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Column: Students should use FERPA

Column: Students should use FERPA

Most college students have heard of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) at least once. It’s often thought of as the reason why high school teacher letters of recommendation are confidential. In actuality, this confidentiality is created because when students apply with CommonApp, or most other applications, they waive their right to see these letters.

by × October 1, 2015 × 0 comments

Columns, Opinion

Men are silencing women

Men are silencing women

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor  Men have a tendency to dominate conversations, often silencing and ignoring female perspectives and opinions. This is an issue that spans all of our society, from interpersonal relationships to the exalted halls of our democracy. There’s a harmful stereotype that claims women talk more […]

by × September 24, 2015 × 3 comments

Columns, Opinion

Column: Improving scientific writing

Column: Improving scientific writing

By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist I am an aspiring science journalist. I want to spend my time communicating science to the public in a cohesive and interesting way, and I’m intrigued by the challenges that role poses. Science writing has an interesting place in journalism because of its unique ethical […]

by × September 24, 2015 × 421 comments

Arts and entertainment, Columns

Column: Utilizing Airbnb

Column: Utilizing Airbnb

Yes, I’ll remember the gondolas parked at every canal and the colorful face masks stocked in every gift shop, but I’ll never forget searching all of Venice for toilet paper. It was a mission that had to be done after I discovered my Airbnb only had a toilet and a bidet, with the nearest paper waste products probably in North America. By agreeing to stay with a local, this is the type of thing bound to happen, but there are ways to utilize Airbnb to minimize surprises in your travels.

by × September 17, 2015 × 3 comments

campus, Columns, Opinion

Uber mistreating drivers

Uber mistreating drivers

By Sean Connolly, editorial section editor In 2014, Uber claimed it serviced upwards of 1 million riders per day. In Boston, countless college students use Uber on a regular basis. It is a fast and convenient service, so as students leave the car, they don’t stop to consider what kind […]

by × September 16, 2015 × 2 comments

campus, Columns, Opinion

Column: Studying activist groups

Column: Studying activist groups

By Ross Beroff, Editorial Columnist  Northeastern is home to many activist  movements and groups on campus. One of the loudest is the Fight for $15 movement. Due to its prominence on campus and propensity for lying to promote its message, a closer look at the organizations backing this movement is […]

by × September 16, 2015 × 11 comments

Columns, Opinion

Technology is changing the way we live, but not ruining us

Technology is changing the way we live, but not ruining us

By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist Today, social media, cell phones and tablets allow us to remain continuously connected to our internal world. We’re living in what’s known as “the digital age,” characterized by photos of teenagers with their noses buried in their phones and movies about cyber battles. As handheld […]

by × September 9, 2015 × 67 comments

Columns, Opinion

Nicki Minaj raises serious questions

Nicki Minaj raises serious questions

As the nominations for the Video Music Awards were revealed, Nicki Minaj tweeted that the treatment she received from the awards was unfair. She claimed that the music industry promotes extremely slim body types for women, and that black women are underappreciated in the music industry.

by × September 9, 2015 × 127 comments

Columns, Opinion

Column: University’s speaker choice unethical

Column: University’s speaker choice unethical

By Ross Beroff, editorial columnist As the final speaker in the Scholars Spring Seminar on Leadership, Research and Innovation, Northeastern University will be hosting Naomi Klein, a Canadian social activist. The event is being held by the University Scholars and Civic Engagement Programs. Klein was invited to speak about her […]

by × April 9, 2015 × 3 comments

Columns, Opinion

Satirical Column: NU moves west

Satirical Column: NU moves west

By Ross Beroff, editorial columnist In an unprecedented move never before seen in the world of higher education, Northeastern University will be merging with Northwestern University. We will now be known as “Northwestern University East Campus. No, the one in Boston.” Some are speculating that this merger is part of […]

by × April 2, 2015 × 0 comments