The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

All content by Margot Murphy
After passing out cheese to all attending members, Maddie Engle, a second-year combined computer science and linguistics major and one of the newly named Cheese Club co-presidents, toasts a piece of cheese with her fellow editorial board members. Editorial board members taste-tested cheese together to build a sense of community.

[Photo] ‘Cheese transcends majors’: Cheese Club unites students on campus

Tristen Schilling, news correspondent
April 12, 2024

Members converse, try cheese and laugh as the final Cheese Club meeting of the semester comes to a close.

A student stands up to look at the eclipse, using his eclipse glasses to protect his eyes. 
Students used ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses when looking at the sun to avoid “ eclipse blindness” or retinol blur.

[Photo]

A student stands up to look at the eclipse, using his eclipse glasses to protect his eyes. Students used ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses when looking at the sun to avoid “ eclipse blindness” or...

A student prepares to hit a beach ball into the crowd gathered at Krentzman Quad. While waiting for the eclipse, students enjoyed activities such as passing around a beach ball, playing music, picnicking and chatting with friends.

[Photo]

A student prepares to hit a beach ball into the crowd gathered at Krentzman Quad. While waiting for the eclipse, students enjoyed activities such as passing around a beach ball, playing music, picnicking...

A student uses their solar eclipse glasses to look at the sun, watching as the moon overtakes its rays. Glasses were handed out at Krentzman Quad and the Egan Research Center.

Total solar eclipse draws crowds, captivates students

Margot Murphy, photo staff
April 9, 2024

Students gathered across campus to witness the total solar eclipse Monday, and though 8% of the sun was visible to Bostonians, students clapped in delight at the near-total darkening of the sun. A total...

Continue Reading
Students pose for a photo while wearing foil hats. Many students wore foil hats in reference to  conspiracy theorists  who created foil hats to protect themselves from extraterrestrials.

[Photo]

Students pose for a photo while wearing foil hats. Many students wore foil hats in reference to conspiracy theorists who created foil hats to protect themselves from extraterrestrials.

A student enjoys the peace of the eclipse while listening to music. Some students played music such as “ Can You Hear The Music” by Ludwig Göransson and “Eclipse” by Pink Floyd on speakers throughout the eclipse.

[Photo]

A student enjoys the peace of the eclipse while listening to music. Some students played music such as “ Can You Hear The Music” by Ludwig Göransson and “Eclipse” by Pink Floyd on speakers throughout...

Students stand, sit and wait for the completion of the solar eclipse on Krentzman Quad. SEDS organized a distribution of eclipse glasses and a telescope station hosted by the Northeastern Mars Rover Team

[Photo]

Students stand, sit and wait for the completion of the solar eclipse on Krentzman Quad. SEDS organized a distribution of eclipse glasses and a telescope station hosted by the Northeastern Mars Rover Team

A student places a pair of solar eclipse glasses over his phone’s camera lens, successfully taking a picture of the occurring eclipse.  NASA encouraged citizens to use eclipse glasses to protect camera lenses from ultraviolet radiation damage.

[Photo]

A student places a pair of solar eclipse glasses over his phone’s camera lens, successfully taking a picture of the occurring eclipse. NASA encouraged citizens to use eclipse glasses to protect camera...

A student looks in awe at the eclipse, pulling out her phone for a picture. Students gathered to watch in many Northeastern spaces, such as Carter Field, Centennial Common and the Curry Student Center terrace.

[Photo]

A student looks in awe at the eclipse, pulling out her phone for a picture. Students gathered to watch in many Northeastern spaces, such as Carter Field, Centennial Common and the Curry Student Center...

A student gazes through a Celestron Nexstar telescope, examining the moon as it overshadows the sun and creates a crescent shape. The Northeastern Mars Rover Team and SEDS brought at least three different types of telescopes to Krentzman Quad.

[Photo]

A student gazes through a Celestron Nexstar telescope, examining the moon as it overshadows the sun and creates a crescent shape. The Northeastern Mars Rover Team and SEDS brought at least three different...

A student stands up to look at the eclipse, using his eclipse glasses to protect his eyes. 
Students used ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses when looking at the sun to avoid “ eclipse blindness” or retinol blur.

