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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Former President Donald J. Trumps Twitter account was permanently suspended Jan. 8.

Column: Big Tech is officially on their way to establishing an echo chamber

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist February 3, 2021

When Big Tech began censoring former President Donald J. Trump a few months ago, I told people this would cascade into something more disastrous — something more detrimental to democracy at its core. Many did not believe me; they thought it was a far-fetched idea. Yet, here...

Americans across the country protested against racial injustice.

Column: The views of the far-left are rooted in good merits; those of the far-right are not

George LaBour, columnist December 6, 2020

I’m friends with communists and socialists, and they are some of the most kind-hearted people I know. I’ve never met a fascist I liked one bit. In a recently published Huntington News op-ed, the author wrote that if someone you know is leaning more towards the extreme...

The polling industry is under scrutiny after the results of many races in the 2020 U.S. election diverged widely from its predicted outcome.

Column: Dear media outlets, your polls have failed the American public for far too long

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist December 2, 2020

As the presidential election comes to a close, we have an astronomical problem on our hands. As readers and viewers of the news, we always see a tsunami of polls every election cycle. Throughout the 2016 and 2020 elections, polls routinely predicted a victory for the Democratic...

Social media has become an influential political platform.

Column: Social media influence in a digital age

Taylor Hsu, columnist December 1, 2020

Social media has become fully integrated into both our lives and society. The rise of social media activism has not just expanded the possibilities for direct communication or activism across international borders, but simultaneously provided a platform for political constituents...

Women are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 recession.

Column: Women struggle to gain gender equality and COVID-19 doesn’t help

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist November 22, 2020

Gender inequality is something many women are too well acquainted with. Women have fought for gender equality for countless years, but some of these efforts may be undone because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Women are disproportionately burdened by the economic downturn caused by...

Senate election results continue to be counted.

Column: Democrats didn’t take back the Senate — what now for Biden’s agenda?

Jay Kemp, columnist November 17, 2020

After entering Election Day with high hopes and a promising field of candidates to flip the Senate, Democrats ultimately failed to do so, leaving few paths for Biden to effectively enact his agenda.  Democrats had high hopes for Election Day that stretched far beyond ousting...

Column: Let Trump continue to make America great again

Column: Let Trump continue to make America great again

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist October 28, 2020

As the next presidential election looms over the United States, President Donald J. Trump is fighting to remain in office for another four years against former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump has improved the United States by allowing the economy to flourish. As well as promoting...

In recent months, Greek life has fallen under scrutiny and many have called for its abolishment.

Column: Greek life needs to be reformed, but abolishment isn’t the answer

Taylor Hsu, columnist October 25, 2020

Over the summer, college students called to abolish the Greek life system. These demands started alongside, and are a part of, the national reckoning over institutional racism in the past few months. The movement to abolish Greek life has largely stemmed from the fact that Greek...

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

Column: Northeastern, vote yes on ranked choice voting

Jay 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...

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

Column: Columbus Day was always racist and must be replaced

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...

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

Column: Online platforms like Dear PWI help combat racism

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...

Northeastern announces that NUflex will continue next semester.

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