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The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Egyptian tugboats help refloat the container ship Ever Given

The big deal behind a ship blocking the Suez Canal

Alex Svenson , Journal Contributor April 6, 2021

The 1,300 foot long container ship Ever Given was finally freed last week after being stuck in the middle of Egypt’s Suez Canal for six days, leading to an investigation by maritime experts and naval...

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Biden announces $2 trillion plan to curb climate change

Ainsley Miles, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

A $2 trillion plan announced by the Biden administration on March 31 aims to combat climate change through new environmentally-minded jobs, along with creating cars, energy and other technology in a more...

Demonstrators march during a March 14 Stop Asian Hate Rally in Boston.

Suffolk students weigh in on how to fight anti-Asian hate

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Hate crimes against Asian Americans have spiked nearly 150% in the past year, with the most recent instances of violence in Atlanta and San Francisco shocking the nation. Eight were left dead after...

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Climate change is extending the spring allergy season

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 30, 2021

The spring allergy season is beginning earlier and lasting longer due to climate change, and regions in North America have been linked to this new finding, according to a report released by Climate Central.  The...

Pope Francis and Gewargis Sliwa II, the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

Pope Francis visits Iraq, offering support to Assyrian community

Alex Svenson , Journal Contributor March 23, 2021

On March 5, Pope Francis became the first Pope in history to visit Iraq, a country that has long been plagued with ethnic and religious conflict, particularly towards the country’s Christian minority...

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Climate change bill approved by Massachusetts lawmakers

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 23, 2021

Massachusetts lawmakers approved a climate change bill that aims to create net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050. The revised bill has bounced between both chambers for the past few...

AAA hosts comedian, Kristina Wong, for cultural showcase week.

AAA cultural showcase presents ‘Kristina Wong Sweatshop Overload’

Kayla Dalton, Journal Contributor March 16, 2021

Suffolk University’s Asian American Association (AAA) hosted its annual cultural showcase last week, this year featuring comedian and elected representative Kristina Wong in a virtual event on March...

Suffolk University students are offered new opportunities to study abroad

New study abroad opportunities offered for Suffolk students

Thomas Pholnikorn, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Suffolk University students will have more options for global experiences during the summer and fall of 2021 than they have had since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the fall semester, there...

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Changes in water sources linked to climate crisis

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 16, 2021

Notable changes to the Earth’s rivers are being seen as a result of human action and the climate crises, and they could potentially cause extreme weather events. According to Phys, river flow measures...

INTO program creates new initiative for international students battling zoom fatigue.

INTO study pods create connections for international students

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 9, 2021

Suffolk University’s INTO program is offering a new initiative designed to create connections for international students during the pandemic. This program, known as INTO Study Pods, was created to...

President Biden authorizes airstrikes on Syria during Syrian Civil War.

Recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria leave many wondering when war will end

Alex Svenson , Journal Contributor March 9, 2021

President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on eastern Syria last month, targeting buildings the U.S. military said were housing weapons and ammunition belonging to the Iranian government. These attacks...

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Oil industry on the path to a greener future

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 9, 2021

In an effort to reduce the effects of climate change, the American oil industry is looking to create green initiatives.  “The oil industry can no longer neglect its impact on the environment and...

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