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

Valeria Vazquez

Valeria Vazquez, Editor in Chief

Valeria Vazquez is a second-year journalism major, with minors in law and public policy and cinema studies, and is the Editor in Chief of The News. Before becoming EIC, she was previously the Sports Editor, the Deputy Sports Editor and the 2019-20 season Men's Basketball beat reporter. She hopes to make the newsroom and its coverage more inclusive. You can follow her on Twitter @valeriacvazquez for the latest on Northeastern.

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Students enjoy the nice weather as they relax on Krentzman Quad, March 11.

Northeastern announces Care Days, on-campus changes

Valeria Vazquez and Jessica Silverman
March 11, 2021

One year after the university announced all classes would go online, Northeastern announced the addition of two Care Days and changes on campus to allow more freedoms for students Thursday afternoon in...

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The womens hockey team was one of the five varsity teams that had clusters of positive COVID-19 cases, resulting in the postponement of winter sports until Dec. 18.

Winter sports postponed until Dec. 18 due to COVID-19 cases

Valeria Vazquez, sports editor
November 24, 2020

Northeastern postponed winter sports, including games and practices, until Dec. 18 due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases on five varsity teams, according to a statement released by News@Northeastern this...

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Madigan celebrates his sixth Beanpot with a can of Bostons best beans.

2021 Beanpots cancelled

Valeria Vazquez, sports editor
November 17, 2020

The 2021 men’s and women’s Beanpots were cancelled Monday afternoon for the first time in the tournament’s history due to COVID-19, according to a press release. “The Beanpot, TD Garden's annual...

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The womens hockey team at the Womens Hockey East Championship, where they beat UConn 9-1.

Hockey and basketball likely to return in late November

Valeria Vazquez, sports editor
October 14, 2020

Husky fans can expect the hockey and basketball seasons to come back around Nov. 25, Athletic Director Jeff Konya said. “For the hockey and basketball fans, I think I have a little silver lining here....

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Senior guard Shannon Todd is the 22nd player in program history to reach 1000 points at Northeastern. Along with many other senior athletes, she had her final playoff season cut short due to COVID-19.

How senior athletes handled the unexpected end to their final season

Valeria Vazquez, sports editor
August 24, 2020

As the coaches sat the crew team down in the boathouse mid-March to talk about the sudden end of their season, senior men’s rower Louis Pratt was confused and shocked, even though he suspected it was...

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The Northeastern womens soccer team line up before a match in October 2019.

Northeastern postpones fall varsity athletics season

Northeastern announced Friday in a press release that fall varsity sports are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “With the health and safety of Northeastern student-athletes and the campus...

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Senior guard Bolden Brace reached 1,000 points on 1/9 in a game against Hofstra.

Huskies fall to Hofstra in CAA championship game rematch

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
March 11, 2020

In a rematch of last year’s CAA championship game, the No. 6 seed Northeastern men’s basketball team fell to No. 1 seed Hofstra last night in Washington D.C., 70-61. Before the championship game, the...

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Redshirt senior Jordan Roland goes for a basket in a game against Drexel earlier this year.

Huskies lose last home game of the season to Towson 75-72

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
March 1, 2020

In their final game at home, the men’s basketball team lost another close game against the Towson TIgers, 75-72. This would be the Huskies’ tenth loss by less than five points this season. Despite...

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Graduate student Guilien Smith scored his career high of 20 points in tonights game against JMU.

Guilien Smith reaches career high in win against James Madison

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
February 27, 2020

In the second to last game of the regular season, the men’s basketball team saw their third win at home in a row against James Madison University, 77-57. The standout Husky of tonight’s game was...

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Redshirt junior guard Maxime Boursiquot reached his career-high of 18 points in todays game.

Men’s basketball sweep this weekend’s home games with another win against College of Charleston

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
February 15, 2020

The men’s basketball team found their footing this weekend after another win at home today against the College of Charleston, 65-51. Redshirt junior guard Maxime Boursiquot led the game with 18 points,...

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Redshirt senior Jordan Roland was the highest scorer in tonights game, with 27 points.

Head coach Bill Coen reaches momentous 158 CAA wins with UNCW victory

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
February 13, 2020

The men’s basketball team broke their four-game losing streak tonight with a 71-63 win against UNCW, who they lost to last month. This win marked head coach Bill Coen’s 158th CAA win, placing him...

