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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

A boating team rows through the Charles River. Many teams chanted to keep up team spirit and energy.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian culture, traditions

Jessica Xing, photo editor June 17, 2024

Spectators and families gathered at the John W. Weeks Footbridge June 9 to watch competitors effortlessly propel bright, decorative dragon boats through the Charles River. The 45th annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival hosted 51 races over the course of the day from...

Children play badminton together in the middle of Broadway Street without the worry of traffic. Sanctioned pedestrian zones improved the Carnaval’s road safety, mobility options and economic opportunities.

Somerville carnaval creates thriving atmosphere for local businesses

Curtis DeSmith, photo staff June 10, 2024

The East Somerville neighborhood opened its streets to pedestrians June 2 for the 14th annual SomerStreets Carnaval. Kicked off by a parade, viewers watched local culture come to life with performances by dance and music groups such as Barranquilla Flavor and SambaViva, showcasing...

Families at the Arboretum dance to Afrobeat music. The Arboretum hosted an Afro-fusion dance lesson taught by BalletRox.

Families celebrate Lilac Sunday at Harvard Arboretum

Jacob Salamanca, photo correspondent June 10, 2024

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University hosted Lilac Sunday May 12 to celebrate the annual blooming of its lilacs. The celebration started in 1908, when The Boston Globe highlighted the Arboretum’s seasonal blooming flowers and coined the term “Lilac Sunday,” inspiring...

Roan holds her right hand out toward the audience during her performance. Roan was joined by three band members, including bassist Allee Fütterer (left).

Boston Calling music festival features Chappell Roan, Hozier, Reneé Rapp, more

Harriet Rovniak, photo correspondent May 31, 2024

Over Memorial Day weekend, Boston hosted the annual Boston Calling music festival, headlined by Ed Sheeran, Tyler Childers and The Killers. The festival brought together music lovers from around the world and featured 51 performances across three days and four different stages. Boston...

Students from the Baker School perform a traditional Korean fan dance known as Buchaechum. The dancers wore brightly colored hanboks.

Brookline residents celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with crafts, student performances

Emily Boyle, photo correspondent May 30, 2024

Community members gathered May 18 for ​Brookline's Second Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Day Celebration. The event, organized collaboratively by the Brookline Asian American Family Network, the Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community...

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,...

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...

Isola kicks off The 502s’ show on the banjo. From the second the band graced the stage, the group’s radiating happiness and infectious energy captivated the audience’s attention and had them on their feet bouncing to the beat.

Vibing with the happiest band on Earth: The 502s rock the House of Blues

Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff May 10, 2024

Imagine zooming down the highway on a beautiful summer day, the wind whistling by as music blasts out the car windows. The American indie folk band The 502s encapsulates these good-time feelings in their music — turning fun, Florida sunshine-soaked vibes, into a reality.  The...

Martin shows off the queen bee as she sits on her new nest. After being placed in her new hive, the queen bee created a “brood nest” at the bottom of the box, where she will lay eggs for each frame.

Northeastern’s Bee Society generates buzz, installs first ever student-run hive on Boston campus

Z Weber, photo correspondent May 10, 2024

In June 2023, the Northeastern University Arboretum hired Avéole, an urban beekeeping company, to install beehives on the Boston campus. This year, the first student-run beehive was installed April 16 by the Bee Society, a student club dedicated to beekeeping and pollinator...

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...

Two visitors climb the Grand Staircase at the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building in awe. Over 2 million people visited the Boston Public Library’s 25 locations in 2023.

Libraries beyond Snell: 3 spaces for final studies

Curtis DeSmith, photo correspondent April 15, 2024

With finals season in full swing and Northeastern’s Snell Library partially closed down for renovations, it can be difficult for students to find a quiet place to study for exams without worrying about finding a seat. Fortunately, Boston is home to dozens of libraries with...

A member of the troupe holds a pole with a sphere at the top, known as the “Pearl of Wisdom,” as other members make the dragon curl around itself during the Boston University Taiwanese American Student Association’s annual night market March 30. Troupe members had the dragon chase the sphere to represent the creatures pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and truth.

Northeastern dance troupe aims to unite students through cultural art of Chinese dragon, lion dance

Amanda Logcher and Devyn Rudnick April 15, 2024

At the heart of Chinese culture within Northeastern’s campus, an ancient practice comes alive with the rhythmic tune of chants and the colorful spectacle of a dragon puppet.  The Northeastern University Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe is a student-run organization that strives...