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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

Renée Abbott

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor

Renée Abbott is a second-year journalism and criminal justice combined major and current multimedia editor for The News. She excited to continue to make engaging podcasts and video series and hopes to expand the Hunt News TikTok following. Outside of The News, she is a choreographer for No Limits Dance Crew and enjoys dancing, being outside and spending time with friends. Follow her on twitter @reneepabbott.

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The Juggleslut Interview

The Juggleslut Interview

Ali Caudle and Renée Abbott
June 30, 2023

Learn more about Northeastern student Jonathan Chamberlin and his quest to be the campus juggler.

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57 Questions with Empower President Chloe Zenker

57 Questions with Empower President Chloe Zenker

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
April 19, 2023

Learn about weightlifting club Empower from president Chloe Zenker.

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 14

Hot Off the Press: Episode 14

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
April 6, 2023

In this episode, Host Renée Abbott speaks with Christina McCabe, Katy Manning, Rachana Madhav, Noelia Arteaga and Isabel Baron.  Tune in to learn about a recent Northeastern figure skating performance,...

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Approximately 300 people dance and  sing at Party101, a DJ night featuring Victorious star Matt Bennett. The Boston stop of this event was held at Big Night Live.

‘Victorious’ star Matt Bennett brings throwback hits to Big Night Live

Renée Abbott, news staff
March 26, 2023

The cast and crew of “Victorious” have gone on to do incredible things: star in hit shows like “Dynasty,” win Grammy awards, gain notoriety for a viral video claiming that everyone in the cast...

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57 Questions with NU Rover President Garrit Strenge

57 Questions with NU Rover President Garrit Strenge

Renée Abbott, Sofia Long, and Ali Caudle
March 20, 2023

Learn all about the NU Rover club, president Garrit Strenge and rover Watney Mark 4.  

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Fashion experts at the F.U.N Lives On panel pose for photos at the end of the event. Hosted at WBURs CitySpace, the speakers discussed everything from sustainable fashion to career advice.

Panelists discuss fashion industry, career advice at WBUR CitySpace

Renée Abbott, news staff
March 13, 2023

Three fashion experts spoke about  directing fashion photoshoots, taking shots with Cardi B, being a writer, career advice and more at WBUR’s CitySpace venue March 3.  The panel was part of Living...

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 13

Hot Off the Press: Episode 13

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
March 5, 2023

In this episode, Host Renée Abbott speaks with Amelia Ballingall, Trevor Gardemal, Rachel Mahoney and Alexis Algazy. Tune in to learn about the reopening of ManRay, Northeastern’s baseball team facing...

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The Student Government Association office at 332 Curry Student Center. SGA met virtually last week to discuss multiple referenda items.

Senate resolution proposed for Northeastern to cut ties with military-industrial complex, referenda items discussed

Renée Abbott, news staff
March 3, 2023

The Student Government Association, or SGA, met virtually Feb. 22 with about 75 people in attendance to discuss three referenda and a senate resolution at a town hall meeting. Referendum items included...

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57 Questions with Art4All President Anjali Aggarwal

57 Questions with Art4All President Anjali Aggarwal

Renée Abbott and Alexis Algazy
March 2, 2023

Learn all about Northeastern's new club Art4All and get to know president Anjali Aggarwal.  

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57 Questions with Times New Roman President Ryan Martin

57 Questions with Times New Roman President Ryan Martin

Tune in to learn more about Northeastern's standup comedy club and learn all about president Ryan Martin.    

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 12

Hot Off the Press: Episode 12

Renée Abbott, Jylah Bah, and Alexis Algazy
February 9, 2023

Listen in to learn more about National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Lucy Dacus concert, gender affirming care and more. Eammon Ryan, Jake Guldin, Chanel Lebrun, Eli Curwin and Rachel Umansky-Castro...

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57 Questions with Clay Cave President James Muslu

57 Questions with Clay Cave President James Muslu

Renée Abbott and Jake Guldin
February 2, 2023

Learn more about Northeastern's brand new ceramics club from president James Muslu. Tune in to hear about his past sculptures, his instagram captions and his experience as being a premed mechanical engineering...

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57 Questions with Animation Club President Gabriel Joy Reid

57 Questions with Animation Club President Gabriel Joy Reid

Renée Abbott and Ali Caudle
January 22, 2023

Tune in to learn more about Northeastern's animation club and all of the president's exciting projects!

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 11

Hot Off the Press: Episode 11

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
December 7, 2022

Tune in to learn more about the Snell renovations, twitter, the weightlifting team, the burning of the Mishoon by local Native tribes and the Mary Eliza digitization of voting records project. Isabella...

