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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Op-ed: ChatGPT — The ‘write’ tool for classroom success

Op-ed: ChatGPT — The ‘write’ tool for classroom success

Sencha Kreymerman, contributor February 22, 2024

“As the ink of traditional lesson plans dries, a new chapter unfolds, written not by the hand of the teacher, but by the algorithmic brilliance of ChatGPT. The quill has transformed into code, and the...

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Op-ed: Minimum wage may never feel like enough in Massachusetts

Op-ed: Minimum wage may never feel like enough in Massachusetts

Kara Orsini, columnist February 22, 2024

I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life. This state is where I was raised and educated, but most of all, it is a state I have seen get increasingly more expensive to live in as each year passes. In...

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Protesters gather on Krentzman Quad during an emergency rally hosted by Huskies for a Free Palestine Jan. 10. Students across the country have criticized universities for their lack of outcry about genocide in Gaza.

Op-ed: Student protests matter

Robin L. Reed, contributor February 19, 2024

In every generation, students have been the conscience of the world because they are free from intimidation or concerns for repercussions. I am a physician who has dedicated my entire life to saving...

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Op-ed: Biden is still the best option for college students

Op-ed: Biden is still the best option for college students

Patrick O'Neal, contributor February 16, 2024

In the United States, skepticism has been mounting in recent months about the Biden administration. With concerns about President Joe Biden’s age, frequent criticism over his handling of the Israel-Hamas...

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Students socialize and eat in the International Village dining hall. Many students with allergies and dietary restrictions have had trouble finding suitable meals at Northeasterns dining halls.

Op-ed: Northeastern student dining is in disrepair

Niya Plynton, contributor February 15, 2024

Northeastern needs to do a better job of providing students with meals that nurture the mind and body. As a Northeastern attendee with allergies and dietary restrictions, I have noticed there is little...

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Op-ed: Co-op class doesn’t prepare students for the difficulties of transitioning through cycle

Op-ed: Co-op class doesn’t prepare students for the difficulties of transitioning through cycle

Kara Orsini, columnist February 13, 2024

A majority of Northeastern students opt to become a full-time employee for six months during their education by way of participating in the university’s co-op program. Students get a taste of being the...

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Op-ed: Financial literacy for students at NEU

Op-ed: Financial literacy for students at NEU

Tim Zhao, contributor January 27, 2024

You might believe that today's inflation rates are high, but in comparison, college expenses have increased even more dramatically. In the United States, the current student loan borrowing system has led...

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Source: Caldeira, K. M., Kasperski, S.J., Sharma, E., Vincent, K. B., OGrady, K. E., Wish, E.D., &Arria, A. M. (2009). College students rarely seek help despite serious substance use problems. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 37(4), 368-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2009.04.005.

Op-ed: Confronting the stigma of substance abuse on campus

Derek Telep, contributor  January 27, 2024

Around 21 million Americans suffer from an addiction, and contrary to popular belief, it is also treatable, yet only a mere 10% will seek treatment. To address this, we must dispel prevailing misconceptions,...

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In a photo taken by Abukwaik’s father, two people paddle through the Port of Gaza. Abukwaik was contacted by a Northeastern Global News journalist in mid-October during the escalating Israel-Hamas war. Photo courtesy Sarah Abukwaik.

Op-ed: Northeastern interviewed me about my family in Gaza. They never published the piece.

Sarah Abukwaik, contributor January 25, 2024

Amidst the escalation of the Israel-Hamas war in mid-October, I was approached by a Northeastern Global News journalist who asked for an interview to speak about my family in Gaza. She had contacted another...

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A standard sink counter inside an EXP bathroom. Along with providing private, clean bathrooms, EXPs design made it more comfortable for students questioning or outside of the gender binary.

Op-ed: A queer love letter to the EXP bathrooms

Noah Haggerty, contributor January 25, 2024

Northeastern’s new research center, EXP, is full of sleek new spaces and high-tech quirks — a giant neon-lit robotics room, study spaces, automated curtains and the Makerspace. However, the most exciting...

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People gather in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. In 1947, the United Nations recommended the creation of Jewish and Arab states in Mandatory Palestine. Photo courtesy Samuel Rabino.

Op-ed: A historical perspective on Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Samuel Rabino, contributor January 24, 2024

The recent op-ed by Salma Sheikh, published Dec. 1, attempts to draw connections between free speech and the limitations imposed on certain pro-Palestinian groups.  While free speech is a fundamental...

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Northeastern students gather in solidarity with Israel on Cabot Quad Oct. 10. On Oct. 7, Hamas launched an assault on Israel, with thousands of rockets raining down on southern and central Israel.

Op-ed: What Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre meant to Israel and the Jewish community

Liat Weiss, contributor January 18, 2024

Known as one of the heaviest sleepers around, I miraculously jolted awake Oct. 7, at 8 a.m. to a flurry of buzzes on my phone. My eyes darted from i24NEWS, an Israeli-based international news channel,...

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