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Column: Springfest security measures overkill

Column: Springfest security measures overkill

April 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was pretty sure I was there to see Kesha and Rae Sremmurd, but the security presence at the annual Springfest concert left me wondering. Was some foreign dignitary there to hop on stage for a duet of “Timber”? Did I not get a memo about Gov. Charlie Baker coming through to bump to “No Type”? Ther...

Column: Celebrities for humanity—for better or for worse?

Column: Celebrities for humanity—for better or for worse?

April 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I find this picture incredibly powerful. It was taken during Angelina Jolie’s field trip to a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Special Envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency. Its power doesn’t just come from the symbolism of a celebrity showing up in a disadvantaged community,...

Column: Liberia’s “Iron Lady” offers leadership lessons

Column: Liberia’s “Iron Lady” offers leadership lessons

March 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E, editorial columnist What does it mean to be a woman in Africa? Traditionally, it meant laboring: To raise children and provide for the family with little glory or reward, let alone the opportunity to pursue education, or to lead a major institution or even a nation. The last one was ...

Column: Trump’s budget reflects his priorities

March 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Late last week, President Donald J. Trump revealed his proposed budget for discretionary spending. Like most of the developments coming out of the White House these days, it was met with much controversy and uproar. And like with most of the developments coming out of the White House these days, the up...

Column: Think before you move off campus

Column: Think before you move off campus

March 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist At some point during your four or five years here at Northeastern, it is a near guarantee that you will be presented with the question: “Do you want to live off campus next year?” Oftentimes, it will be prefaced with an obligatory “God, I cannot wait to g...

Column: Defining Chinese identity in the age of global divide

Column: Defining Chinese identity in the age of global divide

March 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E, editorial columnist We belong to many different communities throughout our lives, characterized by identities from nationality and religion to family and hometown. But what does it mean to have an identity, and what does it take to define one? With recent events like Brexit, the elec...

Column: What it means to be a millennial feminist

Column: What it means to be a millennial feminist

February 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E, editorial columnist While Gloria Steinem’s speech at the Women’s March on Washington is still ringing in our ears, we should not lose sight of how the social perception of women’s traditional roles have quietly evolved. I recently heard a talk from Tiffany Dufu, a women’s advoca...

Column: Grammys are outdated, overrated

Column: Grammys are outdated, overrated

February 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Is your brain fried from reading too many Grammy think pieces yet? Is there a slight ache in your temple from reading numerous headlines like “The most political moments from the Grammys” and “Did Beyonce get snubbed again?” Do your eyeballs hurt from...

Column: Optimize for balanced media consumption

Column: Optimize for balanced media consumption

February 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist These first few weeks of life under President Donald J. Trump have been exhausting. And I don’t mean that in a metaphorical sense. If you’re one of those people who keeps up with the news and/or exists on social media, the part of your brain dedicated to fo...

Column: Ode to New York

Column: Ode to New York

February 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E, editorial columnist One month into my co-op, the questions I get the most are, unsurprisingly, “How is New York?” and “What’s it like to live there?” I often find it impossible to answer this question in a few sentences. New York is so many things to me: It’s the city wh...

Column: What the Women’s March meant to a Chinese student

Column: What the Women’s March meant to a Chinese student

January 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E, editorial columnist I was not born a feminist. It’s not something that naturally resonates with me. In fact, it has taken me some time to reconcile my own beliefs with this concept that is now the buzzword for political activism and correctness. As someone from China, a country ...

Column: Boston mayoral contest healthy for democracy

Column: Boston mayoral contest healthy for democracy

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Here in the good old United States, we like our elections contested. After all, isn’t that the whole point? Voters get a choice between two (or more) candidates, which gives them a chance to compare strengths and weaknesses, and then they can throw their su...

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