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57 Questions with NUTV President David Fatheree

57 Questions with NUTV President David Fatheree

Renée Abbott and Ali Caudle
December 4, 2022

Tune in to learn more about NUTV, David Fatheree's favorite character on tv shows and whether or not he likes Harry styles — or if he knows who he is at all.  

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Panelists at the Crime, Race and Justice online forum Nov. 29. Attendees heard from speakers about how Boston Public Schools is addressing student needs in a trauma-informed school system. Photo courtesy of The Center on Crime, Race and Justice.

Center on Crime, Race and Justice hosts forum on trauma-informed services

Renée Abbott, news staff
December 4, 2022

The Center on Crime, Race and Justice within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities hosted the third annual Race and Community Dialogue Series, “A Community Forum on Trauma Informed Services Within...

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57 Questions with Fiction Addiction Presidents Clare McCormack and Regan Murphy

57 Questions with Fiction Addiction Presidents Clare McCormack and Regan Murphy

Renée Abbott and Lila Hempel-Edgers
November 21, 2022

Watch the latest 57 questions starring Regan Murphy and Clare McCormack, the presidents of the Fiction Addiction book club. Renée Abbott asks them about their favorite book tropes, their thoughts on BookTok...

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Ethan Zuckerman delivers an address at the Northeastern alumni center Nov. 15. Zuckerman, a public policy professor, spoke about the future of the digital public sphere.

Ethan Zuckerman discusses future of public sphere at CAMD Distinguished Lecturer Series

Renée Abbott, news staff
November 21, 2022

Ethan Zuckerman does not think bigger is better, at least not for social media.  The internet scholar and University of Massachusetts Amherst public policy professor discussed how to rebuild the public...

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Andrade performs at Open Newbury street on a sunny afternoon. The street performer recently launched his NFT company Beauty in the Streets, which seeks to help ensure dancers’ choreography isn’t plagiarized.

Boston street performer Snap Boogie creates dance NFT company

Renée Abbott, news staff
November 16, 2022

Snap Boogie has a dream: “To do a show where people pay $100 to come watch [him] do [his] thing on the big stage.” Years and years into performing, that dream has not faded.  Snap Boogie, born...

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 10

Hot Off the Press: Episode 10

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
November 15, 2022

Tune into this episode to hear interviews with Katie Mailly, Jethro Lee, Noelia Arteaga, Jane Clements and Juliana George. Learn more about the future of an empty lot near IV, the Head of the Charles,...

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57 Questions with Professor Matt Carroll

57 Questions with Professor Matt Carroll

Renée Abbott and Lila Hempel-Edgers
November 2, 2022

Watch Northeastern professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Carroll answer host Renée Abbott’s typical tough questions including whether or not he wants to dye his mustache funky colors and what Northeastern...

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 9

Hot Off the Press: Episode 9

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
October 31, 2022

Host Renée Abbott chats with writers Kristina DaPonte, Emma Klekotka, Ali Caudle, Ananya Chaudhari and Julianne Panaro. Tune in to hear about NUSHARE, local organizations working to make sexual health...

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57 Questions with NU SHARE President Ren Birnholz

57 Questions with NU SHARE President Ren Birnholz

Renée Abbott and Ali Caudle
October 28, 2022

Disclaimer: at the time of the interview, the vending machine was not yet installed. To learn more about the vending machine, check out the recent Huntington News article.   Host Renée Abbott chats...

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57 Questions with Cheese Club Presidents Shaked Lotem and Toby Van Schaick

57 Questions with Cheese Club Presidents Shaked Lotem and Toby Van Schaick

Renée Abbott and Jake Guldin
October 22, 2022

You mozza-really don't want to miss this interview. Host Renée Abbott interviews NU Cheese Club presidents Shaked Lotem and Toby Van Schaick and asks them about their favorite cheese, favorite late night...

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 8

Hot Off the Press: Episode 8

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
October 15, 2022

Host Renée Abbott chats with Eli Curwin, Amelia Ballingall, Sophia Schultz, Grace Comer and Jake Guldin about their articles in this week's print edition. Learn about Northeastern’s building and lawsuit...

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57 Questions with Sailing Team Captain Reid Wishner

57 Questions with Sailing Team Captain Reid Wishner

Renée Abbott and Jake Guldin
October 11, 2022

We learn more about Reid Wishner and the NU sailing team on a picturesque afternoon at the Charles River. Hear him discuss how many times he has capsized, his favorite famous Tom and why people commonly...

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 7

Hot Off the Press: Episode 7

Renée Abbott, Multimedia Editor
October 7, 2022

Renee Abbott talks with Erin Fine, Rachel Erwin, Alex Sumas, Jethro Ronald Lee, Salma Alawi and Sarah Popeck about their articles in the latest print edition of the Huntington News. Listen to learn more...