[Photo]

A student stands up to look at the eclipse, using his eclipse glasses to protect his eyes. Students used ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses when looking at the sun to avoid “ eclipse blindness” or...

A participant in the inaugural Run the Fens 5K fundraiser crosses the finish line and collects their commemorative race medal March 23. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: March

Photo Staff
March 31, 2024

A participant in the inaugural Run the Fens 5K fundraiser crosses the finish line and collects their commemorative race medal March 23. Read more here.

Runners begin the 5K on Brookline Avenue, taking off down the path to the finish line. Runners followed along the sidewalk around the Fens, which is surrounded by trees, parks and the Muddy River.

Inaugural Run the Fens 5K fundraiser invites all to run

Margot Murphy, photo staff
March 27, 2024

Running around the Back Bay Fens, dodging puddles and waddling geese, over 400 Bostonians participated in the inaugural Run the Fens 5K Saturday to benefit Big Sister Boston, a program that pairs girls...

Continue Reading
Ivory Bloom passionately performs “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. Ivory Bloom performed multiple covers of famous songs from musicians like the Cranberries and Natasha Bedingfield.

[Photo]

Ivory Bloom passionately performs “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. Ivory Bloom performed multiple covers of famous songs from musicians like the Cranberries and Natasha Bedingfield.

A runner smiles to herself as she approaches the finish line. Despite the alteration in length, much of the course had muddy conditions and large puddles.

[Photo]

A runner smiles to herself as she approaches the finish line. Despite the alteration in length, much of the course had muddy conditions and large puddles.

An event volunteer directs runners to the finish line. Along the course, police details and officers blocked roads and sidewalks to protect runners who had yet to complete the course.

[Photo]

An event volunteer directs runners to the finish line. Along the course, police details and officers blocked roads and sidewalks to protect runners who had yet to complete the course.

Essaibi George (left) and Minichello pose for a photo, commemorating the first Run the Fens 5K. Time Out Market hosted other charity events earlier this year such as Taste of Time Out Market, which collaborated with the Jimmy Fund, and, in previous years, Drink for a Cause.

[Photo]

Essaibi George (left) and Minichello pose for a photo, commemorating the first Run the Fens 5K. Time Out Market hosted other charity events earlier this year such as Taste of Time Out Market, which collaborated...

Two participants share a pizza from Lala’s Neapolitan-ish Pizza after completing their run. Runners enjoyed a multitude of food and drinks at Time Out Market, such as coffee, pizza, smoothies and beer.

[Photo]

Two participants share a pizza from Lala’s Neapolitan-ish Pizza after completing their run. Runners enjoyed a multitude of food and drinks at Time Out Market, such as coffee, pizza, smoothies and beer.

A participant crosses the finish line at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Park Drive  and collects their commemorative race medal. A booth set directly after the finish line played music and offered water bottles to runners.

[Photo]

A participant crosses the finish line at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Park Drive and collects their commemorative race medal. A booth set directly after the finish line played music and offered...

Two runners turn onto a blocked-off bridge in the Fens as directed by a volunteer with a sign. Similar signs were planted throughout the course to remind runners when to turn to help them remain on the correct path.

[Photo]

Two runners turn onto a blocked-off bridge in the Fens as directed by a volunteer with a sign. Similar signs were planted throughout the course to remind runners when to turn to help them remain on the...

Essaibi George addresses the crowd of runners, encouraging them to enjoy the run despite the rain. Throughout the event, Essaibi George, a former Boston mayoral candidate and city councilor, took pictures with participants and coordinated with volunteers so the event ran smoothly.

[Photo]

Essaibi George addresses the crowd of runners, encouraging them to enjoy the run despite the rain. Throughout the event, Essaibi George, a former Boston mayoral candidate and city councilor, took pictures...

Participants pose for an event photographer under a purple and white balloon arch in Time Out Market. Many participants happily posed for photo opportunities when they were notified that the images would be distributed at a later time.

[Photo]

Participants pose for an event photographer under a purple and white balloon arch in Time Out Market. Many participants happily posed for photo opportunities when they were notified that the images would...

