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Arundhati Roy writes in the Guardian that literature is important because it gives us an escape and teaches us not only the mere factual information about a particular event and movements but connects us with the emotions of the victims and the oppressed. Literature in this sense is the most vital means of education. Knowledge for the sake of factual data is useless. Unless, we...

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Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community to bring about a change for them

Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community in Massachusetts, it is about time for a change in the society. The  devastating disparities can be seen in the life of an immigrant child as compared to a child born in the U.S. Juan Gallego belongs to Colombia, where he was born and raised. Later, the family fled their homeland and sought asylum in Massachusetts 15 years...

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According to the World Health Organisation, it is a win-win situation when women can decide for themselves when they are ready to conceive. However, for those who are not ready to conceive, several contraceptives like a patch, intrauterine system, vaginal ring, and contraceptive injection exist. The least intrusive among them is a daily contraceptive pill; however, forgetting to take any of these pills can prove...

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Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living. Poverty means that the income level from employment is so low that basic human needs can't be met. Poverty-stricken people and families might go without proper housing, clean water, healthy food, and medical attention. Each nation may have its own threshold that...

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Writing a catchy headline has always been considered a skill, it should attract as many readers as possible. It is considered as a golden rule in journalism. However, in this age of digital progress, clickbait has acquired the synonym of online journalism. The word is used pejoratively to describe headlines that are often misleading. It refers to sensationalised news that tempts to click on the...

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Storytelling at "Women Who Empower" summit

Storytelling has immense power in connecting and influencing people. It is an art form that has been used since the beginning of language to pass on people’s experiences and stories. It still holds that immense power of attracting people and passing down histories. Thus, an event organised by Northeastern University that celebrated stories. It was called the ‘Women Who Empower’ summit. Guests like entrepreneurs, award-winning...

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Orange Is the New Black is an American web series, a blend of drama and comedy. It is based on true incidents narrated in Piper Kerman’s autobiography- “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”. She narrates her experience at a minimum-security federal prison at the FCI Danbury.  The series has attracted many critics and fans binge-watching the series. However, Natasha Frost...

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According to a research conducted by The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), “nearly 1 in 10 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over 4 in 10 enrollees younger than 65 with long-term disabilities experience food insecurity.” This issue of food insecurity stems from healthcare concerns. Food insecurity occurs when people are unable to get access to food due to high poverty. This often becomes a...

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starbucks on wheels, the new go to place to get coffee.

Starbucks on wheels, yay or nay? Northeastern Dining rolled out a Starbucks bike, last fall. The bike serves 16-ounce cups of Nitro Cold Brew coffee for $4.99. It can hold nine gallons of Nitro Cold Brew (three 3-gallon kegs), which is infused with nitrogen as it pours out of the tap, giving the coffee a thick, foamy top.   Snell squad is one of the busiest places...

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