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Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

November 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, opinions editor When history looks back on Nov. 25, nobody will remember why the United States justified an attack on unarmed civilians. It will remember Maria Lila Meza Castro dragging her twin daughters away from tear gas, one barefoot, the other tripping over her mother’s dirt-covered shoes. The girls have nothing but t-shirts and diapers to cover...

Column: US must confront racist speech in politics

Column: US must confront racist speech in politics

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Right after the primary in Florida, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis appeared on FOX News to warn voters of his opponent, Democratic candidate and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum. "The last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the ...

Column: How did we get here?

Column: How did we get here?

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

America is under attack, and this time we’ve done it to ourselves. It’s no wonder voters are anxious as midterm elections approach—days like Oct. 27 don’t happen out of the blue. Words matter because they inspire action. We can no longer ask how we got here. Instead, we must ask how we ensure ...

Column: We will not “whiten up”

Column: We will not “whiten up”

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Though Northeastern boasts diversity, Black students struggle to navigate the harsh reality of existing in predominantly and/or presumed white spaces. Black students must be mindful of this through the application process and after acceptance. This “harsh reality” is implemented by universities...

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Column: We need to vote for our lives

October 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I forgot Oct. 1 marked the anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in Las Vegas. It is easy to lose track, with the staggering frequency of gun violence tragedies. Perhaps the real tragedy is not the America we live in, but how we must adapt to incompetent gun control laws as a nation. O...

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, columnist In a letter sent out by the Office of the President summarizing convocation, one line stood out: “... Learning is a reciprocal act …We acquire important lessons when we converse, question and collaborate with people from across our diverse community.” America is known to cloa...

Column: Exercise your right to vote absentee

Column: Exercise your right to vote absentee

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2018 midterm elections will take place Nov. 6. While years featuring presidential elections get the most media attention, midterm elections also warrant our notice. This year’s election takes place in the middle of President Donald J. Trump’s term, and all 435 seats in the House of Rep...

Column: Donde esta Senator Kaine?

Column: Donde esta Senator Kaine?

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Daniel Carr, guest columnist We lost many things in 2016. Celebrities from Muhammad Ali to Zsa Zsa Gabor passed away. “American Idol” ended. We learned who the most punchable Brits were when they decided to jeopardize the European Union via Brexit. The United States lost its sanity when it ...

Column: We actually need to talk about diversity

Column: We actually need to talk about diversity

April 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

And that starts with recognizing that Northeastern is not a leader in diversity and inclusion with regard to students of color, queer students, disabled students and students with physical or mental health concerns, who are constantly made uncomfortable by faculty and staff who simply don’t know better. In...

Column: NU needs to expand beyond Boston

Column: NU needs to expand beyond Boston

April 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Boston has the most colleges located within the city or immediate surrounding area of any city in the country. These schools include Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts, Emerson, Simmons, Wellesley, Brandeis, Suffolk, University of Massachusetts Boston and, of course, Northeastern....

Column: ‘Diversity in leadership’ needs to be more nuanced

Column: ‘Diversity in leadership’ needs to be more nuanced

March 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the student body elected President Suchira Sharma and Executive Vice President Paulina Ruiz, it was historic. Both Sharma and Ruiz are women of color, and their election broke Northeastern’s “glass ceiling.” It’d be easy to say the election of Nathan Hostert and Dylan Balcom, two white...

Column: Where is your personal data going?

Column: Where is your personal data going?

March 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since I made my first email account, I have routinely clicked “accept” to online terms and conditions without fully reading them first. While many people do this without question, the Facebook data leak forces us to reconsider how websites and online programs are using our personal data. Ca...

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