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New restrictions issued in the UK as COVID-19 cases climb

A pamphlet discusses the proper precautions needed for COVID-19.

Grace Dreher, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

As the second wave of COVID-19 increases in the United Kingdom, new restrictions are being put in place by local government officials in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.  On Sept. 25, the U.K. reported 6,873 positive cases of the novel coronavirus, according to The New York Times. Cases...

“ClimateClock” reveals seven years left

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo, Assistant Editor

September 29, 2020

 Tick tock. The unveiling of a giant clock in Manhattan’s Union Square has revealed how much time is left before the climate emergency becomes irreversible.  An article by the Washington Post went viral on social media after artists Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan unveiled their newest project: a cloc...

New COVID-19 restrictions in France affect Suffolk student, others as cases rise

A young child wears a mask amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Grace Dreher, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

France has seen an uptick in positive cases of COVID-19 in late August and into early September. The French government has reissued restrictions and is relying on a regionalized approach to control the virus, which is impacting the French population and Suffolk students who are living and studying the...

Possible indicators of life found on Venus

A close-up shot of planet Venus.

Alida Benoit, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

A research group composed of scientists across the nation discovered large amounts of phosphine in Venus’ clouds on Sept. 14, which might mean that life could be found on the planet, according to The Times Record.  Phosphine is a chemical composed of one part phosphorus and three parts hydrogen. It is...

Fires in world’s largest wetlands threaten endangered species

Two Macaws stay close together in the jungle.

Olivia Acevedo, Assistant Editor

September 22, 2020

Brazil’s Pantanal is burning to the ground with no sign of slowing down. Inhabitants of the world’s largest wetlands face the possibility of losing their homes and their lives as fires continue to escalate.  Roughly 9,652 miles have been destroyed since the fires began in early 2020, transla...

Suffolk University Madrid campus closed, Trump enacts European travel ban

Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University)

Murat Metshin

March 12, 2020

Suffolk University’s Madrid campus is closed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.  In an email to students, Suffolk Provost Julie Sandell announced that the Suffolk campus in Madrid has been closed by Madrid regional authorities. Sandell said that Suffolk has arranged transportation bac...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Boston institutions against climate change

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

March 6, 2020

Businesses and organizations all over the world have pledged to implement effective   measurements that confront climate change such as switching to more renewable light sources, cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions, reducing plastic use and more. Here in Boston, many well-recognized companies an...

Turkey opens borders for refugees as battles in Syria rage on

Political cartoon Hunter Berube

Murat Metshin

March 6, 2020

The Turkish army suffered mass casualties after a strike in Northern Syria last week, officials said. Many have expressed concerns that this could escalate and trigger direct conflict with Russia. At least 33 Turkish servicemen were killed and more than 30 wounded in an airstrike in the Idlib provi...

International spring break trips cancelled, Suffolk warns students abroad amid coronavirus concerns

Seoul, South Korea sets up coronavirus testing outside hospital

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2020

It was just two weeks ago on February 21st that sophomore Marley Belanger departed the United States to spend a semester abroad exploring the life and culture of Seoul, South Korea. She never could have expected that after only seven days in the city, she’d already be booking her flight home.  A...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The future is weak for the Colorado River

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

February 26, 2020

The volume of water in the Colorado River has been slowly shrinking due to rising temperatures. This freshwater resource is responsible for providing water to 40 million people, and has recently seen significant scarcities that could lead to critical water shortages, according to CNN. The river begins in ...

New era, old threats: Neo-nazism on the rise in Germany

Berlin Wall once divided the country for decades

Murat Metshin

February 26, 2020

Germany, once known to be one of the safest countries in Europe, now painfully awaken by a series of tragic incidents threatening its citizens.    A driver intentionally rammed a car into a crowd during a carnival in Volkmarsen, Germany, on Monday. At least 30 people were injured including children, ac...

‘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 ...

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