A runner happily accepts their Run the Fens 5K purple t-shirt from Jordan Sanchez, also known as Miss Cambridge 2024. Sanchez supported the events by helping with registration and cheering for participants at both the start and finish lines.

[Photo]

A runner happily accepts their Run the Fens 5K purple t-shirt from Jordan Sanchez, also known as Miss Cambridge 2024. Sanchez supported the events by helping with registration and cheering for participants...

A screen shows messages thanking runners and sponsors as participants gather in Time Out Market before the race begins. Companies such as Foundation Management & Pro-Productions, Inc. helped Time Out create the event, and sponsors such as Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Stitch House donated to raise awareness.

[Photo]

A screen shows messages thanking runners and sponsors as participants gather in Time Out Market before the race begins. Companies such as Foundation Management & Pro-Productions, Inc. helped Time Out create...

A competitor points to their pie sample in front of the judges, telling them and the audience how they made the pie. Before the judges tasted any samples, each amateur baking competitor presented their pies.

Great Brewery Bake Off delights audience with Pi Day-themed desserts, specialty drinks

Margot Murphy, photo staff
March 22, 2024

Warm light illuminated long picnic tables, murals decorated the walls, bustling patrons bantered across the room and the smell of delectable pies wafted throughout the taproom at Lamplighter Brewing Co....

Continue Reading
Coury (left) writes down the winner of the Great Brewery Bake Off as Burley whispers the name to him. After each judge tried every pie sample, it took about 30 minutes of intense discussion to vote on the winner.

[Photo]

Coury (left) writes down the winner of the Great Brewery Bake Off as Burley whispers the name to him. After each judge tried every pie sample, it took about 30 minutes of intense discussion to vote on...

Guests and pie bakers alike gather and chat after the announcement of the winner, enjoying the atmosphere and their drinks. Many stayed after the competition and conversed or moved to the primary bar area as employees closed down the taproom for the night.

[Photo]

Guests and pie bakers alike gather and chat after the announcement of the winner, enjoying the atmosphere and their drinks. Many stayed after the competition and conversed or moved to the primary bar area...

McCafferty, Zhou and Burley (left to right) try all the pies and comment on their flavors. Multiple QR codes were taped on the walls of the taproom and placed on the judges’ table to remind guests to vote for their favorite pie.

[Photo]

McCafferty, Zhou and Burley (left to right) try all the pies and comment on their flavors. Multiple QR codes were taped on the walls of the taproom and placed on the judges’ table to remind guests to...

Loomis’ apple pie-inspired cupcakes sit on a three-tier display. The competition included key lime pies, vegan whoopie pies, apple pies, black lemon tarts, cardamom cream cake, pandan cream pie and cashew caramel crunch pie.

[Photo]

Loomis’ apple pie-inspired cupcakes sit on a three-tier display. The competition included key lime pies, vegan whoopie pies, apple pies, black lemon tarts, cardamom cream cake, pandan cream pie and cashew...

Friends sit in a corner of the taproom comparing opinions on the pie samples and beer. The event was Lamplighter’s second annual Great Brewery Bake Off, which is intended to become a tradition for the brewing company.

[Photo]

Friends sit in a corner of the taproom comparing opinions on the pie samples and beer. The event was Lamplighter’s second annual Great Brewery Bake Off, which is intended to become a tradition for the...

Baking competitors and guests try pies in a fenced-off section of the brewing facility. Lamplighter manufactured and offered creatively-named beers such as Night Cap, Margot and Treacle Tart during the event.

[Photo]

Baking competitors and guests try pies in a fenced-off section of the brewing facility. Lamplighter manufactured and offered creatively-named beers such as Night Cap, Margot and Treacle Tart during the...

Friends, family and couples enjoy samples and mingle among each other in the taproom. Lamplighter set tables with the pie samples on the border of the taproom and left the center for the audience to sit and eat pies.

[Photo]

Friends, family and couples enjoy samples and mingle among each other in the taproom. Lamplighter set tables with the pie samples on the border of the taproom and left the center for the audience to sit...

A variety of tea packets sit on a table. Northeastern started its Wellness Days pilot program in July 2022.

