The Suffolk Journal

Men’s basketball scores on ‘Hoops for Hunger’ and senior night

Courtesy of Suffolk Athletics

Alexa DiFiore

February 26, 2020

The Suffolk men’s basketball team hosted “Hoops for Hunger” at their last regular-season game at the Larry and Michael Smith Court last Saturday. This was also followed by the team’s senior night against Regis College. Fans helped bring non-perishable goods to the game for the Suffolk CARES ...

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...

Kristine Lilly visits Suffolk to share soccer experiences

Kristine Lilly visits Suffolk to share soccer experiences

Dai Podziewski

February 5, 2020

Kristine Lilly, a former United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) player, and U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer, visited Sargent Hall last Thursday night for an inspiring talk about leadership, teamwork and sacrifice. Lilly had an illustrious 23-year playing career, with her greatest achievement o...

Coronavirus cases increase as Chinese government takes action against outbreak

Murat Metshin and Oscar Torres

February 4, 2020

The number of reported cases of  the Wuhan coronavirus rose by 60% overnight. This respiratory virus has already killed 106 people with 4,600 cases reported in mainland China alone, according to the BBC. Rapidly spreading throughout China with five reported cases in the United States, the virus is alarming...

Australia bushfires set world ablaze

Olivia Acevedo

February 4, 2020

Over one billion animals and 24 humans have died, dozens are missing, 1,400 homes have been lost and 15.6 million acres have burned in Australia. Climate Signals, a website dedicated to climate change news, announced the rapidly increasing numbers that have been churning in Australia since October. Bu...

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...

Award-winning Israeli author shares personal stories with Suffolk community

Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber (right) moderates event with Ayelet Tsabari

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

Courtesy of Mexican Student Association

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

SASA eboard left to right: Zoya Ahmed (vice president); Aisha Fatima (president); Bismah Laraib (secretary/treasurer)

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

A wall with

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...

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