The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s Word: Don’t lose hope in the honest press

February 6, 2019

As a student publication, The Suffolk Journal has the same intentions as your local news station - to provide you with the facts you need, when you need them, regarding Suffolk University. Although The Suffolk Journal, and other outlets nationwide, have made mistakes in the past, mistakes are made in a...

Mr. Trump, don’t build this wall

Mr. Trump, don’t build this wall

Chris Sadrnoori

February 6, 2019

The United States-Mexican border has been an area of controversy since its final layout in the 19th century. The over 1,900-mile-long border stretches from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. Large metropolis areas such as San Diego, El Paso, Juarez and Tijuana all lie on th...

Supporting safe injection can save lives

Supporting safe injection can save lives

Shayla Manning

February 6, 2019

It may seem shocking to think about: a safe place where individuals can use drugs legally, under the supervision of professional medical staff.  Supervised injection services (SIS) are facilities where someone is allowed to bring illegal drugs that they have obtained themselves to inject under t...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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