Author: pranjali wakde

art

Art Spiegelman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator. During his lecture at Northeastern University, he said, “Comics burn their way passed your peripheral defenses into your brain directly through the eyeball. They dig deep because they work the same way your brain works.” The lecture was held as a memorial for Morton E. Ruderman. It was presented by the University’s Humanities Center as well...

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smell

Northeastern University’s own biology professor, Joseph Ayers, has dedicated all his time and energy to developing robots that are self-sufficient, i.e, those who would not need algorithms or external controllers to function. Instead of this, these robots would make use of electronic nervous systems that will analyse sensory inputs from its surrounding and perform autonomous activities based on it. And when he says, “The thing that’s...

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cultural

Nolan Tesis was the only Northeastern University student to be named as a 2016 Arcus Fellow, which took place at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A national fellowship was created a few years ago which helps emphasise leadership initiatives in the LGBTQ community and recognises and supports the students who do. Tesis is passionate about cultural and LGBTQ issues and quite eager to take...

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dog

Dogs are known to have a soothing effect on people. It’s no wonder that there is a concept called ‘comfort dog’. Recently, a bunch of golden retrievers was flown to Orlando, Florida to soothe the survivors and grievers of the mass shooting that happened at the gay nightclub, Pulse. This group of dogs is called K-9 Comfort Dogs, an Illinois based team. Tim Hetzner is...

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Dr. Dante Shepherd

Lucas Landherr is a doctoral student at Cornell University, studying chemical engineering. And like any other student, he has his unfulfilled dreams haunting his thoughts. While his professional goal of being a professor is still a long time away, he wanted a creative outlet to distract him from the pressure and stress. He wrote a spec script a while ago. Spec Script is a comedy...

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blossom!

Tirelle Barron, Northeastern University's beloved student, was busy searching for a book in the Snell Library, when he found something he is passionate about. Digital Media Commons recording studio is on the second floor of the Library and is one of the campus’ hidden gems. It has absolutely everything that an artist would need to create his masterpiece. A drum set, a bass, a guitar,...

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painting

Street art and graffiti are now being painted all over on the two walls across from West Village. Who is really behind it? Greg Astro is the man, a dynamic and talented Parisian graffiti artist. Currently, Astro is busy painting detailed murals on the top of Punter’s Pub. It is a building on Huntington Avenue, and shadows Boston’s Avenue of the Arts, across from the...

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people

Northeastern University is filled with colors and vibrancy, graffiti and murals. And now, Daniel Anguilu is coming back to brighten up his wilting mural on the pedestrian bridge. This talented street artist will also be fixing the retaining wall by the Curry Student Center. Anguilu has also added a circular, wheel-type pattern along the ramp. The colored stripes and the ‘wheel’ impression would make his...

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world

Whenever we think of poets, they are always imagined with coffee, sitting by some window, writing beautiful poetry. Why is it, therefore, that coffee and poem are linked together? And, indirectly, beauty is breathed in the same sentence as coffee? These exact same questions were asked by Andrea Illy. He is the third-generation president and CEO of Illycaffè, a leading Italian coffee company. He talked...

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