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Editor’s word: Rolling Stone

April 8
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Rolling Stone this week apologized for and redacted a November story titled, “A Rape on Campus,” which told the horrific story of a University of Virginia student who was raped at a fraternity. A review from the Columbia School of Journalism found that Rolling Stone did not use basic fact-checking...

Editor’s word: Community needs more accessibility to presidential search

April 1
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The Chairman of the Board of Trustees has said multiple times that he hopes the Suffolk community will be involved in the search for the president to succeed Norman Smith. It’s encouraging to hear that the Board believes the opinions of students and faculty are important to this search. But the...

Editor’s word: NESAD should have own representative in presidential search committee

Editor’s word: NESAD should have own representative in presidential search committee

March 25
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Suffolk is searching for a new president, and the Board of Trustees has enlisted help from members of the university community in identifying and choosing the next leader. But, one section of the Suffolk community is grossly underrepresented in this search: The New England School of Art and Design. A...

Editor’s word: Where are the SGA e-board candidates?

March 4
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For a school with countless alumni in high-ranking positions and working in the fields they chose and studied during their collegiate years, Suffolk appears to have far too few students devoted and interested right now. It is time for elections for the next executive board of the Student Government...

Editor’s word: Student’s rights compromised

February 25
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This week, our lead story focuses on a student who posted a photo on Facebook, and was subsequently asked by the university to remove it. The photo displayed a bug in the Miller Residence Hall’s dining area. Posting a photo to Facebook falls under a citizen’s first amendment rights. The countr...

Editor’s word: A make-up day for students and professors should not be a day off for everyone else

Editor’s word: A make-up day for students and professors should not be a day off for everyone else

February 18
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While it was fair that Suffolk University chose to hold classes on President’s Day after a barrage of snowstorms canceled multiple Mondays, it was unfair that employees across every university department did not have to report to work. This may sound like a childish complaint. And, it is a complaint....

Editor’s word: Honesty is the best policy

February 12
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Growing up, our parents and teachers always reminded us to share, repeated the golden rule incessantly, and stressed the importance of telling the truth. But these seemingly elementary concepts are important throughout our entire lives, the latter coming into light recently, when the world discovered...

Editor’s word: Suffolk won’t be the same without Donahue and Archer

Editor’s word: Suffolk won’t be the same without Donahue and Archer

February 4
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After rumors swirled around campus that Suffolk was planning to sell the Donahue and Archer buildings, the university officially announced the move Tuesday. Donahue and Archer are an essential part of Suffolk’s geography and appeal. We are a university scattered across the prestigious buildings...

Editor’s word: Should Suffolk students be thankful?

December 3
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The holidays have always been a time for people to say what they are thankful for. The appreciation begins with the arrival of Thanksgiving and continues through December festivities. Gratitude is thick in the air. So, what should we be thankful for at Suffolk? For one thing, we should be thankful...

Editor’s word: Off-campus students need more from the city

November 19
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The perils of living on your own are all too well-known by students. High rent, cramped apartments, rodents, deplorable conditions, and under-invested landlords are the reality for some who rent in the city. Some might just be an understatement. Students have been taken advantage of by landlords who...

Editor’s word: Suffolk needs transparency on monetary gifts

Editor’s word: Suffolk needs transparency on monetary gifts

November 12
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We need answers. The students, parents of students, alumni, and faculty at Suffolk need answers. The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation reports that in the calendar year of 2012 it gave Suffolk University just more than $44,000. Suffolk University has reported that in three years the foundation...

Editor’s word: What Baker promises for college students

November 5
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Early Wednesday morning, Charlie Baker was projected to be Massachusetts' next governor, catapulting him to a position that will have a lot of power over college students. Baker’s proposals to improve Massachusetts’ higher education reflect his no-frills approach to government. Instead of throwing...

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