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Migrants deported to El Salvador targeted by gangs, face violence

Gonzalo Echeverria

February 19, 2020

Over 100 migrants that were deported back to El Salvador over the last few years were murdered within a short time of arriving back in their home country. At the beginning of February 2020, the Human Rights Watch released a comprehensive evaluation of the current dilemma facing many migrants returning ...

17 hour shooting rampage in Thailand leaves 29 dead

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

Devastation made its way to Bangkok, Thailand, where 29 people were shot dead in a shopping mall by an ex-soldier, according to CNN.   A day that seemed like any other quickly turned into a scarring moment in history. The global community is still mourning, as 57 others have also been wounded. ...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Climate change is real, No cap(s)

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

The icebergs have been cracking in Antarctica, as temperatures have reached a record of 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 20.75 degrees Celsius. Scientists monitoring the continent in the northern area, called Seymour Island, reported the measurement, according to Fox News. Feb. 9 was a notable day in history,...

Young Arab leaders unite to form new community on campus

Alexa DiFiore

February 19, 2020

Suffolk University’s Young Arab Leaders Association (YALA) was established on campus in 2015. While the club has not been very active since it was first created, Suffolk students started to revamp the club this year. YALA vice president Fehr AlMehdar, a senior Suffolk student from Saudi Arabia majoring in...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The bees are no longer buzzing

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Bees have been threatened by global warming for some time now, but researchers have recently found that the number of North American Bumblebees has dropped by 50% within the last century, according to the Washington Post. This wildlife loss has been known as “Climate Chaos.” This drop has been p...

London stabbings lead to U.K. terror convicts controversy

James Bartlett and Gonzalo Echeverria

February 12, 2020

A man was shot dead by police in London last Sunday after a terror-related stabbing left three people injured, according to The New York Times. Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman, 20, armed with a knife and a hoax explosive device strapped to his chest, stabbed two people in Streatham, South London. The atta...

Annual AAA Showcase brings culture and comedy to Suffolk

Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Walking into Modern Theatre, there was a sea of red. Heads turned to take in the detail, customs and showcase that filled the auditorium. There was a sense of excitement, mystery and education as the audience began to fill in the seats. What came next was a night that would be remembered for years ...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Climate change pushing Miami underwater

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

February 6, 2020

Super Bowl weekend has been one of America’s largest events since it began in 1967, but times may change as global warming has started to creep in on Miami’s largest stage. Though the weather for Super Bowl LIV was warm and sunny, rising temperatures and sea levels are currently threatening Miami...

Trump unveils Middle East peace plan; rejected by Palestinians

A possible map of the future state of Palestine

Haley Clegg and Alexa DiFiore

February 6, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump released a plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last Tuesday evening, calling it the “deal of the century.” On Jan. 28, Trump presented his “vision to improve the lives of the Palestinian and Israeli people” at the White House alongside Israeli Prime...

Brexit Day has passed but transitions still to come

Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson

James Bartlett

February 6, 2020

Brexit Day on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 marked the U.K.’s formal departure from the EU and the beginning of a transitional period that will conclude in 2021. “In the short term nothing will change. There is a long transition period but over time some things will change,” said Suffolk University Profess...

Students embrace diversity through new Intercultural Association

Logo for Intercultural Association

Julia Ahaesy

February 6, 2020

Many new students at Suffolk University can be overwhelmed by the variety of cultural clubs and organizations on campus. Recognizing that the university prides itself on diversity, some students decided to  embrace the differences that compose the community - sparking the idea for the recently found...

Protesters in Boston Common denounce war with Iran

Protesters gather in front of the Massachusetts State House steps to begin marching against conflict with Iran

Mol Webber

February 5, 2020

The Suffolk Marxist Club sponsored an anti -war protest that took place in the Boston Common. According to the New Yorker, after the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleiman, anti- American sentient has been spread throughout the Middle East, heightening tensions. According to the New Y...

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