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The Suffolk Journal

74, NUMBER 12


November 19, 2014

Environmental Club supports Alumnus speaks on sexual assault awareness
Koch Free Zone Campaign
Heather Rutherford
Asst. News Editor
The Suffolk Environmental
Club has voted unanimously
to support alumna Kalin
Jordan’s campaign to keep the
university a “Koch Free Zone,”
an effort to keep money from
the conservative Koch brothers
out of the university.
The SEC is a relatively
holding weekly meetings to
take on issues like the green
movement and making Suffolk
more environmentally healthy,
according to their mission
President of SEC Asara Tenney
said Jordan presented the
group with her efforts to
increase transparency within
the university, discussing an
apparent discrepancy of money
reported that was donated by

the Charles G. Koch Charitable
Suffolk says it received from
the foundation, and concerns
about the donated money
influencing particular studies
relating to climate change and
greenhouse gasses.
“We decided to take a
unanimous vote to support
her campaign ... The fact
that she was presenting this
information I think is pretty
honorable,” Tenney said.
President Briana Cervantes
obligation to get involved with
Left: Robert Uttaro talks to Title
Cervantes and Tenney both
said working with Jordan will
create a community at Suffolk,
and will promote awareness of
what the university’s money is
Brigette Carreiro
Journal Staff
When asked about their
reactions to last week’s story
At the center of a semicircle
on Jordan’s efforts, Cervantes of chairs on the ninth floor
and Tenney said they still
of 73 Tremont sat Suffolk
See SEC page 3 alumnus and rape counselor

Craig Martin/Journal Staff

IX Coordinator and Senior Associate Dean of Students Ann Coyne.

Robert Uttaro, with legs
crossed, gripping a coffee.
As students slowly started
filing in, he shook hands with
everyone, introducing himself
in his thick Boston accent and
thanking them for attending
his talk, “Voices Against Sexual

The talk was the second
held by Sawyer Library, and
featured Uttaro and a friend of
his, Rebecca, whom he only

See UTTARO page 3

Balancing act: being a student-parent Former Ram on life
Brigette Carreiro
Journal Staff

comes with all kinds of
school work, part-time jobs,
maintaining relationships is
usually more than enough for
the average college student to
handle. For those who double
as parents, the collegiate
experience can be even more
Kate Kelley, 26, understands
this dilemma all too well.
With an approaching due date
of Dec. 30, she finds herself
juggling a pregnancy along
with the demands that college
“My last final this semester
is on Dec. 11, and my expectant
due date is about two weeks
later,” she said. “So it’s cutting
it pretty close.”
Kelley excitedly revealed
that she and her fiancé are
expecting a baby girl, and said
that her pregnancy has resulted
in a differences between other
students and herself.
“My mindset is completely
different than the typical
undergrad,” said Kelley, a
senior. Because of her age and
pregnancy, Kelley thinks her

Thalia Yunen
News Editor

Courtesy of Kate Kelley

Kelley's baby announcement.
college experience differs from
most undergrads, and she has
planned her schedule and
workload accordingly to create
the best situation possible for
“I’m only taking three
courses, so my workload is
so small,” said the psychology
major. “I planned it very well.”
Despite a semester with
one course less than average,
Kelley is facing the challenge
of looking into graduate
schools. She said she intends
to start a 12-month master’s
degree program for education

after her baby is born.
“I’m studying to take the
Graduate Record Examination.
I’ll be taking it almost 35 weeks
pregnant,” she said. “That’s
what I’m really stressing about.
Applying to graduate school is
just added on top of it.”
Nevertheless, Kelley still
feels the challenges of being
expecting a baby so soon.
“The hardest thing about
being a student and being
pregnant is the hills,” she
joked, laughing and pointing

See BALANCING page 3

don’t know what it’s like to be
on TV. Hayden Voss, former
Suffolk student and reality
show star from Big Brother,
In an exclusive interview,
Voss talked to the Journal
about his time at Suffolk, his
stint on Big Brother, and his
plans for the future.
“I really loved Suffolk, but
school in general just wasn’t
really seeming like the thing I
wanted to do,” said Voss, 21.
“I was getting good grades
... I was an RA in the dorms
as a freshman, I was doing
really well, and there were
other things that I wanted to
pursue first.”
He attended Suffolk for a
year, after being recruited to
play hockey for the Rams.
Voss described himself as
a free spirit. While at Suffolk,
he said he was undeclared, but
was taking courses to fulfill a
communications major with
an emphasis in film studies.
His Youtube channel, Teenage
Child, shows videos he made
in his dorm while at Suffolk.

Courtesy of Suffolk Athletics

Hayden Voss.
Voss was born in Wisconsin,
but moved around the midwest,
living in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois,
moving to Massachusetts by
seventh grade.
“My dad works in radio,
and he’s always kind of getting
promoted to bigger markets,”
said Voss. Wherever the
market was higher, Voss’s dad
followed the industry to move
up in his career.
After a year at Suffolk,
Voss decided to move to Los
Angeles. While in California,
he was cast on the reality show
Big Brother season 16, which

See VOSS page 2

The Suffolk Journal


November 19, 2014

Students pitch ventures at idea competition
Sam Humphrey
Opinion Editor
stood at the podium, faced
with just 60 seconds to present
their business ideas to a panel
of judges at the annual Pitch
Entrepreneurship Club hosted
the event, and had to bring
extra chairs to meet the
growing audience’s needs.
Though pitching a business
idea in less than a minute
may seem straightforward, it
proved to be more challenging
once each speaker had their
turn. Many competitors talked
right up until, or just after, the
60-second mark, and seemed
surprised that they had so
little time.
“It’s important to give
them practice refining their
are essentially salespeople,”
said Suzyn Ornstein, one of
the judges at the competition
and management professor
at Suffolk. “It’s really hard
to have message delivered
concisely and effectively in 60
Freshman Kaitlyn Tanyer
won the competition with her
design for a laptop case that
also keeps the user’s papers
and notebooks organized.
Her idea “really came from
wanting a place to put all my
stuff when I’m travelling ...
and I figured there was a big
market out there for it,” Tanyer
said. “I thought it would be a
really sick product to bring to

Craig Martin/Journal Staff

Freshman Kaitlyn Tanyer won the pitch competition with her idea of a laptop case
that keeps papers and notebooks oragnized.
the market.”
The idea started as an
assignment for her business
went beyond the assignment,
creating a few prototypes by
modifying existing ones.
“Ideally, I want to have a
mold made and have actual
ones made up,” Tanyer said.
She impressed the judges
with a thoroughly informative
pitch, according to Ornstein.
very clear, very logical, very
effectively communicated. She

addressed issues like why her
market had a need, who the
market was, how to approach
next steps” for her product,
Ornstein said.
also pitched that night, noted
the difficulties of pitching a
business idea.
“The pitch competition puts
the entrepreneur in a difficult
and somewhat uneasy position.
Trying to fully explain complex
concepts to a large group of
individuals, judges, and an

angle investor given such little
time is not an easy thing to
do,” said Hopkins, a sophomore
and entrepreneurship major.
“However, it is ideal practice
and can vastly improve your
skill set,” he added.
Metropolitan Society, as “an
online magazine dedicated to
fashion, design, architecture,
food, and urban culture.”
While some of the pitches
were still only ideas, other

developed prototypes to show
the audience.   Around 40 of
their peers and professors also
came to watch and support
management professor Robert
Smith said, “I was very
impressed by the students
Thursday night. We saw a
wide range of presentations,
from those with developed
pitches to students taking
the opportunity to receive
feedback and practice the
short delivery of a message in
a high-intensity context.”
Tanyer said she spent days
practicing the pitch in her head
to fight the nervousness she
felt before the competition.
“Many of these students
have little or no experience
pitching their ideas, and it
takes an incredible amount
of courage to make yourself
vulnerable like that in front of
your peers,” Smith said.
But entrepreneurs don’t
only pitch their ideas to
investors; they have to be
able to explain their venture
to many people, according to
“In our line of work, to
gather content and work with
stores and businesses, we
must consistently pitch our
idea and explain our motives
behind it,” said Hopkins. “It is
important to tailor your pitch
to right people, and fully and
efficiently explain the problem
you are fixing by pursuing
your venture.”
is one of several events
planned for the celebration of
entrepreneurship month.  

Reality show star offers advice to current students
From VOSS page 1
aired from June 25 until Sept.
The concept of Big Brother
allows for one of the 16
original house guests to be
week.The winner gets a cash
prize of $500,000.
“With that, comes people
clashing against each other,”
said Voss, who described
the whole experience as
“absolutely mind-blowing.”
“Being in the house is
insane, you’re kind of just
trapped in this house. You’re
completely cut off from the
outside world. You have no
phone and no TV, you can’t talk
to anyone besides those people
in the house, you have nothing.
You move to a different place,
sit around and talk there, then
move to another place in the
house, sit around and talk
there,” he recalled. Cameras
followed houseguests around

day in and day out.
Before going on the show,
Hayden said he worked at a
bike shop, a vape shop, and
a bookstore. He eventually
started pedicabbing. Voss, who
made it about halfway through
the show, described how he
was cast while working this
“I was working on my
pedicab one weekend in April
and I picked up a casting
producer for the show. I was
at a three-day event and he
tried to get me on Friday and I
didn’t see him, and on Sunday,
he finally picked me up.”
Voss said the producer saw
him being goofy on the pedicab,
with his eccentric look, which
consists of long blonde hair,
and often snapback hats and
florals, and knew he had
something unique to bring to
the show.
While there, Voss said he
got close to former housemate
and current girlfriend Nicole

Franzel, and had what people
call a “showmance” with her.
Now that he has a fan base,
he said that the support from
fans is “super, super cool,”
and that he could have never
guessed himself to have a
As far as his future
professional plans go, Voss
said, “Right now, I’m just kind
of hanging out and seeing
what the next step is. I’ve
been talking to some agents
and managers, and trying to
get some acting gigs ... I’m
working on getting a website
up, and it should be up within
the next week or two.”
Though college was not
right for Voss, he encourages
students to do what is best for
“Do what you want, just
don’t let other people or
some sort of traditional route
influence you in another route
you think you want to," Voss

Courtesy of Hayden Voss

Hayden Voss with girlfriend and former housemate Nicole Franziel.

