The Huntington News

Column: Northeastern, vote yes on ranked choice voting

Question 2, or ranked choice voting, will be on the November Mass. ballot.

Jacob Kemp, columnist

October 14, 2020

From 29 candidates in the Democratic presidential primary to nine primary candidates in our very own Massachusetts 4th Congressional district race, 2020 has been a year of bloated races and overwhelming election cycles. With another presidential election coming up between arguably two less-than-ideal ...

Column: Columbus Day was always racist and must be replaced

This year Northeastern officially replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

October 14, 2020

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships, colonized the Americas and murdered millions of Indigenous people, too. You’ve probably never heard that version of the nursery rhyme in school.  As of 2019, at least five states and several cities now recognize Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Only this year did Northeastern officially announce that the university will acknowledge the holiday as such. It is tim...

Column: Online platforms like Dear PWI help combat racism

Protests in response of police brutality has sparked conversations about racism in education.

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

October 7, 2020

Earlier this summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a white police officer, there was a national reckoning over institutional racism. People were forced to have uncomfortable, yet important, conversations about both their personal racial biases and racial discrimination in U.S. socie...

Column: NUflex isn’t going anywhere, so let’s get it right for the spring semester

Northeastern announces that NUflex will continue next semester.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

September 29, 2020

Like many other students, I was thrilled when Northeastern announced its hybrid model June 5 after several long months in quarantine. I knew this hybrid model would not be the normal college experience, but it would create some semblance of what it used to be.  A month later, I signed a 12-month l...

Column: Stop making martyrs out of police brutality victims and demand justice

Protesters flood the streets of Washington, DC in response police brutality in America.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

September 3, 2020

You should not reach into your car after police officers taser you, but you should not be shot seven times if you do. You should not resist arrest if you are caught using counterfeit money, but you should not be choked to death if you do. We continue to watch the country erupt into chaos in response to...

Column: You listened, we noticed

President Joseph E. Aoun releases a second statement on racism in America.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

June 4, 2020

Hours after I published a column yesterday criticizing President Joseph E. Aoun’s initial statement in response to police brutality in America, he sent a second letter to the Northeastern community. The new statement provided concrete solutions and engagement opportunities for members of the commu...

Column: President Aoun, do better

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun pledged to give part of his salary to COVID-19 research efforts.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

June 3, 2020

On June 1, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun released a statement in response to the rampant racism in our country, but he failed to address the root of the problem. Aoun’s letter was an empty, generic means of performative activism. For an institution that aims to be a “model for what our society can be,” I sinc...

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...