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Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last Wednesday, The Guardian published an article about the Paradise Papers, a collection of leaked documents that revealed Northeastern was on a list of 12 U.S. universities that had invested part of their endowments in fossil fuels using an offshore hedge fund. The report was no doubt unwelcome media...

Editorial: All forms of discrimination must be addressed

Editorial: All forms of discrimination must be addressed

November 12, 2017


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Going over Title IX is a mandatory part of the college experience. At Northeastern, Title IX is addressed multiple times at orientation by representatives from the Office for University Equity and Compliance and then again by orientation leaders. Later, when students move into their dorms, resident ass...

Editorial: Students want an end to the “NU Shuffle”

Editorial: Students want an end to the “NU Shuffle”

November 2, 2017


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High school seniors looking at Northeastern as an option for their future college have no doubt stumbled across the words “NU Shuffle” while doing their research on the school. It’s possible you remember seeing the words yourself when you were going through your own college search however many ye...

Editorial: The student body needs to see more of President Aoun

Editorial: The student body needs to see more of President Aoun

October 25, 2017


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Like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, Joseph Aoun is often discussed but rarely seen. He may as well be Northeastern’s own mythical creature. Few students can say that they’ve ever personally met him and with more than 20,000 students currently enrolled, it can be expected that not everyone wil...

Editorial: Make study spaces more accessible

Editorial: Make study  spaces more accessible

October 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Deciding to study on campus should be as simple as walking into Snell Library, finding a seat and opening your books. Instead, every time you try to study on campus you’re playing a game of chance. You’re likely to spend a good portion of your time in the library taking laps and looking for somewhere...

Editorial: Harvey Weinstein’s scandal reveals Hollywood’s hypocrisy

Editorial: Harvey Weinstein’s scandal reveals Hollywood’s hypocrisy

October 11, 2017


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One by one, members of Hollywood, from directors to actors to producers, are standing up to voice their disgust with Harvey Weinstein after a New York Times report revealed that he had been settling lawsuits with women who had accused him of sexual assault for decades. The statements and tweets from st...

Editorial: Student news lacks diversity in its staff

Editorial: Student news lacks diversity in its staff

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Journalists have trouble talking about themselves. They call themselves the fourth branch of government, yet rarely report on their own actions or how they may be influencing and interacting with the very public they’ve made it their mission to inform. Self reflections are few and far between in the ...

Editorial: Boston should pursue a bid for Amazon HQ 一 with caution

Editorial: Boston should pursue a bid for Amazon HQ 一 with caution

September 27, 2017


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When Amazon announced that it was looking for its next headquarters, every major city in the country and around the globe began thinking of how it would pitch itself as the best place for Amazon to move. Boston, of course, was among the long list of cities promoting itself as primed for innovation, prog...

Editorial: Dreamers need their lawmakers’ support

Editorial: Dreamers need their lawmakers’ support

September 21, 2017


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In the days after President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration would be repealing The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Boston residents planned a rally to demand protections for immigrants who came to the United States as children. With chants of “No hate. No fear...

Editorial: We should not be entertaining the climate change debate

Editorial: We should not be entertaining the climate change debate

September 14, 2017


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  In the midst of Hurricane Irma wreaking havoc in Florida and just days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, CNN had an interview with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in which the reporter brought up climate change and whether or not it was a cause of the hurricanes....

Editorial: Northeastern must offer equal amenities in leased property housing

Editorial: Northeastern must offer equal amenities in leased property housing

September 10, 2017


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  At the start of the semester, more than 100 Northeastern University students moved into 1110 Commonwealth Ave., a building containing newly-leased university housing. The building is a 30-minute commute from the Northeastern campus. This new leased property, along with others on Symphony Road a...

Editorial: Northeastern must build affordable student housing

Editorial: Northeastern must build affordable student housing

April 20, 2017


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  Lack of affordable housing on campus has long been a flashpoint: Between Northeastern students and the administration, and between the university and Boston residents. Even as Northeastern plans more land development, the price of housing both on and off campus is rising. In 2014, Mayor ...

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