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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Jessica Xing

Jessica Xing, Photo Editor

Jessica Xing is a third-year graphic design major with a minor in journalism. She has previously served as deputy photo editor and design editor, and is excited to continue working with photographers for The News this semester.

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Milo, a 12-week-old puppy, poses on top of a coffee squeaky toy during Park-9 Dog Bars first annual Puppy Bowl Feb. 3. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: February

Photo Staff
February 29, 2024

Milo, a 12-week-old puppy, poses on top of a coffee squeaky toy during Park-9 Dog Bar's first annual Puppy Bowl Feb. 3. Read more here.

The office door of the newly renamed John Martinson Honors Program. Northeastern renamed its honors program after John Martinson, who recently donated $5 million to the program.

[Photo] Northeastern honors program renamed, revamped after $5 million donation

Val O’Neill, deputy campus editor
February 27, 2024

The office door of the newly renamed John Martinson Honors Program. Northeastern renamed its honors program after John Martinson, who recently donated $5 million to the program.

Spectrum Magazines office space in Curry Student Center. Charles Madden told The News that losing the office spaces could cause management issues for the affected clubs.

[Photo] University to displace six clubs from offices in Curry ahead of summer renovations

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff
February 26, 2024

Spectrum Magazine's office space in Curry Student Center. Charles Madden told The News that losing the office spaces could cause management issues for the affected clubs.

Megan Carter takes the puck down the ice for Northeastern. Carter took a big hit during a penalty kill in Northeasterns Friday night game against Vermont.

[Photo] No. 12 Northeastern drops to unranked Vermont behind controversial call

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
February 24, 2024

Megan Carter takes the puck down the ice for Northeastern. Carter took a big hit during a penalty kill in Northeastern's Friday night game against Vermont.

Max Chapnick poses for a headshot. Chapnick discovered approximately 20 previously undiscovered works that Louisa May Alcott may have written under pseudonyms.

[Photo] Northeastern instructor uncovers dozens of possible Louisa May Alcott works, finds new pseudonym for first time in decades

Lily Cooper, news correspondent
February 23, 2024

Max Chapnick poses for a headshot. Chapnick discovered approximately 20 previously undiscovered works that Louisa May Alcott may have written under pseudonyms.

Olivia Olson-Roberts poses for a photo while holding up their zine, titled “Eat Your Heart Out.” Olson-Roberts created the zine as an independent project during their co-op at Gallery 360 in fall 2023.

Northeastern student fosters community involvement through handmade zine

Jessica Xing, news staff
February 22, 2024

Combining their interest in community and handmade art, fourth-year student Olivia Olson-Roberts recently published a zine titled “Eat Your Heart Out” that celebrates the relationship between people...

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Stacks of past Spectrum issues sit in a magazine stand outside of the clubs office in Curry Student Center. The magazine has made a goal of being an inclusive, creative environment for all students, regardless of what one might study.

[Photo] Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine receives national award for students’ creativity

Annika Geiben Lynn, news correspondent
February 14, 2024

Stacks of past Spectrum issues sit in a magazine stand outside of the club's office in Curry Student Center. The magazine has made a goal of being an inclusive, creative environment for all students, regardless...

Milo, a 12-week-old puppy, poses on top of a coffee squeaky toy. Milo served as one of the co-captains of Everett Wag Time.

Park-9 Puppy Bowl brings football fans, puppies together for good cause

Jessica Xing, photo editor
February 12, 2024

While every Saturday at Park-9 Dog Bar sees hundreds of four-legged visitors, there were some special guests Feb. 3. In anticipation for the Super Bowl, numerous puppies took part in the bar’s fur-st...

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A potential adopter smiles while holding a sleepy puppy in her arms. People and puppies alike were grateful for the socialization the event provided.

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A potential adopter smiles while holding a sleepy puppy in her arms. People and puppies alike were grateful for the socialization the event provided.

Kringle, a 3-month-old puppy, tiredly sits in a visitor’s lap while holding a tennis ball in his mouth. Many puppies were low on energy by the end of the ruff day.

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Kringle, a 3-month-old puppy, tiredly sits in a visitor’s lap while holding a tennis ball in his mouth. Many puppies were low on energy by the end of the ruff day.

Nicola Kachikis (left), a third-year student at Boston University studying public relations and psychology, and Jenna Dean, a fourth-year student at Boston University double majoring in acting and political science, pose for a photo with a puppy. The event reinforced the friends’ desires to adopt a puppy following graduation. “I don’t really like going out, but I would go to this any day,” Dean said.

