The Suffolk Journal

Global Gateway fosters community for freshmen at Suffolk Madrid

Global Gateway students pose in Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain

Eddie Reinhardt

March 29, 2019

Creating community and education on a global scale are values Suffolk University hopes each and every student has the ability to benefit from. One of the premier ways the school is able to do this is through the Global Gateway Program. This program takes 60 freshmen students each year overseas to...

Italy & Israel: Global Travel Seminars inspire students

Global Travel Seminar students visit Israel

Amy Koczera

March 29, 2019

While some students spent their spring break relaxing in warm weather, others chose to travel overseas to participate in the Sawyer Business School’s Undergraduate Global Travel Seminars. This year, nearly 30 Suffolk University students ventured to Israel and Italy to explore the business and culture...

Suffolk community responds to the Green New Deal

Graphic designed by Colin Cavanaugh

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2019

The global community is facing the pressures of climate change now more than it ever has before. In response, young Democrat activists have proposed the Green New Deal (GND) with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and senator Ed Markey (D-MA) at the forefront. This ambitious plan confronts climat...

Asia Night brings together culture and creativity

East Side Elements K-pop dance group performs at Asia Night

Eddie Reinhardt

March 6, 2019

With a campus built around the idea of inclusion, it is vital that students feel at home even if they are thousands of miles away from it. At Suffolk University, students have access to a plethora of clubs and organizations that work together to create a diverse student body. Hosted by the Asian Ameri...

Global commentary: Hanoi summit sparks hope for a united Korea

Chris Sadrnoori

March 6, 2019

Last week, President Donald Trump was in Hanoi, Vietnam, to speak with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. This was the second round of talks that aimed to denuclearize the peninsula in Southeast Asia. Although this summit ended abruptly and with little progress made, there is still hope of a bright f...

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

Protestors gather on the Boston Common in solidarity with the Venezuelan crisis

Haley Clegg

March 4, 2019

On Jan. 23, Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of Venezuela. Shortly after, President Trump released a statement declaring Maduro’s presidency ‘illegitimate’ and officially recognizing Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. In the statement, Trump pledged to “continue t...

Student perspective: Suffolk student finds purpose through volunteering

AIESEC volunteers with the kids of Khlong Toey in Thailand

Kendrick Nikornpan

February 28, 2019

An opportunity to study abroad is an exciting option for anyone in college. However, volunteering abroad is an option that is often overlooked. When I started college at Suffolk, I had an innate desire to study abroad. I wanted to gain some kind of global experience that I felt empty without.  AIESEC...

Global commentary: Trump terminates Cold War treaty, nuclear war on the horizon?

Chris Sadrnoori

February 28, 2019

In Oct. 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States plans to terminate the 31-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty (INF), a landmark deal that signaled the end of the Cold War. The agreement led to the dismantling of thousands of nuclear weapons on both sides, making the worl...

Another successful semester for SUMUN students

SUMUN members participate in Boston conference (BARMUN)

Carolyn Nash

February 20, 2019

Suffolk is known for its diverse campus with students from over 150 different countries; a place where it is best represented is in Somerset, room B18, where the Suffolk University chapter of the Model United Nations meets weekly. The Suffolk University Model United Nations (SUMUN) is a group of politically...

Venezuelan leaders reach stalemate

Amy Koczera and Gabriela Lopez Gomez

February 20, 2019

Within the past two months, Venezuela National Assembly leader Juan Guaido has challenged de jure President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate. With support from the United States and various other nations, Guaido has declared himself the interim president of the nation. This past week, billionaire Ri...

The search for identity among Asian-Americans

Photo by Morgan Hume/Arts Editor

Yui Yamamoto

February 15, 2019

Associate Professor of Peking University School of Transnational Law and researcher of the Asian-American Jurisprudence (AAJ) scholarship Norman P. Ho, took stage at the lecture “Chinese Nationality Laws & Asian-American Identity” on Wednesday, Feb. 7, presented by Asian Pacific American Law S...

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Graphic by Colin Cavanaugh

Chris Sadrnoori

February 14, 2019

In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will begin withdrawing military forces from Syria in early 2019. What started as a multi-national effort to defeat the terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has evolved into a region-wide conflict, inv...

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