The Suffolk Journal


November 19, 2014

Suffolk Environmental Club wants transparency from BHI
From SEC page 1

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan/Journal Staff

Vice President of Suffolk Environmental Club
Asara Tenney (left) said she does not have a problem with
money from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
supporting speakers at the Beacon Hill Institute, but does
have a problem with it influencing studies.
Kalin Jordan is pictured on the right.

Studying for GRE's, due after finals
From BALANCING page 1

have questions about what the
funding is used for exactly.
“It’s not acceptable when
certain funding is coming
in and it’s influencing the
scientific results that have
an effect on public policy,
especially when it’s something
as tricky as greenhouse gas
emissions and climate change,”
Tenney said.
Part of the donations from
the Koch Foundation support
the Beacon Hill Institute, a
research center on campus that
works on economic analysis of
policy issues, tax issues, and
also state issues. It is run by
full-time staff and interns.
Director of BHI, David
Tuerck, found the new relation
between Jordan’s campaign
and SEC somewhat troubling.
“What they are in fact doing
is affiliating themselves with a
political operative to advance
[Jordan’s] career. They have
never bothered to ask us what
we’re doing,” Tuerck said. “If
they somehow hook up with
[Jordan] and agitate to get rid
of Koch at Suffolk, they should

be ashamed of themselves.”
Not only does money from
the Koch Foundation support
BHI research, but it has also
supported staff and graduate
Instead of joining with
Jordan’s campaign to rid the
Koch donations from Suffolk,
Tuerck said he does not
understand why SEC does not
address BHI directly.
When asked about the
future at BHI given the recent
efforts of SEC and Jordan’s
campaign, Tuerck said they
will continue to do what
they’ve always done, which is
conducting economic analysis
to inform policy making.
“It will have no impact on
our work ... we will pay no
attention to anything they
say," Tuerck said. "I have to
ask: what do they know about
what we’re doing? Have they
asked us questions? No."
On the research performed
at BHI with the help from Koch
donations, Cervantes said she
remains skeptical.
“It’s definitely fishy and

brings up questions, and it
makes us want them answered
even more,” she said.
notice to the numbers Jordan
presented to her regarding
the apparent discrepancy of
reported donations.
unacceptable in the sense that
I felt as though we weren’t
getting the full picture, and
then when [Jordan] starting
drawing these connections
between interests of people
that were funding these
particular studies and then
how the studies were being
used to influence public policy,
that was jarring,” she said.
Tenney is also interested
in how BHI applies economic
analysis to their policies,
and does not have a problem
with Koch money supporting
speakers rather than projects.
standpoint is when it starts to
influence scientific research
and how that’s being used.
That’s when I have a problem
with it,” she said.

Sawyer Library Speaker Series:
Voices Against Sexual Assault
From UTTARO page 1

“My last final this semester is on
Dec. 11, and my expectant due date
is about two weeks later ... So it’s
cutting it pretty close."

-- Kate Kelley
to Bowdoin Street’s steep
waterfront, so I walk to school
and have to cut out time from
my morning to get here.”
Remaining attentive during
class has also been a struggle,
according to Kelley.
“Pregnancy brain is real,”
she said emphatically, referring
to forgetfulness that is said to
be common among expectant
sometimes is hard. If you’re
sitting in an hour class, first of
all it’s uncomfortable, and you
drift off thinking about things
like baby showers.”
Kelley described how she
has felt a sense of community
and support here at Suffolk,
and said that her overall
experience of being a student
while expecting a baby is
“People having questions is
cute, and I feel like I can relate
to professors really well by
talking about kids,” she said.
Kelley said she would
encourage other students to

continue to take classes while
experiencing a pregnancy.
“Get as many credits under
your belt as you can,” she said.
“It’s not the end.”
The Off-Campus Housing
Office and Counseling, Health,
and Wellness Center cosponsor an event once a month
that brings student-parents
together. The event is meant
to draw support for students
in this situation, according to
the Director of OCHO, Yvette
“This program is a private
program, offering students
who identify as parents an
opportunity to mingle with
those just like themselves,”
said Velez.
Women’s ability to pursue
an education while becoming
a parent is something that
Kelley mentioned she strongly
“It is possible to have it
all, it really is, and you’re a
stronger person for doing so,”
she said.

referred to by first name and
brought to share her personal
Uttaro began by urging
the audience to keep the
“Sexual assault and rape is
a very difficult conversation
to have,” he said. “You’re not
chained here. If something
makes you uncomfortable,
take off.”
Uttaro then asked the
audience members to stand,
listing a series of questions
regarding their knowledge of
people who have been sexually
assaulted. Questions included
if the audience personally
knew anyone who had been
victims of assault, and if
so, if the perpetrators had
been incarcerated. Audience
members sat down if the
questions did not pertain to
them, creating a visual of how
many people knew victims
of sexual assault. Numerous
people remained standing,
as most audience members
did personally know assault
survivors. In a somber tone,
Uttaro had the audience reflect
on the exercise, pointing
out the prevalence of sexual
assault and rape is.
Turning the mood in
the room around, Uttaro
cheerfully began telling the
story of his history as a Suffolk
student and becoming a rape

“The most important thing we can do is
believe them."
-- Robert Uttaro
“I didn’t come to college
with the ambition to become a
rape counselor,” he said.
Uttaro explained that after
watching a video about rape
and sexual violence in one
of his courses as a criminal
justice major, he felt “disgust
and anger” and wanted to
make a change.
He volunteered in rape
counseling centers and worked
in the management offices
until officially becoming a
counselor himself.
In an anecdote, Uttaro
recalled how life-changing his
first time sitting in on a call
with a survivor was.
“The counselor treated [the
caller] with such empathy and
compassion,” he said. “That
one call taught me a lot about
how to talk and listen to
On his newly published
book, “To the Survivors,”
Uttaro said it is now being
featured in counseling centers
all around Massachusetts, and
that counselors believe his
writing can ultimately benefit
staff and survivors.
“The book is full of real
stories of real people, showing

people what is happening, how
it affects [rape survivors], but
also how you can grow from
it,” he said.
Rebecca then stood up to
speak. With a shaky voice, she
described her story of sexual
assault and how she has dealt
with the aftermath. “It changes
the way people look at you,”
she said. “They look at you like
you’re broken.”
Stressing his thoughts on
self-blame, Uttaro offered his
ideas on how to help those
who have suffered from sexual
assault or rape.
“People feel this shame
experience. Some people feel
like they’re stuck in these
chains and they can’t get
loose,” he said. “The most
important thing we can do is
believe them.”
Uttaro closed by asking the
audience to approach those
who have dealt with sexual
assault by invoking what
he called the principles of
“B.L.E.S.S” – belief, listening,
empathy, safety, and support.
“I can’t stress enough
that all of your voices are
powerful,” he said.


The Suffolk Journal

Tuesday, November 11
2:53 a.m.
10 West
Harrassment. Case closed.

Monday, November 10
11:39 p.m.
Off campus.
Simple Assault. Investigation.

Friday, November 7

10:04 p.m.
150 Tremont
Drug law violations. Minor in
possession of alcohol. District court

Due to a reporting error, there were mistakes in a restaurant review in last week's art section. The story on SA
PA said bread was baked in house. It is actually baked in
Vietnamese bakery in Dorchester. The article also mistakenly
called a meal "pork banh mi." The actual name of the dish
is "Saigon BBQ pulled pork." Another meal was referred to
"sriracha-lime chicken." That meal's name is "sriracha honey
lime chicken wings." While SA PA does have beer on tap, the
restaurant does not have Vietnamese beer on tap as the article incorrectly said it did.

CLAS' iStudy helps students with finals
The Center for Learning and Academic Success will host a
“Connect Four” themed iStudy event on the ninth floor of 73
Tremont. On Thursday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, tutors
and study group leaders will help students get acquainted
with materials that Suffolk offers and academic coaches will
help students create a study schedule. The Student Alumni
Association will sponsor a pancake breakfast and trail mix
will be provided by Suffolk University Peer-Health Educators.
Therapy dogs, Dewey and Chloe, will also be present at the
event. For more information, visit the Suffolk CLAS blog at

SLI coordinator receives Unsung Hero award
Nicole Dygon, office coordinator in the Office of Student
Leadership and Involvement at Suffolk University, has
received the “Unsung Hero” award. The accolade’s recipients
are chosen by the National Association for Campus Activities
and given to professional, graduate student or support staff
members from a college or university or associate member
agency who has made positive contributions to student
activities on their campus and/or in the northeast region,
according to the NACA website.
“I was incredibly shocked and humbled to win the Unsung
Hero award. It is something truly special to be able to look
forward to coming to work every day,” Dygon said.
This award celebrates and recognizes Dygon for
successfully impacting students, the Suffolk campus, and
the university’s community through her work in student
activities at SLI.

