The Huntington News

Column: How to stay active when it seems impossible

Marino's basketball courts, normally populated by intense pickup basketball, now are the home of socially distanced exercise equipment.
Rachel Erwin, news staff November 15, 2020

As the pandemic drags on and the weather gets colder, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay active. The dropping temperatures and dwindling hours of daylight make us want to stay in bed all day. It...

Column: The best playlist for Fall 2020

Here are some of the best songs to add to your Fall 2020 playlist.
Annetta Stogniew, news correspondent November 9, 2020

There’s something inherently sentimental about fall. As the leaves morph from dazzling green to soft oranges and yellows and the bite of cool morning air brews, there is a jittery anticipation of some...

Column: Ways to celebrate Halloween safely during COVID-19

There are still many ways to enjoy Halloween in the COVID era.
Ariana Ottrando, news correspondent October 28, 2020

This year, Halloween will look much different than in the past. Parties and large gatherings can't occur, but there are plenty of ways that you can still get into the spirit of spooky season. Here are...

Nine must-see movies to watch this Halloween

There are many classic, spooky and scary Halloween movies to watch this season.
Luiza Loyo, news staff October 22, 2020

One of the best things about Halloween is the endless catalogue of spooky films to choose from as you cozy up for the fall weather. Since most Halloween plans will be indoors this year, watching movies...

Review: The shaky return of ‘Saturday Night Live’

'Saturday Night Live' came back to performing live, in studio shows in New York City.
Clara McCourt, news staff October 22, 2020

Saturday Night Live, or SNL, had a highly anticipated comeback episode premiere this week. But the return to Studio 8H did not come without issues.  Many pandemic procedures were put in place to ensure...

Column: Socializing in a time of social distancing

Northeastern students socialize on Centennial from a socially distant length.
Katie Mogg, news correspondent October 22, 2020

Although people have returned to work and school, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked relentless havoc on social life, leaving people feeling dejected and isolated. Indoor gatherings in Massachusetts, for...

Column: Problems with dating apps in COVID-19

Dating in the COVID-19 era has proven to be challenging.
Jvalanti Prasad, news correspondent October 12, 2020

As someone new to the Northeast, my time dating here — especially in the bustling college city of Boston — has been very limited. Dating in a pandemic has become a strange juggling act between pleasure...

Column: The exclusivity of buying sustainably

Thrift shopping is one way to buy clothes sustainably, although it has it's downsides.
Jessica Brite, news staff October 7, 2020

In recent years, consumers and professionals in the fashion industry have become a lot more eco-conscious, which is reflected by the growing number of sustainable fashion infographics being shared around...

Column: A definitive ranking of milk alternatives

Oat milk is the newest trend in the milk alternative industry.
Clara McCourt, news correspondent October 5, 2020

Non-dairy milk is the latest food trend sweeping the nation. Some gag at the thought of drinking milk, some look for a more sustainable cooking option and some just want to try something new in their coffee....

Column: The music that got me through quarantine

One Direction's music helped many nostalgic fans get through quarantine.
Annetta Stogniew, news correspondent October 5, 2020

Six months of copious freetime and minimal human contact launched a personal journey of self-discovery through music. Starting quarantine in a whirlwind of uncertainty led me to somber playlists. I sought...

Column: Speed-friending and Zoom chats: A guide to mingling in COVID-19

Students starting their college careers from home are forced to make friends remotely.
Isabella Stein, news correspondent October 4, 2020

Following a disappointing end to high school and my decision to do NUFlex from home, I dreaded the thought of starting college from my childhood bedroom. How would I ever make friends when people were...

Column: The rise of reality TV during quarantine

Many reality TV shows provided a sense of normalcy during the pandemic for viewers.
Kelly Phalen, news correspondent September 28, 2020

For some, quarantine was time to finally get in shape and be productive. But for the vast majority, quarantine featured cozying up on the couch, wrapped in a blanket with a hot bag of popcorn and getting...

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