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Let’s help veterans fight their personal wars, too

November 13, 2019

On Feb. 2, 2013, the late-Chris Kyle — former Navy SEAL sniper made famous by his book, later turned into a movie “American Sniper” — and his friend Chad Littlefield went to a firing range in Texas with the veteran Eddie Ray Routh. Kyle’s hope was that spending time with veterans like himself...

Being unsure is more normal than you think it is

November 6, 2019

The quarter-life crisis. What is it and have we felt it? For many of us, yes. According to a LinkedIn Blog post, 75% of 25-33 year olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis of some kind. As we go through life, you might find that there’s a crisis where we hit 25% of our life expectancy, 50%...

In the name of the common good, stand up against abuse

October 30, 2019

This Editor’s Word makes frequent reference to suicide and abuse. Please read at your discretion. Within the last few days, disturbing details have been reported about an investigation into the death of Alexander Urtula. Urtula, who was slated to graduate merely hours after his death on May 20 o...

Take a page from Bueller’s Book

October 16, 2019

On a weekly basis at The Suffolk Journal, one or more of our staff members sits on a computer — often late at night — and tries to convey a collective message from all of our staff members.  Lately, we’ve been writing of very intense and hot button topics. The Journal believes that transpar...

Oh, the places you’ll go

April 24, 2019

As the end of the academic year approaches rapidly, The Suffolk Journal — and many of us as students of this university — have taken some time to reflect. We’ve reflected on our work as journalists and students, on what we can do better and what our goals are for the future. We’ve also been a...

Autism Awareness Month, 2019

April 3, 2019

April is also Autism Awareness Month, which brings attention to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more commonly known as autism. As of 2018, ASD affects one in 59 births in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disorder is more common in males...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 2019

April 3, 2019

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to support survivors and raise awareness around the issue and prevalence of sexual assault. Nearly one in five women report being sexually assaulted during their lifetime, while one in 71 men report the same, according to the National Sexual...

Editor’s Word: Civic engagement is the backbone to a healthy society

March 27, 2019

A community is successful when its members are living healthy, quality lives. People in a community need to be able to work together to better the lives of each other, and when this fails to happen, the community as a whole suffers. There are individuals in every community that don’t see themse...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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