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Freshman forward Aidan McDonough,  a Massachusetts native, celebrates a dream come true after winning the Beanpot and earning four points.

A first and a last Beanpot: A dream come true for McDonough and Picking

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
February 13, 2020

The two Huskies have dreamt about this moment since they were young. Both from Massachusetts, the Beanpot was a tournament any young hockey player could only dream of winning. And they did it. Senior...

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Roland scored 42 points in the season opener against Harvard on 11/8.

Jordan Roland: Reaching record highs and keeping close ties

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
January 29, 2020

The numbers don’t lie: 42 points in a single game (an NU record), 99 three-pointers in a single season (another NU record) and 1,000 points in his college career. Redshirt senior guard Jordan Roland...

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Maxime Boursiquot scored a career-high of 18 points in todays game.

Men’s basketball faces another close loss against Delaware

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
January 25, 2020

Northeastern’s men’s basketball team lost by two points for the fourth time this season in an intense game against the University of Delaware, 76-74. “74 points is plenty of enough points to win...

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Senior guard Bolden Brace reached 1,000 points on 1/9 in a game against Hofstra.

Men’s basketball bounces back, crushing Drexel 85-52

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
January 24, 2020

After a close loss at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (6-15, 1-7 CAA) Saturday, the Northeastern men’s basketball team bounced back and demolished Drexel University, 85-52.  “We were...

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Senior guard Bolden Brace has stepped into a larger role this season, averaging 30 minutes per game.

Bolden Brace reaches 1,000 points in Hofstra loss

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
January 15, 2020

Senior guard Bolden Brace reached 1,000 points, the 39th player in program history to do so, during Thursday’s close loss against Hofstra, 74-72. Despite Brace’s 18 points and 10 rebounds and senior...

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Redshirt senior guard Jordan Roland reached 1,000 points in his NU career.

Roland reaches 1,000 career points in bounceback win over Maine

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
December 6, 2019
Redshirt senior guard Jordan Roland became the 39th player in Northeastern history to reach 1,000 career points during Wednesday’s men’s basketball win over Maine, 78-63. 
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Junior guard Myles Franklin prepares to duck a screen in a postseason matchup vs Hofstra last season.

Men’s basketball falters in Gulf Coast Showcase

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
December 4, 2019
The men’s basketball team lost the first two games in the Gulf Coast Showcase, but won their last game against Weber State in Estero, Florida, before the Thanksgiving break.
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Senior guard Bolden Brace has stepped into a larger role this season, averaging 30 minutes per game.

Bolden Brace reflects on four years of NU basketball success

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor
December 4, 2019
Senior guard Bolden Brace has grown over his four years as a Husky and is ready to win another championship and leave his mark before he graduates.
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Senior guard Jordan Roland goes up for a dunk in a game last season versus Eastern Michigan.

Men’s basketball falls to Old Dominion, picks up second loss

Valeria Vazquez, news correspondent
November 16, 2019
Northeastern men’s basketball picked up its second loss of the season against Old Dominion University, 69-76.
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Senior guard Jordan Roland, who now holds the mens basketball single-game points record, goes for a layup in a game last season against Hofstra.

Roland breaks Northeastern record with 42 points in win against Harvard

Valeria Vazquez, news correspondent
November 9, 2019
Senior guard Jordan Roland scored 42 points, a new program single-game record, to lead NU to a 84-79 win over Harvard in its home opener.
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Senior guard Jordan Roland puts up a 3-pointer in a game against Charleston last season.

Roland’s career-high squeaks men’s basketball past BU in season opener

Valeria Vazquez, news correspondent
November 6, 2019
The Northeastern men’s basketball team slipped past Boston University in the first game of the 2019-20 season, 72-67.
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Senior guard Bolden Brace sinks a free throw in a game against Hofstra last season.

Schedule preview: Games to note for men’s basketball

Valeria Vazquez, news correspondent
October 9, 2019
After a season that landed the Huskies in the NCAA Tournament, all eyes are on Northeastern to see if it can repeat its success.
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Barns Courtney delivers an energetic performance at Paradise Rock Club on Sept. 10.

Barns Courtney connects with the crowd at Paradise Rock Club

Valeria Vazquez, news correspondent
September 19, 2019

The walls to the Paradise Rock Club are covered in the names of early rock legends: U2, Blondie, AC/DC, The Police, even Snoop Dogg. After Barns Courtney’s performance on Tuesday, Sept. 10, it would...

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