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Boston’s Crowded Chinatown for Lunar New Year Festivities Offers Promise for Year of the Rabbit

Boston’s Crowded Chinatown for Lunar New Year Festivities Offers Promise for Year of the Rabbit

Aiden Stein, Contributor February 1, 2023

Thousands gathered for Boston Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday Jan. 29, as colorful processions of performers filled the streets and storefronts of the neighborhood. Local officials...

Northeasterns mascot Paws excited to see fans back at Matthews Arena, Boston.

International Students Discover Passion for Ice Hockey

Xinyun (Jessie) Wang, Associate Editor January 19, 2023

“Let’s go Huskies! Let’s go Huskies!”  If you ever visit Matthews Arena for a hockey game, you will always see a group of Chinese students cheering for the athletes. Ice hockey is a sport...

Indian Cinema Bags its First Golden Globe with M. M. Keeravanis “Naatu Naatu”

Indian Cinema Bags its First Golden Globe with M. M. Keeravani’s “Naatu Naatu”

Oishika Hota, Editor January 13, 2023

Golden Globe history was made on Wednesday by M.M. Keeravani with his song “Naatu Naatu” from the Telugu (South Indian language) movie RRR (“Rise Roar, Revolt.”) The film won the award for “Best...

Shannon Tyo in Ma-Yi Theater Company’s production of The Chinese Lady.

“The Chinese Lady” Sparks Reflection on Asian American History

Jieyi Zhou and Yuqing Jin January 10, 2023

"The Chinese Lady," a play staged in the Central Square Theatre in Cambridge in November 2022, tells the story of Afong Moy, one of the earliest known Chinese female immigrants to the United States. The...

Memorial Held in Boston To Mourn Victims Of Xinjiang Fire

Memorial Held in Boston To Mourn Victims Of Xinjiang Fire

Yingyi Chen, Co-Op December 1, 2022

Dozens of people attended a memorial service on Sunday at Boston’s Faneuil Hall on Sunday Nov. 27 to mourn the victims of a recent fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, China.  The fire started in an...

British PM Rishi Sunak outside of No.10 Downing Street in London, England.

OPINION: PM Sunak Not “Reverse Colonization” Many Indians Hope

Oishika Hota, Editor November 30, 2022

Announced on the auspicious day of Diwali, a major Indian festival celebrating the victory of light over darkness, was the news of Rishi Sunak’s rise to prime minister of the United Kingdom. This...

A flooded market in Pakistan’s Sindh Province by Hassaan Gondal for TIME

Why Pakistan’s Flood Devastation Has Lost Our Attention

Gya Gupta, Contributor November 4, 2022

The energetic voices of bargaining customers and the smell of fragrant street food accompanied Zara Mann, 25, as she roamed around multicolored stalls on the busy paths of Islamabad, Pakistan. Mann, a...

Caves in the Petra Archeological Site. The caves that pockmark the mountainsides, inhabited for millennia, are now mostly empty.

A Love Letter to the Desert

Maya Maroni, Contributor October 31, 2022

“You really love the desert?” Hadi asked quizzically, wrapping his head around the idea after I went on about the landscapes of Jordan, my childhood, once again. The greens of my summer in Lebanon...

Anna May Wong was a famous Chinese American movie star.

Legendary Actor Anna May Wong to Be First Asian American on Currency

Ruhan Ye, Co-Op October 24, 2022

Legendary Hollywood actor Anna May Wong is set to reappear in the public eye; this time on a quarter, and not the big screen, as the first Asian American to be represented on currency. As only the fifth...

 The Lebanese flag on a building during protests in the country’s capital, Beirut. CC: Charbel Karam.

Talk @ Northeastern – “Lebanon in Freefall: Government Corruption, Economic Collapse, and the Growing Demands on Civil Society”

Yingyi Chen, Co-Op October 18, 2022

As Lebanon struggles with a corrupt and paralyzed government, economic collapse, and the aftermath of the Beirut explosion, civil society is under pressure to demonstrate leadership in the face of unprecedented...

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Xi reaffirms China’s adherence to zero-Covid policy in congress, after rare protest in Beijing

Lausky Liu, Contributor October 17, 2022

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party opened on Sunday with an address delivered by Xi Jinping, the general secretary, summarizing the party’s achievements and new five-year agenda....

Xi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in September 2022.

Xi Jinping Expected to Break Precedent at Chinese National Congress

Morgan Gelfand, Contributor October 14, 2022

This Sunday, October 16, 2022, the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will meet in Beijing to elect the party’s top leaders for the next five-year term. Xi Jinping, China’s head of...

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