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Letters from an American transplant

Letters from an American transplant

Juliana Sanchez

November 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

Hotel attack kills 23 in Somalia

November 1, 2017

Just two weeks after a city bombing that left more than 350 dead in Mogadishu, five attackers from the Islamist al-Shabaab militant group stormed a hotel and killed 23 people and wounded more than 30 this past Saturday. The five gunmen, dressed in intelligence service uniforms, inconspicuously entered the h...

Green Party activist condemns American military involvement in global conflicts

Jacob Geanous

November 1, 2017

The 2016 Vice-Presidential Green Party candidate Ajamu Baraka came to Suffolk University Monday to discuss his opinions on the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Baraka spoke, multiple news sources confirmed that seven Palestinians were killed when Israeli forces detonated explosives in ...

Islamic state fighters return home

October 25, 2017

More than 5,600 supporters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have allegedly returned to their home countries after IS lost ground in Iraq and Syria. The Soufan Center, a U.S.-based think-tank, has announced that 33 states have reported arrivals in the last two years. This included approximately half of the 8...

Japan re-elects prime minister Abe

October 25, 2017

Japan re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election. Abe’s ruling party has retained a two-thirds majority the country’s parliament and the estimated voter turnout Sunday was just below 54 percent, multiple news sources reported. Abe said in a post-ele...

Retired Admiral condemns partisan politics

Retired Admiral condemns partisan politics

Stiv Mucollari and Leo Fahey

October 25, 2017

Confronting global challenges of North Korea to the environment, retired Admiral James G. Stavridis laid out the issues the world is facing and possible solutions at World Boston’s 8th Annual Consuls Reception. The event was attended by nearly 60 members of the local Consular Corps and nearly 200 le...

Coral on brink of extinction as ocean temps rise

Coral on brink of extinction as ocean temps rise

Amy Koczera and Patrick Holmes

October 25, 2017

Coral reefs are frequently marveled at for their beauty and fragility. However, many individuals often do not realize the integral role that coral reefs play both as a protection mechanism to coastlines and as a home for 25 percent of all marine life. While the coral reefs are vital for the survival ...

India’s inequality gap hits near hundred year high

India’s inequality gap hits near hundred year high

John Irizarry

October 18, 2017

The divide between India’s elite and the lower class is the largest economic disparity the country has witnessed in nearly 100 years. The top one percent of earners in India have  accrued 22 percent of the total income, compared to the six percent owned in the 1980’s, according to French economists T...

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