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City Youth in Boston inspired to fight climate change

Bryan Hochberg

December 11, 2019

Boston youth continue to act as climate change awareness continues to increase. With this surge of local activism, the city hopes to encourage the next generation by educating and preparing them for the future that may lie ahead. Due to reports that show a steady increase in the climate’s ...

Boston defies Executive Branch against climate change

Boston defies Executive Branch against climate change

Bryan Hochberg

December 11, 2019

Boston has seen more push back against President Donald Trump and his climate policies since the Trump Administration officially began filing paperwork on Nov. 4 that will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. This agreement was originally signed by over 197 countries wit...

AIDs Quilts memorial brings diversity to Suffolk campus

AIDs Quilts memorial brings diversity to Suffolk campus

Mol Webber

December 11, 2019

This past week the AIDs memorial patchwork quilts have been displayed across the Suffolk campus to spread awareness for those who have lost their lives to AIDs and families impacted by the virus. The memorial has been on display in the lobbies of the 73 Tremont, Sawyer and Sargent buildings. ...

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Hannah Arroyo

December 2, 2019

After Theofanis Orfanos came to America in 1957, he eventually started a family and established his own shoe shine shop in Downtown Boston. But what most people don’t know about the Arlington resident is that he’s a survivor of the Holocaust.  Last Friday, Northeastern student Emilio Guido showcased Orfanos...

Patrick enters Democratic race, adds to number of presidental hopefuls

Patrick enters Democratic race, adds to number of presidental hopefuls

Mol Webber

November 20, 2019

With the Iowa Caucus less than 80 days away, former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has started a last minute campaign as a 2020 democratic nominee with hopes of being an alternative moderate vote. Patrick unexpectedly started his campaign last week, despite announcing last year that he wouldn...

Taking the lead on climate change in Boston

Taking the lead on climate change in Boston

Bryan Hochberg

November 20, 2019

The race to combat climate change continues to accelerate as more cities work to find new methods to become environmentally sustainable.  Metropolitan areas throughout the country are operating to enact advanced ways to reduce carbon emissions, encourage recycling and overall transform their citi...

Black reparations- how to hold the nation accountable

Black reparations- how to hold the nation accountable

Katelyn Norwood

November 13, 2019

William Darity, Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, spoke on the case for black reparations and its feasibility at the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health on Nov. 6. The case for black reparations is not a new- found idea, especially within the blac...

Suffolk reacts to Sen. Warren’s bill for student loans

Suffolk reacts to Sen. Warren’s bill for student loans

Clotilde Jegousse

November 6, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to cancel student loan debt for more than 95% of borrowers was introduced as a bill in July, dividing people ahead of the presidential elections.  Proposed by Warren in April and introduced as a bill in July, this plan has been highly controversial. For decades, th...

Off-year elections bring big changes locally, nationally

Off-year elections bring big changes locally, nationally

Nick Viveiros

November 5, 2019

Across the Bay State and the nation, many voters took to the polls last night in what proved to be an important off-year election. In Boston, new faces were guaranteed to appear on the Boston City Council after Tim McCarthy, Josh Zakim and Mark Ciommo chose not to seek re-election. They will be repl...

Globe panel discusses climate change on the Cape

Globe panel discusses climate change on the Cape

Olivia Acevedo and Bryan Hochberg

October 30, 2019

When columnist Nestor Ramos of The Boston Globe wrote a front page news story titled “Climate change on Cape Cod: At the end of a warming world” this September, it became one of its most clicked online articles in the paper’s history. The story reached about 100,000 readers in five days, and shed ...

MBTA problems leave Suffolk students stranded

MBTA problems leave Suffolk students stranded

Catarina Protano

October 30, 2019

MBTA delays, fare hikes and line shut-downs have left Suffolk University commuters feeling frustrated. According to U.S. News & World Report, 73% of Suffolk students live off campus and commute to a campus located in the heart of a busy, traffic-heavy city. Many students lease apartments in the ...

The Ban on ‘B Word

Murat Metshin

October 30, 2019

Last week, State Representative Daniel Hunt, D, spearheaded a bill that would make it illegal to call someone a “bitch” in Massachusetts Those who use the word to “accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person,” according to the bill. Violato...

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