November 19, 2014

Why pay when you have Ypay?
Connie Lai
Journal Staff
Whether it’s eating out,
university’s dining services,
or going grocery shopping for
home-cooked meals, college
students can sometimes spend
big bucks to satisfy their
Ypay is the first ever,
free-food event-finder app
developed by Arctur Ltd. and
Blue Arrow Ltd. of Slovenia,
that helps students find the
nearest free meals on campus,
according to the a statement.
Free of charge on Apple’s app
store, the app also lets the
event organizers attract their
target audience.
Users can spread the word
about free food events that
they see happening in their
community by uploading the
events onto the app.
In the same statement,
Arctur Ltd. and Blue Arrow
Ltd., the companies that
designed and built Ypay, said
they like to think of themselves
as the “Craigslist” for free-food
sophomore, had the idea of
creating Ypay and suggested
to a group of IT entrepreneurs
from his home country of
Slovenia to create it, and they
did, the statement said.
“I’ve never heard of it,
but I’m going to download it
now. I think it’s an awesome
idea, considering the fact that
everyone loves free food,” said
sophomore Cindy Nguyen. “I’m
sure this app will be a college
student’s best friend. If it isn’t,
I don’t know what it’ll be.”
With a carefully designed
algorithm, Ypay sends users
a push notification when they
are close to a free food event.
In the app, there is also an
interactive map users can use
to find where different events
According to Ypay’s website,
Event planners are also able to
advertise their free food on
the app for free, and can invite

Courtesy of Ypay

specific groups of students to
their events. The Ypay system
will notify a specific group,
based on their sex, year, and
major, and will even make a
priority list for those specific
students to make sure they get
their food first. Event planners
will also be able to monitor the
number of people who plan to
attend so they can adjust how
much food they give away, or
know if they have to order
Once the app is downloaded,
users will go through a short
registration to allow Ypay to
send push notifications. This
will enable the app to notify
the user about events in his
or her area. By completing
registration, users will even
be able to sometimes cut in
the proverbial line to reserve
their free food. Students can
also help other students get
free food by sharing certain
events with the entire Ypay
When asked about the

importance of finding cheap
food, Suffolk students weighed
in on how they felt about
finding quality food for less in
the city.
“I think that the idea is so
cool,” said sophomore Trisha
Guzman. “Attending the event
will depend on what the app
shows me, though. I’d most
likely go to company-held
free food events or school
ones,” she said, rather than
going to unknown companies
advertising free food.
Junior Ivan Lanz shared his
thoughts, too.
“I would definitely use it,”
said Lanz. “I spend about $150
per week on food and when
you live in a city like Boston,
sometimes it’s hard to find
quality food for a good price. I
definitely find myself spending
more than I want to on food
so this will be a great thing to
take advantage of.”
For more information on
Ypay, visit the website www.

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16, 201419, 2014

WOLRD BRIEFS Indian women killed
KENYA | Brutality on Women
By Evette Thompson, Journal Staff
Hundreds of protesters, mostly women, stormed the
streets of Kenya on Monday to fight for their right to wear
what they want after a video that showed dozens of men
attacking a woman for wearing a mini skirt went viral on
social media.
In the video, shot on Nov. 7, the woman was stripped
and beaten by dozens of men at a bus stop in Nairobi’s
central business district. According to CNN News, the perpetrators said the woman in question was “tempting them”
because she had “dressed indecently.”
The protesters held banners and wore shirts with the
words “My Dress My Choice” boldly written on them and
marched to the bus stop where the attack occurred. Some
of the male protesters wore mini skirts and dresses to show
their support for the rights of women in Kenya.
The Guardian reports that the protestors were met with
violence from a group of men who kept threatening to attack women who “dress indecently”
Hours after the protests on Monday, another woman
fell victim to the same treatment because she had dressed
“indecently.” She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Many have taken to social media to condemn the actions of the perpetrators and show their support for the
rights of women by using #MyDressMyChoice on social
media. However, supporters of the actions of the mob men
have also started a social media campaign under the #NudityIsNotMyChoice defending their actions.
BBC News reports that 100 men have been arrested in
connection with the attack of the second woman who was
stripped and paraded on the road.
BBC News reports that protesters said similar incidents
have occurred in the past but did not gain media attention
because fewer people took to social media. They claim that
even when women reported on such incidents in the past,
the police never took action.
With more protests expected in other parts of the country, it is feared that there might be violent clashes between
the two parties.

Vietnamese Student Association | Casino Night

Craig Martin/ Journal Staff

The Vietnamese Student Association hosted a poker night
on Donahue’s fourth floor Tuesday. Poker lovers played on
four different tables to win prizes including gift cards and
coupons for barbecue restaurants. VSA e-board members
were dealing the cards while gamers displayed their best
poker faces to accumulate the most chips. About 50 people
came to this major VSA event held every semester. Besides
poker games, some people played other Vietnamese games.
It was a fun-filled night giving the opportunity to meet
people from very different cultures through games. Some
of the games they included on their casino night was Texas
Hold 'em and mahjong, the chinese version of poker.

after sterilization surgery
Sam Humphrey
Opinion Editor

After the death of 13 women who were undergoing sterilization surgery last week, officials have discovered that the
patients may have been administered contaminated ciproflaxacin pills, according to the
The New York Times.
The pills, which were a generic antibiotic, were manufactured by Mahawar Pharma,
a small company in the Indian
state of Chhattisgarh, according to NYT. The firm’s managing director Ramesh Mahawar
and his son Sumit were arrested Friday for allegedly defrauding the government.
R.K. Gupta, one of the
doctors who performed the
surgeries, was arrested last
Wednesday. He performed
83 surgeries in one day, according to NPR, even though
Indian law limits surgeons to
performing only 30 per day.
In a raid of Mahawar Pharma, Indian officials found the
pills had been mixed with zinc
phosphide, a chemical frequently used as a rat poison,
the NYT reported.
Earlier reports said the
women may have been sickened by unsanitary conditions
at the sterilization camp where
they underwent tubal ligation
surgery on Nov. 12, CNN reported.
Tubal ligation surgery is
a form of sterilization more
widely known as “having one’s
tubes tied.”
Sterilization is the most
common form of family planning around the world, and
was used by 223 million women in 2009, according to NPR.
In India, 37 percent of
women used sterilization as
birth control, but only one
percent of men used sterilization, according to NPR.
“I think a woman should
have a choice about whether
she undergoes sterilization
surgery, but it’s similar to
abortion. You’re serving the
same purpose,” said sophomore Barbara Laurent, an applied legal science major.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, which promotes
contraceptive use, the birth
control pill and female sterilization were the two most popular forms of contraception in
the U.S.
“I think [sterilization] is unethical, but it depends on the
situation ... If [sterilization] is
the cheapest way of providing
birth control, then that’s an un-

By Flickr user Didi

“I think a woman should
have a choice about whether
she undergoes sterilization
surgery, but it’s
similar to abortion. You’re
serving the same purpose.”
--Barbara Laurent, sophomore
derlying issue in their healthcare system,” said Chisom
Nwaoha, a sophomore psychology major. The surgeries in India were voluntary. They were
performed at a mobile health
clinic run by the government,
according to CNN, and the
women were compensated
with 1,400 rupees, or about
$23. India implemented a sterilization program in the 1970s
to counter its ever growing
population, according to NPR,
and has continued because it
is a relatively inexpensive way
of providing family planning.
According to NYT, officials
initially believed unsanitary

conditions at the clinics were
responsible for the deaths, but
linked the tainted pills to them
after two men died after taking them for unrelated treatments.
The deaths are a serious
concern for American consumers, too. In February, NYT reported that India would face
more intense “scrutiny by
American regulators for safety
lapses, falsified drug test samples, and selling fake medicines.” Margaret Hamburg, the
Commissioner of the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration, visited Indian drug company executives to share her concerns.

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North Korea sending envoy
to Russia to strengthen old ties
Alexa Gagosz
Acting Int'l Editor

North Korean leader Kim
Jong-un is sending a special
envoy to Russia, without any
explanation on the trip, according to North Korean state
media. The Korean Central
News Agency also did not
give out any such information
about when the communist
party official Choe Ryong-hae
would be leaving.
The New York Times reports that Ryong-hae is a
member of the Presidium of
the Politburo, which is a highranking body in North’s ruling
Workers’ Party of Korea. He
was chosen as a special envoy
for this trip, as reported by the
Korean Central News Agency.
The visit is coming next
week during the expected UN
General Assembly vote on a
resolution, put forth by Japan and the European Union,
according to BBC, which determines the North’s human
rights violations record.
A freshman student who
wishes to remain anonymous
just moved to the U.S. from
South Korea said, “It’s unbelievable what the North does
to people. It’s difficult to understand them and how they
have the ability to violate
human rights like they do to
so many. Sometimes it’s like
you’re living in fear everyday.”
The Russian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs said in a statement to NYT that Choe would
begin his eight-day trip to
Russia on Monday in order to
discuss the economic and political ties. The North Korean
report did not give out any
details about the trip. South
Korean news media told NYT
that they have sources saying
Choe will meet with President
Vladimir Putin.
The trip’s goal is to “reconnect” with the country’s old
Cold War allies, Russia and
China, in order to veto any
such threat by the United Nations to bring Jong-un in front
of the International Criminal
Court on accusations of violating human rights, according to
The New York Times.
During the Soviet times,
the North and Russia had
a close bond where Russia
would aid the North with supplies and missile technology.
"The North's relationship with
China has frayed following
years of the country being its
strongest supporter."
For Russia, the hope is
that the envoy will be key to
bolster ties with North Korea
to aim for a longtime effort
to strengthen its role in Asia
and their economic expansion,

By Flickr user thierry ehrmann

"It's unbelievable what the North
does to people. It's difficult to
understand them and how they
have the ability to violate
human rights like they do to so
many. Sometimes it's like you're
living in fear."

