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Stigma against mental illness is decreasing on college campuses

Stigma against mental illness is decreasing on college campuses

Paxtyn Merten, Multimedia Manager

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus

As Mallory Gothelf inched through her freshman year at Northeastern University, it became increasingly difficult for her to manage her anxiety and depression. The transition to a university far from her home in Maryland had been difficult — she’d left behind her therapist, psychologist and support system...

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Charlie Wolfson

January 11, 2018


Filed under City

With a stroke of his pen, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh gave cause for celebration to environmentalists and drew grumbled complaints from food retailers. The ordinance he signed into law, which bans Boston stores from giving out single-use plastic bags beginning December 2018, has been hailed by many e...

Data expert warns of fake visuals

Data expert warns of fake visuals

Paxtyn Merten

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

As the data visualization community pushes forward with new technologies, it is leaving a part of the general public behind, a prominent data journalist and visualization expert told the Northeastern community Thursday. At the “Visual Trumpery” talk in West Village F, Alberto Cairo, who autho...

AMAZING t-shirts inspire self-confidence

AMAZING t-shirts inspire self-confidence

Paxtyn Merten

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus

One morning early this spring, Jenna Malley received a text from a friend saying “I don’t feel that great this morning. I can’t remember how amazing I am.” Malley asked her why, but another message was already on the way: “Nevermind, I looked in the mirror and now I feel fine.” The sentiment...

New film looks at Pentagon Papers

New film looks at Pentagon Papers

Paxtyn Merten

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus

Some may look at “The Post” and ask why a movie about the Pentagon Papers focuses on The Washington Post when the story began with The New York Times. A panel of former Post and Boston Globe editors spoke to this and dove into the monumental 1971 controversy at Northeastern University Tuesday. Former P...

Speakers address media, artificial intelligence at commencement

Speakers address media, artificial intelligence at commencement

May 7, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Calli Remillard, news staff World-renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour urged Northeastern University graduates to recognize truth from lies amid the prevalence of “fake news” at the undergraduate commencement ceremony Friday. “Be the generation that changes this toxic brew of polariz...

Northeastern raises money for US veterans

Northeastern raises money for US veterans

April 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Irvin Zhang, news staff From Yawkey Way to the warning track beside the Green Monster, 3,000 runners follow a route to Fenway Park’s home base during their annual Run to Home Base fundraiser in July. When the runners cross home plate, General Jack Hammond said it is more than just a run: It is ...

Students raise awareness of organ donation

Students raise awareness of organ donation

Paxtyn Merten

April 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

When senior behavioral neuroscience major Adam Bindelglass was 5 years old, he and his sister were in a severe car crash. Though he survived the crash, his 2-year-old sister did not. That day, Bindelglass’ sister became a heart and cornea donor. A 5-year-old boy received Bindelglass’ sister’s...

Politicians, student demonstrators turn out for ISEC opening

Politicians, student demonstrators turn out for ISEC opening

Paxtyn Merten, Kaitlyn Budion, and Glenn Billman

April 3, 2017


Filed under Campus

The grand opening of Northeastern University’s newest research and academic building brought speeches from prominent leaders in scientific research and Massachusetts politicians, along with protests from a student environmental group. Hundreds of researchers, students, faculty, administrators and e...

Students learn poetry in community workshop

Students learn poetry in community workshop

Paxtyn Merten

March 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

They were given 10 minutes to write a poem, prefaced with advice to write down what they felt: They couldn’t expect to write Shakespearean sonnets in 10 minutes, so they should just write whatever came to mind. However, at the end of the 10 minutes, nearly half of the 20 students and Northeastern co...

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