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Misguided messages leave some wanting more

Katie Dugan
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Mental illness is not often taken seriously, even by  those who have the power to influence change. Filmmakers, celebrities and power figures alike could do a better job at advocating for those suffering. Last month, Netflix released its much-anticipated series, an adaptation of Jay Asher’s young...

Degrade the North Korean economy

Donald Moskowitz
April 19, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

President Trump has pointed out the strong linkage between China and North Korea, and he correctly assumes China can influence North Korea’s weapons development program.  We must work with China on resolving this situation, and also on the Chinese encroachment in the South China Sea and the trade defici...

Mobile Application: why Suffolk needs to innovate its tech

Patrick Holmes
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In a modern society, we are attached to our cell phones. Some of us are more productive on our smartphones than others, but one cannot deny that an abundance of our time is spent on our devices. Between games and entertainment, to productivity and news, there is a mobile application for almost everyt...

Black History Month: Suffolk leaves students wanting more

Black History Month: Suffolk leaves students wanting more

Elvira Mora
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

February has been a month dedicated to the struggles faced by the Black community, which was first recognized in 1976 and to celebrate those who have been marginalized. It also recognizes important people of color through history. As a Latina woman, I can empathize why this month is necessary. The ho...

Students of color need to feel more appreciated

Timi Ogunbanjo
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Originally from Nigeria, as an incoming freshman, I was under the impression that I would be in a diverse community with students from many different backgrounds; this observation was true. This past fall semester was my first at Suffolk University and my expectations were high but eventually were n...

Breaking down stereotypes, one man at a time

Breaking down stereotypes, one man at a time

Katie Dugan
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We’ve all heard about self-defense classes for women and maybe you’ve taken one. You might carry around pepper spray, or a rape whistle, or your keys between your fingers when you walk alone at night. There’s a plethora of information available for women and how to protect themselves from sexual a...

War on drugs: a failing battle against suffering

War on drugs: a failing battle against suffering

Chaim Wigder
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For those of us seriously concerned with the ever-failing war on drugs, Donald’s Trump’s presidency is proving to be as regressive on social and public health reforms as anyone thought, having taken the wrong step on yet another key issue. Earlier this month, Trump passed three executive orders r...

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

Patrick Holmes
February 15, 2017
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...

Blind anger, utter complacency, or misguided optimism

Sam Scanlan
June 1, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

Voters can have the ireful populist rhetoric of the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, they can have what would essentially be a continuation of the past twenty years in the form of  the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or vote for a previously tried and failed, admirable, but impossible economic...

International Opinion: Terrorism shouldn’t be censored on the Internet

Will Senar
February 12, 2015
Filed under World

While the power of social media has been exposed through revolutions and social justice movements in the 21st century, other groups, such as the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS, have been using the same tools to promote their own agenda. ISIS has horrified audiences around the...

A message from a Buffalo Bills fan

A message from a Buffalo Bills fan

Jeremy Hayes
January 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

By Jamin Buttafarro On Jan. 12, the Buffalo Bills named former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan to be the 18th head coach for the team. This comes only two weeks after Ryan was fired by the Jets after a lackluster season which saw the Jets finish 4-12 on the season. Ryan's firing came as little su...

Call it what it is: illegal immigration

Call it what it is: illegal immigration

Megan Dutra
April 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

____________ Immigrants? On Tuesday, April 2, the Associated Press made a major change to their universal writing style guide restricting the use of the term “illegal immigrant” because of its offensive nature. They also will be stressing the importance of limiting alternative terms such as: “undocumented...

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