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Column: We will not “whiten up”

Column: We will not “whiten up”

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Though Northeastern boasts diversity, Black students struggle to navigate the harsh reality of existing in predominantly and/or presumed white spaces. Black students must be mindful of this through the application process and after acceptance. This “harsh reality” is implemented by universities...

An open letter to Aoun about voting

An open letter to Aoun about voting

October 17, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

I am a proud Husky and Ph.D. candidate in the physics department writing to urge that you make Election Day an official university holiday so students, faculty and staff can be freed of obligations and encouraged to vote. No one should have to choose between their academic or professional pursuits ...

Cartoon: Why should you vote?

Cartoon: Why should you vote?

October 17, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Editorial: New housing is not enough to stop gentrification

Editorial: New housing is not enough to stop gentrification

October 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the last year, Northeastern renovated a community playground and built a new apartment building on the edge of campus in an effort to improve relations with its neighboring communities. But, for a city that is just as famous for its struggle with inequality as its plethora of Dunkin Donuts locations, thi...

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

October 10, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Ben Rutberg, contributor As college students, it is our duty to be the voice of the younger generation. We have the power to shape our future by the way we vote. We will be living with the results of this November’s election far longer than the rest of the voting population, so it is especially im...

Editorial: We believe Ford

Editorial: We believe Ford

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In light of the current political climate and testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we at The News feel it is imperative to address the topic of sexual assault and harassment. This issue remains deeply embedded in our culture. In the United States alone, one in three wom...

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Column: We need to vote for our lives

October 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I forgot Oct. 1 marked the anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in Las Vegas. It is easy to lose track, with the staggering frequency of gun violence tragedies. Perhaps the real tragedy is not the America we live in, but how we must adapt to incompetent gun control laws as a nation. O...

Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every year, part-time and full-time students at Northeastern are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Plan, regardless of whether or not they already have health insurance. To reverse this enrollment, and the subsequent bill of $1999, students now have to embark on an unnecessarily...

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, columnist In a letter sent out by the Office of the President summarizing convocation, one line stood out: “... Learning is a reciprocal act …We acquire important lessons when we converse, question and collaborate with people from across our diverse community.” America is known to cloa...

Editorial: NU needs to cut all ties with I.C.E.

Editorial: NU needs to  cut all ties with I.C.E.

September 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As a university that prides itself on fostering a global community, Northeastern must evaluate what that means. Earlier this year, Northeastern’s law school launched a program to help undocumented students obtain legal status. With several statements publicizing this, the university stressed their support...

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