The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s Word: Have courage, break the culture

February 28, 2018

It has come to the attention of our team of student journalists that our University has a serious problem. Throughout the years, few staff members have been rumored to have engaged in inappropriate relationships with students, while others have been caught in the act. These staff members, namely men...

Importance of Inclusivity: QSU promotes diversity on campus

Shown above are symbols of gender identity. While the list is extensive, it’s important to recognize every and all identities in today’s growing climate. Left to right: transgender, female, male, intersex, with a plus sign to recognize all other gender identities.

Felicity Otterbein

February 21, 2018

Perhaps one of the more active and engaged groups on campus, the Queer Student Union (QSU) has set out to advocate for the well-being and inclusivity of students campus-wide. According to QSU President Joe Piemonte, the group was started more than 10 years ago as the Rainbow Alliance, but has been more...

Students could be the catalyst for change

Ryan Arel

January 31, 2018

In high school and throughout college, students are often told that “no” means no and the absence of a firm no does not mean yes. Students are told that if last week it was okay, this week it may not be. Students are told to be respectful and pay attention to each other’s desires and limits in...

The Feminist Letters: Everyone needs to advocate for intersectionality to improve equality

Olivia Gorman

November 15, 2017

When someone says the word “feminist,” most people have an instinctual idea that comes to mind about what that concept means to them; something along the lines of gender equality, sexism and ending the patriarchy. When the word “intersectionality” comes next to it, however, people do not know w...

Sexual assault excludes no gender

Sexual assault excludes no gender

Roxana Martinez

November 15, 2017

Lately there seems to be a new article out every week about another round of sexual abuse allegations regarding Hollywood moguls. Anthony Rapp recently came out with his harrowing tale of sexual assault, but his story is a bit more unique for one reason: Rapp is just one of a few male actors to publicl...

The Feminist Letters: Women around the world need to be treated equally, not just in western culture

Shayla Manning

November 8, 2017

In recent years, the topic of feminism has become a loaded conversation in the media. Feminists are often stereotyped as ‘angry liberals’ or ‘man haters,’ when all they are really fighting for is political, economic and social equality for all genders. Due to centuries of injustice and discrimin...

Sexual assault allegations reveal Hollywood has a problem

Nick Viveiros

November 8, 2017

First came the media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Then it was “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey. Over the past month, dozens of men and women, mostly other big names in the film industry, came forward and accused these men of sexual assault. The accusations range from groping and sexual harassment t...

Harvey Weinstein: The man who could not be tamed, until now, with the help from women

Haley Clegg

October 18, 2017

Weinstein’s assault history, Hollywood’s loudest secret, has now been exposed, as harrowing tales emerge from a plethora of women who he sexually abused over the course of decades. Now, their voices are being heard and supported by women across the US. his past week proved to be great for wom...

Trump removes coverage of birth control under ACA

Juliana Tuozzola

October 18, 2017

Through history, women have had to fight for their rights. More often than not, they have had to challenge men who do not see them as equals. On Friday, Oct. 6 President Donald Trump’s cabinet repealed an Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate that had required employer’s insurance plans to provide birt...

Don’t fill the swamp with Moore

Stiv Mucollari

October 4, 2017

Roy Moore’s victory in the Republican primary runoff shows that the right-wing populism that propelled President Donald J. Trump into the White House is still adding fuel to the fire. Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, defeated Luther Strange, the incumbent conservative senator...

DeVos: A danger to student safety

Michael MacRae

September 27, 2017

The protections afforded to sexual assault victims are being rescinded, as directed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Given initially under the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and expanded during the Obama Administration, Title IX had previously been under review by Devos’s department. All e...

Suffolk backs Obama action while DeVos ponders rollback

Chris DeGusto

September 27, 2017

Just days after suggesting changes would be made to Title IX in a George Mason University speech, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded the “Dear Colleague” letter on Sept. 22, which has caused a reaction from college campuses across the nation, including Suffolk University. “While we wait for...

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