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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Kenneal Patterson

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Constituents across the City of Boston are preparing to vote in the city’s most diverse mayoral election to date, with a field that includes four women of color.

Is Boston’s future female? Mayoral candidates discuss final sprint to primaries in forum

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
August 23, 2021

A historic race        Constituents across the City of Boston are preparing to vote in the city’s most diverse mayoral election to date. All of the leading candidates are people of color; four...

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An apartment fire erupted at 59 Pontiac St.

Apartment fire extinguished on Pontiac Street

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
March 9, 2021

At approximately 9:50 p.m. Monday, dozens of Mission Hill residents gathered outside of 59 Pontiac St. in shock as a three-and-a-half-story apartment building went up in flames. The Boston Fire Department,...

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Classes across campus are outfitted with technology — such as microphones and cameras — to assist with hybrid learning.

[Photo] Virtual teaching presents challenges, learning opportunities

February 12, 2021

Classes across campus are outfitted with technology — such as microphones and cameras — to assist with hybrid learning.

The university updated its NUflex policy for the upcoming fall 2021 semester.

[Photo] University instructs faculty to encourage in-person learning for spring semester

Julia Carlin, deputy campus editor
February 5, 2021

The university updated its NUflex policy for the upcoming fall 2021 semester.

Janey speaking at the opening of the Center for Smart Building Technology at Roxbury Community College in February, 2020.

Kim Janey to be new Boston Mayor

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
January 7, 2021

City Council President Kim Janey is in position to become the first Black person and first woman to serve as mayor of Boston.  According to Boston’s city charter, Janey’s position as council president...

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

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

Kenneal Patterson, campus editor
December 29, 2020

Boston Police Department, or BPD, officers are under investigation following the publication of body camera footage from a protest that spanned from May 31 to June 1. The footage was published Dec. 18...

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The opening of Boston Community Pediatrics last month is only the start of Riseberg’s attempt to address Boston’s health inequities, specifically for low-income and minority populations.

Boston Community Pediatrics brings comprehensive care to South End

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
December 9, 2020

Dr. Robyn Riseberg is addressing Boston’s health inequities by trying something new. On Nov. 16, the pediatrician celebrated the opening of Boston Community Pediatrics, the first nonprofit pediatric...

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This semester, lots of normally packed classrooms have largely remained empty due to COVID-19 related safety precautions.

Students battle burnout as finals approach

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
November 30, 2020
There’s less than two still two weeks until finals, but Sophie Horton is already feeling burned out. The third-year criminology and psychology combined major serves as the president of Active Minds, a campus organization prioritizing student mental health.
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Collin Knight founded Live Like a Local Tours in 2019.

Live Like a Local Tours helps to familiarize Bostonians with the city

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
October 10, 2020

Colin Knight doesn’t want Bostonians to be tourists in their own city. The Boston native launched Live Like a Local Tours in 2019 as a way for residents to get involved in the community around them.      Knight...

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Douglass Williams started MIDA in 2016 and is known as a pasta wizard.

Restaurant MIDA built on love for pasta, generosity

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
September 27, 2020

One of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs in America operates a restaurant only 10 minutes from the heart of Northeastern’s campus. Douglass Williams, also known as a “pasta wizard,” has survived...

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Protestors march through the Boston streets on Friday evening.

Thousands protest over Breonna Taylor’s case, march for systemic change

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
September 27, 2020

More than 1,000 protestors swarmed downtown Boston Friday following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to indict just one of three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor on charges of reckless...

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This is My Braves cast performs at Northeastern Oct. 28 as part of their college tour.

On-campus performance raises awareness for mental health

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
October 31, 2019

Mallory Gothelf distinctly remembers her downward spiral during her second year at Northeastern. She recalls a distinct moment when life became too much to bear — when her dark thoughts harassed her...

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Shawabty of King Taharqa is one of the works in the MFAs new exhibition Ancient Nubia Now, opening Oct. 13.

New MFA exhibition explores a misrepresented ancient civilization

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
October 9, 2019

“Ancient Nubia Now,” the Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibition opening Oct. 13, spans thousands of years and presents a massive selection of Nubian art, jewelry, pottery, sculptures and more — the...

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Professor Minus is originally from the Bahamas.

With family in the midst of hurricane, Bahamian professor raises money for relief

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
September 19, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, the most destructive natural disaster in Bahamian history, has already taken 50 lives and left thousands injured and stranded. Although news of the catastrophe left many feeling helpless,...

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Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Stop & Shop workers on strike in Dorchester last Thursday.

Biden rallies with Stop & Shop workers days before agreement

Kenneal Patterson, news staff
April 23, 2019

UPDATED at 4:42 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23     After 11 days on strike and more than three months of negotiations, over 30,000 Stop & Shop employees reached a tentative agreement with the company...

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A Stop & Shop in Saugus, Massachusetts. Unionized workers are currently negotiating their contracts in Massachusetts.

Stop & Shop strike looms as unions reject proposed contract

Kenneal Patterson, news correspondent
April 3, 2019

Thousands of Stop & Shop employees may go on strike as tensions continue to build between workers and the company. Employee contracts expired at the end of February and contract negotiations are ongoing....

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The Huma Bhabha: They Live exhibition is on display at the ICA through May 27.

Huma Bhabha’s supernatural creations exhibited at ICA

Kenneal Patterson, news correspondent
March 27, 2019

Pakistani-American sculptor Huma Bhabha expresses the ethereal and evocative creatures of her imagination in her new exhibition at theInstitute of Contemporary Arts, “They Live.”   The exhibition,...

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Politician and activist Marie St. Fleur delivers opening remarks at MFA open house event.

MFA hosts open house devoted to Martin Luther King Jr., and the intersections of social justice and culture

Kenneal Patterson, news correspondent
January 27, 2019
The Museum of Fine Arts hosted a number of performances and activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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