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Nicola Kachikis (left), a third-year student at Boston University studying public relations and psychology, and Jenna Dean, a fourth-year student at Boston University double majoring in acting and political...

Maverick playfully bites another puppy on the field. Puppies continued to play fight and chase each other following the game, weaving around the crowd as spectators watched.

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Maverick playfully bites another puppy on the field. Puppies continued to play fight and chase each other following the game, weaving around the crowd as spectators watched.

A visitor pets a puppy while another photographs it. Many guests were excited by this puppy’s noticeably soft coat of fur.

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A visitor pets a puppy while another photographs it. Many guests were excited by this puppy’s noticeably soft coat of fur.

A dog and its owner sit next to a wooden fence separating them from the adoption event. Outside the Puppy Bowl area, dogs roamed off-leash while their owners partook in drinks.

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A dog and its owner sit next to a wooden fence separating them from the adoption event. Outside the Puppy Bowl area, dogs roamed off-leash while their owners partook in drinks.

Two visitors pet a puppy held up by a Sweet Paws member. Two puppies were successfully adopted by the end of the event, with one getting to go home the same day.

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Two visitors pet a puppy held up by a Sweet Paws member. Two puppies were successfully adopted by the end of the event, with one getting to go home the same day.

Nugent holds one of the puppies up for adoption as a large crowd gathers to watch the Puppy Bowl. Some visitors came specifically for the Puppy Bowl, while others were pleasantly surprised to watch the event.

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Nugent holds one of the puppies up for adoption as a large crowd gathers to watch the Puppy Bowl. Some visitors came specifically for the Puppy Bowl, while others were pleasantly surprised to watch the...

Milo bites his brother River’s tail. Many in-team fights occurred during the game as the athletes lost sight of who their teammates were.

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Milo bites his brother River’s tail. Many in-team fights occurred during the game as the athletes lost sight of who their teammates were.

A dog dressed in a referee shirt stands next to the playing field. While tasked with watching over the game, the referee was particularly fond of the tub of tennis balls provided for the dogs.

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A dog dressed in a referee shirt stands next to the playing field. While tasked with watching over the game, the referee was particularly fond of the tub of tennis balls provided for the dogs.

A puppy in a light blue bandana hangs onto a gate. Early on in the game, many puppies started tipping over the fence surrounding the field in an attempt to escape.

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A puppy in a light blue bandana hangs onto a gate. Early on in the game, many puppies started tipping over the fence surrounding the field in an attempt to escape.

A  Blackbird Doughnuts employee hands out samples of triple chocolate donut holes. Many visitors were too excited to wait and began trying their treats while they went down the row of businesses.

13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival sweetens Harvard Square visitors’ weekends

Jessica Xing, photo editor
January 31, 2024

Hundreds of visitors lined up on Brattle Street Saturday afternoon for the first day of the 13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival. Hosted by the Harvard Square Business Association, the festival...

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Three friends dance together to DJ Finnz’s pop music. Some passersby decided to join in the festivities after seeing the crowd and hearing the music.

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Three friends dance together to DJ Finnz’s pop music. Some passersby decided to join in the festivities after seeing the crowd and hearing the music.

An attendee expresses pleasant surprise over the taste of a chocolate sample. The Harvard Square Business Association hoped to provide a fun community event while also helping local businesses gain new customers.

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An attendee expresses pleasant surprise over the taste of a chocolate sample. The Harvard Square Business Association hoped to provide a fun community event while also helping local businesses gain new...

A woman dressed in an all-rainbow outfit excitedly hands out Dunkin’ munchkins. Many festival-goers enjoyed her bright and cheery demeanor.

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A woman dressed in an all-rainbow outfit excitedly hands out Dunkin’ munchkins. Many festival-goers enjoyed her bright and cheery demeanor.

A member of Grooversity smiles while playing the drums. The group was founded in part with a focus on community outreach and has performed at many events like the Taste of Chocolate Festival.

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A member of Grooversity smiles while playing the drums. The group was founded in part with a focus on community outreach and has performed at many events like the Taste of Chocolate Festival.

DJ Joey Finnz adjusts his set as two visitors sit and enjoy chocolate samples in the background. While the energy of the crowd started off low, Finnz’s pop remixes eventually inspired more people to start dancing.

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DJ Joey Finnz adjusts his set as two visitors sit and enjoy chocolate samples in the background. While the energy of the crowd started off low, Finnz’s pop remixes eventually inspired more people to...

Two boxes of chocolates from Bridgewater Chocolate sit open for people to take from. The business prepared three types of chocolate for the festival.

