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Boston Phoenix archives donated to Northeastern

For nearly 50 years, The Boston Phoenix, which ceased pub­li­ca­tion in 2013, was Boston’s alter­na­tive news­paper of record, the first word on social jus­tice, pol­i­tics, as well as the arts and music scene. Now, thanks to a gift from Phoenix owner Stephen Mindich, that work will be pre­served for pos­terity in Snell Library’s Archives and Spe­cial Collections.

Day in the life: Co-​​op at Ocean Spray

Christina Fer­rara, E’16, is cur­rently on co-​​op at Ocean Spray. From working to increase plant effi­ciency to taste tests in the lab, Fer­rara has learned what life is like working for one of the largest grower-​​owned coop­er­a­tives in the world.

3Qs: What using the name ‘Daesh,’ rather than ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL,’ really means

Three fac­ulty members—Jonathan Kaufman, director of the School of Jour­nalism, Shakir Mustafa, teaching pro­fessor of Arabic, and Heather Lit­tle­field, asso­ciate teaching pro­fessor in linguistics—explain the dif­fer­ences among the names ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh and why they matter.

Social entrepreneur urges students to pursue passions, never give up

Jim Ziolkowski, the founder of buildOn, a non­profit working to break the cycle of poverty and illit­eracy through edu­ca­tion and ser­vice, has a com­pelling mes­sage for aspiring entre­pre­neurs: ‘con­front your fears,’ ‘pursue what’s impor­tant to you.’