Author: N Malavika Mohan

It may seem like a really irrelevant question to most people but the creator of the first whoopie pie – a twin chocolate pie with cream or frosting in the middle – is one of the most intriguing questions in the northeastern part of United States of America. The honour of being the pie’s birthplace has been competed for by many places, some of them...

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Is your brain exam ready

With the semester end exam nearing, studying properly is not the only thing you have to worry about. To keep your brain attentive and working efficiently, a proper, balanced diet is as essential. Christine Clark, dietician at Northeastern Dining Services and University Health and Counselling Services at Northeastern University lists out five foods that will keep your brain ready for exams.   Whole grains are the first...

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When products get endorsed with a celebrity, we all have a tendency to buy it. However, celebrity endorsements have become a topic of debate. Is it really okay for a person to use their fame to persuade customer minds to buy a particular brand? Bruce Clark from Northeastern University talks about the pros and cons of celebrity endorsements and how to deal with this.   Celebrities, he...

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Everyone wants to gift their loved ones something special. This is why Northeastern University's Trash2Treasure annual sale is a huge success. All the items for sale here are donated by the students when they move out after the semester. The sale is aimed at promoting a lifestyle that is non-wasteful and educating students about a proper way to dispose, recycle, and reuse the items. The...

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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion was the largest acquisition ever for the company. Economics expert John Kwoka, from Northeastern University, talks about why an e-commerce company that started with selling books bought a grocery chain.   Talking about the acquisition, Kwoka says, that Amazon is an unpredictable company. What the company intends to do with Whole Foods is something nobody can be sure of....

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At South End stands the cosy little shop called Leokadia that has a wide, assorted range of jeans, belts, boots, and umbrellas. This European-themed store is run by an alumna of Northeastern University called Jessica Lynn. Named after her mother who was also a shoe fashionista who owned a 1000 square feet closet filled with shoes and handbags, this shop has been featured by the...

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The Penguins’ 2012 publication From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant created a buzz in the literary world pretty quickly. Having won the prestigious Hornblower award, the 320-page satirical book garnered much critical acclaim. Its author Alex Gilvarry contributed to Vogue, The Nation, and NPR’s “All Things Considered”. Gilvarry addressed a group of first year students at Northeastern University, an event organised by Elzabeth Dilion,...

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Paris, New York, and London have been the fashion hot spots. Why not change it? – asks Emily Plourde, student of combined major in graphic design and creative industries, and president of the student fashion group Haute Fashion at Northeastern University. Talking about the Boston Fashion Week, she says that when she first came to Boston, she didn’t think it would be a fashionable experience...

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With houses stocked up on food supplies, sanitisation at its best, and plenty of precautions taken to ensure physical health, not a lot of people seem to be paying attention to the drastic impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the mental health of the people. Alisa Lincoln, a professor of Sociology and Health Sciences at Northeastern University talks about some simple measures that one...

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