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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

Kelly Chan

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Visitors amble past stands in Snowport Holiday Market. The market, located in Seaport, features dozens of small businesses from all over New England.

[Photo] Snowport Holiday Market brings opportunities for small businesses

Christina McCabe, news staff
December 19, 2022

Visitors amble past stands in Snowport Holiday Market. The market, located in Seaport, features dozens of small businesses from all over New England.

In a university-wide email, Northeastern laid out progress in supporting APIDA students on campus.

[Photo] Northeastern announces new initiatives to support APIDA students

Ethan Wayne and Gwen Egan
June 3, 2021

In a university-wide email, Northeastern laid out progress in supporting APIDA students on campus.

Masks are no longer required in indoor settings on Bostons campus for vaccinated individuals.

Northeastern updates mask protocols, changes density restrictions in buildings

Kelly Chan and Matt Yan
May 19, 2021

In a university-wide email sent Wednesday, Northeastern updated its protocols on mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals on campus, effective May 29. This aligns with the city...

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More than 1,250 students, faculty and staff have co-signed a letter demanding action from the administration for greater funding, resources, transparency and other measures to address issues faced by the Asian American community.

NU Asian community demands university action, accountability for recurring issues

Kelly Chan, news staff
March 27, 2021

Leaders of the Asian American community across Northeastern’s campuses nationwide are tired of not being heard.  More than 1,250 students, faculty and staff have co-signed a letter demanding action...

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The Asian American Center is located at 109 Hemenway St. The Center houses many AAPI student organizations and acs as a safe space for many students.

[Photo] A history of struggles for the Asian American Center

March 27, 2021

The Asian American Center is located at 109 Hemenway St. The Center houses many AAPI student organizations and acs as a safe space for many students.

Debby Nguyen, a second-year PharmD student, is set to release her debut book titled Pills, Teas, And Songs: Stories of Medicine Around the World.

Debby Nguyen debuts book on traditional medicine worldwide

Kelly Chan, news staff
March 15, 2021

Craving Vietnamese food during quarantine, second-year PharmD student Debby Nguyen began shopping for groceries in Chinatown on a weekly basis. Yet it was never the food that caught her eye. As she...

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Northeastern was ranked the second most liberal college in the United States for 2021 by Niche.com.

[Photo] Northeastern’s #2 spot in a liberal colleges ranking isn’t the whole story

Lily Murphy, news staff
February 13, 2021

Northeastern was ranked the second most liberal college in the United States for 2021 by Niche.com.

Before COVID-19, many people celebrated Lunar New Year in large groups, setting off firecrackers, sharing meals and spending time with family. This year, the festivities are virtual.

Out with the Rat, in with the Ox: Boston’s Asian communities prepare for virtual Lunar New Year

Kelly Chan, news staff
February 2, 2021

During this time of year, Asian communities across the world come alive, with red and gold-accented lanterns in full bloom, lion dances performed in the streets and feasts upon feasts served in every household.  While...

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Art and music schools on Huntington Avenue, also known as the “Avenue of the Arts,” have had to adapt to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This image features Professor Anthony De Ritis, who teaches his Music Fundamentals 1 course online via NUflex.

[Photo] Students, professors along ‘Avenue of the Arts’ redefine creativity during COVID-19

Sadye Herman, news correspondent
December 29, 2020

Art and music schools on Huntington Avenue, also known as the “Avenue of the Arts,” have had to adapt to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This image features Professor Anthony De Ritis,...

Body camera footage depicts a NUPD officer speaking with a BPD officer when an off-screen voice urges officers to pepper-spray protestors.

[Photo] NUPD officer present in controversial footage of BPD officers at Black Lives Matter protest

Kenneal Patterson, campus editor
December 29, 2020

Body camera footage depicts a NUPD officer speaking with a BPD officer when an off-screen voice urges officers to pepper-spray protestors.

The womens hockey team is set to play their first game of the winter season against Boston College on Friday.

[Photo] Women’s hockey preview: Huskies’ sights remain set on a national title

George Barker, news staff
December 9, 2020

The women's hockey team is set to play their first game of the winter season against Boston College on Friday.

