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Editor’s word: Response to Beacon Street blaze

April 2
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Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy tragically lost their lives attempting to put out the fire on Beacon Street last Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Finn said at the press briefing that evening that he had “never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly...

Editor’s word: MBTA fare hikes and late night hours

March 26
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Government Center is officially shut down. Late-night service starts Friday. Fare hikes may be on the way. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority has more than a few changes in store for Bostonians. Starting Friday, the MBTA will run late night service for all its branches and select bus routes until...

Editor’s word: Journal learns at conference, wants your help in improving

March 5
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This past week, the Journal editors escaped the frigid Boston atmosphere and went to San Diego, but brought back more than just a tan. The Journal was awarded ninth place for best website in the small school category at the 30th annual National College Journalism Convention held by the Associated...

Editor’s word: Feb. 26, 2014

February 26
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On the front page of this edition of the Journal, one of our staff writers looked into ongoing maintenance issues in the dorms around campus. This staff editorial is not going to point fingers at anyone, but these kinds of problems in all three dorm buildings have been an issue for as long as our senior...

Editor’s word: Feb. 19, 2014

February 19
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Updated as indicated below. It goes without saying that every college student hopes to have a job in their chosen field after receiving their diploma on graduation day. Suffolk University recently unveiled a project called “Suffolk 365” that documents more than 600 members of the Class of 2012 ...

Editor’s word: The Washington Redskins

February 12
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The Washington Redskins name has become a hotbed issue in the National Football League over the last year and  is now seeing lawmakers getting involved. Team owner Dan Snyder has publicly stated on multiple occasions that he will not change the name as long as he is with the organization. League commissioner...

Editor’s word: College students’ mindset need to change

February 5
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The city of Boston has plenty to be proud of. The Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox have all won at least one world title in the past 10 years. We worked together to overcome a terrible tragedy last April. One thing this city and its college students in particular cannot be proud of is the dramatically...

Editor’s word: The California Aggie

January 29
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All the way across the country, the university newspaper of the University of California, Davis, the California Aggie, is in danger of extinction just before its 100-year anniversary. Despite cutting the paper from a daily to a weekly and docking the paychecks of its editors, The Aggie is proposing that...

Editor’s word: Jan. 23, 2014

January 23
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News broke via the Boston Business Journal last week that Suffolk University has officially placed the Fenton building on the market. This move is not surprising based on earlier comments that university President James McCarthy told the Suffolk Journal about wanting to close the sale of both Fenton...

Editor’s word: Dec. 4, 2013

December 4
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News broke this week via Shirley Young of the Boston Globe that the MBTA will soon service late-night weekend travelers around the city. Starting as early as this coming spring, all T subways and the 15 most popular bus routes will run until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings, according to Young. Massachusetts...

Editor’s word: Nov. 20, 2013

November 20
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On Dec. 4, neighbor school Emerson College will rename its communication school the Ron Burgundy School of Communication for one day in order to welcome Will Ferrell as his character from the Anchorman movie series. While it is commonplace for universities to bring in public speakers, Ferrell coming...

Editor’s word: Nov. 13, 2013

November 13
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We don't play politics here at The Journal. We never support one side over another when reporting on a topic. This week's cover story about the Koch brothers donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Suffolk is not meant to promote the views of alumna Kalin Jordan or Beacon Hill Institute Director...

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