The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s Word: The end of the road

January 31, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

The spring semester of college always tastes bittersweet. In a few short months the long days and longer nights spent working on class projects, studying for exams, or publishing a newspaper come to an end. A glimpse at rest is usually in order, a view that is never taken for granted. But it’s hard to...

The first descent: LGBTQ Americans less accepted

Patrick Holmes

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Minorities battle an indefinite amount of hate speech and abuse from the mouths of small-minded people on a daily basis. These words shatter their safety bubble with which they try to protect themselves from the outside world. Sometimes, it is the only protection they have in a world that disagrees abo...

Students could be the catalyst for change

Ryan Arel

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In high school and throughout college, students are often told that “no” means no and the absence of a firm no does not mean yes. Students are told that if last week it was okay, this week it may not be. Students are told to be respectful and pay attention to each other’s desires and limits in...

Editor’s Word: University makes moves without communication

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Suffolk University, an institution that has so-called “championed” at communications, has failed to inform their students on moves that upper administration makes-- once again. Just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Boston Herald broke a story that Suffolk has filed plans with the Boston Plan...

The Feminist Letters: Everyone needs to advocate for intersectionality to improve equality

Olivia Gorman

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When someone says the word “feminist,” most people have an instinctual idea that comes to mind about what that concept means to them; something along the lines of gender equality, sexism and ending the patriarchy. When the word “intersectionality” comes next to it, however, people do not know w...

Diversity won in recent elections

Juliana Tuozzola

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The possibility for women, minorities and LGBTQ-identifying people to be elected to United States offices during President Donald Trump’s era became a triumphant reality last week. Voters provided the Democratic party with its first round of major wins since the disheartening results of the 2016 p...

Sexual assault excludes no gender

Sexual assault excludes no gender

Roxana Martinez

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Lately there seems to be a new article out every week about another round of sexual abuse allegations regarding Hollywood moguls. Anthony Rapp recently came out with his harrowing tale of sexual assault, but his story is a bit more unique for one reason: Rapp is just one of a few male actors to publicl...

Spacey’s career topples as more men accuse him

Kaitlin Hahn

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple men in Hollywood, with some underage at the time. Once the information was released, Spacey decided to come out as gay in an attempt to distract the world from his wrongdoings. The list of accusers continues to grow.

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...

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