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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Darin Zullo

Darin Zullo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

Darin Zullo is a second-year journalism and English combined major with a minor in photojournalism. This is his second semester as a deputy photo editor for The News. He has also written for the Global Observer and the Scope and is looking forward to continue working with The News this semester.

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Apartments for lease in Mission Hill. Governor Maura Healeys Affordable Homes Act was presented to the Legislature late last year and, if enacted, would fund the renewal of tens of thousands of homes throughout the state and loosen many land-use restrictions.

[Photo] Op-ed: Massachusetts’ Legislature must pass a housing bond bill — then go further

Vinesh Khemlani, contributor
May 23, 2024

Apartments for lease in Mission Hill. Governor Maura Healey's Affordable Homes Act was presented to the Legislature late last year and, if enacted, would fund the renewal of tens of thousands of homes...

A sink faucet in a Shillman Hall restroom. The faucet was one of three in the restroom.

[Photo] Op-ed: Rinse and repeat, an abomination we can fix

Jack Masliah, contributor
May 6, 2024

A sink faucet in a Shillman Hall restroom. The faucet was one of three in the restroom.

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

On the morning of April 25, about 30 student protesters set up on tarps in Centennial Common, linked arms and began chanting pro-Palestinian slogans. What started as a small group of demonstrators quickly...

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Protesters gather in the center of Centennial for an informational meeting held by HFP. Organizers reminded protesters to wear masks for COVID-19 safety and privacy purposes and to avoid speaking to police, administration and the press.

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Protesters gather in the center of Centennial for an informational meeting held by HFP. Organizers reminded protesters to wear masks for COVID-19 safety and privacy purposes and to avoid speaking to police,...

Students join hands and practice steps to the dabke dance around the encampment. College students from Boston Dabke Troupe announced instructions on how to perform a few steps of the traditional Arab dance.

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Students join hands and practice steps to the dabke dance around the encampment. College students from Boston Dabke Troupe announced instructions on how to perform a few steps of the traditional Arab dance.

Chairs with handmade protest signs surround the outside of the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common April 26. JAG expressed gratefulness to university leadership and the NUPD for ending the encampment in a statement emailed to the News.

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Chairs with handmade protest signs surround the outside of the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common April 26. JAG expressed gratefulness to university leadership and the NUPD for ending the encampment...

Pro-Palestine protesters dance around the encampment in Centennial Common April 26. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: April

Photo Staff
April 30, 2024

Pro-Palestine protesters dance around the encampment in Centennial Common April 26. Read more here.

Students link hands and move toward the right during the group dabke dance.

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Students link hands and move toward the right during the group dabke dance.

Students hold hands and practice the dabke dance steps around Centennial Common.

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Students hold hands and practice the dabke dance steps around Centennial Common.

Signs call for an end to funding for Israel and for a ceasefire.

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Signs call for an end to funding for Israel and for a ceasefire.

Signs line the perimeter of Centennial Common.

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Signs line the perimeter of Centennial Common.

Protesters wave a Palestinian flag as they run through link-up drills. Demonstrators moved closer together around this time.

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Protesters wave a Palestinian flag as they run through "link-up drills." Demonstrators moved closer together around this time.

Protesters huddle in a tent around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

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Protesters huddle in a tent around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

NUPD officers talk among each other next to the encampment.

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NUPD officers talk among each other next to the encampment.

The crowd starts to thin out as protesters quiet down. Protesters settled down after BPD left.

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The crowd starts to thin out as protesters quiet down. Protesters settled down after BPD left.

HFP reminds protesters about the encampments goals of Northeastern divesting and cutting ties with Israeli companies and institutions.

[Photo] Encampment live updates: Centennial reopened, furniture put in for commencement weekend

news staff
April 28, 2024

HFP reminds protesters about the encampment's goals of Northeastern divesting and cutting ties with Israeli companies and institutions.

Protesters listen during the HFP meeting at 5:45 p.m.

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Protesters listen during the HFP meeting at 5:45 p.m.

Protesters gather next to an encampment tent for an informational meeting from HFP. The meeting included announcements of a catered dinner and a Passover Seder later that night.

