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WRBB News Episode 8: Reparations Research and a Louisa May Alcott Discovery

WRBB News Episode 8: Reparations Research and a Louisa May Alcott Discovery

Erin Fine, Lily Cooper, and Annika Sunkara
March 13, 2024

In the eighth episode of WRBB News, co-hosts Bela Omoeva and Grace Sawin speak with The News about two recent stories. Staff writer Erin Fine shares about the city of Boston's examination of the legacy...

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Margaret Burnham discusses the Northeastern research team’s investigation focus: the legacy of slavery after 1940. A $500,000 budget was dedicated to support the Northeastern and Tufts studies. Photo courtesy City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office.

Northeastern research team to study Boston’s legacy of slavery

Erin Fine, news staff
February 23, 2024

Research teams from Northeastern University and Tufts University attended a Boston Task Force on Reparations meeting Feb. 6 to announce their research partnership examining Boston’s history and legacy...

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Katy Knoll gets ready for the faceoff. Knoll scored the game-winning goal 27 seconds into overtime in Saturdays game.

[Photo] Late-game antics put No. 13 Northeastern back on top of UNH

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
February 7, 2024

Katy Knoll gets ready for the faceoff. Knoll scored the game-winning goal 27 seconds into overtime in Saturday's game.

The Sheraton Boston Hotel stands at 39 Dalton St. The BPDA recently approved plans to convert 426 rooms into student housing.

[Photo] Boston development board approves 856-bed Sheraton student residence conversion

Sonel Cutler, news staff
January 29, 2024

The Sheraton Boston Hotel stands at 39 Dalton St. The BPDA recently approved plans to convert 426 rooms into student housing.

A white board with a Palestinian flag lists statistics from the first 101 days that Israel has been at war with Hamas. Over 60 students attended the NUSL SJP 10-hour sit-in Jan. 16.

Northeastern School of Law Students for Justice in Palestine chapter sit-in draws over 60 students

Erin Fine, news staff
January 24, 2024

Northeastern University School of Law Students for Justice in Palestine chapter staged a 10-hour sit-in in Dockser Hall Commons Jan.16 with over 60 students in attendance. Participants called for a ceasefire...

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Smoke rises from a hole on St. Stephen Street. The smoke and explosion were caused by a manhole fire around 10 a.m. Jan. 10, according to a Boston Police spokesperson.

Manhole fire causes explosion on St. Stephen Street

Erin Fine, news staff
January 10, 2024

A manhole fire caused an explosion on St. Stephen Street at around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Boston Police Department, or BPD. The university told WCVB that a Jeep Wrangler and a Northeastern...

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A woman in a “Carrie” costume poses at the 360-degree photo booth with a friend. The photo booth gave guests a special chance to show off their costumes.

Halloween festivities light up Time Out Market Boston

Erin Fine, photo staff
November 11, 2023

Time Out Market Boston held a free Halloween “Fun House” bash Oct. 28. The late-night, carnival-themed event featured a 360-degree photo booth, a DJ, performers and a costume competition. A large...

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A stilt walker in a shiny, caped costume roams the market to entertain guests. The stilt walker was one of several entertainers.

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A stilt walker in a shiny, caped costume roams the market to entertain guests. The stilt walker was one of several entertainers.

A marketgoer shows off her “Carrie” costume to other guests at the costume contest. The prize for the contest winner was a $100 Time Out Market gift card.

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A marketgoer shows off her “Carrie” costume to other guests at the costume contest. The prize for the contest winner was a $100 Time Out Market gift card.

Market attendees look at restaurant menus while a stilt walker walks behind them. Time Out Market kept its restaurants open for the late-night event, drawing hundreds of Halloween celebrants.

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Market attendees look at restaurant menus while a stilt walker walks behind them. Time Out Market kept its restaurants open for the late-night event, drawing hundreds of Halloween celebrants.

Protestors holding signs in support of the DivestNU campaign cross Forsyth Street. DivestNUs demands included complete divestment from fossil fuels, no new investments and transparency throughout that process.

[Photo] ‘They have to stop making the poison’: DivestNU rallies against Northeastern’s investments in fossil fuels

Zoe MacDiarmid and Sonel Cutler
October 26, 2023

Protestors holding signs in support of the DivestNU campaign cross Forsyth Street. DivestNU's demands included complete divestment from fossil fuels, no new investments and transparency throughout that...

Protestors march across campus to show solidarity with Palestine. Many of the attendees wore masks to protect themselves from potentially being doxxed.

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

Sonel Cutler, Eli Curwin, and Emily Spatz
February 9, 2024

Protestors march across campus to show solidarity with Palestine. Many of the attendees wore masks to protect themselves from potentially being doxxed.

