The Suffolk Journal

Suffolk Climate Watch: We’re past the tipping point, now what?

Amy Koczera

October 1, 2019

Fires have been raging in the Amazon Rainforest for over a month now. Hurricanes have been striking islands and coastal regions all over the world. Scientists estimate that the planet will lose one million species because of human activity, according to CNN. The future of the planet and the human spe...

Professor Wickelgren back in class after China sabbatical

Professor Wickelgren back in class after China sabbatical

Gabriela Lopez

September 25, 2019

When Suffolk University communications Professor Bruce Wicklegren learned that  his application to teach in China was approved, he packed his bags and set off for Wenzhou Kean University, where he spent the 2018-2019 academic year teaching Public Speaking classes. “I thought let’s just apply, but ...

Repercussions on the rise for Hong Kong protestors

Repercussions on the rise for Hong Kong protestors

Chris Sadrnoori

September 25, 2019

In early June 2019, protests broke out in the enclave city of Hong Kong. What started out as a movement to prevent the passing of the controversial Extradition Bill has reignited the flame for democratic reform. Clashes between protestors in Hong Kong and Beijing-backed police have endured for months,...

Students create new Southeast Asian Association on campus

Students create new Southeast Asian Association on campus

Eddie Reinhardt

April 24, 2019

As often the case for international students here at Suffolk University, it is important to find a niche community within the larger melting pot that is our school. Through cultural clubs and organizations, students can find a piece of home within each other. Joseph Effendy has become an integral part of ...

Student promotes awareness and education for Armenian genocide

Student promotes awareness and education for Armenian genocide

Amy Koczera

April 24, 2019

The United States government does not officially recognize the Armenian genocide. However, for the entire Armenian community, specifically Suffolk University first-year student and international relations major George Yeghyayan, the Armenian genocide is a reality that has had a direct impact on his family...

Photojournalism professor to teach summer class in Armenia

Photojournalism professor to teach summer class in Armenia

Amy Koczera

April 17, 2019

Photography has the power to open doors to culture and history all over the world. For Suffolk University photojournalism Professor Ken Martin, traveling is one of the most powerful ways to refine photography skills and to tell the stories of diverse cultures. This summer, Martin will be teaching stude...

Parisians hope to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral after fire catastrophe

Parisians hope to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral after fire catastrophe

Amy Koczera

April 17, 2019

This past Monday, thousands of Parisians watched as the Notre-Dame Cathedral – one of the most iconic symbols of French pride – was engulfed in flames. This disastrous event rippled throughout the global community in a matter of minutes as tweets and photos of the fire spread rapidly on social med...

Amendments to Egypt’s constitution headed to referendum

Eddie Reinhardt

April 17, 2019

Egypt’s parliament is reviewing amendments to its constitution that would alter the length of the term served by a president to six years. If the constitutional change is approved, Egypt’s current president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, would see his ongoing term extended by two years as well as be given a...

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...

Brianna Vieira expresses Portuguese culture through music

Brianna Vieira expresses Portuguese culture through music

Amy Koczera

April 10, 2019

Suffolk University junior global and cultural communications major Brianna Vieira spent her childhood dancing and singing to Portuguese music in her community. Thanks to the help of her grandmother and the encouragement of her family and friends, the 21-year-old is now an accomplished Portuguese folk singer w...

Students celebrate Japanese culture at Japanese Tea Ceremony

Students celebrate Japanese culture at Japanese Tea Ceremony

Gabriela Lopez

April 10, 2019

On Sunday, the Suffolk University Japanese Student Association (SUJSA), gathered at the Boston Children’s Museum to participate at the Japanese Tea Ceremony, held inside of a traditional Japanese house built inside of the museum. Miho Machida, dressed in a kimono, a traditional japanese garment, l...

‘Hand Held’ documentary depicts power of photojournalism

‘Hand Held’ documentary depicts power of photojournalism

Gabriela Lopez

April 3, 2019

In January 1990, Boston Globe photojournalist Mike Carroll received a phone call that landed him on the next flight to Romania - a call that would end up changing his life forever. Last Wednesday in the Somerset Building, hosted by the Romanian Children’s Relief (RCR), Suffolk University held a scree...

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