The Huntington News

Op-ed: Alleviating boundaries to higher education

Op-ed: Alleviating boundaries to higher education

Adrian Tolstoy, contributor

October 30, 2019

The so-called “land of opportunity” lacks accessible higher education, especially compared to many other developed nations. The United States is undergoing a student debt crisis, with student debt nearly doubling over this past decade. Considering college tuition has increased eight times faster than wages ...

Op-ed: Northeastern needs to address its holiday hangover

Op-ed: Northeastern needs to address its holiday hangover

Cameron Barnett, contributor

October 30, 2019

For some college students, the holidays are anything but a vacation. Winter break, as well as the shorter Thanksgiving vacation, means watching other students return to their homes and families while those with fewer financial resources are left with nothing but the cold Boston air to demonstrate their...

Op-ed: Mandatory attendance takes away students’ autonomy

Op-ed: Mandatory attendance takes away students’ autonomy

Emma Plante, contributor

October 23, 2019

“Attendance is mandatory and will be factored into your grade,” says nearly every professor during the first week of classes. Most courses begin the same way: you walk into the first meeting of the semester, a stack of syllabi is passed around the room and the professor outlines policies and expectati...

Op-ed: Affirmative action grants opportunity to marginalized applicants

Op-ed: Affirmative action grants opportunity to marginalized applicants

Yuki Takahashi, contributor

October 21, 2019

On Oct. 1, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs presided over the highly publicized case brought by a group of Asian-American applicants, or Students for Fair Admissions, against Harvard University. The group claimed Harvard’s race-aware admission process discriminated against Asian-American applicants. The case garnered significant public attention, as it once again ques...

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 ...

Column: NYC ban on “Illegal Alien” sets a double standard

Column: NYC ban on “Illegal Alien” sets a double standard

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

October 9, 2019

As of last month, it is a crime in New York City to use the term “illegal alien” in a discriminatory manner or threaten to call immigration officials on someone based on their actual or perceived immigration status. However, no legal consequences have ever existed to deter people from using more severe deroga...

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

Op-ed: The Hong Kong crisis and Northeastern

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

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

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...