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COVID-19 threat includes racism for young Asian Americans

Art by Hunter Berube
January 13, 2021

Holly Nguyen was working her usual shift as a hostess during the pandemic when two customers came in wearing face masks donning the words “Blame China.” After some initial discomfort at seeing those...

SGA passes resolution for mental health break during Spring 2021 semester

SGA passes resolution for mental health break during Spring 2021 semester
December 17, 2020

The $93 activity fee that every Suffolk University student is charged will be cut in half for the Spring 2021 semester, Student Government Association (SGA) President Karine Kanj announced at the senate’s...

Pass/Fail option instated for spring semester at Suffolk

Pass/Fail option instated for spring semester at Suffolk
December 14, 2020

Suffolk University will implement a Pass/Fail grading system for the Spring 2021 semester. Students were notified of the option in an email from Provost Julia Sandell Monday afternoon. This decision...

Recent Suffolk grads voice concern over lack of help from Career Services during pandemic

Recent Suffolk grads voice concern over lack of help from Career Services during pandemic
December 9, 2020

With the Suffolk University class of 2020 graduating during a major economic crisis caused by the pandemic, many are struggling to find a job in their desired field. Some have also said that Suffolk’s...

Suffolk sees highest COVID-19 positivity rates following Thanksgiving break

Suffolk sees highest COVID-19 positivity rates following Thanksgiving break
December 8, 2020

Suffolk University saw its positivity rate pass 1% for the first time this semester, and reported a total of 35 new COVID-19 cases over the last two-and-a-half weeks. Suffolk reported 11 positive results...

Professors and students find an online workload to be a burden

Professors and students find an online workload to be a burden
December 8, 2020

Many students and professors at Suffolk University said they find themselves doing more work this semester with remote learning, among other challenges they are facing during the pandemic. “I find...

Suffolk hosts annual RAMMYthon despite COVID-19 restrictions

Suffolk hosts annual RAMMYthon despite COVID-19 restrictions
December 8, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Suffolk University Dance Marathon will continue their tradition of fundraising for Boston Children’s Hospital. Suffolk University Dance Marathon is a part of the Miracle...

Student podcast hopes to make science more accessible to others

Student podcast hopes to make science more accessible to others
December 8, 2020

After Suffolk University transitioned online in March due to COVID-19 shutdowns, Suffolk junior Salma Taher realized she had the opportunity to apply what she was learning in her classes to everyday life...

SGA discusses budget for spring semester

SGA discusses budget for spring semester
December 8, 2020

At the last Student Government Association meeting held on Dec. 3, the conversation both before and during the open forum was centered around the association's fall 2020 semester budget.  Before the...

Winter storm warning in place for nor’easter this weekend

Winter storm warning in place for nor’easter this weekend
December 4, 2020

Boston residents, and those living in surrounding areas should gear up for a nor’easter that is expected to slam many parts of New England early Saturday morning through Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch...

Suffolk students worry as New England sees some of the fastest-growing COVID-19 numbers

Suffolk students worry as New England sees some of the fastest-growing COVID-19 numbers
December 2, 2020

Although New England has a lower amount of overall COVID-19 infections compared to other areas of the country, the region is still seeing a rapid increase in cases; a trend worrying Suffolk University...

Dozens honor Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman from Boston whose murder remains unsolved

Courtesy of The History Project
November 25, 2020

As part of Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies, dozens gathered over Zoom to honor the legacy of the Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman from Allston, Mass. who was brutally murdered in 1998.  The...

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