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2018 March for Science smaller than 2017, localized
Alan MacRobert, a resident of Bedford and the former editor of the Sky & Telescope magazine, attended the rally. / Photo by Christian Triunfo

2018 March for Science smaller than 2017, localized

Over 500 people gathered at Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday for the second annual March for Science.

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Rising student population impacts Boston religious centers
The church's twin spires are visible from around the neighborhood. / Photo by Charlie Wolfson

Rising student population impacts Boston religious centers

Father Philip Dabney moved to Mission Hill well after the tidal wave of college students began sweeping into the neighborhood.

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Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend
Runners prepare to race against the T through the streets of Boston. / Photo by Christian Triunfo

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

More than 50 runners from across Massachusetts gathered at the Prudential Center on Friday for a race.

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Rachael Denhollander speaks at Harvard University
The Harvard University Veritas Forum hosted an event on Thursday featuring Rachel Denhollander. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Rachael Denhollander speaks at Harvard University

Denhollander was the first woman to speak out against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for sexual abuse.

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Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston
Northeastern students and Roxbury residents came together at the first meeting of Northeastern's Housing Justice Coalition. / Photo by Sam Cronin

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

Conversations ranged from Northeastern’s role in gentrifying nearby neighborhoods to Boston’s history of housing displacement.

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Galvin announces support for automatic voter registration
The bill would switch several voter registration programs from being opt-in to opt-out, resulting in increased registration. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Galvin announces support for automatic voter registration

The bill would switch several voter registration programs from being opt-in to opt-out, resulting in increased registration.

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Mass. gun laws criticized following Parkland shooting
The Massachusetts State House is where the first state law banning bump stocks was passed. / Photo by Katie McCreedy

Mass. gun laws criticized following Parkland shooting

Both federal and state gun control laws are being scrutinized as a result of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead Feb. 14.

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Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker
The Muñoz sisters march in Boston for gun control during the March for Our Lives. / Photo by Ellie MacLean

Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

The News spoke with Beca Muñoz about her experience in this significant moment in history and the change she hopes to see.

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Justice Breyer brings his pragmatism to Boston
A crowd eagerly waits to hear speakers, including Justice Stephen Breyer, at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. / Photo by Christian Triunfo

Justice Breyer brings his pragmatism to Boston

Since his appointment in 1994, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has made a name for himself as a pragmatist.

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Educators protest deportations at City Hall Plaza
Protestors rallied outside of the JFK Federal Building in support of DACA. / Photo by Ava Sasani

Educators protest deportations at City Hall Plaza

Approximately 200,000 Salvadorians under Temporary Protected Status will lose their documentation in 2019.

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