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Op-ed: ISEC Phase II presents new problems for NU students and Roxbury residents

The construction of ISEC II raises concerns in the NU and Roxbury communities.

Poon Singhatiraj, contributor

September 18, 2019

Northeastern is planning to build another ISEC building, barely two years after the first opened. On May 2, 2019, Kathy Spiegelman, vice president and chief of campus planning and development at NU, sent a letter to the Boston Planning and Development Agency stating that the project, dubbed ISEC II, would be located “just west ...

Op-ed: Marginalized at NU – My Experiences

Op-ed: Marginalized at NU – My Experiences

Jordan E. Clark, contributor

September 18, 2019

As a gay, disabled, racially ambiguous, African American man currently experiencing poverty, I am struggling to access the full range of resources Northeastern University offers its students. The institutional bias I have experienced toward my intersecting marginalized groups make me feel unheard whe...

Op-ed: Transparency and inclusion will rebuild student trust in SGA

Chris Brown and Gabby Nobile may have won the election, but they have yet to win student trust.

April 17, 2019

I started to care about student government halfway through my sophomore year at Northeastern. I voted for Elliot Horen and Suchira Sharma when they ran uncontested for Student Government Association, or SGA, president and executive vice president respectively in 2016. It wasn’t until they introduc...

Op-ed: Giving Day agenda reveals Northeastern’s real priorities

Giving Day is advertised as a day-long philanthropic initiative in which the Northeastern community is asked to

Maya Homan

April 2, 2019

It is unreasonable for Northeastern to target parents of current students and ask them to give more money on Giving Day. This is not a gift. It’s a tax, and students should not be expected to pay it.

Op-ed: Northeastern students support faculty

Op-ed: Northeastern students support faculty

March 27, 2019

Northeastern students have a responsibility to foster solidarity in our community and advocate for faculty’s right to a union election.

Op-ed: Is starving our teenagers the new fast track to health?

Projects aimed at weight loss advocate dangerous methods to maintain a suppressed body weight.

Kristen Kilgallen

February 27, 2019

Why are we subjecting kids to methods scientifically proven to cause metabolic damage, hormone imbalances, an unhealthy relationships with food and negative self-esteem? The pre-existing notions of weight must be challenged and changed.

Op-ed: Can any film topple “Roma” for Best Picture?

The 92nd Academy Awards aired this past Sunday.

Lal Birali

February 20, 2019

The Oscars are predictably unpredictable. But since I am a betting man, I believe the Academy will go with “Roma” for the final award of Best Picture.

Op-ed: Trump’s SOTU speech was predictably problematic

President Donald J. Trump gave his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to the 116th United States Congress.

Deanna Schwartz, news staff

February 15, 2019

The State of the Union was nothing out of the ordinary for Donald Trump. When Trump wasn’t directly lying, he was misleading the American public by spinning facts to fit his narrative that he has “made America great again."

Op-ed: Swipe2Care is good, but not a long-term solution

A few students lounge in a corner of one of Northeastern's increasingly expensive dining halls.

Lukas Illion

February 12, 2019

Swipe2Care allows students to donate unused meal swipes to those who may not be able to afford enough. It does not bother me that the university is utilizing its dining halls to yield a profit. It bothers me that the administration is using Swipe2Care to make the dining halls seem more affordable.

Op-ed: Trans joining the military isn’t a problem

Rejecting transgender military members because of their identities is not just wrong, it denies their right to express who they are.

Paige Stern

February 6, 2019

The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to put their transgender military ban into effect while the case is debated in lower courts. These individuals are being denied from serving as the gender they mentally and emotionally exist as, and it is disheartening.

Op-ed: Gillette ad highlights toxic masculinity

The Gillette ad shows how people should treat each other, men and women alike.

Riana Buchman

February 2, 2019

It does not need to start with “boys will be boys.” Healthy masculinity should be instilled from a young age, so boys can learn how to reach the “best a man can be.”

Op-ed: Northeastern has a Canada Goose problem

Every other student is wearing a winter coat with the famous emblem on their sleeve: Canada Goose.

Deanna Schwartz

January 30, 2019

Every time I see one of these coats, something stirs inside of me. It’s not because I want a Canada Goose coat. It’s because I think Canada Goose coats are a terrible plague on Northeastern.