Northeastern faculty discussed COVID-19 and the spring semester during the Dec. 2 senate meeting.

[Photo] Faculty, staff hold final senate meeting of the fall semester

Mihiro Shimano, news staff
December 7, 2020

Northeastern faculty discussed COVID-19 and the spring semester during the Dec. 2 senate meeting.

Ornaments adorn a Christmas tree.

[Photo] Review: ‘Dash & Lily’ is super sweet, but not to all of its characters

Edith Olmsted, news correspondent
December 4, 2020

Ornaments adorn a Christmas tree.

Because the current circumstances are keeping students in Boston for the holiday, students are finding ways to celebrate with their friends and roommates.

[Photo] Students opt to stay on campus for Thanksgiving with rising COVID-19 cases

Maggie Scales, news correspondent
November 26, 2020

Because the current circumstances are keeping students in Boston for the holiday, students are finding ways to celebrate with their friends and roommates.

The womens hockey team was one of the five varsity teams that had clusters of positive COVID-19 cases, resulting in the postponement of winter sports until Dec. 18.

[Photo] Winter sports postponed until Dec. 18 due to COVID-19 cases

Valeria Vazquez, sports editor
November 24, 2020

The women's hockey team was one of the five varsity teams that had clusters of positive COVID-19 cases, resulting in the postponement of winter sports until Dec. 18.

The incident occurred near NUPDs station on Columbus Ave.

[Photo] NUPD apprehends juvenile with BB gun, raising questions on officers’ methods

George Barker and Julia Carlin
November 15, 2020

The incident occurred near NUPD's station on Columbus Ave.

A staff member shares their perspective on the spring 2021 teaching policies.

[Photo] Op-ed: An open letter to Northeastern students, from a staff member

November 4, 2020

A staff member shares their perspective on the spring 2021 teaching policies.

A major power outage in Boston Thursday night put just under 1000 Eversource customers, including parts of Northeasterns campus, out of power.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Power outage leaves large portion of Boston in darkness

October 22, 2020

A major power outage in Boston Thursday night put just under 1000 Eversource customers, including parts of Northeastern's campus, out of power.

Indoor dining is also once again available at dining halls across campus.

[Photo] Northeastern eases some on-campus restrictions

Lucy Gavin, deputy campus editor
October 16, 2020

Indoor dining is also once again available at dining halls across campus.

All Northeastern students will be tested at the Cabot Testing Center.

Northeastern to outsource portion of COVID-19 test processing to Broad Institute

Kelly Chan, editor-in-chief
August 28, 2020
Northeastern will be outsourcing a portion of COVID-19 tests to the Broad Institute in Cambridge.
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America’s college town prepares for students’ return in age of COVID-19

Kelly Chan and Avery Bleichfeld
August 27, 2020

Graphic by: Avery Bleichfeld The News analyzed the reopening plans of 31 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area. Scroll over a dot to see that schools plans to bring students back —...

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Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun.

Q&A: President Aoun discusses Northeastern’s diversity goals with The News

Kelly Chan, Deanna Schwartz, and George Barker
August 18, 2020
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun spoke with The News in an hour-long video call Tuesday about his anti-racism and diversity goals for the university.
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President Aoun wears a mask created by Northeastern student Naomi Silver.

Q&A: President Aoun discusses reopening Northeastern

Kelly Chan, Deanna Schwartz, and George Barker
August 18, 2020
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun spoke with The News in an hour-long video call Tuesday about Northeastern’s plans to reopen for the fall 2020 semester.
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Northeastern joined a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT against the order.

[Photo] Trump administration rescinds order barring international students

Charlie Wolfson, news staff
July 14, 2020

Northeastern joined a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT against the order.

Dean Uta Poiger of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Dean James Hackney of the School of Law

Q&A: Deans James Hackney and Uta Poiger discuss Diversity and Inclusion Council

The co-chairs of Northeastern’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Dean James Hackney of the School of Law and Dean Uta Poiger of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, discussed the council’s work in addressing racism and embracing diversity over a call with The News.
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Judge Margaret Burnham hosts a Facebook Live discussion about restorative justice.

