The Huntington News

Column: Art can inspire the world

Column: Art can inspire the world

November 2, 2017

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

October 25, 2017

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 com...

Column: We must confront changes

Column: We must confront changes

October 19, 2017

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?

Connie E, editorial columnist

October 12, 2017

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

October 5, 2017

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

September 27, 2017

“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 the...

Column: Find the power in proximity

Connie E, editorial columnist

September 21, 2017

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

  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

Connie E and Tiffany Dufu. / Photo courtesy Connie E

May 5, 2017

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

Alex Frandsen, Editorial Columnist

April 27, 2017

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

Connie E, editorial columnist

April 20, 2017

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

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...