The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s word: Orientation 2014

June 5, 2014

Welcome to Suffolk University, class of 2018 and transfer students. You are about to embark on four very important years of your life, so take in your surroundings, and get excited about what this university has to offer. Unlike the strict and often confining walls of high school, here at Suffolk...

Editor’s word: April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

I don’t want to write the last staff editorial of the year about the Boston Marathon bombings last year. I don’t want to write or think about the destruction that two people brought to the city I and the rest of Suffolk University call home. One year later, it is still hard to think about friends...

Editor’s word: It’s winter break, not Christmas break

April 9, 2014

The town of Norwood voted April 8 to change the phrase of “winter break” back to “Christmas break” in its public schools. Norwood’s school committee voted to change the phrase from Christmas break to winter break back in 2011. More than 76 percent of the town’s population came out to the...

Editor’s word: Response to Beacon Street blaze

April 2, 2014

Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy tragically lost their lives attempting to put out the fire on Beacon Street last Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Finn said at the press briefing that evening that he had “never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly...

Editor’s word: MBTA fare hikes and late night hours

March 26, 2014

Government Center is officially shut down. Late-night service starts Friday. Fare hikes may be on the way. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority has more than a few changes in store for Bostonians. Starting Friday, the MBTA will run late night service for all its branches and select bus routes until...

Editor’s word: Journal learns at conference, wants your help in improving

March 5, 2014

This past week, the Journal editors escaped the frigid Boston atmosphere and went to San Diego, but brought back more than just a tan. The Journal was awarded ninth place for best website in the small school category at the 30th annual National College Journalism Convention held by the Associated...

Editor’s word: Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014

On the front page of this edition of the Journal, one of our staff writers looked into ongoing maintenance issues in the dorms around campus. This staff editorial is not going to point fingers at anyone, but these kinds of problems in all three dorm buildings have been an issue for as long as our senior...

Editor’s word: Feb. 19, 2014

February 19, 2014

Updated as indicated below. It goes without saying that every college student hopes to have a job in their chosen field after receiving their diploma on graduation day. Suffolk University recently unveiled a project called “Suffolk 365” that documents more than 600 members of the Class of 2012 ...

Editor’s word: The Washington Redskins

February 12, 2014

The Washington Redskins name has become a hotbed issue in the National Football League over the last year and  is now seeing lawmakers getting involved. Team owner Dan Snyder has publicly stated on multiple occasions that he will not change the name as long as he is with the organization. League commissioner...

Editor’s word: College students’ mindset need to change

February 5, 2014

The city of Boston has plenty to be proud of. The Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox have all won at least one world title in the past 10 years. We worked together to overcome a terrible tragedy last April. One thing this city and its college students in particular cannot be proud of is the dramatically...

Editor’s word: The California Aggie

January 29, 2014

All the way across the country, the university newspaper of the University of California, Davis, the California Aggie, is in danger of extinction just before its 100-year anniversary. Despite cutting the paper from a daily to a weekly and docking the paychecks of its editors, The Aggie is proposing that...

Editor’s word: Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2014

News broke via the Boston Business Journal last week that Suffolk University has officially placed the Fenton building on the market. This move is not surprising based on earlier comments that university President James McCarthy told the Suffolk Journal about wanting to close the sale of both Fenton...

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