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Column: Find the power in proximity

Column: Find the power in proximity

September 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The millennials are a socially conscious and politically active generation. We get infuriated by the state of the country, we are champions of social justice, we go on streets to protest and some of us even aspire to devote our career to make the world a better place. Yet, how much do we actually unders...

Column: The Patriot way must include activism

Column: The Patriot way must include activism

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  It’s hard to say what Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, was thinking when he first dropped to one knee for the National Anthem. He knew why he was doing it, obviously—in his words, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that o...

Column: Faces of New York, a.k.a. how I made a home here

Column: Faces of New York, a.k.a. how I made a home here

May 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Five months may sound like a significant period of time, but trust me, it flies by. Life has so much to offer. My time in New York has come to an end as my co-op is wrapping up. Leaving a place that you have grown attached to is always hard, but my heart is filled with more gratitude than melancholy when I look back. I’m g...

Column: Trump fails to deliver during first 100 days

Column: Trump fails to deliver during first 100 days

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Well team, we made it. This Saturday will be President Donald J. Trump’s 100th day in office. Pat yourself on the back, because making it this far while preserving your mental well-being is no minor accomplishment. Between the constant tweeting and controversy, with all the bomb-exploding and diploma...

Column: Build network across generations

Column: Build network across generations

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m currently sitting in the lobby of the World Bank, the No. 1 institution that provides funds to end poverty around the world. As one of the largest bureaucracies in the world, it employs thousands of economists, researchers and administrators here in Washington. It also holds two annual meetings...

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 6, 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 Hous...

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...