Choe Ryong-hae
is known to be one
of Kim Jong-un's
closest advisors
as he is getting
ready to meet
Vladimir V. Putin,
according to South
Korea's media
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

according to The Associated
Beijing is now distancing
itself from Pyongyang right after the North raised tensions
in the third nuclear test and
issued threats of strikes last
year against South Korea and
the U.S.

Choe, who seems to be
Jong-un’s closest associate,
had gone to Beijing last year
as the special envoy to meet
Chinese President Xi Jinping
and also the South in October
to resume senior-level talks
as a part of high-profile delegations, according to BBC.

19, 19,

Mexico continues protest over
disappearance of 43 students
more government buildings:
Karina Santiago one for each victim. Mobs are
Journal Contributor to be expected in Chiapas, Morelos, Mexico City and in other
states in the north. According
to Human Rights Watch AmerTension has spread across icas Director José Miguel Vivparts of Mexico after the dis- anco, “this is one of the most
appearance of 43 students in serious cases in the contemGuerrero. The missing stu- porary history of Mexico and
dents are now a part of the Latin America.”
20,000 people that have disap“The world will
peared in Mexico in the past
eight years, highlighting the
not stop watching
country’s alarmingly high rates
until the Mexican
of insecurity and violence and
government propcausing a stir among desperate
citizens, as reported by the Los
erly addresses this
Angeles Times.
According to The New Yorker, Mexico’s Attorney General, Jesús Murillo Karam, an--Kristen Adams
nounced on Nov. 7 at a press
conference that the students
from the Ayotzinapa Normal
School had been executed and
Pressure has been put
incinerated in the municipal
dump of Cocula. The remains on President Peña Nieto to
of the students were in such step down from his position.
terrible conditions forensic Though he claims the country
confirmation on the identity of has become safer under his
each victim could not be pro- watch, Nieto has failed to provide a reassuring explanation
Authorities claim the stu- of how he plans to address
dents were abducted by po- the deep-rooted crisis of inselice on order of a local may- curity in Mexico. Meanwhile,
or, according to CNN. Three questions regarding the ethical
detained gang members have standards of his administration
confessed to the macabre mur- have been raised after his wife
ders, confirming Mexico is still acquired a $7 million mansion
under the unfortunate grip of in the midst of national chaos,
cartels and political corrup- according to CNN. Despite the
tion. Organized crime and law turmoil, Nieto left on a busienforcement exploitation, not ness trip to China last Tuesuncommon in the area, leaves day to focus on his economic
the people of Mexico with- reform agenda, leaving behind
out any form of protection or several angry mobs.
Famous native celebrities
sense of security. This incident
served as the final straw that have joined forces with El
summoned people to take ac- Grito Más Fuerte, a Mexican
organization seeks peace and
Exasperation and agony democracy, to raise awareness
fueled the demonstrations as on this critical issue. The camprotesters marched the streets paign uses the hashtag “YaMechanting “the state is dead” Canse” (enough, I’m tired), the
over and over, according to slogan of the civic movement,
Mexican newspaper AM. Led to defy the country’s current
by student associations re- state of corruption and its vioferred to as “normalistas,” the lation of human rights.
protests have been the biggest
Mexico has seen in years. So- spread through viral videos on
cial indignation has reached social media, including "The
a boiling point, leaving the World is Watching: Students
country with charred vehicles, from 43 countries in solidardestroyed buildings, and van- ity with Ayotzinapa," in which
dalized airports in a collective students from Harvard, Boston
desperate attempt to call for University, Tufts, and Berklee
justice in these impoverished College of Music sympathize
with Mexico and demand an
Mexico City’s newspaper immediate regime change.
In memory of the 43 stuLa Jornada reports that fedSuffolk
up protesters have torched the dents,
mayor’s office, El Palacio Na- Spanish Club will be hosting
cional, and offices of the state a monologue Wednesday at 4
government in Chilpancingo, p.m. in the poetry center of the
the state’s capital. In an at- Mildred Sawyer Library. “All
tempt to demobilize the riots, I can say is that there needs
police officers have opened fire to be justice for the students
on several protesters, injuring of Ayotzinapa,” said Kristen
at least two people. The nor- Adams, Vice President of the
malistas have promised to con- Spanish Club. “The world will
tinue sending caravans of pro- not stop watching until the
testers throughout the states Mexican government properly
of Mexico to set ablaze 43 addresses this tragedy.”

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November 19, 2014

Child warriors tormented as they are forced into ISIS
Alexa Gagosz
Acting In'l Editor

The Islamic state of Iraq and
Syria has been forcing children
to attend a training camp, a
form of brainwashing, according to multiple news outlets.
Some told the story of Yasir, a 15-year-old boy who is allegedly strapped into an explosive vest, handed a pistol and
an AK-47, as he stands alert
with a radio to stand guard at
an ISIS base in eastern Syrian
city of Deir Ezzor.
Yasir is not the child's first
name, according to CNN, but
he is a real ISIS warrior.Yasir
has followed his own father in
the Al Qaeda-linked front, and
when ISIS took over the area,
they swore their allegiance.
Yasir said to CNN, "I spent a
month without seeing my family or anyone that I knew. It
was forbidden to see or speak
to anyone."
The child soldier recalled
that there were about 100 children in the base that he was
stationed, where the children
were isolated from everything

His father
began to tell
him they
were not on
the “religious
Yasir said.
"I am
over time they
have no
that they knew and loved, unable to see or even speak to
their families for a month, according to reports from several news outlets.
The children were put
through intense religious practices as they were put through
daily lessons on the violent

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Note: Darkest grey is territory controlled by ISIS

form of Islam that ISIS swears
The rigorous military training was part of their daily routine as Yasir explained to CNN
reporters, “We used to crawl
under webbing. There was fire
above it, and we would be firing our weapons. We would

jump through large metal
rings and the trainers would
be firing at our feet and telling
us if we stop we will be shot.”
Yasir told CNN that after
they left the training camp,
they were allowed to go home,
but were had to report regularly for duty. He admitted

that his mother begged him
to stay, saying that he had no
business being part of ISIS. His
father began to tell him that
they were not on the “religious
track.” Yasir said, “I am discovering over time they have no
ABC News interviewed another young boy’s father, who
explained how in Ar-Raqqa,
ISIS’s Syrian stronghold, children are “slowly being forced
into lives under the Sunni militant group’s notoriously brutal
interpretation of Sharia law.”
ISIS child soldiers are being introduced to the foundations of their brand of Islam.
As ABC News said, boys are
taken to adult military camps
where they are trained to use
arms and fight. If parents try
to oppose their son’s draft ISIS
fighters threaten to kill them.
Many families have fled to the
Turkish city of Sanliurfa to
avoid forced child conscriptions in Ar-Raqqa.
Yasir had told CNN he
wished he never told ISIS, that
he had a choice, unlike the
other children that are manipulated, forced to live under
their rule, and lured into this
extremist organization.

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November 19, 2014

The best of Boston's treats and sweets
Sylvain Gaulier
Journal Staff

In a city bursting with a
cornucopia of restaurants and
cafés, it can often be difficult
to discover the best of what
Boston has to offer. To make
the hunt a little easier, here
is my list of the top places for
pastry and late night sweets in
Boston is full of diverse pastry shops. Whether you prefer
Italian, French, Asian, or intercultural desserts, you will find
a suitable match for whichever
you crave. Although I have a
personal fondness for French
and Italian inspired pastries,
my top selection represents
different cultural influences.
Flour Bakery showcases
a wide variety of tastes and
beautiful desserts. It has four
locations in Back Bay, Central
Square, Fort Point, and the
South End. The shop on Clarendon Street is the closest location to Suffolk University.
Their muffins and croissants
are exquisite. It is important
to be there quite early, ideally
before 10 a.m., to be able to
choose your favorite pastries
before they run out. Even
though long lines often form
when they open at 7 a.m., the
waiting time rarely exceeds
five minutes. The wait will be
worth it when you try one of
their delicious pastries.
In Boston, two pastry shops
for their respect of tradition.
French Chef Frederic Robert
opened up Café Madeleine in
the South End three months
ago. It offers traditional and
sophisticated French pastries
including croissants, ParisBoston, a localized version of
the famous Paris-Brest, cannelés, and brioches. Unlike
many other pastry shops offering French pastries, Café
Madeleine masters the art of
baked goods. A mouthful of
their croissants will immediately transport you to France.
Similarly, Mike’s Pastry represents a taste of the best Italy
has to offer. Located in the
North End, which is known for
its authentic Italian cuisine,
competition amongst pastry
shops is fierce. Personally, I
prefer Mike’s Pastry to its wellknown competitor Modern
Pastry Shop because of the effective customer service, very
large choice of cannoli fillings,
and above all the heavenly amaretto cannoli. Mike’s Pastry is
a long-established institution
that is destined to keep attracting local personalities and
hordes of tourists.
Though my other picks are

Brown butter hazelnut donut from Union
Square Donut.

"Boston is full of diverse pastry shops.
Whether you prefer Italian, French, Asian, or
inter-cultural desserts, you will find a suitable
match for whichever you crave.
Many excellent pastry shops are also within
walking distance of the campus."