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

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

Erin Fine, news staff
October 9, 2023

A roaring crowd of onlookers watched Sept. 28 as 16 contestants competed for the coveted title of Lettuce Club president — by eating a head of lettuce as fast as possible. The ambitious competitors lined...

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Freshman forward Jack Williams grapples for the ball with Boston Whiplashs Austin LeClaire. Northeasterns mens and womens varsity hockey teams held a scrimmage against Boston Whiplash April 1.

[Photo] ‘Anybody can play’: Huskies take on Boston Whiplash volt hockey team

Lauren Salemo, news staff
April 12, 2023

Freshman forward Jack Williams grapples for the ball with Boston Whiplash's Austin LeClaire. Northeastern's men's and women's varsity hockey teams held a scrimmage against Boston Whiplash April 1.

The owners of the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Copley Square will soon file detailed plans to permanently convert the the 428-room south tower into a dormitory with room for about 854 students.

[Photo] Northeastern to become permanent tenant at Sheraton Boston Hotel, converting 428 rooms into dorms

Sonel Cutler, campus editor
April 11, 2023

The owners of the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Copley Square will soon file detailed plans to permanently convert the the 428-room south tower into a dormitory with room for about 854 students.

Second-year Taylor Chow dances on ice to the music of Whitney Houston. Her performance included the songs “How Will I Know” and “Higher Love.”

[Photo] Skating by the decades: Figure skating team hosts first ever spring showcase

Rachana Madhav, news correspondent
March 28, 2023

First-year Danielle Mazo strikes a pose during the Northeastern club figure skating team’s spring showcase. The event was its first of its kind for the team.

(left to right) Moderator Gretchen Heefner and panelists Oleh Kotsyuba, Maia Cross, Julie Garey and Stephen Flynn discuss the implications of global policy at a CSSH panel March 1. Ukrainian students at Northeastern said they remain vigilant about the war and hope others do as well.

[Photo] ‘These people would rather die than give up:’ Russian and Ukrainian students reflect one year into war

Emily Spatz, news correspondent
March 16, 2023

(left to right) Moderator Gretchen Heefner and panelists Oleh Kotsyuba, Mai'a Cross, Julie Garey and Stephen Flynn discuss the implications of global policy at a CSSH panel March 1. Ukrainian students...

Commander Billie J. Farrell speaks on Veterans Day at the Northeastern Veterans Memorial. Farrell recounted the USS Constitutions history and spoke of the enduring spirit of the country.

USS Constitution commander honors veterans at Northeastern ceremony

Erin Fine, news staff
December 10, 2022

A crowd of veterans, students and military families alike gathered at Northeastern’s Veterans Memorial in Neal F. Finnegan Plaza for a Veterans Day event Nov. 11. Speakers shared history, humor and grief...

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Members of the lettuce club brought back the annual lettuce-eating competition to campus at the Sept. 30 meeting. A new club president, second-year Oscar Wilmerding, emerged victorious.

Competitive lettuce-eating club returns to campus

Erin Fine, news staff
October 10, 2022

Northeastern’s Lettuce Club met Sept. 30 for its second annual competition — to eat an entire head of lettuce in the shortest time. The winner is named the new club president and gains the honor of...

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Parkgoers gather at the Pollinator Garden Saturday, Sept. 24, for its grand opening during the Emerald Necklace Parkfest. They learned information on bees, composting and gardening.

New garden opens at Emerald Necklace Parkfest

Erin Fine, news staff
October 2, 2022

Last Saturday, the first-ever Emerald Necklace Parkfest spanned seven parks across Boston with free games, performances and more. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a nonprofit stewardship organization...

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Students leaving Holmes Hall Sept. 13 evening found the building surrounded by police officers and bomb squad members following an explosion of a pelican case in Northeasterns virtual reality lab.

Students react to Holmes Hall detonation, evaluate campus safety

Rachel Erwin and Erin Fine
September 26, 2022

Northeastern students’ lives have mostly returned to normal following an on-campus package detonation, but some are still questioning what exactly happened and why the administration has seemingly moved...

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Dining hall employees and HOWL members spoke to a crowd of a few hundred protesters gathered on Centennial Common to support a better contract for the dining hall workers during an April 16 rally.

Hundreds of students, workers attend rally for Northeastern dining workers in Centennial Common

Erin Fine, news staff
April 26, 2022

Students from over 60 student organizations joined with Huskies Organizing with Labor and Northeastern food service workers April 16 in Centennial Common to advocate for a better contract for the workers....

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Massachusetts Voter Table Executive Director Beth Huang in an Election Modernization Coalition press conference Feb. 14. Huang was mistaken for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and harassed by local man. Photo credit Avery Bleichfeld.

