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Senior accepts reality

Katie Dugan
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When I was a senior in high school, I thought college was going to be a magical, life-affirming experience that would be absolutely perfect. Now, four years later, I realize how naive I was. The most valuable lesson that I have learned at Suffolk University is that nothing in life will be perfect. C...

Urban crime is on the decline: Trump tweets inaccuracies and it’s time to fact check him

Patrick Holmes
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It should be mandatory to fact check both what President Donald Trump says and his tweets. It seems that many Americans will believe whatever he chooses to say or write and by doing so, have shielded themselves from the facts. During his campaign, Trump sent out a tweet stating that inner-city crime i...

Editor’s Word: Goodbye to Journal seniors, the ones who have seen it all

April 26, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

We all had no idea how hard it would be to watch three seniors leave at the end of the year to embark on their own unique journeys. To Sky, who instilled the confidence within us to write for this publication and become apart of an everlasting bond at The Journal, we thank you. To Katie, who’s creative...

Senior leads with a story

Skylar To
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I was just another freshman four years ago with a cliché dream of going to school in the city and making it “big” someday as an aspiring journalist. I was hoping to get the college experience at Suffolk and started to think that I would leave here as just another number two years in. I got a l...

Like my college experience, Suffolk is forgettable

Sam Humphrey
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I’ll be graduating from Suffolk University soon, and as I think about the school I’m leaving, I wonder how I’ll feel when I think about Suffolk after I’m long gone. The answer is not much. I’ve grown and come to see the world differently than I did four years ago, but most of those experien...

Editor’s Word: Where has America’s credibility gone?

April 19, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

Now in the early stages of a new executive administration, the United States of America has found herself falling rather short of the once great-promises and principles championed by admired leaders and patriotic citizens. This nation is not as formidable and credible as it used to be, and that has cri...

San Bernardino: An act of violence sheds light on greater idea

Patrick Holmes
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Gun violence has voraciously spread across the country and in the past few years, has been the center of media attention yet, it seems that very little has been done to prevent it. Although school shootings are not new, they have grown in frequency, with the latest occurrence in a San Bernardino, CA element...

Misguided messages leave some wanting more

Katie Dugan
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Mental illness is not often taken seriously, even by  those who have the power to influence change. Filmmakers, celebrities and power figures alike could do a better job at advocating for those suffering. Last month, Netflix released its much-anticipated series, an adaptation of Jay Asher’s young...

Degrade the North Korean economy

Donald Moskowitz
April 19, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

President Trump has pointed out the strong linkage between China and North Korea, and he correctly assumes China can influence North Korea’s weapons development program.  We must work with China on resolving this situation, and also on the Chinese encroachment in the South China Sea and the trade defici...

Trump’s retaliation against Syrian chemical attacks could be justified

Patrick Holmes and Timi Ogunabjo
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On Apr. 6, President Donald Trump launched a seemingly justified military attack on the Shayrat aircraft base in Syria. This airstrike was a response to the chemical weapons used by the Syrian government that killed 80 innocent civilians, including women and children, but was meant to deter the self-proc...

Rebuilding our Military with Trump

Donald Moskowitz
April 12, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As a Navy veteran and a strong supporter of our military, I commend President Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion. However, it should be decreased by $1.3 billion and that amount added to the Coast Guard budget within the Department of...

Maintenance struggles to keep up

Kyle Crozier
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Many students living on campus come to a university with the idea of creating roots and developing a home away from home. While dorm living for many is an opportunity to experience a type of independence most people have dreamed of for years, in order to develop that personal connection with new coll...

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