The Suffolk Journal

Catalonia awaits decision on secession

Catalonia awaits decision on secession

Matt Geer

October 18, 2017

With the pending secession of the autonomous Catalonia, the political landscape of Spain has been notably altered. This poses a multitude of problems for both the nation of Spain and Catalonia. For Spain, Catalan independence would mean losing its most industrialized region and would put Spain in a...

Suffolk panel tackles America’s worldwide war on drugs

Ryan Arel

October 12, 2017

Last Wednesday, Professor Maureen Norton-Hawk and other Suffolk University staff held an open seminar at 73 Tremont titled “The Wall-Drug Policy in the U.S.” for students and faculty to discuss the issue of international and domestic drug policy and its handling, as well as issues regarding Trump’s pro...

Internally displaced Ukrainians forgotten

Stiv Mucollari

October 12, 2017

The key to understanding Ukraine’s migrant crisis is in the conflict’s roots. The upheaval that has followed the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine has disrupted millions of lives. However, most of the migrants have been internally displaced instead of forced to leave their home country. Western Europ...

Ethnic violence: an ongoing issue

Amy Koczera

October 12, 2017

In the United States, stories of violence, racism and police brutality regularly flood the news. Although mainstream media often focuses on racism within the U.S., there is a tremendous amount of ethnic violence occurring overseas that many Americans often overlook. While it is crucial to be aware o...

Saudi women get green light to drive: With a new deal, women will be able to take the wheel by next June

Kaitlin Hahn and Sadiya Croshaw

October 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia has recently made strides in the campaign on women’s rights, both with the recognition of International Women’s Day as well as the lift of women's driving ban. Opinions about the decision vary on the Suffolk campus with those who grew up as citizens of Saudi Arabia possessing mixed views w...

Suffolk professors talk options on North Korea

Suffolk professors talk options on North Korea

Amy Koczera and Patrick Holmes

October 4, 2017

While North Korea is considered a reclusive country, many still venture to the nation in order to learn more about the inner political workings of the government. As a part of social sciences week, the Government and Philosophy departments at Suffolk University held an internal panel this past Tuesday ...

London attacks force Suffolk students to recall time of terror

London attacks force Suffolk students to recall time of terror

Elvira Mora

September 27, 2017

The United Kingdom has been targeted by acts of terrorism five times this year, although London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan told multiple news outlets that spolice has stopped seven additional attacks. The most recent attack on London came on Sept. 15, when a bomb wrapped in a grocery bag placed in a bucke...

Armageddon in 140 characters or less

Armageddon in 140 characters or less

Amy Koczera

September 27, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent verbal exchanges with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un have driven North Korea closer to initiating nuclear warfare against the United States and essentially starting what could soon become World War III. North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal has evolved i...

Students send aid home

Students send aid home

Elvira Mora

September 20, 2017

The hopeful cries and yells for peace have subsided in the wake of an offer for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to engage in a dialogue with those who oppose him. The Maduro regime has denied the Venezuelan people their most fundamental rights by restricting food and medicine. A project launched l...

Professors respond to the marginalization of Myanmar Rohingya

Katherine Yearwood

September 20, 2017

Desperate to escape, more than 410,000 Rohingyas have fled violence from Myanmar security forces in Rakhine. Of the extraordinary amount of refugees, 60 percent are children, according to the United Nations. As a minority, the Rohingya have become marginalized, so they do not have the access to the o...

Students flock to Suffolk from all corners of the globe

Ryan Arel

September 20, 2017

Every year, a new class of students flock to Boston from around the globe to take their first steps in college; for some students, their first steps ever on U.S. soil. Approximately 153 international freshman and 58 international transfer students will start at Suffolk University this year, according...

INTO to begin 15-year contract for Suffolk’s global reach

INTO to begin 15-year contract for Suffolk’s  global reach

Jacob Geanous

September 20, 2017

Suffolk University announced its plan to strengthen international recruitment efforts by joining forces with INTO University Partnerships, a private global education company that focuses on enlisting and preparing new students to study in America, this past August. The collaboration resulted in the f...

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