Asian American voting rights activist mistaken for Michelle Wu, heckled at press conference

Erin Fine, staff writer
March 10, 2022

An unidentified heckler thought he was addressing Boston Mayor Michelle Wu when he yelled out during a press conference for same-day voting registration Feb. 14. In reality, he jeered at Beth Huang, the...

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Thousands attended a march Sunday to show support for Ukraine, organized by Ukranian Northeastern student Diana Zlotnikova. Photo credit Erin Fine.

March for Ukraine organized by Northeastern student gathers thousands

Erin Fine, news staff
March 3, 2022

Thousands attended a march Feb. 27 to show support for Ukraine, organized by Ukranian Northeastern student Diana Zlotnikova.  The march began in the Boston Common and traveled down Newbury Street,...

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Spectators watched lion dancers to the music of drum beats and firecrackers Feb. 13. Photo credit Erin Fine.

Boston’s Winter Express program begins outdoor events around city

Erin Fine, news staff
February 21, 2022

Lion dancers paraded through Chinatown Feb. 13 to ring in the Year of the Tiger amid falling snow and festive crowds. This Lunar New Year celebration was the first event of Mayor Michelle Wu’s Boston...

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Students throw snowballs at their opponents on the other side of Centennial Common.

Students celebrate blizzard with snowball fight in Centennial Common

Erin Fine, news correspondent
January 31, 2022

Over 100 Northeastern students gathered on Centennial Common Sunday to celebrate the heavy snowfall with a large-scale snowball fight. After a blizzard dumped almost two feet of snow in Boston Saturday,...

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The threat of white vigilante violence is fueled by lack of legal repercussions.

Rittenhouse verdict: Self-defense laws serve white vigilantes

Erin Fine, news correspondent
January 13, 2022

Last November, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on charges of intentional and reckless homicide, as well as reckless endangerment, but the consequences of his acquittal extend far past the three people...

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People of Boston will be able to see the menorah day and night at Copley Square. Photo credits to Photo Phiend.

Menorah lighting at Copley Square commemorates the life, freedom of Jewish people

Erin Fine, News correspondent
December 13, 2021

Elected officials and Jewish community leaders gathered Sunday Dec. 6, the day before the end of Hanukkah, to light a 32-foot-tall menorah in Copley Square. Rabbi Mayer Zarchi of Central Synagogue Boston...

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Attendees of an Oct. 2 rally hoisted signs expressing their support for abortion access, an issue coming before the Supreme Court this term.

Brief authored by Northeastern legal scholar on abortion heard by Supreme Court

Erin Fine, news correspondent
December 10, 2021

Repealing Roe v. Wade would make the United States an outlier in liberal democracies, argues a brief filed by Martha F. Davis to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Mississippi’s...

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The South End Community Health Center is one of many locations offering COVID-19 vaccines to Massachusetts residents.

Everything you need to know about booster shots in Boston

Erin Fine, news correspondent
November 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said it supported vaccine booster rollout in guidelines released Oct. 20. Over 1.3 million Massachusetts residents are eligible for booster shots,...

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Jeremy T. Thomas and Keri Russell in the film ANTLERS. Photo by Kimberley French. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

Review: ‘Antlers’ is a creature flick bogged down by drama

Erin Fine, news correspondent
November 10, 2021

“Antlers” is director Scott Cooper’s first foray into horror — backed by monster mastermind Guillermo del Toro — combining the real-world horror of the opioid epidemic and familial abuse with...

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Northeastern Hillel is  located at 70 Saint Stephen Street.

Mezuzah vandalized at Northeastern Hillel

Erin Fine, news correspondent
November 2, 2021

A mezuzah that hung on a door frame at the Northeastern Hillel House was found torn down on Oct. 18. The parchment inside, containing verses from the Torah, was missing. Elie Codron, president of the...

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In Salem, even the dogs would take part in Halloween festivities. Now, the city is gearing up for the spooky holidays return.

Boston, Salem mayors announce Halloween guidelines

Erin Fine, news correspondent
October 26, 2021

After Halloween festivities were largely put on hold in 2020, acting Mayor Kim Janey’s office encouraged Bostonians to “enjoy the fun tricks and treats of Halloween, while taking precautions to stay...

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Rally attendees hoisted signs expressing their support for abortion access, an issue that will come before the Supreme Court in its current term.

Over 1,000 rally in Boston for abortion rights

Erin Fine, news correspondent
October 14, 2021

Advocates for abortion rights rallied in Boston Oct. 2, joined by others in cities nationwide, calling out in one voice: “Abortion is a right.”  Reproductive rights groups, including the American...

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Starting March 5, meal exchanges are only available during the week in Curry Student Center.

[Photo] Dining systems change following decreased demand 

Marta Hill, deputy campus editor
March 30, 2021

Starting March 5, meal exchanges are only available during the week in Curry Student Center.