Northeastern holds day of reflection, shows support for Black community

Kelly Chan, editor-in-chief
June 8, 2020

In light of recent protests against racism and police brutality that have erupted throughout the nation, Northeastern declared Monday a “Day for Reflection, Engagement and Action.” President Joseph...

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President Joseph E. Aoun releases a second statement on racism in America.

[Photo] Column: You listened, we noticed

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor
June 4, 2020

President Joseph E. Aoun releases a second statement on racism in America.

The NUflex model will allow students to choose how they take their classes.

[Photo] Activist groups form coalition to advocate for safe reopening

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor
June 1, 2020

The NUflex model will allow students to choose how they take their classes.

Quarantine forces people to stay confined in their homes, but there are many ways to keep your mind and body active.

How to stay healthy during quarantine

Kelly Chan, deputy lifestyle editor
May 3, 2020

Your bedroom window may have been your only view for the past month or so, but there are still a number of ways to keep your body and mind active during the lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Many...

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Hartman stick handles during the Womens Beanpot.

[Photo] The loss of a possible national title, two iconic NU leaders

George Barker, sports editor
March 23, 2020

Hartman stick handles during the Women's Beanpot.

Frankel makes a save during the Womens Beanpot as her captain, Paige Capistran, looks on.

[Photo] Star-studded No. 4 women’s hockey gears up for playoffs

George Barker, sports editor
February 26, 2020

Frankel makes a save during the Women's Beanpot as her captain, Paige Capistran, looks on.

Students and members of peace or anti-war groups in Boston protested outside of Cabot Center in response to Raytheon’s appearance at Northeastern’s Spring Career Fair.

Activists, students protest Raytheon at NU career fair

Kelly Chan, news staff
February 19, 2020
Anti-war and peace organizations protested Northeastern's relationship with Raytheon. The protest was hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action and Northeastern’s Students for Justice of Palestine, or NUSJP, along with several other organizations.
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Composting at Northeastern University, or CANU, is promoting composting around campus.

[Photo] Incoming club plans to make campus composting accessible

Petrina Danardatu, news staff
February 19, 2020

Composting at Northeastern University, or CANU, is promoting composting around campus.

Megan Carter skates with the puck as her bench looks on.

At long last, a Beanpot victory for the seniors

Kelly Chan, news staff
February 13, 2020

Northeastern’s name has finally been engraved on the Women’s Beanpot trophy for the first time since their last tournament victory in 2013. Only four players on the team — seniors Andrea Renner,...

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An upside down sign reads: licenses yes, promises no!

[Photo] Work and Family Mobility Act approved by Transportation Committee

Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent
February 13, 2020

An upside down sign reads: "licenses yes, promises no!"

The major catalyst for the anti-vax movement was an article by the British Medical Journal from the late 1990s that was later proven false and retracted.

Anti-vaxxers protest bills for required immunization

Kelly Chan and Avery Bleichfeld
February 12, 2020

A crowd of anti-vaxxers stood beneath a banner reading “Medical Freedom is the New Civil Rights Movement” on the State House steps this past Monday, clutching signs and megaphones in protest of three...

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The Reimagining Home exhibit is on display at the MFA right now.

Review: ‘Reimagining Home’ Photography Exhibit at the MFA

Kelly Chan, deputy lifestyle editor
February 12, 2020

Man versus nature has been a common battle throughout history. However, when brought together, each element can bring out beauty from the other. As of Jan. 11, the Museum of Fine Arts has opened a new...

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Massachusetts native and freshman forward Kate Holmes charges at the puck.

[Photo] Drought ends: NU wins record 17th Beanpot with MacInnis double OT winner

George Barker, sports editor
February 12, 2020

Massachusetts native and freshman forward Kate Holmes charges at the puck.

Minkara was diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone-rod dystrophy at age 7.

[Photo] Professor Mona Minkara’s interactive classroom requires no sight

Jordan Baron, news staff
February 11, 2020

Minkara was diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone-rod dystrophy at age 7.

Junior midfielder Dan Munch handles the ball during a match vs Charleston during his season in the fall.

Student athletes balance co-op with season-long grind

Kelly Chan, news staff
February 5, 2020

Even with their packed schedules, student athletes can still take advantage of co-op, one of Northeastern’s most renowned opportunities — although at times, they have special factors to take into account. Multiple...

