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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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The Beacon Street Quartet performs during a Candlelight Concert at First Church in Cambridge April 5. The quartet performed modern music such as pop songs by Adele and Taylor Swift.

Beacon Street Quartet puts a modern twist on classical music

Heidi Ho, news staff June 9, 2024

Adele. Taylor Swift. Coldplay. What do all these artists have in common? Their songs are on the Beacon Street Quartet’s setlist for the viral Candelight Concerts currently taking place at various Boston churches, temples and theaters. Unlike most concerts that involve classical...

People wave pride flags from the New England Revolution float. The parade drew a crowd of more than 1 million people Saturday.

‘A space for absolutely everybody to be joyful and expressive’: Boston Pride parade covers the streets in rainbow

Alexis Algazy, city editor June 9, 2024

The LGBTQ community, allies and Bostonians alike decorated in the colors of the rainbow lined the city’s streets June 8 for the Boston Pride for the People parade. Pride parades take place around the U.S. throughout June to celebrate the LGBTQ community and honor the 1969 Stonewall...

Spectators clap as a pride flag is raised outside City Hall. The city of Boston held a pride flag raising ceremony June 3 to kick off the 2024 Pride Month.

Bostonians gather outside City Hall for pride flag raising ceremony

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff June 7, 2024

Elected officials, community leaders and Bostonians dressed in all colors of the rainbow gathered outside City Hall Monday to attend the pride flag raising ceremony, kicking off the city’s celebration of 2024 Pride Month.  This year marks 20 years since Massachusetts became...

Dominique Dixon poses for a photo with her handmade polymer clay earrings. Dixon founded Mahogani Shop in 2017 using her design background and inspiration from African culture. “I started [Mahogani] in a place where I was trying to rediscover myself as an artist, as a Black woman, Dixon said. So a lot of my influence comes from my culture, architecture, art.”

‘Rhythm and Blooms’: Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market highlights local Black businesses

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff May 29, 2024

As shoppers perused pop-ups at the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market, passersby could see Tony Johnson and Greg Bailey laughing and effortlessly engaging customers in conversation. Friends since childhood when they grew up going to church together, they achieved a new milestone...

Bikers walk and bike toward the check-in table at the Bike to Work Day Festival. Over 50 groups of about 40 bikers each biked from different municipalities in and around Boston to the festival.

Boston’s National Bike to Work Day gets people pedaling

Mikayla Tsai, news correspondent May 26, 2024

Whether it’s because of the free bananas, fresh scenery or camaraderie between old friends, Boston's National Bike to Work Day Festival brought people of all ages together at City Hall Plaza May 17.  Enthusiasm was in the air as an estimated 900 cyclists in small groups...

Members of the Disco Infernals and the Nutcrackers link shoulders for a joint-team photo after their game. The final score ended at 182-146, but from their faces, there was no way to guess who won from who didn’t.

Padawans of all pronouns welcomed at Star Wars roller derby event

Aiden Stein, news staff May 18, 2024

Not so long ago, in a roller rink not so far away, Star Wars fans and members of the Boston Roller Derby joined forces for spirited competition. On May 4th, a day when Star Wars fans around the world proclaim “May the fourth be with you,” the Everett Allied Veterans Memorial...

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. Bill H.4241 was introduced during this years state legislative session.

State legislature to consider bill protecting victims of revenge porn

Alyssa Enright, news correspondent May 4, 2024

Massachusetts is currently one of two states without any protections for survivors of image-based sexual assault, otherwise known as revenge porn. This means that victims in Massachusetts cannot charge their abusers with nonconsensually distributing sexual content.  If Bill...

Participants of the Death Cafe have an open discussion about death. Topics covered included funerals, near-death experiences and aging.

Coffins and cake: a look inside a Boston death cafe

Sencha Kreymerman, news staff April 16, 2024

On a recent evening, in a small room in the back of a Somerville community center with the inviting aroma of tea and cake wafting in from the adjoining kitchen, 14 strangers sat around a table excited to discuss a typically-taboo topic: death. The April 3 event, aptly called...

Honorees and other attendees of the EXTRAordinary Women’s Reception pose for a photo. MOWA hosted the event, during which 41 honorees were recognized in the categories of economic equity, health, safety and representation.

EXTRAordinary women drive change in Boston

Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor March 25, 2024

For the past two years during Women’s History Month, the city of Boston has honored women who impact and propel change within the Boston community at the EXTRAordinary Women’s Reception.  The event is organized by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, or MOWA,...

Attendees pose for a photo at the 26th Annual International Womens Day Breakfast. The breakfasts theme was breaking barriers and building bridges.

Hundreds gather for 26th annual Boston Area International Women’s Day Breakfast

Gitana Savage, news staff March 12, 2024

On March 8, representatives from dozens of Boston-area feminist organizations and hundreds of attendees packed the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons University to celebrate International Women’s Day at the 26th Annual Boston Area International Women’s Day, or...

The storefront of the closed down Roxbury Walgreens at 416 Warren St. The Walgreens location shut down Jan. 31, making it more difficult for seniors in the area to obtain necessary medications.

‘It’s a matter of life and death’: Roxbury Walgreens closure leaves feelings of distrust

Emily Niedermeyer, news correspondent March 1, 2024

The Walgreens at 416 Warren St. in Roxbury officially closed Jan. 31 despite protests from local residents and elected officials. The closure leaves the neighborhood with just one location on Columbus Avenue, about a mile away from the closed site. The walk between the two...

Michelle Millar Fisher holds up a piece by Marilyn Pappas. Pappas talked about her work and its inspiration at the event.

The Society of Arts and Crafts aims to mold modern vision for aspiring artists

Nick Cortese, news correspondent February 24, 2024

For the first time in the organization’s storied history, the Society of Arts and Crafts, or SA+C, was welcomed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Feb. 1 for the third installment of CraftBoston on the Move. The title CraftBoston may feel like a throwback for longtime city residents...