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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 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...

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

On the morning of April 25, about 30 student protesters set up on tarps in Centennial Common, linked arms and began chanting pro-Palestinian slogans. What started as a small group of demonstrators quickly escalated into a two-day-long encampment, joining similar Gaza solidarity...

Photos of the month: April

Photos of the month: April

Photo Staff April 30, 2024

April marked the end of the spring semester and had no shortage of activity. Students viewed the solar eclipse, runners took on the Boston Marathon and college protesters formed encampments across the country. We sent our photographers out to capture it all, and here’s the...

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...

Sean O’Reilly smiles and outstretches his arms while running the marathon. O’Reilly had a finish time of 2:28:21.

Sole stories: 22 moments from the Boston Marathon

This Marathon Monday, Boston welcomed thousands of participants and spectators for the 128th Boston Marathon. Participants battled the heat and the course, but received support from family, friends, strangers and volunteers throughout the 26.2 miles. Below are 22 images that...

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...

Rachel Moskowitz, a third-year business administration and communication studies combined major and CUP’s associate director of concerts, hands a student a CUP hat. The Springfest merchandise was broken into tiers based on the number of stamps students had, with each tier unlocking a different item.

Cuplympics Carnival provides fun, Olympics-themed activities for students

Jessica Xing, photo editor April 2, 2024

Hundreds gathered in Curry Student Center Wednesday for the annual Springfest carnival. Hosted by the Council for University Programs, or CUP, the carnival featured five different activities for undergraduate students. Officially titled the “Cuplympics Carnival,” the...

Photos of the month: March

Photos of the month: March

Photo Staff March 31, 2024

Whether it was through the luck of the Irish or the fiery spirit of the Huskies, March became a month full of photogenic events (despite its lack of sunlight). We sent our photographers out to capture it all, and here's the best of what they brought back.

A competitor points to their pie sample in front of the judges, telling them and the audience how they made the pie. Before the judges tasted any samples, each amateur baking competitor presented their pies.

Great Brewery Bake Off delights audience with Pi Day-themed desserts, specialty drinks

Margot Murphy, photo staff March 22, 2024

Warm light illuminated long picnic tables, murals decorated the walls, bustling patrons bantered across the room and the smell of delectable pies wafted throughout the taproom at Lamplighter Brewing Co. as guests celebrated March 14, or Pi Day, with a Great Brewery Bake Off. Inspired...