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Op-eds

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 Palestinian student, who then passed the journalist’s contact to me...

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 feature for me and the other queer people in my life are the gender-neutral...

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 right, advocating for violence or harm toward any group, including the call...

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, to the Times of Israel and finally WhatsApp. Chats with my family and gap-year...

Handmade signs sit on the floor of Curry Student Center next to a scroll listing the names of hundreds of Palestinian children killed in the Israel-Hamas war. The signs and scroll were part of a sit-in for Palestine hosted by Huskies for a Free Palestine Dec. 1.

Op-ed: No, Palestine is not complicated

Noah Colbert, contributor December 31, 2023

When Americans talk about Palestine, one word quickly arises: “complicated.” That word, and its closely related cousin “nuance,” seem to be the only words most are capable of using on an issue that is decidedly neither of those things. It is even more surprising to hear...

Op-ed: The Israel-Hamas conflict lays bare our moral (in)consistencies

Op-ed: The Israel-Hamas conflict lays bare our moral (in)consistencies

Jack Masliah, Contributor December 3, 2023

Following the Oct. 7 attacks, I was struck not only by the barbarity of the violence, but by the irreconcilable positions that many of my student peers chose to endorse. After reading the now infamous Harvard-Harris poll — conducted 11 days after the attack — I was shocked...

Op-ed: You don’t need to empty your wallet to vindicate your devotion

Op-ed: You don’t need to empty your wallet to vindicate your devotion

Jethro R. Lee, contributor December 3, 2023

Big names love to market themselves. For decades, merchandise has been a popular way of showing random strangers, “Hey! I am a fan of the people who designed what I’m wearing!” From cardigans to sweatshirts to mugs and photo coasters. Even Pizza Hut tried to get on the...

Op-ed: University communities can help keep SCOTUS in line

Op-ed: University communities can help keep SCOTUS in line

Joseph Brant, contributor December 3, 2023

After a flurry of hotly debated rulings delivered since the summer of 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States, or SCOTUS, has become an increasingly controversial institution in American politics. The Court has continued the work of its tumultuous 2022 term with the abrupt...

Op-ed: Silencing Palestinian student groups goes against university ideals – and the history of student protests

Op-ed: Silencing Palestinian student groups goes against university ideals – and the history of student protests

Salma Sheikh, Contributor December 1, 2023

Amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, university campuses across the United States have become grounds for ideological battles in the form of protests and demonstrations, particularly in the college city of Boston. The rise in protests, notably by pro-Palestinian groups, has...

Op-ed: Remember moderate opinions exist but are often concealed online

Op-ed: Remember moderate opinions exist but are often concealed online

Jethro R. Lee, contributor November 19, 2023

After spending many hours grinding through my work, there’s nothing I find more refreshing than opening up my laptop and scrolling through Reddit in the evening. My 2022 Reddit Recap affirmed that I spent the most time scrolling through the Northeastern subreddit, which makes...

Op-ed: Driving evolution through peaceful and forceful demonstrations

Op-ed: Driving evolution through peaceful and forceful demonstrations

Derek Telep, contributor November 19, 2023

In recent times, activism initiatives have burgeoned from silent demonstrations to confrontational acts. This has reignited the age-old debate: Are peaceful protests truly effective in enacting change? Recently, students on university campuses have been using their First Amendment...

Op-ed: White saviorism’s effect on transracial adoption

Op-ed: White saviorism’s effect on transracial adoption

Alyssa Enright, contributor November 7, 2023

Adoption is known as an alternative way to start or grow a family. It’s a beautiful thing that shows family isn’t just about blood. But there is also a different side to adoption, especially transracial adoption. Transracial adoption is when someone or a couple adopts a child...