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Pope Francis elicits praise, criticism for Trump comments

Nick Viveiros
March 6
Filed under World

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

Walsh stands with sanctuary city

Elvira Mora
March 6
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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. ...

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Brooke Patterson
March 6
Filed under International Commentary, World

For more than half a century, the people of the small independent Palestinian territory, Gaza, have been constrained to living under military rule in an environment that has been decimated by missile attacks from outside nations. Recently, Gaza has been besieged by Israeli assaults, forcing its citizens ...

Students converse for comfort amid an era of uncertainty

Students converse for comfort amid an era of uncertainty

Patrick Holmes
February 22
Filed under World

At 2:15 p.m. every Thursday, a group of individuals meet in the Interfaith Center at Suffolk to hold their weekly “Muslim Conversations” event. The conversation last week focused mostly on thoughts surrounding the first immigration executive order by President Donald Trump. “It’s an attack ...

Global Commentary: Muslim ban follows shameful history

Katherine Yearwood
February 22
Filed under International Commentary, World

Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring certain immigrants from predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States. Although the ban was recently suspended, immigrants took to the streets Thursday to respond to the anti-immigration sentiment and show the U.S....

It takes a ‘Global Village’ to raise a cultured campus

It takes a ‘Global Village’ to raise a cultured campus

Elvira Mora
February 22
Filed under World

AIESEC, a global student-run volunteer organization, hosted a “Global Village” at Suffolk University Thursday to unify the many cultures across campus for a common cause. At the event, Students gathered to learn of leadership opportunities and celebrate heritage through food and conversation. Pop mus...

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
Filed under World

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
Filed under World

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
Filed under World

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
Filed under World

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. ...

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