How Northeastern students aim to break college language barriers
A student-led organization at Northeastern University is aiming to break language barriers for students and families who are non-native English speakers by translating information on university web pages from English into other languages. The LANG Initiative (Language Accessibility of Northeastern COVID-19 Guidelines) was created in…
[Recipe] Creamy Tortellini with Turkey: A twist to the traditional Italian pasta
As an Italo-Venezuelan, I am always inventing and reinventing dishes that use ingredients from the regions I come from combined with others that might not be traditional, but still go well together without compromising the flavor.
[Video] 2016 to 2020: How have visa processing times changed?
For non-U.S. citizens who are seeking employment after graduation, how long does it take for you to get the visa you need? Moreover, what are the different forms you must complete for employment based immigration, and how long does it take for each of those…
Why make the world whiter? The shadow of ‘colorism’ in India
Brown. That’s the word that most people use to identify my skin tone, as well as the skin tones of Indians across the world. A seemingly simple word that doesn’t cover the wide range of skin tones that Indians have and hilariously assumes that all…
[Recipe] Bolón De Verde: The beloved green plantain ball
Green plantains are part of everyday meals in Ecuador and they are a must for the classic dishes of Ecuadorian cuisine.
My first movie experience in China amid the coronavirus pandemic
There are signs that the coronavirus in China is on the wane, and one of them is that cinemas in low risk areas reopened in the fourth week of July, with plenty of precautions. Cinemas in China had been temporarily closed since Jan. 24 after…
[Recipe] LuoBo Xia: A seafood dish from eastern China
LuoBo Xia is the Chinese name for this dish. “LuoBo” means the green radish and “Xia” means shrimp. It belongs to the famous Lu cuisine from China. This is a main course that often appears on the dinner table at my house.
Int’l students contribute immeasurable benefits to US universities
American universities attract thousands of international students from across the world every year, allowing for richer global perspectives and diverse interactions on campus. However, in the news, international students are often downsized to the sizable financial contributions they make to the U.S. economy. That minimization…
[Recipe] Shavige Payasa: An easy-to-make south Indian dessert
In my home state of Karnataka in south India, Shavige Payasa is a sweet dish that is cooked during festivals and birthdays. “Shavige” means vermicelli and “Payasa” is a type of pudding.