Author: pranjali wakde

farmers

Oliver Homberg and Matt Alto are doing something not many would think of doing their whole lives. What might that be? These Northeastern University’s graduates are proud founders and owners of Boston Microgreens. They started as freshmen farmers, with little or close to the non-existent farming experience. By now though, they are selling heaps and trays of leafy greens to not only home cooks but...

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Husky Helper

College students always have many questions, for which finding answers becomes tough. However, students these days have it easy – all they have to do is call on Alexa to remind them about their appointments, projects, and classes. The mental energy that goes into finding answers to the questions can be sucked right away from them, thus, leaving none at all for studying, working or...

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pop music

It certainly feels like Despacito was released recently, when in fact, it completed two years in January. Not only did it top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, but it also came rather close to being the longest-running no. 1 song. While it didn’t win the title, but it did tie with Mariah Carey’s 1995 hit song ‘One Sweet Day’ for most of the time.   Northeastern University’s...

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Partners

It was in 2017 when Bonnie and Clyde celebrated its release’s 50th anniversary. It is, obviously, Hollywood’s one of the most transformative movies ever released. Nathan Blake, Northeastern University’s own film historian is quite intrigued by this movie. It stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who are lovers in the times of the Great Depression. He believes that it has “established a new threshold for...

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gratitude

David DeSteno, professor of Psychology at  Northeastern University, recently published a paper that sheds light on the concept of gratitude. The paper appeared in the journal ‘Emotion’ and shows how important it is to develop gratitude in our lives, as it helps attain patience and self-control. According to DeSteno, “We can all point to the five things in our lives that we’re most grateful for,...

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historians

Northeastern University is always teeming with enthusiastic and active students, always working on one or other projects or activities, including research projects, service projects, art installations, co-ops and what not. The ones to capture all of this and make them into unforgettable memories are two talented photographers – Matthew Modoono and Adam Glanzman.   Right from covering Beanpot games, to thousands of campus events, from Gallery 360...

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goodness

Toni Morrison was one of the best, beautiful additions to  African-American Literature. To honour her memory, let’s look at the time when she graced the Northeastern University with her presence. Morrison was then the keynote speaker in Blackman Auditorium in an event hosted by the University. The event was called “No Welcome Home: Remembering Harms and Restoring Justice”. It was held in the honour of...

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suite

Having a messy, overly detailed resume is no longer the only requirement for totally owning a job interview, even a desk one in the corner office. Cassandra Frangos is a Northeastern University alumna, and not to forget, one of the leading executive coaches in the nation. According to her, as C-suites are getting more crowded, the ability to work in harmony with the people around...

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pop-culture

According to a study conducted on Americans, around 70% of them are likely to binge-watch a series – maybe even two – in holidays. With the overflowing collection of sci-fi or alternate reality shows, people are also more likely to prefer Westworld, Stranger Things or Mr Robot. As said by The Atlantic, pop-culture might be having their own ‘metaphysical moment’. However, according to Nathan Blake,...

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material

Northeastern University’s physicists, Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar, did some groundbreaking discovery in their four-year project. What they found was a new material, made of boron, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. What’s more, it also shows magnetic, electrical, and optical properties along with with DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) thermal ones too. It has a vast field of applications – right from 20MP arrays for cellphone...

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