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Banning double shots and happy hour does not make drinking at bars safer

Banning double shots and happy hour does not make drinking at bars safer

Nick Viveiros

November 13, 2019

If you’re looking for a half-priced Titos soda, double shots of Jäger or a pitcher of Blue Moon for yourself at the local watering hole, your best bet is to head north to New Hampshire. In 1984, the Commonwealth banned so-called “happy hours” outright as part of an effort to crack down on alcohol-related...

Daylight saving time has lost its purpose in modern society

Daylight saving time has lost its purpose in modern society

Chris Sadrnoori

November 13, 2019

As the first days of Standard Time come to an end, many wonder why we subject ourselves to less sunlight during the cold and otherwise dark days of winter. A growing debate regarding the continued use of daylight saving time (DST) trends this time of year due to the abrupt reduction in sunlight.  ...

CAS faculty vote against arming SUPD

CAS faculty vote against arming SUPD

Caroline Enos and Ryan Arel

November 13, 2019

Nearly 80% of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members said they are not in favor of arming sworn officers in the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD), according to Amy Marks, a CAS representative on the Faculty Senate. In an email to The Suffolk Journal last week, Marks said the arming issue was put t...

Russian speaking students find friendships across borders

Russian speaking students find friendships across borders

Murat Metshin

November 13, 2019

While Suffolk’s student body consists of a great variety of different nationalities, many international students struggle to adjust to a new community on campus. To help them, some students have taken initiative to provide a platform for cultural communication. Recently, a group of Russian speaking stu...

First-generation international student Xin Yi Yap shatters stereotypes

First-generation international student Xin Yi Yap shatters stereotypes

Alexa DiFiore

November 13, 2019

To be an international and first generation student is a huge milestone for Xin Yi Yap, born and raised in Singapore. When Yap was finishing her last few years of high school, she decided she no longer belonged to her hometown and wanted to further her education in America as a first generation student. ...

“The customer is always right” says more about us than we think

Ryan Arel

November 6, 2019

A man walked into a bar one day for a drink. Not long after, he became very, very upset. It was an absolutely catastrophic reaction, like the kind you’d see from a toddler after being denied any assortment of things he may have wanted. Let’s call the customer John. He was being cut off at the...

Suffolk veteran responds to U.S. military action overseas

Murat Metshin

November 6, 2019

While the country prepares to celebrate Veterans Day next week, one Suffolk University veteran has spoken out about his experience in the military and the current motives of the U.S. military. As a recruitment & education adviser in the Veteran Upward Bound Program, Nicholas Charrette spent more t...

Award-winning Israeli author shares personal stories with Suffolk community

Award-winning Israeli author shares personal stories with Suffolk community

Avery Gallagher

November 6, 2019

The Suffolk University community had the privilege of speaking to award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari. The author, famous for her memoir “The Art of Leaving,” held a discussion in 73 Tremont’s Poetry Center last Thursday. The room was packed with an intrigued audience, all there to hear Tsa...

Mexican Student Association provides sought after community for students on campus

Mexican Student Association provides sought after community for students on campus

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

November 6, 2019

With such a diverse student body from a variety of places, it can be difficult for every student to find their place on campus. Suffolk’s many cultural clubs are meant to bridge that gap, but sometimes people still feel left out. Mexican student Gerardo Saenz started the Mexican Student Association...

Globe panel discusses climate change on the Cape

Globe panel discusses climate change on the Cape

Olivia Acevedo and Bryan Hochberg

October 30, 2019

When columnist Nestor Ramos of The Boston Globe wrote a front page news story titled “Climate change on Cape Cod: At the end of a warming world” this September, it became one of its most clicked online articles in the paper’s history. The story reached about 100,000 readers in five days, and shed ...

MBTA problems leave Suffolk students stranded

MBTA problems leave Suffolk students stranded

Catarina Protano

October 30, 2019

MBTA delays, fare hikes and line shut-downs have left Suffolk University commuters feeling frustrated. According to U.S. News & World Report, 73% of Suffolk students live off campus and commute to a campus located in the heart of a busy, traffic-heavy city. Many students lease apartments in the ...

New interim Chief of Police Kenneth Walsh to take over for Chief Gerard Coletta

New interim Chief of Police Kenneth Walsh  to take over for Chief Gerard Coletta

Caroline Enos and Kaitlin Hahn

October 30, 2019

When Captain Kenneth Walsh steps into the role of interim chief of security and police for the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) on Nov. 1, the new chief said he will serve with a sense of community. “No matter where this goes, as the interim police chief, I can promise you this: you’r...

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