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VSU sends aid, hopeful for peace in Venezuela

Elvira Mora
June 1, 2017
Filed under World

Venezuelan feet marched on the pavement, cries of outrage that could be heard for miles and colorful cardboard signs rose high in the air were seen worldwide. Speculation of government instability, political protests and the economy are some reasons why Venezuelan citizens have taken to the streets in...

State lawmakers, universities pledge to continue standing behind Paris Accord

Jacob Geanous
June 1, 2017
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On Thursday, President Trump announced that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord and join Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries not to follow the environmental pact. The decision, which President Trump alluded to before his formal announcement, is the latest furtherance...

Japanese Student Association recognized for encouraging diversity

Amy Koczera
June 1, 2017
Filed under World

Whether it’s planning a traditional tea ceremony or organizing an educational seminar, the Suffolk University Japanese Student Association (SUJSA) is dedicated to spreading Japanese culture throughout the Suffolk community. In recognition of their countless hours dedicated to SUJSA, the association...

Terrorism strikes again, London stays strong

Jacob Geanous
June 1, 2017
Filed under World

Britain has been rocked by yet another devastating act of terrorism, the third in three months. Seven people were killed and 48 more were injured when car plowed through pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday before three men jumped out of the vehicle, armed with large knives, and began stabbing people...

Commentary: French populism finds its face in Le Pen

Nick Viveiros
April 26, 2017
Filed under International Commentary

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and former National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face off in a historic presidential election in France after their victories in Sunday’s first round of voting. “We have changed the face of French political life in one year,” Macron told a jubilant crowd of...

Activists struggling to aid undocumented immigrants under Trump

Elvira Mora
April 26, 2017
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Eighteen feet of steel with a cement base and slats secured six feet under make up the southern border between the United States and Mexico which passes through in Brownsville, Texas. Texas native Rodrigo Juarez, 27, is one of many activists who work everyday to aid undocumented immigrants as they navigate the...

ISA promotes international community on campus

ISA promotes international community on campus

Amy Koczera
April 26, 2017
Filed under World

Suffolk’s International Student Association (ISA) strives to promote community and togetherness among both international and domestic Suffolk students. They do this  through weekly meetings and co-sponsoring events with other cultural clubs on campus. The university itself capitalizes on its grea...

Democracy loses in Turkey

Amy Koczera
April 21, 2017
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Turkish citizens voted on Sunday to change their constitution, ultimately granting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan greater powers than he had before, according to the Washington Post. Citizens voted in favor of an 18-article constitutional reform constructed by the ruling Justice and Development Party...

Commentary: Spicer’s speeches scream incompetence

Amy Koczera
April 19, 2017
Filed under International Commentary

Just last week during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, Spicer’s blundering remark branded him an incompetent, undeserving excuse for a press secretary and an embarrassment to the American peop...

Suffolk Venezuelan Student Union seeks to aid troubled home country

Chris DeGusto and Felicity Otterbein
April 19, 2017
Filed under World

Nearly every seat was taken in the basement classroom of the Somerset building last Thursday to hear the words spoken by current Director of the Center of International Development, Professor Ricardo Hausmann. Giving an hour-long lecture about the current economic crisis in Venezuela, Hausmann, also a ...

SUMUN recognized in New York

SUMUN recognized in New York

Haley Clegg
April 19, 2017
Filed under World

Suffolk University’s Model United Nations (SUMUN) club competed at the National Model U.N. Conference in New York City this past week where they took home the Distinguished Delegation award, the conference’s second-highest award category. This year the group represented Kazakhstan at the confere...

Professor takes hard look at Israeli journalism

Amy Kozcera
April 12, 2017
Filed under World

Throughout these past several decades, the Yemenite Babies Affair has been a much-debated controversy. During this crisis, Yemenite children were kidnapped from their homes from the late 1940’s up until the mid-1950’s. Suffolk University Professor of Communication and Journalism Shoshana Madmoni-Gerbe...

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