The Suffolk Journal

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...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Deadly viruses spreading to marine mammals

Olivia Acevedo

November 13, 2019

A warming climate is said to be contributing to the recent suffering of marine mammals contracting a deadly virus. It is documented to be sweeping the northern Pacific Ocean, according to NBC News. Scientists have been scratching their heads with data showing the correlation between mammal deaths and a vir...

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. ...

Suffolk to bring sustainability to Costa Rica in new course

Olivia Acevedo

November 13, 2019

Spring break for the Suffolk University Sawyer Business School will consist of a trip to Costa Rica for the very first time. This trip of a lifetime will be attended by students interested in the course attached to the trip called Sustainability in Costa Rica. The newest course addition will be co-taug...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Is California becoming unlivable?

Olivia Acevedo

November 6, 2019

California has been ferociously burning due to the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, according to the New York Times. The past three years have especially began to take a toll on the land and the people inhabiting it. The past two years alone have resulted in 24,000 California homes utte...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Ecuador responds to climate change protesters

Olivia Acevedo

November 6, 2019

The day has finally come for peace in Ecuador.  After nearly two weeks of violent protests opposing the country’s new fossil fuels policy, Ecuador is making changes in response to climate change. The people of Ecuador and their president have successfully reached a compromise, benefitting both s...

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...

World News Brief: Islamic State leader killed in U.S. military operation

Nick Viveiros

October 30, 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi national who founded and led the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was killed in a violent raid in Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning. According to the president, al-Baghdadi died after “running into a dead end tunnel” in his Syrian compou...

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