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York: It’s our job to seek out the world

Jillian York’s humble personality prevents her from boastfully speaking about her global impact as a digital activist. With the help of social media, though, York vigorously advocates for international freedom of expression in her full-time work and volunteer positions. In … Continue reading

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A new summer itinerary

The university has spoken: The former Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt will now be an excursion to Jordan and Turkey. My first thoughts upon hearing the update were filled with disappointment since I spent an entire semester focusing my … Continue reading

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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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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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Finding a local perspective on Egypt

Believe it or not, it is already time for students to think about the end of the semester. For my final project for “Reinventing the News,” I will profile Jillian York, a Boston-based writer, blogger and activist who follows the … Continue reading

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A taste of Italy…and Japan

Boston’s North End is known as the city’s Little Italy. More than 100 restaurants in the area offer hearty cuisines, mouth-watering pastries and rich espresso blends. A night out in the North End often leaves area college students with empty … Continue reading

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Leilet Omr: Exploring the diversity of the Middle East

At least 50 people experienced the cultural diversity of the Arab world at Leilet Omr on Sunday, Feb. 13. Northeastern University’s Arab Student Association (ArabSA) and the International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI) sponsored the event, which was held at the Fenway Center … Continue reading

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