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COVID-19 threat includes racism for young Asian Americans

Art by Hunter Berube
January 13, 2021

Holly Nguyen was working her usual shift as a hostess during the pandemic when two customers came in wearing face masks donning the words “Blame China.” After some initial discomfort at seeing those...

Suffolk continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases

Suffolk continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases
November 18, 2020

Suffolk University reported a total of 14 new COVID-19 cases from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, indicating that positive COVID-19 tests have risen significantly on campus over the last two weeks.  The 14 positive...

Spring break canceled, winter break extended at Suffolk due to COVID-19

Social distancing instructions adorn the front doors of Suffolk University's Sargent Hall during the COVID-19 pandemic
November 13, 2020

Suffolk University will have an extended winter break and will go without a spring break next semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Friday.  All classes for the Spring 2021 semester...

England enters second lockdown

COVID-19 continues to surge in Europe
November 10, 2020

England has entered a second lockdown after a surge in COVID-19 deaths have spiked 43% across Europe since late September. These new restrictions took effect on Nov. 6 at midnight, according to CNN....

Suffolk announces no in-person classes after Thanksgiving break, Kelly cites concerns of holiday gatherings

Outside of the Sawyer building
November 4, 2020

Suffolk University announced Wednesday that there will be no in-person classes held after Thanksgiving break, in light of rising cases and upcoming holiday gatherings. In an email sent to the Suffolk...

Starlight Square transforms an old parking lot in Central Square into an engaging community space

Signs honoring Breonna Taylor at Starlight Square in Cambridge.
"Developers worked to create an outdoor amphitheater and open space for multipurpose use so people could come together as a community while maintaining physical distance."
November 3, 2020

Starlight Square, a recently developed community space built from a parking lot within Central Square in Cambridge, has been making its mark on Greater Boston’s small businesses and arts industry. The...

Suffolk sees 21 new COVID-19 cases; largest weekly increase this semester

Suffolk sees 21 new COVID-19 cases; largest weekly increase this semester
October 27, 2020

Suffolk University saw 21 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, the largest weekly increase in cases since the university started testing in August, according to university testing data.  This...

Suffolk COVID-19 case count

Suffolk COVID-19 case count
October 20, 2020

Suffolk University saw four new COVID-19 case between Oct. 11 and Oct. 16, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases for the semester to 35, according to university testing data.  The cases were...

Suffolk senior launches new business during pandemic

Memmzy, one of Fernandes' two businesses
October 20, 2020

Suffolk student Nicholas Fernandes, who is majoring in government and public policy, recently launched two new business ventures, Memmzy and CreditSage, to help others in different ways. Memmzy is a...

Suffolk COVID-19 case count, campus testing site closes 

COVID-19
October 6, 2020

Suffolk University saw a four-day period with no new COVID-19 cases last week -- the longest period with no new cases since the university’s first case was detected on Aug. 26.  No cases were reported...

Second stimulus package leads to battle in Washington

Courtesy of KP Tripathi via flickr
October 6, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will “reject” a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that Democrats say will support Americans who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heroes...

New restrictions issued in the UK as COVID-19 cases climb

A pamphlet discusses the proper precautions needed for COVID-19.
September 29, 2020

As the second wave of COVID-19 increases in the United Kingdom, new restrictions are being put in place by local government officials in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.  On Sept. 25, the...

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