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Protesters gather next to an encampment tent for an informational meeting from HFP. The meeting included announcements of a catered dinner and a Passover Seder later that night.

Apartments in Mission Hill. Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy was chosen to be a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022 for the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore.

[Photo] Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway-Kenmore liaison Margaret Van Scoy

Xavier Alvarez, news correspondent
April 20, 2024

Apartments in Mission Hill. Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy was chosen to be a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022 for the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission...

Several rooms reserved for SSI on the second floor of Stearns Center. Northeastern sent an email to SSI employees April 1 informing them that the program would be shut down May 3.

[Photo] Northeastern ends Student Support Initiative, lays off more than 120 employees

Nikhil Jagannath, news correspondent
April 18, 2024

Several rooms reserved for SSI on the second floor of Stearns Center. Northeastern sent an email to SSI employees April 1 informing them that the program would be shut down May 3.

Jacqueline Chow poses with her bib number in front of a Boston Marathon prop at the marathon expo.

[Photo] History in the making: the women inspiring the next generation of runners

Sofia Garrett, sports editor
April 18, 2024

Jacqueline Chow poses with her bib number in front of a Boston Marathon prop at the marathon expo.

Abby Barton (left) and Cecilia Liang in a scene from Usual Girls. Northeasterns production of Ming Peiffers play ran from March 28 to April 7.

‘Usual Girls’ doesn’t hold back, addresses brutal realities head-on

Darin Zullo, news staff
April 7, 2024

“Usual Girls” is by no means a typical feel-good, light-hearted play about womanhood. At times, it’s a comedy, but with every laugh it delivers, a harsh reality follows.  Playwright Ming Peiffer...

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Three cosplayers pose for a photo with a PAX East sign. The convention ran from March 21 to March 24.

PAX East forges bonds within gaming communities, creates platform for indie developers

Darin Zullo, news staff
March 31, 2024

Cosplayers, influencers and indie developers alike came from all across the East Coast to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for PAX East 2024. Spanning from March 21 to March 24, each day overflowed...

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Students gather in Curry Student Center during the Springfest carnival in 2023. CUP recently released a complete schedule of Springfest events for 2024.

[Photo] A complete guide to Springfest 2024

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor
March 24, 2024

Students gather in Curry Student Center during the Springfest carnival in 2023. CUP recently released a complete schedule of Springfest events for 2024.

Jim Ortlieb directly addresses the audience. Stand Up If Youre Here Tonight removed boundaries between the play and its audience. Photo courtesy Nile Hawver, The Huntington Theatre.

‘Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight’ showcases unique portrayal of loneliness, human bonds

Darin Zullo, news staff
February 28, 2024

“Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight” subverts expectations at every turn. The play doesn’t rely on conventions; it rejects them. It’s as tragic as it is comedic, and it’s this level of nuance...

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Laughing Monk Cafe stands at 737 Huntington Ave. The restaurant incorporated a combination of Thai and Japanese cuisine.

[Photo] Column: 5 restaurants perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner

Anne Zhu, news correspondent
February 14, 2024

Laughing Monk Cafe stands at 737 Huntington Ave. The restaurant incorporated a combination of Thai and Japanese cuisine.

Getting Around Town encapsulates the deep history of Bostons public transit systems. The exhibit was based on Steven Beauchers book Boston in Transit.

[Photo] ‘Getting Around Town’ exhibit shows deep history of Boston transit system

Katarina Schmeiszer, news correspondent
February 15, 2024

A collection of maps and artifacts is laid out for visitors to view. Artifacts were collected from the Leventhal Map Center's collection and Beaucher's personal collection.

The entrance to Impassioned Destruction at the Old State House. The exhibit commemorated the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

[Photo] ‘Impassioned Destruction’: Exploring vandalism and property destruction as means of protest

Annie Cayer, news correspondent
February 15, 2024

A chalkboard at the end of the exhibit. Emily Yurkus said the chalkboard served as a resource for visitors to share their thoughts.

Students socialize and eat in the International Village dining hall. Many students with allergies and dietary restrictions have had trouble finding suitable meals at Northeasterns dining halls.

