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Jamal Khashoggi’s death: A national wake-up call

Jamal Khashoggi’s death: A national wake-up call

Nick Viveiros

November 7, 2018

On Oct. 2, United States based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey - that was the last day that Khashoggi was seen alive. According to BBC, Turkish officials believe Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the consulate. They claim to have the audio to prove...

International perspective: Japanese student makes her way at Suffolk

International perspective: Japanese student makes her way at Suffolk

Yui Yamamoto

October 31, 2018

Every morning, countless numbers of people overflow onto the train platform. They walk quickly in lines like a cluster of schooling fish. Their faces are blank. Their eyes are lifeless. I am in the middle of the line and following it with a blank mind. Here in Boston at the Park Street station, people...

Asian American Association hosts fun night of fright

Asian American Association hosts fun night of fright

Eddie Reinhardt

October 31, 2018

The Asian American Student Association (AAA) at Suffolk University has integrated itself in the campus community as a club with open arms to all that looks to share experiences with their peers through Asian culture. This year the club hosted its “Escape the Room” night on the fourth floor of...

AIESEC: The youth leadership movement

AIESEC: The youth leadership movement

Abigail Craighead

October 24, 2018

At Suffolk University, the members of the Boston AIESEC chapter are continuing the organization’s mission by changing the world one person at a time. Nearly 70 years ago after World War II, AIESEC was formed by seven young people from seven different countries in the hope of bridging the gaps across...

Community camaraderie promotes public peace

Community camaraderie promotes public peace

Eddie Reinhardt

October 24, 2018

This past Saturday, the hard-working staff at Children Services of Roxbury (CSR) united the Boston community with their second ever Peace of Mind event where hundreds of people joined together on Boston Common in an effort to create the world’s largest peace sign. “The vision really came from...

Puerto Rico natives talk oppression and solidarity

Kaitlin Hahn

October 24, 2018

Considering the political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico, constitutional lawyer and political activist Jasmine Gomez sparked conversation at the Community Church of Boston on Sunday through her talk, “The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico.” Through a brief lecture session,...

A Colombian perspective on dealing with culture-shock

Salomon Alonso, Journal Contributor

October 17, 2018

There’s no better way to start off a day in the cold mornings of Bogotá than with arepas and a hot cup of Juan Valdez’s coffee. Being able to spend the first moments of the day with my family is priceless, but it was something I gave up in search of new opportunities in a completely different country. Leaving...

MAPA risk-takers honored for tireless activism

MAPA risk-takers honored for tireless activism

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018

Given recent global events, many feel that now is the time to speak up and advocate for social justice everywhere. Dedicated members of the nonpartisan and nonprofit organization Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) have put themselves on the forefronts of history by participating in civil disobedience...

The ripple effect of Armenian immigration

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018

With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922, millions of Armenians were massacred in a brutal attempt at mass extermination administered by the Turkish government. Although it is still denied by Turkey, the Armenian genocide wiped out more than half of the Armenian population and displaced ...

“The Staging Post” reaches Suffolk students

Shayla Manning, Journal Staff

October 17, 2018

As millions of individuals and families seek refuge from war torn countries or tyrannical rule, few are lucky enough to embark on a journey that fosters love and support. The documentary film “The Staging Post,” directed by Australian filmmaker Jolyon Hoff, follows the lives of two Afghan Hazara...

Global commentary: Trump’s path to environmental destruction

Global commentary: Trump’s path to environmental destruction

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018

With industrialization and mass production of greenhouse gases escalating alongside rising water temperatures and natural disasters, many scientific researchers have identified a strong correlation between human behavior and climate change. President Donald Trump has denied the need to make any changes...

“Kafka in Palestine” depicts a century of oppression

“Kafka in Palestine” depicts a century of oppression

Amy Koczera, World News Editor

October 17, 2018

From the extermination of nearly six million Jews during the Holocaust, to the tremendous bloodshed resulting from the Israeli Palestinian conflict, a pattern of oppression has fueled global conflicts for centuries. Written by Northeastern professor Emerita Inez Hedges and directed by Morgan Flynn, th...

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