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Isola kicks off The 502s’ show on the banjo. From the second the band graced the stage, the group’s radiating happiness and infectious energy captivated the audience’s attention and had them on their feet bouncing to the beat.

Vibing with the happiest band on Earth: The 502s rock the House of Blues

Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff
May 10, 2024

Imagine zooming down the highway on a beautiful summer day, the wind whistling by as music blasts out the car windows. The American indie folk band The 502s encapsulates these good-time feelings in their...

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After migrating into the crowd during the final stretch of their set, The 502s play their song “Road Trips” while surrounded by fans. The group’s admiration and passion for their craft, fans and live performance resonated with the engaged and cheerful audience and kept the spirit of good vibes alive until the end of the night.

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After migrating into the crowd during the final stretch of their set, The 502s play their song “Road Trips” while surrounded by fans. The group’s admiration and passion for their craft, fans and...

Dallas passionately shreds on the bass as his groups concert draws to a close. The 502s concluded their appearance with their own version of the hit “Mr. Brightside,” conjuring a roaring wave of applause.

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Dallas passionately shreds on the bass as his group's concert draws to a close. The 502s concluded their appearance with their own version of the hit “Mr. Brightside,” conjuring a roaring wave of applause.

Isola pauses his banjo playing and takes a moment to sing deeply into the microphone. The 502s incorporated songs with instrumental and vocal breaks along with slower-paced music into their setlist.

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Isola pauses his banjo playing and takes a moment to sing deeply into the microphone. The 502s incorporated songs with instrumental and vocal breaks along with slower-paced music into their setlist.

Phillips glides across the stage as she sings into the microphone. Throughout the night, each group member was given a solo feature, whether it was on the mic or through an instrumental interlude.

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Phillips glides across the stage as she sings into the microphone. Throughout the night, each group member was given a solo feature, whether it was on the mic or through an instrumental interlude.

Froelich runs around a snare drum while performing a solo to the audience during the final portion of the concert. Froelich also jumped from the drums to various percussion instruments, including the snare and tambourine, as the evening progressed.

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Froelich runs around a snare drum while performing a solo to the audience during the final portion of the concert. Froelich also jumped from the drums to various percussion instruments, including the snare...

Isola playfully sticks out his tongue as he performs with his fellow bandmates. While The 502s’ music was fast-paced, their expressions and movements added another layer of fun to the mix, which crafted their undeniably enjoyable stage presence.

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Isola playfully sticks out his tongue as he performs with his fellow bandmates. While The 502s’ music was fast-paced, their expressions and movements added another layer of fun to the mix, which crafted...

Capati uses one hand to hold and deliver his saxophone’s sound to the audience. The 502s utilized various types of instruments during their gig, including different types of saxophones and guitars.

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Capati uses one hand to hold and deliver his saxophone’s sound to the audience. The 502s utilized various types of instruments during their gig, including different types of saxophones and guitars.

Tonner leans back from his keyboard, filling the venue with his saxophone’s sound. Being the group’s keyboardist and guitarist, this shocked the audience and elicited gasps of amazement from the crowd.

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Tonner leans back from his keyboard, filling the venue with his saxophone’s sound. Being the group’s keyboardist and guitarist, this shocked the audience and elicited gasps of amazement from the crowd.

A concert-goer in the front row of the House of Blues gazes in awe at Nunnelee. While singing and strumming his music in the spotlight, Nunnelee warmed up the crowd for The 502s’ appearance later in the night.

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A concert-goer in the front row of the House of Blues gazes in awe at Nunnelee. While singing and strumming his music in the spotlight, Nunnelee warmed up the crowd for The 502s’ appearance later in...

Nunnelee beams as he serenades the crowd. During his performance, he married his sweet, sing-songy vocals with his mesmerizing guitar skills and magnetic charm.

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Nunnelee beams as he serenades the crowd. During his performance, he married his sweet, sing-songy vocals with his mesmerizing guitar skills and magnetic charm.

