The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s Word: America has thrown away lives over country’s religious devotion to firearms

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Enough is enough, America. This week, 26 more innocent lives were ended without reason or purpose at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A shooter walked into the religious sanctuary during Sunday service and filled the air with the hot deadly venom of a country filled with hate that no longer s...

The Feminist Letters: Women around the world need to be treated equally, not just in western culture

Shayla Manning

November 8, 2017


Filed under International Commentary, Opinion

In recent years, the topic of feminism has become a loaded conversation in the media. Feminists are often stereotyped as ‘angry liberals’ or ‘man haters,’ when all they are really fighting for is political, economic and social equality for all genders. Due to centuries of injustice and discrimin...

The US can offer help but should not do the dirty work

Ryan Arel

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Winning is not everything. It should be up to damaged nations to rebuild themselves with aid of the United States, not leave restructuring to U.S. jurisdiction. The U.S. often seeks revenge on its enemies. And though the U.S. can win with force and diplomacy, when stuck in long, prolonged conflicts, i...

Regulations are meant to be improved, not erased

Kyle Crozier

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created with a simple and singular goal: to protect human health and the environment. The EPA’s reach extends to the public and private sector, as they are intended to remain unbiased in that pursuit of health. This pursuit has been poisoned by the inclus...

Editor’s Word: Mediocre journalism majors are damaging the industry

November 1, 2017


Filed under Staff Editorial

Everyday, cruelty and cynicism wreak havoc throughout the unfair world we live in. As poverty grows hastily in developing nations and terrorist attacks take the lives of millions, devoted journalists can be found eagerly scribbling down every last word of each disheartening incidence in order to make...

The Feminism Letters: Men should be proud to be fighters for equality.

Haley Clegg

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

Where along the line did feminism become synonymous with “hating men?” Feminism isn’t an attack on men, and it doesn’t claim that men are inferior to women, yet many continue to view it as such. Feminism was created to make all genders have equal opportunity. Over the past century, women have had ...

Negotiating with the Taliban is not an option

Negotiating with the Taliban is not an option

Stiv Mucollari

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Conservative Message

While in a state of civil war, Afghanistan has the foundation of a democratic state. Recently, the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. would be open to negotiating with “moderate” members of the Taliban. He also added that the U.S. could allow them to take part in Afgha...

Editor’s Word: Wake up, fellow students

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The world is not inherently fair and never will be. To those who lack resources time and opportunity to effect immediate change upon graduation, we applaud your perseverance. To those with all three or any combination, utilize them to the extent that the world allows you. The Suffolk community comes fro...

The demise of the coal industry is inevitable

Kyle Crozier

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The American coal industry was at one time considered to be the picture-perfect and most patriotic career choice available in rural communities. This image has been challenged in the last century, as hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs in a field of work that continues to innovate and automate to a p...

Appropriation can be avoided on Halloween

Elvira Mora

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Cultural approriation is most prevalent in the days leading up to Halloween, where people are choosing costumes for trick-or-treating. Instead of sticking to the normal ghosts and vampires, many choose to pretend to be another culture. Any costume that isn’t directly correlated with one’s culture...

The feminist letters: What it means to me

Juliana Tuozzola

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Feminism has remained a term open to a plethora of different interpretations. There is no singular or specific way of being a feminist. To speak in general terms, feminists are those who support and actively participate in establishing equality among all people regardless of gender. Feminism concerns e...

Media critique: What is newsworthy?

Ryan Arel

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Terrorism, natural disasters and mass shootings; these are the horrors that societies everywhere are dealing with and hearing about on a regular basis. Everyday, Americans pick up their newspapers, computers and phones to see tear-jerking headlines about the latest terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the...

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