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Two boxes of chocolates from Bridgewater Chocolate sit open for people to take from. The business prepared three types of chocolate for the festival.

Two friends catch up while enjoying their plates of free chocolate samples. Along with outdoor tables and chairs, Brattle Plaza featured a few igloos that visitors could sit in for extra warmth.

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Two friends catch up while enjoying their plates of free chocolate samples. Along with outdoor tables and chairs, Brattle Plaza featured a few igloos that visitors could sit in for extra warmth.

Visitors wait in line for free chocolate samples. Hundreds showed up to the festival and waited their turn for the sweets.

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Visitors wait in line for free chocolate samples. Hundreds showed up to the festival and waited their turn for the sweets.

Marcus Santos, the director and founder of Grooversity, leads the audience in dancing to the drums. His infectious smile, high-energy dancing and inviting hand gestures compelled many in the crowd to dance along.

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Marcus Santos, the director and founder of Grooversity, leads the audience in dancing to the drums. His infectious smile, high-energy dancing and inviting hand gestures compelled many in the crowd to dance...

An employee for Sub Zero Ice Cream hands a visitor a sample of nitrogen ice cream. The employees mixed fresh nitrogen ice cream batches in front of everyone at their table.

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An employee for Sub Zero Ice Cream hands a visitor a sample of nitrogen ice cream. The employees mixed fresh nitrogen ice cream batches in front of everyone at their table.

Two employees for Bridgewater Chocolate  chop up chocolates in preparation for the free tasting event. Businesses were asked to prepare over 1000 bite-sized chocolate pieces for festival attendees.

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Two employees for Bridgewater Chocolate chop up chocolates in preparation for the free tasting event. Businesses were asked to prepare over 1000 bite-sized chocolate pieces for festival attendees.

A woman dressed in an all-rainbow outfit excitedly hands out Dunkin’ munchkins during the 13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square Jan. 27. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: January

Photo Staff
February 1, 2024

A woman dressed in an all-rainbow outfit excitedly hands out Dunkin’ munchkins during the 13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square Jan. 27. Read more here.

A group of prospective students and parents stop at Krentzman Quadrangle during an admissions tour. Northeastern received a record-breaking number of applications for fall 2024.

[Photo] Northeastern undergraduate applications surge, breaking record for 2024

January 29, 2024

A group of prospective students and parents stop at Krentzman Quadrangle during an admissions tour. Northeastern received a record-breaking number of applications for fall 2024.

Brogan holds up one of many copies of his petition. He has exclusively collected physical signatures by talking to passersby on campus and speaking to classes.

[Photo] ‘This is pretty serious stuff’: One student’s journey advocating for required sustainability classes at Northeastern

Lily Webber, news staff
January 27, 2024

Brogan holds up one of many copies of his petition. He has exclusively collected physical signatures by talking to passersby on campus and speaking to classes.

he front door of The Middle East. The venues built-in crowd has given it an advantage over other venues.

[Photo] ‘It was like an oasis’: How The Middle East became a talked-about music venue

Henry Bova, news correspondent
January 23, 2024

he front door of The Middle East. The venue's "built-in crowd" has given it an advantage over other venues.

Handmade signs sit on the floor of Curry Student Center next to a scroll listing the names of hundreds of Palestinian children killed in the Israel-Hamas war. The signs and scroll were part of a sit-in for Palestine hosted by Huskies for a Free Palestine Dec. 1.

[Photo] Op-ed: No, Palestine is not complicated

Noah Colbert, contributor
December 31, 2023

Handmade signs sit on the floor of Curry Student Center next to a scroll listing the names of hundreds of Palestinian children killed in the Israel-Hamas war. The signs and scroll were part of a sit-in...

The Latinx Student Cultural Center stands at 104 Forsyth St. Some students have expressed concern that the name of the center is not inclusive toward all Latino and Hispanic individuals.

[Photo] Students weigh in on inclusive name for Latinx Student Cultural Center

Val O’Neill, deputy campus editor
December 27, 2023

The Latinx Student Cultural Center stands at 104 Forsyth St. Some students have expressed concern that the name of the center is not inclusive toward all Latino and Hispanic individuals.

Poster boards sit in Centennial Common during the tribute event. The boards included information about the history of the conflict, which organizers hoped would reach students who were uninformed about Palestinian history.

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

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

Poster boards sit in Centennial Common during the tribute event. The boards included information about the history of the conflict, which organizers hoped would reach students who were uninformed about...

Children and adults watch the performances at the Faneuil Hall tree lighting Nov. 21.

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

Alex DuBois, news correspondent
December 7, 2023

Children and adults watch the performances at the Faneuil Hall tree lighting Nov. 21.

