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Editorial: Northeastern must build affordable student housing

Lack of affordable housing on campus has long been a flashpoint: Between Northeastern students and the administration, and between the university and Boston residents. Even as Northeastern plans more land development, the price of housing both on and off campus is rising.

Editorial: Northeastern is complicit in international violence

For many in Syria, Raytheon is not an innovative savior. It is a harbinger of destruction.

Editorial: Student journalism needs defense, support

The drive to report the news exists at all levels.

Editorial: Students deserve transparency from SGA, administration

With elections over, it’s worth examining our student government’s infrastructural issues.

Editorial: LGBTQA+ hate reports disheartening

Even here in Boston, it proves impossible to fully escape discrimination against LGBTQA+ people.

Student government race marred by controversial campaign conduct

With voting for the leaders of Student Government Association (SGA) scheduled to end Thursday, the Suchira + Paulina ticket faces charges of libelous campaigning, while the ReNUal slate confronts criticism over its social media usage and the absence of sexual assault policy in its platform.

As Northeastern population grows, so does impact on neighborhoods

Student housing numbers suggest Northeastern University has not created housing at the same rate at which it accepts students, according to data obtained from Off Campus Student Services.

Editorial: MBTA budget proposals hurt locals

The system was not designed with affordability in mind.

Editorial: Affleck controversy points to cultural issue

We have to work together to make sure we are not complicit in a society that tolerates sexual violence.

Editorial: Trump’s immigration policy is ineffective

Mass deportations are not a useful way to combat immigration issues.

Editorial: Write, cast people of color to avoid white savior roles

White actors do not need any more representation in Hollywood.

Editorial: Recognize the need for digital archives

We commend the historians and archivists who are actively working to make information accessible, a mission that aligns with our own.

Editorial: Holocaust statement should be alarming

The White House is flirting with the idea that systematic extermination of Jewish people was negligible.

Editorial: Pay attention after inauguration

No matter who you are, you cannot afford not to be involved. This country cannot afford further disillusionment with our political system.

Editorial: BuzzFeed’s decision reckless, unethical

If we can’t fully trust established, high-level news outlets, where do we stand?

Lawrence Rines: A Story of Ballet and Balance

“I realized that I needed to take control of my life and where I was going,” Rines said. “Yes, it’s your passion, and yes, it’s what you do, but it’s not solely who you are.”

Editorial: World AIDS Day highlights modern struggle

Initiated in 1988, World AIDS Day, held on Dec. 1, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Editorial: Liberal elitism downplays true issues

In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election results, there has been a slew of finger-pointing.

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

According to a 2016 report from the Pew Research Center, today, 93 percent of Republicans are more conservative than the average Democrat, while 94 percent of Democrats are more liberal than the average Republican. Two decades ago, those numbers were much smaller: 64 percent and 70 percent, respectively.

Student files lawsuit against Northeastern University

A Northeastern student is suing the university and several administrators and staff members, alleging that the school mishandled her 2013 sexual assault case and has misrepresented violent crime on campus.

Editorial: Native lives deserve our attention

Renee Davis, a 23-year-old Native woman, was five months pregnant when she was fatally shot by King County sheriff’s deputies checking on her welfare Friday night.

Editorial: Discussion is the foundation of change

A new report, released by PEN America on Monday, examines the growing debate over free speech on college campuses.

Second annual sexual assault survey results released

Ten months after the analysis was originally conducted, Northeastern University’s second annual campus climate survey results were released to the student body.

Editorial: Prison conditions constitute slavery

Over a month ago, the largest prison strike in the history of the U.S. began.

Editorial: Massachusetts voters should understand ballot measures

While all eyes are on the national presidential election, with most political analyses focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – with the occasional bone thrown to Jill Stein or Gary Johnson – big things are brewing in local politics.

Annual document shows increase in reported incidents

Domestic violence, dating violence and sexual harassment incidents reported on Northeastern’s Boston campus significantly increased last year, according to the university’s annual crime and fire safety report released late Friday afternoon.

Data science and journalism coalesce for social justice

Around 150 data scientists, journalists and innovators filled the Curry Student Center mezzanine to capacity on Wednesday for the inaugural HUBweek hackathon.

Editorial: Nestlé not solely to blame

Bottled water giant Nestlé has come under fire – again – for purchasing a well in Ontario that Centre Wellington, a small Canadian township, had been trying to buy, according to The Canadian Press.

Coalition turning students into voters

Overcoming widespread beliefs that American millennials have no wish to be politically engaged, the Northeastern University (NU) Student Government Association (SGA) and 16 other campus organizations have launched a nonpartisan effort called Northeastern Votes.

Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

Another young black boy from Ohio, “armed” with nothing but a BB gun, was fatally shot by a white police officer on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Autopsy reports that more likely than not, 13-year-old was running away when he was shot by Columbus, Ohio police officer Bryan Mason.

Event Calendar: Sept. 15 – 21

Thursday, Sept. 15: Light-up swings, larger-than-life jenga, live music and dancing: Thursday kicks off an early weekend at the Lawn on D in the Seaport District.

Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

The U.S. Army ruled Tuesday that Private Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, will be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal judge temporarily halted construction Tuesday on some but not all, of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline slated to pass through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

Brexit vote a reflection of global racism

Last week’s Brexit vote was sharply divided: 52 percent of U.K. residents voted to leave the European Union, while 48 percent voted to remain. It’s worth noting the demographic discrepancies.

Shooting an opportunity for solidarity

Last Saturday saw thousands celebrating LGBTQA+ pride at City Hall Plaza, despite spitting rain and a handful of wildly outnumbered protesters ordering the celebrators to repent and give up their sinful lifestyles.

