Welcome to the NU Age – Homecoming 2013 (Part 3)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if that’s the case we’re generating a lot of talk.  Homecoming wrapped up with the Men’s Hockey Game, Thanksgiving baskets for the Haley House, Alumni volunteer Luncheon, Empowerfest, and last but not least, the Homecoming Comedian.  Here are some pics to spark the conversation!

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Welcome to the NU Age – Homecoming 2013 (Part 2)

Homecoming week continued with Meet the Court & Husky Decorating on Wednesday.  Meet the Court was obviously a great way to meet the candidates, but perhaps the best part were these adorable husky-themed Georgetown cupcakes!

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We’re excited to find out who will rule the court after all!  Thursday brought out a ton of husky pride with the Red & Black Fair.  Free Boloco was served!  Which pretty much makes any occasion beyond awesome.  Paws paid a visit, there was face painting and ridiculous pictures.  What more could a college student want?

As the theme for Homecoming this year is ‘Welcome to the NU Age’ we chose to decorate our Husky with a highly modern and technological flair.  The husky was decorated to resemble a circuit, representative of how we are all connected, past, present, and future huskies.  We all need each other to function properly and reach our ultimate goal, just as an actual circuit needs all of its parts in order to light up an object, for example.  Sure do hope it wins so we can continue to reign over homecoming for having the most school spirit!

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We can’t wait for the homecoming comedian TOMORROW! And hope to see you all there!

Shout-out to Aylin Orhan and Maria Caudle for all the awesome pictures of the events!

Homecoming 2013 – Welcome to the NU Age (Part 1)

Homecoming 2013 has started with a bang, as we enter “The NU Age.”  The week kicked off with a community service event, and trivia later that night.  VP of R&R, Adriana Jodoin, attended the event and had quite enjoyed it.  In commentary, she said, “trivia night was really fun because it was really fast-paced.  They only let us answer for about 30 seconds or less.  Tor some of the rounds, they would play a top 40 song and you would have to answer the song during that period.  That made it really fun!  And there were really cool prizes for the top 3 winners.  The first place prize was bean pot tickets, second place prize was a Northeastern sweatshirt blanket, and third place was NEU longsleeved shirts.  BHOP, soda, and candy were served, which was pretty awesome!  The fast pace of it made it highly entertaining.  It made the trivia highly challenging and rewarding.”

Tuesday brought our signature event, Mayor of Huntington Avenue.  The debate was rapid-fire.  Candidates truly showed their hilarious sides, and it will definitely be a tough pick for greek life and GDI’s alike.  Possibly one of the best highlights of the show was a visit from a past mayor, Gene Crepeau, who graduated NEU in 1962.  He reminded students and candidates that being MOHA is truly an honor.  Not only is it an opportunity to leave your mark, but it is a critical chance to connect everyone on campus, and make change, as the mayor represents the liaison between OAR and the student body.  Check out their campaign videos if you need an extra push in any direction.  Don’t forget to vote on myNEU this week!  Voting closes Thursday.


Rachel Basso, BHS’17

Albert Brandano, DMSB’14

Taylor Goldman, DMSB’14

Max Jeshiva, DMSB’14

William Riggs, DMSB’16

Jose Rodrigues, COS/14

Don’t want to miss another event?  You can live stream the entire week using this link: http://neu.orgsync.com/NUview

Mayor of Huntington Avenue – Meet the Candidates


Max Jeshiva
D’Amore McKim School of Business, 2014

My name is Max Jeshiva, and I am a senior at Northeastern University majoring in business with a concentration in finance. Since my freshman year, I have been a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. I have completed three co-ops, with my most recent one being at MFS. I have been strongly involved on campus and am super excited for Homecoming this year. Go Huskies!


Taylor Goldman
D’Amore McKim School of Business, 2014

My name is Taylor Goldman and I am a fifth-year senior from Chicago, Ill. If everything goes according to plan, I will be graduating this spring with a degree in Business Administration (Marketing and Management concentrations) as well as a minor in Psychology. To put it simply, I love Northeastern and I am a huge sports nut. Not only have I more than enjoyed my time on campus attending Northeastern hockey and hoops games, I’ve also been able to participate in co-ops with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Football League. With my Mayor of Huntington Avenue campaign, I am trying to bring back the old-fashioned spirit of the contest that included ridiculous advertising and tons of school spirit. Hopefully I can do just that!


Rachel Basso
Bouvé College of Health Sciences, 2017
My name is Rachel Basso an I am currently a sophomore here at Northeastern University. I entered my freshmen year to pursue degree in Physical Therapy, but have switched to Communication Studies, a field of study more closely aligned with my passions and interests. I am an active volunteer in Peace Through Play, and now serve on the Executive Board as the Director of Events and Recruitment. I am a recent member of the Entrepreneurs Club and am currently competing in the Husky Start-Up Challenge. Having been a three-season high school athlete, I still love a good workout and devote much of my spare time to exercise.


William Riggs
D’Amore McKim School of Business, 2016
Hey there, my name is Will Riggs. I’m a business major and Italian minor currently in my middler year. I love traveling, watching classic movies, and the occasional amateur taxidermy. In my time here at Northeastern, I have had the pleasure of getting to know an incredibly diverse student body and am proud to represent both Alpha Epsilon Pi and Northeastern Hillel in my candidacy for Mayor of Huntington Avenue. Go Huskies!