Lee Milne raises her fist as she runs the Boston Marathon April 15. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: April

Photo Staff
April 30, 2024

Lee Milne raises her fist as she runs the Boston Marathon April 15. Read more here.

A Havdalah attendee sniffs spices while holding a lit candle.

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A Havdalah attendee sniffs spices while holding a lit candle.

A Havdalah attendee holds up a sign that reads, LET GAZA LIVE.

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A Havdalah attendee holds up a sign that reads, "LET GAZA LIVE."

A runner reaches the last 100 feet before the finish line on Bolyston Street.

[Photo] History in the making: the women inspiring the next generation of runners

Sofia Garrett, sports editor
April 18, 2024

A runner reaches the last 100 feet before the finish line on Bolyston Street.

Sean O’Reilly smiles and outstretches his arms while running the marathon. O’Reilly had a finish time of 2:28:21.

Sole stories: 22 moments from the Boston Marathon

This Marathon Monday, Boston welcomed thousands of participants and spectators for the 128th Boston Marathon. Participants battled the heat and the course, but received support from family, friends, strangers...

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A duckling from the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Garden is dressed up for the Boston Marathon. Blue caps, yellow sneakers and ribbons adorned each duck statue.

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A duckling from the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Garden is dressed up for the Boston Marathon. Blue caps, yellow sneakers and ribbons adorned each duck statue.

Spectators hold up handwritten signs with phrases to cheer on runners. Other spectators reached their hands over the railings, hoping for high-fives from runners.

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Spectators hold up handwritten signs with phrases to cheer on runners. Other spectators reached their hands over the railings, hoping for high-fives from runners.

Zdeno Chara, former professional hockey player for the Boston Bruins, runs down Chestnut Hill Avenue. Chara completed the marathon in less than 4 hours.

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Zdeno Chara, former professional hockey player for the Boston Bruins, runs down Chestnut Hill Avenue. Chara completed the marathon in less than 4 hours.

Kylie Cardoso smiles and waves to a spectator as she makes her way down Chestnut Hill Avenue during the last couple miles of the marathon. Chestnut Hill Avenue was a dedicated spectator zone in Brookline along with Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

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Kylie Cardoso smiles and waves to a spectator as she makes her way down Chestnut Hill Avenue during the last couple miles of the marathon. Chestnut Hill Avenue was a dedicated spectator zone in Brookline...

Runners make their way up Commonwealth Avenue at mile 21 as they advance to the last several miles of the marathon. Boston College sponsored food vendors, yoga classes and a student-only concert featuring singer and rapper T-Pain for Marathon Monday.

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Runners make their way up Commonwealth Avenue at mile 21 as they advance to the last several miles of the marathon. Boston College sponsored food vendors, yoga classes and a student-only concert featuring...

Danielle Fenner, a supporter of a marathon runner, sports a 2024 Boston Marathon shirt. Many spectators wore blue and yellow to support marathon participants.

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Danielle Fenner, a supporter of a marathon runner, sports a 2024 Boston Marathon shirt. Many spectators wore blue and yellow to support marathon participants.

Justin Hryckowian skates next to Merrimack’s net March 13. here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: March

Photo Staff
March 31, 2024

Justin Hryckowian skates next to Merrimack’s net March 13. here.

Justin Hryckowian skates next to Merrimack’s net March 13. The captain departed Northeastern at the end of his junior season after signing with the Dallas Stars.

[Photo] Men’s hockey: After a season of adversity, what’s next for the Huskies?

Esha Minhas, news staff
March 29, 2024

Justin Hryckowian skates next to Merrimack’s net March 13. The captain departed Northeastern at the end of his junior season after signing with the Dallas Stars.

A man waves an Irish flag while standing on a fire truck. The St. Patricks Day parade has been a South Boston tradition for over 120 years.

[Photo] Northeastern students take part in South Boston’s time-honored St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Devyn Rudnick, news correspondent
March 24, 2024

A man waves an Irish flag while standing on a fire truck. The St. Patrick's Day parade has been a South Boston tradition for over 120 years.

