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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Kristina DaPonte

Kristina DaPonte, Lifestyle Editor

Kristina DaPonte is a third-year journalism major with a minor in communication studies. She is the deputy lifestyle editor for The News as well as a contributor to Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine. She's excited to bring exciting, engaging stories to the table. Follow her @dapontekristina on Twitter for updates.

All content by Kristina DaPonte
An American flag flies on top of Ell Hall on Northeastern’s Boston campus. The university announced a new merger with Marymount Manhattan College May 29.

Northeastern announces merger with Marymount Manhattan College in New York City

Kristina DaPonte and Emily Spatz
May 29, 2024

Northeastern announced Wednesday morning that it will acquire Marymount Manhattan College, a small, private liberal arts institution in New York City that has struggled with declining enrollment in recent...

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Police officers dismantle the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common April 27. A coalition of over 100 Northeastern student organizations signed on to a statement addressed to campus administration condemning the university’s response to the encampment.

Student organization coalition condemns university’s handling of encampment

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
April 30, 2024

A coalition of over 100 student organizations at Northeastern has signed on to a statement addressed to campus administration condemning the university’s response to the pro-Palestine encampment erected...

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Pro-Palestine protesters gather, pitch tents and rest April 25 around 6 p.m. during the encampment. Northeastern University released a statement April 29 regarding the administrations thoughts on the encampment.

Northeastern administration releases statement about encampment and arrests

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
April 29, 2024

In a joint statement sent to the Northeastern community Monday, Provost David Madigan and Chancellor Ken Henderson addressed the circumstances that led to the university’s decision to dismantle the pro-Palestine...

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The exterior of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences building. Griffin Loranger was pursuing a combined degree in computer science and cognitive psychology.

Third-year Northeastern computer science, psychology student dies, school says

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
April 19, 2024

Griffin Loranger, a third-year Northeastern student on the Boston campus from Maine, passed away April 15, according to school officials and an obituary made public online. He was 21 years old. Loranger...

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A bagel with cream cheese from Render Coffee.

Spreading some schmear: Rating four bagel spots around campus

With several different bagel shop options around Northeastern’s campus, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to pop in. For students, especially those from New York and New Jersey...

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The John Martinson Honors Program office. Requirements for Honors students admitted in fall 2023 or later were restructured following John Martinsons $5 million donation to Northeasterns Honors Program in February.

Op-ed: Northeastern’s Honors Program didn’t need saving

Kristina DaPonte, contributor
April 7, 2024

John Martinson, a venture capitalist and philanthropist, donated $5 million to Northeastern’s Honors Program in February. The sizable donation aims to support a new branch of the program that serves...

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Students sit during the 2023 graduate commencement ceremony at Fenway Park. Sethuraman Panchanathan was chosen to be the speaker for the 2024 graduate commencement ceremony.

National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan to speak at Northeastern’s 2024 graduate commencement

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
April 3, 2024

Sethuraman Panchanathan, the director of the National Science Foundation, will be the speaker at Northeastern’s 2024 graduate commencement ceremony, the university announced Wednesday. As director...

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Members of Northeasterns class of 2023 reach up during last years commencement as fireworks explode over Fenway Park. The university invited Pam Melroy to be this years commencement speaker.

NASA’s Pam Melroy named 2024 undergraduate commencement speaker

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
March 26, 2024

NASA astronaut and deputy administrator Pam Melroy will be the speaker at Northeastern’s 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony, the university announced Monday. “Pam Melroy has been a force that...

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Students gather in Curry Student Center during the Springfest carnival in 2023. CUP recently released a complete schedule of Springfest events for 2024.

A complete guide to Springfest 2024

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor
March 24, 2024

With the first days of spring in the rearview mirror, Northeastern’s Council for University Programs, or CUP, and other student organizations have kicked their programming into high gear for Springfest,...

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The front of the NUPD building at 716 Columbus Ave. An unarmed robbery occurred near campus Tuesday night.

Northeastern police investigating unarmed robbery near campus Tuesday night

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
March 13, 2024

The Northeastern University Police Department is investigating after a person had their phone stolen in an unarmed robbery on Ruggles Street Tuesday night, according to an email alert sent to students.  The...

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Dominic Sessa, Paul Giamatti and DaVine Joy Randolph (left to right) star in The Holdovers. The film, set at a New England boarding school in the 1970s, was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Photo courtesy Focus Features.

Review: ‘The Holdovers’ provides Christmas warmth year-round

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor
March 9, 2024

Nothing sums up “The Holdovers” quite like this Letterboxd review: “A movie that is both hot chocolate for the soul and chicken soup for the lazy eye.” Set at Barton Academy, a fictional Massachusetts...

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The News presents ‘Lifestyle Wrapped 2023’

The News presents ‘Lifestyle Wrapped 2023’

Jake Guldin, Kristina DaPonte, and Laura Emde
January 7, 2024

Throughout 2023, contributors of The News’ Lifestyle section commented on the latest trends overtaking social media, covered live events ranging from concerts to celebrity-driven conversations and, of...

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Calah Lane (left) and Timothée Chalamet (right) star in Wonka. The film focuses on Roald Dahls iconic fictional chocolatier in his early years. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

Review: ‘Wonka’ is a worthy prequel to a well-loved story

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor
December 22, 2023

Quiet up and listen down, everyone: As saccharine as it may be, “Wonka” is a fun, heartfelt story that is sure to leave a cavity-filled smile on any viewer’s face. The film, which serves as a...

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Northeastern student Shane McCarthy remembered as involved student, loving son and brother

Northeastern student Shane McCarthy remembered as involved student, loving son and brother

Kristina DaPonte, news staff
December 10, 2023

Shane McCarthy, a Northeastern student remembered for his bright personality and adventurous spirit, died Nov. 30 after suffering from complications related to bacterial meningitis, according to an obituary...

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Photo courtesy Karolina Wojtasik/Max (Top); Photo courtesy Craig Blankenhorn/Max (Bottom).

[Photo] Column: What works, what doesn’t in the reboot era

Luiza Loyo, news correspondent
November 2, 2023

Photo courtesy Karolina Wojtasik/Max (Top); Photo courtesy Craig Blankenhorn/Max (Bottom).

Column: 10 songs to study to during the summer semester

Column: 10 songs to study to during the summer semester

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor
June 7, 2023

It may be summer, Huskies, but classes are still happening. What music will accompany the study sessions to come? There are two sides to this coin: while some people prefer upbeat tunes for studying, others...

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One dog at the Doggone Halloween Parade was dressed as the Mystery Machine from “Scooby Doo.” Hundreds of dogs and their owners gathered in costume at Downtown Crossing Oct. 29.

Dogs of Boston take to the streets in costume for Halloween parade

Kristina DaPonte, news correspondent
November 2, 2022

Tails were wagging at the eighth annual Doggone Halloween Parade, an event that was paws-itively a success.  Dogs and humans alike met at Downtown Crossing Saturday, Oct. 29, where hundreds of Boston’s...

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NU SHARE has collaborated with the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern and University Health and Counseling Services to open an emergency contraception vending machine in the Marino Center Atrium, which was unveiled Oct. 25. The vending machine offers discounted Plan B pills and headache medicine, and free sexual and menstrual health products. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Costa.

NU SHARE installs emergency contraception vending machine, rallies for reproductive health access

Kristina DaPonte, news correspondent
October 27, 2022

There’s a new vending machine on campus, but you can’t purchase a soda or candy bar from it.  On Oct. 25, NU Sexual Health Advocacy, Resources and Education, or NU SHARE, in collaboration with...

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