Two people pose for a selfie with someone dressed as the Grinch. Children and adults alike lined up for a photo with the Grinch.

[Photo] Tree lighting at Faneuil Hall holds importance to locals, vendors alike

Morgan Lane, news correspondent
November 28, 2023

Two people pose for a selfie with someone dressed as the Grinch. Children and adults alike lined up for a photo with the Grinch.

The Cabot Center, where the Northeastern track and field team practices, stands on Huntington Avenue. A former Northeastern track and field coach pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a nude photo scheme.

[Photo] Former Northeastern track and field coach pleads guilty to tricking women in nude photo scheme

November 21, 2023

The Cabot Center, where the Northeastern track and field team practices, stands on Huntington Avenue. A former Northeastern track and field coach pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a nude photo...

Two women walk under an archway that says “Kiss Me.” Decorations such as wreaths, Christmas trees and string lights contributed to the holiday atmosphere.

Snowport market brings holiday cheer to Boston, supports small businesses

Jessica Xing, photo editor
November 15, 2023

Hundreds flocked to Seaport Saturday for the fifth annual Snowport Holiday Market. With four entrances, the lines for Snowport wrapped around the block. While some decided the wait wasn’t worth it,...

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A food truck vendor for  ZaZ Restaurant writes down a customer’s order. The Caribbean fusion restaurant served up specialties such as salmon hush puppies and jerk chicken.

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A food truck vendor for ZaZ Restaurant writes down a customer’s order. The Caribbean fusion restaurant served up specialties such as salmon hush puppies and jerk chicken.

Li reorganizes the display for the Mama Lam’s booth. A majority of small businesses at the market were woman-owned.

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Li reorganizes the display for the Mama Lam’s booth. A majority of small businesses at the market were woman-owned.

Giovanni Falco speaks at the podium in the SGA senate chambers. Several senators have expressed concerns over a lack of communication from SGA leadership regarding the recent EVP resignation.

[Photo] SGA members express concerns about internal communication following EVP resignation

Emily Spatz, deputy campus editor
November 13, 2023

Giovanni Falco speaks at the podium in the SGA senate chambers. Several senators have expressed concerns over a lack of communication from SGA leadership regarding the recent EVP resignation.

A sign displaying how the Snell Library Renovation Project will affect all floors stands on the first floor of the library. The fourth floor, which has been closed for 10 months, will reopen Nov. 13.

[Photo] Snell fourth floor reopens amid renovations, third-floor closure announced

November 10, 2023

A sign displaying how the Snell Library Renovation Project will affect all floors stands on the first floor of the library. The fourth floor, which has been closed for 10 months, will reopen Nov. 13.

A family and its corgi run down Summer Street in “Harry Potter” costumes. Many families wore matching costumes with their dogs.

Boston dogs gather in Downtown Crossing for annual Howl-o-ween costume paw-rade

Jessica Xing, photo editor
November 7, 2023

Furry four-legged friends and their owners strutted down Summer Street in their best costumes Oct. 28 for the ninth annual Doggone Halloween Pet Parade. Presented by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement...

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A golden retriever receives pets and attention from parade attendees. Many dogs appeared eager to make new furry and human friends.

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A golden retriever receives pets and attention from parade attendees. Many dogs appeared eager to make new furry and human friends.

An owner feeds her dog a treat as they show off their matching costumes. Anybody with a pet was allowed to walk in the parade even if they did not register in advance.

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An owner feeds her dog a treat as they show off their matching costumes. Anybody with a pet was allowed to walk in the parade even if they did not register in advance.

A dog in a dragon costume and his family, dressed as “Game of Thrones” characters, are introduced to the audience. Following the parade, the event host introduced each dog to the judges.

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A dog in a dragon costume and his family, dressed as “Game of Thrones” characters, are introduced to the audience. Following the parade, the event host introduced each dog to the judges.

Parade participants line up while onlookers step to the side of the street. Each dog’s family walked down the street one-by-one to cheers and a-paws.

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Parade participants line up while onlookers step to the side of the street. Each dog’s family walked down the street one-by-one to cheers and a-paws.

A dog owner takes a picture of their dog who is dressed as Georgie Denbrough from “It.” An open green space with pumpkins and hay bales was set up for attendees to take photos with.

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A dog owner takes a picture of their dog who is dressed as Georgie Denbrough from “It.” An open green space with pumpkins and hay bales was set up for attendees to take photos with.

