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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


Joe Connor on the ice for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks. Drafted to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final round of the NHL draft, the incoming freshman will play for Northeastern come fall. Photo courtesy Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Incoming freshman Joe Connor earns a spot in 2024 NHL Draft

Amelia Ballingall, news staff July 7, 2024

Northeastern University incoming freshman Joe Connor was selected 195th by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2024 NHL Draft Saturday night.  After re-entering the draft following a shortfall in his first year of eligibility, the 19-year-old was the Huskies’ sole selection...

Megan Carter, Gwyneth Philips and Katy Knoll (left to right). The three former Northeastern women’s hockey players were drafted by Toronto, Ottowa and Minnesota, respectively. Photos by Sofia Sawchuk (left and middle) and Katie Billman (right).

Three Huskies selected in second-annual PWHL Draft

Julia Yohe, news correspondent June 13, 2024

Three former Northeastern women’s hockey players were drafted at the second-annual Professional Women’s Hockey League, or PWHL, draft June 10: defenseman Megan Carter, goalie Gwyneth Philips and forward Katy Knoll. The draft, which took place in St. Paul, Minn., featured...

The entrance to Matthews Arena. Northeastern sent a letter to the BPDA May 29 outlining plans to replace Matthews Arena with a new athletic facility.

Northeastern files official plans to replace historic Matthews Arena

Amelia Ballingall, news staff June 4, 2024

Northeastern recently filed plans with Boston’s urban planning agency to officially replace Matthews Arena, the university's 114-year-old arena, with a new multi-purpose athletic facility. In a letter of intent sent to the Boston Planning & Development Agency, or BPDA,...

Gage Duchon stands on the sidelines of a Boston Celtics game. He started working for the Celtics over a year ago. Photo courtesy Drew Cigna.

The star videographer behind a star team: how Northeastern student Gage Duchon made a name for himself with the Boston Celtics

Amelia Ballingall, news staff May 10, 2024

The Celtics are at the top of their game. They led the NBA’s regular season with a 64-18 record, young stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum hit 10,000 career points and the team has been breaking records nonstop — and documenting it all is a 20-year-old with a vision for greatness. Gage...

Employees work on the rink floor of Matthews Arena. Matthews Arena opened for the first time in 1910 for an ice carnival, and is now the worlds oldest artificial ice sheet. Photo courtesy Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

Where it all began: A look back at Matthews Arena as Bruins reach centennial season

Amelia Ballingall, news staff May 9, 2024

One hundred years of good old-fashioned American hockey. And it all started here. On Dec. 1, 1924, the Boston Bruins played the first-ever National Hockey League game in the United States, a 2-1 home victory over the visiting Montreal Maroons at Boston Arena.  But the...

An American flag waves from the exterior of Matthews Arena. Concerns about the arenas structural stability have risen in recent years.

‘Reaching the end of its useful life’: As historic Matthews Arena faces foundational issues, Northeastern weighs new arena

Amelia Ballingall, news staff May 8, 2024

The fate of the most historic hockey rink in the world is uncertain. Documents released April 19 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs detail a plan for “Preclearing Excavation Work” at the 114-year-old Matthews Arena which, for the...

Derin Erdogan looks for an offensive opportunity in a game earlier this season. The senior led the Huskies in total points (420), assists (118), steals (39) and three-pointers (60) for the 2023-24 season.

‘Expect the unexpected’: Injuries limit the women’s basketball team’s success

Dylan Cohen, news staff May 4, 2024

After a loss in the second round of the CAA tournament to the Towson University Tigers (20-11, 11-7 CAA) and failure to qualify for the NCAA tournament, the Northeastern women’s basketball team’s (10-17, 5-13) season came to an end.  Coming off of unexpected success from...

A Husky slides down the slope during competition. Northeasterns mens team finished 11th at the national championship, and the women placed 15th. Photo courtesy Tom Martin.

Ski you next year! Northeastern Huskies wrap up a fantastic alpine ski season

Anne Zhu, news correspondent April 24, 2024

Attending school in Boston, these Huskies are no strangers to the snow. The Northeastern Alpine Ski Team wrapped up its winter season March 9 with phenomenal finishes on both the men’s and women’s teams. Founded in 1971, the club team competed until 2013 and had a temporary...

Senior Jake Gigliotti prepares to make a pass to graduate student Tyler MacGregor. MacGregor secured both a run and an RBI single in the Saturday afternoon matchup against UNCW.

Huskies suffer their first series loss at Friedman Diamond since 2022

Elli Einset, news staff April 22, 2024

The Northeastern baseball team (27-10, 11-2 CAA) suffered a rough defeat in a CAA matchup Friday, April 19 against University of North Carolina Wilmington (25-13, 9-4 CAA), or UNCW, in the first game of an anticipated weekend series.  The No. 3 Huskies knew they had their...

Marcel Hug, the mens wheelchair winner, Sisay Lemma, the mens winner, Hellen Obiri and Eden Rainbow-Cooper, the womens wheelchair winner, hold up a trophy at the champions press conference April 16. Obiri won the womens title by eight seconds, becoming the first woman to win consecutive Boston Marathon titles since Catherine Ndereba in 2004 and 2005.

History in the making: the women inspiring the next generation of runners

Sofia Garrett, sports editor April 18, 2024

“It’s one step at a time — and every step counts,” said Joan Benoit, the first Olympic Women’s Marathon champion and 1979 Boston Marathon winner. The 128th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest-running marathon, took place April 15. The city of Boston was in full...

Katie Burke competes at a national competition in 2023. Northeastern gymnastics finished seventh at the meet. Photo courtesy Emily Gringorten.

Northeastern club gymnastics reflects on regionals win and prepares for nationals

Bailey Reynolds, news correspondent April 14, 2024

Following a historic regionals win, Northeastern’s club gymnastics team hopes to continue its momentum as it heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs Nationals from April 10 to 13. The team looks to further its success...

Christopher Lenahan Jr. carries the ball down the field for Northeastern. Northeastern defeated South Carolina in overtime April 6. Photo courtesy Christian Gomez.

Northeastern men’s lacrosse comes back to upset South Carolina in overtime

Elli Einset, news staff April 11, 2024

The Northeastern Huskies (5-4) fought through the rain and cold to upset the South Carolina Gamecocks (9-3) in a 11-10 overtime victory Saturday afternoon at Carter Field.  With the Huskies and Gamecocks each leading their divisions, Continental Lacrosse Conference (CLC)...