The Suffolk Journal

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Morgan Hume / Arts Editor

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

April 17, 2019

The 123rd Boston Marathon was about more than just a race. Runners from all over the world cast light on different stories of how they had stepped foot onto the blue and gold starting line, but all had one ultimate goal: to finish the 26.2 miles. With a rainy and cold marathon in 2018 many runners f...

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Courtesy of 261 Fearless Foundation

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019

Thousands of women ran in the Boston Marathon this year, but back in 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer was the only woman on the course. Her decision to participate in the marathon that morning sparked a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years...

Run Boston Strong

Run Boston Strong

Ryan Arel

April 18, 2018

Frigid temperatures, strong winds and pouring rain did not stop Boston pride spreading from Hopkinton to Boylston Street Monday at the 122nd Boston Marathon. Due to the abrasive weather conditions, many runners debated on backing out of the race, including American winner Desiree Linden,  as she told r...

Finished wicked strong

By Twitter user @bostonmarathon

Skylar To and Chris DeGusto

April 19, 2017

Crossing the finish line at the 121st annual Boston Marathon was like no other feeling for Amanda McGrath-- it was emotional. McGrath, an Assistant to the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs at Suffolk University, had just completed her first marathon on Monday and said it was the “b...

Students, staff race across Boston Marathon finish line

Abbey Wilson/Journal Staff

Heather Rutherford

April 22, 2015

In 2013, Haley Erickson was watching a live broadcast of the Boston Marathon. When Erickson, a Suffolk University Police Department systems administrator, saw the live video of two bombs exploding at the finish line, she decided it was time to start training to run a marathon herself. “Before this, the farthe...

Running in the rain: Boston Marathon a success despite bad weather

Jeremy Hayes/Journal Staff

Jeremy Hayes

April 22, 2015

The dark skies above the city served as an unfitting backdrop to the ecstatic runners and fans of the Boston Marathon. The day started out clear in the early morning hours to the afternoon. The élite runners finished the marathon before any rain fell. Caroline Rotich placed first among women, ...

For many reasons, Tsarnaev should not get the death penalty

At the memorial created in Copley Square after the bombings, people left running shoes, baseball hats, flowers and American flags to honor victims. (By Flickr user Rebecca Hildreth)

Katie Dugan

April 15, 2015

Despite the horrifying nature of his crimes, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty last Wednesday of all 30 counts he faced for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, should not be given the death penalty. Tsarnaev and his late brother, Tamerlan, were responsible for the deaths of four people and the...

Suffolk U News broadcast April 8

Suffolk U News broadcast April 8

April 8, 2015

This week Suffolk U News reports on the Boston Marathon, Charlie Baker's inspirational haircut, and previews the Suffolk Journal's lead story for the week.

Suffolk U News broadcast for Feb. 25

Suffolk U News broadcast for Feb. 25

February 25, 2015

Check out the latest from our partners at Suffolk U News. Their newscast reports on how snow is taking a toll on local businesses and Boston Marathon runners, and includes a peek at the lead story in this week's Suffolk Journal.  

Suffolk remembers Boston Marathon one year later

Senior Michael Guay donating blood on campus Tuesday.
(Photo by Sam Humphrey)

Sam Humphrey

April 16, 2014

One year after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, members of the Suffolk community rallied to give back before next week’s race. The American Red Cross (ARC) set up several tables in the Regan Gym in Ridgeway for the Suffolk community to donate blood on April 15, the one year anniversary...

Editor’s word: April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

I don’t want to write the last staff editorial of the year about the Boston Marathon bombings last year. I don’t want to write or think about the destruction that two people brought to the city I and the rest of Suffolk University call home. One year later, it is still hard to think about friends...

Boston Marathon: The Historic Run

(Photo by Flickr  user Wally Gobetz)

Dani Marrero

April 16, 2014

“The early morning trains to Ashland carried hundreds of spectators who wished to see the start of the great race,” read The Boston Globe’s article on the first marathon held in the city in 1897. Over a century later, this description still stands for spectators and runners from all over the...

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