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When “Pro-Life” isn’t pro-life

Nick Viveiros

June 3, 2019

Over the last few months, a handful of red states enacted laws restricting or outright banning access to legal abortions. Between mid-March and early May, the governors of Georgia, Ohio, Utah and Mississippi signed bills banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected without any exception...

Oh, the places you’ll go

April 24, 2019

As the end of the academic year approaches rapidly, The Suffolk Journal — and many of us as students of this university — have taken some time to reflect. We’ve reflected on our work as journalists and students, on what we can do better and what our goals are for the future. We’ve also been a...

Say yes to gender-inclusive bathrooms

Say yes to gender-inclusive bathrooms

Kaitlin Hahn

April 24, 2019

As gender-inclusive bathrooms become more normalized, so do the arguments both for and against them. As we live in a world of misinformation, there are a few clarifications needed to truly understand the basis of this argument, and why gender-inclusive bathrooms are a necessity as we head into a mor...

There’s nothing green about the Green New Deal

There’s nothing green about the Green New Deal

Nick Sammarco

April 24, 2019

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made waves earlier this year when she announced her ambitious plan to save the planet Earth, the Green New Deal (GND). Supporters of the GND claim that the underlying purpose of the plan is to prevent the disastrous effects of and sea levels caused by cli...

Notre Dame is not only a loss of history, but a loss to Western culture and religion

Matt Lewis

April 24, 2019

At the beginning of Holy Week, Western Civilization lost one of its great relics, the Notre Dame de Paris. There were reactions from many people about this great loss, but there are a few that say a lot about where we are as a society.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) reacted to the fire with a tweet, saying...

Say no to gender neutral bathrooms 

Nick Sammarco

April 17, 2019

From Shake Shack to the Sawyer building on our very own campus, gender-neutral bathrooms are being installed around the country. Proponents of the radical shakeup to the way we “do our business” make a pretty appealing and straightforward case: A person who identifies as gender-neutral or transgender...

Arm SUPD

Matt Lewis

April 17, 2019

The Student Government Organization (SGA) voted in favor (23 - 11) of arming the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). This vote comes in the wake of a university-wide discussion of arming SUPD officers. Considering the location of Suffolk University — in one of the more dangerous areas of Boston...

Don’t Arm SUPD

Elvira Mora

April 17, 2019

A protest on April 11 took place as a direct response to the Student Government Association (SGA) 23-11 vote in favor of the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) to carry firearms. Although Suffolk Chief of Police and Security Gerard Coletta has made it abundantly clear that only sworn SUPD officers...

Progress, regression on LGBTQ+ rights across the globe

April 10, 2019

This month, Suffolk celebrates its Pride Month in recognition of the contributions and successes of the LGBTQ+ community both on-campus and off.  This year, there’s plenty to celebrate. As reported in The Suffolk Journal on April 3, the Massachusetts State Legislature recently voted on a bill to ba...

Artists’ work must stop going unappreciated

Morgan Hume and Ryan Arel

April 10, 2019

Imagine a world with no paintings, no music, no poetry, no books, no Netflix, nothing. Imagine going home on a Friday night after a long work week with no series to binge-watch. Imagine walking home or working out at the gym with no music to play through your headphones. It's important for people...

Congestion pricing could solve Boston’s infamous traffic problem

Congestion pricing could solve Boston’s infamous traffic problem

Kyle Crozier and Amy Koczera

April 10, 2019

As New York City follows through with their plan to establish the traffic reduction policy called congestion pricing, Boston is still unwilling to move forward with this proven path for change. Congestion pricing is a method of deterring drivers during peak commuting times by tolling drivers as they...

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