The Suffolk Journal

Some colleges see controversy for COVID-19 response

The city of Boston

Bryce Reagan and Caroline Enos

September 23, 2020

As students settle into the fall semester both online and in person, some have become increasingly frustrated with their university's response to COVID-19.  At Boston College (BC), students were told that before arriving on campus, effective safety procedures would be put in place to help stop the spr...

Activists gather for March for Basic Income

Basic Income Rally on the Boston Common

Will Woodring, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

Activists  gathered in over 40 cities across the world Saturday  to advocate for Universal Basic Income, or UBI,  at the second annual March for Basic Income. “Universal Basic Income is where every American citizen would be able to receive a simple income of anywhere from $500 to $2,000 a month...

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

James Bartlett

June 9, 2020

A bill seeking to reform law enforcement and help prevent police brutality was unveiled in Congress Monday following weeks of protests and the death of George Floyd. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 includes measures that civil rights leaders have promoted for decades to combat racial bias and...

Boston protests call for justice and reform, honor victims of police brutality

A peaceful protest was held in Boston Common Wednesday to protest police brutality and honor George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by Minneapolis police May 25.

Caroline Enos, James Bartlett, and Katelyn Norwood

June 5, 2020

"I can't breathe." Those three words were some of the last ever spoken by George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck and pinned him to the ground for nearly nine minutes.   Chauvin has since been fired from the ...

Suffolk buildings damaged after violence breaks out in Boston

A Boston Police cruiser was set ablaze across the street from 73 Tremont, Suffolk University's administration building that also contains classrooms and the undergraduate library. Before violence broke out in the city, crowd's were protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in Minneapolis when a police officer kneeled on his neck for about nine minutes.

Katelyn Norwood, James Bartlett, Caroline Enos, Madison Suseland, and Emily Devlin

June 1, 2020

Chaos broke out in Boston Sunday night after a peaceful protest denouncing police brutality and systemic racism in American began to disperse. Several thousand people took to the streets of Boston to protest the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his n...

Grocery industry faces challenges amid shopping surge

Customers bought up most paper goods at a Tewksbury Market Basket amid the coronavirus pandemic

James Bartlett

April 2, 2020

With states across the country, including Massachusetts, deeming grocery stores essential businesses, several chains in the Bay State are taking measures to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced new regulations for grocery stores to...

Trump says potential COVID-19 treatment drugs won’t have to be approved by FDA

President Donald Trump at a Feb. 29 press conference about the coronavirus.

Katelyn Norwood and Mol Webber

March 19, 2020

President Donald Trump suspended restrictions on possible COVID-19 treatment drugs and said they will not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being used — a move Trump said will cure those with the virus faster.  As of Thursday, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in th...

Students move out of Suffolk, Baker attempts to quell COVID-19 pandemic

Students empty out an apartment in 10 West Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow

Caroline Enos

March 15, 2020

Students moving out of Suffolk University's residence halls over the weekend weren't packed together on sidewalks with mountains of belongings, or fighting to stuff themselves onto elevators. Instead, the residence halls were relatively empty and felt eerily quiet on some floors; like the calm before...

Kathy Maloney; Olympics and Paralympics volunteer

Kathy Maloney at the 2012 summer games in London.

Julia Ahaesy

February 26, 2020

Kathy Maloney, associate director of the Performing Arts Office at Suffolk University, has traveled across the world as an attendee, volunteer and employee at every Olympic and most Paralympic Games since 1996. “As long as I can remember, I used to stay up late watching the Olympics o...

Sanders supporters rally, march in Boston ahead of Mass. primary

Sanders supporters rally, march in Boston ahead of Mass. primary

James Bartlett and Caroline Enos

February 23, 2020

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied in the Boston Common and marched through the streets of Boston Saturday, Feb. 22, just a week before the Massachusetts primary on March 3.

Brattle Book Shop: a hidden gem in the Suffolk community

The proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, Kenneth Gloss, speaks to his guests at the
Cambridge Public Library on Feb. 12.

Julia Ahaesy, @juliaahaesy

February 19, 2020

On sunny afternoons, just across the street from Suffolk University’s 10 West residence hall, rows of books fill an empty lot surrounded by illustrations of novel bindings. Book enthusiasts filter between the rows and eventually make their way into the Brattle Book Shop. Many Suffolk students walk...

Suffolk polling finds its place in national spotlight

David Paleologos, director of SUPRC, stands in front of map displaying all polls done previously

James Bartlett, @james_bartlett8

February 19, 2020

Suffolk University Political Research Center (SUPRC) has been in the national spotlight from major media outlets nationwide for polls it conducted during the Democratic presidential primaries. “Suffolk University is getting regional coverage for students who might want to come here, and (SUPRC)...

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