Dylan Hryckowian plays hard on the ice against BU. The Huskies skated to a 17-16-3 record on the 2023-24 season.

[Photo] The Huskies’ season ends in heartbreak after a 4-2 loss to the Terriers

Esha Minhas, news staff
March 19, 2024

Dylan Hryckowian plays hard on the ice against BU. The Huskies skated to a 17-16-3 record on the 2023-24 season.

Freshman forward Andy Moore chases down the forecheck for Northeastern. The Huskies defeated Merrimack 4-0 in the first postseason shutout in program history.

[Photo] The Huskies are moving on: Northeastern defeats Merrimack in opening round of Hockey East tournament

Esha Minhas, news staff
March 16, 2024

Freshman forward Andy Moore chases down the forecheck for Northeastern. The Huskies defeated Merrimack 4-0 in the first postseason shutout in program history.

Jack Williams crouches on the ice. The sophomore has notched three Hockey East Player of the Week designations this season.

[Photo] Hardworking Husky: How Jack Williams’ passion for hockey became leadership and success at Northeastern

Maeve Brackett, news correspondent
March 12, 2024

Jack Williams crouches on the ice. The sophomore has notched three Hockey East Player of the Week designations this season.

The Northeastern womens hockey team huddles at center ice. The Huskies skated to a 25-11-3 record on the 2023-24 season and finished second in Hockey East.

[Photo] Northeastern skates scoreless through regulation, historic six-year championship win streak cut short in overtime loss to UConn

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
March 10, 2024

The Northeastern women's hockey team huddles at center ice. The Huskies skated to a 25-11-3 record on the 2023-24 season and finished second in Hockey East.

Mens hockey captain Justin Hryckowian hoists the Beanpot trophy over his head after Northeastern defeating Boston University 4-3 in overtime Feb. 12. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: February

Photo Staff
February 29, 2024

Men's hockey captain Justin Hryckowian hoists the Beanpot trophy over his head after Northeastern defeating Boston University 4-3 in overtime Feb. 12. Read more here.

Gwyneth Philips looks down the ice. The fifth-year netminder and assistant captain put up 45 saves against Boston College Saturday afternoon.

[Photo] Blue line blasts past BC as Philips backstops Northeastern to crucial conference victory

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
February 21, 2024

Gwyneth Philips looks down the ice. The fifth-year netminder and assistant captain put up 45 saves against Boston College Saturday afternoon.

Captain Justin Hryckowian hoists the Beanpot trophy over his head. Northeastern defeated BU 4-3 in overtime in the 71st Beanpot tournament.

[Photo] Another thrilling come-from-behind win seals Northeastern’s second straight Beanpot sweep

Amelia Ballingall and Sofia Garrett
February 13, 2024

Cameron Whitehead watched the puck float past his net. The freshman goaltender made 33 saves in the Beanpot title game against BU.

A student fan screams, reacting to in-game action. Many fans, especially those near the front of the DogHouse, emoted, chanted and poked their heads over the railings when voicing their feelings and thoughts throughout the game.

The spirit of the DogHouse: experiencing gameday in Northeastern hockey’s fan section

Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff
February 12, 2024

A fan takes a deep breath and closes their eyes: It’s gameday at Matthews Arena. The slapping sound of pucks rings off the boards while the crisp smell of ice fills the air. Northeastern’s Pep Band...

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A student fan in the DogHouse holds up a sign that reads “B.O.N.G.” during a Northeastern power play. The DogHouse crafted signs like these to engage the section, with fans following the play by spelling out words one letter at a time and finishing with a phrase, in this case “Light the Lamp.”

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A student fan in the DogHouse holds up a sign that reads “B.O.N.G.” during a Northeastern power play. The DogHouse crafted signs like these to engage the section, with fans following the play by spelling...

A DogHouse member chants passionately at the action on the ice at Matthews Arena. The DogHouse often shouted the word sieve at opposing goaltenders, indicating they allowed too many goals into the net.

