The Huntington News

Op-ed: When my Faith met Birthright

Op-ed: When my Faith met Birthright

October 25, 2017

By Rachael Sverdlove When I came to college, I started my conversion from Catholicism to Judaism. I grew up mainly Catholic, but I always felt a deep longing to learn more about my Jewish ancestry. Until I came to Northeastern, I was not in an environment in which I could discover myself spiritually. A...

Letter to the Editor: Call for clean energy

Letter to the Editor: Call for clean energy

October 19, 2017

Dear Editor, In good weather on my days off, I take a stroll with my little spotted beagle and bask in the benefits of my favorite star the sun. I watch the wind ripple through the tall grass and I marvel at the power of the sun and the wind; wondering why we’re so reliant on dirty sources of ene...

Letter to the Editor: The life of a student-athlete

Letter to the Editor: The life of a student-athlete

October 11, 2017

I am a fourth-year chemical engineer on the pre-medical track. I am also a student-athlete at Northeastern competing for my final season on the women's swimming and diving team. The Colonial Athletic Association representatives have asked us athletes to show what it’s like “behind the scenes” o...

Op-ed: Cinema’s last stand

October 5, 2017

Netflix. Hulu. Prime. HBO Go. Amazon Fire Stick. Chromecast. Movie theaters, cinemas and drive-ins are dying. Each new streaming entertainment service is another stab wound to the cinema industry. Unfortunately, with the interminable obsession with technology, there doesn’t seem to be much incentiv...

Op-ed: You should join YAL

September 21, 2017

Summer classes, summer vacation, summer job, summer co-op… Summer is a busy time for all here at Northeastern. I took the liberty of making my summer be about liberty by attending the Young Americans for Liberty National Convention. The event is an invite-only, four-day long conference for libert...

Op-ed: Then They Came for Me: Why I’m Standing Now With the Graduate Student Union

A panel of five past and present union members discussed Graduate Employees of Northeastern University's push to unionize.  / Photo by Brian Bae

September 14, 2017

  In the last year, I have been either a project manager or research assistant for five projects on campus. With my graduate stipend, I have a steady income and health insurance. With my extra research positions, I can pay for groceries and my own dental care. I might have $10,120.85 in credit...

Op-ed: American Classroom program hurt by changes

Op-ed: American Classroom program hurt by changes

April 20, 2017

The American Classroom program in the College of Professional Studies is “an innovative transitional experience for international students” that “provides a comprehensive academic and cultural experience,” according to the program website. Its stated goal is to offer international students an opportunity to improve their English language proficiency together w...

Op-ed: Student groups support HOWL

HOWL joins to march with Boston's Local 26 in front of the Prudential Center on Huntington Avenue.

April 19, 2017

As dining hall workers launch their campaign for $35,000 minimum annual incomes and affordable health care, Huskies Organizing With Labor (HOWL) is building a coalition of student groups to support a just contract for these workers, who make up a vital part of the Northeastern community. In 2012, 45 s...

Op-ed: CAMD needs funds

April 13, 2017

  Last week, I walked out of my alternative photographic processes class with a knot of frustration in my brain. Our professor had just informed our small class that we had begun to run out of chemicals and printing paper required as part of our final, and that in order to finish it, we woul...

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

Members of DivestNU hold posters and hand out flyers outside the ISEC building as guests arrive. / Photo by Dylan Shen

April 6, 2017

  After years of planning and construction, Northeastern finally opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Monday. Meant to herald a new era of collaboration between students and faculty across a wide variety of academic disciplines, the impressive new buildi...

Op-ed: Resist Trump by building worker-student power

More than 100 students walked out of class in January in solidarity with dining workers. / Photo by Lauren Scornavacca

March 29, 2017

  Affordable health care, livable wages and immigrants’ rights have fallen dead center in the crosshairs of the administration of President Donald J. Trump, and people everywhere are fighting back—including students and workers on our own campus. On Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in 320 Shi...