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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...

Five fun activities to do this winter in quarantine

Winter in Boston on Commonwealth Avenue.
November 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Boston are on the rise and are only expected to increase as the city prepares for the harsh winter ahead. Even though it may seem that this season will just be a boring and cold time...

Letter: Suffolk University is neglecting students with no pass/fail option

Letter: Suffolk University is neglecting students with no pass/fail option
November 18, 2020

To submit a letter to the editor, email [email protected]  On Tuesday night, SGA President Karine Kanj released a letter sent by Provost Julie Sandell in response to the unanimously passed...

Admin knock down resolution for pass/fail grading option during fall semester

The main entrance to Suffolk University's Stahl Building at 73 Tremont St.
November 18, 2020

Suffolk University will not have a pass/fail option for the Fall 2020 semester despite calls from students to reinstate the policy due to challenges posed by the pandemic.  Provost Julie Sandell said...

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...

SGA passes “Gender X” resolution, discuss COVID-19 policy and closed testing site with Suffolk admin

SGA passes “Gender X” resolution, discuss COVID-19 policy and closed testing site with Suffolk admin
Housing Chair shares recent upgrades to Suffolk buildings, elevators
November 3, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution at Thursday’s meeting that would extend gender inclusivity protections in the university’s registration systems. According to 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...

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