[Photo] Op-ed: Northeastern student dining is in disrepair

Niya Plynton, contributor
February 15, 2024

Students socialize and eat in the International Village dining hall. Many students with allergies and dietary restrictions have had trouble finding suitable meals at Northeastern's dining halls.

Northeasterns EXP building stands above Columbus Avenue. Construction on the building was completed in October 2023.

[Photo] Developing: Northeastern community responds to Israel-Hamas War

Sonel Cutler, Eli Curwin, and Emily Spatz
April 18, 2024

Northeastern's EXP building stands above Columbus Avenue. Construction on the building was completed in October 2023.

James Burke plays the electric guitar while singing during a music event dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. at The Square Root in Roslindale Jan. 14. Read morehere.

[Photo] Photos of the month: January

Photo Staff
February 1, 2024

James Burke plays the electric guitar while singing during a music event dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. at The Square Root in Roslindale Jan. 14. Read morehere.

Ruby Grove performs one of their original songs. Nilles and Lamour founded the band in 2022.

Love Illumination pays homage to love, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Darin Zullo, deputy photo editor
January 15, 2024

Sounds of funk, soul, R&B and indie rock filled The Square Root in Roslindale Sunday night for Love Illumination, an evening of music dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and the justice he advocated...

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Olivier, the lead vocalist of Indescribable Pleasure, hits a high note. As a queer Palestinian American, Olivier took a moment to address the hardships of the transgender and Palestinian communities before Indescribable Pleasure’s set.

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Olivier, the lead vocalist of Indescribable Pleasure, hits a high note. As a queer Palestinian American, Olivier took a moment to address the hardships of the transgender and Palestinian communities before...

Indescribable Pleasure performs the first song of its set. The band described themselves as having soul, funk and nu metal influences.

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Indescribable Pleasure performs the first song of its set. The band described themselves as having soul, funk and nu metal influences.

Indescribable Pleasure and audience members listen to an excerpt of one of King’s speeches in silence. The excerpt was played before the band began their set.

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Indescribable Pleasure and audience members listen to an excerpt of one of King’s speeches in silence. The excerpt was played before the band began their set.

Nilles and Indescribable Pleasure cover “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman. The cover tied the performance back to the night’s themes of love and justice.

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Nilles and Indescribable Pleasure cover “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman. The cover tied the performance back to the night’s themes of love and justice.

Nilles sings and plays the keyboard while Sergio Romero, the lead guitarist of Ruby Grove, accompanies her on guitar. Sunday’s performance at The Square Root was Romero’s first show with the band.

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Nilles sings and plays the keyboard while Sergio Romero, the lead guitarist of Ruby Grove, accompanies her on guitar. Sunday’s performance at The Square Root was Romero’s first show with the band.

Nilles shouts out Romero after his solo during a cover of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. Nilles cited the soul duo as one of the band’s primary influences.

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Nilles shouts out Romero after his solo during a cover of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. Nilles cited the soul duo as one of the band’s primary influences.

Lamour plays bass while occasionally adding backup vocals. Nilles dedicated a love song to him later in Ruby Grove’s set.

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Lamour plays bass while occasionally adding backup vocals. Nilles dedicated a love song to him later in Ruby Grove’s set.

The audience waits for Ruby Grove’s performance to begin. Ruby Grove and Indescribable Pleasure both began their sets with short introductions celebrating King.

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The audience waits for Ruby Grove’s performance to begin. Ruby Grove and Indescribable Pleasure both began their sets with short introductions celebrating King.

Burke sings while adjusting the settings on his sequencer. Most of Burke’s music was heavily influenced by the electronica genre, using rhythm performers and sequencer keyboards.

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Burke sings while adjusting the settings on his sequencer. Most of Burke’s music was heavily influenced by the electronica genre, using rhythm performers and sequencer keyboards.

Burke plays electric guitar and sings. Burke performed songs from his 2023 album “Here, Right Now.”

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Burke plays electric guitar and sings. Burke performed songs from his 2023 album “Here, Right Now.”

Woods Hill Pier 4 stands at 300 Pier 4 Blvd.

