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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...

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...

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 24, 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...

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...

Column: Low U.S. election turnout rates demand reform

Column: Low U.S. election turnout rates demand reform

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

November 20, 2019

As an American citizen who has lived most of his life abroad, I braced myself for a culture shock when moving back to the United States for college. I thought this shock would materialize in forgetting certain American mannerisms, slang or etiquette. I didn’t realize it would appear in the most bas...

Column: Working for spending money is different than to stay in college

Column: Working for spending money is different than to stay in college

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

November 20, 2019

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 43 percent of undergraduate students are employed and nearly 20 percent of those students work full-time. Given the rising cost of tuition in America, it’s no surprise that many college students work while attending school. However, the motiv...

Column: Long-term economic benefits result from plant-based diets

Column: Long-term economic benefits result from plant-based diets

Adrian Tolstoy, columnist

November 14, 2019

As a student, I always look out for cheap prices when I go grocery shopping. That recently changed when I began buying alternative plant-based meats. Even though my food budget has gone up slightly because I now pay a small premium for my new protein source, the societal impact is absolutely worth the ...