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Black History Month: Suffolk leaves students wanting more

Black History Month: Suffolk leaves students wanting more

Elvira Mora
March 1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

CPAC, conservatives must see DOMA as a human rights issue

CPAC, conservatives must see DOMA as a human rights issue

Megan Dutra
March 28
Filed under Opinion

Recent weeks have drawn much attention to the issue of gay marriage. We have not only seen organizations uninvite gay support groups to major events, but have also seen key politicians and those with influence of the issue come out in support of federal legalization of civil unions. Fortunately, our...

Student opinion on the viability of US intervention in Syria

Student opinion on the viability of US intervention in Syria

February 27
Filed under News, World

Josef Nothmann  Journal Contributor Ten days ago I attended an address given by Canadian academic and politician Michael Ignatieff at Harvard University. In his speech, Ignatieff advocated for a humanitarian “imperative,” arguing for the concept of a responsibility to protect. Naturally this w...

Walz to step down, introduces a bill to further delay city development

Walz to step down, introduces a bill to further delay city development

A.P. Blake
February 13
Filed under Opinion

Good riddance! That was my reaction to news that State Rep. Martha “Marty” Walz (D – Boston) was announcing the intention to resign from her seat on Beacon Hill. Walz made the announcement on Jan. 30, but she doesn’t seek to go out quietly. Marty Walz – who will become the president of two...

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