The Huntington News

Editorial: SGA debate loses interest

March 25, 2010


Filed under Opinion

In the Student Government Association (SGA) presidential debate in the West Edition of the Curry Student Center Tuesday night, candidates Ryan Fox and Amanda Sabia talked about positive changes – sometimes drastic ones – they can make for the student body if elected. The trouble was, only about 25...

Editorial: Budgetary bliss

March 25, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The Huntington News constantly asks for transparency within the administration. One of the places we actually get is during the yearly budget meeting this Wednesday during activities period at 333 Curry Student Center. This year there have been many improvements for Northeastern’s student body including...

Letter: Accountability: The solution to violence?

March 17, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The recent shooting rampage by a University of Alabama professor has made many people question the credibility of the American criminal justice system. Could this, and other violent situations, have been prevented? An increasing number of systematic failures has led to several violent tragedies in recent...

Column: Senior disappointed with her final Springfest lineup

March 17, 2010


Filed under Opinion

I was always a big supporter of the Council for University Programs (CUP). While there have been years I may not have particularly liked the Springfest selection, I always kept my mouth shut. I understand it's a difficult process, I get it. We're Northeastern. We don't have the budget to bring in...

Editorial: A misuse of power

March 17, 2010


Filed under Opinion

At the start of every school year, every student has a $109 fee - known as the Student Activities Fee (SAF) - tacked onto their tuition bills in order to fund events and programs on campus. Because every student is required to pay this fee, it is meant to fund events that all students can attend, and...

Editorial Cartoon

March 16, 2010


Filed under Opinion

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Letter: NU’s “cookie-cutter” websites don’t make the cut

March 11, 2010


Filed under Opinion

During my periodic check of Northeastern University's College Structure Initiative webpage (http://www.northeastern.edu/collegestructure/), I discovered that the university has launched interim websites for the three new colleges. After perusing the three websites, I came to realize a rather glaring...

Letter: PSA, NU boycott Hyatt in support of workers

March 11, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Can you imagine having to train the person who is taking over your job before you are fired? Losing your livelihood, your security, and the food from your children’s mouths? This scenario has gone far beyond imagination for 98 former Hyatt housekeepers. It is their every day reality. Over the summer,...

Letter: Nation needs healthcare reform

March 11, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Many people think that the status quo in health care is sustainable. They are wrong. Per capita health care costs in the United States rose to over $8,000 in 2009, and at their present rate of increase will surpass $16,000 by 2019. Without the passage of comprehensive health care reform, the number...

Editorial: Forums: A missed opportunity

March 5, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The attendance of forums for the restructure of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and College of Criminal Justice (CCJ) last year was terrible despite vocal student protest. It was partly because the forums were poorly timed and poorly advertised. So this year, the latter problem was fixed for the...