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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 ...

Editorial: We need to vote

Editorial: We need to vote

October 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the United States, a country celebrated for its democracy, it is surprising how few people engage in the civic responsibility of voting. In fact, the United States ranks 31st out of 35 developed countries in voter turnout — a statistic that we, as college-educated students, have the power to chan...

An open letter to Aoun about voting

An open letter to Aoun about voting

October 17, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

I am a proud Husky and Ph.D. candidate in the physics department writing to urge that you make Election Day an official university holiday so students, faculty and staff can be freed of obligations and encouraged to vote. No one should have to choose between their academic or professional pursuits ...

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

October 10, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Ben Rutberg, contributor As college students, it is our duty to be the voice of the younger generation. We have the power to shape our future by the way we vote. We will be living with the results of this November’s election far longer than the rest of the voting population, so it is especially im...

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Column: We need to vote for our lives

October 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I forgot Oct. 1 marked the anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in Las Vegas. It is easy to lose track, with the staggering frequency of gun violence tragedies. Perhaps the real tragedy is not the America we live in, but how we must adapt to incompetent gun control laws as a nation. O...

Galvin announces support for automatic voter registration

Galvin announces support for automatic voter registration

April 4, 2018


Filed under City

By Mridhu Khanna, news correspondent Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin announced his support for a state-wide automatic voter registration bill at a press conference March 22. The bill, H.4320, would the bill would allow eligible voters to be registered to vote through their inter...

uniteNU ticket promises accountability, action

uniteNU ticket promises accountability, action

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, staff writer Collin Walter, a third-year biochemistry major, and Nina Kalantar, a third-year international affairs and political science combined major, announced Monday they are running for Student Government Association student body president and executive vice president, respect...

Few students vote in local elections

Few students vote in local elections

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Alex Johnson, news correspondent  Although many Northeastern students have vocalized dissatisfaction with the Nov. 2016 election of President Donald J. Trump, many still did not vote in their hometowns’ local elections this year. According to Campus Vote Project, an organization that works to incre...

Bostonians to vote on Community Preservation Act

Bostonians to vote on Community Preservation Act

November 3, 2016


Filed under City

By Julia Preszler, news staff Voters in Boston and 15 other Massachusetts towns will be able to vote Tuesday on a ballot question concerning whether to accept the Community Preservation Act (CPA).  If passed, the CPA would add a surcharge to property taxes in order to collect money for a special mu...

Op-Ed: Vote for all our sakes

Op-Ed: Vote for all our sakes

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 for World War I babies and George W. Bush in 2000 for 90s voters, the winner of the 2016 presidential race will be the face of the defining election of our generation. Unfortunately, like previous races with two polarizing candidates, the general dislike of both candidat...

Coalition turning students into voters

Coalition turning students into voters

September 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Rachel Morford & Rowan Walrath, news staff Overcoming widespread beliefs that American millennials have no wish to be politically engaged, the Northeastern University (NU) Student Government Association (SGA) and 16 other campus organizations have launched a nonpartisan effort called Northe...

Voter ID laws unnecessary

Voter ID laws unnecessary

December 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor  On Wednesday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Greater Birmingham Ministries filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Alabama concerning the state’s voter identification laws. The current Alabama law requir...

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