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A DogHouse member chants passionately at the action on the ice at Matthews Arena. The DogHouse often shouted the word "sieve" at opposing goaltenders, indicating they allowed too many goals into the net.

A fan bows down in response to Northeastern’s freshman goalie, Cameron Whitehead, executing a successful save. Fans bowed to illustrate their support — with Paws even joining in on the action by bowing down to Whitehead during home game player introductions.

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A fan bows down in response to Northeastern’s freshman goalie, Cameron Whitehead, executing a successful save. Fans bowed to illustrate their support — with Paws even joining in on the action by bowing...

A Northeastern student cheers on the Huskies from her seat in the DogHouse. Fans in the section have not only attended the men’s home hockey games this season so far, but the women’s home hockey games as well.

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A Northeastern student cheers on the Huskies from her seat in the DogHouse. Fans in the section have not only attended the men’s home hockey games this season so far, but the women’s home hockey games...

The DogHouse waves at the Northeastern men’s hockey players in appreciation as they exit the ice after a shutout win. When exiting, the players tipped their sticks to acknowledge the fans and thanked them for their passion and support.

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The DogHouse waves at the Northeastern men’s hockey players in appreciation as they exit the ice after a shutout win. When exiting, the players tipped their sticks to acknowledge the fans and thanked...

DogHouse fans point and taunt at the opposing team’s goalie. Being located behind the crease gave the DogHouse access to yelling at the opposing goalie — and ample ability to persistently say things to the like “You suck.”

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DogHouse fans point and taunt at the opposing team’s goalie. Being located behind the crease gave the DogHouse access to yelling at the opposing goalie — and ample ability to persistently say things...

A Matthews Arena spotlight catches fans reacting to quick play happening on the ice below. Between the play on the ice, the images on the jumbotron and section antics, DogHouse fans always find a way to keep busy during the game.

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A Matthews Arena spotlight catches fans reacting to quick play happening on the ice below. Between the play on the ice, the images on the jumbotron and section antics, DogHouse fans always find a way to...

A phone captures Northeastern’s mascot, Paws, posing for a selfie with DogHouse fans. While the energy was already high in the section, Paws making a visit got the fans even more hyped and excited.

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A phone captures Northeastern’s mascot, Paws, posing for a selfie with DogHouse fans. While the energy was already high in the section, Paws making a visit got the fans even more hyped and excited.

Northeastern hockey players battle Stonehill College players against the boards in efforts to obtain the puck. When looking down from the DogHouse near the center of the balcony, fans were able to see this view of the game.

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Northeastern hockey players battle Stonehill College players against the boards in efforts to obtain the puck. When looking down from the DogHouse near the center of the balcony, fans were able to see...

A fan holds up a whiteboard emphasizing the Northeastern’s domination over its opponent. The section frequently used antics like this in other games as a way to heckle other teams and boost morale.

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A fan holds up a whiteboard emphasizing the Northeastern’s domination over its opponent. The section frequently used antics like this in other games as a way to heckle other teams and boost morale.

A student in the DogHouse holds a sign that reads “S-A-t-A-N” during a Northeastern power play. Like the “B.O.N.G.” sign, this increased the energy in the section.

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A student in the DogHouse holds a sign that reads “S-A-t-A-N” during a Northeastern power play. Like the “B.O.N.G.” sign, this increased the energy in the section.

Cameron Whitehead blocks away a shot from Boston University. The Huskies defeated the Terriers 4-3 in overtime Jan. 30.

[Photo] Championship Preview: Northeastern and BU set to go head-to-head in 71st Beanpot final

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
February 12, 2024

The ice is quiet as Cameron Whitehead prepares for the next stretch of play. Whitehead joined the Huskies as a freshman at the beginning of the 2023-24 season and has since started 25 of 26 games.

The Huskies celebrate their Beanpot semifinals victory. Northeastern defeated Harvard 3-2 in overtime .

[Photo] ‘O Captain My Captain’ : Justin Hryckowian leads the way to Huskies’ sixth-straight Beanpot final

Amelia Ballingall and Sofia Garrett
February 6, 2024

Gunnarwolfe Fontaine looks for the puck. Fontaine scored the game-winning goal in Monday night's competition.

