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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...

Editorial: Keep on voting, America

Editorial: Keep on voting, America

November 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The 2018 midterm elections were remarkable in terms of voter turnout. Almost half of the people in America who can vote, did. What’s particularly striking is that nearly a third of young people voted in this election — the highest proportion of this age group to vote in the last seven midterms. When the voting ...

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

November 5, 2018


Filed under City

By Nick Swindell, news correspondent Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl faced off in their final debate Oct. 30 in Needham, MA, discussing were Trump, immigration and gun rights. Warren was the first to speak, immediately framing Diehl as a President Donald J. Trump sympat...

Editorial: Violent rhetoric must end

Editorial: Violent rhetoric must end

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A mass shooting at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has reminded the nation how devastatingly rampant hate crimes are in the United States.  This massacre was an atrocity that closely parallels a history of anti-Semitic terror, that we need to universally rebuke. The acc...

RETRACTED: Editorial: Freedom of the press must be protected

RETRACTED: Editorial: Freedom of the press must be protected

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Dear readers, It has come to our attention that one member of our staff plagiarized material published in this editorial. In accordance with our constitution, we are retracting this post and the person involved has been removed from staff. Integrity, truth and transparency are all values we take v...

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy

March 24, 2018


Filed under City

Students, teachers, parents and other concerned citizens gathered in the thousands on Boston Common Saturday to protest gun violence and call for new gun restrictions nationwide. Protesters convened early Saturday morning at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in Roxbury, then marched togethe...

Letter: I stand with Barry Bluestone

Letter: I stand with Barry Bluestone

February 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I stand with Barry. After reading The Huntington News account, published on Feb. 15,  of Professor Barry Bluestone’s recent comments pertaining to the sitting president of the United States of America, I fail to see why this warrants any institutional response and, thus, any coverage at all. It i...

Op-Ed: Renew U.S. temporary protected status for Haitians

Op-Ed: Renew U.S. temporary protected status for Haitians

February 14, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

In the recent torrent of national debate over immigration policies, Northeastern students might have missed the termination of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for 59,000 Haitians in the United States. In July 2019, this displaced contingent will be asked, or forced, to leave the country and return...

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Charlie Wolfson

February 13, 2018


Filed under City

Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who launched a campaign in late January to challenge Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary election, has begun coming at Capuano from the left. In a Tuesday release, Pressley challenged a statement Capuano made regarding President Donald J. T...

Law school opens clinic to help undocumented immigrants

Law school opens clinic to help undocumented immigrants

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Jenna Majeski, news correspondent Northeastern’s law school launched a program Thursday in which students will work with undocumented immigrants to help them obtain legal status. The celebratory event that launched Northeastern’s Immigrant Justice Clinic, or IJC, was held in the West Vil...

Column: How Trump’s rhetoric has embedded itself into American culture

Column: How Trump’s rhetoric has embedded itself into American culture

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Maria Lovato, columnist After the 2016 election, our world seemed to change overnight. “Controversy” became an overused term when discussing any issue, whether on news broadcasts, in newspaper articles or on social media. Now, people frequently talk about “division” and “our current political cl...

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At universities across New England, professors tend to be politically liberal, and Northeastern is no different. President Donald J. Trump is not popular among many professors here, and snide comments about the administration are common, at least in my arts and media courses. With that, though, can...

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