The Suffolk Journal

MLK legacy honored; but the fight must go on

Katherine Yearwood

January 31, 2018

From 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech to 2018, there has been continuous brutalities done against people of color. The difference now is that these brutalities are captured on social media and briefly acknowledged with the use of an emotional emoticon, a...

State of the Union: Democrats have watershed moment, Trump looks for unity in push of GOP message

State of the Union: Democrats have watershed moment, Trump looks for unity in push of GOP message

Alexa Gagosz

January 31, 2018

President Donald Trump had snatched the stage of his first State of the Union Speech in a venture to reset his presidency. With a deeply divided nation tuning in and split Congress filing in the Chamber, Trump attempted the deploy of a number of instigative phrases that would soften the rhetoric arou...

Political Pulse: When women run, communities win

Maggie Randall

December 14, 2017

If the most recent municipal elections have shown one thing, it’s that that women are leading the charge to win local offices and propel issues that benefit communities. David Paleologos, the director of Suffolk University Polling Research Center, credited the success of women of color to campaign st...

Marijuana future in MA still hazy

Nick Vivieros

November 15, 2017

A cross section of marijuana smokers, activists and curious residents packed into the first floor function room of Sargent Hall Thursday morning for an information-packed and at times contentious forum on the process of legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana after voters approved legalization ...

Diversity dominates: Historic record of women elected in Boston

Diversity dominates: Historic record of women elected in Boston

Maggie Randall

November 15, 2017

Despite low voter turnout during last week’s municipal election, women, especially of color, won.

Walsh clinches mayor’s race for second term

Walsh clinches mayor’s race for second term

Alexa Gagosz

November 8, 2017

Mayor Marty Walsh trounced into a second term in office on Tuesday night and outplayed his challenger, City Councilor Tito Jackson. By more than 31 percentage points, the incumbent easily took the mayor’s race by storm after already four years of leading with a firm and capable attitude as he fought ...

Harvard professor emphasizes student impact on gerrymandering

Harvard professor emphasizes student impact on gerrymandering

Andrés Rodriguez

November 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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