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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

Classical music should still be valued in todays society.

Op-ed: Classical music has value despite its ‘old-fashioned’ reputation in pop culture

Jethro R. Lee, contributor April 1, 2022

You’ve probably heard the flashy, up-beat music of BTS, Lil Nas X and Ariana Grande blasting from the radio. Popular music today heavily relies on technology to capture the sentiment a composer intends...

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Floridas recently passed House Bill 1557 presents potential harm to LGBTQ+ students.

Op-ed: Everyone should pay attention to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Renée Abbott, staff writer March 27, 2022

Florida lawmakers passed the House Bill 1557, or the “Don’t Say Gay bill,” Feb. 24. Florida House Representative Joe Harding sponsored the bill and argues that it is about “empower[ing] parents,”...

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British Monarchy graphic

Op-ed: It’s time to change the British monarchy — or completely abolish it

Ava Alaeddini, contributor March 22, 2022

The British monarchy has been a constant fixture throughout the United Kingdom’s long history. While the crown has been handed down to multiple different monarchs, it has prevailed despite the rocky...

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Students crowded near Curry Student Center learning about campus clubs and organizations. There were more than 350 organizations represented at Fall Fest.

Op-ed: Northeastern must address the overcrowding problem

Rachel Umansky-Castro, contributor March 19, 2022

Northeastern students have noticed the overwhelming number of students on campus this past year. Classes are getting more crowded, dining halls are busier, residence mail takes longer and housing is more...

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Students should prioritize taking breaks from school work for both mental and physical health.

Op-ed: Stop feeling guilty for taking a break

Jethro R. Lee, contributor March 16, 2022

Similar to many students, my first semester at Northeastern required a lot of adaptation. Throughout my senior year of high school, I expected college to provide me with scarcely any free time, and I predicted...

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The diplomatic boycott on the 2022 Olympic Games has been ineffective.

Op-ed: The Olympic Games should focus on sports, not politics

Tim Zhao, contributor February 26, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, officially came to an end Feb. 20.  Although the Games went smoothly, the appropriateness of Beijing as the host city was controversial among Western...

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Stay nice online

Op-ed: The importance of staying nice online

Jethro R. Lee, contributor February 24, 2022

If you’ve ever been ignored through text, cyberbullied or received a text that was rude, chances are you’ve felt a sinking feeling in your stomach that makes the world momentarily seem miserable. The...

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The newly FDA approved COVID-19 treatments should be made more accessible.

Op-ed: The high cost and inaccessibility of COVID-19 treatment

Gabriel Holder, contributor February 23, 2022

Last year saw the world grapple with some of the most infectious and virulent variants of the COVID-19 pandemic: Delta and Omicron. Although both variants have seen a sharp decline in positive cases, new...

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Filipino Presidents war on drugs is deadly and inhumane.

Op-ed: Filipino President Duterte’s “War on Drugs” must finally end

Jethro R. Lee, contributor February 20, 2022

When Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016, he sought to keep his campaign promise that he would terminate criminality and illegal drugs through a ruthless “war on drugs.”...

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Neither Northeastern, nor the city of Boston, is equipped to handle the volume of individuals seeking help with mental illness.

Op-ed: How hard is it to find a therapist in Boston?

Rachel Umansky-Castro, contributor February 10, 2022

COVID-19 has a devastating effect on this already large quantity of individuals needing therapy. The issue arose as there was an addition of people who wanted to seek therapy for the first time due to...

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There must be action taken by students at Northeastern to reduce excessive food waste.

Op-ed: Students must do their part to reduce food waste

Alexandra Burnham, contributor February 10, 2022

Time with family and friends can often be centered around food. People tend to stuff themselves at family dinners and restaurants. With large dinners, there is always a surplus of entrees and sides, especially...

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The filibuster is a major issue in American politics and the legislative system.

Op-ed: The busted filibuster: time to move on

Isabel Baron, contributor February 9, 2022

In recent years, if you see the word “Senate” in a news headline, odds are the word “filibuster” followed shortly after. A frequent fixture in the political realm as of late, the filibuster has...

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