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Aerin Frankel stopped 31 of the 32 shots she faced in the contest.

[Photo] No. 3 women’s hockey defeats Harvard 3-1 to move to Beanpot final

George Barker, sports editor
February 4, 2020

Aerin Frankel stopped 31 of the 32 shots she faced in the contest.

Little Women, a story that takes place in the mid 1800s, reflects contemporary struggles.

[Photo] Review: What “Little Women” says about today’s society

Christie Ya-Chi Lee, news correspondent
January 29, 2020

'Little Women,' a story that takes place in the mid 1800s, reflects contemporary struggles.

The Northeastern community responded swiftly to the situation, with over 100 students and local activists showing up on Centennial Common Tuesday night to protest the deportation.

[Photo] Iranian NU student deported, sparking outrage in NU community

Deanna Schwartz and Zeynep Tuncer
January 23, 2020

The Northeastern community responded swiftly to the situation, with over 100 students and local activists showing up on Centennial Common Tuesday night to protest the deportation.

Students question whether they should buy college merchandise sold in book stores because of the high prices.

[Photo] Column: Are the high prices of university merchandise worth the product?

Ananya Sankar, news staff
January 22, 2020

Students question whether they should buy college merchandise sold in book stores because of the high prices.

Students gather on Centennial Common to scream before finals.

[Photo] Northeastern students scream their way into finals

Sarah Olender, lifestyle editor
December 17, 2019

Students gather on Centennial Common to scream before finals.

Students explore the online version of Codex Atlanticus.

[Photo] Codex Atlanticus digital installation brings Da Vinci to Northeastern

Jayden Khatib, news staff
December 4, 2019

Students explore the online version of Codex Atlanticus.

Ryan Shea handles the puck during a home game earlier this year.

[Photo] Shea builds his own legacy at NU

Mike Puzzanghera, news staff
December 4, 2019

Ryan Shea handles the puck during a home game earlier this year.

Northeastern community members attend the Fashion Societys third annual Designer Showcase.

Northeastern’s Fashion Society promotes local designers in annual showcase

Kelly Chan, deputy lifestyle editor
November 27, 2019

From students to budding entrepreneurs, fashion designers from all around Boston and the Northeast lined the Curry Ballroom Friday night, marketing their brands and selling merchandise at the Northeastern...

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Junior forward Zach Solow passes the puck to a teammate in heavy traffic in todays game versus Maine.

[Photo] Solow caps comeback, NU sweeps Maine

Charlie Wolfson, news staff
November 23, 2019

Junior forward Zach Solow passes the puck to a teammate in heavy traffic in today's game versus Maine.

Alina Mueller, a two-time Olympian and star of the Northeastern womens hockey team, has 15 points through the first six games of the season.

Alina Mueller: Skating from the Olympics to Northeastern University

Kelly Chan, news correspondent
October 31, 2019

A two-time Olympian — who was the youngest medalist in the 2014 Sochi Olympics and deemed “Best Forward” in 2018 at PyeongChang — currently walks the halls of Northeastern University as a sophomore,...

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Henry Diltz, left, and Mick Rock, right, pose together at an exhibition celebrating their groundbreaking work in music photography.

Mick Rock and Henry Diltz: Two unconnected stories of capturing and becoming legends

Kelly Chan, news correspondent
October 9, 2019

Behind the album covers of almost every rock ’n’ roll music legend lies two men — one from London and one from California — each of whom stumbled upon photography in their 20s and ultimately became...

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Student models walk the runway at Her Campus College Fashion Week.

[Photo] College Fashion Week celebrates student diversity and empowerment

Jessica Brite, news correspondent
October 1, 2019

Student models walk the runway at Her Campus College Fashion Week.

The new mural at Ruggles station brings life to the previously bleak wall, much like the rest of artist Silvia López Chavezs works throughout the city.

Silvia López Chavez brings life to Ruggles and beyond through art

Kelly Chan, news correspondent
September 18, 2019

The entrance to Ruggles station on Northeastern University’s west side of campus is more than a major hub for Boston commuters and college students. Local street artist Silvia López Chavez has creatively...

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