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America, Boston got it right on alcohol: Limit access to nips, but don’t ban it

America, Boston got it right on alcohol: Limit access to nips, but don’t ban it

Mikaela Linder

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Recently, the city of Chelsea became the first city in Massachusetts to completely ban the sale of “nips,” the small, typically 50mL shots of alcohol, according to the Boston Globe. However, this restriction is not unique to Massachusetts. The city of Chicago has banned the sale of nips and other sm...

Sustainable Shopping: Help the planet and your pocket

Harper Wayne

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the holiday season approaches, everyone is buying gifts last minute with expedited shipping and at the most reasonable prices for their bank account. What everyone is not doing is thinking about how they can shop sustainable, instead of quick and easy. And with all good intentions, the thought pr...

Yes, “Thoughts and prayers” are enough

Nick Sammarco

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Conservative Message

The country was stunned and heartbroken after waking up last week to yet another mass shooting of innocent people, this time at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks, California. In total, 11 people at Borderline bar, as well as a Sheriff’s Deputy were gunned down by a former Marine who lived with his mothe...

Midterm Election Reflection: Parties over actual politics

Harper Wayne

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Last Tuesday night, the United States announced its Midterm election results and sitting inside of my dorm, finally a contributor to politics, I saw how much of a difference every vote makes. The democrats added 26 seats to the house and the republicans added two in the senate. Ted Cruz won Texas ...

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...

We have a plastic straw addiction that needs to change

Harper Wayne

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The discussion of plastics, whether to ban or continue production, is still one of relevance. First the plastic bag wave occurred, taking away what some found a convenience, and what others found a deathstrumental object to the environment. Now, the debate on straws goes on. The plastic straw and ot...

Give all students the tools to vote, not just ones from MA

Harper Wayne

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Entering Suffolk University as a legal adult that can vote, I was excited to be able to use my new power to make a change in an environment that already has a high voting population. However, what I was not prepared for was not being educated on how I can vote. Being from Southern California, I have found...

Believing Science Does Not Make You Bigoted

Nick Sammarco

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Conservative Message

Last week, the Trump Administration’s move to consider new regulations regarding how a person’s sex would be portrayed on government documents and identification was reported by The New York Times. In response to the change from Obama-era regulations, an article titled “No, Donald, you cannot erase...

Careers: What happened to my autonomy?

Harper Wayne

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The closer I got to leaving home for college, the more I was encouraged to change my major. I am a print journalism major and yes, I am aware that “print is dying.” The older I got the more I was encouraged to get into computer science and with that, the more I realized my school was implementing ...

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...

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