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Suffolk student reflects on guarding Capitol during inauguration

Suffolk student reflects on guarding Capitol during inauguration

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Instead of gearing up for the spring semester, Suffolk University student Kevin Luna-Torres spent his final days of winter break defending the Capitol during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Torres,...

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is approved by WHO, creating new opportunities for vaccinations.

Oxford-AstraZenca vaccine gets WHO approval

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The World Health Organization greenlighted the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in February, opening up new opportunities for vaccinations around the world. On Feb. 11, the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of...

STUDENT AND THE CITY: What do we do when every day looks the same?

STUDENT AND THE CITY: What do we do when every day looks the same?

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor March 2, 2021

Student and the City is a column dedicated to asking the big questions that all college-aged students are asking. It will explore different social concepts within the younger generations regarding relationships,...

Opinion: Students should wait to get the COVID vaccine

Opinion: Students should wait to get the COVID vaccine

Bryce Reagan , Journal Contributor March 2, 2021

Students should wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine if given the option until primary care workers and those at higher risk have been vaccinated.  It is no surprise that college students are going to...

Opinion: My COVID-19 story

Opinion: My COVID-19 story

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

I never imagined it could happen to me. I’m careful. I don’t really do anything or see anyone. My days consisting of friends on my couch, parties and family events had been over for about seven months....

Empty seats at Fenway Park

State begins next phase of reopening, allowing fans in stadiums

Emily Dempsey, Journal Contributor March 2, 2021

As local COVID-19 rates decline, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts would move to the next phase of its reopening plan, lifting certain restrictions beginning March 1. Starting...

COVID-19 cases down slightly since last week

COVID-19 cases down slightly since last week

Grace Dreher, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Suffolk University saw a total of 11 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18 according to university testing data, which was last updated on Feb. 18. The 11 new positive results brought the total...

Opinion: The silver lining in the pandemic– mental illness awareness

Opinion: The silver lining in the pandemic– mental illness awareness

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

One of the silver linings of COVID-19 is the visible increase in the recognition of mental health, a struggle that has been slowly rising for decades. Social media platforms are now overflowing with support...

Opinion: I do not feel safe in Suffolk’s cafeterias

Opinion: I do not feel safe in Suffolk’s cafeterias

Sarianna Quarne, Journal Contributor February 22, 2021

Suffolk University opened its campus last September after closing in the spring to protect its staff and students from COVID-19. Since its opening, the university has put safety protocols in place to ensure...

Suffolk community talks trials and tribulations of COVID-19 vaccine

Suffolk community talks trials and tribulations of COVID-19 vaccine

Two vaccinated alum, one who took part in trial, and biology professor discuss getting vaccinations and their rollout
Savanna Nolau, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

As vaccine distribution for COVID-19 ramps up across the country, the Suffolk University community discusses their experiences and knowledge of the vaccine. Emma Moller, who graduated from Suffolk University...

COVID-19 case count at Suffolk stays at steady pace

COVID-19 case count at Suffolk stays at steady pace

Grace Dreher, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Suffolk University reported a total of 20 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 4 to Feb. 14, according to university testing data.  These 20 new cases bring Suffolk’s total number of cases since residential...

SUPERs program helps students foster self love

SUPERs program helps students foster self love

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

As Valentine’s Day approached, Suffolk SUPERs used their monthly programming to send students messages about self-love in a time of self-isolation. The Suffolk University Peer Health Educators (SUPERs)...

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