Art and Culture

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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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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Geometry has evolved through time and now, can be given the shape of art. Today’s artists use various shapes, angles, and lines to give shape and definition to their art. This type of art, blended with math, is generally referred to as Op Art or Optical Art. Katy Ann Gilmore, a master’s graduate in fine arts created an optical art in the Snell Engineering Centre on Northeastern...

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aerial robots

The contractor of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be starting Phase 4 of the construction of Longfellow Bridge. It is the one that connects Boston to Cambridge, with its trademark ‘salt and pepper’ towers directing you to your destination. There are, however, rumours of the work being delayed.   Northeastern University’s Jerome Hajjar – and his colleagues – is keen to stop the delay problem once...

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iceland airwaves

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland, holds an annual five-day music festival for one week every fall. It becomes, quite literally, the live music capital of the whole of the Scandinavia. Caitlyn Dougher, Northeastern University student, helped a lot to organise the event. She, a music industry major, is enthusiastic about this festival. “The city lights up and people go crazy,” said Dougher.   In her last semester,...

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Custom stair building is something of a dying art. It’s a true craftsman’s pursuit, a highly technical yet creative job, building the finely detailed centerpieces of high-end homes. Chase Bivona is a civil engineering student at the Northeastern University, who is doing a six months co-op programme in Melbourne, Australia. He smooths out the rough edges of a stringer, which is the foundation component of a staircase...

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Religious

The major part of the population (as per the findings of a survey) doubt the existence of God and religion. Most of the Americans do not have a religious affiliation. Susan Setta, an associate professor of Religious Studies at the Northeastern University explained this rise of unbelief and atheism among the youth of America. When asked about the causes behind the waning of belief in God,...

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hashtag

You might be aware of the social media campaign started by the New York Police Department under the hashtag #MyNYPD. The Department announced on its Twitter to use this hashtag while tweeting their photos with police officers. It was merry for a whole, with a handful of people sharing pretty harmless pictures with officers. However, the tide turned when the hashtag got hijacked. In an...

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African-American

Life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated by Northeastern University’s School of Law in a lecture titled ‘Voices from the Black Migration’. The lecture was delivered by Pulitzer Prize- Winning author Isabel Wilkerson, who spoke about the African-American experience. A law professor, Margaret Burnham, founder of the ‘Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project’ was interviewed and asked about the significance and...

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Unicorn Food

Instagram is full of trends which actually changes day after day. The trend of ‘Unicorn Food’ started almost two years ago; and what’s more? It is still trending! It might be because Starbucks had started ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’. From then on, it was found in everything, in toast and noodles, soups, and bagels. Is social media responsible to make this latest food popular, or any other...

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