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“Whitey” Bulger Killed

Kyle Crozier

November 1, 2018

The notorious South Boston mobster James (Whitey) Bulger was found beaten to death nearly five years into his double life-sentence. Bulger was 89 when he died and had just arrived in a West Virginia prison after several years of incarceration in Florida. After 16 years on the run, Bulger was captured ...

The future of MA legalization deliberated

The future of  MA legalization deliberated

Kaitlin Hahn

November 1, 2018

Dozens crowded the Hiebert Lounge on Thursday to discuss the long-awaited question, “So We Legalize Marijuana. Then What Happens?” Featuring experts from doctors to growers to policymakers, the event provided a platform for all to be educated on the pros and cons of the law which will go into effec...

Experts debate nurse staffing ballot question

Caroline Enos

November 1, 2018

In a live-broadcast debate presented by NBC 10, NECN and Suffolk University’s Ford Hall Forum, voters looked to the stage at Modern Theatre last Thursday for information that might help them decide on how to vote on Mass. ballot Question 1. Question 1 proposes a limit on how many patients a nurse ca...

History made

History made

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

November 1, 2018

Ending the 2018 regular season with 108 wins, the Boston Red Sox were set for a deep playoff run. This record-breaking team started their postseason journey in the American League Division Series (ALDS) with a matchup against their longtime rival, the New York Yankees. It ended with the fourth world ...

Close race as midterms approach

Nick Viveiros, Journal Staff

October 24, 2018

Heading into the home stretch before what many consider a referendum on the President, many races in key states are too close to call. Democrats look to make big gains in southern California, where two swing districts look more competitive and unsure than ever before, as well as large swaths of the East C...

Harvard admissions process on trial

Nick Viveiros, Journal Staff

October 24, 2018

A high-profile trial is underway to determine if Harvard is legally allowed to consider race in its admissions process. Students for Fair Admissions, who represent a group of Asian students at the Ivy League school, are arguing in front of a judge that the school’s admissions process puts them at ...

Non-profit employees discuss lessons and challenges in their work

Non-profit employees discuss lessons and challenges in their work

Shayla Manning, Journal Staff

October 24, 2018

Suffolk’s Career Development Center located on the 9th floor of 73 Tremont invited students to learn more about the non-profit industry during a career panel held on Thursday. The event brought together employees from six non-profit organizations to discuss keen insights on volunteering and working for...

A walk for hope

A walk for hope

Ryan Arel, Arts and Culture Editor

October 24, 2018

In a night of remembrance, hopefulness and support, more than 5,000 people flooded Boston Common last Wednesday to walk in the 17th annual “Light the Night” walk, a fundraiser organized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The non-profit helps alleviate the financial cost of cancer treatm...

Suffolk promotes students on Spirit Day

Elvira Mora, Journal Staff

October 24, 2018

The Queer Student Union (QSU) in collaboration with the Center of Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) hosted their eighth annual Spirit Day Luncheon at Suffolk University on Thursday. Staff and students alike gathered to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in speaking out against bullying targ...

Boston Community Church talks democracy in the age of Trump

Pulitzer prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston speaks to the Boston Community Church on Friday Night

Caroline Enos, Journal Contributor

October 24, 2018

The Boston Community Church held an event last Thursday called, “Democracy in the Age of Trump,” in which journalist David Cay Johnston spoke about how American Democracy is directly at risk due to suppressive voting restrictions and taxation trends. Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize winning investig...

Correia indicted on charges of fraud

Nick Viveiros, Journal Staff

October 18, 2018

The mayor of Fall River was indicted last Thursday on charges that he misled investors in the funding of a mobile application and then falsified tax documents to cover up the fraud. Mayor Jasiel F. Correia pled not guilty to all charges during his arraignment last Thursday at Moakley Federal Courthouse i...

Suffolk University’s Ford Hall Forum discusses: “Are Our Democracies Endangered?”

(From Left) Suffolk University Acting Provost Sebastian Royo and author Daniel Ziblatt, speak at the Ford Hall Forum event about threats to America’s democracy

Kyle Crozier and Shayla Manning

October 17, 2018

Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt co-authored the book “How Democracies Die” and discussed his findings on identifying changing governments around the world at a Ford Hall Forum event on Thursday. The forum posed the question of, “Are Our Democracies Endangered?” and invited several panelists t...

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