The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s word: Dec. 2, 2009

December 2, 2009


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Many around campus these days have seemed cynical and down, which is no way to start off the holidays. Why are the students of Suffolk so depressed and snarky? Well, mostly it’s because of the combination of a boring, wordy, and silly defense of President Sargent’s salary by Provost Barry Brown last...

Editor’s word: Nov. 18, 2009

November 18, 2009


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All who attend Suffolk understand the fact that our university doesn’t hold the prestige of some of New England’s other private universities, but that doesn’t stop the president of our university, David Sargent, from being the second highest paid president in the United States. Suffolk is financially...

Editor’s word: Nov. 14, 2009

November 14, 2009


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The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a huge breakthrough in American history. He is revered by the majority of the world, so much that he can now add a Nobel Peace Prize to his resume, leaving many people, both supporters and opponents, asking if he really deserves the prize...

Editor’s word: Nov. 11, 2009

November 11, 2009


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This week, the Journal was informed that our web site, which was supposed to be up again after a redesign a month ago, will have to wait longer to go online. The reason? The “controversy” surrounding an article about a band whose name some found offensive that was published in the Arts section...

Editor’s word: Nov. 4, 2009

November 4, 2009


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We, as a student newspaper, strive to inform the Suffolk community – all of the Suffolk community – about the goings on in all areas of interest, including those in the arts on campus and in Boston. This city is a vibrant one, full of culture and art of all different levels and kinds. As Suffolk...

Editor’s word: Oct. 28, 2009

October 28, 2009


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Labor unions were originally created to protect employees and to promote safer workplaces. Suffolk University’s adjuncts, or lecturers, as they are now called, have formed the Suffolk Affiliated Faculty (SAF). This new union is a chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). ...

Editor’s word: Oct. 21, 2009

Ethan M. Long

October 21, 2009


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This whole Balloon Boy thing is ridiculous. It’s amazing that the American people, and the media as well, have eaten this story up with more gusto than they did when Sarah Palin got the Vice President nomination. And for what? First of all, the kid wasn’t in the balloon, and second, it was staged! The...

Editor’s word: Oct. 7, 2009

Matthew Altieri

October 7, 2009


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The Suffolk Journal received Citation No. 1 for noncompliance with our "Office Space Lease Agreement" as we were finishing up our production of this newspaper last night. The Student Leadership and Involvement office has created a (mostly) effective way of dealing with the fact that almost all clubs...

Editor’s word: Sept. 30, 2009

Ethan M. Long

September 30, 2009


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The news that Emerson has the most dangerous campus in the country shocked most Bostonians this week after a Daily Beast.com article made its way around the blogosphere and Facebook statuses. Emerson, which reported 160 crimes in 2007 and 2008 to the Department of Education, was joined by Harvard, MIT...

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