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The Suffolk Journal

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to be first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to be first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Shealagh Sullivan and William Woodring April 12, 2022

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on April 7, making her the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the United States. Jackson was confirmed with a 53-to-47...

Suffolk sophomore Stephen Merrick speaks at Suffolk Democrats meeting

SU Dems hosts discussion on Mass. gubernatorial race

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2022

The Suffolk University Democrats hosted a discussion on the party’s gubernatorial primary featuring representatives from two campaigns. The event, held during Tuesday’s activities period, comes...

Political Update: Biden announces Supreme Court Nominee

Political Update: Biden announces Supreme Court Nominee

William Woodring and Shealagh Sullivan March 8, 2022

President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court Feb. 25. If confirmed, Jackson would become the first Black woman and first public defender to serve as...

Former Representatives Larry Larocco and Scott Klug spoke to students Tuesday.

Former congressmen discuss bipartisanship, forming political careers with students

Leo Woods, Assistant Multimedia Editor March 8, 2022

The Suffolk University Democrats and Republicans welcomed former Reps. Scott Klug and Larry Larocco to discuss current events and their roles in politics with students March 1 as part of the Congress to...

‘We have to demand more; Ayanna Pressley speaks at Suffolk

‘We have to demand more;’ Ayanna Pressley speaks at Suffolk

Leo Woods, Assistant Multimedia Editor March 1, 2022

Suffolk University’s Black Student Union and Suffolk Votes invited students to hear from Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) during an event Thursday. During activities period, students gathered...

Police lights seen outside of Suffolks Sawyer Building

State House locked down after protesters enter building

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2022

Protesters against state mask and vaccine mandates attempted to access a press conference at the Massachusetts State House Tuesday morning, causing a lockdown of the building after they started chanting...

Charlie Baker at a press conference

Baker delivers final State of the Commonwealth address

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor February 2, 2022

Governor Charlie Baker took the stage for his eighth and final State of the Commonwealth address to discuss new tax breaks and closing loopholes for violent offenders. Baker turned to issues he planned...

The Massachusetts State House during the snowstorm Saturday.

Biden to nominate first Black woman SCOTUS justice; MA political update

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2022

It looks like 2022 will be an eventful year for Massachusetts and national politics, as gubernatorial elections are steadily approaching and Democrats now have the opportunity to appoint a new justice...

Vaccination sign outside Thinking Cup Cafe on Tremont Street.

Student workers split on city vaccine mandate

Leo Woods, Asst. Multimedia Editor February 1, 2022

Boston is entering the third week of its vaccine mandate for many local businesses –  one that has garnered split opinions among Suffolk University students who work in the city’s service industry.  The...

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all charges after killing two men during protest

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self defense in the shooting of three men, two fatally, during demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis., last year.  Rittenhouse, 18, had...

Outside of Boston City Hall

Boston welcomes Mayor Michelle Wu

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2021

Mayor Michelle Wu officially became the first woman, person of color and Asian American elected to serve as Mayor of Boston after taking the oath of office just after noon on Tuesday. Wu spoke to attendees...

Wu wins Boston mayoral election

Wu wins Boston mayoral election

William Woodring and Shealagh Sullivan November 3, 2021

Michelle Wu will become the first elected woman and person of color to serve as Boston’s mayor after beating the most diverse field of candidates in the city’s history. Wu promised to bring bold,...

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