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The year of the rooster

The year of the rooster

Nick Viveiros
February 15
Filed under World

Members of the Suffolk Law Asian Pacific American Law Student Association gathered in the function room of Sargent Hall on Feb. 10 to ring in the Lunar New Year. Students and their friends celebrated the occasion with food, academic speakers, a live martial arts performance and a traditional dragon dance....

Trump continues policy backpedal

Trump continues policy backpedal

Jacob Geanous
February 15
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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...

Abduction stokes Hong Kong seperatists

Abduction stokes Hong Kong seperatists

Patrick Holmes
February 8
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One of China’s richest, most politically influential men has been missing for nearly two weeks after an alleged abduction from a Hong Kong hotel. Xiao Jianhua, a self-made billionaire with political ties to the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping, was allegedly taken from the Four Seasons Hotel whe...

European students find a continental commonality

European students find a continental commonality

Elvira Mora
February 8
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As students ease into spring semester, a new club on campus is taking off for the first time. On Feb. 2, the university’s new European Student Association held its inaugural meeting, giving life to Suffolk University’s first official organization encompassing students from across the European contin...

Suffolk study abroad escapes election

Skylar To, Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Madrid Campus, World

When Isaac Berko applied to Suffolk University his freshman year, he had no idea that he applied to go study abroad at Suffolk’s Madrid campus instead. When a Madrid resident director contacted him for signed documents prior to his university acceptance, Berko said he meant to go to Boston rather...

Closing the country: Suffolk immigration expert weighs in on Trump’s wall

Elvira Mora
February 1
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On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump addressed the Department of Homeland Security about his most recent executive order. He introduced his intentions to build the Mexican border wall he leaned on as a stalwart of his presidential campaign to gain support from a fearful, conservative midsection of America. ...

Well traveled, war-hardened poet joins Suffolk writers

Well traveled, war-hardened poet joins Suffolk writers

Amy Koczera
February 1
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American poet and New York University professor Yusef Komunyakaa captivated audiences through his enchanting poetry on Thursday and Friday as part of Suffolk’s Poetry Series put on by the English and Creative Writing department. Students and teachers gathered to witness Komunyakaa read his world-ren...

Africaribana highlights heritage and unity

Africaribana highlights heritage and unity

Katherine Yearwood
December 7
Filed under World

Twenty flags of the Caribbean hung around Somerset’s basement as strobe lights lit up the blacked out room on Friday. The Caribbean Student Network (CSN) hosted their second annual show Africaribana to celebrate African, Caribbean and Hispanic heritage. The roaring music announced to everyone that...

Students dance for Vietnamese scholarships

Students dance for Vietnamese scholarships

Elvira Mora
December 7
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Suffolk University’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) partnered with the New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association (NEIVSA) to host the 29th Annual Masquerade Ball. The event was held in Suffolk’s Somerset building and has been an annual fundraiser for the Dreams Scholarship, ...

Hurricane season is over: Cuban-American student recalls the ramifications of Castro’s life, death

Hurricane season is over: Cuban-American student recalls the ramifications of Castro’s life, death

Bruce Boring
December 7
Filed under International Opinion, World

Nov. 26, 2016 is a day that I will never forget. It is a day that no Cuban-American will ever forget. It is a new day of hope for the future of Cuba and our people. Fidel Castro was a man who set out on a mission to save our country from being exploited by criminals and corruption. I hear the stories ...

A faith’s fears for future America

A faith’s fears for future America

James MacDonald
November 16
Filed under World

Suffolk University’s weekly Muslim Conversations group directed their discussion toward the presidential election results on Thursday.

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Beyond the border: inside the world’s strictest dictatorship

Beyond the border: inside the world’s strictest dictatorship

Elvira Mora
November 16
Filed under World

On Monday, Suffolk University students got an in-depth look at life in Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries. Weigi Zhang, Suffolk University Assistant Professor of Government with a  focus on political science, gave insight about his experience voyaging through N...

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