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International spring break trips cancelled, Suffolk warns students abroad amid coronavirus concerns

International spring break trips cancelled, Suffolk warns students abroad amid coronavirus concerns

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2020

It was just two weeks ago on February 21st that sophomore Marley Belanger departed the United States to spend a semester abroad exploring the life and culture of Seoul, South Korea. She never could have expected that after only seven days in the city, she’d already be booking her flight home.  A...

‘A Night Around the World’ shows off Suffolk’s diversity

James Bratlett

February 26, 2020

The Asian American Association (AAA) hosted “A Night Around the World,” a cultural fashion show this past Thursday, Feb. 20. The celebration took place in the basement cafeteria of the Leonard J. Samia Academic Center. AAA had converted the area into a captivating fashion runway. Due to the size of the crowd, there ended up...

17 hour shooting rampage in Thailand leaves 29 dead

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

Devastation made its way to Bangkok, Thailand, where 29 people were shot dead in a shopping mall by an ex-soldier, according to CNN.   A day that seemed like any other quickly turned into a scarring moment in history. The global community is still mourning, as 57 others have also been wounded. ...

Young Arab leaders unite to form new community on campus

Alexa DiFiore

February 19, 2020

Suffolk University’s Young Arab Leaders Association (YALA) was established on campus in 2015. While the club has not been very active since it was first created, Suffolk students started to revamp the club this year. YALA vice president Fehr AlMehdar, a senior Suffolk student from Saudi Arabia majoring in...

London stabbings lead to U.K. terror convicts controversy

James Bartlett and Gonzalo Echeverria

February 12, 2020

A man was shot dead by police in London last Sunday after a terror-related stabbing left three people injured, according to The New York Times. Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman, 20, armed with a knife and a hoax explosive device strapped to his chest, stabbed two people in Streatham, South London. The atta...

Annual AAA Showcase brings culture and comedy to Suffolk

Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Walking into Modern Theatre, there was a sea of red. Heads turned to take in the detail, customs and showcase that filled the auditorium. There was a sense of excitement, mystery and education as the audience began to fill in the seats. What came next was a night that would be remembered for years ...

Trump unveils Middle East peace plan; rejected by Palestinians

Trump unveils Middle East peace plan; rejected by Palestinians

Haley Clegg and Alexa DiFiore

February 6, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump released a plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last Tuesday evening, calling it the “deal of the century.” On Jan. 28, Trump presented his “vision to improve the lives of the Palestinian and Israeli people” at the White House alongside Israeli Prime...

Brexit Day has passed but transitions still to come

Brexit Day has passed but transitions still to come

James Bartlett

February 6, 2020

Brexit Day on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 marked the U.K.’s formal departure from the EU and the beginning of a transitional period that will conclude in 2021. “In the short term nothing will change. There is a long transition period but over time some things will change,” said Suffolk University Profess...

Students embrace diversity through new Intercultural Association

Students embrace diversity through new Intercultural Association

Julia Ahaesy

February 6, 2020

Many new students at Suffolk University can be overwhelmed by the variety of cultural clubs and organizations on campus. Recognizing that the university prides itself on diversity, some students decided to  embrace the differences that compose the community - sparking the idea for the recently found...

US-Iran tensions escalate through 2020

US-Iran tensions escalate through 2020

Murat Metshin

January 31, 2020

Last Sunday three rockets struck the United States embassy compound in Baghdad.  One person received minor injuries and has since returned to duty, according to CNN.  Calling out Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his outrage at the ongoing assaults on ...

Students overseas share perspectives on Suffolk Madrid

Students overseas share perspectives on Suffolk Madrid

Abigail Hart

December 11, 2019

Cultural diversity and passionate professors are some of the things that students value about Suffolk University’s Madrid Campus (SUMC), while underfunding and lack of communication are areas that could be improved, according to some students. Dominique Cyr, a junior at SUMC, has been exposed to ma...

Detention camps in China target the Uyghur community

Detention camps in China target the Uyghur community

Chris Sadrnoori

December 11, 2019

Arfat “Alfred” Erkin had not heard from his mother back home in China for two years. He feared the worst, believing she, like so many other Uyghurs [WEE-gurs], had been taken to a re-education camp in Xinjiang. Erkin was studying economics at college in Maryland since 2015, when he learned of his mo...

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