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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

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

Political Pulse: Student Loan Crisis hits colleges in Boston

By Twitter user WatchLatestNews

Maggie Randall

November 8, 2017

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

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Alexa Gagosz

November 8, 2017

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

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

By Twitter user Independent

Maggie Randall

November 1, 2017

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

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Maggie Randall

October 25, 2017

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

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...

Confronting the crisis: Immigration in Trump’s world

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Roxana Martinez

October 18, 2017

Clinical Law Professor Ragini Shah spoke to prospective law students and practicing lawyers last Thursday, focusing  on immigration policy during President Donald Trump’s administration. The evening was dedicated to discussing the problems immigration lawyers have dealt with since Trump’s inaugurat...

The Opioid Crisis: A local, state and national issue

By Vimeo user Claremont McKenna College

Maggie Randall

October 18, 2017

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

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...

Libertarian candidate Raccioppi takes stand against Moulton

October 12, 2017

Running against current incumbent Seth Moulton for the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts is Politics, Philosophy and Economics major Samson Raccioppi. He needs 2,000 signatures from voters registered in the Libertarian party within the district by February 2018. In a recent interview with The ...

Don’t fill the swamp with Moore

Stiv Mucollari

October 4, 2017

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...

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