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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
Filed under World

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
Filed under World

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...

SUMUN strives for success in New York

Haley Clegg
April 12, 2017
Filed under World

Since February, Suffolk University’s Model United Nations (SUMUN) club has been honing their skills in preparation of their competition against some of their brightest peers. This week the team is attending their third conference of the year, competing at the National Model United Nations Conference in...

Commentary: Trump’s missile strike on Syria was all for show

Jacob Geanous
April 12, 2017
Filed under International Commentary, World

This week, America witnessed a new President Trump; a president of swift action in the face of an international atrocity. In one of Trump’s most supported decisions thus far, the United States lobbed 59 tomahawk missiles at Syria’s Al Shayrat Airfield in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

Students send aid home to Venezuela

Students send aid home to Venezuela

Amy Koczera
April 12, 2017
Filed under World

Hard-working Suffolk students are known for their strong will and determination to provide service to those in need whenever injustice occurs. Since December 2016, the Venezuelan Student Union (VSU) has been working to provide humanitarian aid to Venezuela -- a country experiencing serious crisis -- thr...

Commentary: Kosovo army needs Trump’s support

Stiv Mucollari
April 5, 2017
Filed under International Commentary

The Balkans’ historical propensity to embroil Europe in a wider conflict symbolizes the significance behind Kosovo and Serbia’s ongoing row of words. Kosovo is a majority ethnic Albanian state that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 after a violent struggle in the late 1990s, preceded by ...

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