Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fighting injustice, one country at a time

When Boston demonstrators peacefully united downtown for Egyptian government reform on Feb. 9, Northeastern University’s Omar Duwaji led the crowd’s chants. I attended the event in Copley Square to take photographs for a class assignment. While I was there, I … Continue reading

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Global Voices: The world is talking, are you listening?

Moments before Professor Kennedy told the class this morning about today’s guest lecturer, worrisome thoughts crossed my mind about the final project. Tomorrow I will meet with Jillian York, the main person I will focus on for the assignment. But … Continue reading

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A week devoted to each human’s rights and freedoms

I have been thinking a lot about women’s rights lately – about human rights in general, actually. As I have mentioned before, since January, people around the world have protested gas prices, unemployment, dictatorships, wage cuts, minority rights, higher education … Continue reading

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A lesson on Howe to (or Howe not to) appreciate crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe, a Nieman Fellow this past year at Harvard University who is currently teaching a multimedia graduate class at Northeastern University, guest-lectured during Friday’s class. Howe covers the media and entertainment industry. But, most importantly, he has reported on the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Dealing with the code of silence

This afternoon I attended a “Gender Matters Series” event on campus. The panel – Robin M. Chandler, Lihua Wang and Linda K. Fuller – discussed real life stories of victims and activists whose writings are the foundation of their 2010 … Continue reading

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Woody’s Grill & Tap: A hidden gem in Boston’s Back Bay

At Woody’s Grill & Tap, pizza has graduated from greasy to grown-up. The restaurant, located at 58 Hemenway St. in Boston, is a dependable hideaway in a college neighborhood: Its nestled facade blends in with Northeastern University’s residence halls and … Continue reading

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Egyptians vote in test of shift to democracy

Today, thousands of Egyptians are lining up to vote – many for the first time – on constitutional amendments sponsored by the ruling military. The nationwide referendum is the first major test of the country’s transition to democracy after a … Continue reading

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