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Flynn’s departure causes Suffolk’s international community to weigh in

Alexa Gagosz and Chris DeGusto
February 15
Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Michael Flynn, who served under newly inaugurated President Donald Trump for less than a month as the national security advisor, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had deceived both top White House officials and Vice President Mike Pence on his conversations with the Russian ambas...

Editor’s Word: The Journal Staff stands against the Secretary of Education

February 15
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Staff Editorial

Throughout the confirmation hearings, the then-nominee Betsy DeVos, who practically paid her way to the Secretary of Education position, displayed her utter lack of experience in public education. Both her inconsiderable absence of knowledge on education policy and what was the closest vote for a ca...

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

Patrick Holmes
February 15
Filed under Opinion, Politics, The Liberal Think Tank

It is tiring to watch old white men continue to lead this country into the dark ages. They are a misrepresentation of the United States and everything that we stand for, especially the ones who identify with the beliefs of President Donald Trump. With a predominantly white, male cabinet, Trump does...

First round of nominations for SGA’s executive board in, campaigns soon to follow

Chris DeGusto
February 8
Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Two members of Suffolk’s Student Government Association (SGA) were nominated for the position of the next president during last Thursday’s meeting, junior and Chair of the Diversity Committee Devarth Dixit and junior and current SGA Vice President Daniel Gazzani. In this first round of nomination...

Officials push the breaks on travel ban

Officials push the breaks on travel ban

Alexa Gagosz
February 8
Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Politics, Suffolk News

The recent executive order on immigration from newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has sent shockwaves throughout Boston and the nation. Boston officials such as Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have become vocal on their disapproval that could ultimately affect those ...

EPA censorship threatens environment further

Katie Dugan
February 8
Filed under Opinion, Politics

In a decision that will have a chilling effect on a major government agency’s ability to disseminate information, President Donald Trump instituted “a temporary suspension of all new business activities” on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 24, according to CBS News. This means that the ...

Trump gets to work, signs seven executive orders

Nick Viveiros
February 1
Filed under News, Politics

Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has wasted no time after taking the oath of office, signing a variety of game-changing executive orders and presidential memoranda that deal with some of his core promises from the campaign trail. In his first act as president, Trump signed an executive order...

The 45th inauguration: Nation remains divided over Trump

The 45th inauguration: Nation remains divided over Trump

Alexa Gagosz and Chris DeGusto
January 20
Filed under Boston, News, Politics

Editor’s Note: Nick Viveiros was the reporter on the scene in Washington D.C. and contributed to some of the content of this article. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday afternoon. The now president took the oath of office on a day with smaller crowds,...

Trump’s cabinet positions receive backlash

Trump’s cabinet positions receive backlash

Sonia Hubbard
December 9
Filed under Politics

When winning a presidential election, the candidate who is voted into office obtains the ability to assign the people who manage the executive section of the government. With President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaching soon, he is currently in this process of selecting who will serve in ...

Both sides to blame: The abuse of political labels

Both sides to blame: The abuse of political labels

Chaim Wigder
December 7
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Politics

The 2016 presidential election, which has gone down as one of the most bizarre and divisive elections in recent American history, has finally come to an end. Still, the country continues to face political unrest as the bitterness on both sides of the political spectrum fails to subside. Protests and ...

Student poll workers bring diversity to voting centers

James MacDonald
November 10
Filed under Campus, Election 2016, Suffolk News

Teams of students from Suffolk’s Election Law course occupied polling centers during Boston’s first early voting period to provide youth support to a typically older crowd of workers. Suffolk students used a Harvard University survey to collect data on early voters. The two schools partnered toget...

The nation chose the unexpected

The nation chose the unexpected

Alexa Gagosz
November 9
Filed under Election 2016, News

Businessman Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States early Wednesday morning after a long night of counting the votes. In a 3 a.m. victory speech, Trump addressed supporters in New York after a turbulent, divided and explosive election season filled with digs at the institu...

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