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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


Dining workers share struggles, hopes for new contract at rally

May 11, 2022

Madaras, along with several other HOWL members, organized a rally April 16 at 11 a.m. at Centennial Common. Several dining hall workers, student activists and community members spoke at the rally.  “It’s very hard to live in Boston with my paycheck. Everything is...

Students, community members march with dining workers to demand better working conditions

May 11, 2022

Members of HOWL organized a march the following week to drive home their goals for the new contract. Students, dining workers and community members flooded Centennial Common at 6 p.m. on April 22 and prepared to march to Krentzman Quad to call for action. Speakers at the start...

Boston Calling is set to return this spring for the first time since 2019, featuring a record number of artists with ties to New England and the Boston area. Photo courtesy of Ty Johnson.

Boston Calling returns after two-year hiatus

Julia Yohe, news staff March 29, 2022

Boston Calling, Boston’s annual Memorial Day weekend music festival, is set to return May 27 - 29 for the first time since 2019.  Boston Calling is a three-day-long music festival featuring rock, indie and alternative artists, as well as comedians and celebrity hosts, such...

The diplomatic boycott on the 2022 Olympic Games has been ineffective.

Op-ed: The Olympic Games should focus on sports, not politics

Tim Zhao, contributor February 26, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, officially came to an end Feb. 20.  Although the Games went smoothly, the appropriateness of Beijing as the host city was controversial among Western countries due to accusations regarding the Chinese government’s “atrocities...

The Lexington Historical Society is hosting a series of events and programs celebrating the history of chocolate through April 23. Private Collection and Courtesy of the Lexington Historical Society.

Lexington Historical Society uses chocolate celebration to create community, amplify businesses

Katie Mogg, lifestyle editor February 19, 2022

From February until April, the Lexington Historical Society, a nonprofit organization working to preserve and share the town’s history, will host a celebration called “A Taste of Chocolate.” The ongoing event includes tastings, exhibitions and lectures about the history...

Social Emotions Lab shows the importance of gratitude in health, wellness

February 18, 2022

Northeastern psychology students working in the Social Emotions Lab seek to understand how greater prosocial behavior can be elicited, using pragmatic studies centered around emotional response. Prosocial behavior, which refers to making decisions and actions that consider the...

“How God Works” explores psychological benefits of religion

February 18, 2022

DeSteno’s book, “How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion,” looks at the science behind religious practices and explores how they can be utilized by all individuals, regardless of religious affiliation, to lead their best lives. “The book is my attempt...

Mr. Parent is a one-man show highlighting fundamental issues in the Boston Public School system. Photo credit to Mark S. Howard.

‘Mr. Parent’ celebrates educators, condemns systemic inequality

Brenna Thornton, news correspondent February 17, 2022

A one-man show that recently made its world premiere at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston is challenging audiences to re-examine the Massachusetts education system.  “Mr. Parent” tells the true story of teacher-by-day, actor-by-night Maurice Emmanuel Parent. Playing himself,...

Members of the Criminology Forensic Science and Neuropsychology of Criminal Minds, or FaN, club started a petition last semester to request more forensics-focused classes at Northeastern. From top left clockwise: Anouk Bauknecht, social media head; Lia McDonald Meteer, president; Kevin Roebelen, PR representative; Sage Shumate, club coordinator; and Sofia Giamartino, club treasurer. 
Photo courtesy of Lia McDonald Meteer.

Criminal justice students advocate for more forensic classes

Alexis Zacharakos, news correspondent February 14, 2022

Lia McDonald Meteer, a third-year criminal justice major and a transfer student from the University of Albany, noticed that Northeastern did not offer as many criminal justice resources as SUNY, and wrote a petition demanding increased diversity of learning opportunities in the...

The filibuster is a major issue in American politics and the legislative system.

Op-ed: The busted filibuster: time to move on

Isabel Baron, contributor February 9, 2022

In recent years, if you see the word “Senate” in a news headline, odds are the word “filibuster” followed shortly after. A frequent fixture in the political realm as of late, the filibuster has slowed Senate proceedings to a halt, stopping important bills and tedious...

Wordle has skyrocketed in popularity as a daily word puzzle. The game challenges users to guess a five-letter word in six attempts.

Wordle skyrockets as popular word puzzle at Northeastern

Jessica Xing, news staff February 9, 2022

With the help of social media, the online game “Wordle” has recently become many people’s favorite word game — and Northeastern students are no exception.   Created by software engineer Josh Wardle and purchased by The New York Times Jan. 31, Wordle is a daily word...

 It’s no secret that “Euphoria” has taken the world by storm. Courtesy of HBO Max. © and ᵀᴹ 2022. Warner Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Column: 5 television shows to entertain ‘Euphoria’ fans

Alexa Grayson, news correspondent February 7, 2022

The popular HBO Max television series “Euphoria” is a glittery masterpiece that follows a group of high school students navigating drugs, sex and relationships in a world forcing them to grow up too fast. It’s no secret that “Euphoria” has taken the world by storm....