Art and Culture

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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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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Gideon

Back in the year 2011, one of Northeastern University’s beloved students received the Gideon Klein Award for the years 2011-2012. Emili Kaufman got the award for her exceptional analysis of the artwork of Felix Nussbaum. He was a surrealist painter of German origin, who was killed in one of the Nazi concentration camps in 1944 at Auschwitz.   It was actually put forth to honour Gideon Klein...

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Paintings have been evolving and getting more colourful. Experts suggest that paintings are more complex in terms of brightness and contrast as compared to the paintings from the Medieval period. As a part of a study conducted on paintings, the digital analysis of nearly 9,000 paintings spanning 10 historical periods (over 800 years), changes in artists’ pallets and signatures can be observed. Their development corresponds...

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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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Leaf peeping wonders

Amidst our super busy lives, we all like to grab a cup of coffee and stare at the sky for a couple of moments in the evening. A song from your favorite playlist makes that time even more worthwhile. Some people even have a forte of capturing the wonderful sceneries on cameras and phones. Their hunger for aesthetics keeps them exploring new places around the...

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trump's

Donald Trump’s diplomatic and extremist approach isn’t a sense of excitement for the Americans now. It is because they are getting used to it as the tenure of Donald Trump as the President of the United States is moving forward. Three Northeastern University’s faculty members: Baktybek Beshimov, Mary Loeffelholz, and William Rugh put forward their viewpoints on the same and its implications on the United...

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video

A university with its own video game club sounds surprising. However, Northeastern University has not only its own video game club, named as ‘Northeastern Entertainment System’ (NES) but also organises game nights on Wednesdays. The members are usually seen to gather in 346 Curry Student Center to play the coolest video games of all - ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ and ‘Mario Kart’, to name a...

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professor

Psychology is a serious subject, requiring focus and dedication. People pursuing or teaching this subject are seen to neglect their other passion(s), to make this their ultimate goal. However, John Coley is an amazing exception to this. This Northeastern University professor is a member of the blues-rock band, called ‘The Stacking Stones’. He’s the bass player of the band, which is nothing but a musical...

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Chang

It is only seldom that students are inspired to study everything they can in the world, and when they are hit with this inspiration, society makes them stick to one thing. Hayoung Chang, however, is a pleasant exception. Chang has an interest not only in arts and sciences but also in sports and general exploration of other avenues – and she does everything in her...

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