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World News Brief: Islamic State leader killed in U.S. military operation

Nick Viveiros

October 30, 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi national who founded and led the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was killed in a violent raid in Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning. According to the president, al-Baghdadi died after “running into a dead end tunnel” in his Syrian compou...

Global commentary: Turks continue to pursue Kurds in Syria, Trump continues to tweet

Global commentary: Turks continue to pursue Kurds in Syria, Trump continues to tweet

Chris Sadrnoori

October 23, 2019

On October 7th, President Donald Trump began the withdrawal process of U.S. soldiers from Syria, leaving a key ally in the fight against ISIS - the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - to fend for themselves from the ensuing Turkish invasion. This dangerous decision resulted in a rare instance in recent Am...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Staying hopeful in the wake of climate change

Olivia Acevedo

October 23, 2019

We are all going to die. At some point in our lives, our time will come and we will no longer be on this Earth. It may sound morbid, but it is the truth. Chances are, climate change will be the demise of humanity, but there is hope. Many people are aware of this prevalent issue, especially in tod...

Bostonians march in solidarity with protestors in Lebanon

Bostonians march in solidarity with protestors in Lebanon

Murat Metshin

October 23, 2019

Last Sunday, more than 100 members of the Lebanese community gathered in front of the  Boston Public Library to march in solidarity with protesters in Lebanon demanding corrupt government officials to resign. A sea of red and white Lebanese flags flew across Copley Square as people crowded the area to sho...

Suffolk Climate Watch: No more soaring, no more flying

Olivia Acevedo

October 16, 2019

We are in a bird emergency. The National Audubon Society (NAS), a well known bird focused conservation group, discussed how climate change is affecting the lives of birds all over the world, according to the United Press International (UPI). Time reports a recent study by the NAS revealing that a shocking...

Suffolk community responds to media coverage of Haiti crisis

Suffolk community responds to media coverage of Haiti crisis

Oscar Torres

October 16, 2019

Haitians have been emphasizing their frustration with President Jovenel Moïse for weeks now. Due to these frustrations, massive protests have broken out all across the island causing schools, clinics and businesses to be closed for weeks. Haitians have expressed anger about fuel shortages since the col...

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

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

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...

Caribbean expo emphasizes need for healthcare reform in Dominica

Caribbean expo emphasizes need for healthcare reform in Dominica

Kallen Bowers

October 9, 2019

Members of the Boston Caribbean community danced, sang and celebrated this past Saturday in the 3rd Annual Caribbean Culture, Cuisine and Art Expo in Roxbury. Along with sharing music and food, the event took place to raise money for the Dominican Health and Education Initiative (DAHEI), an organizati...

Bahrain Ambassador visit provokes conversation on campus

Bahrain Ambassador visit provokes conversation on campus

Chris Sadrnoori

October 9, 2019

Every seat on the 5th floor commons at Sargent Hall was filled Monday afternoon, as the Ambassador of Bahrain, Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, spoke to the Suffolk community. With videos recording and cameras flashing, this proved a rare opportunity for students and faculty to engage in conver...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Coldest environments heating up?

Olivia Acevedo

October 9, 2019

The Amery Ice Shelf experienced its largest break-off in 50 years when a 347 billion ton iceberg fell off the third largest ice shelf in Antarctica, according to CBS News. The iceberg, identified as D-28, is larger than Los Angeles and equal to about 27 Manhattan Islands. The iceberg, spreading over nearly ...

Global commentary: U.S. sends troops to Saudi Arabia in response to Iranian aggression

Murat Metshin

October 2, 2019

After the drone attacks on the world’s largest oil field in Saudi Arabia, the United States announced it would deploy additional troops in the Middle East. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said to NBC News that the number of troops will be modest and their primary focus will be air and missile defen...

IndoFest 2019 unites cultures across Boston

IndoFest 2019 unites cultures across Boston

Amy Koczera

October 2, 2019

Cheerful sounds of Indonesia energized crowds across Copley Square on Saturday at the seventh annual New England Indonesian Festival, also known as IndoFest.  Food vendors, craftsmen, artists and performers from across the globe came together to participate in what has become the largest Indonesian...

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