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Editor’s word: Jan. 23, 2013

January 23, 2013


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Aaron Swartz should not be dead right now. If you haven’t heard of him by now, here’s a quick rundown. On Jan. 11, the 26-year-old committed suicide in his Brooklyn apartment. Swartz was facing upcoming prosecution and potentially extensive jail time for an action he never went through with. While...

Editor’s word: Dec. 18, 2012

December 18, 2012


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Yesterday our school officially ushered in a new era when it inaugurated Suffolk’s ninth president, James McCarthy. The search for a new president was extensive after the abrupt retirement of David Sargent in 2010, and for a while the horizon was hazy and unclear. In the search, McCarthy not only met...

Editor’s word: Nov. 29, 2012

November 29, 2012


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About a month ago, Boston City Council held a hearing on a new "Ordinance Regarding Nuisance Control," which would beef up the consequences for "excessive and unnecessary noise" throughout the city in an effort to quiet down student-riddled neighborhoods. As the docket, sponsored by Councilor Sal LaMattina,...

Editor’s word: Nov. 7, 2012

November 7, 2012


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By now you’ve heard all the numbers, percentages, and outcomes of races and ballot questions across the country. Whether or not your candidate won, you went out and voted. If you didn’t -- don’t complain. There are a few bits of reflection we’d like to take the time to spell out for you. First...

Editor’s word: Oct. 24, 2012

October 24, 2012


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We’re taking a break from our print edition next week so that the staff can enjoy Halloween for the first time in four years. That makes this our last issue before election day (we’ll return Wednesday, November 7). With that said, it bears repeating that this is one of the most crucial elections...

Editor’s word: Oct. 17, 2012

October 17, 2012


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Lost in the talks of Mitt Romney’s “binder full of women” and the second presidential debate is the fact that Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein was arrested outside Hofstra University before the debate took place last night. The story was broke by Hofstra’s own student newspaper:...

Editor’s word: Oct. 11, 2012

October 11, 2012


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Sure, you might be tired of hearing about Big Bird and Romney’s attack on PBS during last week’s debate, but it sure is strange of him to bring it up in the first place. How much money does he think public broadcasting is sucking from our budget? Maybe somebody should ask Mr. Numbers himself, Paul...

Editor’s word: Oct. 3, 2012

Editor’s word: Oct. 3, 2012

October 3, 2012


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With the professional sports world’s focus fixed on the NFL and NCAA football seasons, some may forget that the 2012-2013 NBA season opener between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat is just weeks away. The obvious rivalry between the two teams, that has grown over the past few playoff seasons had a...

Editor’s word: Sept. 26, 2012

September 26, 2012


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Reader, you may have your preconceived notions about the press, the media, and those pulling the strings in the background. You may think that a lot of times the press tries to be more marketable by making controversy out of nothing, or by covering what Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are up to rather...

Editor’s word: Sept. 19, 2012

September 19, 2012


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TRIGGER WARNING, THE FOLLOWING EDITORIAL CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT  SEXUAL ASSAULT.  “Our assessment has shown that a culture of sexual entitlement exists among some players on the men’s ice hockey team, stemming in part from their elevated social status on campus,” says the 11-page Repo...

Editor’s word: Jun. 7, 2012

Ethan M. Long

June 6, 2012


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Welcome to Suffolk! As I saw most of the students whom I started with walking on and off stage during this year’s graduation ceremony, I thought about my freshman year. I was in the Class of 2012. You’re all in the Class of 2016. Some of you may end up being in the Class of 2017. Don’t fret --...

Staff Editor’s word: April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012


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Boston University continued its torrid pace of bad decision making over the weekend when apparent pledges from a non-sanctioned fraternity home were found by police in a basement allegedly duct taped to each other in only their underwear, covered in flour and condiments, with red welts on their bare...

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