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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Opinion

Op-ed: ‘You Need To Calm Down’: A look at Taylor Swift and the NFL

Op-ed: ‘You Need To Calm Down’: A look at Taylor Swift and the NFL

Lily Cooper, contributor March 17, 2024

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just want an excuse to eat some wings, Americans everywhere watch the Super Bowl. The 2024 game, which took place Feb. 11 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, saw the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers and eventually...

Op-ed: Lessons from an international student in regulatory affairs

Op-ed: Lessons from an international student in regulatory affairs

Attrayee “Atty” Chakraborty, contributor March 10, 2024

Navigating a career as an international student going into a completely new field has been exciting, to say the least. After graduating college in India with a degree in biotechnology, I believed that researching protein biostructure was the only path open to me. Slowly, I started...

 A ballot dropbox located outside City Hall in 2020. Members of the American public have expressed concern over the ages of presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who are 81 years old and 77 years old, respectively.

Op-ed: My grandfather’s peers shouldn’t be president

Alexis Algazy, contributor March 7, 2024

My grandfather might be the healthiest 81-year-old I’ve ever met, but that does not mean he is fit to hold any political office in this country. Aging comes with an array of side effects, often including memory loss. This is not a process to be ashamed of; however, those entrusted...

 A fence blocks off the temporarily closed main entrance to Snell Library. A two-year project to renovate Snell Library started in 2023.

Op-ed: Snell doesn’t need renovations, Northeastern just needs another library

Kara Orsini, columnist March 7, 2024

A library is perhaps one of the most essential places on a college campus. It’s a space that’s meant to foster a student’s success by providing them with a productive and comfortable environment to work in. Northeastern’s Snell Library lacks these characteristics, and...

Op-ed: ChatGPT — The ‘write’ tool for classroom success

Op-ed: ChatGPT — The ‘write’ tool for classroom success

Sencha Kreymerman, contributor February 22, 2024

“As the ink of traditional lesson plans dries, a new chapter unfolds, written not by the hand of the teacher, but by the algorithmic brilliance of ChatGPT. The quill has transformed into code, and the result is an epiphany that threatens to rewrite the very script of education...

Op-ed: Minimum wage may never feel like enough in Massachusetts

Op-ed: Minimum wage may never feel like enough in Massachusetts

Kara Orsini, columnist February 22, 2024

I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life. This state is where I was raised and educated, but most of all, it is a state I have seen get increasingly more expensive to live in as each year passes. In late January, the city section of The News published a piece on the stagnation...

Protesters gather on Krentzman Quad during an emergency rally hosted by Huskies for a Free Palestine Jan. 10. Students across the country have criticized universities for their lack of outcry about genocide in Gaza.

Op-ed: Student protests matter

Robin L. Reed, contributor February 19, 2024

In every generation, students have been the conscience of the world because they are free from intimidation or concerns for repercussions. I am a physician who has dedicated my entire life to saving the lives of others. My involvement in anti-Apartheid protests in the late...

Op-ed: Biden is still the best option for college students

Op-ed: Biden is still the best option for college students

Patrick O'Neal, contributor February 16, 2024

In the United States, skepticism has been mounting in recent months about the Biden administration. With concerns about President Joe Biden’s age, frequent criticism over his handling of the Israel-Hamas war and the remainders of a post-COVID-19 inflation scare, there has been...

Students socialize and eat in the International Village dining hall. Many students with allergies and dietary restrictions have had trouble finding suitable meals at Northeasterns dining halls.

Op-ed: Northeastern student dining is in disrepair

Niya Plynton, contributor February 15, 2024

Northeastern needs to do a better job of providing students with meals that nurture the mind and body. As a Northeastern attendee with allergies and dietary restrictions, I have noticed there is little consistency in allergy-friendly food in the dining halls on campus. Food insecurity...

Op-ed: Co-op class doesn’t prepare students for the difficulties of transitioning through cycle

Op-ed: Co-op class doesn’t prepare students for the difficulties of transitioning through cycle

Kara Orsini, columnist February 13, 2024

A majority of Northeastern students opt to become a full-time employee for six months during their education by way of participating in the university’s co-op program. Students get a taste of being the adults they aspire to be by having a job in the field they are actively...

Op-ed: Financial literacy for students at NEU

Op-ed: Financial literacy for students at NEU

Tim Zhao, contributor January 27, 2024

You might believe that today's inflation rates are high, but in comparison, college expenses have increased even more dramatically. In the United States, the current student loan borrowing system has led many college students to resort to monumental loans, leaving them under...

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Op-ed: Confronting the stigma of substance abuse on campus

Derek Telep, contributor  January 27, 2024

Around 21 million Americans suffer from an addiction, and contrary to popular belief, it is also treatable, yet only a mere 10% will seek treatment. To address this, we must dispel prevailing misconceptions, notably that drug addiction and alcoholism are choices, despite the...