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Editorial: 100,000 too many

Editorial: 100,000 too many

May 28, 2020

To listen to this staff editorial in a special edition of The Suffolk Journal Podcast, click here.  The United States hit a grim milestone Wednesday: 100,000 American deaths caused by COVID-19. As a country, we watched the death toll rise in from one to 100 to 1,000 by the end of March. We had jus...

Thank you to The Suffolk Journal’s graduating editors

The graduating members of The Suffolk Journal 2019-2020 Editorial Board

Journal Staff

May 19, 2020

Like every other student organization, COVID-19 abruptly cut our time short with our graduating members. We didn’t get to slug through one last production night together, or put out a final paper with their names in the masthead. But we don’t want their time at The Journal to be defined by what...

Protect yourself and others from the coronavirus

March 4, 2020

With winter coming to an end as we get closer to spring, sickness is spreading around our schools, homes and communities. During the change in seasons, we expect common illnesses to be passed from person to person. However, to say the least, no one could have been prepared for what 2020 had to bring....

We value reliable news

February 26, 2020

It’s that time of the year again when politicians travel the country in search for political gain, looking to increase the strength of their campaigns. Commercial advertisements for candidates dominate television, pop-up ads appear everywhere on the internet and social media is flooded with people ex...

Your vote matters

February 12, 2020

“My vote won’t make a difference.” Tell that to Julia Mejia, who won a seat on the Boston City Council by a single vote. It’s been four years since the last presidential election and now, two months into the new year, primary elections have begun to flood the news. It’s almost impossib...

Steady in the face of fear

February 5, 2020

Boston offers a unique experience for Suffolk students, giving us an opportunity to be around a variety of cultures that people bring to our city from all over the world. This university is emblematic of that amalgamation, priding ourselves on our diverse student body. Our campus is in close proximit...

Learning from tragedy in the new decade

January 29, 2020

Life seemingly comes to a screeching halt at random moments. That’s what happened just two days ago, when Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash. Only 26 days into the new decade, many who felt weathered and hardened by the sensationalist news coverage that had dominated the...

To Sean Cushing and new beginnings

December 11, 2019

There’s a saying out there that tells us that every end is a new beginning, just as the end of one year is the beginning of the next. As The Journal wraps up for the year, we’d like to thank all of our readers for continuing to support our mission to pursue the truth and to tell the stories of our ...

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...

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