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

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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

Nancy J. Altman, president of Social Security Works, spoke about the state of Social Security last Thursday at Sargent Hall

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...

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Haley Clegg, Kaitlin Hahn, and Kyle Crozier

November 7, 2018

Voters across the nation flocked to voting booths to cast their ballot in Tuesday's midterm election. Democrats took back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans retained majority control over the U.S. Senate. Charlie Baker, incumbent Republican Governor of Massachusetts for t...

Trump mulls revoking birthright citizenship

Nick Viveiros

November 1, 2018

President Donald Trump is mulling over a major change to the way citizenship is administered, according to multiple news reports. In an interview with Axios on Monday, Trump told reporters that he plans to sign an executive order that would remove birthright citizenship. Currently, the children of immi...

Supreme Court Justice confirmed

Nick Viveiros, Journal Staff

October 10, 2018

This article contains a graphic description of sexual assault. Please read at your discretion. In a close, nearly party-line vote held Saturday, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as associate justice on the United States Supreme Court. The vote took plac...

“Fighting Nazis” put into perspective

Science journalist and MIT Communications Forum Coordinator Christina Couch, Christian Picciolini, a former Neo-Nazi and founder of the organization Free Radicals and Lee-Or Ankori-Karlinsky, a senior program officer at Beyond Conflict

Caroline Enos, Journal Contributor

October 10, 2018

For panelists at MIT’s October 4th event “How to Fight a Nazi,” compassion is the only thing that is capable of deradicalizing a Neo-Nazi. One panelist at the event, Christian Picciolini, is a former Neo-Nazi who has helped 220 people disengage from extremist groups through his organization Free R...

Trump money under investigation

Kyle Crozier, Assistant News Editor

October 10, 2018

The New York Times’ investigation into the Trump family finances laid out many allegations of what they called “creative accounting” that may now force the family to pay out hundreds of millions in back taxes, fines and penalties to New York state. The complicated process that father Fred Trump us...

BlackkKlansman speaks on race and politics

Ron Stallworth, the BlackkKlansman, is interviewed by Suffolk Student Jolice Grant

Katelyn Norwood and Mikaela Linder

October 10, 2018

Ron Stallworth visited Suffolk University on Wednesday to talk about his experience as an undercover police officer that infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970’s. In 2014, Stallworth wrote the book, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime, that documented his...

Economics and the environment: Finding the balance

Ryan Arel

October 3, 2018

Last Wednesday, Suffolk University students gathered in the Sawyer building to explore a question that humans have asked for centuries: What is the relationship between economics and the environment, and the environment and ourselves? The discussion titled “What Nature Can Nurture” discussed the ri...

MA health leaders discuss Title X

Caroline Enos

October 3, 2018

On September 25th, Health advocates and state officials gathered to panel at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute of the Senate to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to cut Title X and overturn Roe v. Wade. This could put women’s health and where women can receive specialized medical attention at ...

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