[Photo] Column: 6 activities to get you in the holiday spirit

Alex DuBois, news correspondent
December 7, 2023

Woods Hill Pier 4 stands at 300 Pier 4 Blvd.

Column: ‘Now and Then’ is solemn, fitting coda for Beatles’ 65-year legacy

Column: ‘Now and Then’ is solemn, fitting coda for Beatles’ 65-year legacy

Darin Zullo, news staff
November 30, 2023

On Nov. 2, the most iconic band of the 1960s released its final single. If any band can top the Billboard charts in both 1964 and 2023, it’s the Beatles. The impact of its seemingly endless list of hits...

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Greg Katz poses for a photo. Katz, the chair of the board, said the meal plan should adapt as Northeastern continues to grow and change.

[Photo] Dining advisory board plans to revamp meal plans in fall 2024

Christina McCabe, news staff
November 29, 2023

Greg Katz poses for a photo. Katz, the chair of the board, said the meal plan should adapt as Northeastern continues to grow and change.

The entrance to Ruggles Station from Northeasterns campus. The $80 million improvement project for the station began in 2017.

[Photo] MBTA unveils the design for Ruggles improvement project phase II

Gitana Savage, news correspondent
November 14, 2023

The entrance to Ruggles Station from Northeastern's campus. The $80 million improvement project for the station began in 2017.

Students sit and do work on Centennial Common. Many students have not been able to access green spaces such as Centennial and West Village Quad due to a lack of disability accommodations.

[Photo] Northeastern students with disabilities feel excluded from inaccessible campus green spaces

November 5, 2023

Students sit and do work on Centennial Common. Many students have not been able to access green spaces such as Centennial and West Village Quad due to a lack of disability accommodations.

Chilacates is more popular among students living in Mission Hill. Though lacking in ambience and accessibility, Chilacates received the highest marks for taste.

[Photo] Column: All wrapped up! The 4 best burrito spots on and around campus

Rachana Madhav, news correspondent
November 1, 2023

Chilacates is more popular among students living in Mission Hill. Though lacking in ambience and accessibility, Chilacates received the highest marks for taste.

Lettuce-eating runner ups applaud Evan Eyler after his win. The winner was crowned President of the Lettuce Club for the next year.

[Photo] New Lettuce Club president stomps and chomps way to victory in fourth annual lettuce eating competition

Erin Fine, news staff
October 9, 2023

Lettuce club meeting winner Evan Eyler stomps on a bag of lettuce while other contestants chow down. Eyler used an unconventional strategy to finish the head of lettuce in three minutes and 52 seconds.

Paws watches as streamers fly around student performers on Krentzman Quadrangle. Before the student performances, President Joseph E. Aoun spoke, celebrating the legacy of Northeastern.

[Photo] Northeastern celebrates its 125th birthday with Founders Day 2023

October 7, 2023

Paws watches as streamers fly around student performers on Krentzman Quadrangle. Before the student performances, President Joseph E. Aoun spoke, celebrating the legacy of Northeastern.

Paws watches as streamers fly around student performers on Krentzman Quadrangle. Before the student performances, President Joseph E. Aoun spoke, celebrating the legacy of Northeastern.

[Photo] Northeastern celebrates its 125th birthday with Founders Day 2023

Lily Webber, news staff
October 7, 2023

The Northeastern Dance Team performs on Krentzman Quadrangle to celebrate the anniversary. They were one of several performance groups in attendance.

A wipe dispenser encourages students and staff to take a wipe. The pandemic sparked a greater effort to take public health seriously, one that ultimately died out.

[Photo] Op-ed: COVID-19 burnout is not an excuse for neglecting public health

Julianne Panaro, contributor
September 22, 2023

A hand sanitizer dispenser which includes instructions on how to clean your hands with it. Dispensers were rarely refilled after the pandemic, a small example of Northeastern's choice to overlook sanitation...

Mission Hill frequently leases to student residents from the large cluster of nearby colleges. The push for off-campus housing left long-term residents of the neighborhood frustrated with the noise levels and disregard for others shown by some students.

