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Editor’s word: The Journal brings home the bronze

Ryan Boyle
March 3, 2010
Filed under Featured Stories, Staff Editorial

The Suffolk Journal’s office walls are peppered with awards. In the 1970s, apparently, this paper was really, really good. However, we haven’t won a big award since 1999 and we haven’t won an Associated Collegiate Press annual National College Journalism Convention award since 1979. Well, we finally ...

Editor’s word: Feb. 24, 2010

February 24, 2010
Filed under Staff Editorial

As a commuter school with a blue collar reputation, Suffolk students should be jumping for joy all over President Obama’s promise to increase the availability of Pell Grants and make them an entitlement program, like Social Security and Medicare. In this budget, Obama is increasing Pell Grants by...

Editor’s word: Feb. 17, 2010

February 17, 2010
Filed under Staff Editorial

College students have the unique privilege and ability to make their voices heard louder than the average citizen. Student protests have been known to have a conceivable impact on changing the way things are run, from the Czech Republic to Kent State. The students at the University of California Irvine...

Editor’s word: Feb. 10, 2010

February 10, 2010
Filed under Staff Editorial

This space intentionally left blank to protest the Supreme Court's blatant disregard for the ideals this country was based on.  You screwed us, Chief Justice Roberts. Shame, shame, shame. One day, when Bank of America has a majority, filibuster-proof stronghold on the Senate, you'll be sorry.

Editor’s word: Feb. 3, 2010

February 3, 2010
Filed under Staff Editorial

Suffolk has come a really long way in the past few years. Some of us still remember the orange and red patterned Styrofoam cups from the days before the University remodeled its sustainability goals as well as its cafeterias. But there’s still more work to be done. While there have been massive...

Editor’s word: Jan. 27, 2010

January 27, 2010
Filed under Staff Editorial

Last semester, after a number of less-than-flattering articles about Suffolk University were printed in the Boston Globe, the Student Government Association voted to cancel their subscription to the newspaper in protest. For a number of years, the Boston Globe and the New York Times have been available...

Editor’s word: Dec. 9, 2009

December 9, 2009
Filed under Staff Editorial

Yesterday, the SGA hosted an open forum with Provost Barry Brown, Vice President and Treasurer Francis Flannery, Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci, and Vice President of Student Affairs Nancy Stoll to give students the opportunity to ask questions about the negativity that has plagued Suffolk...

Editor’s word: Dec. 2, 2009

December 2, 2009
Filed under Staff Editorial

Many around campus these days have seemed cynical and down, which is no way to start off the holidays. Why are the students of Suffolk so depressed and snarky? Well, mostly it’s because of the combination of a boring, wordy, and silly defense of President Sargent’s salary by Provost Barry Brown last...

Editor’s word: Nov. 18, 2009

November 18, 2009
Filed under Staff Editorial

All who attend Suffolk understand the fact that our university doesn’t hold the prestige of some of New England’s other private universities, but that doesn’t stop the president of our university, David Sargent, from being the second highest paid president in the United States. Suffolk is financially...

Editor’s word: Nov. 14, 2009

November 14, 2009
Filed under Staff Editorial

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a huge breakthrough in American history. He is revered by the majority of the world, so much that he can now add a Nobel Peace Prize to his resume, leaving many people, both supporters and opponents, asking if he really deserves the prize...

Editor’s word: Nov. 11, 2009

November 11, 2009
Filed under Staff Editorial

This week, the Journal was informed that our web site, which was supposed to be up again after a redesign a month ago, will have to wait longer to go online. The reason? The “controversy” surrounding an article about a band whose name some found offensive that was published in the Arts section...

Editor’s word: Nov. 4, 2009

November 4, 2009
Filed under Staff Editorial

We, as a student newspaper, strive to inform the Suffolk community – all of the Suffolk community – about the goings on in all areas of interest, including those in the arts on campus and in Boston. This city is a vibrant one, full of culture and art of all different levels and kinds. As Suffolk...

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