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Suffolk University Madrid campus closed, Trump enacts European travel ban

Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University)

Murat Metshin

March 12, 2020

Suffolk University’s Madrid campus is closed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.  In an email to students, Suffolk Provost Julie Sandell announced that the Suffolk campus in Madrid has been closed by Madrid regional authorities. Sandell said that Suffolk has arranged transportation bac...

Boston institutions against climate change

Olivia Acevedo

March 6, 2020

Businesses and organizations all over the world have pledged to implement effective   measurements that confront climate change such as switching to more renewable light sources, cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions, reducing plastic use and more. Here in Boston, many well-recognized companies an...

Turkey opens borders for refugees as battles in Syria rage on

Political cartoon Hunter Berube

Murat Metshin

March 6, 2020

The Turkish army suffered mass casualties after a strike in Northern Syria last week, officials said. Many have expressed concerns that this could escalate and trigger direct conflict with Russia. At least 33 Turkish servicemen were killed and more than 30 wounded in an airstrike in the Idlib provi...

International spring break trips cancelled, Suffolk warns students abroad amid coronavirus concerns

Seoul, South Korea sets up coronavirus testing outside hospital

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2020

It was just two weeks ago on February 21st that sophomore Marley Belanger departed the United States to spend a semester abroad exploring the life and culture of Seoul, South Korea. She never could have expected that after only seven days in the city, she’d already be booking her flight home.  A...

The future is weak for the Colorado River

Olivia Acevedo

February 26, 2020

The volume of water in the Colorado River has been slowly shrinking due to rising temperatures. This freshwater resource is responsible for providing water to 40 million people, and has recently seen significant scarcities that could lead to critical water shortages, according to CNN. The river begins in ...

New era, old threats: Neo-nazism on the rise in Germany

Berlin Wall once divided the country for decades

Murat Metshin

February 26, 2020

Germany, once known to be one of the safest countries in Europe, now painfully awaken by a series of tragic incidents threatening its citizens.    A driver intentionally rammed a car into a crowd during a carnival in Volkmarsen, Germany, on Monday. At least 30 people were injured including children, ac...

‘A Night Around the World’ shows off Suffolk’s diversity

Students celebrate fashion and culture on Suffolk’s campus at “A Night Around the World”

James Bartlett

February 26, 2020

The Asian American Association (AAA) hosted “A Night Around the World,” a cultural fashion show this past Thursday, Feb. 20. The celebration took place in the basement cafeteria of the Leonard J. Samia Academic Center. AAA had converted the area into a captivating fashion runway. Due to the size ...

Migrants deported to El Salvador targeted by gangs, face violence

Gonzalo Echeverria

February 19, 2020

Over 100 migrants that were deported back to El Salvador over the last few years were murdered within a short time of arriving back in their home country. At the beginning of February 2020, the Human Rights Watch released a comprehensive evaluation of the current dilemma facing many migrants returning ...

17 hour shooting rampage in Thailand leaves 29 dead

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

Devastation made its way to Bangkok, Thailand, where 29 people were shot dead in a shopping mall by an ex-soldier, according to CNN.   A day that seemed like any other quickly turned into a scarring moment in history. The global community is still mourning, as 57 others have also been wounded. ...

Climate change is real, No cap(s)

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

The icebergs have been cracking in Antarctica, as temperatures have reached a record of 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 20.75 degrees Celsius. Scientists monitoring the continent in the northern area, called Seymour Island, reported the measurement, according to Fox News. Feb. 9 was a notable day in history,...

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...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The bees are no longer buzzing

Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Bees have been threatened by global warming for some time now, but researchers have recently found that the number of North American Bumblebees has dropped by 50% within the last century, according to the Washington Post. This wildlife loss has been known as “Climate Chaos.” This drop has been p...

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