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Op-Ed: Systems are human constructs

Op-Ed: Systems are human constructs

February 8, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Our society is made up of systems, ways of organizing people and ideas to fit the mold. Systems are neither perfect nor bullet-proof; when systems crumble, the resulting negative impacts will inflict burdens on society. These negative impacts can be translated into inequality, increased competition and hatre...

Column: Commercials should focus on the product, not social issues

Column: Commercials should focus on the product, not social issues

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Maria Lovato, editorial columnist The Patriots weren’t the only ones who lost Sunday night. The majority of advertisers who aired commercials during the Super Bowl lost, too, when they chose to rely on humanitarian issues to promote their products instead of the merits of the products themselves...

Editorial: Feeding hungry students should be as simple as skipping on Outtakes

Editorial: Feeding hungry students should be as simple as skipping on Outtakes

February 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s Saturday afternoon and you realize that you still have three swipes left for the week. The horror! You essentially have three options — try to eat dinner three times in one night, lose out on the swipes or trade them in for points at Outtakes. But what if there was another option, something y...

Column: How Trump’s rhetoric has embedded itself into American culture

Column: How Trump’s rhetoric has embedded itself into American culture

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Maria Lovato, columnist After the 2016 election, our world seemed to change overnight. “Controversy” became an overused term when discussing any issue, whether on news broadcasts, in newspaper articles or on social media. Now, people frequently talk about “division” and “our current political cl...

Editorial: Students lack appreciation for campus workers

Editorial: Students lack appreciation for campus workers

January 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

They are all around us, yet it seems many of us don’t even notice. Roaming the halls of Northeastern’s academic buildings after dark, they empty each trash can and vacuum away each dirty footprint on the floor. They make our breakfasts, our lunches, our dinners. Many students’ first conversation ...

Op-Ed: UNICEF is more than just a name

Op-Ed: UNICEF is more than just a name

January 31, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

The United Nations Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, is more than just a name for an organization. UNICEF’s mission is to aid children in crisis areas who do not have access to the resources we are so privileged to be surrounded by. By now, most people have probably heard of the Syrian refugee cr...

Editorial: The backlash to Aziz Ansari scandal is discouraging for us all

January 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Master of None is a strikingly ironic name for Aziz Ansari’s award-winning television series considering his recent alleged involvement in a sexual assault scandal, in which he is painted as a powerful predator. The piece published on Babe was written by Katie Way, who told the story of a woman ...

Op-Ed: Women’s March excludes transgender community

Op-Ed: Women’s March excludes transgender community

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017. The next day, in every corner of the world, women marched. Exactly one year later, women and their allies marched again. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and allies alike marched in protest against the administration. They m...

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At universities across New England, professors tend to be politically liberal, and Northeastern is no different. President Donald J. Trump is not popular among many professors here, and snide comments about the administration are common, at least in my arts and media courses. With that, though, can...

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