrow. This humanitarian issue deserves a humanitarian response, not a cold, rigid steel wall.

Column: Black History Month celebrates American greatness

Column: Black History Month celebrates American greatness

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our history is dark, but we have always paved a path for the success of future generations. So, this month, The News will dedicate a column each week to this celebration — a small gesture to a community ingrained in the foundation of this country and essential to that American greatness we all applaud today.

Column: Where does the Pledge of Allegiance belong?

Column: Where does the Pledge of Allegiance belong?

Miska Salemann, guest columnist

February 2, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is something bewildering about expecting students to say an oath in a seemingly “free” country, especially in one built by dissidents. Yet, in the United States, we do.

Column: You keep Macbeth, I’ll take Beloved

Column: You keep Macbeth, I’ll take Beloved

Riley Robinson, columnist

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a world of art which multiplies and time that only seems to shrink, I’m ready to burn the traditional parameters of “well-read.”

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

History will remember the United States characterized immigrants as criminals and attacked unarmed men, women and children looking for the American dream that brought the founding ancestors of this country here so long ago.

Column: U.S. must confront racist speech in politics

Column: U.S. must confront racist speech in politics

Melissa Wells, columnist

November 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This isn’t about political correctness, it is the use of coded racist language normalized in our politics and in the media. Where is the accountability?