Skateboard venture is on the incline

One year since embarking on a mis­sion to elim­i­nate ocean plastic pol­lu­tion, Bureo Skate­boards has now sold 2,000 boards, part­nered with Patag­onia, and estab­lished key rela­tion­ships with Chile’s fishing community.

The storytelling and popularity of Serial

The true crime pod­cast from This Amer­ican Life “takes us back to one of the most basic tenets of sto­ry­telling: sus­pense,” says jour­nalist Dina Kraft, asso­ciate pro­gram coor­di­nator of Northeastern’s Media Inno­va­tion program.

3Qs: When the news makes mistakes

North­eastern jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder weighs in on how news out­lets’ backpedaling on high-​​profile sto­ries in light of ques­tions about sources can affect their cred­i­bility, and how they can regain it.

Tech, community leaders discuss workforce diversity

North­eastern University-​​Seattle con­vened top offi­cials from tech­nology and biotech com­pa­nies in the North­west and com­mu­nity leaders including Rev. Jesse Jackson to dis­cuss ways to increase oppor­tu­nity and income equality for minori­ties and women in these sectors.

And the gingerbread houses came crumbling down

Build not to fail” is a lesson all civil engi­neers are taught. But failure was the only option at the annual student-​​run gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion and oh was it sweet fun!

Demo Day celebrates student innovation

After seven weeks of intense devel­op­ment and prepa­ra­tion, the young entre­pre­neurs behind 16 star­tups pre­sented their ven­tures to the North­eastern com­mu­nity Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.