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Student shares on National Coming Out Day

Student shares on National Coming Out Day

October 14, 2015

By Jack Wheeler It is hard to ignore the voices of 200,000 people, especially when they're practically knocking on your front door. In 1987, nearly a quarter million people rallied outside the White House in the name of the LGBTQ community. Now known as “The Great March,” this event created nationwide...

Sanders rallies devoted Democrats

Sanders rallies devoted Democrats

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...

Vermeer exhibit looks closer at social classes

Vermeer exhibit looks closer at social classes

Brigitte Carreiro, News Editor

October 7, 2015

For the first time at the Museum of Fine Arts, two pieces by painter Johannes Vermeer were on display in an exhibition aimed at celebrating Dutch painters and exploring societal distinctions. “It was an era marked by political change and war, and by great disparity in wealth,” presented an introduction...

Damon’s performance, special effects unearthly

Damon’s performance, special effects unearthly

October 7, 2015

By Colin Barry From the endless crimson deserts, weather that can go from brutally hot to sub-zero, to its thin atmosphere that makes the planet uninhabitable, the idea of colonizing on Mars seems farfetched. Ridley Scott’s newest film, The Martian, stars Matt Damon fighting for his life on the red planet while despe...

Somerset doesn’t suit students’ needs

Somerset doesn’t suit students’ needs

Brigitte Carreiro

October 7, 2015

The eagerly awaited 20 Somerset building was promised to include a full cafeteria equipped to better meet the dining needs of students. However, it failed. Where the cafe succeeds in variety, it lacks in coordination and convenience, two features that are vital to a bustling university. 20 Somerset...

Why I refuse to celebrate Columbus Day

Why I refuse to celebrate Columbus Day

October 7, 2015

By Patricia Negrón The United States will celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, October 12. However, Columbus Day should not be celebrated because history should not be forgotten or looked at through forgiving eyes. What the Europeans did to the Native peoples of the Americas is simply barbaric, yet...

How boundaries can make roommates closer

October 7, 2015

By Amy Gagnon Whether it is living in one of Suffolk’s residence halls or an off-campus apartment, living with roommates is something most college students will have to deal with and every roommate situation is different. In my case, I live with three other girls in one room. I had to learn how...

Navigating the pitfalls of fantasy football

Ryan Dawson

October 7, 2015

This year may be the year you were finally asked to be in a fantasy football league. Maybe you tried a daily fantasy league and thought it would be easy. Traversing the treacherous waters of a 14-week season is nothing short of a Herculean stress test. Setting your lineup, making trades, and scouting...

Pro Sports Column: Starter predictions for upcoming season

Pro Sports Column: Starter predictions for upcoming season

October 7, 2015

By Christian Nagle On Tuesday Sept. 29, the Celtics held an open practice for its season ticket holders. The event consisted of a three “quarters,” eight-minute scrimmage between two teams, “Team Green” and “Team White.” Both teams were chosen by head coach Brad Stevens, which gives us an implication of at least two potential starting lineups that we may see dur...

Farewell Temple Street: Final fair marks Suffolk’s new beginnings

Farewell Temple Street: Final fair marks Suffolk’s new beginnings

Colleen Day

September 25, 2015

The once borderless campus in the heart of Boston has officially begun its move off the hill. As Suffolk prepares to close its doors on Temple Street and leave behind decades of historic breakthroughs and longstanding traditions, the humility that was present during Suffolk’s beginnings in the Roxbury...

Amid many changes, university’s leadership transitions quickly

Amid many changes, university’s leadership transitions quickly

Brigitte Carreiro

June 7, 2015

The past two years have introduced many changes to Suffolk University, and a pattern seems to be emerging: out with the old, and in with the new. November 2013: A new academic building at 20 Somerset Street breaks ground. The new construction, neighboring the Frank Sawyer building and set to open...

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...

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