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Editorial: Keep on voting, America

Editorial: Keep on voting, America

November 28, 2018


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The 2018 midterm elections were remarkable in terms of voter turnout. Almost half of the people in America who can vote, did. What’s particularly striking is that nearly a third of young people voted in this election — the highest proportion of this age group to vote in the last seven midterms. When the voting ...

RETRACTED: Editorial: Birthright citizenship must be protected

RETRACTED: Editorial: Birthright citizenship must be protected

November 7, 2018


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Dear readers, It has come to our attention that one member of our staff plagiarized material published in this editorial. In accordance with our constitution, we are retracting this post and the person involved has been removed from staff. Integrity, truth and transparency are all values we take v...

Editorial: Violent rhetoric must end

Editorial: Violent rhetoric must end

November 1, 2018


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A mass shooting at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has reminded the nation how devastatingly rampant hate crimes are in the United States.  This massacre was an atrocity that closely parallels a history of anti-Semitic terror, that we need to universally rebuke. The acc...

RETRACTED: Editorial: Freedom of the press must be protected

RETRACTED: Editorial: Freedom of the press must be protected

October 24, 2018


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Dear readers, It has come to our attention that one member of our staff plagiarized material published in this editorial. In accordance with our constitution, we are retracting this post and the person involved has been removed from staff. Integrity, truth and transparency are all values we take v...

Editorial: We need to vote

Editorial: We need to vote

October 17, 2018


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In the United States, a country celebrated for its democracy, it is surprising how few people engage in the civic responsibility of voting. In fact, the United States ranks 31st out of 35 developed countries in voter turnout — a statistic that we, as college-educated students, have the power to chan...

Editorial: New housing is not enough to stop gentrification

Editorial: New housing is not enough to stop gentrification

October 10, 2018


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In the last year, Northeastern renovated a community playground and built a new apartment building on the edge of campus in an effort to improve relations with its neighboring communities. But, for a city that is just as famous for its struggle with inequality as its plethora of Dunkin Donuts locations, thi...

Editorial: We believe Ford

Editorial: We believe Ford

October 3, 2018


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In light of the current political climate and testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we at The News feel it is imperative to address the topic of sexual assault and harassment. This issue remains deeply embedded in our culture. In the United States alone, one in three wom...

Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

September 26, 2018


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Every year, part-time and full-time students at Northeastern are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Plan, regardless of whether or not they already have health insurance. To reverse this enrollment, and the subsequent bill of $1999, students now have to embark on an unnecessarily...

Editorial: NU needs to cut all ties with I.C.E.

Editorial: NU needs to  cut all ties with I.C.E.

September 19, 2018


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As a university that prides itself on fostering a global community, Northeastern must evaluate what that means. Earlier this year, Northeastern’s law school launched a program to help undocumented students obtain legal status. With several statements publicizing this, the university stressed their support...

Editorial: Giving Day doesn’t give, it takes

Editorial: Giving Day doesn’t give, it takes

April 18, 2018


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Between service days, alternative spring breaks and yearlong outreach programs, Northeastern boasts many opportunities for students to practice philanthropy. The university proudly advertises events designed to foster a sense of community spirit.  Giving Day is an annual event heavily marketed by...

Editorial: We need to talk about diversity

Editorial: We need to talk about diversity

April 5, 2018


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It is crucial that we have difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion now. At Northeastern, it is the job of students, faculty and the administration to actively promote an open dialogue about acceptance on campus. We must also turn conversations about systemic discrimination into concr...

Editorial: The hidden exclusivity of internships

Editorial: The hidden exclusivity of internships

March 28, 2018


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There are a few concepts that are inherently Northeastern-esque. Entrepreneurial spirit. Innovation. Robot-proof. And, above all, co-op. It is not only one of the defining characteristics of Northeastern University, but also what most of us say when people ask why we chose Northeastern. When we think ...

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