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People demonstrate at the Climate Justice Strike Oct. 15, 2020.

Op-ed: Solving climate change starts from the bottom-up

Rahul Rao, contributor February 10, 2021

During the past four years, climate policy has been a heavily debated topic, especially after the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017. Since then, confusion, misinformation...

Big pharmaceutical companies have a history of participating in controversial practices.

Op-ed: Big Pharma’s true influence

Ella Witt, contributor February 9, 2021

In January 2020, I began my first semester on-campus at Northeastern and my second year taking Effexor, an antidepressant. One day, I mistakenly ran out of the medication, and, due to a pharmacy mix-up,...

Former President Donald J. Trump was banned from Twitter for inciting violence after the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Op-ed: Banning Trump from Twitter was a bandaid on a deeper wound

Noah Colbert, contributor February 3, 2021

Conservatives are in a tough spot. Last November, they went all in to support former President Donald J. Trump, screaming from the mountaintops about election fraud, furiously retweeting every poorly edited...

Former President Donald J. Trumps Twitter account was permanently suspended Jan. 8.

Column: Big Tech is officially on their way to establishing an echo chamber

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist February 3, 2021

When Big Tech began censoring former President Donald J. Trump a few months ago, I told people this would cascade into something more disastrous — something more detrimental to democracy at its core....

The construction of Lightview has sparked much controversy surrounding gentrification in the Roxbury community.

Op-ed: Overcoming gentrification as much as we can

Maeve Singer, contributor February 2, 2021

Last summer, when Northeastern announced it was implementing the NUflex program in the fall and inviting students back to campus, the city of Boston was skeptical. Contagious disease experts, including...

Northeasterns COVID-19 guidelines are not taking into account the sex lives of students.

Op-ed: The “New Normal” at Northeastern fails to consider one thing

Jasmine Chan, contributor February 1, 2021

An update from Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan regarding COVID-19 policies for the Spring 2021 semester at Northeastern opens with the statement, “Working together...

The unsympathetic reactions to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion are indicative of a bigger problem.

Op-ed: Megan Thee Stallion emotional abuse is a reflection on the treatment of Black women

Lily Elwood, contributor January 31, 2021

Misogynoir (noun): the specific hatred, dislike, distrust and prejudice directed toward Black women.  The term has recently gained traction across the internet as violence against Black women has been...

Northeastern should be flexible with some aspects of its Dialogue of Civilizations program.

Op-ed: Northeastern should extend the first-year honors Dialogue of Civilizations’ fee waiver

Katie Mogg, contributor January 29, 2021

Northeastern held its annual Dialogue of Civilizations fair virtually Jan. 20, showcasing the university’s unique summer study abroad programs. Held in high regard by the university, these programs “offer...

The antiquated American education system must be overhauled.

Op-ed: Why the American education system is failing us

Jack Trapp, contributor January 26, 2021

Think back to your elementary school days. What were your lessons like? What were you taught? If you grew up in the United States, you’ll most likely recall the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by classes...

Landmark case Roe v. Wade continues to be a contentious Supreme Court decision in American politics

Op-ed: Beyond Roe v. Wade

Sydney Somerville, contributor January 20, 2021

Last year, in October, Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative Catholic judge, was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. In the following days, my news feed was dominated by articles about the landmark...

The Uyghurs, native to the Xinjiang Region in Northwestern China, are facing unprecedented persecution from the Chinese Communist Party.

Op-ed: This holiday season, I remember the plights of my native Uyghur people

Kaiser Mejit, contributor December 11, 2020

I spent this Thanksgiving at home, responding to holiday greetings from my friends and reflecting after I read this op-ed detailing how poetry is keeping my native Uyghur culture alive. On one hand,...

Some students are opposed to implementing a universal pass/fail system this semester.

Op-ed: Northeastern shouldn’t implement a universal pass/fail grading system

Katie Mogg, contributor December 8, 2020

This year has been exceptionally stressful and emotionally exhausting, so the extra pressure to excel in school may seem like the last thing the Northeastern community needs. In conjunction with this sentiment,...

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