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Commencement ceremonies send off Suffolk graduates

Commencement ceremonies send off Suffolk graduates

Haley Clegg

June 1, 2019

From the Patriots crossing through Suffolk’s campus raising the Lombardi Trophy, to Marissa Kelly being named the university’s 11th president and the addition of the Samia Academic Center to campus, the class of 2019 saw it all by the time they crossed the stage at graduation. 2,137 Suffolk Un...

Global Commentary: Brunei punishment of homosexuality intolerable

Chris Sadrnoori

April 10, 2019

The tiny nation of Brunei recently drew the ire of the international community when it declared the new Sharia-based penal code would go into effect on April 3. The most widespread of these new laws is the implementation of capital punishment for homosexuals. Found in the South Pacific on the Bornea...

Brianna Vieira expresses Portuguese culture through music

Brianna Vieira expresses Portuguese culture through music

Amy Koczera

April 10, 2019

Suffolk University junior global and cultural communications major Brianna Vieira spent her childhood dancing and singing to Portuguese music in her community. Thanks to the help of her grandmother and the encouragement of her family and friends, the 21-year-old is now an accomplished Portuguese folk singer w...

Students celebrate Japanese culture at Japanese Tea Ceremony

Students celebrate Japanese culture at Japanese Tea Ceremony

Gabriela Lopez

April 10, 2019

On Sunday, the Suffolk University Japanese Student Association (SUJSA), gathered at the Boston Children’s Museum to participate at the Japanese Tea Ceremony, held inside of a traditional Japanese house built inside of the museum. Miho Machida, dressed in a kimono, a traditional japanese garment, l...

‘Hand Held’ documentary depicts power of photojournalism

‘Hand Held’ documentary depicts power of photojournalism

Gabriela Lopez

April 3, 2019

In January 1990, Boston Globe photojournalist Mike Carroll received a phone call that landed him on the next flight to Romania - a call that would end up changing his life forever. Last Wednesday in the Somerset Building, hosted by the Romanian Children’s Relief (RCR), Suffolk University held a scree...

Cultural clubs collaborate through cooking on campus

Cultural clubs collaborate through cooking on campus

Shayla Manning

April 3, 2019

The cultural differences that exist among the students and faculty on campus unite them in a variety of ways - especially when food is involved. Cooking 101: Roll into Spring, co-sponsored by the Asian American Association (AAA), the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) and Off-Campus Housing Office (...

Italy & Israel: Global Travel Seminars inspire students

Italy & Israel: Global Travel Seminars inspire students

Amy Koczera

March 29, 2019

While some students spent their spring break relaxing in warm weather, others chose to travel overseas to participate in the Sawyer Business School’s Undergraduate Global Travel Seminars. This year, nearly 30 Suffolk University students ventured to Israel and Italy to explore the business and culture...

Suffolk community responds to the Green New Deal

Suffolk community responds to the Green New Deal

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2019

The global community is facing the pressures of climate change now more than it ever has before. In response, young Democrat activists have proposed the Green New Deal (GND) with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and senator Ed Markey (D-MA) at the forefront. This ambitious plan confronts climat...

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

Haley Clegg

March 4, 2019

On Jan. 23, Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of Venezuela. Shortly after, President Trump released a statement declaring Maduro’s presidency ‘illegitimate’ and officially recognizing Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. In the statement, Trump pledged to “continue t...

The importance of feedback: Karine Kanj’s quest for SGA presidency

The importance of feedback: Karine Kanj’s quest for SGA presidency

Kaitlin Hahn, News Editor

March 4, 2019

Karine Kanj, Class of 2021, is the current Student Affairs Committee Chair for Suffolk’s Student Government Association (SGA), and serves on the Constitutional Review Board as well as the Student Judiciary Review Board (SJRB). Previously, Kanj worked as a Class of 2021 senator, Finance Committee Chai...

Yasir Batalvi: A campaign of positivity amidst a history of controversy

Yasir Batalvi: A campaign of positivity amidst a history of controversy

Caroline Enos

March 4, 2019

Yasir Batalvi, Class of 2020, is a two-term Student Government Association (SGA) senator for the Class of 2020. He also served as SGA vice president before resigning in February 2018, and hopes to finish his tenure at Suffolk as SGA president. “I believe I have the experience, the vision, and the platform...

Another successful semester for SUMUN students

Another successful semester for SUMUN students

Carolyn Nash

February 20, 2019

Suffolk is known for its diverse campus with students from over 150 different countries; a place where it is best represented is in Somerset, room B18, where the Suffolk University chapter of the Model United Nations meets weekly. The Suffolk University Model United Nations (SUMUN) is a group of politically...

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