Author: Disha Mazumder

D.R.E.A.M.- an organisation fulfilling dreams  

Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring - Dream, is an organisation that was founded in 1999. It was first started in Vermont by a college student, but the organisation has now reached Northeastern University, Boston and Boston University a decade after it was found. Dream is a community service organisation that guides children living in affordable housing in Roxbury towards higher education and attending...

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CBD- Cannabis products, their benefits, and harms

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the 113 cannabinoids in cannabis plants. It is used in many ways which have both benefits as well as harms of its own.   Jared Auclair, an associate teaching professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University says, “There’s not much research or data that says adding CBD has any clinical effect—it’s all anecdota. This is a research opportunity for...

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Social circles of married women in rural India

Around the world, there are many places and people who are still disconnected from the world of the internet. There is estimation by the United Nations that about half the world’s population is not connected to the internet that may be for various reasons. However, there are various places where people are not even allowed to have social circles in their offline lives.    In areas like the...

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Where does your favourite drink come from?

Coffee is one of the most favourite brewed drinks of all time. Prepared by roasting coffee beans, this drink is not only a student’s favourite to keep sleep away but an obsession for many people. Now, more than ever, the demand for this drink is increasing more and more. People are now also interested in where the coffee they drink is coming from.   Alumni of Northeastern...

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Child safe ad policy on YouTube ?

Recently, YouTube came up with a new advertising policy for its viewers, also keeping in mind the children who might come across something that may be inappropriate for their age. But, the child safe ad policy designed by YouTube raises the question of how it is going to affect the viewership of the kids- will it be affected negatively or not? This policy is going...

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Best Buddies organisation at Northeastern

Best Buddies is an organisation at Northeastern University that aims at providing guidance and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The people who are provided mentorship in this organisation are from communities in and around Boston.   Kylie Schreck, a student at Northeastern University,was in high school when she volunteered to help teach a girl named Kiley. The girl had a genetic brain disorder that...

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Puerto Rico faces over 500 earthquakes

At the beginning of the New Year, 2020, Puerto Rico faced over 500 earthquakes. The U.S Geological Survey says that even after two weeks of rigorous shakes, they are not over yet. Causing heavy losses from damage, the series of earthquakes have also killed one person while injuring a few others.   While the island was still recovering from the devastation caused in 2017 by the hurricane...

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Global Leadership Summit, 2018, held in Paris

The global leadership summit, by Northeastern University, hosted more than 160 attendees. It was kicked off by Northeastern University’s President Joseph E. Aoun and Richard D’Amore, chair of the Board of Trustees, in Paris. The main aim of the summit was to conduct a discussion that focused on a global vision and to emphasize the importance of students developing a global mindset. The guests at...

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Murder in Mobile hits red carpet

2019’s official selection for The Roxbury International Film Festival, Murder in Mobile takes up the red carpet and will be featured in the international film festival. The film will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.   “We’re thrilled with the exposure that Murder in Mobile is receiving, spreading its message of resistance and restorative justice—potentially in many film festivals all over the world,”...

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