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Miller Hall residents and Jumpstart members putting together literacy packets for Boston families

Suffolk Jumpstart Program provides connection, community for students

Lilly Miron, Journal Contributor November 17, 2021

Suffolk University’s Jumpstart Program allows students to enhance their communication and relationship building skills, while preparing young children from low-income communities for success. “We...

Outside of Boston City Hall

Boston welcomes Mayor Michelle Wu

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2021

Mayor Michelle Wu officially became the first woman, person of color and Asian American elected to serve as Mayor of Boston after taking the oath of office just after noon on Tuesday. Wu spoke to attendees...

Garden of Peace memorial outside of Samia

The Garden of Peace Memorial: Suffolk’s secret neighbor

Ava Costa, Journal Contributor November 9, 2021

Many Suffolk University students pass by the Garden of Peace on their way to class each day. While most walk past the memorial, located on Somerset Street right next to the Samia Café, without another...

Wu wins Boston mayoral election

Wu wins Boston mayoral election

William Woodring and Shealagh Sullivan November 3, 2021

Michelle Wu will become the first elected woman and person of color to serve as Boston’s mayor after beating the most diverse field of candidates in the city’s history. Wu promised to bring bold,...

Outside of Boston City Hall

Essaibi George and Wu discuss housing, opioid crisis in final debate

Shealagh Sullivan, Asst. News Editor October 26, 2021

With one week until Election Day, Boston mayoral candidates Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu squared off in their final debate Monday night. The two candidates debated issues surrounding COVID-19,...

Melissa Belovich posing at Boston Marathon finish line.

Running with a purpose: Suffolk alum injured in bombings inspires friend to run Boston Marathon

Emily Collins, Journal Contributor October 20, 2021

Suffolk University alumnus Melissa Belovich (‘09) ran the Boston Marathon on Oct. 11 in honor of a fellow Suffolk graduate who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Belovich, from Brookline,...

Boston Mayoral Candidates Annissa Essaibi George (left) and Michelle Wu (right)

Essabi George and Wu face off in first mayoral debate

Leo Woods, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

With less than two weeks until Boston’s mayoral election, candidates Anissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu participated in their first debate Oct. 13.  The debate showcased the stark contrast between...

RAMP logo

Suffolk mentorship program connects alumni and students

Grace MacDonald, Copy Editor October 19, 2021

Applications for Suffolk University’s Ram Alumni Mentoring Program are open and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to work with Suffolk alumni. According to RAMP’s website,...

The finish line of the 125th Boston Marathon in Copley square.

Former Boston police commissioner reflects on Boston Marathon

Alex Svenson, Journal Contributor October 13, 2021

Monday marked the first time in history that the Boston Marathon was hosted in the fall, after it was canceled last spring for only the second time in its 124 year history. The closest the race has...

Workers prepare food at the Smith Cafe

New dining service’s quality concerns students

William Woodring and Grace MacDonald October 13, 2021

October marks one month of Suffolk University’s return to campus, and students say Chartwells, the new dining provider on campus, is off to a rocky start. Chartwells’ dining services began over...

2021 Boston Marathon winners Benson Kipruto (left) and Diana Kipyogei (right) cross the finish line

Long road to Boston Marathon 2021

Shealagh Sullivan, Asst. News Editor October 13, 2021

Boylston Street was filled with the sound of cowbells and cheers as runners from around the world crossed the finish line at the 125th Boston Marathon Monday. The marathon took place in person for the...

Children in indigenous garb on top of the former statue of Christopher Columbus in Christopher Columbus Park in Bostons North End neighborhood.

Boston recognizes and honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day

William Woodring and Shealagh Sullivan October 13, 2021

The City of Boston celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time on Oct. 11 after Mayor Kim Janey officially changed the name of the holiday earlier this month.  President Joe Biden issued...

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