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Op-ed: Greek life fees exclude low-income students

Op-ed: Greek life fees exclude low-income students

Sarah Olender, contributor

October 21, 2019

College students already dish out tons of money each semester, whether for tuition, housing or books, but some choose to spend even more to participate in Greek life. But the cost of joining a Greek organization can be a burden to some, as the prices are so high they exclude lower-income students, even at ...

Op-ed: To cultivate diversity in journalism, pay interns a living wage

Op-ed: To cultivate diversity in journalism, pay interns a living wage

Maya Homan, contributor

October 9, 2019

Every fall, news organizations large and small open applications for summer internships. The programs are, for the most part, relatively similar. They want students who are inquisitive, creative, gritty and good under pressure. However, despite the fact that applications are open to all students, the t...

Op-ed: European students should consider investing in Libra

Op-ed: European students should consider investing in Libra

Adrian Tolstoy, contributor

October 9, 2019

You might find it unimaginable that a $20 bill could be worth less than its face value; however, for many European banks and high-income earners, 20 euros is no longer worth 20 euros.  Due to negative interest rates set by the European Central Bank, cash deposits currently have a negative value. W...

Op-ed: Trump impeachment: morally correct, politically risky

Op-ed: Trump impeachment: morally correct, politically risky

Poon Singhatiraj, contributor

October 9, 2019

An unnamed CIA official submitted a whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Aug. 12, alleging that President Donald J. Trump abused his powers as the 45th president of the United States for his own personal and political gain. On Sept. 9, U.S. lawmakers were mad...

Op-ed: The complexities of the Climate Strike

Op-ed: The complexities of the Climate Strike

Marie Senescall, contributor

October 9, 2019

A youth-led community protest against climate change brought nearly 7,000 people to Boston City Hall Plaza Friday, Sept. 20, joining over 7.6 million protesters around the world. Students of all ages, including some from Northeastern, gathered with other climate advocates at the Boston Climate Strike to...

Op-ed: The Hong Kong crisis and Northeastern

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Joe Lantow, contributor

October 3, 2019

I spent my first semester at Northeastern abroad in Berlin as an N.U.in student. While I thoroughly enjoyed studying abroad, I initially misunderstood my role as an international student. When any student studies abroad they aren’t simply passively absorbing the culture of their host country, they als...

Op-ed: Northeastern should ban e-cigarettes across campus

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Cameron Barnett, contributor

October 2, 2019

It’s hard to escape vaping. It’s found all around the country, the state and the city. On street corners and walking to class, the shroud of vaping hangs over the student body, clouding it with its lingering smoke. It is not uncommon to have a blanket of vapor blown in your face as you’re walkin...

Op-ed: It’s time to question college rankings

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Poon Singhatiraj, contributor

October 2, 2019

As summer ends, many high school and college students look forward to seeing the newest college rankings. Many of these lists are compiled by companies created solely to judge universities and rank them based on predetermined methodologies. U.S. News & World Report releases what is considered the “gold standard” of such ra...

Op-ed: Textbook prices impose a heavy burden on students

Textbook publishers burden students by issuing new editions of similar textbooks.

Pavithra Rajesh, contributor

October 2, 2019

When most people consider the costs of their higher education, they usually think of tuition, housing and their source of food. Textbooks are yet another cost that must be considered. They might seem substantially insignificant compared to those larger expenses, but textbook prices impose a sizable additio...

Op-ed: Northeastern meal plans require students to fork over ridiculous sums

The Swipe2Care program holds students accountable to donate meals to fellow students.

Elena Plumb, contributor

September 26, 2019

The average American spends approximately $4 per meal, dining out included, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The average Northeastern first-year student spends $14.27 per meal.  Last April, Northeastern’s Student Government Association, or SGA, announced new meal plan options ...

Op-ed: A possible recession could impact co-op opportunities

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Adrian Tolstoy, contributor

September 25, 2019

In recent months, economists caught sight of a possible downturn in the United States economy. While it may not be imminent, it still raises concerns. In particular, a recession could impact a central part of Northeastern’s educational program: co-ops.  In July, the U.S. Treasury Department rele...

Op-ed: NU housing lottery disadvantages underclassmen

Op-ed: NU housing lottery disadvantages underclassmen

Emma Plante, contributor

September 25, 2019

The housing lottery at Northeastern leaves students uncertain about their living arrangements until the last minute, forcing them into unfortunate living situations  – and it doesn’t seem like there is much the university can do to remedy this issue. Although first- and second-year students are...