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Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Katie McCreedy, contributor

March 13, 2020

In a whirlwind few days, Northeastern and many other colleges across the country moved to remote, online learning in the wake of the growing COVID-19 outbreak. While universities like Harvard and Tufts forced students to leave campus, Northeastern took a more flexible approach, leaving students to d...

Op-Ed: TMZ exploits celebrities in its news coverage

Op-Ed: TMZ exploits celebrities in its news coverage

Elena Plumb, contributor

February 13, 2020

Celebrities understand their public role and the extent to which the media can comment on their personal lives. They grow accustomed to the bright flashes of paparazzi cameras, the barrages of fans outside their apartments and their names in headlines whenever they do something as insignificant as c...

Op-Ed: Unpaid co-ops available on NUCareers cause internal conflicts

Op-Ed: Unpaid co-ops available on NUCareers cause internal conflicts

Riana Buchman, contributor

February 13, 2020

I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to pursue writing as a career. Since I was about 8 years old, it’s one of the things I can remember being good at and excited about. However, I feel like it’s a running joke among journalists and authors that unless someone is highly skilled or successful...

Op-ed: Do not let coronavirus misinformation lead you to xenophobia

Op-ed: Do not let coronavirus misinformation lead you to xenophobia

Katie McCreedy, contributor

February 10, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Boston Public Health Commission confirmed that a University of Massachusetts Boston student tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This is now the eighth case in the U.S. The student sought medical care upon returning to Boston from Wuhan, China last week and is currentl...

Op-Ed: Exchange Students Can Be More Integrated Into Campus

Op-Ed: Exchange Students Can Be More Integrated Into Campus

Yuki Takahashi, contributor

January 31, 2020

NU promotes its global campus as one of its strengths. It provides numerous study abroad programs, such as N.U.in, and satellite campuses in Seattle, Toronto, London and San Francisco. In addition to having a high proportion of international students, NU hosts over 100 exchange students enhancing campus diversity.  However, as a current exchange studen...

Op-Ed: American high schools and colleges should integrate life skills education into curricula

Op-Ed: American high schools and colleges should integrate life skills education into curricula

Elena Plumb, contributor

December 16, 2019

“When will I use this information?” is a question oft-uttered by the typical high school or college student in the United States. One can spend countless hours memorizing the battles of the Revolutionary War or the functions of cell parts, but unless they become a history professor or a doctor, ...

Op-ed: Mary Cain fights female abuse in sports with the help of young consumers

Op-ed: Mary Cain fights female abuse in sports with the help of young consumers

Marie Senescall, contributor

December 4, 2019

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, professional distance runner Mary Cain accused her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and the Nike Oregon Project of subjecting her to emotional and physical abuse. These allegations led to an outcry against Nike for perpetuating a system that damages women’s h...

Op-ed: Marianne Williamson: Take your campaign out of yoga studios

Op-ed: Marianne Williamson: Take your campaign out of yoga studios

Brianna Pereira, contributor

November 19, 2019

Marianne Williamson shocked the political world by qualifying for the first two Democratic debates. Best known as the spiritual leader of a New Thought megachurch that centers its beliefs in mind-healing, she beat out experienced politicians like U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton. While she has only been polling at 1...

Op-ed: Kanye condones Kardashian-Jenner family’s cultural appropriation

Op-ed: Kanye condones Kardashian-Jenner family’s cultural appropriation

Catherine Reynolds, contributor

November 17, 2019

The Kardashian-Jenners are no strangers to appropriating culture for monetary gain, from using images of hip-hop legends on merch to naming a shapewear brand after the Kimono, a traditional Japanese garb. With the release of his latest album, “Jesus is King,” Kanye West has finally joined the family bus...

Op-ed: Caution against call-out culture

Op-ed: Caution against call-out culture

Emma Plante, contributor

November 13, 2019

Former U.S. President Barack Obama gained bipartisan support for his comments criticizing the use of social media to publicly shame those deemed guilty of problematic behavior at the Obama Foundation Summit. He said of cancel culture: “That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, ...

Op-ed: NUPD’s active shooter response was not “timely”

Op-ed: NUPD’s active shooter response was not “timely”

Ilana Gersten, contributor

November 8, 2019

Safety at Ruggles is a cause for concern for many students, but those fears were validated Oct. 31 when a shot was fired at 3:15 p.m. in Ruggles. Northeastern students did not find out about the shooting until a mass email with the subject line “Timely Warning- Shooting in Ruggles MBTA Station” was sent out at 4:3...

Op-ed: Mental health should not be foreign to international students

Op-ed: Mental health should not be foreign to international students

Mohammad Lootah, contributor

October 31, 2019

I was struck in the midst of a conversation I had with a friend about mental health when he chuckled and said, “You know, if we talk about being depressed or having a mental illness back home with the guys, they would laugh, think that we are joking, and tell us to man up, and that’s it.” The poi...