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Op-ed: Mass. Senate debate –– Kennedy contradicts and contradicts some more

Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III face off in a fiery debate for the Massachusetts' senate seat.

Jacob Kemp, contributor

July 27, 2020

Perhaps no race better represents the ideological divisions growing in the Democratic Party than the current Senate primary between incumbent Sen. Ed Markey and his challenger, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III. As the race starts speeding up toward the Sept. 1 vote, with Sunday night’s debate igniting spark...

Op-ed: Northeastern’s first Uyghur student denounces China’s mistreatment of his people

A child feeds doves in Kashgar, a historic city in the Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Kaiser Mejit, contributor

July 3, 2020

I moved to Boston from Urumqi, the so-called capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, in late 1997. I arrived in the United States as the first Uyghur student at Northeastern University. As the only Uyghur in Boston at the time, I expressed my feelings of loneliness in The Northeastern News. My pi...

Op-ed: Journalism alumni call on Aoun to stop stonewalling The News

Op-ed: Journalism alumni call on Aoun to stop stonewalling The News

Alumni of the Northeastern School of Journalism and The Huntington News

June 16, 2020

Last month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Joseph E. Aoun appeared on CNN to discuss Northeastern’s ambitious plan to reopen campus this fall. In December and January, Aoun spoke to the New York Times about the school. Yet, for the past seven years, Aoun and his team have repeatedly refused ...

Op-ed: In response to Aoun

Northeastern students react to President Joseph E. Aoun's statements regarding racism in America.

Cara Jones, contributor

June 8, 2020

Dear President Joseph E. Aoun, My name is Cara Jones and I am a Black student in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. When I was a senior in high school applying to colleges, Northeastern was my absolute first choice, prompting me to apply early decision. In addition to the...

Op-ed: AICUM, it’s time to choose a side

Op-ed: AICUM, it’s time to choose a side

Lauren Rothschild, Sara Flynn, and Lorena Leza

May 22, 2020

Massachusetts is world-renowned for its leadership in higher education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students attend its academic institutions to pursue their studies, explore research opportunities, create change and benefit from the state's exceptional educational experiences. Each year, however,...

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...