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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Opinion

A wipe dispenser encourages students and staff to take a wipe. The pandemic sparked a greater effort to take public health seriously, one that ultimately died out.

Op-ed: COVID-19 burnout is not an excuse for neglecting public health

Julianne Panaro, contributor September 22, 2023

Nowadays, the mere words “COVID-19” elicit a sigh of exhaustion from anyone within a five-mile radius — in fact, just writing it made me roll my eyes internally. The coronavirus pandemic, once the sole focus of all major news outlets, is now considered to be passé —...

Op-ed: Be Kinder at Your Next Show

Op-ed: Be Kinder at Your Next Show

Jared Haime, contributor September 19, 2023

In early 2022, a viral TikTok showed fans at Tyler, the Creator’s “Call Me If You Get Lost” tour playing duck-duck-goose during the set of the opener, Vince Staples. This is entitled behavior, and we need to do better as a community if we truly care about music. This...

A young Latin American woman attempts to break through the stereotypes in science, a field that mainly consists of white men.

Op-ed: Beyond White Coats and Prejudice: How I’m shattering stereotypes in the scientific realm

Melanie Villalobos Garcia, contributor September 10, 2023

Imagine sitting at the table surrounded by brilliant minds shaping the future of science. Now, picture being the sole Latin American woman amidst a sea of faces that rarely reflect your own. This has been my reality.   When I was just 10 years old, I recall sitting in front...

Op-ed: How political polarization is affecting the climate crisis

Op-ed: How political polarization is affecting the climate crisis

Elena Hernandez, contributor September 10, 2023

Insufferable heat, the development of new diseases, food shortages and underwater nations seem to be a far-away idea only seen in a science-fiction film about the end of the world. However, these descriptions are slowly becoming a reality for many, as the issue of climate change...

The John D. OBryant African American Institute, located within West Village F. Alternatives to Northeasterns online DEI training couldve been increased funding to campus cultural centers such as the Institute.

Op-ed: Northeastern’s poor choice of DEI training

Alejandro McClain, contributor September 5, 2023

Northeastern University implemented mandatory racial and cultural literacy training for students, faculty and staff in 2021. The purpose of this training was to “better equip our community to combat racism and other systemic inequities,” said Provost David Madigan in a November...

Tarokh in his office where he worked as a refugee case manager prior to pursuing his doctorate at Northeastern University.

Op-ed: Northeastern can open educational pathways to refugees

Ali Tarokh, contributor April 13, 2023

Next year, I will receive my doctoral degree in law and policy from the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, although my educational path was more challenging than many other students. The College of Professional Studies gave me this chance to pursue my dream;...

Op-ed: TikTok  is a vehicle for misogyny, self-hatred and anti-feminism 

Op-ed: TikTok  is a vehicle for misogyny, self-hatred and anti-feminism 

Noelia Arteaga, opinion editor  April 4, 2023

With over 1 billion users, TikTok has taken the world by storm. We’ve all used it and seen the content catered to the masses. Some of the content is harmless. Cooking, sports, entertainment and other content generally don’t have many negative long-lasting effects on people's...

 Customers pull clothes off of racks at a Goodwill in Jamaica Plain. As thrifting became more popular during the pandemic, people have wondered if the demand has increased prices and lowered accessibility to affordable clothing.

Op-Ed: The Ethical Issue of Thrifting in Boston

Rachel Mahoney, contributor April 3, 2023

Through the rise of social media trends, thrifting has become a popular and sustainable method for students to get trendy clothing. However, many of these stores were designed to offer affordable clothing for lower income communities. They often focus on providing work clothes...

Op-ed: We need a new American Dream

Op-ed: We need a new American Dream

Ananya Chaudhari, contributor April 3, 2023

Since the insular gates of the COVID-19 pandemic gave way, the American zeitgeist has been dominated by an obsession with opulence. True to the ceaseless boom-bust cycle, mass deprivation spilling into mass over-consumption is intuitive on the macroeconomic level. But in the...

Op-ed: Companies need to cater ethical products to Gen Z

Op-ed: Companies need to cater ethical products to Gen Z

Hannah Bai, contributor April 3, 2023

At this point, around half of Generation Z, or Gen Z, has reached adulthood or is nearing it. So far, their ability to utilize the information they see and spread on the Internet has defined their impact on the world. More specifically, their command of social media platforms...

Op-ed: Entertainment ‘news’ needs to mitigate celebrity coverage

Op-ed: Entertainment ‘news’ needs to mitigate celebrity coverage

Pavithra Rajesh, contributor March 20, 2023

Public obsession with the intimate details of celebrities’ lives is a tale as old as time. We have an untamable desire to know who Pete Davidson is dating, how much money Jimmy Fallon’s home is worth and exactly how Demi Lovato has been navigating their addiction issues. Various...

Op-ed: Study abroad is an overlooked privilege

Op-ed: Study abroad is an overlooked privilege

Rachel Mahoney, contributor  March 14, 2023

One of the most sought-after experiences at Northeastern is studying abroad. The university has programs like N.U.in and Global Scholars that give students a unique opportunity to start their college experience in another country. However, how “unique” really is this experience? These...