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Influencers face being canceled after many scandals.

Op-ed: Do influencers get a free pass?

Alyssa Endres, contributor May 3, 2021

The revolving door of social media influencers has been turning for a number of years now. The notoriety and wealth that influencers receive from their followings also bring big egos and privilege. However,...

NU scheduled two Care Days to prevent burnout in response to canceling spring break.

Op-ed: Northeastern’s Care Days are a less than half measure

Harrison Staley, contributor April 14, 2021

As spring further emerges, and the semester comes to a close, it seems clear that we ought to analyze Northeastern’s handling of it. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that this has been and is continuing...

Boycotts, Divestment and Sanction, or BDS, is a movement led by Palestine against Israel.

Op-ed: The antisemitism of the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

Jake Egelberg, contributor March 31, 2021

The beauty of the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement is that it isn’t limited by resource scarcity. Unlike other movements, which must prioritize where they donate money or send workers,...

Establishment Democrats risk taking minority votes for granted.

Op-ed: Issues with identity politics

Sanjana Sanghani, contributor March 27, 2021

With President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris sworn in, it would be remiss to forget that an unfortunate 75 million individuals voted for former President Donald J. Trump. And with Biden now...

Signs around campus inform students of how to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Op-ed: To honor everything we’ve been through in the past year, continue to take COVID-19 seriously

Kelly Garrity, contributor March 17, 2021

It’s been about one year since the rapid spread of the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization March 11, 2020. Massachusetts had just six confirmed and 95 presumptive...

The LightView office at 840 Columbus Avenue.

Op-ed: Stop Roxbury gentrification by opposing LightView 2.0 

Julianna Milidantri, contributor March 17, 2021

When you think of what you need from Northeastern, what is it? Maybe real mental health support, healthier meal plan options or reduced tuition. What students do not need are new luxury dorms.  Northeastern...

Angela Davis spoke to the Northeastern community Feb. 15 and Northeastern Hillel released a critical statement the following day.

Op-ed: Northeastern Hillel’s Statement on Angela Davis Further Divides Jewish Students

On Monday, Feb. 15, NU Students Advancing Intersectional Dreams hosted a talk with Dr. Angela Davis, renowned activist and philosopher, as a part of Black History Month. The next day, Northeastern Hillel...

There are many practical and symbolic reasons for keeping the snow day.

Op-ed: In defense of the snow day

Kelly Garrity, contributor March 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the United States, and it may soon claim another victim: the snow day.  According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, snow days may be a “thing of...

The 'SlutWalk' movement has reclaimed the term 'slut,' but this is not the way to go if we want to truly empower women.

Op-ed: Why I will never call myself a slut, even if it is meant to be empowering

Sydney Somerville, contributor February 25, 2021

“Women should avoid dressing like sluts.”​  This statement, from a Toronto police officer, sparked the ​SlutWalk movement in 2011​. The SlutWalk calls for an end to rape culture, victim blaming...

Northeastern has a health and moral imperative to expand COVID-19 testing resources to local communities.

Op-ed: Northeastern must provide free COVID-19 testing resources to residents of its surrounding communities

Edith Olmsted, contributor February 19, 2021

Northeastern’s Cabot Testing Center is an amazing facility. Signing up for a test is easy, the process of getting tested runs smoothly and the results come back to students within 36 hours. Many Bostonians...

Elected officials in the United States are almost always from elite, wealthy backgrounds. This needs to change.

Op-ed: Anti-Great — Why common citizens belong in government

Alastair Huntley, contributor February 19, 2021

I have struggled recently to understand the following contradiction: How can the majority of Americans be well-represented in politics when it is our wealthiest citizens who secure positions in the nation's...

Massachusett's new double-taxation regulation is unfair to its nonresident students.

Op-ed: Attorney General Healey, don’t double tax college students

Dennis J. Wieboldt III and Hannah Nivar February 19, 2021

On April 21, 2020, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts instituted a new economic regulation requiring that nonresident income received for services performed outside of the Commonwealth be subject to the...

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