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Global Commentary: Brunei punishment of homosexuality intolerable

Chris Sadrnoori

April 10, 2019

The tiny nation of Brunei recently drew the ire of the international community when it declared the new Sharia-based penal code would go into effect on April 3. The most widespread of these new laws is the implementation of capital punishment for homosexuals. Found in the South Pacific on the Bornea...

Global commentary: Hanoi summit sparks hope for a united Korea

Chris Sadrnoori

March 6, 2019

Last week, President Donald Trump was in Hanoi, Vietnam, to speak with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. This was the second round of talks that aimed to denuclearize the peninsula in Southeast Asia. Although this summit ended abruptly and with little progress made, there is still hope of a bright f...

Global commentary: Trump terminates Cold War treaty, nuclear war on the horizon?

Chris Sadrnoori

February 28, 2019

In Oct. 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States plans to terminate the 31-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty (INF), a landmark deal that signaled the end of the Cold War. The agreement led to the dismantling of thousands of nuclear weapons on both sides, making the worl...

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Chris Sadrnoori

February 14, 2019

In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will begin withdrawing military forces from Syria in early 2019. What started as a multi-national effort to defeat the terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has evolved into a region-wide conflict, inv...

Global Commentary: Time for U.S. to take the global stage with Russia

Global Commentary: Time for U.S. to take the global stage with Russia

Chris Sadrnoori

December 5, 2018

Over the last few years, the Russian government has committed acts of war and violence that have not occurred since the late 1930s. Though the Russian government is in our daily news, its behavior has been largely excused and even overlooked by the majority of the international community. Events like the atte...

Time running out on environmental conservation

Kyle Crozier

November 7, 2018

In the last half-century, a period known as the “Great Acceleration,” humankind has seen an explosion of population and economic growth so intense that it has threatened to completely deplete the world’s resources of food, water and energy. The high-consumption lifestyles in developed countries,...

Jamal Khashoggi’s death: A national wake-up call

Jamal Khashoggi’s death: A national wake-up call

Nick Viveiros

November 7, 2018

On Oct. 2, United States based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey - that was the last day that Khashoggi was seen alive. According to BBC, Turkish officials believe Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the consulate. They claim to have the audio to prove...

International perspective: Japanese student makes her way at Suffolk

International perspective: Japanese student makes her way at Suffolk

Yui Yamamoto

October 31, 2018

Every morning, countless numbers of people overflow onto the train platform. They walk quickly in lines like a cluster of schooling fish. Their faces are blank. Their eyes are lifeless. I am in the middle of the line and following it with a blank mind. Here in Boston at the Park Street station, people...

Global commentary: Trump’s path to environmental destruction

Global commentary: Trump’s path to environmental destruction

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018

With industrialization and mass production of greenhouse gases escalating alongside rising water temperatures and natural disasters, many scientific researchers have identified a strong correlation between human behavior and climate change. President Donald Trump has denied the need to make any changes...

Montreal on break: the Cancun of the north

Jacob Geanous

March 28, 2018

As soon as we crossed America’s northern border, our GPS shut off, miles per hour meant nothing, and the sun was began to illuminate the flat Canadian landscape. Five off-duty journalists and I, still most certainly on duty, were on our way to Montreal during the week of Suffolk’s spring break. We...

To leave home behind for a US education

To leave home behind for a US education

Alex Gazzani

February 7, 2018

Venezuela used to be one of the most economically and socially thriving countries in South America, where people went to dive into the crystal waters at the beach or to seek adventure within the exotic mysteries of the Amazon Jungle. But the economic and political anarchy we have been facing this past decade plunged our country into its darkest years.

The Feminist Letters: Women around the world need to be treated equally, not just in western culture

Shayla Manning

November 8, 2017

In recent years, the topic of feminism has become a loaded conversation in the media. Feminists are often stereotyped as ‘angry liberals’ or ‘man haters,’ when all they are really fighting for is political, economic and social equality for all genders. Due to centuries of injustice and discrimin...

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