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Column: Stop making martyrs out of police brutality victims and demand justice

Protesters flood the streets of Washington, DC in response police brutality in America.
Brittany Mendez, opinion editor September 3, 2020

You should not reach into your car after police officers taser you, but you should not be shot seven times if you do. You should not resist arrest if you are caught using counterfeit money, but you should...

Op-ed: Fulfilling Lincoln’s broken promises to Black America in the spirit of Dr. King, 57 years later

Thousands congregated to commemorate the 57th anniversary of MLK's March on Washington.
Sari Finn, contributor September 1, 2020

Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic. But when your people are disproportionately dying because of deep inequities within a system that has existed for the past 400 plus years, we have no choice but...

Op-ed: Who is responsible for a COVID-19 outbreak at Northeastern?

Northeastern and the surrounding community voice their concerns surrounding reopening campus.
Cara Marta Messina, contributor August 30, 2020

In late August, a student-run Northeastern class of 2024 Instagram account posted a story poll asking students if they intend to party, promising anonymity. The owner of the Instagram account then forwarded...

Op-ed: Voting by mail is the solution

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some believe mail-in ballots will help avoid spikes and increase voter turnout.
Noah Colbert, contributor August 27, 2020

It’s no secret: The United States has a serious problem with voter turnout. About 56 percent of voting-age citizens cast a ballot in 2016. We trail far behind the rest of the developed world in this...

Op-ed: Mail-in voting is not as efficient as it appears

Some Americans are concerned their votes won't be counted if the USPS cannot handle the influx of mail-in ballots.
Madison Boudreau Popovic, contributor August 24, 2020

Larry J. Sabato, an American political scientist and analyst, once said, “Every election is determined by the people who show up.” The act of “showing up,” though, has taken on a figurative meaning...

Op-ed: If you return to campus, either you’re all in or we’re all out

Students returning to campus in the fall will be required to wear face coverings at all times to keep the community safe.
Jacob Kemp, contributor August 21, 2020

You’re probably like me. You’ve spent the last five months or so wasting away in a quarantined purgatory, lamenting your lost summer plans and alternating between Netflix and TikTok, searching for...

Op-ed: Why Northeastern should proceed with reopening

With several safety precautions in place, some NU students are confident in returning to campus.
Elena Plumb, contributor August 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across America, with over 5 million cases and over 160,000 deaths. States have reversed reopening agendas, public officials have encouraged the reinstatement...

Op-ed: If we want to get out of this pandemic, we must stay home this semester

Students prepare for learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sari Finn, contributor August 21, 2020

Three in four students plan to return to college campuses if they are open, and I fall among the quarter of students who plan to stay home. The private rooms at my local public library will be my new classroom...

Op-ed: International students face unique challenges when deciding to return to campus during COVID-19

To return home, many international students must pass through busy travel hubs, like Dubai International Airport.
Pavithra Rajesh, contributor August 21, 2020

Like my peers, I’ve contemplated returning to campus by weighing issues of health, travel, cost and more. But as an international student, the decision was even harder. When Northeastern University...

Op-ed: Mass. Senate debate –– Kennedy contradicts and contradicts some more

Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III face off in a fiery debate for the Massachusetts' senate seat.
Jacob Kemp, contributor July 27, 2020

Perhaps no race better represents the ideological divisions growing in the Democratic Party than the current Senate primary between incumbent Sen. Ed Markey and his challenger, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III....

A Letter From the Editor

July 9, 2020

To all members, readers and supporters: The Huntington News condemns all acts of sexual violence and stands with victims and survivors of sexual abuse, especially those within the Northeastern community.  In...

Op-ed: Northeastern’s first Uyghur student denounces China’s mistreatment of his people

A child feeds doves in Kashgar, a historic city in the Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Kaiser Mejit, contributor July 3, 2020

I moved to Boston from Urumqi, the so-called capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, in late 1997. I arrived in the United States as the first Uyghur student at Northeastern University. As the...

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