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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 come ...

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 visited Germany the ...

Column: Partisan politics go too far

Column: Partisan politics go too far

December 7, 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...

Column: It happened for a reason

Column: It happened for a reason

November 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Aoife Manley When something incomprehensibly awful happens, it can be tempting to believe that serendipitous forces are orchestrating the happenings of the universe; that an unknown power is pulling puppet strings and strategically scripting the progression of our lives. Relief can be found from just...

Column: Art can inspire the world

Column: Art can inspire the world

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I first started playing the violin at age seven. After going through periods of resentment and frustration, I’ve come to appreciate and embrace classical music for being part of my life from a very young age. Yet, I’ve also come to realize that the classical world is rather elitist—the amount of mon...

Column: Boston mayoral races aren’t much of a race

Column: Boston mayoral races aren’t much of a race

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen On Nov. 7, Boston will hold its mayoral election. Incumbent Martin J. Walsh will take on challenger Tito Jackson, who has served as the city councilman for parts of Fenway, Dorchester, the South End and Roxbury since 2011. Now, I’m certainly no Nate Silver, but I feel extremely co...

Column: We must confront changes

Column: We must confront changes

October 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Aoife Manley  The beginning of college signals the end of the obligatory phase of education. Up until that point, decisions we make regarding the future are arguably of little consequence. We may choose subjects and extracurricular activities that make our days a shade different from those of our cl...

Column: Why am I part of the climate movement?

Column: Why am I part of the climate movement?

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E Recently, I’m increasingly feeling the proximity of doomsday due to the insane amount of disastrous news coverage every day, from Hurricane Harvey and Irma to the destruction in Houston and Puerto Rico as well as the Las Vegas shooting. It’s easy to feel angry, desperate and lost; ...

Column: We have failed Puerto Rico

Column: We have failed Puerto Rico

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

by Alex Frandsen, columnist The first disaster to hit Puerto Rico was Hurricane Maria. One of the strongest storms to reach the island in years, it left many of the 3.4 million residents without power, without drinking water and for thousands, without a home. The second disaster was President Donal...

Column: America, as described by an Irish Grandmother

Column: America, as described by an Irish Grandmother

September 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Well, Aoife, it’s the only country where you put your cardigan on when you go indoors. They keep the house so chilly, I hear they don’t need fridges!” We’re slipping over the cusp of evening on an overwashed autumn day; the daylight sinks past the orchard trees and stretches shadows on t...