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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Anthony T. Goss stars as Elzie in “Toni Stone.” The play opened at The Huntington Theatre May 17 and will run through June 16. Photo courtesy T Charles Erickson, The Huntington Theatre.

Anthony T. Goss puts his ball cap back on for ‘Toni Stone’

Heidi Ho, news staff May 21, 2024

Lydia R. Diamond’s play “Toni Stone,” about the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues, is running at The Huntington Theatre from May 17 to June 16. Based on Martha Ackmann’s book “Curveball: The Remarkable True Story of Toni Stone,” the baseball...

The cast of Mermaid Hour poses for a photo. David Valdes set the play in Boston because of the Boston Children’s Hospital’s role in providing gender-affirming care for adolescents and pediatrics. Photo courtesy Nile Scott Studios

‘Mermaid Hour’ breaks stereotypes, celebrates transgender identity

Heidi Ho, news staff April 23, 2024

Moonbox Productions will open the New England premiere of playwright David Valdes’ “Mermaid Hour” April 26 to May 19 at Arrow Street Arts in Cambridge. Director Bridget Kathleen O’Leary makes it clear that this coming-of-age play is not about a transgender girl’s parents...

Column: Online treatment of Ottessa Moshfegh, Anne Hathaway reveal the insidious consequences of being ‘woman’d’

Column: Online treatment of Ottessa Moshfegh, Anne Hathaway reveal the insidious consequences of being ‘woman’d’

Ella Warner, news correspondent April 22, 2024

Canadian writer Rayne Fisher-Quann knew what she was doing when she tweeted, “Ottessa Moshfegh [the author of “My Year of Rest of Relaxation”] is on the verge of getting woman’d I can feel it.”  Fisher-Quann went on to define this term as, “when everyone stops...

Two visitors climb the Grand Staircase at the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building in awe. Over 2 million people visited the Boston Public Library’s 25 locations in 2023.

Libraries beyond Snell: 3 spaces for final studies

Curtis DeSmith, photo correspondent April 15, 2024

With finals season in full swing and Northeastern’s Snell Library partially closed down for renovations, it can be difficult for students to find a quiet place to study for exams without worrying about finding a seat. Fortunately, Boston is home to dozens of libraries with...

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,...