[Photo] Op-ed: Wellness Days should become a permanent part of Northeastern semesters

Kara Orsini, columnist
March 22, 2024

A variety of tea packets sit on a table. Northeastern started its Wellness Days pilot program in July 2022.

Students pour cups of tea and prepare hot chocolate in the Egan Research Center. Research conducted by British psychologist and epidemiologist Andrew Steptoe and colleagues found that tea, such as chamomile, lowers cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, when taken for up to six weeks.

Northeastern Wellness Week prompts healthy balance of mind, body, soul

Margot Murphy, photo staff
March 21, 2024

Hoping to spread wellness and self-care awareness across campuses, Northeastern hosted the annual Wellness Week from March 11 to 15. Throughout the week, student clubs and the university collaborated across...

Continue Reading
Wright (left) and Julissa Emile, an herbalist, pose for a photo in the LBGTQA Resource Center. After Wright discussed the importance of balancing capitalism with self-care during their communal care workshop, Emile handed out rose and ginger tea from their garden.

[Photo]

Wright (left) and Julissa Emile, an herbalist, pose for a photo in the LBGTQA Resource Center. After Wright discussed the importance of balancing capitalism with self-care during their communal care workshop,...

Students pet and spend time with Sarge, a Northeastern community resource dog, in Curry Student Center while receiving licks of appreciation. Sarge and Cooper, another Northeastern therapy dog, made multiple appearances across campus.

[Photo]

Students pet and spend time with Sarge, a Northeastern community resource dog, in Curry Student Center while receiving licks of appreciation. Sarge and Cooper, another Northeastern therapy dog, made multiple...

Students line up in the Robinson Quad tent to receive potted plants to take home. NUBS and RSA offered an array of plants such as succulents, spider plants, pothos, echeverias and syngoniums.

[Photo]

Students line up in the Robinson Quad tent to receive potted plants to take home. NUBS and RSA offered an array of plants such as succulents, spider plants, pothos, echeverias and syngoniums.

Paws and presenters of the “Paws World Tour” pose for a picture on stage in Snell Quad. Besides Paws, the SOAL Step Team, the Unisons, the NU Irish Dance Club, the New England Bhangra Club and NU Aaroh performed, entertaining passersby and lifting their spirits during Wellness Week.

[Photo]

Paws and presenters of the “Paws World Tour” pose for a picture on stage in Snell Quad. Besides Paws, the SOAL Step Team, the Unisons, the NU Irish Dance Club, the New England Bhangra Club and NU Aaroh...

Students sit in beach chairs and soak in the sun on Centennial Common March 13, one of the warmest days of Wellness Week. Many students hung up hammocks and enjoyed the time outdoors.

[Photo]

Students sit in beach chairs and soak in the sun on Centennial Common March 13, one of the warmest days of Wellness Week. Many students hung up hammocks and enjoyed the time outdoors.

Two students admire their temporary tattoos, waiting for them to develop on their wrists during the Tats and Tea event March 12. Participants selected tattoos that ranged from flowers to affirming words and dinosaurs.

[Photo]

Two students admire their temporary tattoos, waiting for them to develop on their wrists during the Tats and Tea event March 12. Participants selected tattoos that ranged from flowers to affirming words...

An instructor from Afrobeats Dance Boston, a renowned dance company that focuses on contemporary African music, hosts a workshop at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. The Afrobeats Dance Boston team invited all participants to join their array of activities, such as dance classes for all levels with guest instructors.

[Photo]

An instructor from Afrobeats Dance Boston, a renowned dance company that focuses on contemporary African music, hosts a workshop at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. The Afrobeats Dance...

Volunteers pop confetti cannons over lion dancers at the annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown Feb. 18. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: February

Photo Staff
February 29, 2024

Volunteers pop confetti cannons over lion dancers at the annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown Feb. 18. Read more here.

Parade volunteers pop confetti cannons over lion dancers as a barrage of firecrackers dissipate. Along with confetti, red paper lanterns and soft lights decorated Chinatown’s streets.

Chinatown comes alive with Year of the Dragon Parade

Margot Murphy, photo staff
February 24, 2024

Bostonians and tourists alike gathered in Chinatown Feb. 18 to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade, featuring lion dances by the Wam Lum Kung Fu Boston Lion Dance Team. The Chinese calendar designates...

