The Huntington News

Drug prices too unstable

Drug prices too unstable

September 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor Recently, a story about how a drug increased 5,000 percent in price overnight has had airwaves and broadsheets reporting on the relative pricing of pharmaceuticals. After a hedge manager acquired the rights to distribute the 62-year-old drug Daraprim, he increased th...

Column: Students should use FERPA

Column: Students should use FERPA

September 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Ross Beroff, editorial columnist Most college students have heard of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) at least once. It’s often thought of as the reason why high school teacher letters of recommendation are confidential. In actuality, this confidentiality is created because when stu...

Men are silencing women

Men are silencing women

September 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor  Men have a tendency to dominate conversations, often silencing and ignoring female perspectives and opinions. This is an issue that spans all of our society, from interpersonal relationships to the exalted halls of our democracy. There’s a harmful ste...

Column: Improving scientific writing

Column: Improving scientific writing

September 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist I am an aspiring science journalist. I want to spend my time communicating science to the public in a cohesive and interesting way, and I’m intrigued by the challenges that role poses. Science writing has an interesting place in journalism because of its unique...

Column: Utilizing Airbnb

Column: Utilizing Airbnb

September 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Angelica Recierdo, inside columnist Yes, I’ll remember the gondolas parked at every canal and the colorful face masks stocked in every gift shop, but I’ll never forget searching all of Venice for toilet paper. It was a mission that had to be done after I discovered my Airbnb only had a toilet and...

Uber mistreating drivers

Uber mistreating drivers

September 16, 2015


Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, editorial section editor In 2014, Uber claimed it serviced upwards of 1 million riders per day. In Boston, countless college students use Uber on a regular basis. It is a fast and convenient service, so as students leave the car, they don’t stop to consider what kind of negative e...

Column: Studying activist groups

Column: Studying activist groups

September 16, 2015


Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion

By Ross Beroff, Editorial Columnist  Northeastern is home to many activist  movements and groups on campus. One of the loudest is the Fight for $15 movement. Due to its prominence on campus and propensity for lying to promote its message, a closer look at the organizations backing this movement...

Technology is changing the way we live, but not ruining us

Technology is changing the way we live, but not ruining us

September 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist Today, social media, cell phones and tablets allow us to remain continuously connected to our internal world. We’re living in what’s known as “the digital age,” characterized by photos of teenagers with their noses buried in their phones and movies ab...

Nicki Minaj raises serious questions

Nicki Minaj raises serious questions

September 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, editorial page editor As the nominations for the Video Music Awards were revealed, Nicki Minaj tweeted that the treatment she received from the awards was unfair. She claimed that the music industry promotes extremely slim body types for women, and that black women are underappre...

Column: University’s speaker choice unethical

Column: University’s speaker choice unethical

April 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Ross Beroff, editorial columnist As the final speaker in the Scholars Spring Seminar on Leadership, Research and Innovation, Northeastern University will be hosting Naomi Klein, a Canadian social activist. The event is being held by the University Scholars and Civic Engagement Programs. Klein wa...

Satirical Column: NU moves west

Satirical Column: NU moves west

April 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Ross Beroff, editorial columnist In an unprecedented move never before seen in the world of higher education, Northeastern University will be merging with Northwestern University. We will now be known as “Northwestern University East Campus. No, the one in Boston.” Some are speculating that ...

Column: Fraternity scandals none too rare

Column: Fraternity scandals none too rare

March 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Kenny Sokan, editorial columnist Fraternities are notorious for their scandals. If they are in the news, it is almost always because they have been caught doing something illegal, immoral or just plain stupid. In the last few weeks, one frat has been caught with a Facebook “sex book” of its conquest...

The student newspaper of Northeastern University
Columns