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Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

November 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, opinions editor When history looks back on Nov. 25, nobody will remember why the United States justified an attack on unarmed civilians. It will remember Maria Lila Meza Castro dragging her twin daughters away from tear gas, one barefoot, the other tripping over her mother’s dirt-covered shoes. The girls have nothing but t-shirts and diapers to cover...

Boston’s Black community seeks NU’s accountability on gentrification

Boston’s Black community seeks NU’s accountability on gentrification

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Melissa Wells, news staff The African Liberation Department within the newly established student organization Law Students for Indigenous Liberation held its first annual event, titled “The State of Black Boston: Confronting Oppression,” on Friday, Oct. 12 in Dockser Hall. Founded in April th...

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Column: We need to vote for our lives

October 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I forgot Oct. 1 marked the anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in Las Vegas. It is easy to lose track, with the staggering frequency of gun violence tragedies. Perhaps the real tragedy is not the America we live in, but how we must adapt to incompetent gun control laws as a nation. O...

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, columnist In a letter sent out by the Office of the President summarizing convocation, one line stood out: “... Learning is a reciprocal act …We acquire important lessons when we converse, question and collaborate with people from across our diverse community.” America is known to cloa...

Letter to the Editor: We need to talk about The News

Letter to the Editor: We need to talk about The News

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To the Editorial Board: I am writing in response to The News’ editorial “We need to talk about diversity” published on April 5. Quite simply, it missed the mark. It is easy to say we need to talk about diversity. It is even easier to post an editorial stressing a need for inclusion. Your piece acknowledged that ...

Review: ‘Black Panther’ is black excellence that hooks the world

Review: ‘Black Panther’ is black excellence that hooks the world

March 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Reviews

By Melissa Wells, news correspondent  Now the number one movie in the world and holding the highest rating of any film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, “Black Panther” has the world captured within its claws. “Black Panther” is only the fifth movie to debut with more than $20...

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