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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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Professor of Comparative Ethnic studies and American studies at Washington State University, David Leonard says, “ Racism and blackface is an assertion of power and control, it allows society to routinely and historically to imagine African Americans as not fully human. It serves to rationalise violence and Jim Crow segregation”. Roots of the blackface can be found in the centuries-old theatrical productions in Europe, most...

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E-cigarettes and vapes banned under the Trump administration

The harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vape have been no secret. Recently, a few countries including America and India took a bold step of  completely banning e-cigarettes and vapes. The largest group of consumers of these products are the young adults and the youth. Nearly one-third of middle and high school students have been reportedly exposed to aerosol, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey...

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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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behind

Northeastern University saw Katherine Boo speak about her book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. The students and the other members of the Northeastern Community heard her resourceful insights about the people, places, and inequalities in India. India is actually the inspiration behind her book.   The book was included in the University’s...

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ransomware

After a coordinated ransomware attack took place on 22 local governments in Texas, one has to think about the security of the voter’s database and how it is possible that it may be hacked and misused during the elections. Robert Mueller, in a special report, had said that the Russians had breached the voter’s data during the 2016 elections. This is backed up by intelligence...

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the red flag law will reduce gun violence

In the wake of recent mass shootings in America, President Donald Trump, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, and many other congressmen are encouraging the implementation of ERPO- Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also referred to as the “Red Flag Law” in America. This gun violence prevention law is believed to be a way to make society a much safer place. Researchers say this will not only...

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expressions

It is a known fact that there are six primary emotions everybody is capable of feeling. Those are happiness, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust. Subsequently, we express each of these emotions using more or less the same set of facial movements. It makes recognising these emotions very easy. The person’s background and credentials then hardly matter.   Lisa Feldman Barrett, however, begs to differ. She is...

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