Sylvain Gaulier/Journal Staff

A cronut is one of
the best treats on
the menu at
a bakery and
café in

further away from Suffolk,
they do not lack the charm of
their downtown counterparts.
In Cambridge, Zinneken’s is a
restaurant that specializes in
Belgian waffles. You can order
Liege or Brussels-style waffles
with Belgian chocolate, red
fruits, banana, whipped cream,
or biscuits. Having lived only a
few miles away from Belgium,
I can safely say this shop offers authentic cuisine and run
by friendly staff.
Somerville also has unique
pastry shops. 3 Little Figs offers a divine lavender biscuit
in addition to offering an extensive selection of scones and
Finally, Union Square Donuts gourmet donuts will make
you forget all the Dunkin’ Donuts you have ever tried. Their
brown butter hazelnut and
toasted coconut donuts are my
personal favorites.
shops are also within walking distance of the campus.
The Thinking Cup and Boston
Common Coffee Company at
the Boston Common and in
the North End are very tasty
alternatives to the previously
mentioned pastry shops. BCCC
bakes nutritious fruit bars
every day and special vegan
donuts on Thursday. On the
other hand, the Thinking Cup
provides fancy desserts and
pastry selection. It also makes
very colorful and mouth-watering macaroons.
If you fancy Asian pastries,
Chinatown has all you need.
Hing Shing Pastry has my preference for their various sweet
buns and coconut rolls.
Who has never craved a
late-night sweet? Fortunately,
a few local pastry shops are
open late. Zinneken’s is open
until 11 p.m. on weekdays. In
the North End, Bova’s Bakery,
open 24 hours a day, satisfies
your sweet yearning all day
and night. They bake a sampling of seasonal cannolis such
as pumpkin that are a must
try. Other stores such as Café
Dello for sport lovers and Cafe´
Vittoria are respectively open
until 11:30 p.m. on weekdays
and 2 a.m on weekends.

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Interstellar is both visually and emotionally captivating
Haley Peabody
Arts Editor
Interstellar, starring Oscar
winning actor Matthew McConaughey as well as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain,
tells the story of a 21st century Earth, almost completely
devoid of vital, life-sustaining
resources, that leaves the human race facing their rapidly approaching extinction.
Cooper, the protagonist of
the film played by Matthew
McConaughey is a farmer, who
abandoned his career piloting
spacecraft for NASA after a
crash landing years ago and the
death of his wife that left him
alone to care for his two young
children, Murph and Tom.
After a dust storm reveals
a strange binary code on the
floor of his daughter's bedroom, Cooper discovers that
the code stands for a set of
coordinates. Compelled by his
natural curiosity, Cooper sets
of to explore this mystery location and stumbles upon NASA’s
underground headquarters, a
top secret facility that has been
kept underground, hidden
from the public for decades.
As one of the few people
left who still believes there
may be a place out beyond
the stratosphere that can support life, Cooper is recruited
to pilot NASA’s final attempt

Courtesy of Interstellar Facebook page

Anne Hathaway and Wes Bentley, above, portray
astronauts who embark on a voyage to a new
galaxy to save mankind.
to search for a habitable planet where the people of Earth
can make a new home. If the
mission fails, the entirety
of the human race will die.
The film focuses heavily on the relativity of time,
a theme that is crucial to the
overall story. Hours in space
can translate to decades on
Earth and for every minute
that passes, Cooper loses precious time with his family and
has no way to communicate
with them about when he will
return or even that he’s still
alive. It is this love for his

children and for the people he
has left behind on Earth that
drives Cooper to successfully
complete the mission, despite
the impossible odds he faces
in the vast frontier of space.
Along with a compelling and
action-packed story line, the
film is also visually astounding. Although the film has a
run time of nearly three hours,
there is not a minute that passes where it doesn’t completely
enamor and entertain your
senses. From the thunderous
sound of spacecraft taking
flight to the spinning of the as-

tronauts launching themselves
into an unexplored galaxy, every camera angle and sound
effect makes you feel as if you
are directly experiencing the
situations that the characters
are in, without feeling that the
scene is being overdramatized.
In addition to being visually
Interstellar is also an emotionally
charged film, building the
plot around the prominent
ties between parents and their
children as well as the power of love, and how it transcends time and even galaxies.
The film also features a
magnificent, original score
by renowned composer, Hans
Zimmer, known for his work
on The Lion King and The
Dark Knight. Paired with the
dramatic sounds of intense action and adventure, the score
also perfectly complements
the emotional intensity of the
film and the personal conflicts
that arise, as the notes rise and
fall like a ballad, intensifying
the emotional strain and sacrifices that Cooper and his family endure, as well as the dire
situation of the people struggling to survive back on Earth.
Overall, it is safe to say that
Interstellar is by far the best
film release in months, perfectly incorporating intense
action and suspense with
deep-rooted emotions that
can appeal to any audience.

November 19, 2014


Brad Paisley
"River Bank"
Wish I could hit the
-Sam H.

Eric Hutchinson
-Colleen D.

HTGAWM builds suspense before winter finale
Colleen Day
Asst. Arts Editor

Blood thirst for crime
television is not new. From
CBS’s “Criminal Minds” to
NBC’s “Law and Order,” we’ve
watched along and turned a
convicts wrongdoings on-set
into our own guilty pleasures
at home. We’ve seen the blood,
the court rooms, the family
betrayals and the murders on
a case-by-case basis and each
storyline is intriguing and just
a little bit more peculiar than
the last to keep us tuned in.
That was, at least, up until now.
The question, “who killed
Sam?” hooked enthusiasts on
Sept. 25 and closing in on
the winter finale on Nov. 20,
ABC’s new and outstandingly
popular series, “How to Get
Away with Murder,” promises to answer what we’ve
been debating for months.
Annalise Keating, played by
the Academy-Award nominee
Viola Davis, is everything you
hope your TV heroine would
be. She is intense, passionate,
individualistic and committed.
As a defense lawyer, she sees
restrictions, whether they be
constitutional or ethical and

makes them malleable so her
client walks free. As a professor, she abides by similar jurisdiction and selects a group
of the smartest, most promising students every year to
come work alongside her at
her law firm to learn and commit some of her devilish deeds.
From the boy-next-door to the
entitled know-it-all, these students were unaware that their
criminal law 101 course and
Keating’s renaming of it to,
“how to get away with murder,” would be an actual, nonexperimental, real life task.
From the moment the pilot
began, we knew Sam, Keating’s husband, was murdered
and that in one way or another
her five students, Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), Michaela
Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), and
Asher Millsone (Matt McGorry)
played a role. What we don’t
know is what exactly led up
to Sam’s death. We can speculate that perhaps it was due
to Sam’s infidelity. However,
murder for that seems beyond
even Keating’s insanity. At
least, that’s what we thought.
As we became entangled
in the mile-per-minute storyline development, we know
that Wes’ involvement with

My pump up song for
middle school
-Jeremy H.

Courtesy of How To Get Away With Murder Faceboook page

his neighbor, Rebecca, after
she becomes the main suspect of the murder of friend,
Lila Stangard, is only part of
the many dark truths about
law and the justice system.
In fact, Keating’s husband appears to be approaching the
stand in the season finale as
scandalous photos and a pregnancy link him to the victim.
Stangard’s death and murder trial may be the highlight
and occupying most of the
airtime so far, but the sudden flashes of Sam’s body being buried during the school
bonfire, the mischievous and
sketchy acts of the five students, and even the tough-asnails Keating breaking down
while calling in her husbands
murder all throw us for a loop.

Personally, I’m a strong believer that aligning with Keating’s “whatever it takes” philosophy and growing distaste for
Sam after his cheating scandal,
that in order for Rebecca to
walk free in her current case,
she has to take drastic measures in her personal life to
make it happen. While it is unclear who did the final blow to
Sam with the coveted trophy
given to her class’ top student,
my bet is on Wes. There was
no other need for Keating to
take Wes under her wing during her first class. He was illprepared and unenthusiastic,
yet she took special interest
in him and through a series of
events and her own affair, the
time to kill Sam was there and
the person to elicit was Wes.

Jay-Z feat. Memphis
Bleek, Snoop Dogg
"Get Your Mind Right
-Thalia Y.

Ziggy Marley
"Be Free"
Alexa G.


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November 19, 2014

Alan Hampton releases Origami For The Fire
my favorite on the album. The
song has the most beautiful
balance between simplicity and
eventfulness. The music video
for “Elevator Ride,” features
Hampton singing with his guitar in different spots of New
York City and pairs perfectly
with the lyrics. “Elevator Ride”
combines Hampton’s soft voice
with playful lyrics about and
a tug-of-war between his guitar and a violin, transporting
you directly to New York City.
Hampton also has a video
for another song on Origami
for the Fire, called “Keep It In
Your Dreams.” This video has
an illustrated fantasy feel to
it that seems very appropri-

Patricia Negrón
Journal Staff

When I was a little girl
and didn’t have any money to
pay for music, I used to record songs from the radio and
make my own mixtapes before
Limewire was created in 2000.
Spotify can do that now, but
filled with the need to properly own Alan Hampton’s albums, I bought both on iTunes.
I first listened to Origami
for the Fire, his recent sophomore album, for free on Spotify before buying it for $9.99
on iTunes. I repeated this
process for his first album,
The Moving Sidewalk, on Spotify and bought it for $9.90
on iTunes. Frankly, both albums are worth the money.
As Nate Chinen noted in
an article about Hampton for
The New York Times in 2011,
he “has a knack for using simple language to mask complicated emotions.” It is refreshing to hear intense emotions
expressed in a simple way,
making it one of my favorite aspects about his music.
In the song, “Every Living
Part,” Hampton proves that
you can sing about love without resorting to corny or cliché
lyrics, unlike many mainstream

Official album cover from Alan Hampton's website

ate for the song’s title. The
song has initially has an instrumental sadness to it, a
sentiment that is later repeated in his lyrics and his voice.
wanting for more. I feel
that this song was Hampton’s weakest product of his
storytelling style, but that
doesn’t mean it’s a weak song.
undertones, the whole album has a
generally upbeat sound to it.
Though each song is unique,
all the songs connect with
each other perfectly. All in
all, the album Origami for
the Fire, is very enjoyable and
has my full recommendation.