[Photo] Mission Hill residents grapple with college students moving to the neighborhood

Juliette Piovoso, news staff
September 17, 2023

The statistically significant presence of college students is difficult to overlook in nearby areas like Huntington Avenue. While local businesses noted that the students bring benefits for them, residents...

Attendees take their seats while the events speakers prepare their remarks. The event placed a heavy emphasis on selecting speakers who have had direct involvement with autism advocacy.

Autism Advocacy Day brings hope and awareness for disability rights

Darin Zullo, news staff
May 14, 2023

The Great Hall of Flags in the Massachusetts State House was filled with determined love and support on the morning of May 8 as the 18th Annual Autism Advocacy Day took place. The event was hosted by...

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Colin Jost performs onstage in Blackman Auditorium March 28. The SNL cast member joked about Northeastern beating out Harvard, his alma mater, during the Beanpot.

[Photo] Colin Jost performs to full house at Blackman Auditorium

Sarah Popeck, news staff
April 23, 2023

Colin Jost performs onstage in Blackman Auditorium March 28. The SNL cast member joked about Northeastern beating out Harvard, his alma mater, during the Beanpot.

Brenda Song speaks during a Q&A hosted in Blackman Auditorium March 27. Among other topics, Song spoke about her experiences being an Asian American actress for Disney in the early 2000s.

[Photo] Brenda Song celebrates her 35th birthday with a Q&A at Northeastern

Cathy Ching, deputy lifestyle editor
April 5, 2023

Brenda Song speaks during a Q&A hosted in Blackman Auditorium March 27. Among other topics, Song spoke about her experiences being an Asian American actress for Disney in the early 2000s.

A CUP member calls out announcements to students at the carnival March 29 . The Curry Student Center was packed with students looking to partake in the afternoon’s festivities.

Springfest provides relaxation and nostalgia for stressed students

Darin Zullo, photo staff
April 10, 2023

Song speaks with Rachel Young, a second-year communications major and CUP design coordinator, during an hour-long Q&A March 27. The two bonded over similar experiences as Asian-Americans when Song divulged...

Orji holds a fan and a microphone while performing “Eberechukwu’s Biafra” at Berklee Performance Center Jan. 31. The “Visionaries Collective” was formed organically while Orji worked on the project.

Berklee student artist honors Biafran heritage through music, poetry and dance

Ogbonné Mary Orji fulfilled her childhood dreams the night of Jan. 31 after several intense months of preparation and rehearsal for her passion project, “Conception: The Awakening of Ogbonné.” An...

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Orji and the Collective receive their diplomas for the album “Conception.” The certificates honored each member of the Collective for their efforts and dedication to the performance and album.

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Orji and the Collective receive their diplomas for the album “Conception.” The certificates honored each member of the Collective for their efforts and dedication to the performance and album.

Orji, Delgado and Quinones lie sprawled on the stage floor to pay homage to Orjis brother during “Thunder of Michael’s Roar.” The scene depicted their childhood experience.

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Orji, Delgado and Quinones lie sprawled on the stage floor to pay homage to Orji's brother during “Thunder of Michael’s Roar.” The scene depicted their childhood experience.

Orji plays the saxophone in front of the Biafran flag during the performance of “Eberechukwu’s Biafra.” Orji acknowledged this song as a tribute to her ancestors and heritage.

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Orji plays the saxophone in front of the Biafran flag during the performance of “Eberechukwu’s Biafra.” Orji acknowledged this song as a tribute to her ancestors and heritage.

The five voices of Conception stand facing the audience in front of other members of the Collective. They performed the track “Push Thru,” which indicates the qualities needed to be creative and prosperous.

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The five voices of "Conception" stand facing the audience in front of other members of the Collective. They performed the track “Push Thru,” which indicates the qualities needed to be creative and...

Mae-Ya Carter Ryan sings center stage while dancers in long white skirts surround her. The dancers depicted a vessel from which Ryan, the “Visionary of Spirit,” emerged.

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Mae-Ya Carter Ryan sings center stage while dancers in long white skirts surround her. The dancers depicted a vessel from which Ryan, the “Visionary of Spirit,” emerged.