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Athletes in the 2020 Olympics tackled double standards in sports.

Column: Double standards in sports are sexist and unhealthy

Madison Boudreau Popovic, opinion editor September 1, 2021
The one thing I noticed from my time as an athlete was the deliberate and obvious double standards in sports: how people put unfair expectations on females that are never applied to males and how the sports industry tends to prioritize physical health over mental health. 
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was accused of sexual assault and harassment.

Column: The degrading sexual harassment epidemic in politics and the workplace

Alyssa Endres, columnist August 27, 2021
Bringing about more awareness and getting more serious about investigating allegations can help to end the stigma surrounding sexual assault.
Boston needs to implement a vaccine passport to increase the citys vaccination rates and protect its residents.

Column: Acting Mayor Kim Janey must reverse course and implement a vaccine passport

Poon Singhatiraj, deputy opinion editor August 26, 2021
The Delta variant continues to surge across the United States — and Boston may not be as immune as one might expect.
Housing selection for fall 2021 has begun.

Column: Northeastern University must stop holding students hostage financially

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist April 14, 2021

Moving into college is always hard because of all the preparation. But even once you get settled, one of the most stressful parts of college living is selecting future residences. Housing selection draws...

Northeastern must become a national leader in campus sustainability.

Column: The NU community should adopt the Sunrise Northeastern Green New Deal

Maeve Singer, columnist April 14, 2021

You may have heard about the Sunrise Movement, a progressive youth movement made up of students, faculty and community organizations. The movement spread across U.S. college campuses to make climate change...

Concerns about false sexual assault allegations should not silence everyones story.

Column: We must listen to all victims of sexual assault

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist March 31, 2021

Content warning: discussion of sexual assault Editor’s note: The Huntington News wants students to know Northeastern University and elsewhere provide sexual assault resources for students. WeCare:...

Protests erupt in major cities in response to anti-Asian racism.

Column: Addressing anti-Asian hate: We can all do better.

Mia Merchant, columnist March 31, 2021

It’s been two weeks since the killings of six Asian women in Atlanta. While there has been a push to address and end the violence, especially from organizations that exist to combat anti-Asian hate,...

We should not judge people and things from a binary perspective.

Column: Acknowledging the good and bad in everything

Mia Merchant, columnist March 18, 2021

Humans are hard-wired for dichotomous thinking, or thinking about things in terms of binary opposites without acknowledging everything in between. Good and bad, black and white, us and other — I could...

Column: Overpopulation should not be a controversial topic or just a women’s issue

Column: Overpopulation should not be a controversial topic or just a women’s issue

Maeve Singer, columnist March 17, 2021

In the late 1960s, Paul Ehrich published “The Population Bomb,” which warned people of the detrimental effects of overpopulation, including mass starvation, political unrest and environmental deterioration....

Many people use social media apps in fear of missing out, or FOMO.

Column: A classic case of bandwagonism

Mia Merchant, columnist March 11, 2021

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told that not using social media is so rare. I wouldn’t consider it a huge deal, but every now and then I’ll hear something about social media that makes...

A study from the University of Newcastle in Australia found that most people consume upwards of 5 grams of microplastic a week.

Op-ed: We must take microplastics more seriously

Maeve Singer, columnist March 7, 2021

A study from the University of Newcastle in Australia conducted an experiment to see how much plastic, in the form of microplastics, people consume in their food. They found that most people consume upwards...

President Joe Biden passed 29 executive orders so far during his term.

Column: President Joe Biden is not a president for all; he is a dictator for all

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist March 4, 2021

Toward the end of January, Donald J. Trump’s term came to a close as President Joe Biden officially took on his first term in office. Within a few days of his presidency, Biden insisted on not just passing...

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