• Men’s hockey earns weekend sweep over UMaine, takes first in Hockey East

    Sports

    Men’s hockey earns weekend sweep over UMaine, takes first in Hockey East

    “Every team’s a good team in this league, and to get four points and two wins was a big weekend for us,” head coach Jim Madigan said. “The club that we played is a hard-nosed, tough team to play and you have to earn your victory with them.”

  • Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

    City

    Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

    The ordinance Mayor Walsh signed into law, which bans Boston stores from giving out single-use plastic bags beginning December 2018, has been hailed by many environmental groups as a significant and necessary step in Boston’s continuing green push. Simultaneously, it has been panned by those in the food industry as misguided and potentially harmful.

  • Swimming and diving team trains, explores culture in Dublin

    Sports

    Swimming and diving team trains, explores culture in Dublin

    Over winter break, the Northeastern University swimming and diving team traveled to Ireland for a week for their annual training trip. The international aspect of this year’s trip infused energy into the team compared to what would normally be an uneventful winter training trip to Florida.

  • Northeastern names Jeff Konya next athletic director

    Sports

    Northeastern names Jeff Konya next athletic director

    The university welcomed its new AD Jeff Konya at a press conference Wednesday, which included addresses by Northeastern’s Senior Vice President Philomena Mantella and President Joseph E. Aoun.

  • Dance 4 Me raises funds for Puerto Rico

    Arts and entertainment

    Dance 4 Me raises funds for Puerto Rico

    The night was filled with high energy and cheers erupting from the balcony of Blackman Auditorium as 15 dance groups performed at the annual Dance 4 Me competition Sunday to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Proceeds from the show went to Americares, an organization that helps those affected by poverty and disaster by providing health-focused relief.

Campus

CRIME LOG: JAN. 1 — JAN. 7

CRIME LOG: JAN. 1 — JAN. 7

Crimes reported to the Northeastern University Police Department from Monday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 7.

Campus

The view from a satellite from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, shows the winter storm over Boston.

Winter cyclone hits Boston with floods and snow

A blizzard hit the Northeast United States Jan. 4, affecting Northeastern students in Boston and elsewhere.

Campus

New tax bill threatens graduate students

New tax bill threatens graduate students

Alex Ahmed, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in personal health informatics, lives with three other people in an apartment in Jamaica Plain. Like other graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants, she receives a tuition waiver and lives off a stipend provided by the university.

 

City

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

The ordinance Mayor Walsh signed into law, which bans Boston stores from giving out single-use plastic bags beginning December 2018, has been hailed by many environmental groups as a significant and necessary step in Boston’s continuing green push. Simultaneously, it has been panned by those in the food industry as misguided and potentially harmful.

City

climate change  time capsule

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday the launch of Carbon Free Boston, a plan for the city to be carbon neutral by 2050. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic bags in stores. These two measures come as Northeastern students continue environmental activism years in progress.

City

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke to the press at the corner of Gurney Street and Parket Street Wednesday night. / Photo by Maggie Dolan

One killed, two hospitalized after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

Three people were shot at the intersection of Tremont Street and Parker Street Wednesday night, killing one person, leaving one in critical condition and one in serious condition, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said. Evans briefed the media at 9:47 p.m. at the scene of the shooting. At that time, police did not know the identity of the shooter.

 

Sports

Women’s basketball dominates Charleston

Women’s basketball dominates Charleston

The Huskies were aggressive on both sides from the tip, pressuring the Charleston guards on defense and attacking the basket on offense. The Huskies forced six turnovers in the first quarter and converted those fastbreak opportunities into eight of their 13 first-quarter points.

Sports

Swimming and Diving beats Vermont in return to competition

Swimming and Diving beats Vermont in return to competition

The Northeastern women’s swimming and diving team raced to a decisive 182-118 dual meet win against the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, Saturday. The meet against Vermont was the first competition for the Huskies since Dec. 2.

Sports

Andrew McCutchen is fourth all-time on the Pirates home run list. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Column: A trade, a franchise in ruins and what it all means

As McCutchen jogged away to join his teammates, one of the boys pointed and appeared to shout, “I love you!”

That boy spoke for Pittsburgh.

 

Arts & Entertainment

Carissa Johnson, who won New Artist of the Year.

Boston Music Awards Holds 30th Show at House of Blues

The Boston Music Awards held its 30th awards show Dec. 7 at the House of Blues to celebrate musicians from across Massachusetts, including some from Northeastern.

Arts & Entertainment

New movie is far from a disaster

New movie is far from a disaster

On Dec. 1, James Franco and Seth Rogen released a new film about the making of “The Room,” called “The Disaster Artist.”

Arts & Entertainment

NU student nominated for Boston Music Awards

NU student nominated for Boston Music Awards

In her song “Vaudeville,” Sidney Gish sings lyrics familiar to many college students: “I was gonna write, but instead I read all of Vice.” If she sounds like a relatable college student, it’s because she is one: Gish is a third-year music industry major at Northeastern. She is also one of 10 artists nominated for the Boston Music Awards’ New Artist of the Year.

 

Opinion

Editorial: We must be aware of emerging technology’s risks

Editorial: We must be aware of emerging technology’s risks

Consumers need to adapt to the concept that they too are responsible for their digital footprint. We cannot remain a faceless mass, unhesitatingly waiting in line for the technology that could well become our undoing.

Opinion

News Staff Photo/Maria Amasanti

Op-ed: Campus Solidarity with Palestinians will not be Silenced

All students deserve to feel safe and comfortable on campus, but Palestinian students cannot feel safe when the military that occupies the land of their families and loved ones is invited to host a promotional event at their university.

Opinion

Column: Partisan politics go too far

Column: Partisan politics go too far

What we have today, however, is barely partisanship. It’s partisanship pushed to its absolute extreme. Behavior from both Democrats and Republicans more closely resembles blind tribalism than anything. The clearest and most shocking example of this is the Roy Moore senatorial campaign.