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Chinese Students Recommend the Best Chinese Restaurants in Boston

Jiayi Hao, Kedi Zhu, and Rui Sun June 15, 2023

As Chinese students in America, we have come across people to several countries asking us one question – “what’s the best Chinese restaurant in Boston in your opinion?”  When one looks for this...

Clay models of Hindu castes

Opinion: The Indian Diaspora In Silicon Valley Has a Caste Advantage That Hides Under Deafening Silence

Oishika Hota, Editor May 29, 2023

The South Asian diaspora must wear a cloak of shame now that it has forced a city in the United States to recognize and take action against a discriminatory system that immigrates to the West every time...

The past, present and potential future of Thailand’s “Boys’ Love” series

The past, present and potential future of Thailand’s “Boys’ Love” series

and Varikuti Partha Sarathy Reddy May 15, 2023

Origins of BL Series: Japan to Thailand Boys’ Love, commonly refered to as “BL,” is a genre of romantic drama the usually takes form of novels, manga, anime, movies or TV series. The origin of...


A Life of Losing Language

Petrina Danardatu, Contributor February 15, 2023

I speak like a 3-year-old. That’s usually how I’ll respond when somebody asks how well I speak Bahasa Indonesia—or, Indonesian. It’s always embarrassing to say, but it’s the most accurate...

The Last Kings of Shanghai”: Jonathan Kaufmann in conversation on new book @ Northeastern University

“The Last Kings of Shanghai”

Sabira Khalili, Contributor February 14, 2023

When one leaves the Cathay hotel on Shanghai’s famous waterfront, the majesty of the legacy of China’s two great Jewish dynasties is at its most visible and glamorous.   Professor Kaufman talked...

Northeastern’s students share concerns about recent shootings

Xinyun (Jessie) Wang, Associate Editor February 9, 2023

In response to the Lunar New year shooting tragedy in California, some Northeastern students share their concerns about the incident and their place in America:  Kai Jin-Doran, a second year neuroscience...

View of El Ávila, the main mountain overlooking Caracas.

Caracas, The City That Wears Makeup

Diego M., Contributor February 7, 2023

Vacations in Venezuela are not that simple. Despite feeling excited to return, I recognize that the blissful ignorance of family and memories cover the harsh reality. I’m often asked, “Do you miss...

Prime Minister  Modi addressing the crowd at a public function in Agartala, Tripura on Jan. 4, 2022.

India’s Censorship Question

Oishika Hota, Editor February 6, 2023

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi finds himself embroiled in controversy after the Indian government’s recent ban on a two-part BBC documentary. The documentary criticizes him for his alleged role...

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. 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 “Jenny” 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...

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