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Boston Armenians protest violence from Azerbaijan

Suffolk student participates in protests for Armenia

Leo Woods, Journal Contributor

October 21, 2020

On Sept. 27, forces from Azerbaijan attacked the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) region, a predominantly ethnic Armenian territory of Azerbaijan. This attack sparked a series of military exchanges between Azeri troops with the support of Turkey and Armenian freedom fighters from the region. “As diasp...

Boston Armenians protest Azerbaijan’s attacks on Nagorno-Karabakh

Protestors gather at Armenian Heritage Park in Boston

Alex Svenson, Journal Contributor

October 21, 2020

On Sunday October 11, Armenians of the Greater Boston Area showed up in hundreds at the Armenian Heritage Park in Boston to protest the recent violation of ceasefire by Azerbaijan. Radio Free Europe reported that Azerbaijan has been engaged in conflict with Armenia since this past summer over the eth...

China pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 21, 2020

China announced on Sept 22, that it has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060. The country is the largest global producer of carbon dioxide, producing 28% of emissions today, according to Science Magazine. If China successfully reaches the goal of this pledge, the country could increase its gross domestic product (GDP) as much as 5% and reduc...

Fusion Dhamaka continues to go strong despite COVID-19 impact

The Fusion Dhamaka dance team

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2020

The one and only Bollywood fusion dance team at Suffolk University, Fusion Dhamaka, has started their season strong and confident despite the limitations clubs have faced due to COVID-19.  Fusion Dhamaka was founded in 2018 by Suffolk student and current team co-president Dina Barua, a biology ma...

Protests against SARS shake Nigeria

All protesters take a knee as the Nigerian National Anthem was being played at an Oct. 8 protest in Nigeria.

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 20, 2020

Protests demanding the end to police brutality have been ongoing in Nigeria for nearly three weeks, and demands from peaceful protesters have been answered with more violence by police. People have been taking to the streets since October 8, demanding the end to brutality from the Special Anti-Robber...

South Korea sees new travel restrictions during fall holidays due to COVID-19

South Korea sees new travel restrictions during fall holidays due to COVID-19

Thomas Pholnikorn, Journal Contributor

October 17, 2020

During recent holidays, the South Korean government restricted all traveling due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.  As of Oct. 17, there are a total of 25,108 cases, including 23,258 people who have recovered from the virus and 443 deaths in South Korea. According to the news agency Anadolu Agency,...

Bodies of water are suffering due to climate change

Icebergs melt due to warm temperatures

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 13, 2020

Global oceans and other bodies of water are being destroyed by the impacts of climate change, causing many negative trends to occur throughout the world.  Ocean temperatures are important because for certain species, they determine how “breathable” certain parts of the ocean are, according to Ocea...

Three scientists awarded Nobel Prize in medicine

The annual Nobel Prize medal

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 13, 2020

Three scientists have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology on Oct. 5 for their 1989 discovery of hepatitis C.  American scientists Charles M. Rice and Harvey J. Alter, along with British-born scientist Michael Houghton, have been honored for their decades of research. Millions of...

Club Profile: ASCEND

Club Profile: ASCEND

ASCEND

October 13, 2020

This was written by members of ASCEND. If you want to feature a Suffolk student organization, email [email protected] About ASCEND: The purpose of the ASCEND Suffolk University's Undergraduate Student Chapter is to promote the development of and to foster leadership skills in Pan-Asian and a...

Rapid testing announced for lower and middle income countries

Essential workers work closely with COVID testing

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 6, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that lower and middle income countries will have more access to COVID-19 rapid testing. There will be 120 million tests provided among various countries within the next six months. In order to fight the novel coronavirus, newer techniques and tools ar...

Nigerian state passes new law that allows castration of rapists

Women hold posters  advocating against rape.

Lauryn Clarke, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

Nigeria’s Kaduna State recently passed new laws that aim to lower the rate of rape by castrating and, in some cases, killing rapists. This comes after June’s spike in cases, which was three times the typical amount.  Kaduna State’s Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai approved the law, which states that m...

Artic sea ice melts to second-lowest record

Arctic ice lays adrift in the open water.

Olivia Acevedo, Assistant Editor

September 29, 2020

Rapid melting of Arctic Sea Ice has made its mark, according to new research, and is yet another sign of just how bad 2020 is. An urgent report released on Sept. 15, by the U.S. The National Snow and Ice Data Data Center, showed satellites recording arctic sea ice is 3.74 m sq km (1.44 million square miles) large -- the seco...

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