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The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor

Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2022

I was afraid when I became editor-in-chief in April 2020.  I was worried my family would become sick with COVID-19. I was sad to be stuck alone in my childhood bedroom, rather than in a dorm with my...

Letter to the Editor: The mothers of COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: The mothers of COVID-19

Steven Murnane April 26, 2022

The months-long closure of many businesses at the beginning of the pandemic affected everyone, but they disproportionately affected communities of color and women.  When quarantine started, school...

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses

Steven Murnane April 26, 2022

Early in 2020, as quarantine in the U.S. began, the supposed two weeks of most businesses being shuttered turned into months of this, affecting businesses large and small across the country.  While...

NESSS NOTES: COVID-19 is not a welcome passenger on public transit

NESS’S NOTES: COVID-19 is not a welcome passenger on public transit

Ashley Ness, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

The Green Line shouldn’t be a green light for COVID-19. In a haphazard and premature move, airports and other forms of public transportation lifted mask mandates that required face coverings to be...

Grace outside a Suffolk Madrid campus building.

SCENES FROM SUFFOLK MADRID: Not goodbye, but see you later

Grace MacDonald, Copy Editor April 26, 2022

Eleven articles and nearly four months later, it’s time to say goodbye to Suffolk Madrid and my adventures in Europe. Finals start in a couple days and I’m flying home in less than two weeks. It’s...

OPINION: So long and goodnight

OPINION: So long and goodnight

Ashley Fairchild, Assistant Copy Editor April 26, 2022

25 days. That’s how much longer I can call myself a Suffolk University student before donning what I assume will be an unflattering robe and crossing the stage, diploma in hand.  It’s scary, terrifying...

OPINION: The MBTA needs a pit stop

OPINION: The MBTA needs a pit stop

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor April 19, 2022

While Boston may be home to the first subway in the nation, it certainly isn’t home to the best. The MBTA needs help. Thousands of us rely on the T every day to commute to work, school and more. We...

SCENES FROM SUFFOLK MADRID: The reality of traveling while studying abroad

SCENES FROM SUFFOLK MADRID: The reality of traveling while studying abroad

Grace MacDonald, Copy Editor April 19, 2022

I just got back from Lisbon, Portugal, which was the last trip I had booked for the semester. Lisbon was beautiful, the weather was sunny and warm and we ate some very delicious food. Lisbon has a lot...

NESSS NOTES: Cam Newton fumbles again

NESS’S NOTES: Cam Newton fumbles again

Ashley Ness, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

We all fumble our words sometimes, but former Patriots quarterback Cam Newton’s recent comments were deliberate, and his apology was shallow. On a podcast that was released Sunday, Newton made several...

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses

Steven Murnane April 19, 2022

Early in 2020, as quarantine in the U.S. began, the supposed two weeks of most businesses being shuttered turned into months of this, affecting businesses large and small across the country.  While...

The Tiede Observatory in the Canary Islands.

SCENES FROM SUFFOLK MADRID: Astronomy lab of a lifetime

Grace MacDonald, Copy Editor April 12, 2022

One of the classes I’m taking this semester is SCI-112, Structure of the Universe, which is a science course with a lab that’s focused on astronomy. This is arguably one of the most popular courses...

Letter to the Editor: Low-income communities of color and increased risk of serious COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Low-income communities of color and increased risk of serious COVID-19

Steven Murnane, Journal Contributor April 12, 2022

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have illuminated drastic inequalities between low-income communities of color and mid to high-income white communities.  Historically, low-income communities were segregated...

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