The Suffolk Journal

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...

Club Profile: ASCEND

Club Profile: 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...

‘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 ...

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...

Annual AAA Showcase brings culture and comedy to Suffolk

Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Walking into Modern Theatre, there was a sea of red. Heads turned to take in the detail, customs and showcase that filled the auditorium. There was a sense of excitement, mystery and education as the audience began to fill in the seats. What came next was a night that would be remembered for years ...

Students embrace diversity through new Intercultural Association

Logo for Intercultural Association

Julia Ahaesy

February 6, 2020

Many new students at Suffolk University can be overwhelmed by the variety of cultural clubs and organizations on campus. Recognizing that the university prides itself on diversity, some students decided to  embrace the differences that compose the community - sparking the idea for the recently found...

Russian speaking students find friendships across borders

Members of Russian Speaking Community Club make friends and participate in Halloween event

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...

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...

Caribbean Student Network to raise $20,200 for Bahamas relief in “Dressing with Purpose” event

Suffolk alumna Rebecca Zama opens for

Danny DiGiacomo and Gabriela Lopez

October 16, 2019

Student groups from all across campus collaborated last Thursday in Sargent Hall with music, food and unyielding hope to help raise $20,200 for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas through the Caribbean Student Network's (CSN) “Dressing with Purpose” event. On Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian struck the Baha...

Students create new Southeast Asian Association on campus

Southeast Asian Association members Joseph Effendy (president) and Leah Magno (secretary)

Eddie Reinhardt

April 24, 2019

As often the case for international students here at Suffolk University, it is important to find a niche community within the larger melting pot that is our school. Through cultural clubs and organizations, students can find a piece of home within each other. Joseph Effendy has become an integral part of ...

Students celebrate Japanese culture at Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Student Association hosts Japanese Tea Ceremony

Gabriela Lopez

April 10, 2019

On Sunday, the Suffolk University Japanese Student Association (SUJSA), gathered at the Boston Children’s Museum to participate at the Japanese Tea Ceremony, held inside of a traditional Japanese house built inside of the museum. Miho Machida, dressed in a kimono, a traditional japanese garment, l...

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