Articles by: Charlie Wolfson

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Column: In an NHL flooded with young stars, Sidney Crosby still reigns supreme
Sidney Crosby poses with the Stanley Cup during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2016 victory parade. Photo courtesy Joey Gannon, Creative Commons

Column: In an NHL flooded with young stars, Sidney Crosby still reigns supreme

Crosby has been doing something incredible for over a decade now, and he’s shown no signs of slowing down. He’s the closest thing this era has had to a Gretzky or a Lemieux.

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SGA passes resolutions to support strike, rename Columbus Day
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SGA passes resolutions to support strike, rename Columbus Day

Student senators passed resolutions to support Northeastern dining hall workers’ efforts toward raising salaries and to change Northeastern’s observance of Columbus day to Indigenous People’s Day at their session Monday.

by × October 5, 2017 × 0 comments

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Chafee rehashes political career
Lincoln Chafee ran as a Democrat in the 2016 presidential election. / Photo courtesy Kenneth Zirkel, Creative Commons

Chafee rehashes political career

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee spoke to Northeastern students, mostly political science majors, Tuesday in Renaissance Park.

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Alex Ovechkin, who captains the Washington Capitals, spoke out against the NHL's decision to exclude players from participating in the Olympics. Photo courtesy Dan4th Nicholas, Creative Commons
Alex Ovechkin, who captains the Washington Capitals, spoke out against the NHL's decision to exclude players from participating in the Olympics. Photo courtesy Dan4th Nicholas, Creative Commons

Column: NHL’s PyeongChang decision a mistake

Tangentially, this is yet another example of the NHL lacking any regard for its players. The league doesn’t listen to the players on issues like the All-Star Game, it shows little care for player safety and now it has ignored the opinion of virtually every player on the Olympics.

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Column: Wild Card game has no place in baseball

The playoff format MLB uses is a flawed way of crowning a champion considering the nature of baseball. The game’s arbitrary, large-sample-size friendly tendencies lend themselves to the long haul of its 162-game regular season, not the whiplash-inducing brevity of its playoffs. Too many unpredictable and unpreventable things happen over the course of one baseball game for such an unforgiving playoff format to be a good method of choosing a champion.

by × September 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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Women's rowing coach Joe Wilhelm unveils the plaque memorializing Jack Grinold / Photo courtesy Brian Bae
Women's rowing coach Joe Wilhelm unveils the plaque memorializing Jack Grinold / Photo courtesy Brian Bae

Jack Grinold remembered for lifetime of service to Northeastern

Members of the Northeastern University community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the life of former sports information director Jack Grinold, who died in April.

by × September 9, 2017 × 0 comments

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Isabel Irizarry organized Northeastern University's first suicide prevention walk, “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk,” slated to start Saturday, at 10 a.m., at Krentzman Quad./Photo by Derek Schuster
Isabel Irizarry organized Northeastern University's first suicide prevention walk, called the “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk.” The walk is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. starting in Krentzman Quad. / Photo by Derek Schuster

Northeastern students organize walk for suicide prevention

More than 75 students will participate in the first Northeastern suicide prevention walk Saturday morning to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide while fostering a community around those struggling with mental health issues.

by × April 13, 2017 × 4 comments

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Column: Fenway opener a clear exhibit of MLB’s biggest problem

The Red Sox, located in the huge media market of New England, have significantly more funds available to them than the Pirates, who call one of the smallest MLB media markets home.

by × April 6, 2017 × 2 comments

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Women’s hoops honors seniors Sally, Schnare

Women’s hoops honors seniors Sally, Schnare

The win over Hofstra gave Northeastern a final record of 12-18, including 8-10 within the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

by × March 2, 2017 × 2 comments

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Column: MLB should walk back rule change

Column: MLB should walk back rule change

Thanks to a rule instated by MLB last week, managers can now signal from the dugout that they wish to give the batter first base. No pitch needs to be thrown. A simple wave sends him trotting down the line.

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