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Olympics spark possible peace talks in Korea

Olympics spark possible peace talks in Korea

Jacob Geanous

February 14, 2018


Filed under World

The collaboration between North and South Korea during the winter Olympic games has ignited rumors of future peace talks between the adjacent feuding countries. On Saturday, North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un formally invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang, which would be the first meetin...

Comedy to address conflict

Comedy to address conflict

Ryan Arel and Morgan Hume

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, World

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict rages on in the Middle East - and according to journalist, author and screenwriter Sayed Kashua, hope to find the situation will improve, one has to be naive. Last Wednesday night, students and faculty lined the seats of Modern Theatre to welcome the Arab-Israeli author...

Cult busted for slavery in Brazil

Jacob Geanous

February 7, 2018


Filed under World

Brazilian police arrested 13 members of a religious sect for alleged enslavement, human trafficking and money laundering. The religious group known as the Evangelical Community of Jesus, the Truth that Marks was targeted by Brazilian authorities as part of an investigation into the sect, according to ...

Deadly earthquake hits Taiwan

Jacob Geanous

February 7, 2018


Filed under World

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit near Hualien, Taiwan just before midnight Monday, 12 miles off the country’s coast. Officials have confirmed with multiple news sources that two people have been killed and more than 200 people were injured. The tremor collapsed portions of Hualien and left hundreds of p...

To leave home behind for a US education

To leave home behind for a US education

Alex Gazzani

February 7, 2018


Filed under International Commentary, World

Venezuela used to be one of the most economically and socially thriving countries in South America, where people went to dive into the crystal waters at the beach or to seek adventure within the exotic mysteries of the Amazon Jungle. But the economic and political anarchy we have been facing this past decade plunged our country into its darkest years.

Zimbabwe Army detains President Mugabe, seizes capital city

Zimbabwe Army detains President Mugabe, seizes capital city

November 15, 2017


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In Harare, Zimbabwe, the country’s army has detained President Robert Mugabe early Wednesday morning, according to multiple news sources. Armoured vehicles were spotted heading into the city just one day after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over Mugabe’s sa...

The Paradise Papers: Global elites put money in offshore accounts, Suffolk reacts

The Paradise Papers: Global elites put money in offshore accounts, Suffolk reacts

Katherine Yearwood

November 15, 2017


Filed under World

One of the most controversial, long-running American discussions pertains to the amount of taxes that members of the top one percent pay compared to middle and lower income citizens. Recently, a massive amount of information was released that shined a light on ways that the global elite protect their ...

Letters from an American transplant

Letters from an American transplant

Juliana Sanchez

November 15, 2017


Filed under World

The American Dream is a romanticized concept in which hard work and dedication will help you make it big in the United States - no matter where you come from. My grandparents on my mom’s side are both Italian and Polish immigrants that came to the U.S. looking for a better life. They realized that...

SUMUN receives nine awards

SUMUN receives nine awards

Andres Rodrigez

November 8, 2017


Filed under World

Suffolk University Model United Nations (SUMUN)  won nine awards at two conferences, one at Northeastern and in Washington D.C. last weekend. SUMUN represented Mexico in Washington D.C and Jordan and Saudi Arabia at Northeastern. SUMUN won the “Position Paper Award”, “Outstanding Delegation Award” and...

The Feminist Letters: Women around the world need to be treated equally, not just in western culture

Shayla Manning

November 8, 2017


Filed under International Commentary, Opinion

In recent years, the topic of feminism has become a loaded conversation in the media. Feminists are often stereotyped as ‘angry liberals’ or ‘man haters,’ when all they are really fighting for is political, economic and social equality for all genders. Due to centuries of injustice and discrimin...

US launches airstrike amid political turmoil: Suffolk graduate reels from Somali terrorism

US launches airstrike amid political turmoil: Suffolk graduate reels from Somali terrorism

Amy Koczera

November 8, 2017


Filed under World

As a result of the recent truck bombings and terror-attacks, Somali people constantly live in fear for their own lives and the lives of their loved ones every day. For recent Suffolk University graduate Fartun Mohamed, who was born in Somalia and raised in the United States, the violent turmoil in Mo...

Catalan leader summoned by court

November 1, 2017


Filed under World

Former Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont has been summoned by Spain’s high court, alongside 13 other members of his dismissed government. Puidgemont triggered the crisis in early October in Spain by initiating an independence referendum. Although Madrid seriously opposed the referendum and the Const...

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