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The resurrection of Biden and the slow death of the Sanders campaign

The resurrection of Biden and the slow death of the Sanders campaign

James Bartlett

March 31, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ chance at becoming the Democratic nominee looks grim at best.  Though Sanders is still in the race, it is becoming increasingly clear that Biden is the presumptive nominee after his surge in the month of March. Biden got off to a slow start in the race, winning ...

Stimulus package changes federal student loan policy, pays those in need

Stimulus package changes federal student loan policy, pays those in need

James Bartlett

March 27, 2020

Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that will pay individuals and families, as well as make changes to the federal student loan policy, to provide relief to Americans facing economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the stimulus package, anyone earning $75,000 or less indiv...

Biden takes the lead, Sanders reassess and the coronavirus cuts into primary season

Biden takes the lead, Sanders reassess and the coronavirus cuts into primary season

James Bartlett

March 18, 2020

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden won all three states that hosted primary contests Tuesday night, and incumbent president Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination. Four states, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Arizona, were due to conduct primaries Tuesday. How...

Democratic primary presses on amid coronavirus pandemic

Democratic primary presses on amid coronavirus pandemic

James Bartlett

March 13, 2020

The Democratic presidential race continues on despite the coronavirus chaos unfolding across the country.  Super Tuesday was a surprising success for former Vice President Joe Biden, who won 10 of 14 states. Biden’s win in South Carolina, as well as endorsements from fellow moderates who dropped ou...

Super Tuesday sees Biden surge; Warren, Sanders drag

Super Tuesday sees Biden surge; Warren, Sanders drag

Haley Clegg, Kaitlin Hahn, Phoebe Adams, and Amy Koczera

March 4, 2020

In the week preceding Super Tuesday, the Democratic party saw three candidates either drop out of or suspend their bid for candidacy. Billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out of the race on Saturday. Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign and dropped out of the Democra...

Markey and Kennedy face off in first debate of Massachusetts Senate race

Markey and Kennedy face off in first debate of Massachusetts Senate race

James Bartlett, @james_bartlett8

February 20, 2020

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey and Massachusetts Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III faced off in the first debate of the 2020 senate race Tuesday. The hour long debate, hosted by WGBH, was the first meeting between Markey, the incumbent, and his challenger Kennedy. Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who is also...

Sanders edges out victory over Buttigieg in New Hampshire primary

Sanders edges out victory over Buttigieg in New Hampshire primary

James Bartlett

February 13, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire democratic primary Tuesday night, Feb. 11. Sanders, who also won the New Hampshire primary in the 2016 Democratic primaries, repeated that victory four years later, living up to multiple polls that had him finishing first after the votes were ca...

Patrick enters Democratic race, adds to number of presidental hopefuls

Patrick enters Democratic race, adds to number of presidental hopefuls

Mol Webber

November 20, 2019

With the Iowa Caucus less than 80 days away, former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has started a last minute campaign as a 2020 democratic nominee with hopes of being an alternative moderate vote. Patrick unexpectedly started his campaign last week, despite announcing last year that he wouldn...

Yasir Batalvi: A campaign of positivity amidst a history of controversy

Yasir Batalvi: A campaign of positivity amidst a history of controversy

Caroline Enos

March 4, 2019

Yasir Batalvi, Class of 2020, is a two-term Student Government Association (SGA) senator for the Class of 2020. He also served as SGA vice president before resigning in February 2018, and hopes to finish his tenure at Suffolk as SGA president. “I believe I have the experience, the vision, and the platform...

Republican majorities make changes as Democrats take over

Nick Vivieros

December 5, 2018

Republican legislatures in two battleground states are working to limit the power of soon-to-be Democratic-held governorships, fundamentally altering the way the office works. According to The New York Times, Republican legislators in Wisconsin are attempting to limit the power of the governorship as Scott Walk...

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

Amy Koczera and Kyle Crozier

November 14, 2018

As progressive urban cities around the world are creating more sustainable environments and increasing green-spaces for citizens, Suffolk University’s Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)  is making the campus more ecologically aware with the inclusion of a new hydroponically powered tower...

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Caroline Enos

November 14, 2018

Despite recent remarks made by Republican leaders, Nancy J. Altman, president of Social Security Works and the speaker at a Suffolk University event last Thursday, said Social Security is not going away anytime soon. “Social Security is 100 percent funded for the next decade-and-a-half, and is 87 pe...

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