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Sunrise movement fights for Green New Deal

Sunrise movement fights for Green New Deal

Amy Koczera

April 24, 2019


Filed under Boston, News

On Thursday, hundreds of people of all ages gathered at the Strand Theater in Dorchester to rally in support of the Green New Deal. Organized by a group of youth activists from all over Boston known as the Sunrise Movement, this rally was the first in the organization’s Road to a Green New Deal Tour. ...

SUPD dispatcher removed from duty after arrest

Haley Clegg and Ryan Arel

April 24, 2019


Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Suffolk News, Suffolk U News

A Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) dispatcher is no longer employed by the university after he was arrested April 17 by state police on charges he brandished a firearm in an alleged road-rage incident that began on Interstate 93 South. The other driver is alleged to have then pulled a knife on the d...

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

April 17, 2019


Filed under Boston, Journal Pro Sports Column, News, Sports

The 123rd Boston Marathon was about more than just a race. Runners from all over the world cast light on different stories of how they had stepped foot onto the blue and gold starting line, but all had one ultimate goal: to finish the 26.2 miles. With a rainy and cold marathon in 2018 many runners f...

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019


Filed under Boston, Journal Pro Sports Column, News, Sports

Thousands of women ran in the Boston Marathon this year, but back in 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer was the only woman on the course. Her decision to participate in the marathon that morning sparked a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years...

Dr. Earle talks protecting oceans in “The World is Blue”

Dr. Earle talks protecting oceans in “The World is Blue”

Amy Koczera

April 10, 2019


Filed under Boston, News

Over the past decade, biologists and oceanographers have discovered more than ever before about our oceans. The increased exploration of the ocean has led scientists not only to greater discoveries about what’s in our seas, but also the garbage that humans have left there. For National Geographic Explorer-in...

SGA votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police, awaiting Board of Trustees for final say

SGA votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police, awaiting Board of Trustees for final say

Haley Clegg, Ryan Arel, and Caroline Enos

April 10, 2019


Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Showcase, Suffolk News

Correction: an earlier version of this article refers to Capt. Jim Connolly as Tim Connolly. The online version has been corrected to Jim. In a 23-11 vote Thursday, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a non-binding resolution that recommends sworn officers of the Suffolk University Polic...

Mass. proposes changes to to Title IX, Suffolk promotes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Mass. proposes changes to to Title IX, Suffolk promotes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Haley Clegg

April 7, 2019


Filed under Boston, Campus, News

Every year throughout the month of April, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) coordinates a national campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This campaign aims to educate and engage the public about sexual assault, according to the NSVRC’s website. Concurrently, Mass...

Experts say antibiotic-resistant infections threaten humans

Experts say antibiotic-resistant infections threaten humans

Amy Koczera

April 6, 2019


Filed under Boston, News

Amidst the thick of cold and flu season, it’s hard to believe that a virus could cause anything other than illness. However, Yale University Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Paul Turner claims that viruses may be the key to solving many problems of modern medicine. Last Thursday,...

Police commissioner talks racism in Boston

Police commissioner talks racism in Boston

Caroline Enos

April 6, 2019


Filed under Boston, Campus, News

Boston’s first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross spoke to Suffolk’s Black Student Union (BSU) on March 26 about what it takes to lead Boston away from the racism that was rampant in the city for decades. “It’s such an honor to be here in this capacity,” said Gross to...

Boston housing crisis hits home for many Suffolk students

Boston housing crisis hits home for many Suffolk students

Caroline Enos

March 28, 2019


Filed under Boston, News, Suffolk News

For Alexandra Sargo, a sophomore accounting major at Suffolk University, finding affordable housing in Boston has become so difficult that she is commuting to school from her home in Providence next semester. Sargo currently pays $600 a month in rent plus utilities for a room she said is the size of ...

Massachusetts looks to be 17th state to ban conversion therapy

Massachusetts looks to be 17th state to ban conversion therapy

Kaitlin Hahn

March 27, 2019


Filed under Boston, News

Thursday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives is voting to ban the therapy commonly known as reparative or conversion therapy, which consists of practices such as institutionalization, castration or electroconvulsive therapy. Having already been passed through the Senate, the ban would make ...

Spreading the wealth: Business professionals share how to capitalize on early career years

Spreading the wealth: Business professionals share how to capitalize on early career years

Ryan Arel

March 6, 2019


Filed under Boston, News, Suffolk News

Four panelists visited the Somerset building Thursday to discuss how to advance and maximize the early stages of a career when it comes to networking, advocating for yourself in the workplace and, of course, dealing with difficult bosses. The panel, titled “Hit The Ground Running: How t...

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