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Art Spiegelman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator. During his lecture at Northeastern University, he said, “Comics burn their way passed your peripheral defenses into your brain directly through the eyeball. They dig deep because they work the same way your brain works.” The lecture was held as a memorial for Morton E. Ruderman. It was presented by the University’s Humanities Center as well...

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As the day progresses, students, as well as small businesses, start to slump. To provide a viable solution, students of Northeastern University, Djan Madruga, Francisco Carchedi, and Victor Bittar created an app that would establish a link between the students and these businesses. The app, which was released in the app store in October 2017, connects the Northeastern campus with the businesses near them. These...

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In the crowded shipping port of Boston Harbour, around six humpback whales were spotted. According to a professor of the Northeastern University, Joseph Ayers the whales were not lost but were looking for snacks. They were probably attracted to the fish baits around that area.   Ayers, who has been a part of the Marine Science Centre and has specialised on neurophysiology, is of the idea that...

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Dr. Dante Shepherd

Lucas Landherr is a doctoral student at Cornell University, studying chemical engineering. And like any other student, he has his unfulfilled dreams haunting his thoughts. While his professional goal of being a professor is still a long time away, he wanted a creative outlet to distract him from the pressure and stress. He wrote a spec script a while ago. Spec Script is a comedy...

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Social Media

Social media is one of the largest and the most important parts of today’s modern life. We create our social images through various sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Northeastern University’s ‘College of Science’, a trio of social media experts (Jeff Cutler, Lisa Van Der Pool, Todd Van Hoosear) discuss about a few regulations of these various platforms.   Firstly, the experts discuss the serious objectives of...

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all bodies are beautiful

The issue of body-shaming is not new in society. Certain unrealistic standards of how one’s body should be have been ingrained by the patriarchy. The ideals of this structure profit many opportunistic companies. Recently, models and actresses such as Jameela Jamil and many others have opened up about how difficult it is to maintain their bodies that is “acceptable” according to the standards of the...

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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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When using our phones in the classroom we often hide behind our peers or put the phone in the desk to check what’s new in our Instagram feed.  But you would not have to do that in Yanat Monica Canavan’s Spanish class. She prefers student using their phones to browse Instagram and communicate in Spanish language with one another.   Canavan, an assistant academic specialist, presents the...

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paperless

Going paperless is appreciated and much needed these days. Therefore, In the world of college textbooks and journals, Northeastern University is going completely paperless. The University has made a lifetime partnership with an efficient digital media company in Silicon Valley. A large storage facility now stands tall in Belize, which will contain boxed up books. Textbooks, journals, and periodicals will get replaced by digital...

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