Annual electrical show

Alan Hampton's second album, Origami For The Fire,
features poetic songs with an upbeat sound.
artists. Origami for the Fire, as
a whole does that beautifully,
depicting images like that of
an afternoon stroll through
the Boston Common in the fall.
As Talia Billig wrote for
café.com last Thursday, “his
new album Origami for the
Fire feels like the next logical extension of his beautiful
career, venturing in new directions while still maintaining his own signature sound.”
The song, “Leaf,” makes

me want to have a cup of tea
at a café filled with views of
trees shedding their leaves
in autumn. Its upbeat sound
is catchy and wonderful.
Another hit, “Won’t,” has a
breezy feel to it while discussing some deep feelings about
what could have been. Hampton’s songwriting ability seems
to really shine in this song as he
contemplates serious thoughts
without making them heavy.
The song, “Elevator Ride” is

Craig Martin/Journal Staff

On Thursday, Tom Vales of the physics and
engineering department conducted his
annual electrical show in the Archer building.
The show, which he has been doing for the past
20 years, uses demo equipment as a way to
engage students in a lecture that chronicles the
history of the relationship between
humans and electricity, from our very first
encounter up to the present day.

World to face largest chocolate deficit in decades
New research has shown that chocolate, one of the world’s
favorite sweets, may be quickly running out. According to
Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the leading manufactures of
chocolate in the world, have expressed their concerns that far
more cocoa is being consumed than the Earth can produce.
According to a report by The Washington Post, the world is
now facing the longest running deficit of cocoa in 50 years.
Last year alone, the world consumed more than 70,000 metric
tons of cocoa than it produced and that number is expected
increase drastically over the next decade, possibly approaching numbers in the millions. The massive gap in production
and consumption is partly due to the change in climate in
West Africa, where more than 70 percent of the world’s supply of cocoa is produced. Due to the fact that much of the
the shortage is caused by natural occurrences, there is little
that can be done to control the issue, however, scientists
are currently attempting to genetically engineer cocoa trees
that can produce seven times as much cocoa as an average tree. Despite this innovation, the Earth will continue to
struggle to keep up with society’s ever growing sweet tooth.

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November 19, 2014


Letters to the editor are always welcome in the Journal.
Letters must be at least 200 words and should be submitted to by 5 p.m. on Monday.
Concerning your article of November 12
(Alumna asks for transparency on donated
money), I wish to make a clarification and
offer a few comments. First, I want to clarify
that members of the Beacon Hill Institute
staff have not received money from the
Koch Foundation. All BHI staffers, including
myself, are paid a fixed annual salary for
our work, irrespective of how much money
we raise from any funder.  If someone on
our staff submits a grant proposal or is
scheduled to do certain work in a grant
proposal, there is no link between that
person’s pay and the requested funds.
Second, and this is for your student
readers to note, the campaign being waged
by Ms. Jordan is just one manifestation
of anti-free-speech movement now being
waged throughout the country by the radical
left. Ms. Jordan doesn’t want transparency. 
She wants to ban Koch money for the simple
reason this money may lead to teaching or
research, the content of which she finds at
odds with her ideological convictions. I am
astonished that she has been able to get
“thousands” of signatures on her “petition”
to ban Koch money. I have to wonder if
her signatories had the opportunity while
studying here to learn that free expression
is core academic value. In closing, I must
thank President Smith for giving short
shrift to Ms. Jordan’s attempt to enlist him
in her political campaign.  She might take
a lesson from his suggestion that he has
better things to do and see if she can find
something better to do with her budding
David G. Tuerck
Executive Director, Beacon Hill Institute
Professor of Economics

The newly-formed Suffolk Environmental
Club was pleased to see The Suffolk Journal
in an editorial piece call for greater transparency with respect to grants given to the
university by the Charles G. Koch Charitable
Last month, we voted unanimously to endorse the Koch Free Zone campaign because
we believe enough evidence has been presented to show the influence of Koch money
on the Beacon Hill Institute’s research. This
concerns us not just as an environmental
group, but as students in general who are
held to a certain academic standard that appears to be absent at BHI.
Still, these concerns seem to be lost on
President Norman Smith who told the Suffolk Journal that the university’s main criteria for use of donations are “how the donor
wants the money to be used.” This sets a
dangerous precedent, and without transparency and accountability, Suffolk University’s
reputation and standing in the academic
community will be up for sale to the highest bidder.
If President Smith is serious about academic integrity, the university’s reputation,
not to mention our environment, he should
agree to meet with students and show complete transparency when it comes to grants.
Suffolk Environmental Club

Kalin Jordan
Suffolk alumna
Koch Free Zone campaign

The perils of living on your
own are all too well known by
students. High rent, cramped
apartments, rodents, deplorable conditions, and underinvested landlords are the
reality for some who rent in
the city. Some might just be
an understatement.
Students have been taken
advantage of by landlords
who know some of us will pay
any price to live in apartments
through college. The Boston
Globe published a three-part
Spotlight Team series earlier
this year on the struggles students face throughout Boston
as they try to find a suitable
Thomas Farragher, now
a Globe columnist, wrote a
piece for Saturday’s paper remarking on the discoveries
of the series. Saturday was
the deadline for colleges and
universities across the Hub
to submit where their offcampus students live to the

By Wyatt Costello

Boston city clerk, according to
Farragher’s column.
Farragher, the former Spotlight Team leader, wrote that
the new city inspector has not
hired any new inspectors to investigate the off-campus apartments that house students.
The city inspector told Farragher the inspections were not
a priority.
As a student, this is infuriating. Many who go to college in Boston, especially at
Suffolk, come to the city romanced by the chance to live
on their own. But, with a selec-

The administration’s continued refusal
to clarify Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation donation inconsistencies raises concerns.
The Suffolk Journal’s Nov. 12 issue discussed an apparent $11,000 discrepancy in
reported donations between Suffolk’s newly
released record and the Charles Koch Foundation’s 990’s submitted to the IRS.
Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning
of things that don’t add up. Last year, Paul
Bachman, Research Director at Beacon Hill
Institute, told The Suffolk Journal that BHI
had not received funding from the Kochs
“in a couple years.” Suffolk University’s own
records, which show BHI receiving $8,000
in 2013 for a study by Bachman, tell a different story.
With money unaccounted for and repeated statements that don’t match up with
reality, students and alumni have a right to
be concerned. Despite this, President Norman Smith says he’s “unwilling to retrace
everything that happened in every category
over the past five years” – a weak excuse
that itself is factually inaccurate considering the Charles Koch Foundation’s website
shows donations to Suffolk as recently as
October 2014.
Though we’ve sent three requests to his
office, President Smith is so far unwilling to
meet with concerned students and alumni
to answer their questions face to face.
Students have raised fair questions and
deserve fair answers. We hope the university will finally come around to giving them.

tion of apartments that don’t
offer safe conditions, what is
a student to do? Live at home?
Pay the fee for dorms?
Living in an unkempt
apartment might seem like
less of a loss than giving up
independence and the college
experience of living on your
own. But that is not fair.
The city should do more to
protect its students. Boston is
known as a college town, and
city inspectors should work to
make sure the students who
inhabit The Bean are safe.
It’s not okay for student
housing to be pushed aside.
This should be a priority. We
live in the city and we deserve
the best inspectional services.
If Boston wants to keep
it’s college students healthy,
happy, and in the city postgraduation, inspectors need to
ensure that apartments from
Allston to Brighton to Fenway to East Boston are in top

