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A woman being a CEO of a leading company of fashion and luxury products is a big deal, but Maureen Chiquet was more than just that. She might be the former global CEO of Chanel now, but her whole life – professional and personal – is a perfect example of how women should defy societal as well as gender roles. From being a literature major...

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cabaret

Laurie Achin, a Northeastern University professor, never let herself stop just because she can’t hear anyone the way people do. She is deaf, and therefore, is not at all able to hear any of the music, let alone the lyrics or even dialogues. However, being a Sign Language professor, she had someone interpret a musical performance for the first time in her life – and...

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Evolution of language

Language is more than a mere means of communication. It is a part of one’s culture, heritage, ideology, and belief. What once originated as a primal need of human beings, is now connecting everything and everyone globally from the grass-root level, while changing. A hundred years ago our vocabulary contained ‘thy’, ‘thine’, and ‘thou’, whereas, today we don’t even have the time to address someone...

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film

Surprisingly, films tend to have a huge impact on the lives of people. Bobette Buster, a professor at Northeastern University had a similar experience when he watched The Elephant Man for the first time. He understood how influential a cinema can be and how emotional the power of a song can be. And this sound has given her a mesmerising experience in cinema.   Her work with...

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Cinema is undoubtedly one of the most influential art forms that exist today. Films, documentaries, and almost any kind of audio-visual content released on any medium have the power to open up long-forgotten narratives and almost change the game. In the last decade, we have seen the start and continuation of many legacies- the franchise culture is not something new to Hollywood. Series such as...

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civetta

Christie Civetta, a fifth-year Human Services major, delivered the undergraduate student speaker address at Northeastern University’s 113th Commencement on May 8. She expresses being selected for this honour, “It was an incredible feeling to know that other people thought I would be great at this. I’m pretty excited.” Civetta has known she wanted to work in human services to help those in need ever since...

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The Great Mayan Civilisations left its traces in the ancient ruins that can be found in Mexico in the form of quick peek into the lives of the acclaimed civilisation in the history of mankind. Guatemala and Mexico share common cultural history from the Mayan civilisation that existed before colonialism. The former is home to some of the most impressive ancient architecture of Mayan ruins...

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