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Op-ed: Making Election Day a holiday will help, but we need to fight voter suppression

Northeastern Votes tables outside of Curry Student Center.

George LaBour, contributor

October 28, 2020

On Capitol Hill, Democrats have proposed making election day a national holiday to increase public participation. With little to no movement on this legislation in D.C., individual states and organizations have attempted to fill in the gaps. On Northeastern’s campus, a group of faculty, staff and students...

Massachusetts prepares to vote on Ranked Choice Voting

Protestors gather and rally support for the implementation of Rank Choice Voting.

Julie Henry, news correspondent

October 28, 2020

On Nov. 3, Massachusetts voters will choose whether to implement ranked choice voting or uphold the status quo of winner-take-all. The majority of elections in the United States use the “winner-take-all” system, where you choose your candidate for each race, grab your “I voted sticker” and head...

I spent 10 days in on-campus isolation housing. Here’s how it went.

I was given a few hours to pack up and leave my apartment. My roommates were called several hours later.

Ananya Sankar, news staff

October 27, 2020

On any normal occasion, getting two missed calls from a Boston number wouldn’t be out of the ordinary. I was on my way out the door to head to my 11:45 a.m. class when I called the number back, thinking it might have been a source for one of my journalism assignments.

Northeastern Votes aims to increase election turnout among students

Northeastern Votes tables outside of Curry Student Center.

Annie Probert, news staff

October 21, 2020

A non-partisan coalition of students, staff and faculty is looking to increase voter turnout and engagement among Northeastern students during one of the most eventful election years in recent history. Dubbed Northeastern Votes, the initiative is co-led by the university’s Office of City and Community Engagement ...

Column: Northeastern, vote yes on ranked choice voting

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

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 election cycles. With another presidential election coming up between arguably two less-than-ideal ...

Community fridges battle food insecurity in Boston neighborhoods

The community fridge in Jamaica Plain sits outside D'Friends Barber Shop.

Maggie Scales, news correspondent

October 14, 2020

Flavia DeSousa, Zachary Shea and Veronica Bettio have made strides in developing community fridges — refrigerators on the street filled with donated food for locals in need — across Jamaica Plain and Somerville. Communities all across the U.S. have taken massive economic hits due to the COVID-...

LonelyGrl breaks barriers, creates community for skaters

LonelyGrl Skate Co. offers an inclusive community for female identifying skaters on campus.

Clara McCourt, news staff

October 12, 2020

It’s no secret that skateboarding is exclusive. The skill itself is tricky to learn, and the sport has historically lacked diverse representation. For those who are not white, male or cisgender, it can be difficult to walk into a skate park. But a Northeastern-based group is trying to change this....

NSCC General Assembly President Vinayak Kapoor finds belonging through social justice advocacy

“I wanted to be part of something that wasn’t just about having conversations — although those conversations are important and we have a lot of discussions in NSCC — but I was looking for a club that was also action-driven and encouraged others to go out and do something,” Kapoor said.

Petrina Danardatu, news staff

October 7, 2020

Vinayak Kapoor, a third-year political science and criminal justice major, is the president of the General Assembly for the Northeastern Student of Color Caucus, or NSCC, but he is also so much more.  “I talk a lot about identity. It’s a subject that’s always been close to my heart,” ...

Environmental groups’ efforts halt construction of Melnea Cass Project

Many signs are posted along Melnea Cass Boulevard to spread awareness about the trees.

Julia Carlin, news correspondent

October 5, 2020

After a virtual conversation led by the Mayor’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Department of Transportation halted construction of the Melnea Cass Project, which involves the removal of more than 100 trees from the greenway in Roxbury, due to concerns regarding environmental racism and a lack of...

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

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

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 the days of AP Biology, where I learned about how James Watson and Francis Crick claimed all the glo...

Viral TikTokers at Northeastern: LexLyfe

Lexlyfe in her

Matt Yan and Nolan Piccola

September 29, 2020

As TikTok users scroll through the “For You Page,” they may see videos of Principal Janet with her in a white blouse, a clipped yellow walkie-talkie on her blazer, blue lanyard and loud chewing gum. In these popular point-of-view videos, or POVs, content creators act as if they are speaking to the ...

Thousands protest over Breonna Taylor’s case, march for systemic change

Protestors march through the Boston streets on Friday evening.

Kenneal Patterson, news staff

September 27, 2020

More than 1,000 protestors swarmed downtown Boston Friday following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to indict just one of three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor on charges of reckless endangerment. None of the three officers were charged with murder.  Taylor, a 26-year-old medic...