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Editor’s word: March 14, 2013

March 14
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There’s really not much going on this week, and as Sex and Love Week continues through to Friday, there aren’t many stories to write this editorial on. One could be Boston College’s threatening of disciplinary action towards any students caught giving another student a condom. There are two obvious...

Editor’s word: Feb. 27, 2013

Editor’s word: Feb. 27, 2013

February 27
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Gossip gossip gossip; shut up. Yes someone on our campus messed up a little bit, and yes, she will most likely be facing sanctions from not only the city but from Suffolk too. In order to use MySuffolk, every one of you must check a box stating that you “read” the student handbook. It comes as no...

Editor’s word: Feb. 20, 2013

February 20
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Forty-six percent of all students who enroll in college this year will not graduate with a degree within six years, according to The American Dream 2.0, a report released last month by a coalition of college presidents and civil rights advocates funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The percentage...

Editor’s word: Feb 13, 2013

February 13
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While numerous news outlets have pumped out stories calling President Obama’s State of the Union address “ambitious,” what we really heard last night were the same crowd-pleaser proposals about bringing jobs back to America and restoring the glory of the middle class. While some of Obama’s points,...

Editor’s word: Feb. 7, 2013

February 7
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**Trigger Warning** The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 expired at the beginning of last month as the 112th Congress ended their tenure. Both sides of the aisle couldn’t reach compromise on a bill which should never have become partisan: this was an act of utmost importance. What’s even mo...

Editor’s word: Jan. 31, 2013

Editor’s word: Jan. 31, 2013

January 31
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An editorial in Sunday’s Boston Globe entitled “As online classes gain acceptance, colleges must adapt” refers to the state of Boston’s economy, basing it’s health on “whether local universities make the right bets about how best to incorporate Internet-based instruction — and whether they...

Editor’s word: Jan. 23, 2013

January 23
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Aaron Swartz should not be dead right now. If you haven’t heard of him by now, here’s a quick rundown. On Jan. 11, the 26-year-old committed suicide in his Brooklyn apartment. Swartz was facing upcoming prosecution and potentially extensive jail time for an action he never went through with. While...

Editor’s word: Dec. 18, 2012

December 18
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Yesterday our school officially ushered in a new era when it inaugurated Suffolk’s ninth president, James McCarthy. The search for a new president was extensive after the abrupt retirement of David Sargent in 2010, and for a while the horizon was hazy and unclear. In the search, McCarthy not only met...

Editor’s word: Nov. 29, 2012

November 29
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About a month ago, Boston City Council held a hearing on a new "Ordinance Regarding Nuisance Control," which would beef up the consequences for "excessive and unnecessary noise" throughout the city in an effort to quiet down student-riddled neighborhoods. As the docket, sponsored by Councilor Sal LaMattina,...

Editor’s word: Nov. 7, 2012

November 7
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By now you’ve heard all the numbers, percentages, and outcomes of races and ballot questions across the country. Whether or not your candidate won, you went out and voted. If you didn’t -- don’t complain. There are a few bits of reflection we’d like to take the time to spell out for you. First...

Editor’s word: Oct. 24, 2012

October 24
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We’re taking a break from our print edition next week so that the staff can enjoy Halloween for the first time in four years. That makes this our last issue before election day (we’ll return Wednesday, November 7). With that said, it bears repeating that this is one of the most crucial elections...

Editor’s word: Oct. 17, 2012

October 17
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Lost in the talks of Mitt Romney’s “binder full of women” and the second presidential debate is the fact that Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein was arrested outside Hofstra University before the debate took place last night. The story was broke by Hofstra’s own student newspaper:...

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