The Suffolk Journal

Community camaraderie promotes public peace

Community camaraderie promotes public peace

Eddie Reinhardt

October 24, 2018


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This past Saturday, the hard-working staff at Children Services of Roxbury (CSR) united the Boston community with their second ever Peace of Mind event where hundreds of people joined together on Boston Common in an effort to create the world’s largest peace sign. “The vision really came from...

Puerto Rico natives talk oppression and solidarity

Kaitlin Hahn

October 24, 2018


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Considering the political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico, constitutional lawyer and political activist Jasmine Gomez sparked conversation at the Community Church of Boston on Sunday through her talk, “The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico.” Through a brief lecture session,...

A Colombian perspective on dealing with culture-shock

Salomon Alonso, Journal Contributor

October 17, 2018


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There’s no better way to start off a day in the cold mornings of Bogotá than with arepas and a hot cup of Juan Valdez’s coffee. Being able to spend the first moments of the day with my family is priceless, but it was something I gave up in search of new opportunities in a completely different country. Leaving...

MAPA risk-takers honored for tireless activism

MAPA risk-takers honored for tireless activism

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018


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Given recent global events, many feel that now is the time to speak up and advocate for social justice everywhere. Dedicated members of the nonpartisan and nonprofit organization Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) have put themselves on the forefronts of history by participating in civil disobedience...

The ripple effect of Armenian immigration

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018


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With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922, millions of Armenians were massacred in a brutal attempt at mass extermination administered by the Turkish government. Although it is still denied by Turkey, the Armenian genocide wiped out more than half of the Armenian population and displaced ...

“The Staging Post” reaches Suffolk students

Shayla Manning, Journal Staff

October 17, 2018


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As millions of individuals and families seek refuge from war torn countries or tyrannical rule, few are lucky enough to embark on a journey that fosters love and support. The documentary film “The Staging Post,” directed by Australian filmmaker Jolyon Hoff, follows the lives of two Afghan Hazara...

Global commentary: Trump’s path to environmental destruction

Global commentary: Trump’s path to environmental destruction

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Stories, International Commentary, Showcase, World

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...

“Kafka in Palestine” depicts a century of oppression

“Kafka in Palestine” depicts a century of oppression

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018


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From the extermination of nearly six million Jews during the Holocaust, to the tremendous bloodshed resulting from the Israeli Palestinian conflict, a pattern of oppression has fueled global conflicts for centuries. Written by Northeastern professor Emerita Inez Hedges and directed by Morgan Flynn, th...

“Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea”

“Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea”

Ryan Arel and Morgan Hume

October 10, 2018


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The USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown brought former Navy Secretary John Lehman to speak about his career and promote his new book, “Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea,” on Oct. 3. Lehman served as the 65th Navy secretary, during the Reagan administration. Lehman served during the...

CSN: Bringing Caribbean culture to Boston

CSN: Bringing Caribbean culture to Boston

Eddie Reinhardt

September 27, 2018


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Finding a home can be an important part of going to college, especially if you are going to school in a foreign country. The members of the Caribbean Student Network (CSN) believe they have found their home away from home here in downtown Boston. “Separated by water, united by culture,” is the Suffolk...

Learning from experience: Professor Ronald Suleski on 50 years of traveling Asia

Learning from experience: Professor Ronald Suleski on 50 years of traveling Asia

Morgan Hume

September 27, 2018


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Flashback to 1961: after recently enlisting in the army, 18-year-old Ronald Suleski was stationed in Uijeongbu, South Korea. Suleski found himself immersed in a culture he knew absolutely nothing about, but he soon fell in love with this new country and his lifelong passion for Asian culture was born. Now,...

Human Flow: A deeper look at refugee suffering

Amy Koczera and Ryan Arel

September 27, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, Film, World

As a result of vicious acts of genocide and other heinous crimes against humanity, billions of people from all across the globe have been displaced from the countries they used to call home. In the documentary film “Human Flow,” director and renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei provides...

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