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Suffolk COVID-19 case count

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Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 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 identified at an on-campus testing site on Oct. 13 and Oct. 15, according to the data. University testing numbers from Oct. 17 – ...

Suffolk senior launches new business during pandemic

Memmzy, one of Fernandes' two businesses

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer

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 monthly subscription for menstrual hygiene products, while CreditSage is a credit reporting and repair...

Suffolk COVID-19 case count, campus testing site closes 

COVID-19

Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief

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 on campus between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3, according to data from the university. Campus testing d...

Second stimulus package leads to battle in Washington

Courtesy of KP Tripathi via flickr

William Woodring, Journal Contributor

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 Act, passed by the House of Representatives a 214-207 vote on Oct. 1, includes additional funds fo...

Six fun and safe activities to do in Boston during the fall

The Boston Public Garden shows off its fall colors.

Roxanne Snowden, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

Fall in Boston may not be the same as before the pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this season in the city. Here are six fun things to do in Boston this fall while staying safe and getting outside. Experience Boston's fall foliage Fall in New England is unlike anything else, and it...

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

A pamphlet discusses the proper precautions needed for COVID-19.

Grace Dreher, Journal Contributor

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 U.K. reported 6,873 positive cases of the novel coronavirus, according to The New York Times. Cases...

The SoWa market adjusts to COVID-19 guidelines

The SoWa Open Market in the South End is open until Oct. 25.

Ashley Fairchild, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

The vendors of SoWa open market in South End all had the same reaction when it came to their ability to sell their products to the people of Boston.           “We are all just happy we can be here,” said an employee at 2 Dogs Treats, who wished to remain anonymous. The outdoor ma...

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...

Helpful hints to succeed in online school

Torre's organized desk that is used for online classes and schoolwork.

Morgan Torre, Assistant Copy Editor

September 22, 2020

Every college student who is living off-campus or back in their parents’ house can agree that this is not an ideal situation. In fact, getting your college education through a computer screen seems like a horror movie.  By now, however, we’ve developed some sort of a routine and accepted this as...

The show must go on(line): Boston musicians share how COVID-19 impacted them

Boston-based singer, Alissa Musto performing on her piano at home.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

September 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter Alissa Musto’s last routine live show was on March 13 aboard a cruise ship in Mexico before the long months of quarantine began. Musto performed to a packed crowd that night and had no idea that the next time she would perform in person would be at the end of August to a socially...

Suffolk Journal Virtual Resources

Suffolk Journal Virtual Resources

September 14, 2020

Zoom links and meeting IDs for pitch meetings and editor’s office hours are at the bottom of the page! The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every individual, university, company and organization – including ours. At The Suffolk Journal, we have decided that we will not be printing a physical paper fo...

Opinion: Voting by mail is not a threat — it’s democracy

Opinion: Voting by mail is not a threat — it's democracy

Ashley Ness

August 23, 2020

President Donald Trump’s latest attack on democracy is his tirade against funding the United States Postal Service (USPS) in an attempt to stifle mail-in voting for the 2020 presidential election. In an interview with Fox News, Trump said he opposes the $3.5 billion funding that House Democrats...

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