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Student Government Association votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police

Student Government Association votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police

Ryan Arel

April 4, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) has passed a non-binding resolution recommending that Suffolk University moves to arm the sworn officers of the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). After a contentious debate amongst SGA members regarding the resolution, the SGA voted 23-11 to pass the ...

‘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 (...

Slavery reparations are an immoral and illogical proposition

Slavery reparations are an immoral and illogical proposition

Nick Sammarco

April 3, 2019

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is back in the headlines. In an apparent attempt to bolster her dwindling prospects for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President, last month Warren called for a “full-conversation about reparations” according to Politico. Of course, Warren is referencing...

By striking a deal with the EU on Brexit, the UK would suffer

By striking a deal with the EU on Brexit, the UK would suffer

Craig Anderson

April 3, 2019

In 2016, 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union in one of the U.K.’s biggest ever exercises in democracy. Unfortunately, parliamentary squabbles and Theresa May’s weak “leadership” have backed Britain into a corner. The people of the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, but...

Global Gateway fosters community for freshmen at Suffolk Madrid

Global Gateway fosters community for freshmen at Suffolk Madrid

Eddie Reinhardt

March 29, 2019

Creating community and education on a global scale are values Suffolk University hopes each and every student has the ability to benefit from. One of the premier ways the school is able to do this is through the Global Gateway Program. This program takes 60 freshmen students each year overseas to...

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...

US involvement in Iraq didn’t help prevent a power vacuum. It created one.

US involvement in Iraq didn’t help prevent a power vacuum. It created one.

Chris Sadrnoori

March 27, 2019

Last week marks the 16th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The political and demographic landscape of the Middle East has changed immensely since 2003 — much of this can be attributed to the U.S.’ involvement, poor policies and the power vacuum that ensued shortly after Saddam Hussein’s ousting....

More students would vote in student elections if they felt their concerns were being addressed

More students would vote in student elections if they felt their concerns were being addressed

Nick Viveiros

March 27, 2019

Suffolk’s Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual elections right before spring break, with a slate of qualified candidates vying for the top student leadership positions at the University. Turnout, per usual, was unremarkable. 1,047 undergraduates voted in the 2019 SGA election, slightly...

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...

Asia Night brings together culture and creativity

Asia Night brings together culture and creativity

Eddie Reinhardt

March 6, 2019

With a campus built around the idea of inclusion, it is vital that students feel at home even if they are thousands of miles away from it. At Suffolk University, students have access to a plethora of clubs and organizations that work together to create a diverse student body. Hosted by the Asian Ameri...

Global commentary: Hanoi summit sparks hope for a united Korea

Chris Sadrnoori

March 6, 2019

Last week, President Donald Trump was in Hanoi, Vietnam, to speak with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. This was the second round of talks that aimed to denuclearize the peninsula in Southeast Asia. Although this summit ended abruptly and with little progress made, there is still hope of a bright f...

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