The Suffolk Journal

Harvard professor emphasizes student impact on gerrymandering

Harvard professor emphasizes student impact on gerrymandering

Andrés Rodriguez

November 1, 2017


Filed under Boston, News

If there was a way for one political party in America to stay in power forever, the best method would be gerrymandering, according to Harvard Beneficial Professor of Law Charles Fried. Gerrymandering, according to Fried, is a way to manipulate our voting system and weaken the most prominent aspect of dem...

Potential flooding threatens the city

Potential flooding threatens the city

Kyle Crozier

November 1, 2017


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

Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate breaks down possible threats to the city’s infrastructure due to climate change in the near future.

Amazon looks to Boston

October 25, 2017


Filed under Boston, News

Last month, Amazon, holding its place as one of the five most valuable companies in the world, announced that they were searching for a new location in the US, outside of their original in Seattle, Wa. The company is promising five billion dollars worth of construction as well as 50,000 jobs. These b...

The Opioid Crisis: A local, state and national issue

The Opioid Crisis: A local, state and national issue

Maggie Randall

October 18, 2017


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

As students returned to Suffolk University’s campus this fall, posters advertising Narcan, a nasal spray which uses the drug naloxone to revive the victim of an opioid overdose, have made an arrival around the streets of Boston. These posters are just a small sign that the opioid crisis has crept its...

Libertarian candidate Raccioppi takes stand against Moulton

October 12, 2017


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

Running against current incumbent Seth Moulton for the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts is Politics, Philosophy and Economics major Samson Raccioppi. He needs 2,000 signatures from voters registered in the Libertarian party within the district by February 2018. In a recent interview with The ...

Alum forced to postpone place for office

October 12, 2017


Filed under Boston, News

Correction: Due to an error from sources, a previous version of the Oct. 11 article “Alum forced to postpone place for office” included a quote from Justin Murad that stated voters feared there would be repercussions from Tim McCarthy, the current City Councilor-at-Large for district five of Boston, f...

Derenoncourt confident to win first position in office

October 12, 2017


Filed under Boston, News

Jean Bradley Derenoncourt graduated this past May with a degree in government and around 400 signatures to get his name on the ballot for City Councilor-at-Large for Brockton, Massachusetts. Recently, he has been spending his time going to events for the campaign brought on by the city, knocking on doo...

Student entrepreneurs pen success from crowd-funding projects

October 4, 2017


Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Suffolk News

The Sawyer Business School offered its first-ever crowd-funding class last fall. Two of the student entrepreneurs have come a long ways since then. Senior Sara Maloney’s crowd-funding enterprise is called Buddha Bus Yoga. Her mission is to take yoga out of the studio and make it more accessible fo...

Tewksbury woman falls victim to Las Vegas shooting

October 4, 2017


Filed under Boston, Campus, Suffolk News

Rhonda LeRocque, a 42-year-old Tewksbury mother was one of the 59 people killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday night, according to the Boston Globe. She attended the concert with her husband Jason, six year old daughter, and father-in-law. Her father-in-law and daughter had just left the conc...

Body of Missing Man Found in Charles River

Body of Missing Man Found in Charles River

Nick Viveiros

April 19, 2017


Filed under Boston

The parents of Michael Kelleher, a 23-year-old resident of Southborough, Mass. who went missing from a Boston Celtics game last month, confirmed that a body recovered by state police Sunday morning was that of their son. “Sadly, Michael was claimed by the Charles River the night of his disappearance,...

Moulton challenges Trump, addresses Russia’s ties to election

Moulton challenges Trump, addresses Russia’s ties to election

Alexa Gagosz and Chris DeGusto

April 5, 2017


Filed under Boston, Politics

United States Congressman Seth Moulton sat down with Boston Globe reporter Joshua Miller on Thursday for a “Live Political Happy Hour” on Boylston Street, where the Marine veteran discussed his critiques within his own party, the current administration’s ties to Russia and tensions between the b...

Activists catch the liberty bug at local convention with Ron Paul

Activists catch the liberty bug at local convention with Ron Paul

Kyle Crozier

March 31, 2017


Filed under Boston

In the modern history of American government, political choices have been in the context of either Republican or Democratic policies. This binary choice has been the hallmark of political decision making for generations, with the first major change coming in the past three election cycles. In 2008 Dr....

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