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This just in: women are allowed to be many things
Thalia Yunen
News Editor

nude photos of Kim Kardashian
were released, I watched Twitter respond to the pictures.
One user retweeted her
photos with a heart eyes emoji. Another wrote “#fixtheinternet” in response to the
words on the cover, in all caps:
Yet another retweeted pictures of actress Angelina Jolie helping children in a third
world country. Jolie, who is
a humanitarian and former
Goodwill Ambassador for the
United Nations Commissioner
for Refugees, was also known
for being a bad girl. I won’t
forget the time that she kissed
her brother on the Oscars’ red
carpet, or her ex-husband Billy
Bob Thornton’s vile of blood
that she wore around her neck.
It seemed peculiar to me that
someone would tweet about
her as being the antithesis of
Kim Kardashian.
I won’t argue that Kim Kardashian seems like a woman
full of ideas, or compassion. In
fact, based on her role in the
reality show “Keeping Up With
the Kardashians,” I see her
personality as a blank slate.
Her monotone vocal fry and
sex tape are just two of the
things I think of when I think
about her. I also think of her
equally famous sisters, and her
sense of style.
Although Kim Kardashian
presents a sexualized image in
the Paper Magazine photos and
in past photoshoots she’s done
for publications like Playboy,
she is not one-dimensional.
She has said that she donates 10 percent of her income

to charity, and has used her
reality show to make viewers
aware of the Armenian Genocide. She also has beauty and
clothing businesses with her
sisters, and a 1-year-old child
with her husband, Kanye West.
Nudity is not a marker of
how saintly our actions are,
and it’s not a marker of our
entire world and disposition.
Keep the magazine cover away
from sensitive eyes if need be,
but it’s just nudity.
The most duplicitous aspect of the photos is how photoshopped they are. If Paper
Magazine’s point was to show
how caricatured Kardashian is
by the media and her following
by manipulating her image,
then I think they hit the mark.
If their point was to trick
people into thinking that Kardashian’s body actually looks
like it does on the cover, then
they might not have done
their job. Buzzfeed released
un-photoshopped photos of
Kardashian’s body that looked
realistic, and I think it’s a
shame that the photos are as
altered as they are. However,
I don’t think it’s shameful that
a mother of a 1 year old posed
nude. Kardashian is the owner
of her body.
According to The Daily Mail,
the champagne photo was a
recreation of French photographer Jean-Paul Goode’s 1976
image of model Carolina Beaumont. The original photo was
taken to be a part of Goode’s
book “Jungle Fever.” The ridiculous title of the book is a callous reference to Goode’s own
attraction to black women. The
book features infamous photos of Goode’s then-girlfriend
Grace Jones.
This time around, Kardashian worked with the same
photographer. I am not sure
that Kardashian knows or even
cares about the racial under-


Dear Students,
The Student Government
Association is proud to
announce our new member,
Ryan Thomas Class of 2016,
SGA would like to extend
our thanks to all students
who attended Fun with PC &
SGA on Tuesday.
will partner with Suffolk
Educators, to raise awareness
for the Great American
Smoke Out. All are welcome!

Courtesy of Flickr user Eva Rinaldi

Kim Kardashian
tones of the recreated Beaumont photos she took, but they
exist and they are sensational.
The article that accompanies these photos is worth a
read. After the photos were
released, Kardashian obnoxiously tweeted, “And they say I
didn’t have a talent ... try balancing a champagne glass on
your [butt] LOL #BreakTheInternet #PaperMagazine.” The
article, titled, “No Filter: An
Afternoon with Kim Kardashian,” paints her fairly.
In the article, journalist
Amanda Fortini wrote, “She is

variously seen as a feministentrepreneur-pop-culture-icon
or a late-stage symptom of our
society’s myriad ills: narcissism, opportunism, unbridled
ambition, unchecked capitalism. But behind all the hoopla,
there is an actual woman -- a
physical body where the forces
of fame and wealth converge.
Who isn’t at least a tad curious
about the flesh that carries the
I agree with how Fortini
paints Kardashian. Sensational? Yes. Sexualized? Yes. Onedimensional? I don’t think so.

University will be celebrating
the first Class of 2015 Senior
Week event at The Greatest
Bar to watch the Patriots
versus Lions game. The event
will start at 1 p.m. and free
appetizers will be served.
Hope to see you there,
meetings are held every
Thursday at 1 p.m. in
Donahue 311. We welcome
and encourage all students
to attend our meetings.
As always, if you have any
questions, please do not
hesitate to contact us at sga@
Have a great week!


Vague emails won't pique students' interest
Colleen Day
Asst. Arts Editor
As students, we are constantly being asked to model.
Whether it is in the classroom to put our intelligence
on display, or on the athletic
field to execute plays from
practice, we are modeling. So,
when Suffolk University’s Office of Marketing and Communications asks us to participate
in a photo shoot, the question
is: where do we stand?
The university’s website is
collaged with photos of student life and affairs that undoubtedly enables prospective
students to see what on-campus life is all about. Producing more than 500 printed and

digital projects each year, the
OMC manages Suffolk’s brand
and its accompanying standards, according to their website.
Their outreach ranges from
posters, brochures and invitations to Web content, social
media strategy to video and
digital communications. Their
philosophy is, “we endeavor
to implement appropriate, innovative,
cost-effective marketing and
according to their website.
So, in efforts to follow those
principles, it only makes sense
that their fellow Rams be their
Held on Nov. 12 and Nov.
13, the OMC allotted over
16 hours of call times and a

Dunkin’ Donuts gift card reward to each student to encourage participation. Their
were enticing, however their
email with a picture of a flashing camera sent out on Nov.
10, supplied a disappointingly
little amount of information.
The irony of the OMC’s email stating, “The Office of
Marketing & Communications
would like you to model in an
upcoming photo shoot,” is that
it failed to communicate what
the photo shoot was all about.
After inquiring about the
shoot, the OMC was able to
provide me with ample additional information.
“We are collaborating with
a marketing communications
firm named Stamats to create

a new accepted students admissions printed booklet,” said
Scott Burns, the creative director of the OMC.
The booklet may be new
but Burns noted, “We have
had a handful of ‘student life’
shoots so far this year for various purposes, all to keep our
library of images fresh and
current. This is the first time
this year we’ve used an outside
photographer.” Jason Jones
Photography, who works with
Stamats regularly, was hired to
capture shots of the more than
60 students who signed up to
participate in the shoot.
Burns said, “Photos captured student life at a number of locations in and around
campus, including Sargent
Hall, NESAD, outside MGH,

Fenway Park, Boston Common,
Café 73, 73 Tremont, the State
House interior and exterior,
the Rose Kennedy Greenway,
Miller Hall, and Modern Theatre.”
Unfortunately, all of this
information was given after
the fact. As ambassadors of
this campus, we should have
been better informed about
an opportunity to show off
our school pride and appreciation. Suffolk has a booming
population and it is evident
that through the small sign-up
list for the shoot that the information was not accessible.
Students were misinformed,
and as a result, robbed of the
opportunity to model all their
hard work and dedication that
I believe they deserved.

The Suffolk Journal


19, 2014
November 19,

Piers Morgan reflects 'white privilege' in 'N-word'
Alexa Gagosz
Acting Int'l Editor
Piers Morgan, a journalist
for Daily Mail, just published
an article titled, “If black
Americans want the N-word
to die, they will have to kill it
Now, let us step back and
evaluate his “about the author”
page; Morgan is a caucasian
male in the United Kingdom,
where in every aspect, he does
not face any sort of discrimination; he is the majority.
In the article, he argues
that as such an offensive word,
black Americans should kill it
themselves. Although, through
my personal observation of
modern pop culture, young
blacks are using it iconically in
rap songs, and have been for
As much as I refuse to use
the word and dislike its meaning, as I believe it to be belittling of a race, it is none of my
business to use it or say anything of the word, or how to
kill it.
For any high-profile white
person to utilize it without abbreviating it as, “the N-word,”
would be complete professional suicide, as Morgan accurately states in his argument.
However, I found myself
agreeing with Arielle Newton
of the Huffington Post, who
responded by writing, “I held

Cartoon by Catalina Rufin

my breath the entire time I
read this misguided piece. As
a dark-skinned black feminist
and avid hip-hop fan, I saw all
the markings of a privileged
white male telling me and my
community how to behave
Newton makes a great point
that Morgan has always had
the privilege of not facing any
sort of discrimination, since he
is not a minority.
“Herein lies the difficulty
in cultivating cross-racial dia-

logue, especially with white
self-styled allies,” she continued. “Oftentimes, white selfproclaimed allies leave their
mark within the black struggle
by way of paternalistic edicts
on 'appropriate' forms of conduct. They tell us what is and
isn’t 'acceptable,' with no room
for debate and no space for us
to voice our discomfort with
their commandments.”
After publishing the piece,
Morgan chastised one of the
leading voices in the black

community on Twitter for all
of social media to see. In a
tweet, Morgan posed the question, “Is it what I wrote that
offended, or the skin colour of
the man who wrote it?”
Luminary Ta-Nehisi Coates,
a leading voice in the black
community responded within
an hour, “In brief -- you’re not
“Don’t be so patronising,”
Morgan responded.
“You said something ignorant. Was called on it, and

accused your critics of saying
it because you were white,”
Coates said.
Morgan felt that he had
some sense of entitlement,
and he believed he could tell
a community how to behave,
how to live their lives from
the top of his white-privileged
throne of a lifestyle. Here, he
completely proved that white
privilege still exists, especially within the racial-justice
Instead of performing a
labor-intensive analysis that
such a topic requires, Morgan went ahead and did what
so many do, blaming hip hop
for the continuous use of the
N-word. It always seems to
be that “convenient evil,” as
Newton explains, for the corruption of innocent black children.
Newton said, “Where Piers
Morgan fails in his relatively
vapid piece is that he is not
talking to his community; he
is talking at mine. He is telling me and my people what
we need to do to end our own
oppression, without any selfless exploration of what it
means to carry the weight of
black skin. I do not use the 'N'
word, which is a choice I have
made for myself, not because
some rich white man who has
never experienced (and will
never experience) the burden
of blackness told me to.”
And I completely agree with

Residents should feel more compassion for homeless
Katie Dugan
Journal Staff
Boston officials are still
scrambling to find shelters
for those displaced after the
Long Island bridge, and the
homeless shelter on it, closed
last month. The closure could
not have happened at a worse
“We are going to house
homeless people in the city of
Boston. We are looking for locations to help,” Walsh said in
a statement last month.
Efforts to find homes for
these people should have been
made long before it was decided that the bridge would be
closed. The winter months are
upon us, and there is still no
permanent solution to house
the displaced people.
Since the bridge closed,
most of the displaced homeless
people have been staying in improvised shelters, where they
have been sleeping on cots and
mats, according to The Boston
Globe. Others have opted to
sleep outside. Unfortunately,
the city has had trouble with
finding temporary homes that

are available. According to the
Globe, the only candidate for
a “temporary long-term solution” is an unsightly location
on the edge of the South End
where the city used to run a
methadone clinic.
Reporters from the Globe
spoke to women at a rally last
Wednesday night that called
for Boston to do more for
the homeless. “Women may
choose to stay in very dangerous situations, or doubling up
with friends because it’s safer,”
said Cherie King of the Boston
Homeless Solidarity Committee.
In an interview with CBS
Boston, one displaced woman
said, “We’re not all drug addicts. We’re not all out here
doing criminal acts. Some people really need these places for
stepping stones. It’s going to
be winter. What are we going
to do, sleep outside?”
I’ve always felt that there
was a lack of compassion toward the homeless. If this was
a hospital or an office building
that suddenly became unavailable, I feel that the response
would have been more thought
out and urgent.