Cameron Whitehead watches the puck skitter just wide of his net. Whitehead started 24 games so far this season and accumulated a .911 save percentage.

[Photo] Men’s hockey looks to extend hot streak into Beanpot tournament

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
February 5, 2024

Cameron Whitehead watches the puck skitter just wide of his net. Whitehead started 24 games so far this season and accumulated a .911 save percentage.

Dylan Hryckowian races toward the puck. Hryckowian scored the game-winning goal in overtime against BU Tuesday night.

[Photo] Down go the Terriers: Northeastern wins in overtime against No. 3 Boston University

Esha Minhas, news staff
February 1, 2024

Jackson Dorrington shoves a BU player away from the puck. The sophomore defender scored his fifth goal of the season against the Terriers.

Senior forward Gunnarwolfe Fontaine protects the puck from the University of Vermont Catamounts Jan. 12. Read more here.

[Photo] Photos of the month: January

Photo Staff
February 1, 2024

Senior forward Gunnarwolfe Fontaine protects the puck from the University of Vermont Catamounts Jan. 12. Read more here.

Gunnarwolfe Fontaine weaves the puck between three Vermont skaters. Fontaine scored an empty-net goal in Northeasterns 3-1 win over UVM Jan. 13.

[Photo] Even after 100 games, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine is still on his A-game

Sarah Popeck, news staff
January 28, 2024

Fontaine looks up-ice in a game against Bentley. The senior forward was named assistant captain ahead of the 2023-24 season.

Graduate student forward Liam Walsh prepares for a faceoff. The Huskies maintained strong possession of the puck in their second match against Vermont on Saturday.

[Photo] Northeastern splits series with Vermont as Beanpot approaches

Esha Minhas, news staff
January 17, 2024

Graduate student forward Liam Walsh prepares for a faceoff. The Huskies maintained strong possession of the puck in their second match against Vermont on Saturday.

Peyton Anderson controls the puck in a matchup against Penn State. She tallied 11 goals and nine assists for the 2022-23 season.

[Photo] Peyton Anderson: A bright light on and off the ice

Mikayla Tsai, news correspondent
January 16, 2024

Peyton Anderson controls the puck in a matchup against Penn State. She tallied 11 goals and nine assists for the 2022-23 season.

Northeasterns on-ice unit talks between plays in a game against UConn. UConn shut out its fellow Huskies two nights in a row in early November.

[Photo] Northeastern women’s hockey charts upward trajectory heading into 2024

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor
December 31, 2023

Skylar Irving takes a faceoff in a game against Penn State. Irving tallied an assist in that season-opening matchup.

Pito Walton races against BCs Cutter Gauthier in Matthews Arena. Northeastern fell in the home ice game 3-1.

[Photo] Against all odds, Northeastern men’s hockey splits series with No. 1 Boston College

Esha Minhas
December 11, 2023

Pito Walton races against BC's Cutter Gauthier in Matthews Arena. Northeastern fell in the home ice game 3-1.

The Huskies huddle before a game. Northeastern finished this season with an 11-14 overall, 9-9 CAA record.

[Photo] What does the future of Northeastern volleyball look like as six key seniors say their goodbyes?

Esha Minhas, news staff
December 1, 2023

The Huskies huddle up between points. Northeastern finished this season with an 11-14 overall, 9-9 CAA record.

Molly Griffin skates up the boards into Northeasterns offensive zone. Northeastern put up two power play goals against UVM Tuesday night.

[Photo] Pair of Husky power play goals not enough to top No. 15 UVM

Amelia Ballingall
November 22, 2023

Molly Griffin skates up the boards into Northeastern's offensive zone. Northeastern put up two power play goals against UVM Tuesday night.

Graduate student outside hitter Julianna Truscott sets up to serve the ball. Truscott was one of six graduating Huskies celebrated in Sundays senior day match.

