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Supporters for transgender anti-discrimination bill begin final push before election day

Supporters for transgender anti-discrimination bill begin final push before election day

September 19, 2018


Filed under City

By Bridgid Chandler, news correspondent  Supporters of a ballot measure protecting transgender people from discrimination held a rally in Copley Square on Sunday to start the final push to pass the referendum 50 days before the election. Question 3 on the ballot will ask voters whether they ...

Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

February 21, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Emily Sandstrom, news correspondent A Northeastern pro-Israel student group launched a petition opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS, which currently advocates for a global boycott of Hewlett-Packard, or HP, products because of the company’s business with the Israeli government...

Students for Justice in Palestine launch “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign

Students for Justice in Palestine launch “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign

February 6, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Morgan Lloyd, campus editor Northeastern Students for Justice in Palestine, or SJP, kicked off their “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign in a Friday event, calling for the university to stop doing business with the company. Hewlett-Packard, or HP, supplies Northeastern with its print...

Colleges continue to ban marijuana following 2016 state legalization referendum

Colleges continue to ban marijuana following 2016 state legalization referendum

March 30, 2017


Filed under City

By Ryan Grewal, city editor  Northeastern University does not plan to change its Code of Student Conduct to reflect marijuana’s legal status in Massachusetts, according to a university spokesperson. Local marijuana legalization advocates have criticized the decision, as well as recent delays on Bea...

Op-ed: Vote yes on HEAT referenda

Op-ed: Vote yes on HEAT referenda

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last week, in a statement that defies global scientific consensus, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said carbon dioxide is not a “primary contributor” to climate change. This claim, though baseless in fact, is not a surprising one to hear from the current administration. Pruitt has...

Op-ed: Referendum initiative aims to include NU neighbors

March 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

According to data supplied by the Office of Off-Campus Student Services, of the 17,913 undergraduate students that are part of the Northeastern community, 5,742 live off campus. That implies that nearly one-third of the undergraduate population has migrated to the outskirts of Northeastern’s geographic...

Letter: SGA decision promotes dialogue

Letter: SGA decision promotes dialogue

March 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Supporting peace and rejecting human rights violations may seem like an easy task, but what happens when it isn’t? When any seemingly good topic is presented without context and the full picture is not understood, how is someone to make a decision? Numerous student groups sighed with relief on Feb. 28 as the No...

Letter: A call on SGA to heed student voices

Letter: A call on SGA to heed student voices

February 25, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

On Monday, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a town hall to hear opinions from the student body on five referenda under consideration. Among the submitted referenda was a proposal from Students Against Institutional Discrimination (SAID) to initiate a democratic redrafting of the SGA Constitu...

Letter: SGA to vote on SJP divestment referendum

March 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA) allowed a referendum to proceed from Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) that called on Northeastern to divest from several corporations due to their commerce with the Israel Defense Forces. The SGA had previously rejected this...

Editorial: Vote shows student opinion, will the administration listen?

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Along with the Student Government Association’s elections for president and executive vice president, students were presented with the option to voice their opinion on increased recycling, a more sensible drug policy, better sign-in technology, a revised guest policy, tuition freezes and giving students...

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