The Huntington News

Column: How to spend Thanksgiving if you’re stuck in Boston

Column: How to spend Thanksgiving if you’re stuck in Boston

Jayden Khatib, news correspondent

November 14, 2019

While many students look forward to going home and seeing their loved ones this Thanksgiving break, depending on your financial or familial situation you may find yourself staying on campus instead. Staying on campus during Thanksgiving break does not have to be depressing, however, as there are many ways...

Forever 21 fails to adapt to increasingly conscious Gen Z consumption

Forever 21 fails to adapt to increasingly conscious Gen Z consumption

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

November 14, 2019

Generation Z, or Gen Z, once flocked to Forever 21’s revolving collection of trendy clothing that hung haphazardly from its cluttered racks. Now, the location on Newbury Street, plastered in bright “store closing” posters, is in its final days. The once-popular fast fashion retailer, which targets a young ad...

Column: Breaking down the bucket hat

Column: Breaking down the bucket hat

Ananya Sankar, news staff

November 13, 2019

They might seem like quirky, oddly-shaped hats, but the bucket harbors a secret — and it’s ready to spill. From Irish fishermen to war veterans and LL Cool J, bucket hats have followed a strange trajectory in their rise to prominence. As far back as the early 1900s, bucket hats were used primarily ...

Looking for love on NU Crushes

Looking for love on NU Crushes

Savannah Miller, news correspondent

November 13, 2019

Wherefore art thou girl on the ISEC bridge? You can find out by joining the Facebook group NU Crushes, a blossoming hub for students seeking to anonymously share which strangers or friends they’re crushing on. The group was created April 30, 2018 and has recently gained a lot of attention, with more t...

Review: ‘RENT’ lives on

Review: ‘RENT’ lives on

Rachel Erwin, news correspondent

November 7, 2019

Breathing new life into a well-known musical is often an impossible task, yet this is exactly what the cast and creative team of the 20th Anniversary Tour of “RENT” accomplished at the Boch Center’s Shubert Theatre Nov. 3.  With a book, music and lyrics written by the late Jonathan Larson, “RENT...

LMA helps student performers get up on the stage

LMA helps student performers get up on the stage

Lucy Gavin, news staff

November 7, 2019

With clubs and organizations like Tastemakers, Green Line Records, WRBB and CUP, Northeastern has no shortage of music and performance clubs on campus. One of these entertainment clubs, the Live Music Association — or LMA — has a more specific purpose.  “We're the one club on campus that focuses...

Column: Thrifting saves your wallet and the planet

Column: Thrifting saves your wallet and the planet

Ananya Sankar, news staff

November 6, 2019

For the average college student styling on a budget, thrift shopping might just be the best trend to emerge from the fashion industry. But beyond its small price tag, thrifting now plays a vital role in fashion’s transformation toward sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives. Rebranding the fashion industry as an enviro...

On-campus performance raises awareness for mental health

On-campus performance raises awareness for mental health

Kenneal Patterson, news staff

October 31, 2019

Mallory Gothelf distinctly remembers her downward spiral during her second year at Northeastern. She recalls a distinct moment when life became too much to bear — when her dark thoughts harassed her as she stood on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue.    She remembers watching cheerful passerby buz...

Column: Do social media “stories” promote toxic behavior?

Column: Do social media “stories” promote toxic behavior?

Pavithra Rajesh, news correspondent

October 30, 2019

What started as a feature unique to Snapchat has now become a generational phenomenon prominent on virtually every social media platform. “Stories” have weaseled their way onto Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, and it’s hard to imagine someone not using them.  According to an anonymous survey of 75 North...

Review: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’: Worth the ten-year wait

Christopher Kelly, news staff

October 30, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Zombieland” that hit theaters a decade ago. The main cast of mismatched survivors and their travels throughout post-apocalyptic America was a booming success after the initial release of “Zombieland” in 2009. The light-hearted and ...

Canstruction Boston promotes hunger awareness through canned food sculptures

Canstruction Boston promotes hunger awareness through canned food sculptures

Jayden Khatib, news correspondent

October 23, 2019

Canstruction, a non-profit organization that holds competitions in cities across the world to promote awareness of hunger issues, is displaying sculptures at the Boston Society of Architects, or BSA, through Oct. 25. The sculptures are crafted by teams from various local architecture, construction and ...

Column: Colorful makeup trends challenge today’s beauty standards

Column: Colorful makeup trends challenge today’s beauty standards

Ananya Sankar, news correspondent

October 23, 2019

Decades ago, makeup was used to mask a woman’s individuality by pandering to society’s beauty standards. Today, the makeup community has shed its masks in favor of bolder, colorful looks that embody the vibrancy of the women — and men — underneath. Bright and bold makeup is still an emerging t...