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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 Healy, 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...

Face masks have significantly slowed the spread of COVID-19.

Op-ed: The pandemic will eventually go away, but face masks shouldn’t

Katie Mogg, contributor February 16, 2021

Face masks have become an integral part of pandemic life. Face masks are key to preventing the transmission of the virus when worn correctly over the face and mouth. The newly inaugurated President...

People demonstrate at the Climate Justice Strike Oct. 15, 2020.

Op-ed: Solving climate change starts from the bottom-up

Rahul Rao, contributor February 10, 2021

During the past four years, climate policy has been a heavily debated topic, especially after the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017. Since then, confusion, misinformation...

Big pharmaceutical companies have a history of participating in controversial practices.

Op-ed: Big Pharma’s true influence

Ella Witt, contributor February 9, 2021

In January 2020, I began my first semester on-campus at Northeastern and my second year taking Effexor, an antidepressant. One day, I mistakenly ran out of the medication, and, due to a pharmacy mix-up,...

Former President Donald J. Trump was banned from Twitter for inciting violence after the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Op-ed: Banning Trump from Twitter was a bandaid on a deeper wound

Noah Colbert, contributor February 3, 2021

Conservatives are in a tough spot. Last November, they went all in to support former President Donald J. Trump, screaming from the mountaintops about election fraud, furiously retweeting every poorly edited...

The construction of Lightview has sparked much controversy surrounding gentrification in the Roxbury community.

Op-ed: Overcoming gentrification as much as we can

Maeve Singer, contributor February 2, 2021

Last summer, when Northeastern announced it was implementing the NUflex program in the fall and inviting students back to campus, the city of Boston was skeptical. Contagious disease experts, including...

Northeastern's COVID-19 guidelines are not taking into account the sex lives of students.

Op-ed: The “New Normal” at Northeastern fails to consider one thing

Jasmine Chan, contributor February 1, 2021

An update from Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan regarding COVID-19 policies for the Spring 2021 semester at Northeastern opens with the statement, “Working together...

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