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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Katie McCreedy
Copy Chief
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Katie McCreedy, Copy Chief

Katie McCreedy is a second-year health science major on the pre-med track, aiming to get her master’s in public health. Katie was a copy editor and staff writer for The News before becoming the city editor, and she now serves as the copy chief. Outside of The News, Katie writes for NU Sci Magazine. Katie is also a certified nursing assistant, a senior health educator for Peer Health Exchange, and a husky ambassador for Northeastern admissions. Katie is passionate about public health, science writing, and health communication. She is a foodie, loves playing intramural soccer, and is from New Jersey.

She can be reached at [email protected].

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Northeastern has postponed the start of next semester and canceled spring break.

Live updates: Northeastern and COVID-19

This story will be updated continually as new information comes from the university and elsewhere that pertains to Northeastern students. 4:45 p.m. June 11: Northeastern details NUflex program All classrooms...

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Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Katie McCreedy, contributor
March 13, 2020

In a whirlwind few days, Northeastern and many other colleges across the country moved to remote, online learning in the wake of the growing COVID-19 outbreak. While universities like Harvard and Tufts...

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Op-ed: Do not let coronavirus misinformation lead you to xenophobia

Op-ed: Do not let coronavirus misinformation lead you to xenophobia

Katie McCreedy, contributor
February 10, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Boston Public Health Commission confirmed that a University of Massachusetts Boston student tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This is now the eighth case in the U.S. The...

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Nursing students, experts weigh in on Question 1

Nursing students, experts weigh in on Question 1

Katie McCreedy
November 2, 2018
A mandated nurse-to-patient ratio could potentially reduce the availability of nursing co-op jobs, students and experts argue.
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Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

Katie McCreedy
April 4, 2018
The News spoke with Beca Muñoz about her experience in this significant moment in history and the change she hopes to see.
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Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy
March 24, 2018
The crowd sprawled on Boston Common Saturday as students, parents, teachers and others rallied for gun control.
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Boston high schoolers want change following Parkland

Boston high schoolers want change following Parkland

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy
March 2, 2018
The call to action from the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has reverberated inside Boston high schools.
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NU students help plan Boston March for Our Lives

NU students help plan Boston March for Our Lives

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy
February 21, 2018
Some Northeastern students have roots in Parkland, Florida, where a Feb. 14 high school shooting killed 17.
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Cambridge police estimate 10,000 people came to Cambridge Common for the Womens March. / Photo by Alex Melagrano.

From all walks of life, 10,000 take part in Women’s March

Thousands filled Cambridge Common Saturday for a sequel to last year’s massive protest. In a rebuke of President Donald J. Trump and in advocacy of feminism, the crowd was filled with people angry at the current administration and hopeful for the movement. This is who they were.
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Skaters enjoys the skating path at Boston Winter Nov. 25. Many of the 85 businesses running kiosks in the holiday market were small and local. Credit staff photographer Cheyenne Tang.

Small businesses succeed at Boston Winter

Katie McCreedy
December 7, 2017
Boston Winter, which contains a popular ice skating path, makes a major push in support of small businesses every season by actively including them in the free, open to the public market. Both Berkshire Bank and Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office are sponsoring the market, which lasts until Dec. 31. 
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automatic voter registration

Civic groups call for automatic voter registration

Katie McCreedy
November 30, 2017
A coalition of civic organizations are calling for Massachusetts to implement automatic voter registration, or AVR, to help increase voter turnout after only 32 percent of registered Boston voters cast a ballot in this month’s mayoral election, according to the Boston Election Department.
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Walsh wins second mayoral term

Walsh wins second mayoral term

Katie McCreedy and Ellie MacLean
November 14, 2017
Boston voters elected Mayor Martin J. Walsh to serve a second, consecutive term as mayor Nov. 7. He defeated District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson by 31 percent, according to the Boston Election Department.
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Boston Christmas Festival

Boston kicks off holiday season with craft festival

Katie McCreedy
November 8, 2017
Christmas time in the city began at the Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport Hotel last weekend, where thousands of guests and hundreds of vendors filled the hotel showroom with holiday decorations, treats and a gingerbread house competition.
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Rape crisis center reaches out after #MeToo

Rape crisis center reaches out after #MeToo

Katie McCreedy
November 2, 2017
Volunteers and staff at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center have seen an increase in sexual violence reports in response to allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo social media campaign.
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Walsh, Jackson debate before election

Katie McCreedy
October 25, 2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson argued for their agendas during their second debate Tuesday night leading up to the Nov. 7 Election Day. The debate was held at the WGBH radio...

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Walsh, Jackson win preliminary mayoral election

Katie McCreedy
September 27, 2017
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilman Tito Jackson each gathered enough votes to advance in the general election for mayor this November.
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Walsh, Jackson lead mayoral race prior to preliminary election

Katie McCreedy and Justin Crowe
September 25, 2017
Boston’s 49th mayoral race will tighten this week as voters narrow the field to two candidates in the preliminary elections Tuesday.
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