Jose Rodrigues
College of Science, 2014

My name is Jose Rodrigues. I was born and raised in Stoughton, MA which is 20 minutes south of Boston (We have the IKEA). I’m a 5th year Biochemistry major and Human Services minor. I’m currently on co-op at a small biotech in Cambridge called H-3 Biomedicine. I’ll hopefully be in medical school in a couple of years and I’m interested in cancer research. I’m hoping to pursue a carrier in Osteopathic Medicine. It has been something I’ve been actively trying to promote at Northeastern. I helped to found Northeastern’s chapter of the Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA). I’ve also been really involved with service at Northeastern such as, the Alternative Spring Break program and nuSERVES. I’ve been an RA for 4 years. Spring semester will be my 7th semester In Stetson East. I’ve also been an RA in International Village and in Davenport A& B.

I come from a very large, loud Portuguese family. They have taught me a lot, such as: how to eat pork properly, how to have a complete disregard for personal space, and how to be passionate and dedicated to anything you do. In my free time I run, read and pretend to play the guitar. I have a not so unusual obsession with Harry Potter. My favorite books at The Alchemist, Shadow of the Wind, Harry Potter (I already said that). I have the worst laugh known to man and it’s incredibly embarrassing. Northeastern has really given me so much in the past 5 years and I hope to celebrate that this year.


Albert Brandano
D’Amore McKim School of Business, 2014

Born and raised 11 short stops away from Ruggles on the Orange Line, I have always had Boston in my blood. Fast-forward twenty-two years and with four years of my Northeastern education behind me, I have grown into a (if I do say so myself) well rounded, chivalrous, scholarly young man. I have lived in the dark side of Kennedy Hall, tried my hand at two seasons of Rugby, and embraced my competitive edge through a number of losing seasons of various intramural sports.

I am currently working through my 3rd co-op, helping to plan a student lead speaker conference in the spring, and training for a marathon in January. I enjoy spending my leisure time at Conor Larkins where you can probably catch me any Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. When I am not being a “Larkin’s Lurker”, I am usually belting out one of my favorite 90’s tunes at OHE karaoke, or engaging in a marathon FIFA/NHL sesh. I hate the idea of graduating college, but I hate the idea of graduating college without being the Mayor of Huntington more. Vote for me.

Husky of the Week – Mayra Viviana Cerda Santiago

Hometown: Mexico City

Major/Year: Communications and Media/Screen Studies, 2017

Favorite thing about Northeastern/Boston?

About Northeastern, how many opportunities we have to do things that we like and about Boston, that it has a lot of awesome things to discover, the colors of fall and definitely sports.

What are you most looking forward to in SAA?

To get involve as much as I can; I’m not use to being in an association so I’m trying to make the best of it. Also, making friends!

What are some fun fact(s) about you?

I recently learned how to surf  (and surprisingly, I was good at it) so now I’ll do it in any chance that I get.

What are your favorite movies and/or books?

This is very difficult for me! As of right now, GoodFellas (but Forrest Gump and Big Fish are always in my list), and books would be The Great Gatsby (or Le Petit Prince).

How do you hope to stay connected to Northeastern when you graduate? 

As an alum, I hope I can come back and talk to other students about my experience in Northeastern.

What has been the highlight of your year here at Northeastern so far?

My highlight is this husky of the week! I was very happy when I found out and it means that I have been active in the association and learning I can do a lot more than what I had imagined.

Of the Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots, which is your favorite team?


If you were randomly told you had the week off and $5000 to spend, what would you do?

I would go to Mexico to visit my friends and family, and if I had money left I would definitely go to the movies with all of them.

As you may already know, there is another Mayra in SAA. Do you think the two of you can co-exist, or are you of the Highlander mentality: “There can only be one.” ?

At the beginning I was very intrigued about this other Myra, but after meeting her I found out that there can be two awesome girls with the same name in SAA.

You’ve booked a dream vacation in your dream country of your dreams. However, due to a freak storm, all the planes have been grounded indefinitely. As you leave the terminal, you are confronted by a strange bearded man that claims he can get you to where you want to go. Because you are desperate and naive, you follow him outside. He presents you with the choice of three mythical beasts to take you to your destination. They are the Hippogriff of the Harry Potter Universe, the Griffin (a majestic beast with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet), or a giant flying-squirrel named Ricardo. Keep in mind that the flying-squirrel is a misnomer. As opposed to flying, you would actually be required to take off from a very high cliff or mountain and glide to your destination. Which do you choose, and why?

After thinking this very carefully I decided that I would choose the Hippogriff, because it seems like a fun and safe creature, and also because I’m a Harry Potter fan and would love to meet one.

Congratulations, Mayra!  We’re so happy to have you and can’t wait to see the impact you make!Mayra

Thanksgiving Cheer

Thanksgiving Cheer

Thanksgiving spirit is in the air with these awesome volunteers! We are collecting non-perishable cans of food up until November 16th. On this day we will be having an event with students and alumni for Homecoming in the Alumni Center– decorating baskets and donating them to Haley House!

SAA members & the NEU Community are encouraged to bring cans along to the meeting as well as to OAR anytime!