The Suffolk Journal

Mental Health Awareness

Ryan Arel

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This article contains some graphic imagery regarding a drowning victim and other sensitive content. Please read at your discretion. The wounds that people have are not always visible. Nearly one in five adults in the United States suffers from a mental health illness in any given year, accordi...

Vaping: The potential risks should not be taken lightly

Sarah Lukowski

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There has been multiple times since I’ve been in Boston that someone was vaping in front of me only for the resulting smoke to hit me head on. I’m sure we all have been there too many times. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently declared that the use of electronic cigarettes – or va...

How dare you, Nike?

Ryan Arel

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As temperatures cool in New England, we have to hang up our summer wear in exchange for long pants and long-sleeve shirts to kiss the summer goodbye. The baseball season is on its last month or so - with the Red Sox leading the league in overall record, I might add - which means one thing amongst many ...

Kavanaugh could fill the position of an unjust America

Nick Viveiros

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, was a shoo-in when he was nominated on July 9, 2018. The Republican Party has a unilateral government — one in which they control both chambers of the legislature, the executive and the court...

Trump has signed a death warrant for the environment

Nick Viveiros

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A member unknown compared to Exxon Mobile’s Rex Tillerson or General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, he was a politico from Oklahoma who served as the state’s attorney general. Now, he’s the most controversial member within President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and is facing ten separate investigation...

Brooke breaks it down

Brooke Patterson

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When growing up, it was undeniable to dream of future milestones and life goals. Personally, one of these milestones is soon be accomplished in just four short weeks: obtaining a college degree. Sure, it may be something that I always knew I would likely acquire, but now that the time is here, I am...

Letter to the Editor: Political parties clash: College campuses seem to be majority liberal, leaving conservative ideas in the shadows

April 17, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

I see that some intolerant liberal students are going to protest the upcoming appearance of conservative speaker Christina Hoff Sommers. Yet, another example of intolerant political correctness run amok. (We can't have too much political diversity!) Trump handily beat Clinton in part because a lot o...

Attempting change: State by state, how effective is gun reform?

Ryan Arel

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a nation, the issues of gun rights and violence have been rather tumultuous in the last few years. In the wake of an belligerent public uproar regarding gun laws in the U.S., Vermont has passed more regulations on firearms in an attempt to help curtail the ability to obtain firearms without prop...

Will Suffolk last another 10 years?

Hannah Arroyo, Alexa Gagosz, Brooke Patterson, Joe Rice, Felicity Otterbein, and Nathan Espinal

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Will Suffolk make it another 10 years? At this point it’s become more of a concern with whether or not the rising students will want to pursue a degree - regardless of if it’s at Suffolk or not. If over the course of the next 10 years, the general apathetic outlook on life that seems to have been...

Draining the Suffolk swamp

Patrick Holmes

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Just because the door is closed, does not mean it cannot be opened again or whatever is behind it cannot come out from within. Secrets act in this way and no matter how hard someone, or a university wants to hide something, it has a way of creeping out from behind the shut door. Suffolk has claimed ...

First Amendment remains cornerstone of American democracy

March 28, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

For a school that seems to harp on the importance of inclusivity, diversity and free expression it’s contradictory to see such an uproar amongst students when presented with a set of ideals different from their own. Earlier this week informational flyers were posted around the campus regarding a cont...

Letter to the Editor: Trump The Terrible

Letter to the Editor: Trump The Terrible

March 27, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

President Trump's character flaws are overwhelming his administration and placing our country in jeopardy. Former CIA Director John Brennan  referred to Trump as " unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical ". I add divisive, chaotic, and terrible judgement. In the past 15 months the fol...

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