The Huntington News

Column: Grammys are outdated, overrated

Column: Grammys are outdated, overrated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 9, 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...

Column: Washington needs scientists

Column: Washington needs scientists

January 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There are more former almond farmers in Congress than there are physicists. They outnumber chemists and microbiologists, too. The engineer population is only bigger by six. Now, this would all be fine if there was a burgeoning army of almond enthusiasts at ...

Column: Media must define alt-right narrowly

Column: Media must define alt-right narrowly

December 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Just over a week ago, in a meeting with the New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump was asked about his affiliation with the “alt-right.” If, like the rest of us, you had to suffer through the election slog of 2016, the term is at least vaguely famil...

Column: Finding role models for young women

Column: Finding role models for young women

November 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist Last Sunday, I spent my afternoon watching the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, the tail end of a national tour where members of the men’s and women’s U.S. 2012 and 2016 Olympic gymnastics teams showcased their skills in a fun-filled, strobe-lit, fa...

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist The world of journalism is being continually shaped and reshaped by the digital age. The high prevalence of bloggers and citizen journalists, contributors to the so-called “fifth estate,” creates an environment of conflicted views. This can be confusing for c...

Column: Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal”

Column: Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal”

November 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. For my first-ever book report, I read about First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton back in 1999 (roughly around the time this never-ending election cycle first began). I was With Her in 2008; I flooded my Facebook friends’ news feeds with photos and videos the...

Column: Seize opportunity to rebuild politics

Column: Seize opportunity to rebuild politics

November 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist In a few days, there will be an election. And if you’re a college student, like most readers of this fine newspaper are, then I already probably know how you feel about this election. I know, for instance, that you’re likely not happy about either Donald Trump or...

Column: NFL fosters toxic culture

Column: NFL fosters toxic culture

October 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist “Obviously, it’s a sad situation what he’s going through,” said New York Giants football player Justin Pugh last week. “It’s definitely something that’s tough. […] All we can do is support our teammate and make sure we’re there for him.” What co...