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Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats have heartlessly condoned infanticide

Nick Sammarco

February 20, 2019

Since the abortion rights movement in the 1960s, pro-choice advocates have argued that abortions, the termination of a developing human life, should be, in the words of Hillary Clinton (D-NY) during a 2008 speech to the Democratic Leadership Council, “safe, legal, and rare.” As science creat...

The search for identity among Asian-Americans

The search for identity among Asian-Americans

Yui Yamamoto

February 15, 2019

Associate Professor of Peking University School of Transnational Law and researcher of the Asian-American Jurisprudence (AAJ) scholarship Norman P. Ho, took stage at the lecture “Chinese Nationality Laws & Asian-American Identity” on Wednesday, Feb. 7, presented by Asian Pacific American Law S...

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Chris Sadrnoori

February 14, 2019

In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will begin withdrawing military forces from Syria in early 2019. What started as a multi-national effort to defeat the terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has evolved into a region-wide conflict, inv...

Asian American Association Cultural Showcase wows Suffolk

Asian American Association Cultural Showcase wows Suffolk

Katelyn Norwood

February 13, 2019

As the lights lowered in the decorated Modern Theater and the audience took their seats, a spectacle of Asian culture appeared before them at the Asian American Association Cultural Showcase. The event highlighted performers from different cultures and countries, showcasing unique talents and skills...

Suffolk students serve communities in Myanmar and Cambodia

Suffolk students serve communities in Myanmar and Cambodia

Carolyn Nash

February 7, 2019

Many college students spend their winter break vacationing or relaxing at home, but this winter, some Suffolk students decided to go abroad and build a house for those in need. This annual winter trip is sponsored through the Center for Community Engagement’s (CCE) Alternative Winter Break (AWB) program. This...

Suffolk looks to revisit SUPD arming question

Ryan Arel

February 6, 2019

Following Columbine, Virginia Tech and other mass shootings across the United States, many universities have been forced to address similar versions of the same question: Should we arm our university police force? “My hope is that we will one way or another put this question to rest this sprin...

Mr. Trump, don’t build this wall

Mr. Trump, don’t build this wall

Chris Sadrnoori

February 6, 2019

The United States-Mexican border has been an area of controversy since its final layout in the 19th century. The over 1,900-mile-long border stretches from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. Large metropolis areas such as San Diego, El Paso, Juarez and Tijuana all lie on th...

Supporting safe injection can save lives

Supporting safe injection can save lives

Shayla Manning

February 6, 2019

It may seem shocking to think about: a safe place where individuals can use drugs legally, under the supervision of professional medical staff.  Supervised injection services (SIS) are facilities where someone is allowed to bring illegal drugs that they have obtained themselves to inject under t...

America, Boston got it right on alcohol: Limit access to nips, but don’t ban it

America, Boston got it right on alcohol: Limit access to nips, but don’t ban it

Mikaela Linder

February 1, 2019

Recently, the city of Chelsea became the first city in Massachusetts to completely ban the sale of “nips,” the small, typically 50mL shots of alcohol, according to the Boston Globe. However, this restriction is not unique to Massachusetts. The city of Chicago has banned the sale of nips and other sm...

Global Commentary: Time for U.S. to take the global stage with Russia

Global Commentary: Time for U.S. to take the global stage with Russia

Chris Sadrnoori

December 5, 2018

Over the last few years, the Russian government has committed acts of war and violence that have not occurred since the late 1930s. Though the Russian government is in our daily news, its behavior has been largely excused and even overlooked by the majority of the international community. Events like the atte...

77th annual tree lighting signifies the beginning of the holiday season

77th annual tree lighting signifies the beginning of the holiday season

Nick Viveiros and Olivia Acevedo

December 5, 2018

Boston celebrated its biggest annual tree lighting ceremony at the Boston Common last Thursday in a star-studded ceremony that concluded with a fireworks display and the lighting of the city’s most prominent christmas tree. A tradition going on for 77 years now, it is an extravagant event where f...

Fifth Africaribana signals new era for Caribbean Student Network

Fifth Africaribana signals new era for Caribbean Student Network

Caroline Enos

December 5, 2018

The Caribbean Student Network (CSN)  held its 5th annual Africaribana last Friday night at Sargent Hall. On par with this year’s theme “Switching Lanes,” CSN partnered with other universities for the first time to coordinate the event and move the organization into a new direction. Students fr...

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