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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...

Op-ed: It’s time to question college rankings

Op-ed: It’s time to question college rankings

Poon Singhatiraj, contributor

October 2, 2019

As summer ends, many high school and college students look forward to seeing the newest college rankings. Many of these lists are compiled by companies created solely to judge universities and rank them based on predetermined methodologies. U.S. News & World Report releases what is considered the “gold standard” of such ra...

Op-ed: Textbook prices impose a heavy burden on students

Op-ed: Textbook prices impose a heavy burden on students

Pavithra Rajesh, contributor

October 2, 2019

When most people consider the costs of their higher education, they usually think of tuition, housing and their source of food. Textbooks are yet another cost that must be considered. They might seem substantially insignificant compared to those larger expenses, but textbook prices impose a sizable additio...

Op-ed: Northeastern meal plans require students to fork over ridiculous sums

Op-ed: Northeastern meal plans require students to fork over ridiculous sums

Elena Plumb, contributor

September 25, 2019

The average American spends approximately $4 per meal, dining out included, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The average Northeastern first-year student spends $14.27 per meal.  Last April, Northeastern’s Student Government Association, or SGA, announced new meal plan options ...

Op-ed: A possible recession could impact co-op opportunities

Op-ed: A possible recession could impact co-op opportunities

Adrian Tolstoy, contributor

September 25, 2019

In recent months, economists caught sight of a possible downturn in the United States economy. While it may not be imminent, it still raises concerns. In particular, a recession could impact a central part of Northeastern’s educational program: co-ops.  In July, the U.S. Treasury Department rele...

Op-ed: NU housing lottery disadvantages underclassmen

Op-ed: NU housing lottery disadvantages underclassmen

Emma Plante, contributor

September 25, 2019

The housing lottery at Northeastern leaves students uncertain about their living arrangements until the last minute, forcing them into unfortunate living situations  – and it doesn’t seem like there is much the university can do to remedy this issue. Although first- and second-year students are...

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

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

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...

Column: Calls to rebuild Notre-Dame set example of global unity

Column: Calls to rebuild Notre-Dame set example of global unity

Melissa Wells, news staff

April 17, 2019

At 6:43 p.m. Monday, the historic landmark, monument of faith and heart of Paris that is the Notre-Dame began to burn. The cathedral took nearly 200 years to build after construction began in 1163. Home to many of the most important works of art and relics in Christian history, Notre-Dame is a symbol of France that...

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

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

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...

Column: Assange arrest spells trouble for the First Amendment

Column: Assange arrest spells trouble for the First Amendment

Matt Hersey, columnist

April 17, 2019

Last Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London and dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy by British officials on charges of failing to surrender to the court and was convicted. Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, but made international headlines when he leaked a video of a Unite...

Column: Southern border is not a dilemma, rather an opportunity

Column: Southern border is not a dilemma, rather an opportunity

Matt Hersey, columnist

April 10, 2019

Two weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump threatened to close the southern border, blaming Mexico for the increased number of migrants seeking entry into the United States. In a series of tweets, Trump blamed Democrats for what he considered “weak” immigration laws and billions of dollars lost to ...