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Diversity dominates: Historic record of women elected in Boston

Diversity dominates: Historic record of women elected in Boston

Maggie Randall

November 15, 2017


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Showcase

Despite low voter turnout during last week’s municipal election, women, especially of color, won.

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Political Pulse: Student Loan Crisis hits colleges in Boston

Political Pulse: Student Loan Crisis hits colleges in Boston

Maggie Randall

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Boston is home to an estimated 152,000 students who attend the 35 various colleges and universities. As these students think about completing their education and preparing for future careers, there is a looming cloud plagued with the future of student loan debt. “Students are aware of at least some the ...

Walsh clinches mayor’s race for second term

Walsh clinches mayor’s race for second term

Alexa Gagosz, Haley Clegg

November 8, 2017


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Showcase

Mayor Marty Walsh trounced into a second term in office on Tuesday night and outplayed his challenger, City Councilor Tito Jackson. By more than 31 percentage points, the incumbent easily took the mayor’s race by storm after already four years of leading with a firm and capable attitude as he fought ...

Trump releases JFK files

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Last week, thousands of documents relating to the assassination of the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F. Kennedy were published by the National Archives. President Donald Trump ordered for this release, which did not reveal all of the documents due to national security concerns, but...

Political Pulse: The National Debt Crisis

Political Pulse: The National Debt Crisis

Maggie Randall

November 1, 2017


Filed under Politics

The national debt issue is closely intertwined with tax reform. Both have become a responsibility that largely falls on younger Americans, such as many Suffolk students, some experts say. Suffolk University senior Gina DeMatteo is a politics, philosophy, and economics major who has worked at Grant T...

Suffolk professors weigh in on tax reform

Suffolk professors weigh in on tax reform

Maggie Randall

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

President Donald Trump announced the Republican tax plan on Sept. 28 in Indianapolis. He characterized it as “a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” that will end up being “the largest tax cut in our country’s history.” Dr. Michaele Morrow, an associate professor of accounting at Suffolk Univer...

Media critique: What is newsworthy?

Ryan Arel

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Terrorism, natural disasters and mass shootings; these are the horrors that societies everywhere are dealing with and hearing about on a regular basis. Everyday, Americans pick up their newspapers, computers and phones to see tear-jerking headlines about the latest terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the...

The Opioid Crisis: A local, state and national issue

The Opioid Crisis: A local, state and national issue

Maggie Randall

October 18, 2017


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

As students returned to Suffolk University’s campus this fall, posters advertising Narcan, a nasal spray which uses the drug naloxone to revive the victim of an opioid overdose, have made an arrival around the streets of Boston. These posters are just a small sign that the opioid crisis has crept its...

Political clubs should be more involved on campus to accurately represent Suffolk students

Andres Rodriguez

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Now more than ever, there is a constant pressure on how political clubs operate on university campuses across America. At Suffolk University, there are two major political party clubs: the Suffolk Democrats and the Republican Club. It could be thought that these two clubs would disagree on opinions a...

Don’t fill the swamp with Moore

Stiv Mucollari

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Roy Moore’s victory in the Republican primary runoff shows that the right-wing populism that propelled President Donald J. Trump into the White House is still adding fuel to the fire. Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, defeated Luther Strange, the incumbent conservative senator...

Tom Price resigns from Trump cabinet for spending habits

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Tom Price, former health and human services secretary officially resigned from his position on Friday. Prior to his resignation, Price had received criticism for taking charter flights at the government’s expense, which is directly funded by taxpayer dollars. According to the New York Times and Pol...

The hectic healthcare debate that continues to take a halt

Maggie Randall, Washington D.C. Correspondent

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The most recent attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as ObamaCare, is the Graham-Cassidy Bill. The proposal from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has used federal block grants to let states shape their own healthcare policies. The Gra...

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