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57 Questions with Electric Car Racing President James Chang Davidson

57 Questions with Electric Car Racing President James Chang Davidson

Renée Abbott, Trevor Gardemal, and Melissa Rejuan
September 30, 2022

Watch as James Chang Davidson talks about the car racing club, his strange dietary choices and answers the real tough questions: his favorite songs. Host Renée Abbott asks the questions and learns a thing...

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57 Questions with LMA President Alex Eubanks

57 Questions with LMA President Alex Eubanks

Renée Abbott and Jake Guldin
September 22, 2022

Learn about Northeastern's Live Music Association and hear about Alex's red flags, whether or not he can do a backflip and who his favorite member of One Direction is.

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Hot Off the Press: Episode 6

Hot Off the Press: Episode 6

Renée Abbott, Audiovisual Editor
September 6, 2022

Renée Abbott has taken over hosting duties and was joined by some wonderful writers to discuss their articles for the back to school print edition. Tune in to learn more about the Orange Line shutdown,...

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Every year, graduating Northeastern students hear from speakers, including fellow students, Northeastern alumni and other inspirational individuals, during their commencement ceremony.

NPR reporter, Chobani CEO to deliver commencement speeches at Fenway Park

Renée Abbott, news staff
May 13, 2022

Fenway Park will host thousands of students at the commencement ceremony May 13, as well as two notable speakers. Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder and CEO of Fortune 500 company Chobani Yogurt will be delivering...

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The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library highlights historic maps and plans through a social justice lens. Photo credit to Colette Pollauf.

New exhibit at Leventhal Map and Education Center centers of environmental injustice

Renée Abbott, news staff
April 3, 2022

Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map and Education Center opened a new exhibit titled “More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape” mid-March. The exhibit will run through...

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Floridas recently passed House Bill 1557 presents potential harm to LGBTQ+ students.

Op-ed: Everyone should pay attention to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Renée Abbott, staff writer
March 27, 2022

Florida lawmakers passed the House Bill 1557, or the “Don’t Say Gay bill,” Feb. 24. Florida House Representative Joe Harding sponsored the bill and argues that it is about “empower[ing] parents,”...

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One of Northeastern’s a cappella teams, Distilled Harmony, performed at the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Feb. 26, winning second place overall and with two members receiving individual awards. Photo courtesy of Maghdalin Joyce.

Distilled Harmony a cappella group advances to semifinals in national competition

Renée Abbott, news staff
March 6, 2022

Competing against the Treblemakers, two groups performing the same song, last minute solo replacements, team camaraderie, a capella — one might think that this is the plot to 2012 hit movie “Pitch...

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Blick Art Materials store on the corner of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues will shut down. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

Blick Art store on Huntington and Mass. Ave. to close in March

Renée Abbott, news staff
February 21, 2022

On March 18, Blick Art Materials store on the corner of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues will shut down. Situated near Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University and Wentworth...

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The rooms in Selfie WRLD Boston are small cube-shaped setups with backgrounds, such as a retro cafe scene, a ball pit, a private jet scene, payphones and other colorful walls. Photos courtesy of Selfie Wrld.

Selfie WRLD brings fun, creativity to Assembly Square

Renée Abbott, news correspondent
February 13, 2022

Selfie WRLD Boston draws customers in to take fun photos in front of unique, interactive backgrounds in Assembly Square, Somerville. Customer Jasmine Smoot brought her daughter and three of her daughter’s...

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The Daily’s Michael Barbaro and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss upcoming book

The Daily’s Michael Barbaro and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss upcoming book

Renée Abbott, news correspondent
January 31, 2022

Content warning: Discussion of sexual assault. On Wednesday, An Unlikely Story bookstore hosted a virtual event featuring Michael Barbaro, the host of The New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast,...

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Inhumane conditions at Rikers Island must be addressed and rectified.

Crisis at Riker’s Island points to larger issue of pre-trial detention

Renée Abbott, contributor
January 23, 2022

Riker’s island, located in the East River between Queens and The Bronx, houses New York’s main jail complex and has ten jails with roughly 15,000 inmates. Recent photos from the New York Post show...

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The Sill on Newbury Street brings new life to the bustling hub for boutiques and restaurants.

The Sill brings new life to Newbury Street

Renée Abbott, news correspondent
December 13, 2021

From Emily Mariko and her addictive recipes to videos of morning routines to become “that girl,” young people on social media have become accustomed to watching lifestyle influencers show them the...

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The new bisexual Superman promotes representation for the LGBTQ+ community.

Op-ed: Bisexual Superman makes progress for LGBTQ+ visibility

Renée Abbott, contributor
November 17, 2021
While Superman’s son being bisexual is a big deal, it should also not be the end of DC’s pursuits to create a more inclusive and representative space. Disabled people, people of color, transgender people and other marginalized communities should also be able to see themselves in their favorite heroes and villains.
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