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I am a woman even if I don’t fit your definition of one

I am a woman even if I don't fit your definition of one

Ashley Ness

June 28, 2020

Living a life as a gender-nonconforming woman has presented me with difficulties no matter where I am. I confuse a lot of people with my gender expression, especially in my southern hometown. I have also had conflicting and negative experiences in Boston for this same reason.  I use she/her pronoun...

Through the eyes of the daughter of two frontline healthcare workers

Through the eyes of the daughter of two frontline healthcare workers

Morgan Torre, Asst. Copy Editor

June 23, 2020

For the past three months, I have stood by and watched my two moms endure the most draining cycle of their lives, every single day as healthcare workers. My mum, Angela, works overnights and double shifts, as she x-rays and comes in close contact with suspected and positive cases of the virus. My other...

Resources and workshops for supporting racial justice and mental health

Resources and workshops for supporting racial justice and mental health

Caroline Enos

June 22, 2020

Suffolk University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) has compiled a list of resources to help support members of the Black community and educate others on how they can effectively practice allyship in the fight against systemic racism.  CSDI will also host three workshops this week that will help stu...

Suffolk urges community to observe Juneteenth, take action against racism

Suffolk urges community to observe Juneteenth, take action against racism

Caroline Enos and Julia Ahaesy

June 18, 2020

Suffolk University is encouraging members of its community to observe Juneteenth Friday, and use the day to “reflect, rethink, and respond” to issues of racism.  Juneteenth is observed each year on June 19, and commemorates the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom in ...

Suffolk announces big changes to how classes, housing will look in the fall

Smith Hall at Suffolk University

Katelyn Norwood, Mol Webber, and James Bartlett

June 16, 2020

Suffolk University unveiled its plans for the fall 2020 semester Monday, and student life is set to look drastically different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The university has been planning for the fall semester since early spring, Suffolk officials said in an email sent to students Monday.  “We...

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

James Bartlett

June 9, 2020

A bill seeking to reform law enforcement and help prevent police brutality was unveiled in Congress Monday following weeks of protests and the death of George Floyd. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 includes measures that civil rights leaders have promoted for decades to combat racial bias and...

Boston protests call for justice and reform, honor victims of police brutality

A peaceful protest was held in Boston Common Wednesday to protest police brutality and honor George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by Minneapolis police May 25.

Caroline Enos, James Bartlett, and Katelyn Norwood

June 5, 2020

"I can't breathe." Those three words were some of the last ever spoken by George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck and pinned him to the ground for nearly nine minutes.   Chauvin has since been fired from the ...

Suffolk photojournalism students document the pandemic

A sports field left vacant during quarantine, but the Boston spirit still continued on.

Sarah Lukowski

June 3, 2020

Students in Ken Martin’s photojournalism classes have been on the front lines of history by photographing the coronavirus pandemic as part of their final projects.  Martin had students in both his Photojournalism and Creative Innovation: The Extended Photo Essay classes photograph the pandemic w...

Dozens injured, Suffolk buildings damaged after violence breaks out in Boston

A Boston Police cruiser was set ablaze across the street from 73 Tremont, Suffolk University's administration building that also contains classrooms and the undergraduate library. Crowd's were protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in Minneapolis when a police officer kneeled on his neck for about nine minutes.

Katelyn Norwood, James Bartlett, Caroline Enos, Madison Suseland, and Emily Devlin

June 1, 2020

A peaceful march and protests in Boston Sunday ended with violence, businesses being looted across downtown, and several Suffolk University buildings left vandalized.  Several thousand people took to the streets of Boston Sunday to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a p...

How, and why, you should stay active during this pandemic

How, and why, you should stay active during this pandemic

JD Conte

June 1, 2020

If you’re like me, you might be a little disappointed in how heavy you found yourself breathing after walking through Boston Common from Park Street toward the State House. Despite the amount of walking I did in Boston, and the relatively consistent amount of exercise, that hill got me every time. ...

Opinion: Police murder, too

Protestors gathered in south Minneapolis to call for justice for George Floyd.

Ashley Ness, Journal Contributor

May 29, 2020

Murder committed by police officers is a seemingly ordinary occurrence in America. Unarmed black men have often been the target of this violence. George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis is a prime example of this. Floyd, 46, was killed when Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nine...

Editorial: 100,000 too many

Editorial: 100,000 too many

May 28, 2020

To listen to this staff editorial in a special edition of The Suffolk Journal Podcast, click here.  The United States hit a grim milestone Wednesday: 100,000 American deaths caused by COVID-19. As a country, we watched the death toll rise in from one to 100 to 1,000 by the end of March. We had jus...

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