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Madrigal Singers prepare for upcoming performance
Photo courtesy Northeastern Madrigal Singers.

Madrigal Singers prepare for upcoming performance

Although the concert will be sprinkled with Christmas carols, the majority of the music performed at Northeastern’s Madrigal Singers’ Winter Concert Dec. 9 will be complex choral pieces that the group has been rehearsing all semester.

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Arts and entertainment, Reviews

NU Stage’s “Heathers: The Musical” mixes murder and angst
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NU Stage’s “Heathers: The Musical” mixes murder and angst

The show’s opening night Friday filled Blackman Auditorium with a roaring 500-person turnout, and Saturday night’s showing was just as successful.

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Arts and entertainment

NUDANCO to host winter showcase Saturday
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NUDANCO to host winter showcase Saturday

Northeastern University Dance Company, a student-run dance company known as NUDANCO, will host their 15th Annual Winter Showcase Saturday in Blackman Auditorium.

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campus

Northeastern professor creates voices for the voiceless
Through the recording interface for the Human Voice Bank, users are able to record their voice for people suffering from speech impediments.

Northeastern professor creates voices for the voiceless

Text-to-speech technology has become widely available in modern society, granting verbal communication to millions. But, with a limited set of voices available, users are unable to identify themselves by sound. It was this problem that led to the creation of VocaliD.

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Northeastern professor Ivan Losev named American Mathematics Society Fellow
The American Mathematical Society awarded Northeastern professor Ivan Losev a prestigious fellowship, one of 60 other mathematicians. Courtesy of Creative Commons

Northeastern professor Ivan Losev named American Mathematics Society Fellow

The American Mathematical Society has honored Northeastern University professor Ivan Losev with a fellowship for his research, which uses algebra to understand quantum mechanics, and his contribution to geometric representation theory and the theory of categorification.

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Cartoons, Opinion

Cartoon: Vegan Christmas

Cartoon: Vegan Christmas

News illustration by Oriana Timsit

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Sports

An unbreakable bond across the pitch or across the world
Senior Charlton Muhlauri fires a kick downfield during an earlier season game against Boston University. Photo by Brian Bae.

An unbreakable bond across the pitch or across the world

Both originally from Zimbabwe, their bond began two years before they become teammates at Northeastern. Muhlauri came to the United States in 2011 and attended Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, while Mpofu arrived in 2012 and went to Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.

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While many students told The News they do not like what President Donald J. Trump has done while in office, only two of 12 respondents reported voting in the Nov. 7 local elections./Photo courtesy of Dwight Burdette, Creative Commons
While many students told The News they do not like what President Donald J. Trump has done while in office, only two of 12 respondents reported voting in the Nov. 7 local elections./ Photo courtesy of Dwight Burdette, Creative Commons

Few students vote in local elections

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.

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One year after the election of President Donald J. Trump, students have mixed feelings about his time in office./ Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons
One year after the election of President Donald J. Trump, students have mixed feelings about his time in office./ Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons

Northeastern students react to a full year of Trump-dom

As citizens headed to the polls this election day, the United States came up on a full year of Donald J. Trump’s presidency. Northeastern is no exception to the rest of the country; there is still a swirling discussion of the good, bad and ugly of Trump’s presidency.

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City

Time capsule raises awareness of climate change
People of all ages gathered in the Boston Common to prepare a climate change time capsule filled with items and letters to be opened in 2067. / Photo by Patrick Leung

Time capsule raises awareness of climate change

The time capsule is a large silver container that participants filled with letters and objects that represent why they want to stop climate change. Volunteers will bury it at the Food Project’s Roxbury Garden, an urban garden on the Dudley Land Trust. The date for the burial has not been set yet. It will be dug up in 50 years, in 2067.

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