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Russian speaking students find friendships across borders

Russian speaking students find friendships across borders

Murat Metshin

November 13, 2019

While Suffolk’s student body consists of a great variety of different nationalities, many international students struggle to adjust to a new community on campus. To help them, some students have taken initiative to provide a platform for cultural communication. Recently, a group of Russian speaking stu...

First-generation international student Xin Yi Yap shatters stereotypes

First-generation international student Xin Yi Yap shatters stereotypes

Alexa DiFiore

November 13, 2019

To be an international and first generation student is a huge milestone for Xin Yi Yap, born and raised in Singapore. When Yap was finishing her last few years of high school, she decided she no longer belonged to her hometown and wanted to further her education in America as a first generation student. ...

Calling Trump mentally ill is an insult to those who actually suffer from mental illness

Calling Trump mentally ill is an insult to those who actually suffer from mental illness

Nick Viveiros

November 6, 2019

It’s time we stop calling President Donald Trump mentally ill. “The president’s performance on Fox & Friends struck me and many viewers as one of a frighteningly unhinged individual,” said Dr. Justin Frank in a September 2018 piece for Stat News titled “I used applied psychoanalysis...

Suffolk veteran responds to U.S. military action overseas

Murat Metshin

November 6, 2019

While the country prepares to celebrate Veterans Day next week, one Suffolk University veteran has spoken out about his experience in the military and the current motives of the U.S. military. As a recruitment & education adviser in the Veteran Upward Bound Program, Nicholas Charrette spent more t...

Award-winning Israeli author shares personal stories with Suffolk community

Award-winning Israeli author shares personal stories with Suffolk community

Avery Gallagher

November 6, 2019

The Suffolk University community had the privilege of speaking to award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari. The author, famous for her memoir “The Art of Leaving,” held a discussion in 73 Tremont’s Poetry Center last Thursday. The room was packed with an intrigued audience, all there to hear Tsa...

Mexican Student Association provides sought after community for students on campus

Mexican Student Association provides sought after community for students on campus

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

November 6, 2019

With such a diverse student body from a variety of places, it can be difficult for every student to find their place on campus. Suffolk’s many cultural clubs are meant to bridge that gap, but sometimes people still feel left out. Mexican student Gerardo Saenz started the Mexican Student Association...

South Asian Student Association seeks to collaborate with cultures across campus

South Asian Student Association seeks to collaborate with cultures across campus

Amy Koczera

October 30, 2019

On a campus that capitalizes itself on diversity, the list of cultural clubs at Suffolk University grows longer and longer every year. One of the most recent additions to that list is the new South Asian Student Association (SASA), started by an excited group of sophomores. “There’s a good amount of South Asian st...

One year later, INTO students thrive with Suffolk support

One year later, INTO students thrive with Suffolk support

Amy Koczera

October 30, 2019

“If I stayed in Brazil, I wouldn’t be in a university.” Felipe Giesteira spent his entire life in São Paulo, Brazil before joining Suffolk University’s first class of INTO students just last year. Prior to coming to the United States, the 19-year-old hardly knew English and was scared to enter...

Bostonians march in solidarity with protestors in Lebanon

Bostonians march in solidarity with protestors in Lebanon

Murat Metshin

October 23, 2019

Last Sunday, more than 100 members of the Lebanese community gathered in front of the  Boston Public Library to march in solidarity with protesters in Lebanon demanding corrupt government officials to resign. A sea of red and white Lebanese flags flew across Copley Square as people crowded the area to sho...

Suffolk community responds to media coverage of Haiti crisis

Suffolk community responds to media coverage of Haiti crisis

Oscar Torres

October 16, 2019

Haitians have been emphasizing their frustration with President Jovenel Moïse for weeks now. Due to these frustrations, massive protests have broken out all across the island causing schools, clinics and businesses to be closed for weeks. Haitians have expressed anger about fuel shortages since the col...

Caribbean expo emphasizes need for healthcare reform in Dominica

Caribbean expo emphasizes need for healthcare reform in Dominica

Kallen Bowers

October 9, 2019

Members of the Boston Caribbean community danced, sang and celebrated this past Saturday in the 3rd Annual Caribbean Culture, Cuisine and Art Expo in Roxbury. Along with sharing music and food, the event took place to raise money for the Dominican Health and Education Initiative (DAHEI), an organizati...

Bahrain Ambassador visit provokes conversation on campus

Bahrain Ambassador visit provokes conversation on campus

Chris Sadrnoori

October 9, 2019

Every seat on the 5th floor commons at Sargent Hall was filled Monday afternoon, as the Ambassador of Bahrain, Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, spoke to the Suffolk community. With videos recording and cameras flashing, this proved a rare opportunity for students and faculty to engage in conver...

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