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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...

Lighting the night for a cause

Lighting the night for a cause

Alexa DiFiore

October 23, 2019

Gold, white and red lanterns filled the Boston Common last Wednesday night, with more than 5,000 supporters gathered together to “Light the Night” in memory of those who've died from leukemia and lymphoma. The 18th annual Light the Night walk, organized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)...

Suffolk students react to Governor Baker’s vape ban

Suffolk students react to Governor Baker’s vape ban

Nick Viveiros, Murat Metshin, and Abby O'Connor

October 23, 2019

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker made waves when he moved to outright ban the sale of all vaping products in the Bay State, leaving many at Suffolk wondering what’s next. Baker’s ban, which was unanimously approved by the Public Health Council on Sept. 24, will last for four months until Jan...

Suffolk students and faculty say Trump impeachment is looming, could be blocked by the Senate

Suffolk students and faculty say Trump impeachment is looming, could be blocked by the Senate

Caroline Enos

October 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has called the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against him “Witch Hunt garbage.” But to Suffolk University students from both sides of the political spectrum, this isn’t quite the case. “I think Trump's actions warrant an investigation,” said Matt Lewis, a member of Su...

Store closings could signal a more pricey Downtown

Store closings could signal a more pricey Downtown

Emily Devlin

October 16, 2019

Downtown Crossing is a hot spot for shoppers, with its streets lined with stores and restaurants. But now that Forever 21 and lower-end stores like it continue to close, and rent in Boston continues to increase, Downtown could change into a more upscale shopping district.  Forever 21 announced the closure of all of i...

Store closings, upscale housing could signal a more pricey Downtown Crossing

October 16, 2019

Downtown Crossing is a hot spot for shoppers, with its streets lined with stores and restaurants. But now that Forever 21 and lower-end stores like it continue to close, and rent in Boston continues to increase, Downtown could change into a more upscale shopping district.    Forever 21 ...

ROE Act supporters say abortion is human right

ROE Act supporters say abortion is human right

Murat Metshin

October 9, 2019

On the morning of Oct. 1, a dozen female protesters stood on the stairs of the Massachusetts State House in support of the ROE Act, a piece of legislation proposed by State Senator Harriette Chandler that seeks to ensure that the state does not interfere in a woman’s right to have an abortion. T...

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