The Huntington News

Column: Black history isn’t ancient history

Column: Black history isn’t ancient history

Brittany Mendez, news staff

February 20, 2019

Although Black History Month has existed for most of our lifetimes, that is not the case for many of our living relatives. It is not only important to remember, it is important to commemorate because it is history still in the making.

Column: Homelessness is a circumstance, not a trait

Column: Homelessness is a circumstance, not a trait

Matt Hersey, columnist

February 20, 2019

Wandering home, padding through snow back to a warm room is a privilege we should all experience. Yet, throughout Boston, forgotten residents fell asleep cold and wet.

Op-ed: Can any film topple “Roma” for Best Picture?

Op-ed: Can any film topple “Roma” for Best Picture?

Lal Birali

February 20, 2019

The Oscars are predictably unpredictable. But since I am a betting man, I believe the Academy will go with “Roma” for the final award of Best Picture.

Cartoon: Valentine’s Day

Cartoon: Valentine’s Day

February 20, 2019

Op-ed: Trump’s SOTU speech was predictably problematic

Op-ed: Trump’s SOTU speech was predictably problematic

Deanna Schwartz, news staff

February 15, 2019

The State of the Union was nothing out of the ordinary for Donald Trump. When Trump wasn’t directly lying, he was misleading the American public by spinning facts to fit his narrative that he has “made America great again."

Op-ed: Swipe2Care is good, but not a long-term solution

Op-ed: Swipe2Care is good, but not a long-term solution

Lukas Illion

February 12, 2019

Swipe2Care allows students to donate unused meal swipes to those who may not be able to afford enough. It does not bother me that the university is utilizing its dining halls to yield a profit. It bothers me that the administration is using Swipe2Care to make the dining halls seem more affordable.

Column: There’s more to the wall battle than politics

Column: There’s more to the wall battle than politics

Matt Hersey, columnist

February 7, 2019

We don’t need a wall. We don’t need Americans rationing insulin or money for food. We certainly don’t need elderly elite politicians making decisions that will handicap our empathy tomorrow. This humanitarian issue deserves a humanitarian response, not a cold, rigid steel wall.

Letter to the editor: Let Northeastern full-time faculty hold a union election

Letter to the editor: Let Northeastern full-time faculty hold a union election

February 7, 2019

As full-time, non-tenure track faculty, we are deeply invested in our departments, our scholarship and most of all, our students. It is because of this investment in our students that we continue to imagine how to improve our conditions as teachers. We call on Aoun to embody the spirit of valuing faculty voice and allow full-time non-tenure track faculty to vote.

Column: Black History Month celebrates American greatness

Column: Black History Month celebrates American greatness

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

February 7, 2019

Our history is dark, but we have always paved a path for the success of future generations. So, this month, The News will dedicate a column each week to this celebration — a small gesture to a community ingrained in the foundation of this country and essential to that American greatness we all applaud today.

Op-ed: Trans joining the military isn’t a problem

Op-ed: Trans joining the military isn’t a problem

Paige Stern

February 6, 2019

The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to put their transgender military ban into effect while the case is debated in lower courts. These individuals are being denied from serving as the gender they mentally and emotionally exist as, and it is disheartening.

Column: Where does the Pledge of Allegiance belong?

Column: Where does the Pledge of Allegiance belong?

Miska Salemann, guest columnist

February 2, 2019

There is something bewildering about expecting students to say an oath in a seemingly “free” country, especially in one built by dissidents. Yet, in the United States, we do.

Op-ed: Gillette ad highlights toxic masculinity

Op-ed: Gillette ad highlights toxic masculinity

Riana Buchman

February 2, 2019

It does not need to start with “boys will be boys.” Healthy masculinity should be instilled from a young age, so boys can learn how to reach the “best a man can be.”