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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Op-eds

Two pro-Israel counter protesters hold up an Israeli flag in front of the Centennial Common encampment April 26. Video footage revealed one of these counter protesters said the phrase Kill the Jews in an attempt to provoke pro-Palestine demonstrators.

Op-ed: Admin is lying about anti-semitism at Northeastern’s encampment. I want to set the record straight.

Yaakov Aldrich, contributor April 30, 2024

There’s an old saying that a lie can travel around the world before the truth can get its boots on, and Northeastern students witnessed this phenomenon in action April 27 at 8:47 a.m. After pro-Palestinian students established an encampment on Centennial Common the morning...

Op-ed: Equality in childrearing doesn’t end with Women’s History Month

Op-ed: Equality in childrearing doesn’t end with Women’s History Month

Anne Zhu, contributor April 24, 2024

The phrase "working mother" was once considered an oxymoron, reflecting a societal paradigm where women's roles were confined primarily to the domestic sphere. However, when women entered the workforce in waves after World War II, working mothers have become commonplace across...

Op-ed: The best way to save SGA is to leave it

Op-ed: The best way to save SGA is to leave it

Angelica Jorio, contributor April 22, 2024

For the past four years, I have had the distinct and weird experience of having served on both The News’ editorial board as design editor and the Student Government Association’s, or SGA’s, executive board as student body president. This has given me the unique perspective...

Op-ed: Students should stay away from LinkedIn, focus on real life

Op-ed: Students should stay away from LinkedIn, focus on real life

Kara Orsini, columnist April 18, 2024

A few weeks ago, a friend of a friend at a university told me that they connect on LinkedIn with every person they meet at every party they go to. This made me laugh, not only because of their absurd number of connections, but also because I couldn’t imagine using LinkedIn...

A bed of purple flowers bloom on campus. March 19 marked the spring equinox and the end of the winter season.

Op-ed: Spring is arriving in Boston. But we shouldn’t expect the ‘season of change’ to change us

Samantha Denecour, contributor April 12, 2024

For desperate New Englanders severely lacking Vitamin D, March 19, the spring equinox, marked a much-needed seasonal turning point. Finally, the darkness that kept so many of us sluggish and demoralized in the winter months has been pushed back to where it rightfully belongs.  In...

The John Martinson Honors Program office. Requirements for Honors students admitted in fall 2023 or later were restructured following John Martinsons $5 million donation to Northeasterns Honors Program in February.

Op-ed: Northeastern’s Honors Program didn’t need saving

Kristina DaPonte, contributor April 7, 2024

John Martinson, a venture capitalist and philanthropist, donated $5 million to Northeastern’s Honors Program in February. The sizable donation aims to support a new branch of the program that serves newer and incoming honors students.  The new John Martinson Honors Program...

A ballot drop box in front of Boston City Hall. Many young voters expressed plans for opting out of voting in the 2024 presidential election.

Op-ed: Gen Z must commit to voting in the 2024 election

Kara Orsini, columnist April 5, 2024

The United States is anxiously anticipating the 2024 presidential election, which is shaping up to be even more tumultuous than the previous election in 2020. Amid conflicts like the war in Gaza, a fluctuating economy, attacks on reproductive rights and the climate crisis, the...

Op-ed: Don’t judge me for being a night owl

Op-ed: Don’t judge me for being a night owl

Jethro R. Lee, contributor March 25, 2024

Yes, I’m writing this at 4 a.m. I know I shouldn’t keep ruining my sleep schedule. I know I shouldn’t keep dozing off during my afternoon classes. I know the birds’ chirps at the crack of dawn are certainly not meant for me. Recently, I have been having a mid-college...

The entrance to the club offices for NUTV, Tastemakers and NU Sci. Along with these clubs, three other clubs were told they would be forced out of their offices on the second floor of Curry Student Center

Op-ed: The stories of our displaced clubs offer a lesson for how to move forward

Noah Haggerty, contributor March 24, 2024

When I first got the text Jan. 22 that NU Sci, Northeastern’s only student-run science magazine, would lose the office space in Curry Student Center it’s had for over 10 years, I felt conflicted. I recognized that Northeastern’s plan to replace some of the last remaining...

The countryside in Northern Ireland. Belfast was added as an N.U.in location in 2023. Photo courtesy Sencha Kreymerman.

Op-ed: What’s the Craic on N.U.in Belfast?

Sencha Kreymerman, contributor March 24, 2024

As far as Northeastern’s N.U.in locations go, Belfast is quite possibly the most random. Located in Northern Ireland, Belfast is the program’s newest location added in 2023 and appears to be one of the least popular. To my knowledge, only one person, out of my cohort of...

A variety of tea packets sit on a table. Northeastern started its Wellness Days pilot program in July 2022.

Op-ed: Wellness Days should become a permanent part of Northeastern semesters

Kara Orsini, columnist March 22, 2024

In July 2022, Northeastern University piloted its Wellness Days program, allowing undergraduate students two days per semester to receive excused absences from their classes. The program, implemented by Student Life, the Student Government Association and Active Minds, has returned...

SPD officer Kevin Dave in a police cruiser. Dave struck former Northeastern student Jaahnavi Kandula with his cruiser in January 2023. Photo courtesy Lucy Parsons Labs.

Op-ed: Police and motorist impunity failed Jaahnavi Kandula

Noah Colbert, contributor March 17, 2024

Seven thousand five hundred pedestrians were killed by drivers in the United States in 2022, the highest the mortality rate has been in 41 years. The scourge of vehicular violence against pedestrians has skyrocketed in the U.S., and in January 2023, it took the life of one of...