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There are many practical and symbolic reasons for keeping the snow day.

Op-ed: In defense of the snow day

Kelly Garrity, contributor March 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the United States, and it may soon claim another victim: the snow day.  According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, snow days may be a “thing of...

President Joe Bidens first 100 days in office are quickly approaching.

Column: Forget Trump, hold Biden and his administration accountable for their lies

Noah Colbert, columnist March 1, 2021

On Feb. 13, the Senate acquitted Donald J. Trump of impeachment for inciting the Capitol insurrection in a 57-43 vote. Though the house impeachment managers — particularly Reps. Raskin, Neguse, and Plaskett...

Abolitionist Angela Davis spoke to the NU community Feb. 15.

Column: Northeastern Hillel’s absurd statement on Angela Davis

Noah Colbert, columnist February 26, 2021

In the year 2021, America sees a concerning rise of anti-Semitism. Neo-Nazis feel emboldened to flaunt their bigotry in the streets and in the U.S. Capitol, while hate crimes have increased across the...

The SlutWalk movement has reclaimed the term slut, but this is not the way to go if we want to truly empower women.

Op-ed: Why I will never call myself a slut, even if it is meant to be empowering

Sydney Somerville, contributor February 25, 2021

“Women should avoid dressing like sluts.”​  This statement, from a Toronto police officer, sparked the ​SlutWalk movement in 2011​. The SlutWalk calls for an end to rape culture, victim blaming...

During the pandemic, it is important to process all emotions, both positive and negative.

Column: Toxic positivity brings more negativity during the pandemic 

Mia Merchant, columnist February 19, 2021

2020’s been a dumpster fire for just about everyone, and 2021 hasn’t been all that great either. There’s no avoiding it — things kind of suck right now.  Stop being so negative! There have...

Many statues, such as this one honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee, have sparked controversy.

Column: It is time to reconsider our statues

George LaBour, columnist February 19, 2021

The removal of statues and monuments is not a censorship of history, for the statues themselves erase key parts of history, idolizing individuals solely by showing their likeness and name. The humanity...

Northeastern has a health and moral imperative to expand COVID-19 testing resources to local communities.

Op-ed: Northeastern must provide free COVID-19 testing resources to residents of its surrounding communities

Edith Olmsted, contributor February 19, 2021

Northeastern’s Cabot Testing Center is an amazing facility. Signing up for a test is easy, the process of getting tested runs smoothly and the results come back to students within 36 hours. Many Bostonians...

Elected officials in the United States are almost always from elite, wealthy backgrounds. This needs to change.

Op-ed: Anti-Great — Why common citizens belong in government

Alastair Huntley, contributor February 19, 2021

I have struggled recently to understand the following contradiction: How can the majority of Americans be well-represented in politics when it is our wealthiest citizens who secure positions in the nation's...

Massachusetts new double-taxation regulation is unfair to its nonresident students.

Op-ed: Attorney General Healey, don’t double tax college students

Dennis J. Wieboldt III and Hannah Nivar February 19, 2021

On April 21, 2020, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts instituted a new economic regulation requiring that nonresident income received for services performed outside of the Commonwealth be subject to the...

Face masks have significantly slowed the spread of COVID-19.

Op-ed: The pandemic will eventually go away, but face masks shouldn’t

Katie Mogg, contributor February 16, 2021

Face masks have become an integral part of pandemic life. Face masks are key to preventing the transmission of the virus when worn correctly over the face and mouth. The newly inaugurated President...

People demonstrate at the Climate Justice Strike Oct. 15, 2020.

Op-ed: Solving climate change starts from the bottom-up

Rahul Rao, contributor February 10, 2021

During the past four years, climate policy has been a heavily debated topic, especially after the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017. Since then, confusion, misinformation...

Big pharmaceutical companies have a history of participating in controversial practices.

Op-ed: Big Pharma’s true influence

Ella Witt, contributor February 9, 2021

In January 2020, I began my first semester on-campus at Northeastern and my second year taking Effexor, an antidepressant. One day, I mistakenly ran out of the medication, and, due to a pharmacy mix-up,...

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