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Two SGA senators resign, cite free speech suppression, others concerned over diversity comments

Two SGA senators resign, cite free speech suppression, others concerned over diversity comments

Caroline Enos, Katelyn Norwood, Mol Webber, and Hailey Campbell

October 21, 2020

Two senators resigned from the Student Government Association (SGA) Sunday night after controversy broke out over comments one of them made while speaking about diversity and SGA on a student podcast last week. Mo Zaidan, former senator for the Class of 2023, and Jenna Zampitella, former senator for...

Suffolk COVID-19 case count

COVID-19

Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

Suffolk University saw four new COVID-19 case between Oct. 11 and Oct. 16, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases for the semester to 35, according to university testing data.  The cases were identified at an on-campus testing site on Oct. 13 and Oct. 15, according to the data. University testing numbers from Oct. 17 – ...

A look back at how Suffolk’s campus has changed over time

William Woodring, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

While it may seem a distant memory for most, Suffolk University’s campus has changed drastically since it first opened. In fact, many of the buildings that today’s students are familiar with are relatively new. Suffolk University started as an evening law school back in 1906, and the first classes...

Suffolk senior launches new business during pandemic

Memmzy, one of Fernandes' two businesses

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Suffolk student Nicholas Fernandes, who is majoring in government and public policy, recently launched two new business ventures, Memmzy and CreditSage, to help others in different ways. Memmzy is a monthly subscription for menstrual hygiene products, while CreditSage is a credit reporting and repair...

Suffolk reflects during LGBTQ+ History Month

Suffolk reflects during LGBTQ+ History Month

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

October is a month that is full of important dates when it comes to the history of the LGBTQ+ community. While Pride month is celebrated in June to recognize the Stonewall Riots of 1969, and those that lost their lives to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, October is LGBTQ+ History Month. According to the Li...

Suffolk Mondays eliminated, SGA budget reallocated

Suffolk Mondays eliminated, SGA budget reallocated

Mol Webber, News editor

October 14, 2020

Suffolk Votes spoke with the Student Government Association (SGA) about how they are working toward informing the Suffolk community about how they can vote in the 2020 presidential election. Suffolk Votes trains students on voter registration and outreach both on campus and through social media. They...

Suffolk COVID-19 case count update

Suffolk COVID-19 case count update

Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2020

Suffolk University saw one new COVID-19 case between Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases for the semester to 31, according to university testing data.  The case was identified at an on-campus testing site on Oct. 7, according to the data. University testing numbers from Oct. 11 – 13 had not been...

New Behavioral Economics course offered for Spring 2021 semester

By Facebook user Sawyer Business School

Grace Dreher, Journal Contributor

October 13, 2020

Suffolk University will be offering a new 200-level course in Behavioral Economics, the first course of its kind at Suffolk, in the Spring 2021 semester. Behavioral Economics is a combination of psychology and economics, according to Suffolk economics Professor Lawrence De Geest. This subject can hel...

Suffolk COVID-19 case count, campus testing site closes 

COVID-19

Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2020

Suffolk University saw a four-day period with no new COVID-19 cases last week -- the longest period with no new cases since the university’s first case was detected on Aug. 26.  No cases were reported on campus between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3, according to data from the university. Campus testing d...

What ICE’s controversial rule would have meant for Suffolk’s international students

A wall with

Olivia Acevedo, Asst. World News Editor

July 21, 2020

The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have made all international students who had online only classes in the fall leave the United States for the semester. Before the ruling was rescinded, Suffolk University officials and students opposed the announcement made by Immigration and Customs...

Fall sports canceled at Suffolk University due to COVID-19

(Photo courtesy of Suffolk Athletics)

JD Conte, Sports Editor

July 20, 2020

As the Suffolk University community prepares for an uncertain fall semester, one large question mark has recently been eliminated - that being fall sports.  In the latest trend of cancellations, the Coastal Commonwealth Conference (CCC) board of directors announced there will be no official conferenc...

Suffolk students grapple with plans for fall semester

Fall in Boston Common

James Bartlett, Asst. News Editor

July 4, 2020

Life with COVID-19 will mean adjustments to all aspects of student life at Suffolk University this fall and this has led to mixed reactions from Suffolk students. With the public health emergency that is the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges in the Boston area have announced several different plans for...

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