Mental Health Awareness Month does little for people with mental illness

On April 28 of this year, President Barack Obama proclaimed May to be Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. As it was established in 1949 by the National Mental Health Association, May 2016 saw the 67th annual spotlight on mental illness.

Hotel tax to be extended to short-term rentals

Some Massachusetts lawmakers are backing a bill to extend the state’s hotel tax to short-term rentals, including vacation homes and rooms rented through companies like Airbnb. Airbnb has fallen under scrutiny over the past several months. In San Francisco, where the company is based, a ballot measure known as Proposition F started a fight between short-term renters and hotel unions in fall of 2015.

Council passes urban renewal compromise

The Boston City Council voted 10-3 on Wednesday, March 23 in favor of a six-year extension on the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) urban renewal powers through 2022, a compromise between the original 10-year term requested by the BRA and a one-year term requested by housing advocacy groups.

New bill angers taxis, ride-sharing companies

After the Massachusetts State House passed new legislation regulating ride-sharing companies on Wednesday, March 9, ride-sharing companies and taxi groups are dissatisfied with the compromises.

Mental health care fails college students

Just over a year before he graduated, Brandon, who wished to keep his last name private, found his roommate dead on the bathroom floor. After only one month of knowing his fellow Northeastern student, Brandon was faced with reporting his suicide, moving out of the tainted apartment and going to emergency counseling.

MBTA ends late-night T, prompts other changes

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) decided unanimously to terminate the weekend late-night service on Monday, Feb. 29 due to a decline in ridership and cost inefficiency. The board will respond to complaints about the T’s cleanliness and timeliness.

New city app promises ease in paying tickets

Bostonians who face parking tickets and fees now have a new way to pay them back: PayTix, an app launched Jan. 28, allows users to settle their dues with the City of Boston through their smartphones.

Boston rated No. 1 in US for income inequality

Boston has long been known as a progressive city, but with its new status as the nation’s leader in income inequality, this may no longer be the case.

Lawmakers hear right-to-die bill

Massachusetts legislators are considering joining five other states in legalizing aid in dying, also known as physician-assisted suicide. Last week, lawmakers on Beacon Hill hosted a hearing regarding H1991, a bill that would permit the practice statewide.

Feud forces change for South End Open Market

The South End Open Market @ SoWa will relocate next year after a feud between Chris Masci, owner and operator of New England Open Markets LLC, and Mario Nicosia, owner of the site where the current market is located. The South End Open Market has been operating every Sunday from May to October for 12 years.

Grants will fund Puerto Rico site

Two grants will help establish a research center led by Akmar Alshawabkeh at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering (COE), in Puerto Rico over the next few months.

Boston RunBase to connect runners with city

Boston RunBase, the city’s newest hub for runners, opens Thursday at 855 Boylston St., about a third of a mile from the Boston Marathon finish line. It’s part museum, part shoe store, designed to connect Boston’s runners and inspire the next generation of athletes.

Overhaul modernizes Central BPL

The Boston Public Library (BPL) unveiled Phase One of the Central Library Renovation, opening the second floor of the Johnson building to the public. A new nonfiction section, defined by its crimson carpets and shelves, comprises most of the floor.

Greenline app eases riders’ woes

A new app that tracks aboveground Green Line trains may ease the frustrations experienced by MBTA customers this winter.

Pageant gives local ladies chance to shine

Sunday’s Miss Boston Pageant took place in the Sheraton’s Constitution Ballroom amidst rows upon rows of silver, grey-upholstered chairsbeneath dim golden lights. Milling about before the show were current Massachusetts titleholders – Miss Somerset and Miss New Bedford, among others – in glamorous dresses and four-pointed crowns.

Walsh gives first State of the City address

Mayor Martin J. Walsh discussed the City of Boston’s successes and needs for improvement in regard to education, housing, diversity and more in Boston’s first State of the City Address.

City Councillors remember deceased mayor

Bill Linehan “I am deeply saddened by Mayor Menino’s passing. I considered him a close friend and professional ally, and he will be very much missed, not only by me but our City Hall family as well,” Linehan said in a statement on Oct. 30.

Walsh visits Ireland, aids socioeconomic ties

Mayor Martin J. Walsh returned Monday from an 11-day trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. The trip was twofold: it allowed Walsh to reconnect with his Irish roots as well as foster ties between Boston and various cities across the island.

Art gallery celebrates US veterans of color

In a quiet room resting on the right side of Dorchester’s 96-year-old Strand Theatre, a group of lesser-known historical figures hangs solemnly on the walls, their faces depicted in earthy oil on canvas: in soft grey lines, in muted blues, in violent shouts of patriotic red.

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.

City Council abolishes sale of public parking

The Boston City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance effectively banning parking apps like Haystack, which allows users to alert nearby drivers that they are leaving a parking space and sell it to them for a fee.

Artifical intelligence program passes for human

A computer program designed as Eugene Goostman, a manufactured 13-year old Ukrainian boy, passed the Turing Test last Saturday: a test designed to evaluate how well a machine is capable of exhibiting human behavior.

Q&A with James Eggers

During his time at Northeastern, James Eggers was briefly an athlete, worked as an intern with the Secret Service and as a special assistant at Boston’s Portuguese Consulate before graduating as an international affairs major. As a Northeastern alumnus, he helped found the MMXI Undergraduate Scholarship in 2011.

Boston, Belfast become sister cities

Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston and Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir of Belfast signed a formal agreement denoting Boston and Belfast as Sister Cities last Monday.

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