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Starting a life different from sports dreams

23-year old professional baseball player, Walker Olis was worn down by an injury and the daily grind of pro baseball. He was looking forward to exploring a new career which was not the same as his dream sport, baseball.   Olis, who was an outfielder from Burlington, Washington, said “I knew at that moment. It was bittersweet to be told that you failed.  However, at the same...

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Cyclists swear by massage therapy. They prefer it as it helps them to loosen tight spots, flush toxic chemicals, and keep their fibres smooth. It helps relax their muscles and heal sore spots after long hours on the saddle. Northeastern University has taken an initiative where physical therapy students will be waiting for racers to massage them and help them stretch out.   This will be conducted...

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Ourpath helped Piekarski in finding his path

Ourpath helped Alek Piekarski find his path. He got a co-op offer from a financial technology company in Chicago and it felt like his future was set. Yet, something didn’t feel right because he belonged in Europe. While he was in Edinburgh last year for a study abroad stint, he applied to software engineering co-ops in the U.S. and throughout Europe, but London was where...

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Boston- ‘Home Away From Home’

Brandon and Bradley Goldstein, students at Northeastern University have taken up the task to bring the authenticity of their birthplace, Singapore and Jakarta to Boston.  “I feel like our culture is underrepresented in a lot of ways, so being able to showcase our food, our dance, our music for a melting-pot audience, it’s amazing,” says the elder brother, Brandon Goldstein.  The two brothers kicked off one of...

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a career after ballet

Changing career streams has never been easy for anyone, especially, when you have been in the same profession for decades. Dancing is a profession that demands a lot from the artists, this sometimes leaves the artists lacking in other skills they need to pursue a career after dancing.   “As a dancer, you’re so focused on yourself as an individual; every day I’d go into work and...

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empathy

Apart from a few rotten tomatoes in our society, everyone loves dogs. However, not less than our own babies, right? Well, an interesting study begs to differ. Northeastern University’s professors, Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke found out that we have almost equal empathy for puppies and dogs as well as for babies and kids of our own species. What’s even more interesting is that this...

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an idea that is important to you and of significance to other people

An idea you are passionate about is a good start. Your idea doesn’t have to be super solid and you don’t have to know all of the detail. All you need is an idea that is important to you and of significance to other people. For Sofia Catalina,  the only thing she really cared about was sustainability and renewable energy. She started her journey in...

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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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changing the way we react to failure is important.

What failure really means and how we look at it is changing. Nidhi Mehta, a freshman at Northeastern University, has already trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp and it couldn’t have been possible without facing failure. She has already achieved the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award; volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Make-A-Wish, Patana. Always exploring new things is something she...

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Colour

As an artist, you think about the form of any project first and then think about the colours you are going to use. However, from the point of view of the viewer, they focus first on the colour scheme of any project. Colour scheme is what catches the eye of the viewer. Once the installation gets the attention, the viewer notices the form it represents.   “Usually...

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