The Suffolk Journal

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

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Patrick Holmes

February 15, 2017

It is tiring to watch old white men continue to lead this country into the dark ages. They are a misrepresentation of the United States and everything that we stand for, especially the ones who identify with the beliefs of President Donald Trump. With a predominantly white, male cabinet, Trump does...

Sanders rallies devoted Democrats

Sanders supporters flocked to hear his speech regading climate change, gun control, and tax reform. Courtesy of Maggie Randall

October 7, 2015

By Maggie Randall The room was electrified. White and blue signs were waving around in the air. 20,000 people were yearning for a political revolution and 20,000 voices were all shouting one name: Bernie Sanders. Sanders began in a raspy voice, “My request of you tonight is not to just help me...

Margaret McKenna announced as next president of Suffolk University

Margaret McKenna announced as next president of Suffolk University

Brigitte Carreiro

May 12, 2015

Chair of the Board of Trustees Andrew Meyer announced Tuesday that Margaret McKenna has been selected as Suffolk University’s new president. As its tenth president, McKenna will be the first woman to lead the university. McKenna was announced as a finalist of the presidential search last week along...

GOP presidential hopeful Cruz faces insurmountable odds for candidacy

Senator Ted Cruz.
By Flickr user Gage Skidmore

April 1, 2015

By Ian Kea Texas Senator Ted Cruz on March 23 announced before a crowd at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia his intention to seek the Republican nomination for president. The Canadian-born U.S. legislator is the first major candidate to officially enter the presidential arena on both sides of the ai...

Rand Paul making the leap to 2016 GOP frontrunner

Rand Paul
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

March 25, 2015

By Ian Kea Looking to reclaim the presidency after two terms of Democratic control, Republicans will have a considerable pool of candidates to choose from in 2016. One group is related to former presidents, and others have years of experience as leaders in the GOP. But currently, the only clear-cut...

Smith cleared of accusation made by anonymous whistleblower

Norman Smith
Courtesy of Suffolk University

Melissa Hanson

March 20, 2015

Interim President Norman Smith was found to have broken no laws after an anonymous complaint against him was filed through the university’s whistleblower reporting system in January, officials said. Suffolk has a whistleblower policy that encourages employees to report issues and concerns. “It...

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

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March 4, 2015

By Samuel Correa Former house majority whip Frank Underwood and his wife Claire Underwood of “House of Cards” were climbing a mountain, and they would strike down anyone who would get in their way. Now, with the start of season three, Frank and Claire are at the top of this mountain, the White...

Next president should be less white, male, and status quo for the sake of students

Norman Smith
Courtesy of Suffolk University

Dani Marrero

February 25, 2015

Suffolk University is in a transitional period. When former President James McCarthy left in August, Interim President Norman Smith was brought in to use his expertise gained at Wagner College in New York to help Suffolk. Now, the search is on for who will replace him, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees...

Jeb Bush’s potential problem with his potential run

Alexa Gagosz

January 7, 2015

Jeb Bush has bigger issues than being part of the “Bush” family tree, if you can think of such a thing. Yes, the “average American” is sick of the same family legacy tirelessly running for a political office, and certainly doesn’t want a third Bush member up on the hill as president. Unfortunatel...

Jeb Bush announces plan to explore 2016 bid

Alexa Gagosz

December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush has weighed in and the Republican party has a potential first candidate for the 2016 election. According to USA Today, Bush made a surprise announcement Tuesday, saying he is going to “actively explore” a 2016 bid. This move was foreseen by the Miami Herald, who reported information fro...

Dilma Rousseff re-elected as Brazilian President

(By Flickr user Ministerio das Relacoes Exteriores)

October 29, 2014

By Sylvain Gaulier According to Liberation News, Rousseff immediately thought of the future challenges ahead of her presidency in her victory speech. She addressed to her supporters: “Instead of increasing differences and creating gaps, I strongly hope that we create the conditions to unite. I want to be a much better president than I have been until now” a...

Editor’s word: Suffolk’s top 10

September 24, 2014

On the front page of today’s edition, the Journal published the full salaries of Suffolk’s top 10 highest paid employees. This information was gathered from public documents and represents the 2012 calendar year. Though it may seem alarming to read that the university is paying more than $3...

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