The Huntington News

Column: Homelessness is a circumstance, not a trait

Column: Homelessness is a circumstance, not a trait

Matt Hersey, columnist

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Wandering home, padding through snow back to a warm room is a privilege we should all experience. Yet, throughout Boston, forgotten residents fell asleep cold and wet.

Column: There’s more to the wall battle than politics

Column: There’s more to the wall battle than politics

Matt Hersey, columnist

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We don’t need a wall. We don’t need Americans rationing insulin or money for food. We certainly don’t need elderly elite politicians making decisions that will handicap our empathy tomorrow. This humanitarian issue deserves a humanitarian response, not a cold, rigid steel wall.

Column: Black History Month celebrates American greatness

Column: Black History Month celebrates American greatness

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our history is dark, but we have always paved a path for the success of future generations. So, this month, The News will dedicate a column each week to this celebration — a small gesture to a community ingrained in the foundation of this country and essential to that American greatness we all applaud today.

Column: Where does the Pledge of Allegiance belong?

Column: Where does the Pledge of Allegiance belong?

Miska Salemann, guest columnist

February 2, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is something bewildering about expecting students to say an oath in a seemingly “free” country, especially in one built by dissidents. Yet, in the United States, we do.

Column: You keep Macbeth, I’ll take Beloved

Column: You keep Macbeth, I’ll take Beloved

Riley Robinson, columnist

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a world of art which multiplies and time that only seems to shrink, I’m ready to burn the traditional parameters of “well-read.”

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

History will remember the United States characterized immigrants as criminals and attacked unarmed men, women and children looking for the American dream that brought the founding ancestors of this country here so long ago.

Column: U.S. must confront racist speech in politics

Column: U.S. must confront racist speech in politics

Melissa Wells, columnist

November 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This isn’t about political correctness, it is the use of coded racist language normalized in our politics and in the media. Where is the accountability?

Column: How did we get here?

Column: How did we get here?

Melissa Wells, columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What gets less attention, in the magnitude of hate, violence and bigotry there is today, is the kindness, love and solidarity that combats it in simple, everyday actions.

Column: We will not “whiten up”

Column: We will not “whiten up”

Melissa Wells, columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Systems of racial and social control erected in modern politics and American culture reflect ingrained institutional racism that continues to fester. Minorities in America face the consequences while our white counterparts reap the benefits.

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Melissa Wells, columnist

October 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Perhaps the real tragedy is not the America we live in, but how we must adapt to incompetent gun control laws as a nation.

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Melissa Wells, columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The diversity within Northeastern and the greater American community is instrumental in how we acquire the lessons that help us improve.

Column: Exercise your right to vote absentee

Column: Exercise your right to vote absentee

Maria Lovato, columnist

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While absentee voting may seem daunting, there are many online resources to help with this process.