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Op-ed: If we don’t vote, Trump’s daydreaming will keep hurting us

Some college students are supporting Biden's campaign for presidency because of his proposed policies.

Jonas D. Ruzek, contributor

September 19, 2020

Unfortunately for the American public, it is one of the worst periods in U.S. history for the White House to indulge in general dishonesty and delusion. Given the over 190,000 confirmed deaths of Americans due to COVID-19, a deafening economic plummet and the continuing debate about systemic racis...

Op-ed: The hypocrisy of “Protecting the Pack”

Op-ed: The hypocrisy of “Protecting the Pack”

George LaBour, contributor

September 10, 2020

Content warning: discussion of suicidal thoughts Editor’s note: The Huntington News wants students to know Northeastern University and elsewhere provide mental health resources for students. WeCare: [email protected], 617-373-7591, 226 Curry  University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS): [email protected]

Op-ed: America’s supposed commitment to nonviolence rings hollow

On June 1, protestors demanded justice outside of the White House.

Noah Colbert, contributor

September 8, 2020

“Congratulations, you just solved racism.” Sardonic comments in this vein abounded on social media Aug. 26 when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to participate in that night’s playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The boycott, soon followed by the rest of the NBA, came in response to the outcry ov...

Op-ed: The model minority myth is detrimental and must be dismantled

An NU student reflects on the harmful impacts of the model minority myth.

Taylor Hsu, contributor

September 6, 2020

Do you believe in your identity? Growing up, I joked about myself by perpetuating the stereotypes I had become so accustomed to hearing. Other Asian Americans around me made similar jokes, all at our own expense and to deal with the low-level racism we faced. Joking about it became a way to cope wi...

Op-ed: Fulfilling Lincoln’s broken promises to Black America in the spirit of Dr. King, 57 years later

Thousands congregated to commemorate the 57th anniversary of MLK's March on Washington.

Sari Finn, contributor

September 1, 2020

Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic. But when your people are disproportionately dying because of deep inequities within a system that has existed for the past 400 plus years, we have no choice but to gather in solidarity to demand justice.  On Aug. 28, thousands congregated for the The March o...

Op-ed: Who is responsible for a COVID-19 outbreak at Northeastern?

Northeastern and the surrounding community voice their concerns surrounding reopening campus.

Cara Marta Messina, contributor

August 30, 2020

In late August, a student-run Northeastern class of 2024 Instagram account posted a story poll asking students if they intend to party, promising anonymity. The owner of the Instagram account then forwarded the usernames to Northeastern administration. While not the purpose of this op-ed, the choice ...

Op-ed: Voting by mail is the solution

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some believe mail-in ballots will help avoid spikes and increase voter turnout.

Noah Colbert, contributor

August 27, 2020

It’s no secret: The United States has a serious problem with voter turnout. About 56 percent of voting-age citizens cast a ballot in 2016. We trail far behind the rest of the developed world in this regard, even though 70 percent of Americans believe high voter turnout in presidential elections is important....

Op-ed: Mail-in voting is not as efficient as it appears

Some Americans are concerned their votes won't be counted if the USPS cannot handle the influx of mail-in ballots.

Madison Boudreau Popovic, contributor

August 24, 2020

Larry J. Sabato, an American political scientist and analyst, once said, “Every election is determined by the people who show up.” The act of “showing up,” though, has taken on a figurative meaning as more people opt to mail-in their ballots due to the current pandemic.  People have mail...

Op-ed: If you return to campus, either you’re all in or we’re all out

Students returning to campus in the fall will be required to wear face coverings at all times to keep the community safe.

Jacob Kemp, contributor

August 21, 2020

You’re probably like me. You’ve spent the last five months or so wasting away in a quarantined purgatory, lamenting your lost summer plans and alternating between Netflix and TikTok, searching for any form of entertainment as the world seems to crumble around you. You may have lost a loved...

Op-ed: Why Northeastern should proceed with reopening

With several safety precautions in place, some NU students are confident in returning to campus.

Elena Plumb, contributor

August 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across America, with over 5 million cases and over 160,000 deaths. States have reversed reopening agendas, public officials have encouraged the reinstatement of lockdown orders and schools across the nation have moved online for the semester. However, Nor...

Op-ed: If we want to get out of this pandemic, we must stay home this semester

Students prepare for learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sari Finn, contributor

August 21, 2020

Three in four students plan to return to college campuses if they are open, and I fall among the quarter of students who plan to stay home. The private rooms at my local public library will be my new classroom this semester instead of the outrageously priced on-campus apartments. I chose to stay home for the simpl...

Op-ed: International students face unique challenges when deciding to return to campus during COVID-19

To return home, many international students must pass through busy travel hubs, like Dubai International Airport.

Pavithra Rajesh, contributor

August 21, 2020

Like my peers, I’ve contemplated returning to campus by weighing issues of health, travel, cost and more. But as an international student, the decision was even harder. When Northeastern University closed dorms mid-March, I was forced to rush home within three days. I booked an expensive flight ho...