The Huntington News

Column: Student activism should be promoted

Column: Student activism should be promoted

October 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There was no way not to notice DivestNU. The student group spent nearly two weeks stationed in the heart of campus, with tents dominating Centennial Common. Members unfurled signs proclaiming that “Oil money is blood money,” staged a die-in during Prospecti...

Column: Learning what it’s like to be a scientist

Column: Learning what it’s like to be a scientist

October 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist As a double major in journalism and biology, I have exposure to many different types of Northeastern courses that can essentially be broken down into two categories: Paper-oriented, deep-thinking, comfort-zone-expanding journalism classes and conceptual, complex biolo...

Column: Reframe climate change as a complex issue

Column: Reframe climate change as a complex issue

October 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist Human-caused climate change is one of today’s biggest global issues. While countries around the world are working toward a more sustainable future – Brazil and the Netherlands are good examples – climate change remains less than a priority in the United State...

Column: Time to explore Roxbury

Column: Time to explore Roxbury

September 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist When was the last time you walked through Ruggles? Maybe it was an hour ago, when you went to get lunch at International Village (IV), or maybe it was a couple days ago when you visited a friend in one of the Davenports. But when was the last time you kept going? W...

Column: Facts, differing perspectives necessary for political engagement

Column: Facts, differing perspectives necessary for political engagement

September 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist For most of the past decade, The Washington Post has had a section on its website called the Fact Checker. Primarily used to monitor the statements public officials make, it has been a solid source for verifying whether politicians are actually saying things t...

Column: Ladies need STEM mentors

Column: Ladies need STEM mentors

September 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist It’s no secret that women have been historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. For many women of the early 20th century, becoming a scientist wasn’t exactly encouraged. Marie Tharp, a female geologist at a...

Column: Trigger warnings support freedom of speech

Column: Trigger warnings support freedom of speech

September 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Two weeks ago, the University of Chicago found itself in the center of national debate after Dean of Students John Ellison sent a letter to incoming freshmen condemning the use of trigger warnings and safe spaces. “Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnin...

Column: Bernie or Bust could help Trump

Column: Bernie or Bust could help Trump

August 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist You are on a boat. Its captain brings everyone on deck together and makes an announcement. As the leader of the boat, the captain has set a course for the foreseeable future. However, some of your fellow passengers are unhappy about the direction the captain has ...

Column: Ocean drilling poses challenges in more ways than one

Column: Ocean drilling poses challenges in more ways than one

July 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist During my six-month internship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), I wrote about a number of exciting questions that oceanographers attempt to answer in their research. The researchers I covered ranged from a doctoral student who studies shark behavior t...

Column: More than 350 were killed during Ramadan, and we barely noticed

Column: More than 350 were killed during Ramadan, and we barely noticed

July 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Featured Content, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Ramadan is about righteousness. Ramadan is about learning to empathize with the suffering of others. Ramadan is about stripping down the material parts of yourself to bring forth kindness and devotion. Ramadan is about family. This year, however, the Islamic State group attemp...

Column: Interdisciplinary research a collaborative effort

Column: Interdisciplinary research a collaborative effort

June 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Featured Content, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist As a person who prides herself on having a strong vocabulary, I have always had a particular interest in unusual adjectives. Some of my favorites include pompous, effervescent and volatile. In the past three years of my college career, the term interdisciplinar...

Column: No words for the tragedy in Orlando

Column: No words for the tragedy in Orlando

June 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There is no way this column could be focused on anything but the tragedy in Orlando. When 49 people are murdered and 53 more are injured at an LGBTQA+ club for nothing more than existing at the wrong place at the wrong time, all other topics and problems and disc...