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Op-ed: Marianne Williamson: Take your campaign out of yoga studios

Op-ed: Marianne Williamson: Take your campaign out of yoga studios
Brianna Pereira, contributor November 19, 2019

Marianne Williamson shocked the political world by qualifying for the first two Democratic debates. Best known as the spiritual leader of a New Thought megachurch that centers its beliefs in mind-healing,...

Op-ed: Kanye condones Kardashian-Jenner family’s cultural appropriation

Op-ed: Kanye condones Kardashian-Jenner family’s cultural appropriation
Catherine Reynolds, contributor November 17, 2019

The Kardashian-Jenners are no strangers to appropriating culture for monetary gain, from using images of hip-hop legends on merch to naming a shapewear brand after the Kimono, a traditional Japanese garb....

Column: Long-term economic benefits result from plant-based diets

Column: Long-term economic benefits result from plant-based diets
Adrian Tolstoy, columnist November 14, 2019

As a student, I always look out for cheap prices when I go grocery shopping. That recently changed when I began buying alternative plant-based meats. Even though my food budget has gone up slightly because...

Column: Academic major stereotypes impair gender equality

Column: Academic major stereotypes impair gender equality
Poon Singhatiraj, columnist November 13, 2019

“Wait, let me guess. You’re a computer science major, right?” a fellow first-year asked me during orientation week. When I told him I was an international affairs major, I was greeted with a look...

Op-ed: Caution against call-out culture

Op-ed: Caution against call-out culture
Emma Plante, contributor November 13, 2019

Former U.S. President Barack Obama gained bipartisan support for his comments criticizing the use of social media to publicly shame those deemed guilty of problematic behavior at the Obama Foundation Summit. He...

Op-ed: NUPD’s active shooter response was not “timely”

Op-ed: NUPD’s active shooter response was not “timely”
Ilana Gersten, contributor November 8, 2019

Safety at Ruggles is a cause for concern for many students, but those fears were validated Oct. 31 when a shot was fired at 3:15 p.m. in Ruggles. Northeastern students did not find out about the shooting...

Op-ed: Mental health should not be foreign to international students

Op-ed: Mental health should not be foreign to international students
Mohammad Lootah, contributor October 31, 2019

I was struck in the midst of a conversation I had with a friend about mental health when he chuckled and said, “You know, if we talk about being depressed or having a mental illness back home with the...

Op-ed: Disparities between humanities and STEM co-op pay creates misconceptions

Op-ed: Disparities between humanities and STEM co-op pay creates misconceptions
Marie Senescall, contributor October 30, 2019

Between college majors in the humanities and science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields, conventional beliefs argue that the latter is a far more profitable four-year investment....

Column: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Column: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?
Poon Singhatiraj, columnist October 30, 2019

I, an Asian-American, often grapple with the concept of cultural appropriation. The term, defined in the broadest terms as the “adoption of cultural elements by people not in that culture,” has come...

Op-ed: Studying abroad at NU is financially accessible

Op-ed: Studying abroad at NU is financially accessible
Mihiro Shimano, contributor October 30, 2019

Northeastern heavily advertises study abroad programs and other global experiences to its students, especially first-years. Global experiences are one area Northeastern allocates many resources into promoting...

Op-ed: Alleviating boundaries to higher education

Op-ed: Alleviating boundaries to higher education
Adrian Tolstoy, contributor October 30, 2019

The so-called “land of opportunity” lacks accessible higher education, especially compared to many other developed nations. The United States is undergoing a student debt crisis, with student debt...

Op-ed: Northeastern needs to address its holiday hangover

NU neglects students who cannot afford to visit their families during holiday vacations.
Cameron Barnett, contributor October 30, 2019

For some college students, the holidays are anything but a vacation. Winter break, as well as the shorter Thanksgiving vacation, means watching other students return to their homes and families while those...

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