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City, Featured Content

Fight for $15 leads to rallies, arrests

Fight for $15 leads to rallies, arrests

Nine people sitting with banners and signs proclaiming “Whatever It Takes!” and “#StrikeFastFood” were arrested at the crossroads of Congress and State Streets on Sept. 4. They were protesting to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 per hour as part of the nationwide Fight for $15 movement.

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campus, Featured Content

Bouvé celebrates history of physical therapy

Bouvé celebrates history of physical therapy

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences is celebrating 100 years of the Origins of Physical Therapy at Northeastern at the end of this month.

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City

Library highlights geography in education

Library highlights geography in education

“Back to School: Geography in the Classroom,” an exhibition curated by Stephanie Cyr, opened in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sept. 2.

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City

Coakley, Baker come out on top in primary

Coakley, Baker come out on top in primary

Civic participation in Boston during the state primary elections was low on Tuesday, as only 16.6 percent of those registered to vote went to polls across the city. Those who did cast their ballots nominated Martha Coakley, Democrat, and Charlie Baker, Republican, for governor and chose Marine veteran Seth Moulton over incumbent John Tierney for Congress.

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Cartoons, Opinion

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

                            News illustration by Matt Griffin.

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Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter: Living cost too high

Letter: Living cost too high

One thing that not just Northeastern University students, but all residents of Boston can agree on is that the cost of housing in this city is entirely too high. I never really noticed it until I moved into my apartment at the beginning of the semester.

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Opinion

Lack of diversity on screen

Lack of diversity on screen

America prides itself on being a country made up of immigrants, being diverse and welcoming of diversity, but as racially diverse as the country may be, and becoming more so every year, America lacks integration. In a country consumed by the media, there is no place this is more evident than in the film industry.

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Opinion

Column: Better when shared

Column: Better when shared

Call us late bloomers, but I think millennials are finally learning to share. We are doing it by not only taking part in but also embodying the ideals of the “sharing economy,” a socio-economic system constructed around the sharing of resources. Also known as “collaborative consumption” or the “peer economy,” the sharing economy uses technology to enable people to access items or services through their peers, rather than large companies.

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Arts and entertainment

Inside Ambush: What’s the most embarrassing freshman moment you’ve witnessed or experienced?

Inside Ambush: What’s the most embarrassing freshman moment you’ve witnessed or experienced?

Fall classes have officially begun and with them come cooler weather, the ability to pumpkin-spice everything, and our annual newest additions to campus: freshmen. Whether they’re getting lost or doing something painfully embarrassing, it’s hard to escape the first year of college without having one of those “freshman moments.” The confusion and mistakes are an integral part of the freshman experience, so it is best for us all to just embrace them. Therefore, we ambushed students around campus and asked them to share with us the best “freshman moment” they’ve experienced so far.

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Arts and entertainment

Column: Home Stretch

Column: Home Stretch

The first one of the day is always a little weak. The floorboards under your mat creak like your knees as they straighten to shoot your pelvis into the sky. “Pedal out your feet,” the instructor says. In the gap between your heels and the mat is every worry or concern from that day. You can and will conquer that gap. Blood flows to your peripheries as your palms press down, claiming the earth. Your downward dog goes from timid and hunched to a tower of strength with your heart at the crown. In the quiet of this studio you are alive. This is the only place you can go and count your breaths and feel the quality of your heartbeat to the rhythm of a soft, crooning playlist. There are no expectations here. The world can stop, if only for an hour.

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