The Huntington News

Column: Instagram removes ‘likes’ to support mental health

Column: Instagram removes ‘likes’ to support mental health

Ananya Sankar, news staff

December 12, 2019

In today’s social media era, a double-tap may receive the same heartfelt gratitude as a hug. But it is that type of hunger for validation that motivated Instagram, a popular photo-and video-sharing application, to remove its visible “likes” feature from the platform. The strategic decision intends to foster a m...

Codex Atlanticus digital installation brings Da Vinci to Northeastern

Codex Atlanticus digital installation brings Da Vinci to Northeastern

Jayden Khatib, news staff

December 4, 2019

 Over a thousand pages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketches and writings are currently housed in the atrium of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, or ISEC, through a new interactive data visualization. Open until Dec 18, the Codex Atlanticus is the biggest collection of Da Vinci’s...

Review: Jonas Brothers bring nostalgia and happiness to TD Garden

Review: Jonas Brothers bring nostalgia and happiness to TD Garden

Jessica Brite, news correspondent

December 2, 2019

Following a six-year hiatus, the brothers garnered a mass amount of fans from all ages; from pairs of older friends wearing shirts from the 2008 and 2013 tours, to a family with two young boys.   TD Garden lit up in purple, on Nov. 24, as the synchronized light bands unified the thousands of Jona...

Review: ‘Waves’: an intense and heartbreaking ride

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

November 27, 2019

Repeatedly whirling around in a car of smiling teens, the opening shot of A24’s latest drama “Waves” — and most of what follows — quickly becomes disconcerting and overwhelming. Set in sunny South Florida, “Waves” depicts Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a high school student-athlete facing...

Northeastern’s Fashion Society promotes local designers in annual showcase

Northeastern’s Fashion Society promotes local designers in annual showcase

Kelly Chan, deputy lifestyle editor

November 27, 2019

From students to budding entrepreneurs, fashion designers from all around Boston and the Northeast lined the Curry Ballroom Friday night, marketing their brands and selling merchandise at the Northeastern Fashion Society’s third annual Designer Showcase.  Through this event, the organization worked ...

Joshua Davis delivers personalized, raw concert experience

Joshua Davis delivers personalized, raw concert experience

Elena Plumb, news correspondent

November 20, 2019

The lights in the Haymarket Lounge at the City Winery dimmed, the chatter floating through the audience silenced and a purple glow washed over the stage, illuminating headliner Joshua Davis as he began to skillfully pick his guitar. With impressive evocation of emotion and soul, Davis staged both a c...

MFA adapts in the spotlight of racism accusations

MFA adapts in the spotlight of racism accusations

Sarah Olender, news staff

November 20, 2019

The Museum of Fine Arts, or MFA, is making an active effort to engage with more people in the Boston community after facing scrutiny for reports of racism filed by a group of students on a middle-school field trip in May. The museum has emphasized inclusion by installing the “Ancient Nubia Now” exh...

Review: ‘Midway’: Better than I’d feared, but still not for everyone

Christopher Kelly, news staff

November 20, 2019

“Midway” (2019) is the action-packed recount of one of the most decisive battles in the Pacific theater during World War II. It covers multiple perspectives from different sides of the war both leading up to and during the battle. “Midway” is directed by Roland Emmerich, who has finally returned...

Thanksgiving break presents international students with a myriad of choices

Thanksgiving break presents international students with a myriad of choices

Sarah Olender, news staff

November 20, 2019

It’s November. The leaves have fallen, the temperature is dropping and the final countdown to Thanksgiving break is here. The holiday comes with the promise of family gatherings, relaxation and full bellies — but for some students who live far away, that’s not the case.  Thanksgiving can be ...

Ian Urbina discusses lawlessness on the ocean at New England Aquarium lecture

Ian Urbina discusses lawlessness on the ocean at New England Aquarium lecture

Petrina Danardatu, news correspondent

November 14, 2019

Ian Urbina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for The New York Times, discussed his book “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier” at the New England Aquarium Nov. 5.  “The Outlaw Ocean” is a first-hand account of the rampant criminal network that exists on...

Column: How to spend Thanksgiving if you’re stuck in Boston

Column: How to spend Thanksgiving if you’re stuck in Boston

Jayden Khatib, news correspondent

November 14, 2019

While many students look forward to going home and seeing their loved ones this Thanksgiving break, depending on your financial or familial situation you may find yourself staying on campus instead. Staying on campus during Thanksgiving break does not have to be depressing, however, as there are many ways...

Forever 21 fails to adapt to increasingly conscious Gen Z consumption

Forever 21 fails to adapt to increasingly conscious Gen Z consumption

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

November 14, 2019

Generation Z, or Gen Z, once flocked to Forever 21’s revolving collection of trendy clothing that hung haphazardly from its cluttered racks. Now, the location on Newbury Street, plastered in bright “store closing” posters, is in its final days. The once-popular fast fashion retailer, which targets a young ad...