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SUPD addresses connections with BPD

SUPD addresses connections with BPD

Mol Webber, News Editor

September 24, 2020

Suffolk University Police Chief Kenneth Walsh spoke with Student Government Association (SGA) senators at Thursday’s meeting about what the department is doing this fall.  Students voiced concerns regarding safety near the hotels Suffolk is lodging students at, new features regarding residence hall ...

The meaning of color: a look at racial injustice and diversity

The meaning of color: a look at racial injustice and diversity

Jasmine Francoeur, Journal Contributor

September 23, 2020

Lately, I have been feeling like a little fish living her life in a great, round fishbowl. Now I know that sounds far fetched and strange, but let’s say I’m a fish. I know I’m not and I’m a fine, living, breathing human. But for metaphorical purposes let’s pretend I am a little, turquoise...

Some colleges see controversy for COVID-19 response

The city of Boston

Bryce Reagan and Caroline Enos

September 23, 2020

As students settle into the fall semester both online and in person, some have become increasingly frustrated with their university's response to COVID-19.  At Boston College (BC), students were told that before arriving on campus, effective safety procedures would be put in place to help stop the spr...

Suffolk Athletics debuts new podcast

The logo of the new Suffolk Athletics podcast, titled

JD Conte, Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

In the absence of athletic competition, the Suffolk Athletic department has undertaken a new project. The department recently announced its brand new podcast titled “Suffolk Sounds.” Sports Information Graduate Assistant Cam Brennan will be hosting the weekly podcast. Brennan graduated from Las...

Allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed in ICE detention center

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Hailey Campbell, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

A nurse at a Georgia ICE detention center filed a formal complaint on Sept. 14, about “forced hysterectomies” performed in the facility’s medical center, according to ABC7. Dawn Wooten, the whistleblower, worked at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.  The complaint indicates that multiple ...

New COVID-19 restrictions in France affect Suffolk student, others as cases rise

A young child wears a mask amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Grace Dreher, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

France has seen an uptick in positive cases of COVID-19 in late August and into early September. The French government has reissued restrictions and is relying on a regionalized approach to control the virus, which is impacting the French population and Suffolk students who are living and studying the...

Nation mourns “Notorious RBG”

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James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications of metastatic pancreas cancer Friday, a loss that was felt by many throughout the country.  Ginsburg, whose health issues had been well documented in the past few years, was 87. She passed away surrounded by family at her home in Was...

Analyzing Brady’s Buccaneer debut

Brady made his Buccaneers debut on September 13th, his first ever game in which he was not wearing a Patriots uniform (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Jamie Taris, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

At the spry age of 43 years old, Tom Brady made his highly anticipated debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 13, only to be embarrassed by the reigning NFC South champion, the New Orleans Saints.  Brady came into the game with a lot of promise, as he capped off his opening drive as a Buccaneer by sn...

Suffolk professors, experts discuss the right to vote

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Kaylie Scalze, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

On Sept. 17, the Suffolk Law Department hosted a virtual Webinar titled; “Why did the Constitution Not Grant a Right to Vote?” in order to provide a deeper understanding of voting rights in the United States. Moderated by Political Science & Legal Studies Professor, Dr. Rachael Cobb, panelists...

Activists gather for March for Basic Income

Basic Income Rally on the Boston Common

Will Woodring, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

Activists  gathered in over 40 cities across the world Saturday  to advocate for Universal Basic Income, or UBI,  at the second annual March for Basic Income. “Universal Basic Income is where every American citizen would be able to receive a simple income of anywhere from $500 to $2,000 a month...

“Cuties” and #CancelNetflix: Is it worth the controversy?

Three girls dance in front of a sunset.

Caitlyn Green, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

On Sept. 10, #CancelNetflix was the number-one trending hashtag on Twitter. For once in our increasingly polarized country, the left and right picketed digitally against the same problem: “Cuties,” the debut film of French-Sengali director Maïmouna Doucouré.  “Cuties” premiered at the 2020 Sundance ...

The 2020 Boston Red Sox: disappointment beyond measure

An empty Fenway Park, as no fans were allowed at Major League Baseball games this season (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

The Red Sox are typically seen as one of the most predominant franchises in baseball who would be willing to do whatever it takes to win, but this year proves that may not be the case. Two years ago, the Red Sox finished with a record of 108-54, which put them in the conversation as one of the bes...

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