Continue Reading
A lion dancer bows to a girl in thanks and appreciation. During the parade, children gave the lions red envelopes filled with money to pass on good fortune.

[Photo]

A lion dancer bows to a girl in thanks and appreciation. During the parade, children gave the lions red envelopes filled with money to pass on good fortune.

Lion dancers light firecrackers in front of Sasa Skin Care & Spa accompanied by someone dressed as the Chinese god of money, Caishen. The appearance of Caishen at the Lunar New Year parade granted and protected the wealth of onlookers.

[Photo]

Lion dancers light firecrackers in front of Sasa Skin Care & Spa accompanied by someone dressed as the Chinese god of money, Caishen. The appearance of Caishen at the Lunar New Year parade granted and...

Families, friends and couples mingle around the China Trade Gate, posing for photos and passing through the event area. The gate was erected in Boston in 1982 as a gift from Taiwan.

[Photo]

Families, friends and couples mingle around the China Trade Gate, posing for photos and passing through the event area. The gate was erected in Boston in 1982 as a gift from Taiwan.

A crowd forms around a group of lion dancers as firecracker smoke fills the air. In Chinese legend, firecrackers warded off evil spirits and bad luck.

[Photo]

A crowd forms around a group of lion dancers as firecracker smoke fills the air. In Chinese legend, firecrackers warded off evil spirits and bad luck.

Wu poses with friends and organizers of Boston’s Chinatown Main Street for a photo. Located in the middle of Harrison Avenue, multiple dance groups performed on the temporary stage.

[Photo]

Wu poses with friends and organizers of Boston’s Chinatown Main Street for a photo. Located in the middle of Harrison Avenue, multiple dance groups performed on the temporary stage.

A lion dancer tosses lettuce into the air after receiving it from Hot Pot Buffet, garnering cheers from the watching crowd. Lion dancers consumed and spat lettuce at the audience to spread prosperity, since the word “‘lettuce”’ in Chinese sounds similar to the word “wealth.”

[Photo]

A lion dancer tosses lettuce into the air after receiving it from Hot Pot Buffet, garnering cheers from the watching crowd. Lion dancers consumed and spat lettuce at the audience to spread prosperity,...

A balloon artist asks a young girl what she would like him to make for her. Vendors at the event included balloon artists who created an array of popular choices, such as flowers and swords.

[Photo]

A balloon artist asks a young girl what she would like him to make for her. Vendors at the event included balloon artists who created an array of popular choices, such as flowers and swords.

An orange lion dancer greets the audience by batting its eyelashes and dancing to traditional Chinese music. The costumes were handmade with bamboo, rattan bamboo paper and faux fur.

[Photo]

An orange lion dancer greets the audience by batting its eyelashes and dancing to traditional Chinese music. The costumes were handmade with bamboo, rattan bamboo paper and faux fur.

A street vendor advertises small firecrackers and character merchandise to the bustling crowd. One of the offerings was Bang Snaps, a popular mini firework that makes a loud popping noise when thrown on the ground.

[Photo]

A street vendor advertises small firecrackers and character merchandise to the bustling crowd. One of the offerings was Bang Snaps, a popular mini firework that makes a loud popping noise when thrown on...

Barcelona Wine Bar stands at 525 Tremont St. The restaurant has opened three locations in Boston.

[Photo] Column: 5 restaurants perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner

Anne Zhu, news correspondent
February 14, 2024

Barcelona Wine Bar stands at 525 Tremont St. The restaurant has opened three locations in Boston.

Liv Duckworth, dressed as a siren, skates to “MILK OF THE SIREN” by Melanie Martinez during the Pirates of the Fenway Skating Show Jan. 14. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: January

Photo Staff
February 1, 2024

Liv Duckworth, dressed as a siren, skates to “MILK OF THE SIREN” by Melanie Martinez during the Pirates of the Fenway Skating Show Jan. 14. Read more here.

