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Editor’s Word: Death of Jassy Correia is a reminder to condemn the perpetrators, not the victims

March 6, 2019

A significant portion of social media surrounding the death of Jassy Correia lays blame on her and her friends, asking why she was left on her own or why they allowed her to leave with a man she had just met. The victim shaming and victim blaming needs to stop. We, as a society, put the weight of a ...

Sycophancy is not conservative

Nick Sammarco

March 6, 2019

The conservative movement is on the verge of abandoning principle and falling into sycophancy, or obsequious or excessive flattery, all due to the most vocal Trump supporters in its throngs.  Conservatives in 2016 were apprehensive to support GOP nominee Donald Trump for a number of reasons, most...

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is long overdue

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is long overdue

Chris Sadrnoori

March 6, 2019

It has been 17 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The war has lasted four complete presidential terms, a staple focus for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, yet they were not able to put an end to it. On the fifth term, President...

Editor’s Word: The Journal will not be endorsing any SGA candidates

February 27, 2019

The newspaper and media industry has been around for centuries with the goal of providing citizens the facts to help people view the world around them with more clarity. That industry has been rapidly changing, but still holds onto many of the traditional values and practices that it has had since it ...

Level the proposed tackling bill before it gets reviewed

Level the proposed tackling bill before it gets reviewed

Ryan Arel

February 27, 2019

C’mon, people. Let’s be smart about this. Recently, Rep. Paul A. Schmid III and 20th Middlesex District State Rep. Bradley H. Jones Jr. have sponsored the bill An Act for No Organized Head Impacts on Schoolchildren, or the NO HITS Act, which seeks to ban tackle football for children in seventh...

Rebuttal: The only person who should make decisions about abortions are the patient and doctor 

Phoebe Adams

February 27, 2019

Last week, an opinion article was published titled “Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats have heartlessly condoned infanticide,” written by Nick Sammarco. Within this article, Sammarco blatantly chooses to ignore definitions that do not suit his needs and relies on scare tactics in order to shame anyone ...

Detainment of British woman for misgendering person shows free speech is under attack in UK

Detainment of British woman for misgendering person shows free speech is under attack in UK

Nick Sammarco

February 27, 2019

Freedom of speech is effectively dead in the U.K. Once the home of advocates for human liberty like John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, John Stuart Mill, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, the U.K. has ditched free expression for the comforts of politically-correct tyranny. On Feb. 9, The Daily Mail...

Editor’s Word: Arm or not, consider your peers’ views

February 20, 2019

The student body at Suffolk University is one of diverse nature. We at this school maintain that diverse perspectives and opinions - even though some may be at odds with our own - are important for forming more informed and sensible decisions about the stances we choose to take when it comes to our politi...

Ralph Northam administration: Politics over core values

Ralph Northam administration: Politics over core values

Nick Viveiros

February 20, 2019

When news broke in early February that Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) med school yearbook featured a photo of two men in racist garb — one in blackface, the other in full Klan robes — this reporter shook his head, but certainly wasn’t surprised. For those of us who haven’t turned on cable news ...

Suffolk University needs an ombuds office

Yasir Batalvi

February 20, 2019

We have faced our fair share of challenges in the last decade, but we are still an institution that values fairness and integrity. It is essential that our actions reinforce these principles. An ombuds office, or Office of the Ombuds, founded on the core principles of independence and impartiality, ...

Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats have heartlessly condoned infanticide

Nick Sammarco

February 20, 2019

Since the abortion rights movement in the 1960s, pro-choice advocates have argued that abortions, the termination of a developing human life, should be, in the words of Hillary Clinton (D-NY) during a 2008 speech to the Democratic Leadership Council, “safe, legal, and rare.” As science creat...

“In God we trust” doesn’t represent all Americans

Harper Wayne

February 6, 2019

As Americans, are we supposed to believe that the religious clause of the first amendment holds weight, when our dollars pay for the phrase “In God we trust” to be placed on government buildings? Separation of church and state is a part of the First Amendment in the Constitution, stating that, "Co...

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