The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

‘The Eagle’ contradicts itself

February 3, 2011
If there is one thing that differentiates “The Eagle” from other trite depictions of Roman antiquity on the big screen, it’s not easy to find. “The Eagle” is set in 140 AD, when the Roman empire extends deep into Britain. The movie is about two men striving to be honorable.
Read Story

Winter blues? Stay inside.

February 3, 2011
When the thermometer hits -2 degrees with a wind chill of -20 degrees, when the snow blows into Boston day after day, or when the rain turns the snow to gigantic puddles, most people want to hide inside. And who can blame them? But staying indoors can only offer so many things to do. Here are some ideas to stay warm, have fun and beat those winter blues without heading outside.
Read Story

Calendar: Feb. 3 – 9

February 1, 2011
YouTuber Bo Burnham is coming to Boston. Although he's still a teenager, this comedian is a favorite of many. In 2006, he began writing and posting songs online, such as “I’m Bo yo,” which became extremely popular. Soon after, he started playing live shows at colleges, clubs and theatres. He is currently the youngest person to have recorded a Comedy Central special. And now, Burnham will be on stage at the Wilbur Theatre right here in the Bean as part of his 2011 tour. 246 Tremont St.; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. show times; $22.50; 800-745-3000.
Read Story

Column: Singing your heart out

February 1, 2011
Oh the karaoke bar; a place where college students and other 20-somethings can gather together to get belligerent enough to make fools of themselves by belting out pop songs to an equally belligerent audience.
Read Story

Exhibition Review: MIT shows off 150 years of innovation

January 27, 2011
Musical stairs feel like they would lead to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, or maybe Pee-wee’s Playhouse. But these musical stairs lead to the MIT 150 Exhibition at the university’s museum. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is celebrating 150 years at the MIT Museum with an exhibit in Thomas Peterson ’57 Gallery. Both the exhibition and the gallery opened to the public Jan. 8.
Read Story

Oh, the places we go: Cambridge, UK

January 27, 2011
If I were to mention Cambridge to someone from Massachusetts, I would not be surprised if the initial images that came into their mind would be of the Charles River, Harvard University and a few cobblestone and brick walkways. But what I am referencing is Cambridge, England, parent city to its considerably younger namesake. The British enclave is filled with narrow cobblestone streets and is home to the 801-year-old prestigious university.
Read Story

MEISA announces spring semester plans

January 27, 2011
Crammed into the meeting space at 442 Curry Student Center (CSC), more than 60 students introduced themselves and named their favorite album or concert of 2010. Seats were hard to come by as the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) kicked off the spring 2011 semester with its first meeting Jan. 20, where the e-board members discussed upcoming programs and events planned for the next four months.
Read Story

Column: In entertainment industry, sex sells is on the rise

January 25, 2011
Just as I thought the media and entertainment industry couldn’t promote sex anymore than it already does, there are singers like Katy Perry and Enrique Iglesias coming out with a new hit song that revolves around inappropriate sexual references. The way that sex is promoted in songs, and in the entertainment industry in general, seems to be getting more vulgar every year.
Read Story

Calendar: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

January 25, 2011

By Emma Shuck, News Staff Entry of the Week: The award-winning, internationally recognized company Bread and Puppet Theater returns for a fifth year to the Boston Center for the Arts. The puppet...

Continue Reading

Oh, the places we go: Shanghai

January 20, 2011
The flights from San Francisco to Tokyo and Shanghai were long; and the triumphant, leg-stretching emergence into non-recycled air was less joyous than it could have been.
Read Story

TV Review: ABC’s new hospital show fails to meet expectations of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans

January 20, 2011
Last Wednesday ABC premiered its new show “Off the Map,” a doctor drama with a twist: Instead of a hospital, “Off the Map” is set at a tiny clinic in the middle of the South American jungle.
Read Story

Exhibit Review: Boston Public Library presents poetry

January 20, 2011
Tucked away in the rare books room of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is an exhibit entitled “The Public Life of Poetry: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow and Their Contemporaries.” The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 30, highlights the works of several famous American poets.
Read Story