The Suffolk Journal

I am a woman even if I don’t fit your definition of one

Ashley Ness
June 28, 2020

Living a life as a gender-nonconforming woman has presented me with difficulties no matter where I am. I confuse a lot of people with my gender expression, especially in my southern hometown. I have also had conflicting and negative experiences in Boston for this same reason.  I use she/her pronouns. Yet, when someone refers to me by assumed pronouns, they are wrong a majority of the time –...

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Through the eyes of the daughter of two frontline healthcare workers

Morgan Torre, Asst. Copy Editor
June 23, 2020

For the past three months, I have stood by and watched my two moms endure the most draining cycle of their lives, every single day as healthcare workers. My mum, Angela, works overnights and double shifts, as she x-rays and comes in close contact with suspected and positive cases of the virus. My other mom, Patricia, works long days during the week, sometimes more than 12 hours each day, as she manages...

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Opinion: Billionaires should not exist

Ashley Ness
June 21, 2020

One billion dollars is a ridiculous amount of money to have. Being in possession of close to $160 billion, as Jeff Bezos does as of June 2020, is absurd and morally wrong. The CEO of Amazon has come under fire several times for the way he uses money within his company. From pathetic worker wages to unsafe working conditions, Bezos hoards his fortune while his hard-working employees suffer. The average...

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