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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

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...

Professional kitefliers lift giant squid kites into the sky. Bostonians gathered to marvel over the kiting display.

Revere Beach celebrates start of beach season with annual Kite Festival

Curtis DeSmith, photo staff May 29, 2024

The Revere Beach community welcomed spectators May 19 as hundreds of decorative kites took to the air to celebrate the return of the beach season with the 8th annual Kite Festival. Hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, the public event brought Boston families together to build,...

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 Duckling Day mascot and Friends of the Public Garden hosts lead parade participants through Boston Common while holding a Duckling Day banner. Spectators smiled and took photographs, commenting on the adorable duckling costumes.

Duckling Day brings families together, celebrates Mother’s Day with feathered fun

Jessica Xing, photo editor May 15, 2024

Thousands of mothers and children dressed as ducks gathered on Boston Common May 12 for Duckling Day, an annual tradition hosted by Friends of the Public Garden each Mother’s Day. A tribute to the 1941 children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey, the...

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...

Attendees cheer on friends as they compete in simulated races. The simulator steering wheels had a brake and throttle button for those who were unable to access the pedals.

Seaport holds VIP launch party to celebrate first F1 Arcade in U.S.

Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff April 30, 2024

The F1 Arcade in Seaport hosted a VIP launch party April 18 to celebrate its April 22 grand opening. Inspired by Formula 1, or F1, attendees competed in races using state-of-the-art racing simulators and enjoyed a variety of food and drinks. Outside the arcade, attendees received...

Asha Janay poses for a headshot at Nubian Market in Roxbury. Nubian Market hosted office hours April 19 for the public to communicate their issues to Janay.

Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Roxbury liaison Asha Janay

Gitana Savage, deputy city editor April 20, 2024

In September 2023, Asha Janay took on the role of Roxbury liaison in the Department of Neighborhood Services. In the brief time Janay has been liaison, she has been hard at work helping Roxbury thrive by connecting with residents and sharing city resources. As a Roxbury native...

A sign welcoming visitors to Mission Hill. Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy was chosen to be a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022 for the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore.

Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway-Kenmore liaison Margaret Van Scoy

Xavier Alvarez, news correspondent April 20, 2024

Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy became a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022. In this role, she serves as the connection between the city government and four neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore. While these historic...