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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


The Northeastern womens hockey team huddles before a game earlier this season. The Huskies competed in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Sacred Heart University Oct. 20-21.

Huskies thaw against St. Cloud State, but freeze out Sacred Heart in Ice Breaker tournament

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor October 29, 2023

Between an always-changing lineup and strong out-of-conference opponents, the No. 10 Northeastern women’s hockey team (6-3-0, 2-1-0 Hockey East) has struggled to find a rhythm this season, which was evident when they traveled to Fairfield, Connecticut, this weekend to compete...

Sophomore forward Vivian Akyirem pokes the ball past a Hofstra player. The Huskies take on William & Mary in the first round of the CAA tournament Thursday night.

Northeastern women’s soccer team prepares to fight for more time together in CAA Championship

Sofia Garrett, news staff October 26, 2023

The Northeastern women’s soccer team concluded its regular season Sunday, finishing with an 8-4-5 (6-2-4 CAA) record and earning its 13th consecutive CAA tournament bid. The Huskies’ confidence and ability has grown throughout the regular season, and they’re now ready to...

Freshman outside hitter Abby Reck leaps to hit the ball. Reck was named CAA Rookie of the Week this week for her 33 kills against Elon.

After a rough loss Saturday, the Huskies win 3-0 over Hofstra on Sunday

Esha Minhas, news staff October 2, 2023

This weekend, the Northeastern volleyball team (9-5, 5-1 CAA) faced off against Hofstra University (13-4, 3-3 CAA) in back-to-back matches at home. After a tough 3-1 loss Saturday, Northeastern rallied back and defeated Hofstra in three straight sets Sunday, ending the Pride’s...

The Huskies huddle around fifth-year goalie Gwyneth Philips for a pre-game pep talk. Philips made 17 saves in Fridays contest.

Anderson, Lalonde skate their way to three-point nights in dominant performance over LIU

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor September 30, 2023

Friday night, the Northeastern women’s hockey team (2-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East) traveled to Long Island University (0-1-0, 0-0-0 NEWHA) for their first road game of the season. After last week’s split with Penn State, the Huskies shuffled their lines, testing all new trios...

The Northeastern women’s hockey team lines up ahead of a game. They have been the top team in Hockey East for six straight seasons.

Here’s what’s in store for the Northeastern women’s hockey team this season

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor September 20, 2023

At the culmination of last season, the Northeastern women’s hockey team graduated some of the biggest names in the sport, including its entire top line. After contributing to the team’s six-straight Hockey East Championships and third-straight Frozen Four appearance, the...

Cillian Murphy stars as the titular theoretical physicist in Oppenheimer. The Irish actor earned rave reviews for his turn. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.

Review: ‘Oppenheimer’ is Nolan’s greatest achievement — and his most controversial effort yet

Yaakov Aldrich, news correspondent August 9, 2023

From a filmmaking standpoint, “Oppenheimer”  is one of the best films of the decade and a stunning return to form for Christopher Nolan after the baffling anticlimax of “Tenet” in 2020. Politically, however, it is by far his most controversial film, often trading historical...

Redshirt senior utility player Danny Crossen celebrates as he runs home to score for the Huskies. In Tuesdays game against UMass Lowell, Crossen tallied his 40th RBI of the season.

Home win against the River Hawks brings Northeastern closer to end of regular season

Sarah Popeck, news staff May 18, 2023

As the Huskies (40-11, 19-9 CAA) enter the final stretch of the regular season, they returned home to Friedman Diamond after a seven-game road trip, where they gave up two series — one to University of North Carolina Wilmington (28-21, 17-8 CAA), and one to William & Mary...

First year Katie Burke performs a backflip on a balance beam at a national competition in Memphis, Tennessee, March 29. GymNUstics placed seventh at the meet.

GymNUstics ends their season placing in the top 10 teams at nationals

Emily Chung, news staff April 25, 2023

Northeastern’s club gymnastics team had their hands full this year, with a busy season that culminated at nationals in Memphis, Tennessee.  The team had a monumental season, planning and hosting its first ever home meet in addition to competing at the regional and national...

In the foreground, one sculpture holds another, as lifelike in its anguish as the figure in its arms is lifeless. Behind them, the two figures in The Kiss embraced under happier circumstances.

Boston exhibition showcases grand sculptures made of Lego

Colette Pollauf and Yaakov Aldrich April 18, 2023

Despite having been built with Lego, the sculptures in a new Boston exhibition are not child’s play. They are the work of Nathan Sawaya, a renowned Lego sculpture artist who builds custom 3D sculptures and whose work is currently on tour around the world in an exhibit called...

Op-ed: Study abroad is an overlooked privilege

Op-ed: Study abroad is an overlooked privilege

Rachel Mahoney, contributor  March 14, 2023

One of the most sought-after experiences at Northeastern is studying abroad. The university has programs like and Global Scholars that give students a unique opportunity to start their college experience in another country. However, how “unique” really is this experience? These...

Massachusetts elections: A visualization of who is running

Massachusetts elections: A visualization of who is running

Eli Curwin, staff writer November 7, 2022

On Nov. 8, Massachusetts will host a series of important elections. Here are those elections visualized. Statewide Elections There are five statewide positions up for election: governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor. The Democrats hold...

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a speech at Roxbury Community College Nov. 2.

Shattering glass ceilings, Massachusetts candidates seek to make history

Eli Curwin, news staff November 7, 2022

Massachusetts is likely to break records at the ballot box Nov. 8.  If elected, gubernatorial candidate Maura Healey and lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Kim Driscoll would be the first female team elected to the governor and lieutenant governor positions in the history...