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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...

Mobile Application: why Suffolk needs to innovate its tech

Patrick Holmes
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In a modern society, we are attached to our cell phones. Some of us are more productive on our smartphones than others, but one cannot deny that an abundance of our time is spent on our devices. Between games and entertainment, to productivity and news, there is a mobile application for almost everyt...

Editor’s Word: Advising for upperclassmen needs a makeover

April 7, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

Graduating from Suffolk University in the usual four years is not an uncomplicated task; not because the academic side of the institution is outrageously challenging for students, but because registering for the necessary classes in order to obtain their degree is needlessly inconvenience. Often, students...

Celebrating women, “Fearless Girl” deserves the attention

Morgan Hume
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In New York City’s Financial District, there is a bronze statue of a little girl in a flowy dress, with her hair pinned back in a ponytail. She is standing confidently with her hands glued to her hips, facing a charging bull. Although she is young and petite, she is brave enough to defend herself again...

The Trump-Putin connection: Collusion is not the core of the problem

Chaim Wigder
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

The Trump administration hasn’t been able to escape from the controversy surrounding Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The House and Senate intelligence committees, as well as the FBI, are investigating Russian attempts to influence the election and its possible ties...

Angela Merkel: How a woman defines a country

Kaitlin Hahn
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

Arguably the new Leader of the Free World, the first female chancellor of Germany and the De Facto Leader of the European Union, Angela Merkel holds all of these titles in her third term. It seems that this once soft-spoken leader has persisted through with strong leadership to please both liberals and ...

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