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...

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...

Column: Breaking down the bucket hat

Column: Breaking down the 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

Column: Thrifting saves your wallet and the planet

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?

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

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

Column: Colorful makeup trends challenge today’s beauty standards

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

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

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...

Column: Dressing stylish for winter without breaking your wallet

Column: Dressing stylish for winter without breaking your wallet

Jessica Brite, news correspondent

October 16, 2019

Though we are only four weeks into the fall season, brisk winds and chilly air have already hit the streets of Boston — and from here on out, it will only get colder. With an average temperature of 40 degrees all winter long, it is important to start prepping your wardrobe now.  For every Boston c...

Column: Studying on-campus at Pavement, Tatte and Argo Tea

Column: Studying on-campus at Pavement, Tatte and Argo Tea

Lucy Hoffman, news correspondent

October 9, 2019

The coffee shops in and around Northeastern each have their own distinct personality. It takes time to figure out which one will be the most productive environment for you to do work in, but once you find it, you’ve got your go-to. Pavement Piping hot chai tea. A sesame bagel with egg and ch...

Column: Lash styling offers affordable, unique expression

Column: Lash styling offers affordable, unique expression

Jessica Brite, news correspondent

September 25, 2019

Whether they be light and fluffy, thick and bold or all-natural, lashes tend to be the one thing every makeup user can agree is essential to their routine. For young people entering the world of makeup, mascara is an easy way to get used to the feeling and look of makeup on the face. Those who are expe...

Column: On-campus restaurants bring welcome variety to NU

Column: On-campus restaurants bring welcome variety to NU

Lucy Hoffman, news correspondent

September 18, 2019

The monotony of dining hall food gets old very quickly on many college campuses. Luckily for Northeastern students, there are plenty of other options to choose from — and some even take meal swipes. Rebecca’s Cafe Like most students, I heard about Rebecca’s through the grapevine. I’ll never ...

Column: The Tragedy of MoviePass

Column: The Tragedy of MoviePass

September 26, 2018

By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The rise of subscription streaming caused a drop in movie theatre attendance with 2017 having the lowest theater attendance in 25 years. Since 2002, the box office has generally been on the decline (there were small upticks in 2009, 2012 and 2015 correlating with blockbuster ...