Liv Duckworth, dressed as a siren, skates to “MILK OF THE SIREN” by Melanie Martinez, creating a haunting and mysterious character performance. Each participating skater had the creative freedom to choreograph and pick their own characters and songs.

Ice skating pirates enthrall audience at 401 Park ice rink

Margot Murphy, photo staff
January 22, 2024

Swashbuckling pirates, enchanting mermaids and adventurous ice skating routines —  featuring famed Olympics silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan —  entertained Bostononians Jan. 14 during the Pirates of...

Continue Reading
Yirsy Quéliz dribbles down the court. Quéliz tallied a season-high 11 points in Sundays matchup against Hofstra.

[Photo] Huskies find their groove in prideful 66-53 win against Hofstra

Dylan Cohen, news staff
January 18, 2024

Yirsy Quéliz dribbles down the court. Quéliz tallied a season-high 11 points in Sunday's matchup against Hofstra.

Derin Erdogan holds possession of the ball in a game against BU. Erdogan was responsible for over a quarter of Northeasterns points that afternoon, tallying 21.

[Photo] Northeastern falls 83-80 in overtime dog fight against rival Boston University

Dylan Cohen, news staff
January 1, 2024

Derin Erdogan holds possession of the ball in a game against BU. Erdogan was responsible for over a quarter of Northeastern's points that afternoon, tallying 21.

Audience members explore the Old South Meeting House and enjoy refreshments before the “Phillis in Boston” begins. The Old South Meeting House featured an array of historical statues who were congregants of the site, such as Phillis Wheatley seen on the far right.

Phillis in Boston narrates the struggle for Black freedom

Margot Murphy, news correspondent
December 6, 2023

The lights dim dramatically as the sounds of seagulls float over the audience and Phillis Wheatley, played by Adreyanua Jean-Louis, struts down the aisle exuding power and gracefulness.  “Phillis...

Continue Reading
Derin Erdogan looks for an opportunity to shoot. Erdogan tallied 13 points in Saturday’s game at Columbia University.

[Photo] Women’s basketball struggles in 88-45 loss against Columbia

Dylan Cohen, news staff
December 1, 2023

Derin Erdogan looks for an opportunity to shoot. Erdogan tallied 13 points in Saturday’s game at Columbia University.

Deja Bristol goes for a layup in a game earlier this season. Bristol netted seven points in the Huskies win over Wagner.

[Photo] Women’s basketball bests Wagner for end of home stint in disability awareness game

Dylan Cohen, news staff
December 1, 2023

Deja Bristol goes for a layup in a game earlier this season. Bristol netted seven points in the Huskies' win over Wagner.

An S Ferrante player changes the direction of the game by diverting the ball toward the opposing goal. In some forms of broomball, players modified brooms using scissors and duct tape to fit their individual playing styles.

Broomball sweeps Northeastern student body in intramural fun, tournaments

Margot Murphy, photo staff
November 30, 2023

When a person first hears of the sport “broomball,” they may imagine a knock-off Quidditch match. But rather than flying around a field, broomball takes place on ice and is an enjoyable pastime for...

Continue Reading
Team S Ferrante attempts to shoot at Cherrybombs goalie Jakob Cherry in the overtime shootout. The match went into overtime because the teams tied 1-1 in the span of three 12-minute periods.

[Photo]

Team S Ferrante attempts to shoot at Cherrybombs goalie Jakob Cherry in the overtime shootout. The match went into overtime because the teams tied 1-1 in the span of three 12-minute periods.

The Cherrybombs score against S Ferrante in the third period of the Broomball Championship. Despite the following celebration, S Ferrante quickly tied the score in the final minute of the third period.

[Photo]

The Cherrybombs score against S Ferrante in the third period of the Broomball Championship. Despite the following celebration, S Ferrante quickly tied the score in the final minute of the third period.

Cherrybombs forward, Ben Orbach, hits the ball away from the goal to prevent the opposing team from scoring. Throughout the first two periods of the game, each team played well defensively and offensively, making it a close match.

[Photo]

Cherrybombs forward, Ben Orbach, hits the ball away from the goal to prevent the opposing team from scoring. Throughout the first two periods of the game, each team played well defensively and offensively,...

