Social issues

chocolate

Another word for Valentine’s Day is ‘guilt-free chocolate consumption’. This day is loved by many but the only disturbing thing about it is the huge amount of chocolate consumption. Rachel Rodgers along with her colleagues from the Bouve College of Health Sciences of Northeastern University explores this notion of  guilt.  It is observed that there is an international inquiry on the relationship between chocolate and us....

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she chose to work towards bringing the change in the society

She chose to change; she had to stand up for her rights for it to be seen. Charlotte Mathews-Nelson has spent decades working as an activist. She grew up volunteering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She reactivated the college chapter of the NAACP at the Northeastern University. Sometimes when things aren’t right and you can see it, you have to stop...

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organizing donation drive by the northeastern students

Organising a donation drive by Northeastern University students for their classmates who were affected by an apartment fire at 104 and 108 Hemenway St. in Boston. A lot of students lost  much of their belongings in the fire blaze. The university came forward and immediately provided students affected by the fire with housing, toiletries, dining hall entry, rental laptops, and replacement course materials, as well as...

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Arundhati Roy writes in the Guardian that literature is important because it gives us an escape and teaches us not only the mere factual information about a particular event and movements but connects us with the emotions of the victims and the oppressed. Literature in this sense is the most vital means of education. Knowledge for the sake of factual data is useless. Unless, we...

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Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community to bring about a change for them

Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community in Massachusetts, it is about time for a change in the society. The  devastating disparities can be seen in the life of an immigrant child as compared to a child born in the U.S. Juan Gallego belongs to Colombia, where he was born and raised. Later, the family fled their homeland and sought asylum in Massachusetts 15 years...

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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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Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living. Poverty means that the income level from employment is so low that basic human needs can't be met. Poverty-stricken people and families might go without proper housing, clean water, healthy food, and medical attention. Each nation may have its own threshold that...

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Slavery

The tales of the horrible slavery which the Africans faced at the hands of the white is very much recorded in the writings of many authors. One such Pulitzer  Prize-winning author, Douglas Blackmon spoke at the campus of  Northeastern University about his extensive research in African American slavery in the late 19th and early 20th century.   This event was titled, ‘Slavery By Another Name: Uncovering the...

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