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The diplomatic boycott on the 2022 Olympic Games has been ineffective.

Op-ed: The Olympic Games should focus on sports, not politics

Tim Zhao, contributor February 26, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, officially came to an end Feb. 20.  Although the Games went smoothly, the appropriateness of Beijing as the host city was controversial among Western...

Stay nice online

Op-ed: The importance of staying nice online

Jethro R. Lee, contributor February 24, 2022

If you’ve ever been ignored through text, cyberbullied or received a text that was rude, chances are you’ve felt a sinking feeling in your stomach that makes the world momentarily seem miserable. The...

The newly FDA approved COVID-19 treatments should be made more accessible.

Op-ed: The high cost and inaccessibility of COVID-19 treatment

Gabriel Holder, contributor February 23, 2022

Last year saw the world grapple with some of the most infectious and virulent variants of the COVID-19 pandemic: Delta and Omicron. Although both variants have seen a sharp decline in positive cases, new...

Filipino Presidents war on drugs is deadly and inhumane.

Op-ed: Filipino President Duterte’s “War on Drugs” must finally end

Jethro R. Lee, contributor February 20, 2022

When Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016, he sought to keep his campaign promise that he would terminate criminality and illegal drugs through a ruthless “war on drugs.”...

Neither Northeastern, nor the city of Boston, is equipped to handle the volume of individuals seeking help with mental illness.

Op-ed: How hard is it to find a therapist in Boston?

Rachel Umansky-Castro, contributor February 10, 2022

COVID-19 has a devastating effect on this already large quantity of individuals needing therapy. The issue arose as there was an addition of people who wanted to seek therapy for the first time due to...

There must be action taken by students at Northeastern to reduce excessive food waste.

Op-ed: Students must do their part to reduce food waste

Alexandra Burnham, contributor February 10, 2022

Time with family and friends can often be centered around food. People tend to stuff themselves at family dinners and restaurants. With large dinners, there is always a surplus of entrees and sides, especially...

The filibuster is a major issue in American politics and the legislative system.

Op-ed: The busted filibuster: time to move on

Isabel Baron, contributor February 9, 2022

In recent years, if you see the word “Senate” in a news headline, odds are the word “filibuster” followed shortly after. A frequent fixture in the political realm as of late, the filibuster has...

Inhumane conditions at Rikers Island must be addressed and rectified.

Crisis at Riker’s Island points to larger issue of pre-trial detention

Renée Abbott, contributor January 23, 2022

Riker’s island, located in the East River between Queens and The Bronx, houses New York’s main jail complex and has ten jails with roughly 15,000 inmates. Recent photos from the New York Post show...

The threat of white vigilante violence is fueled by lack of legal repercussions.

Rittenhouse verdict: Self-defense laws serve white vigilantes

Erin Fine, news correspondent January 13, 2022

Last November, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on charges of intentional and reckless homicide, as well as reckless endangerment, but the consequences of his acquittal extend far past the three people...

Men, being human, are just as susceptible to mental illness as individuals of other genders.

Op-ed: When it comes to mental health, men need to feel more heard

Jethro R. Lee, contributor January 1, 2022

Editor’s note: The Huntington News wants students to know Northeastern University and elsewhere provide mental health resources for students. WeCare: [email protected], 617-373-7591, 226 Curry ...

Northeasterns COVID-19 guest policy restriction is unnecessary.

Op-ed: Northeastern should allow guests into dorms

Karen Kurson, contributor January 1, 2022

Northeastern has handled the COVID-19 pandemic exceptionally well. However, at this point, some restrictions are almost excessively cautious. One rule in particular seems especially harsh: the guest policy....

Michelle Wu, an Asian American woman, speaks to a crowd. Behind her, people hold signs supporting Lydia Edwards senate campaign.

Mayor Michelle Wu makes history in election win

Alyssa Endres, opinion editor December 12, 2021

The Nov. 2 Boston mayoral election was extremely historic — the candidate that was elected broke down barriers as the first Asian American woman elected to the position. Two people became frontrunners:...

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