[Photo] Northeastern volleyball ends their regular season with back-to-back 3-0 losses to Towson

Esha Minhas, news staff
November 14, 2023

Graduate student outside hitter Julianna Truscott sets up to serve the ball. Truscott was one of six graduating Huskies celebrated in Sunday's senior day match.

The Huskies crowd junior forward Justin Hryckowian after scoring his first goal of the season. The captain returned from a month-long hiatus due to injury Friday at Providence.

[Photo] Northeastern men’s hockey handed fifth-straight loss by Providence

Esha Minhas, news staff
November 14, 2023

Graduate student defenseman Pito Walton chases the puck around the boards. Walton has four points (two goals, two assists) on the season.

A UConn skater pressures freshman forward Allie Lalonde. Lalonde tied for most shots on goal in Saturdays game with four.

[Photo] Women’s hockey falls flat with shutout loss in Husky vs. Husky battle

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
November 6, 2023

Northeastern captain Megan Carter brings the puck along the boards in a game against the University of Connecticut. Northeastern lost two straight games to the other Hockey East Huskies over the weekend....

Graduate student outside hitter Julianna Truscott serves in a game earlier this season. Truscott had her third double-double of the season, with 15 kills and 24 digs, Sunday, Oct. 29.

[Photo] Huskies win in straight sets on Saturday but face a rough five-set loss on Sunday against Charleston

Esha Minhas, news staff
November 5, 2023

Graduate students Anabel Zier and Inbal Peleg put up a joint block. They were part of the group of six senior members of the team honored at the end of the season.

Two students cheer atop two other students shoulders. The 17th annual underwear run occurred Oct. 21.

[Photo] Students shake off clothes, rain for Northeastern’s 17th annual Underwear Run

Jarriah Cockhren, news correspondent
November 2, 2023

Students run across the street in their underwear. The route spanned 1.9 miles.

Graduate student forward Peyton Anderson brings the puck up the ice in a game earlier this season. Anderson tallied her first-ever hat trick in Saturday’s game against Holy Cross.

[Photo] Anderson hat trick leads Huskies to revenge game victory over Holy Cross

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
November 2, 2023

Graduate student forward Peyton Anderson brings the puck up the ice in a game earlier this season. Anderson tallied her first-ever hat trick in Saturday’s game against Holy Cross.

A light within the crypt’s open tomb illuminates the historic coffins found inside, with a coffin most likely for a child propped up against an assumed adult coffin in the bottom left corner. The open tomb was available for pictures and viewing.

Beneath the steeple: A glimpse into the crypt of Boston’s oldest standing church

Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff
October 31, 2023

Underneath the historic Old North Church in the North End lies a crypt home to an estimated 1,100 individuals laid to rest. When the crypt opened in 1732, it acted as an active burial location for Old...

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A sign made by a protestor demanding a ceasefire. Signs like these were written on posters and cardboard boxes to call for action to be taken.

[Photo] Second rally organized by Huskies for a Free Palestine draws hundreds of students, community members

Sonel Cutler, campus editor
October 23, 2023

A sign made by a protestor demanding a ceasefire. Signs like these were written on posters and cardboard boxes to call for action to be taken.

Freshman outside hitter Abby Reck leaps to hit the ball. Reck was named CAA Rookie of the Week this week for her 33 kills against Elon.

[Photo] After a rough loss Saturday, the Huskies win 3-0 over Hofstra on Sunday

Esha Minhas, news staff
October 2, 2023

The Huskies huddle in between points. After its initial loss to Hofstra Sept. 23, Northeastern has gone on a three-game run.

Sagar Rajpal plays chimes from a singing bowl. The chimes were played to give a moment of peace and remembrance in honor of Jaahnavi Kandula.

[Photo] ‘More than just a tragedy’: NU community gathers to celebrate the life of graduate student Jaahnavi Kandula

Lily Webber, news staff
September 20, 2023

Dattagupta addresses the immense impact of Kandula’s passing on the Northeastern community. His words called for solidarity particularly throughout the Indian and South Asian diaspora.