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In recent months, Greek life has fallen under scrutiny and many have called for its abolishment.

Column: Greek life needs to be reformed, but abolishment isn’t the answer

Taylor Hsu, columnist October 25, 2020

Over the summer, college students called to abolish the Greek life system. These demands started alongside, and are a part of, the national reckoning over institutional racism in the past few months. The...

Op-ed: Mansplaining is overused and can undermine true cases of the practice

Op-ed: ‘Mansplaining’ is overused and can undermine true cases of the practice

Madison Boudreau Popovic, contributor October 22, 2020

There is no doubt that women have been seen as inferior to men throughout history. There is still work to be done, but we must also recognize the great progress women have achieved with gender equality....

Students leave International Village Dining with “grab ’n go” meals.

Op-ed: Dining must meet the standards of NU’s COVID-19 response

Arjun Ramachandrula, contributor October 18, 2020

When you walk into the busy Stetson East dining hall, you’re immediately struck by the social distancing precautions, with red circular tiles warning you to stay six feet apart, several panes of glass...

Question 2, or ranked choice voting, will be on the November Mass. ballot.

Column: Northeastern, vote yes on ranked choice voting

Jacob Kemp, columnist October 14, 2020

From 29 candidates in the Democratic presidential primary to nine primary candidates in our very own Massachusetts 4th Congressional district race, 2020 has been a year of bloated races and overwhelming...

This year Northeastern officially replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Column: Columbus Day was always racist and must be replaced

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor October 14, 2020

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships, colonized the Americas and murdered millions of Indigenous people, too. You’ve probably never heard that version of the nursery...

In recent years, there have been reports of students being asked to Anglicize their given names.

Op-ed: Out of respect, say my name correctly

Taylor Hsu, contributor October 8, 2020

Have you ever been asked how to pronounce your name or to come up with a nickname? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen when her professor asked her to Anglicize her name, but...

Protests in response of police brutality has sparked conversations about racism in education.

Column: Online platforms like Dear PWI help combat racism

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist October 7, 2020

Earlier this summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a white police officer, there was a national reckoning over institutional racism. People were forced to have uncomfortable, yet...

Justice Ginsburgs passing raises the stakes for the upcoming election.

Op-ed: Why we should wait to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rachel Erwin, news staff October 7, 2020

I doubt I was the only one who felt doomed upon learning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. On Sept. 18, we lost an icon, an inspiration and a champion of equality. Ginsburg dedicated her life to justice,...

Women only make up about 28 percent of the STEM workforce.

Op-ed: The male-dominated STEM era must end

Madison Boudreau Popovic, contributor October 5, 2020

One of my chemistry lectures the other day reminded me of something I had briefly forgotten about: Women in STEM have a history of not being recognized or heard.  This discussion brought me back to...

Op-ed: Northeastern should fully reimburse the 11 dismissed students

Op-ed: Northeastern should fully reimburse the 11 dismissed students

George LaBour, contributor October 4, 2020

In the first week of September, 11 first-year students living in the Westin Copley Place hotel were given only 24 hours to leave. They were found gathering in another student’s room, violating Northeastern’s...

The 11 dismissed students were living in the Westin Hotel in Boston.

Op-ed: Glorifying the ‘Westin 11’ was a bad PR move

Laura Pomilia, contributor October 3, 2020

By now, everyone on campus knows who the “Westin 11” are referring to. On Sept. 4, the university suspended 11 students who congregated in a hotel room at the Westin hotel, which houses the

Northeastern displays 10 facts about Title IX in many restrooms around campus.

Op-ed: Title IX revisions make reporting sexual assault even more challenging

Madison Xagoraris, contributor September 30, 2020

Last weekend, students at Northeastern University and many others were left shocked and devastated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Monday around noon, students were left with another shock:...

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