Diplomats

Story by Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Co-op⎜Photo by Catherine Titcomb As Americans, we often do not show enough respect towards those serving us overseas who are advancing American interests, helping the most vulnerable populations such as refugees and asylum seekers, keeping our citizens safe in times of need of evacuation, and facilitating negotiations before wars can even…

Alaska: Wild and Wonderful

Story by Amelia Langan, Personal Trip⎜Photo by Amelia Langan Being immersed in nature is both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience that allows us to understand our place in this vast world. Last July, I traveled to Alaska with my family for two weeks on what would transcend an ordinary vacation. Boarding the flight to Anchorage,…

The Aloha State

Story and Photo by Samantha Greig, Global Co-op In Hawaii, Aloha is more than just a greeting. Aloha is a way of life and a symbol of love and acceptance that creates the beautiful island spirit. The spirit of Aloha manifests itself in the Hawaiian culture in a plethora of subtle ways that breathe even…

The Caribbean Conundrum of Cuba

By Paige Welch, Global Co-op (Any views or opinions expressed in the following article are strictly those of author and do not reflect the beliefs of Northeastern Global Journal.) Being a Spanish major with an interest in history, I have always dreamed of going to Cuba. The island is a fountain of culture and has played…

Rethinking Spring Break in Mexico

By Sophie Horn-Mellish, Global Co-op What could be more attractive than an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for spring break? Beautiful ocean views, warm sun to interrupt freezing Boston, and all-you-can-drink margaritas. The flights there aren’t too expensive either, and the whole country is generally affordable; more so than Florida, which is another popular spring break destination….

Exploring my Mexican-Brazilian Heritage

By Mikaela Cole When I was ten years old, I decided that I wanted to visit all fifty states of the U.S. before I turn thirty. There’s been a map on my wall tracking my progress in achieving that goal, and every time I see it, I’m reminded of who I am and what I…

The Catalyst to Building Meaningful Relationships

By Shivank Taksali Countless chemical reactions occur in the human body every second of every day. These are made possible with the help of biological catalysts called enzymes. Enzymes reduce the activation energy required for a chemical reaction to take place. Similarly, we encounter a multitude of human interactions in our day-to-day routine. Shared experiences…

Borderized Bodies: The Performance of Becoming Human

Story by Devin Windelspecht Arts and the Social Sciences are often seen as polar opposite ways of looking at our world. Whereas social science may approach an issue analytically and objectively, art instead seeks to get at the raw, unfiltered aspects that social scientists tend to gloss over: the emotions, desires, hopes and dreams of…

Killer Robots: The Future of Artificial Intelligence?

  Story by Sarah Tyrrell From self-driving cars, to digital personal assistants, to remote controlled drone pilots, modern developments in artificial intelligence technology have changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives- and the research is still developing.  With these advancements comes the concern that autonomous robots, differentiated from human-controlled drones, could soon be used…

Importance of a Global Perspective

Story and photo by Zoe Murphy I’ve lived in six countries, across four continents, in the last twenty one years. Growing up cross-culturally has taught me lessons no classroom or textbook ever could. I see people as a collection of their experiences, rather than pigeonholing them based on their ethnicity, assumed cultural norms or traditions….