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I am a woman even if I don’t fit your definition of one

I am a woman even if I don't fit your definition of one

Ashley Ness

June 28, 2020

Living a life as a gender-nonconforming woman has presented me with difficulties no matter where I am. I confuse a lot of people with my gender expression, especially in my southern hometown. I have also had conflicting and negative experiences in Boston for this same reason.  I use she/her pronoun...

Through the eyes of the daughter of two frontline healthcare workers

Through the eyes of the daughter of two frontline healthcare workers

Morgan Torre, Asst. Copy Editor

June 23, 2020

For the past three months, I have stood by and watched my two moms endure the most draining cycle of their lives, every single day as healthcare workers. My mum, Angela, works overnights and double shifts, as she x-rays and comes in close contact with suspected and positive cases of the virus. My other...

Opinion: Billionaires should not exist

Opinion: Billionaires should not exist

Ashley Ness

June 21, 2020

One billion dollars is a ridiculous amount of money to have. Being in possession of close to $160 billion, as Jeff Bezos does as of June 2020, is absurd and morally wrong. The CEO of Amazon has come under fire several times for the way he uses money within his company. From pathetic worker wages ...

Opinion: Police murder, too

Protestors gathered in south Minneapolis to call for justice for George Floyd.

Ashley Ness, Journal Contributor

May 29, 2020

Murder committed by police officers is a seemingly ordinary occurrence in America. Unarmed black men have often been the target of this violence. George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis is a prime example of this. Floyd, 46, was killed when Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nine...

Editorial: 100,000 too many

Editorial: 100,000 too many

May 28, 2020

To listen to this staff editorial in a special edition of The Suffolk Journal Podcast, click here.  The United States hit a grim milestone Wednesday: 100,000 American deaths caused by COVID-19. As a country, we watched the death toll rise in from one to 100 to 1,000 by the end of March. We had jus...

I wish I lived in Massachusetts during this pandemic

I wish I lived in Massachusetts during this pandemic

Ashley Ness

May 20, 2020

I don’t live in Massachusetts outside of the academic year, but during this pandemic, I sure wish I did.  My hometown is Jacksonville, Fla. While Florida does not have as many cases of COVID-19 as Massachusetts, the pandemic has been handled carelessly in my home state. Ron DeSantis has an i...

Thank you to The Suffolk Journal’s graduating editors

The graduating members of The Suffolk Journal 2019-2020 Editorial Board

Journal Staff

May 19, 2020

Like every other student organization, COVID-19 abruptly cut our time short with our graduating members. We didn’t get to slug through one last production night together, or put out a final paper with their names in the masthead. But we don’t want their time at The Journal to be defined by what...

Suffolk admin: don’t tell honors students to pass up a “P” grade

Suffolk admin: don't tell honors students to pass up a

Ashley Ness

May 13, 2020

With a remarkably disruptive second half of the spring semester due to COVID-19, it only seems fair that students are given some flexibility when it comes to their grades.  Suffolk University has recognized that students are facing hardships during these times. On March 26, the university enacted a po...

Think of those who have been forgotten during this pandemic

Think of those who have been forgotten during this pandemic

Mol Webber

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 had less of an impact on the Suffolk community two weeks ago. At that point, only international spring break trips were canceled and just those studying abroad in China and Italy were asked to return home. The dining halls were open and students were studying for midterms while turning in the...

It’s time to tackle the coronavirus (and no, it’s not like the flu)

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Hunter Berube

March 12, 2020

“It’s not even as deadly as the flu!” If I have to hear one more person recite a fact they heard from a headline they read or a sentence they zoned in on while listening to the radio, I’m gonna have to crack a corona open- but wash my hands first, of course.  These seemingly solid facts s...

What’s next for Democrats after Super Tuesday?

What’s next for Democrats after Super Tuesday?

Oscar Torres, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

One thousand nine hundred ninety one is the magic number of delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination. After Super Tuesday, it is clear who the two front runners are.  Democrats showed up at the polls for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden this Super Tuesday and it is relatively close. N...

No, you can’t have my snapchat

No, you can't have my snapchat

Morgan Torre, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

“What’s your snap?” I am asked this question a minimum five times a week. I’m almost never asked for my phone number or my Instagram handle. I’m asked for my Snapchat, which is an awkward situation every single time it happens because I don’t have Snapchat. As an 18-year-old freshman in coll...

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