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Editorial: Northeastern is complicit in international violence

Editorial: Northeastern is complicit in international violence

April 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Huntington News has published this piece before. However, no one currently on staff remembers it. The oldest current editor was 13 years old when Marc Larocque wrote a column titled “The military-industrial side of Northeastern,” slamming the university’s deep ties to technology and defens...

Editorial: Student journalism needs defense, support

Editorial: Student journalism needs defense, support

April 5, 2017


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“District hires new principal,” the headline read. But the kicker was the subhead: “Background called into question after discrepancies arise.” This was the front page of The Booster Redux, a high school newspaper in Pittsburgh, Kansas, last Friday. On Tuesday, the new principal, Amy Robertso...

Editorial: Students deserve transparency from SGA, administration

Editorial: Students deserve transparency from SGA, administration

March 30, 2017


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  Student Government Association (SGA) elections this year were contentious and dramatic. They entered the spotlight in a way that most of us at The Huntington News haven’t seen in our time at Northeastern. Though election results have now been released, it is far from time to stop paying a...

Editorial: LGBTQA+ hate reports disheartening

Editorial: LGBTQA+ hate reports disheartening

March 22, 2017


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It almost goes without saying that the last few months have been laden with controversy as President Donald J. Trump undoes LGBTQA+ policy instituted by his predecessor. In February, the Trump administration revoked federal protections for transgender students, removing guidelines advising schools to treat students based on their gender identity. Shortly afterward, the Supreme Court remanded G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a case involving a trans...

Editorial: MBTA budget proposals hurt locals

Editorial: MBTA budget proposals hurt locals

March 16, 2017


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Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) unveiled a budget plan that is alarming at best. According to The Boston Globe, the MBTA wants to suspend all weekend commuter rail service for a year and cut tens of thousands of door-to-door rides for passengers with disabilities. The T is constantly under fire, whether it’s dealing poorly with...

Editorial: Affleck controversy points to cultural issue

Editorial: Affleck controversy points to cultural issue

March 2, 2017


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TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains material which may be upsetting or harmful to survivors of sexual or domestic violence. On Sunday, Brie Larson presented Casey Affleck with his second award this season. Larson, who won an Oscar last year for her portrayal of a mother and sexual assault survivor in ...

Editorial: Write, cast people of color to avoid white savior roles

Editorial: Write, cast people of color to avoid white savior roles

February 16, 2017


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While Asian American Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated in May, Northeastern University celebrates Asian American Heritage Week (AAHW) in February so more students can participate in on-campus events. “Overall, AAHW 2017 seeks to bring together members of both the Asian American commun...

Editorial: Recognize the need for digital archives

Editorial: Recognize the need for digital archives

February 9, 2017


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Tuesday that it was implementing a new policy called Open Access. Partnering with Creative Commons, the Met has made images of artwork in the public domain available online for unrestricted use. It has also made available data from the entire collection—public domain a...

Editorial: Holocaust statement should be alarming

Editorial: Holocaust statement should be alarming

February 4, 2017


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“In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.” These were the final two sentences of President Don...

Editorial: Pay attention after inauguration

Editorial: Pay attention after inauguration

January 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The following editorial is not a forum for political analysis. The Huntington News is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Our editors, reporters and photographers span across various parts of the political spectrum. Our columnists, both in the opinions section and the political blog, express their individual viewpoints, as do the many people w...

Editorial: BuzzFeed’s decision reckless, unethical

Editorial: BuzzFeed’s decision reckless, unethical

January 11, 2017


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Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, CNN published a story headlined “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him.” The journalists who bylined the article—Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper and Carl Bernstein—wrote that CNN was “not reporting on the details of the me...

Editorial: World AIDS Day highlights modern struggle

Editorial: World AIDS Day highlights modern struggle

December 1, 2016


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Initiated in 1988, World AIDS Day, held on Dec. 1, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease. This year’s theme, “HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong,” focuses on renewing modern efforts to fight factors leading to the virus’s spread and sti...

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