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Mannequins reflect our lives

Mannequins are usually only seen as vessels of the medium of sales and advertising products. This word comes from the French word mannequin, which had acquired the meaning "an artist's jointed model", which in turn came from the Flemish word manneken, meaning "little man, figurine".  However, that’s not what Ralph Pucci from Northeastern University seems to think. He understands an even deeper meaning of their...

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Life after dancing

Any type of performing art, be it sports, dancing, or singing, etc., usually comes with early retirement. Most artists struggle to find work after that to make ends meet. They can coach other people but that does not have as many opportunities. Most professionals don’t have any other degree or the experience required to enter a new field or look for a job.   Northeastern University recently...

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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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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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Education for everyone

As the world is evolving and growing, so is the status of education. Competition is stronger and broader than ever. Every educational institution is on the look-out to widen its exposure and change the system of education. The main purpose is to promote personal growth and development, boosting levels of self-confidence, and enhancing the quality of life. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors...

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As a dancer, she loves that she can express anything through dance.

As a professional ballet dancer for the past two decades, Kathleen Breen Combes grew accustomed to changing directions on a dime. She did it since she was 18—floating across the stage during productions of Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake, among many others. Breen Combes ended her 16-year-old career at the Boston ballet with a final performance of ELA, Rhapsody in Blue on...

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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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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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