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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Sharaé Moultrie sings. Girl from the North Country followed Moultire as she navigates being a unmarried, pregnant, Black teenager in a white family during the Great Depression. Photo courtesy Evan Zimmerman, Emerson Colonial Theatre.

‘Girl from the North Country’ sports Bob Dylan hits, societal commentary

Heidi Ho, news staff April 12, 2024

Broadway in Boston welcomed the Tony-award-winning musical “Girl from the North Country” from March 12 to 24 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. Filled with musical numbers containing Bob Dylan songs, many attendees were fans excited to hear tracks like “I Want You” and...

Audience members sit in Bartos Theater and wait for a screening of Twice Colonized to begin March 15. The screening was part of the 13th annual Women Take The Reel Film Festival.

When ‘Women Take The Reel,’ stories are magnified, audiences are enlightened

Meghan Hirsch, news correspondent April 10, 2024

Dozens gathered at the Bartos Theater at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 15 to screen their films at the 13th annual Women Take The Reel Film Festival. Van Ma, a program assistant in MIT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department, helped organize this year’s...

A bagel with cream cheese from Render Coffee.

Spreading some schmear: Rating four bagel spots around campus

Kristina DaPonte and Christina McCabe April 9, 2024

With several different bagel shop options around Northeastern’s campus, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to pop in. For students, especially those from New York and New Jersey who consider themselves bagel connoisseurs, finding the perfect one can be...

Gina Fonseca (left) and Sean Leviashvili in a scene from Cost of Living. The play premiered in Boston at Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion from March 8 to 30. Photo courtesy Nile Hawver, Speakeasy Stage.

‘Cost of Living’ advocates for disability justice on, off stage

Heidi Ho, news staff April 8, 2024

Speakeasy Stage Company welcomed the Boston premiere of playwright Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living,” which was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, from March 8 to 30 at Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion. With a cast of only four actors, Gina...

Abby Barton (left) and Cecilia Liang in a scene from Usual Girls. Northeasterns production of Ming Peiffers play ran from March 28 to April 7.

‘Usual Girls’ doesn’t hold back, addresses brutal realities head-on

Darin Zullo, news staff April 7, 2024

“Usual Girls” is by no means a typical feel-good, light-hearted play about womanhood. At times, it’s a comedy, but with every laugh it delivers, a harsh reality follows.  Playwright Ming Peiffer describes it as “a show about the joys and horrors of growing up being...

Laganja Estranga speaks to the crowd. Along with her performances, she also spoke about the importance of students voting and the LGBTQ+ community having a seat at the table.

LMA, RSA bring Laganja Estranja to campus for Springfest

Janira Skrbkova and Carol Queiroz April 5, 2024

So you wanted a twist, huh?  To kick off Springfest 2024, Northeastern’s Live Music Association, or LMA, and the Resident Student Association, or RSA, hosted a drag performance in the Curry Ballroom with headliner Laganja Estranja of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season six....

The Boston College Dynamics, a co-ed a cappella group at Boston College, performs. 10 a cappella groups from Northeast colleges and universities performed at the ICCA Semifinal March 23.

ICCA Semifinal features spellbinding performances, student camaraderie

Heidi Ho, news staff March 31, 2024

It was a full house when Berklee Performing Arts Center hosted the annual International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, or ICCA, Semifinal March 23. Each of the 10 competing a cappella groups from colleges and universities in the Northeast performed three songs, eliciting...

Two representatives from Casa Myrna speak to attendees about the organization and safe relationship practices. Casa Myrna accepted donations throughout the event. Photo courtesy Haylen Wehr.

Safe Relationships Open Mic Night raises money, awareness for domestic violence nonprofit

Katarina Schmeiszer, news correspondent March 28, 2024

A Safe Relationships Open Mic Night, which took place in AfterHours Feb. 22, raised money and awareness for Casa Myrna, a Boston-based domestic violence nonprofit organization.  Three student-run organizations at Northeastern: the Council for University Programs, or CUP,...

Students gather in Curry Student Center during the Springfest carnival in 2023. CUP recently released a complete schedule of Springfest events for 2024.

A complete guide to Springfest 2024

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor March 24, 2024

With the first days of spring in the rearview mirror, Northeastern’s Council for University Programs, or CUP, and other student organizations have kicked their programming into high gear for Springfest, a week-long celebration bringing various activities and performances to...

(left to right) Brianna Martinez, Jules Talbot, Victoria Omoregie and Haley Wong in a scene from John Proctor is the Villain. The play was a modern take on Arthur Millers The Crucible. Photo courtesy T. Charles Erickson, The Huntington Theatre.

‘John Proctor is the Villain’ highlights female protagonists, young talent

Heidi Ho, news staff March 6, 2024

Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is known for its story about the Salem witch trials and comparisons to the so-called “Red Scare” of the mid-1900s. Although the events in the original play occur in 1692, The Huntington Theatre’s production of  “John Proctor is the...

Column: Taylor Swift’s album announcement meant no disrespect

Column: Taylor Swift’s album announcement meant no disrespect

Claudie Bellanger, news correspondent March 4, 2024

Swifties were spiraling the morning before the 66th Grammy Awards when Taylor Swift changed her Instagram, Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter, profile pictures from color to black and white. Many fans anticipated the release of the re-recording of “reputation,” but...

Jim Ortlieb directly addresses the audience. Stand Up If Youre Here Tonight removed boundaries between the play and its audience. Photo courtesy Nile Hawver, The Huntington Theatre.

‘Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight’ showcases unique portrayal of loneliness, human bonds

Darin Zullo, news staff February 28, 2024

“Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight” subverts expectations at every turn. The play doesn’t rely on conventions; it rejects them. It’s as tragic as it is comedic, and it’s this level of nuance that makes this performance both impossible to categorize and a deeply impactful...