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Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd

Shealagh Sullivan and William Woodring April 20, 2021

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of three charges Tuesday regarding the killing of George Floyd, which sparked worldwide protests and a reexamination of policing and racism...

Two COVID-19 vaccines currently in the making

CDC pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine over rare blood clots

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The CDC and FDA recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on April 13 after reports of a rare and severe blood clotting side effect. Out of the nearly 7 million...

The Christopher Columbus Statue at the Boston Waterfront.

Revisiting history vs. removing it: Boston historians weigh in on controversial statues

Caroline Enos, Emily Devlin, and Kayla Dalton March 23, 2021

As calls for racial justice ramped up last year, statues of controversial historical figures were taken down. Or, in the case of a Christopher Columbus statue in Boston, beheaded.   The six-foot white...

MBTA users feeling effects of service cuts

MBTA users feeling effects of service cuts

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Drastic service cuts on the MBTA’s subway system went into effect last week, and some Suffolk students said they are already feeling the effects.  The MBTA proposed the cuts in the fall as part of...

Renowned physician speaks on racism in public healthcare during pandemic

Renowned physician speaks on racism in public healthcare during pandemic

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Renowned emergency physician Dr. Esther Choo, joined the Boston Public Library and its “Repairing America” series on March 9 to talk about the impacts of racism within the healthcare system. Choo,...

Demonstrators march outside of Suffolk University's Sargent Hall at 120 Tremont St.

Boston Black Lives Matter groups march ahead of Chauvin trial

Leo Woods, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Hundreds gathered at Government Center and marched through Boston’s streets Saturday to bring attention to the trial of Derrick Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd last May. The...

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Baker loosens restrictions on Mass. restaurants

Thomas Pholnikorn, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Limits on restaurant capacities in Massachusetts have been lifted now that the state has moved into Phase 3, Step 2. Restaurants are now allowed to operate at 100% capacity, while still maintaining...

Boston tradition canceled, students reminded to stay safe this St. Patrick's Day

Boston tradition canceled, students reminded to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day

Emily Dempsey, Journal Contributor March 9, 2021

A sea of green parade-goers will be missing from Boston’s streets for the second St. Patrick’s Day in a row, and Suffolk University is urging students to avoid gatherings during the holiday. In...

Biden looks to ramp up vaccinations after third vaccine approved by FDA

Biden looks to ramp up vaccinations after third vaccine approved by FDA

Roxanne Snowden, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine was approved for use in the United States Feb. 27, and the company is aiming to have 100 million doses of the vaccine administered to Americans...

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...

Government Center MBTA stop

MBTA proposes drastic service cuts, alarming Suffolk students

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

The MBTA has drafted a plan that could pose significant changes to all of its public transportation systems -- including how you might get to and from campus -- in order to avoid facing a significant budget...

A person sleeps on a bench in Copley Square

Pandemic causes increased homeless visibility in Boston

James Bartlett, Assistant News Editor October 6, 2020

With fewer tourists and workers walking the streets of Boston due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the homeless population is more visible than before the virus hit the city. Statistics from July to September...

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