The Huntington News

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...

Somerville man offers ‘free listening’ for all in Cambridge

Kip Clark sitting with his 'free listening' sign.

Hayleigh Evans, news correspondent

September 24, 2020

Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge is a hub of constant activity. As commuters, college students and runners rush by, 26 year-old Kip Clark sits amid it all with a sign that reads “Free Listening.” From March to October for the past two years, Clark has spent two hours a few days each week sitting...

Northeastern extends NUflex through spring semester

A classroom in Ryder Hall is outfitted with NUflex technology.

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor

September 24, 2020

Northeastern University will continue using the hybrid NUflex learning model through the spring semester, university spokesperson Shannon Nargi confirmed in an email to The News today. “NUflex will continue to be employed next semester as it has been this semester,” Nargi wrote. The universi...

Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor

September 8, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic and a national reckoning regarding racial discrimination, a group of students started Build for Black Lives, an organization that connects students willing to work pro bono with Black-owned businesses who need technological help. Fifth-year Nupur Neogi and fourth-year Ifteda A...

Jayden Struble speaks up about racism and diversity in hockey

Sophomore defenseman Jayden Struble, speaks up about the BLM movement with the support of his team.

Marta Hill, news correspondent

August 26, 2020

Appalled at the ignorance and hatred against the Black community, sophomore hockey player Jayden Struble felt he couldn’t hold back when protests and riots were rocking the nation, tweeting: “Being silent doesn’t ignite change.”  “It just really got me mad because I don't really know how you could look at a lot of this stuff as a human being and not have empathy,” Strub...