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Dialogue Diaries: Kenya

August 17, 2011
By News Correspondent Sarah Dichter Yeah, I French kissed a giraffe. I hiked the same hills that Kenyan marathon runners train on. I watched a herd of elephants scare away three lionesses in the bush and witnessed ostrich mating dance in Tsavo National Park. I saw every star in the sky on a hot African night at the Wamai family farm.

Mixed reviews for Google’s new social site

July 20, 2011

  By Anthony Savvides, News Correspondent and Anna Marden, News Staff As 750 million users worldwide continue to use Facebook, Google faces a challenge as it markets its new social networking site Google+. Last week, Google CEO Larry Page announced last week that...

Free Allston festival showcases local DIY culture

July 20, 2011

  By Jon Palmer, News Correspondent and Anna Marden, News Staff The Allston DIY Festival is not only a completely free event, but cost nearly the same amount to put on – organizer Chris Longenecker says the $11 he spent to fax some forms a few days ago was the first...

NU band spotlight: Actor|Observer

June 22, 2011

By Jon Palmer, News Correspondent   Photo Courtesy/Greg Marquis As far as the band members of Boston-based post-hardcore band Actor|Observer are concerned, the bands and the audience are of equal importance at hardcore shows. “We want to convey the idea of ‘without...

Artsy fun for everyone

June 22, 2011

By Anna Marden, News Correspondent Art galleries and exhibitions are not just reserved for the snooty types who stare at a simple canvas splashed in a solid color, pondering its meaning before spending $20,000 to hang it in their living room. Some galleries offer more affordable...

Dialogue Diaries – The Middle East

June 9, 2011
I sat in the terminal May 11, doubtful of my own excitement. I had applied to go on a Northeastern Dialogue of Civilizations program to Egypt, but instead I was headed to two countries that, at the time, I had no particular desire to visit. Jordan and Turkey. Over the years, I have learned so much about Egyptian history and culture. These alternatives seemed random to me. The program is focused on global reporting and Middle Eastern studies. It was originally planned for Cairo, but after the Egyptian revolution began in January, the incessant rioting on the streets and in Tahrir Square forced Northeastern to change the itinerary.

UnheardUv: Electronica hub in The Hub

June 9, 2011
While the name might be misleading, the crew who operate UnheardUv are really trying to get their favorite music heard. UnheardUv, a Boston based website and event production group was created to promote the local electronic music scene.

Summer Bucket List 2011

May 25, 2011
By Jillian Saftel, News Correspondent After a winter with almost enough snow to bury Shaquille O’Neal and April showers that stuck around for most of May, students have been awaiting summer with anxious hearts. Will the sun ever shine? Will we ever get a tan? Ladies and gents, it looks like summer weather is finally moving in, and Bostonians must take advantage while we can. From epic Nerf gun battles and running through fountains to break dancing and gambling, these three Northeastern students have big plans on their summer 2011 bucket lists.

NUDANCO teaches new dance styles each week

May 25, 2011
Because spending the summer tanning and downing six packs can occasionally get old, the Northeastern University Dance Company (NUDANCO) is offering free classes for all students, beginners and veterans alike.

‘Tunnel Vision’ conceptualizes proof of afterlife

May 12, 2011
English professor Gary Goshgarian – or Gary Braver, as he’s known in the literary world – has a knack for turning popular scientific ideas into mortifying stories. In his books, he’s tackled topics like anti-aging science, plastic surgery, intelligence boosters and a cure for Alzheimer’s, all with a self-professed “Be careful what you wish for” motif. His eighth and newest book, “Tunnel Vision,” appears no different, taking the concept of proving an afterlife, and therefore God, through science.

SoWa Sunday a diverse, fun day of shopping

May 12, 2011
The smell of fresh bread and spring flowers wafts through the air as vendors smile and offer samples. Couples, dogs, college students and families stroll through canopies, picking up organic food and locally-made crafts. A South End staple since 2003, this is the SoWa open market.

Best of NU: Celebrity visit

April 21, 2011
“Good evening, Huskies!” shouted Joel McHale as he trotted onto the stage at Matthews Arena on Friday of Springfest 2011. The crowd erupted in cheers and whistles, which abruptly turned to boos as McHale teased, “Are there any Terriers in here?” Apparently, the Huskies did enjoy his comic musings and proceeded to vote McHale the best celebrity to visit campus this year. In fact, he won by a decently large margin, almost earning 25 percent of the total votes.