The Huntington News

Column: What your quarantine obsession says about you

Many people have taken to baking as a hobby during quarantine.

Sarah Olender, lifestyle editor

August 23, 2020

Time is really weird right now. On one hand, it seems like it was just yesterday we were mourning Kobe Bryant’s death, flying back to campus from spring break and celebrating Northeastern Women’s hockey team winning the Hockey East tournament. On the other hand, all of that feels a lifetime away....

Column: Black-owned restaurants to support near campus

Matt Yan, news staff

June 30, 2020

Graphic by: Avery Bleichfeld As Black Lives Matter protests continue in Boston and across the nation, it is important to support the movement on all fronts. Buying from black-owned local businesses and restaurants is especially powerful  in encouraging anti-racism and demonstrating solidarity. We’ve compiled a list of a Black-owned restaurants near campus for those in the area who are looking for more ways to contribute.   For upscale Italian fare, Mida – located in the South End at 782...

Column: ‘Mary Stuart’: A play about the 1500s? Think again.

Christelle Girimana plays the role of Queen Elizabeth I.

Pavithra Rajesh

February 19, 2020

On the eve of the opening night of “Mary Stuart,” dozens of the Northeastern cast members mentally prepare themselves for their show the following day. They soon have to embody several historical figures, including the prominent identities of Mary Stuart, the queen of Scotland, and Elizabeth I, the...

Column: The best restaurants in Boston for Valentine’s Day

Many restaurants are still available for Valentine's Day reservations.

Hayleigh Evans, news correspondent

January 29, 2020

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and while it may be easy to grab a last-minute box of chocolates for your significant other, finding a restaurant reservation in Boston will not be. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening with your partner or a fun night out with friends, there are a s...

Column: Are the high prices of university merchandise worth the product?

Students question whether they should buy college merchandise sold in book stores because of the high prices.

Ananya Sankar, news staff

January 22, 2020

Buying college merchandise is a popular way for students to represent their school community, but as items get more expensive, is school pride worth the price? “When I’m at home or wearing my merch around Boston, I definitely feel pride in coming from Northeastern,” said first-year computer sc...

Column: Instagram removes ‘likes’ to support mental health

Instagram has been testing out removing the 'like' feature on the app.

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...

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

For students staying on campus over Thanksgiving break, there are plenty of opportunities to stay surrounded by seasonal activities and food.

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...

Column: Breaking down the bucket hat

Anderson .Paak performs at Boston Calling 2019 wearing a bucket hat.

Ananya Sankar, news staff

November 13, 2019

They might seem like quirky, oddly-shaped hats, but the bucket harbors a secret — and it’s ready to spill. From Irish fishermen to war veterans and LL Cool J, bucket hats have followed a strange trajectory in their rise to prominence. As far back as the early 1900s, bucket hats were used primarily ...

Column: Thrifting saves your wallet and the planet

Both economically and environmentally friendly, thrift shopping is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the sustainable fashion movement.

Ananya Sankar, news staff

November 6, 2019

For the average college student styling on a budget, thrift shopping might just be the best trend to emerge from the fashion industry. But beyond its small price tag, thrifting now plays a vital role in fashion’s transformation toward sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives. Rebranding the fashion industry as an enviro...

Column: Do social media “stories” promote toxic behavior?

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Pavithra Rajesh, news correspondent

October 30, 2019

What started as a feature unique to Snapchat has now become a generational phenomenon prominent on virtually every social media platform. “Stories” have weaseled their way onto Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, and it’s hard to imagine someone not using them.  According to an anonymous survey of 75 North...

Column: Colorful makeup trends challenge today’s beauty standards

Bold, colorful makeup looks are becoming more popular as a means of self-expression.

Ananya Sankar, news correspondent

October 23, 2019

Decades ago, makeup was used to mask a woman’s individuality by pandering to society’s beauty standards. Today, the makeup community has shed its masks in favor of bolder, colorful looks that embody the vibrancy of the women — and men — underneath. Bright and bold makeup is still an emerging t...

Column: Popular diet trends are not the way to lose weight

Trending diets often fail to bring sustainable, long-term weight loss.

Sarah Olender, news correspondent

October 22, 2019

We all know one of those people who went on a crazy diet and lost what seems like half their body weight, and if you’re anything like me, you have been jealous of them but don’t have the willpower to follow in their footsteps. Or maybe you went a step further than I did and tried the same diet a...