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Rick Schenkkan’s ‘Building the Wall’ explores potential realization of Trump campaign promises

Kaitlin Hahn

November 8, 2017

In a dramatic realization of the future regarding the current political climate and the threat to the American people as well as those within the U.S. borders, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) hosted a phenomenal exploration into the questions of the Trump campaign promises with “Building t...

The demise of the coal industry is inevitable

Kyle Crozier

October 25, 2017

The American coal industry was at one time considered to be the picture-perfect and most patriotic career choice available in rural communities. This image has been challenged in the last century, as hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs in a field of work that continues to innovate and automate to a p...

Media critique: What is newsworthy?

Ryan Arel

October 25, 2017

Terrorism, natural disasters and mass shootings; these are the horrors that societies everywhere are dealing with and hearing about on a regular basis. Everyday, Americans pick up their newspapers, computers and phones to see tear-jerking headlines about the latest terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the...

Rebuilding our Military with Trump

Donald Moskowitz

April 12, 2017

As a Navy veteran and a strong supporter of our military, I commend President Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion. However, it should be decreased by $1.3 billion and that amount added to the Coast Guard budget within the Department of...

Pope Francis elicits praise, criticism for Trump comments

Nick Viveiros

March 6, 2017

His Holiness Pope Francis, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has received increased media attention in recent months and the reason has nothing to do with the institution he is charged with leading. It’s because of President Donald J. Trump. The Pope’s involvement in the 2016 presidential electi...

Walsh stands with sanctuary city

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Elvira Mora

March 6, 2017

More than 300 people gathered at Boston’s largest mosque on Friday to hear Mayor Martin J. Walsh speak about protecting religious diversity and immigration. Boston’s Mayor said that he called the press conference because he was “disturbed and angered” by the news coming out of Washington D.C. ...

Trump is stronger than the leaks

Patrick George

March 1, 2017

President Donald Trump’s claim to fame may be his ability to create an extraordinary amount of jobs, in the political comedy and punditry industry.  For the last two years, Trump has enraged the general public for both his comments— preference for heroes who aren’t prisoners of war, lewd comments ...

Students of color need to feel more appreciated

Timi Ogunbanjo

March 1, 2017

Originally from Nigeria, as an incoming freshman, I was under the impression that I would be in a diverse community with students from many different backgrounds; this observation was true. This past fall semester was my first at Suffolk University and my expectations were high but eventually were n...

War on drugs: a failing battle against suffering

War on drugs: a failing battle against suffering

Chaim Wigder

February 22, 2017

For those of us seriously concerned with the ever-failing war on drugs, Donald’s Trump’s presidency is proving to be as regressive on social and public health reforms as anyone thought, having taken the wrong step on yet another key issue. Earlier this month, Trump passed three executive orders r...

Trump continues policy backpedal

By Twitter user @realdonaldtrump

Jacob Geanous

February 15, 2017

Over the past week, President Donald Trump has begun his involvement in the Asia Pacific political theater, which included reneging on some of his strongest campaign rhetoric. During the busy week, Trump and his constituents have been diplomatically involved with China, Japan, and to some extent, Nort...

Local activists lead National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees

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Nick Viveiros

February 15, 2017

Hundreds of Americans in cities across the country braved the weather on Sunday to take a stand for refugees in light of President Donald Trump’s actions centering around immigration. A Boston rally was held at the base of the New England Holocaust Memorial near Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The r...

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