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Column: SGA elections depend more on personality

Column: SGA elections depend more on personality

March 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last year, student body elections were defined by huge gaps in each slate’s platform. The ReNUal team didn’t mention Title IX, even though the Sexual Assault Response Coalition is perhaps the student group most engaged with the Student Government Association, and Suchira + Paulina received two de...

Column: #NeverAgain offers first real hope of gun reform

Column: #NeverAgain offers first real hope of gun reform

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Ryan Wallis, guest columnist The Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, marks the fifth school shooting of 2018 resulting in an injury and the third involving deaths. Fourteen students and three adults were murdered in the attack, marking the deadlie...

Column: Student activism should be encouraged

Column: Student activism should be encouraged

February 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Maria Lovato, editorial columnist In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, the impacted students became more than just victims; they became activists. The students from Douglas organized the March for Our Lives, a rally taking place March 24, and took to Twi...

Column: Campus activism excludes anonymous students

Column: Campus activism excludes anonymous students

February 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Jasmine Heyward, editorial columnist At Northeastern, campus advocacy groups exist around essentially every issue. From mental health to environmental sustainability to drug policy, students have many opportunities to find communities working for the same causes. The groups that have bee...

Column: SGA referenda burst NU ‘liberal bubble’

Column: SGA referenda burst NU ‘liberal bubble’

February 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Jasmine Heyward, editorial columnist “Should Northeastern publicly request that the Massachusetts state government change their laws to allow open carry of firearms on college campuses?” This is one of 22 referenda questions submitted to Northeastern’s Student Government Association, or SGA, for consideration. Approved questions will appear o...

Column: Commercials should focus on the product, not social issues

Column: Commercials should focus on the product, not social issues

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Maria Lovato, editorial columnist The Patriots weren’t the only ones who lost Sunday night. The majority of advertisers who aired commercials during the Super Bowl lost, too, when they chose to rely on humanitarian issues to promote their products instead of the merits of the products themselves...

Column: How Trump’s rhetoric has embedded itself into American culture

Column: How Trump’s rhetoric has embedded itself into American culture

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Maria Lovato, columnist After the 2016 election, our world seemed to change overnight. “Controversy” became an overused term when discussing any issue, whether on news broadcasts, in newspaper articles or on social media. Now, people frequently talk about “division” and “our current political cl...

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At universities across New England, professors tend to be politically liberal, and Northeastern is no different. President Donald J. Trump is not popular among many professors here, and snide comments about the administration are common, at least in my arts and media courses. With that, though, can...

Column: What’s the ‘experiential learning’ equivalent for professors?

Column: What’s the ‘experiential learning’ equivalent for professors?

January 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  I took Elementary German 1 during Spring 2017 and it was easily the best language course I’ve ever taken. My professor grew up in Germany and has stayed connected with the culture. She stopped speaking English three weeks into the class, and it was everything I could have hoped for. When I...

Column: Partisan politics go too far

Column: Partisan politics go too far

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen Strong political parties have been a constant in American government since the conception of the country. As a principle, there is nothing inherently wrong with partisanship. It allows for firm political identities and can make politics more accessible to voters, informing citize...

Column: Northeastern doesn’t prioritize student wellness

Column: Northeastern doesn’t prioritize student wellness

November 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Jasmine Heyward  According to the International Association of Counseling Services, a university should have one counselor for every 1,000 to 1,500 students. Northeastern currently has 17,000 undergraduate students enrolled, and only eight counselors working in University Health and Counselin...

Column: For Democrats, wins in Virginia legislature are blueprint for the future

Column: For Democrats, wins in Virginia legislature are blueprint for the future

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen A little over a year ago today, the bottom fell out for the Democratic party. Donald J. Trump upset Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, and suddenly Republicans owned both the executive and the legislative branches of government. Plus, Trump’s election meant he could appoint...

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