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Suffolk alumna lands dream job with Patriots

Suffolk alumna lands dream job with Patriots

Hannah Arroyo

February 20, 2019

As a Suffolk University women’s soccer player, alumna Lauren Spencer went to the playoffs with her team for four consecutive years. Today, as the Social Media Coordinator for the New England Patriots, Spencer has experienced a whole new postseason. Now in her second full year with the Patriots, Sp...

In Memory of Marcellous A. Govind

In Memory of Marcellous A. Govind

Haley Clegg

February 6, 2019

Marcellous A. Govind, 22, was an intrical part of Suffolk University’s Biology department. The Dorchester native graduated from Suffolk in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSN) and a concentration in Biotechnology. He died on January 15, 2019. “It's a loss for ou...

Patriots dynasty lives on

Patriots dynasty lives on

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

February 6, 2019

“Dynasty” is the only fitting word to describe the New England Patriots in the recent years. With a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, the Patriots have now won the Super Bowl in three of the last five NFL seasons. For Boston sports fans and Suffolk University students alike, the feeling never...

Mechanical issues plague MBTA as winter approaches

Nick Viveiros

December 5, 2018

The MBTA is slowly returning to normal service after a week of delays, breakdowns and accidents as the cold weather tests the system’s resilience. Last week, the Fitchburg Line of the Commuter Rail was backed up for hours after a train lost a wheel in Waltham, according to NECN. The news outlet also r...

An exit strategy from extremism

An exit strategy from extremism

Katelyn Norwood

December 5, 2018

A crowd filed into pews on Wednesday at The First Parish church in Cambridge to hear Stony Brook Professor of sociology Michael Kimmel speak on his new book, “Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into and Out of Violent Extremism.” Kimmel brought two former Neo-Nazis, Frankie Meeink and Tony McAleer...

77th annual tree lighting signifies the beginning of the holiday season

77th annual tree lighting signifies the beginning of the holiday season

Nick Viveiros and Olivia Acevedo

December 5, 2018

Boston celebrated its biggest annual tree lighting ceremony at the Boston Common last Thursday in a star-studded ceremony that concluded with a fireworks display and the lighting of the city’s most prominent christmas tree. A tradition going on for 77 years now, it is an extravagant event where f...

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

Amy Koczera and Kyle Crozier

November 14, 2018

As progressive urban cities around the world are creating more sustainable environments and increasing green-spaces for citizens, Suffolk University’s Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)  is making the campus more ecologically aware with the inclusion of a new hydroponically powered tower...

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Caroline Enos

November 14, 2018

Despite recent remarks made by Republican leaders, Nancy J. Altman, president of Social Security Works and the speaker at a Suffolk University event last Thursday, said Social Security is not going away anytime soon. “Social Security is 100 percent funded for the next decade-and-a-half, and is 87 pe...

MBTA expert weighs in on Boston’s questions

MBTA expert weighs in on Boston’s questions

Carolyn Nash

November 14, 2018

On Nov. 8, the Civic Series Organization (CSO) held an educational discussion titled “Why Aren’t We Moving? An Inside Look at the MBTA” at Alley Powered by Verizon in Cambridge regarding community members and their relationship to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The CSO is a non-pro...

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Haley Clegg, Kaitlin Hahn, and Kyle Crozier

November 7, 2018

Voters across the nation flocked to voting booths to cast their ballot in Tuesday's midterm election. Democrats took back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans retained majority control over the U.S. Senate. Charlie Baker, incumbent Republican Governor of Massachusetts for t...

Amazon to unveil plans for new headquarter locations

Eddie Reinhardt and Nick Viveiros

November 7, 2018

Retail magnate Amazon Inc. is set to announce plans for a second and third headquarters, both supposedly located along the Eastern Seaboard. The New York Times reported Monday that the company plans to split its second headquarters between Long Island City, a neighborhood in the New York City borough ...

Massachusetts set to open first retail marijuana stores

Eddie Reinhardt and Nick Viveiros

November 7, 2018

The first recreational marijuana facilities may open “within weeks” in the Bay State, bringing to fruition the plan approved by voters in the 2016 election. “We’re getting really close but [there are things] that need to happen before the ‘commence operation’ certificates are issued,” sa...

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