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Suffolk Climate Watch: Is California becoming unlivable?

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

November 6, 2019

California has been ferociously burning due to the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, according to the New York Times. The past three years have especially began to take a toll on the land and the people inhabiting it. The past two years alone have resulted in 24,000 California homes utte...

Suffolk veteran responds to U.S. military action overseas

Murat Metshin

November 6, 2019

While the country prepares to celebrate Veterans Day next week, one Suffolk University veteran has spoken out about his experience in the military and the current motives of the U.S. military. As a recruitment & education adviser in the Veteran Upward Bound Program, Nicholas Charrette spent more t...

Award-winning Israeli author shares personal stories with Suffolk community

Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber (right) moderates event with Ayelet Tsabari

Avery Gallagher

November 6, 2019

The Suffolk University community had the privilege of speaking to award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari. The author, famous for her memoir “The Art of Leaving,” held a discussion in 73 Tremont’s Poetry Center last Thursday. The room was packed with an intrigued audience, all there to hear Tsa...

Mexican Student Association provides sought after community for students on campus

Courtesy of Mexican Student Association

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

November 6, 2019

With such a diverse student body from a variety of places, it can be difficult for every student to find their place on campus. Suffolk’s many cultural clubs are meant to bridge that gap, but sometimes people still feel left out. Mexican student Gerardo Saenz started the Mexican Student Association...

South Asian Student Association seeks to collaborate with cultures across campus

SASA eboard left to right: Zoya Ahmed (vice president); Aisha Fatima (president); Bismah Laraib (secretary/treasurer)

Amy Koczera

October 30, 2019

On a campus that capitalizes itself on diversity, the list of cultural clubs at Suffolk University grows longer and longer every year. One of the most recent additions to that list is the new South Asian Student Association (SASA), started by an excited group of sophomores. “There’s a good amount of South Asian st...

One year later, INTO students thrive with Suffolk support

A wall with

Amy Koczera

October 30, 2019

“If I stayed in Brazil, I wouldn’t be in a university.” Felipe Giesteira spent his entire life in São Paulo, Brazil before joining Suffolk University’s first class of INTO students just last year. Prior to coming to the United States, the 19-year-old hardly knew English and was scared to enter...

World News Brief: Islamic State leader killed in U.S. military operation

Nick Viveiros

October 30, 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi national who founded and led the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was killed in a violent raid in Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning. According to the president, al-Baghdadi died after “running into a dead end tunnel” in his Syrian compou...

Global commentary: Turks continue to pursue Kurds in Syria, Trump continues to tweet

Global commentary: Turks continue to pursue Kurds in Syria, Trump continues to tweet

Chris Sadrnoori

October 23, 2019

On October 7th, President Donald Trump began the withdrawal process of U.S. soldiers from Syria, leaving a key ally in the fight against ISIS - the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - to fend for themselves from the ensuing Turkish invasion. This dangerous decision resulted in a rare instance in recent Am...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Staying hopeful in the wake of climate change

Olivia Acevedo

October 23, 2019

We are all going to die. At some point in our lives, our time will come and we will no longer be on this Earth. It may sound morbid, but it is the truth. Chances are, climate change will be the demise of humanity, but there is hope. Many people are aware of this prevalent issue, especially in tod...

New major to focus on global culture

Katelyn Norwood

October 23, 2019

The World Languages and Cultural Studies department has unveiled a new major to foster global awareness. The new major was created out of a need for more language and culture studies after the removal of the french major from Suffolk. After several years of developing the major and six drafts of the ...

Bostonians march in solidarity with protestors in Lebanon

Bostonians march in solidarity with protestors in Lebanon

Murat Metshin

October 23, 2019

Last Sunday, more than 100 members of the Lebanese community gathered in front of the  Boston Public Library to march in solidarity with protesters in Lebanon demanding corrupt government officials to resign. A sea of red and white Lebanese flags flew across Copley Square as people crowded the area to sho...

Suffolk Climate Watch: No more soaring, no more flying

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic

Olivia Acevedo

October 16, 2019

We are in a bird emergency. The National Audubon Society (NAS), a well known bird focused conservation group, discussed how climate change is affecting the lives of birds all over the world, according to the United Press International (UPI). Time reports a recent study by the NAS revealing that a shocking...

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