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Suffolk students grapple with plans for fall semester

Fall in Boston Common

James Bartlett

July 4, 2020

Life with COVID-19 will mean adjustments to all aspects of student life at Suffolk University this fall and this has led to mixed reactions from Suffolk students. With the public health emergency that is the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges in the Boston area have announced several different plans for...

Suffolk CARES Pantry helps students during pandemic

The Suffolk CARES Pantry celebrated its first anniversary on Oct. 10, 2019. The pantry assists Suffolk students facing food insecurity

Olivia Acevedo

July 3, 2020

School may be out for the summer, but the Suffolk CARES Pantry continues to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “There’s been a major restock of the pantry,” said Janelle Grady, assistant director of Student Outreach and Support. “Students are facing major financial trouble and have b...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What students should know about finding off-campus housing during a pandemic

A row of apartments line an East Boston street

Julia Ahaesy

May 26, 2020

At the end of every academic year at Suffolk University, students trek through the competitive Boston housing market to find the perfect place to live for their next semester.  Suffolk only offers guaranteed housing for first and second year students. The pressure is already heavy for these apar...

I wish I lived in Massachusetts during this pandemic

I wish I lived in Massachusetts during this pandemic

Ashley Ness

May 20, 2020

I don’t live in Massachusetts outside of the academic year, but during this pandemic, I sure wish I did.  My hometown is Jacksonville, Fla. While Florida does not have as many cases of COVID-19 as Massachusetts, the pandemic has been handled carelessly in my home state. Ron DeSantis has an i...

Thank you to The Suffolk Journal’s graduating editors

The graduating members of The Suffolk Journal 2019-2020 Editorial Board

Journal Staff

May 19, 2020

Like every other student organization, COVID-19 abruptly cut our time short with our graduating members. We didn’t get to slug through one last production night together, or put out a final paper with their names in the masthead. But we don’t want their time at The Journal to be defined by what...

Suffolk commencement to be held in person next May

Suffolk University's 2015 commencement.

Caroline Enos

May 18, 2020

Commencement for the Suffolk University Class of 2020 will be held at in-person ceremonies next May, the second time the university has had to push back commencement this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion...

Suffolk admin: don’t tell honors students to pass up a “P” grade

Suffolk admin: don't tell honors students to pass up a

Ashley Ness

May 13, 2020

With a remarkably disruptive second half of the spring semester due to COVID-19, it only seems fair that students are given some flexibility when it comes to their grades.  Suffolk University has recognized that students are facing hardships during these times. On March 26, the university enacted a po...

Suffolk prepares for unusual fall semester

Courtesy of Suffolk University

Katelyn Norwood

May 7, 2020

Suffolk University will open again in the fall, President Marisa Kelly said in an email to the Suffolk community Thursday. But how, and where, classes take place is still up in the air.  The academic year will start on time as planned, and Kelly said she hopes classes can be held in person at bot...

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