The Suffolk Journal

Sycophancy is not conservative

Nick Sammarco

March 6, 2019

The conservative movement is on the verge of abandoning principle and falling into sycophancy, or obsequious or excessive flattery, all due to the most vocal Trump supporters in its throngs.  Conservatives in 2016 were apprehensive to support GOP nominee Donald Trump for a number of reasons, most...

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is long overdue

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is long overdue

Chris Sadrnoori

March 6, 2019

It has been 17 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The war has lasted four complete presidential terms, a staple focus for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, yet they were not able to put an end to it. On the fifth term, President...

“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...

Student perspective: Suffolk student finds purpose through volunteering

Student perspective: Suffolk student finds purpose through volunteering

Kendrick Nikornpan

February 28, 2019

An opportunity to study abroad is an exciting option for anyone in college. However, volunteering abroad is an option that is often overlooked. When I started college at Suffolk, I had an innate desire to study abroad. I wanted to gain some kind of global experience that I felt empty without.  AIESEC...

Level the proposed tackling bill before it gets reviewed

Level the proposed tackling bill before it gets reviewed

Ryan Arel

February 27, 2019

C’mon, people. Let’s be smart about this. Recently, Rep. Paul A. Schmid III and 20th Middlesex District State Rep. Bradley H. Jones Jr. have sponsored the bill An Act for No Organized Head Impacts on Schoolchildren, or the NO HITS Act, which seeks to ban tackle football for children in seventh...

Detainment of British woman for misgendering person shows free speech is under attack in UK

Detainment of British woman for misgendering person shows free speech is under attack in UK

Nick Sammarco

February 27, 2019

Freedom of speech is effectively dead in the U.K. Once the home of advocates for human liberty like John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, John Stuart Mill, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, the U.K. has ditched free expression for the comforts of politically-correct tyranny. On Feb. 9, The Daily Mail...

Hagopian shoots his way into Suffolk history

Hagopian shoots his way into Suffolk history

Joe Rice

February 27, 2019

After a long, illustrious career as a Suffolk Ram, senior Mike Hagopian will be leaving the team standing alone as the single most prolific shooter from beyond the arc in the school’s history. But the guard from Watertown was looking to leave more than just a legacy during game day. “If I could...

Bridging the gap between art and science

Bridging the gap between art and science

Kyle Crozier

February 20, 2019

Renaissance painters in the 15th century made history by popularizing the use of oil paints; this century, artists and biologists are making history by learning to paint with bacteria in Petri dishes. Dr. Mehmet Berkmen, a microbiologist at New England Biolabs and mixed media artist Maria Peñil Cobo spoke ...

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...

Venezuelan leaders reach stalemate

Amy Koczera and Gabriela Lopez Gomez

February 20, 2019

Within the past two months, Venezuela National Assembly leader Juan Guaido has challenged de jure President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate. With support from the United States and various other nations, Guaido has declared himself the interim president of the nation. This past week, billionaire Ri...

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