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Editor’s word: The California Aggie

January 29, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2013
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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, 2013
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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, 2013
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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...

Editor’s word: Nov. 6, 2013

November 6, 2013
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The Boston Globe’s op-ed section has made headlines recently for columnist Jennifer Graham’s recent article regarding the millennial generation. Graham believes that children born between 1982 and 2000 have gone from becoming “the next great generation” to the idle generation. She sweeps an entire...

Editor’s word: Oct. 30, 2013

October 30, 2013
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For the first time in 20 years, the city of Boston will see a new mayor take office after next week’s election. The Journal is not in the business of endorsing political candidates so you will not see one for Marty Walsh or John Connolly here. What the Journal does endorse however, is participating...

Editor’s word: Oct. 23, 2013

October 23, 2013
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A chaotic scene from this year’s Boston Marathon serves as the backdrop for an advertisement by the Boston Police Foundation asking for donations. This distasteful billboard has been plastered up just around the corner from Suffolk University’s campus for months now. It is well past time for the...

Editor’s word: Oct. 16, 2013

October 16, 2013
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In case you have not seen the banners all over campus, this week will be Suffolk University’s inaugural homecoming weekend. For many universities, this is a time, honored yearly tradition and it’s great to see Suffolk starting that tradition as well. Some of the events set to take place are yearly...

Editor’s word: Oct. 9, 2013

October 9, 2013
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Back in August, The Boston Globe broke the story regarding Westfield State University President Evan S. Dobelle racking up more than $200,000 on his university-issued credit card he was awarded in 2008. His charges over the years included an $8,000 four-night stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok,...

Editor’s word: Oct. 2, 2013

October 2, 2013
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UMass Amherst has announced in a press release that it has chosen to ban all EDM-related music shows and concerts indefinitely from the Mullins Center. The school cancelled “Return to Fantazia” back in September and recently canceled “Above & Beyond” and “Pretty Lights,” which were scheduled...

Editor’s word: Sept. 25, 2013

September 25, 2013
Filed under Staff Editorial

Since all of our editors have been at Suffolk University, neither of Boston’s major newspapers has been available on campus for students. The Student Government Association offers USA Today and the New York Times in the Donahue lobby every day. While it’s great having papers available for free for stud...

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