Senior forward Deja Bristol jumps to make a basket. Bristol currently ranks third on the team in points with 39 total and an average of 9.8 per game.

[Photo] Women’s basketball falls to Boston College 67-58 for first loss of season

Dylan Cohen, news staff
November 21, 2023

Senior forward Deja Bristol jumps to make a basket. Bristol currently ranks third on the team in points with 39 total and an average of 9.8 per game.

Visitors walk through a colorful crystal tunnel surrounded by white dogs. Mythological creatures from Chinese culture played an important role in the layout of the Boston Lights; many creatures and informational text were included to teach visitors about Chinese history.

Boston Lights dazzle crowds with ecosystem displays, activities

Margot Murphy, photo staff
October 15, 2023

From the beginning of August until Oct. 29, the Franklin Park Zoo is hosting a lantern experience that spans across its 72 acres. Utilizing energy-saving lights, Boston Lights attracts all kinds of visitors,...

Continue Reading
An ice dragon lantern breathes smoky blue fire to the crowd, moving its head and wings simultaneously. Animatronic lanterns were scattered throughout, including a giant vegetable golem, a scorpion and an iguana.

[Photo]

An ice dragon lantern breathes smoky blue fire to the crowd, moving its head and wings simultaneously. Animatronic lanterns were scattered throughout, including a giant vegetable golem, a scorpion and...

After walking around the zoo, visitors stop for a fried dough snack. A clearing at the entrance and exit of Boston Lights contained food vendors selling empanadas, lemonade and warm cider.

[Photo]

After walking around the zoo, visitors stop for a fried dough snack. A clearing at the entrance and exit of Boston Lights contained food vendors selling empanadas, lemonade and warm cider.

A mother and son pose in front of a snake as if it were about to swallow the two whole. A majority of the lanterns were blocked off to prevent r zoo-goers from breaking the lanterns; however, some areas allowed for guests to get close to the animals for a picture.

[Photo]

A mother and son pose in front of a snake as if it were about to swallow the two whole. A majority of the lanterns were blocked off to prevent r zoo-goers from breaking the lanterns; however, some areas...

A pair sit in front of a jellyfish display, admiring the color-changing creatures while resting their legs. Benches and seating areas were found throughout the area.

[Photo]

A pair sit in front of a jellyfish display, admiring the color-changing creatures while resting their legs. Benches and seating areas were found throughout the area.

A biker goes under a white balloon arch and smiles for a photo next to a “Welcome to Fluff Fest” sign. Union Square has hosted this event for the past 18 years and encourages all of Somerville Avenue to celebrate.

18th annual Fluff Festival sweetens the day with marshmallow activities, food

Margot Murphy, photo correspondent
September 30, 2023

Despite a consistent downpour and puddles along the street, the What the Fluff? Festival commenced its 18th annual event Sept. 26. Lasting from the afternoon to evening, attendees enjoyed an array of confectioneries...

Continue Reading
Emcee Mark Katz, while impersonating Archibald Query, plays the Fluffernutter theme song on a kazoo while kids play Fluff musical chairs. In Fluff musical chairs, one chair is covered in Fluff while others are not, leaving one person to always sit in the fluff when the music stops.

[Photo]

Emcee Mark Katz, while impersonating Archibald Query, plays the Fluffernutter theme song on a kazoo while kids play Fluff musical chairs. In Fluff musical chairs, one chair is covered in Fluff while others...

At Gracie’s Ice Cream booth, employees use a hand-held blow torch to singe the marshmallow Fluff on an ice cream cone before handing it to customers. It was a festival-favorite dessert and long lines formed just to try a cone.

[Photo]

At Gracie’s Ice Cream booth, employees use a hand-held blow torch to singe the marshmallow Fluff on an ice cream cone before handing it to customers. It was a festival-favorite dessert and long lines...

A member of Parkour Generations Boston demonstrates walking backward on a wet metal bar with some ground support from a teacher. Parkour Generations Boston set up an obstacle course for kids to learn basic parkour moves during the festival.

[Photo]

A member of Parkour Generations Boston demonstrates walking backward on a wet metal bar with some ground support from a teacher. Parkour Generations Boston set up an obstacle course for kids to learn basic...