Katrina Chapman, a vendor for The Fish & Bone, a pet store on Newbury Street, speaks with a potential customer. Many vendors used the parade as an opportunity to meet pet parents. “We love going to events around town,” Chapman said. “Meet people, see dogs; that’s our favorite part.”

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Katrina Chapman, a vendor for The Fish & Bone, a pet store on Newbury Street, speaks with a potential customer. Many vendors used the parade as an opportunity to meet pet parents. “We love going to events...

A statement released by Northeastern about the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel. Some students believed the statement failed to address the struggles that Palestinians have faced during the conflict with Israel.

[Photo] Op-ed: Northeastern’s response to Hamas attack fails to acknowledge Palestinian suffering

Niya Plynton, contributor
November 1, 2023

A statement released by Northeastern about the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel. Some students believed the statement failed to address the struggles that Palestinians have faced during the conflict with...

A burrito from El Jefes Taqueria. El Jefes came out on top in the News burrito rankings.

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

Rachana Madhav, news correspondent
November 1, 2023

A burrito from El Jefe's Taqueria. El Jefe's came out on top in the News' burrito rankings.

Ell Hall stands behind Krentzman Quadrangle. Northeasten University was ranked 53rd in U.S. News & World Reports 2024 best college rankings.

[Photo] U.S. World & News Report drops Northeastern from top 50 national colleges after altering ranking system

Jarriah Cockhren, news correspondent
October 20, 2023

Ell Hall stands behind Krentzman Quadrangle. Northeasten University was ranked 53rd in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 best college rankings.

Two students holding cereal boxes shop for drinks in Wollastons. University staff, locals, commuters and students have frequently visited Wollastons for quick purchases.

[Photo] Op-ed: Wollaston’s high prices rarely justify “convenience” compared to neighboring stores

Carrie Gilmore, contributor
October 16, 2023

Two students holding cereal boxes shop for drinks in Wollaston's. University staff, locals, commuters and students have frequently visited Wollaston's for quick purchases.

Zev Schwab, a third-year mechanical engineering major, competes in bouldering at the 2023 national competition. The team ranked ninth overall in both bouldering and lead climbing. Photo courtesy Northeastern Climbing Team.

Northeastern Climbing team offers community for growing number of competitive climbers

Jessica Xing, news staff
October 11, 2023

Combining strength, technique and problem solving, the Northeastern Climbing Team has consistently proven its skill while giving competitive climbers a supportive campus community. Founded in 2014,...

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A sign displaying how the Snell Library Renovation Project will affect all floors stands on the first floor of the library. Students shared that they believe Northeastern should focus on providing more quiet spaces for students.

[Photo] Snell Library eliminates noise restrictions, students concerned

Sara Sajjad, news correspondent
October 6, 2023

A sign displaying how the Snell Library Renovation Project will affect all floors stands on the first floor of the library. Students shared that they believe Northeastern should focus on providing more...

The student group Vi performs on Centennial Common. Around noon, students listened to three student performers.

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The student group Vi performs on Centennial Common. Around noon, students listened to three student performers.

Students look at a screen display showing Maura Healeys declaration of Oct. 3 as Northeastern University Founders Day. This further cemented Northeasterns historical significance as a university in Massachusetts.

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

Lily Webber, news staff
October 7, 2023

Students look at a screen display showing Maura Healey's declaration of Oct. 3 as Northeastern University Founders Day. This further cemented Northeastern's historical significance as a university in Massachusetts.

Students pose for a photo with President Aoun. Aoun delivered a speech to kick off anniversary celebrations.

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Students pose for a photo with President Aoun. Aoun delivered a speech to kick off anniversary celebrations.

A sign displaying how the Snell Library Renovation Project will affect all floors stands on the first floor of the library. Students shared that they believe Northeastern should focus on providing more quiet spaces for students.

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A sign displaying how the Snell Library Renovation Project will affect all floors stands on the first floor of the library. Students shared that they believe Northeastern should focus on providing more...

The ticketing station for View Boston. Packages that include more perks such as a priority pass or a guided tour were priced higher.

[Photo] ‘View Boston’ offers 360 degree views, raises questions about ticket pricing

Sarah Pyrce, news correspondent
September 22, 2023

The ticketing station for View Boston. Packages that include more perks such as a priority pass or a guided tour were priced higher.

The John D. OBryant African American Institute, located within West Village F. Alternatives to Northeasterns online DEI training couldve been increased funding to campus cultural centers such as the Institute.

[Photo] Op-ed: Northeastern’s poor choice of DEI training

Alejandro McClain, contributor
September 5, 2023

The John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, located within West Village F. Alternatives to Northeastern's online DEI training could've been increased funding to campus cultural centers such as the...