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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Graduate student middle blocker Nikiya Mitchell leaps up to stop Elons hit.

Huskies defeat Elon 3-1 in Hispanic Heritage Month celebration game

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent October 3, 2022

The Northeastern volleyball team (5-8, 2-2 CAA) partnered with the Latinx Student Cultural Center to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday, Oct. 1. The first of this two-game series against Elon (5-10, 3-3 CAA) was celebrated with free food, t-shirts and El Jefe’s taco...

Sophomore forward Justin Hyrckowian faces off against LIU.

Huskies prevail in 3-2 overtime win against LIU

Ariana Ottrando, news correspondent October 3, 2022

Northeastern University's men's ice hockey team secured its first win in the first game of the regular season with a 3-2 victory against Long Island University, or LIU, Saturday night.  The Huskies hosted the Sharks, one of NCAA's newest hockey teams, in a non-conference...

The women’s soccer team celebrates after a home win against the University of Delaware

Soccer teams create conversation about mental health on and off the field

Alex Sumas, sports editor September 30, 2022

The Northeastern University men’s and women’s soccer teams are playing home games this week in honor of a cause close to their hearts: mental health. The women’s team faced Stony Brook University Sept. 29, winning 3-0, and the men’s team will play University of North...

Devon Levi in goal against Harvard University at the NU 2021
homecoming game. NU came out victorious thanks to an overtime goal
from junior forward Gunnarwolfe Fontaine.

Men’s hockey team gears up for the 2022-23 season

Ariana Ottrando, news staff September 29, 2022

It's almost October, which means hockey season is right around the corner. Securing a 25-13-1 record last season, the Northeastern men's hockey team clinched the regular season Hockey East title for the first time in the program's history, along with making the regional semifinals...

Sophomore defenseman Taylor Guarino clashes with The Boston Pride in a race to the puck.

Huskies prove top-dog status in 3-2 preseason triumph over Boston Pride

Julia Yohe, deputy sports editor September 26, 2022

Northeastern University’s women’s ice hockey team made a roaring debut Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Pride.  The Huskies faced the Pride, a professional women’s ice hockey team in the Premiere Hockey Federation, in a preseason exhibition scrimmage...

Students leaving Holmes Hall Sept. 13 evening found the building surrounded by police officers and bomb squad members following an explosion of a pelican case in Northeasterns virtual reality lab.

Students react to Holmes Hall detonation, evaluate campus safety

Rachel Erwin and Erin Fine September 26, 2022

Northeastern students’ lives have mostly returned to normal following an on-campus package detonation, but some are still questioning what exactly happened and why the administration has seemingly moved on.   At around 7:18 p.m. Sept. 13, a pelican case in Northeastern’s...

The corner of EXP closest to both the footbridge and ISEC, photographed June 14 while the exterior was still under construction. The project managers for the new building are hoping to have the structure weather tight this fall so focus can move to interior details.

Northeastern’s newest research building moves toward completion

Marta Hill, editor-in-chief September 8, 2022

While students have watched the construction site looming over Ruggles train station slowly come to resemble a building over the past two years, the project’s final year of construction will bring less outwardly noticable changes as it sprints toward completion.  The...

The monkeypox vaccine is currently only available to those who meet the CDCs eligibility requirements.

Students lack confidence in Northeastern’s plans for monkeypox outbreak

Andy He, deputy campus editor September 8, 2022

Since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared Aug. 5 that the monkeypox outbreak is a public health emergency, Northeastern is playing a role in the observation of the spread of the disease in the Boston area and beyond. “Northeastern is actively monitoring...

Not Okay examines the addicting, if unpredictable, brevity of fame found online. Directed by Quinn Shephard, the film premiered on Hulu this summer.

Review: Hulu’s ‘Not Okay’ explores the toxicity of fame on the internet

Juliana George, deputy lifestyle editor September 7, 2022

Movies about getting too famous too fast and sacrificing integrity to get there are nothing new — but Quinn Shephard’s sophomore film “Not Okay,” which premiered on Hulu July 29, gives the genre a new context. In the age of TikTok and social media, virality has never...

Students came together with dining hall workers and the UNITE HERE Local 26 union April 22 to march for contracts that provide livable wages, affordable healthcare and improved working conditions.

Students, dining hall workers stand in solidarity, call for better working conditions

Alexa Grayson, news staff May 11, 2022

Northeastern students and dining hall workers have recently reformed the HOWL coalition to advocate for a new contract that provides better working conditions and benefits for the dining staff. As the staff and their union begin working towards this new contract, which will be...

Dining hall employees and HOWL members spoke to a crowd of a few hundred protesters gathered on Centennial Common to support a better contract for the dining hall workers during an April 16 rally.

Hundreds of students, workers attend rally for Northeastern dining workers in Centennial Common

Erin Fine, news staff April 26, 2022

Students from over 60 student organizations joined with Huskies Organizing with Labor and Northeastern food service workers April 16 in Centennial Common to advocate for a better contract for the workers. Huskies Organizing with Labor, or HOWL, organized the rally in conjunction...

This past application cycle saw more than 90,000 applications to Northeastern, with the acceptance rate dropping to 6.7% for fall 2022.

Northeastern acceptance rate drops to 6.7%

Kate Armanini, news staff April 21, 2022

For the class of 2026, Northeastern was more selective than ever.  Of the record-large pool of 90,989 applicants, only 6,179 were admitted, or about 6.7%, Northeastern spokesperson Shannon Nargi wrote in an email statement to The News April 12. “You've got more people...