As a community, it’s time to
let go of the stigma we have
against the homeless. There is
an assumption that all homeless people are in that situation due to their own faults,
whether it be drug addiction
or financial irresponsibility.
While that is possible, it is
not always true. People can be
homeless for a number of reasons that they have no control
According to the National
Coalition for the Homeless,
the top factors that contribute
to homelessness include lack
of affordable housing, lack of
preventative services to keep
people from losing their housing, and inadequate treatment
programs for those suffering from substance abuse and
mental illness.
Homelessness results from
a number of complicated circumstances that require people to choose between food,
shelter, and other basic needs.
The only way to bring an end
to homelessness is to ensure
jobs that pay a living wage,
and provide substantial support for those who are unable
to work, like affordable hous-

Courtesy of Flickr user Doc Searls

"The winter months are upon us, and there is
still no permanent solution to house the displaced
people. Efforts to find homes for these people
should have been made long before it was
decided that the bridge would be closed."
ing and healthcare.
It’s almost impossible to
imagine a world where all of
those things are possible, but
it’s time to show a little compassion. Homelessness is a serious problem that is not going to disappear overnight. But
ignoring someone who has hit
a rough patch won’t make the

problem go away.
I’m not saying you should
empty your wallet every time
you pass a homeless person
asking for spare change. Instead of turning your nose up
at them as if they’re some sort
of annoyance that you have to
deal with, treat them like human beings.

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Iliana Quadri keeps Lady Rams fast

Former Patriot running back
Blount released from Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers victory versus the Tennessee
Titans Monday night came with an unexpected cost, the
release of running back LaGarrette Blount. His departure
comes after he fled the field before the clock ran out
against the Titans because he did not have a carry the
whole game. Blount has a history of poor decisions, like
punching an opposing player during his senior year at
the University of Oregon, punch a player during a Titans’
practice his rookie year, and driving with possession of
marijuana with his, now former, teammate Le’Veon Bell.
Blount’s antics have landed him with four different teams
in just less than five seasons. He only rushed for 266
yards in 11 games on 65 carries.

Celtics rookie James Young
sent to D-League
The Boston Celtics’ rookie James Young did not break
into the NBA like many fans hoped he would. Over the
weekend, he was designated to the NBA Developmental
League. He joined the Celtics affiliated team the Maine
Red Claws. Dwight Powell, who has had more played more
minutes than Young so far this season with the Celtics,
was also sent to play for the Red Claws. It is normal for
players to go down to the D-League, but after the Celtics
drafted Fab Melo in 2012, it is reasonable to be concerned
Young will self-destruct like Melo did in the D-League.
Melo currently plays overseas. Young debuted with the
Red Claws with 21 points, there is no timetable for his
return to the NBA.

Team standings
Men's Basketball

Men's Hockey

1. Norwich 2-0

1. Nichols 5-0 (3-0)

2. Johnson & Wales 1-0

2. Suffolk 4-0 (3-0)

3. Albertus Magnus 1-1

3. Curry 2-4 (1-2)

4. Anna Maria 1-1

4. Western N.E. 1-3-1 (1-2)

5. Emmanuel 1-1

5. Wentworth 3-2 (1-2)

(6.) Suffolk 1-2

Women's Basketball
1. Johnson & Wales 2-0
2. Saint Joseph's (Me.) 2-0
3. Albertus Magnus 1-0
4. Emmanuel 1-1
5. Norwich 1-1

*Note that all standings are overall records

Men's Basketball
@ UMass.-Boston, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball
vs. Regis, Nov. 19, 7 p.m

Courtesy of Suffolk Athletics

In two games, Iliana Quadri averaged 3.5 assists per game
and 2.5 steals per game.
Quadri has no special
technique to her triple point
Ian Kea
Journal Staff success, just a confident
“Confidence is huge and
my teammates as well, they
believe in me and get me the
Ranked third by the head ball in good situations, they
2014-15 set me up to get good shots,”
GNAC Women’s Basketball said Quadri.
Preseason Poll, the Lady Rams
basketball squad has much to
“Confidence is huge
be confident about going into
and my teammates
the season, especially after
defeating Yeshiva University as well, they believe
in their first exhibition game
in me and get me
of the season Saturday by 47
the ball in good
situations, they set
Quadri, a marketing major
me up to get good
and public relations minor,
sees confidence as the first
step to team success but more
must be done after losing
-Iliana Quadri
to Saint Joseph’s College of
Maine in last season’s GNAC
“We need to go into every
game with the same intensity
and want to win no matter
who we are playing,” said
Quadri, the senior guard. “We
need to play every game like
it’s our last.”
out behind the arc, Quadri
positioned herself as a top
Quadri currently is second
shooter in the conference, all-time in program history,
which contributed to the Lady shooting at a 38.1 percent clip
Rams winning season last from beyond the arc.
year as well as her third team
Standing at 5-foot-10, as
conference honors ranking.
a guard and surrounded with

staunch competition, in the
sees her undersized squad
playing to their swift, athletic
“I think we can do really
well, we are a small fast team
and we all work hard and want
to win,” she said.
consistent force for the Lady
Rams as she earned rookie of
the year honors in 2011-12
season as well as defensive
women’s player of the year in
the 2012-13 season.
accounting major as well as
well as fellow guard on the
Although only one game
into the 2014-15 regular
season, Quadri has shown
herself as a leader once again,
ranking as a top 10 scoring
player in the league as well
as a top 25 rebounder and
3-point shooter.
Entering her final season,
Quadri reflects on her now
numbered days as a Suffolk
and sees this team as one to
close out her final season a
“There are too many good
memories throughout my time
here at Suffolk,” said Quadri.
“I hope and see us going far
this year. I think this team has
the ability to make it farther
than we have been.”

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November 19, 2012

Fabricio Werdum, new interim UFC Heavyweight Champion
He is set to face Cain Velazquez in a title-unification match
Sammy Hurwitz
Journal Staff

champion in the UFC has been
On Saturday night, at UFC
180, Fabricio Werdum shocked
the world, as he was able to
deliver a perfectly timed flying
knee to the chin of Mark Hunt,
who was sent to the canvas
dazed and confused.
Werdum followed Hunt to
the mat, added a few wellplaced strikes, and continued
the barrage until referee Herb
Dean was forced to intervene.
earned the title of Interim
UFC Heavyweight Champion
Of The World, and now has
a date — again — with the
true heavyweight champion:
Cain Velasquez. The fight has
no date or location, however
the confrontation is all but
Post-fight, the Brazilian
seemingly become a new fanfavorite in Mexico, mentioned
that he would like the fight
to take place “here [Mexico
City] or in Brazil.” The date
of the bout is definitely not
in the foreseeable future,
considering Cain Velasquez’s

By Flickr user Legendashow

New champion
Fabricio Werdum
By Flickr user Jamison Hiner

recovery time it will take him
to heal up and regain fighting
form. Meanwhile, for Werdum,
it remains to be seen if he will
need to defend his title before
facing Velasquez, due to the
long layoff or if he will remain
idle as well.
In other news, viewers of
UFC 180 saw the emergence
of a new potential star in
Kelvin Gastelum, who was
able to knock down and
submit a bonafide star in
Jake Ellenberger. The win was
Gastelum’s 10th in a row.

The Ultimate Fighter season
17 winner has shown that the
unlikely victory over Uriah Hall
in April 2013 was no fluke. His
perfect record features UFC
victories over Brian Melancon,
Rick Story, Niko Musoke,
Hall, and most recently Jake
Ellenberger. Gastelum should
see a significant rise in the
rankings, and will undoubtedly
be given a big-name opponent
very soon.
The featherweight division
also saw plenty of action at
UFC 180, as Ricardo Lamas and

Dennis Bermudez engaged in
a quick, exciting donnybrook.
The latter entered the fight
riding an impressive sevenfight win streak, while Lamas
was coming off of a victory
over a top prospect in Hacran
Dias. The bout failed to make
it out of the first round, as
Ricardo Lamas was able to
exhibit a very complete mixed
martial arts repertoire.
After stepping in with a
jab, Lamas knocked down
Bermudez, latched on to
his neck and sunk in a deep
guillotine. After a bit of a

scramble, Bermudez, before
taking a nap on pay-per-view,
wisely decided to tap.
The victory was Lamas’
sixth in the UFC, with his
only loss coming against the
critically acclaimed Jose Aldo.
What’s next for Lamas remains
a mystery, as the featherweight
division is more crowded than
UFC 180 was another great
night in the world of MMA,
as fans saw finishes, wars and
plenty of emotion. Next week,
the UFC heads to Austin, for
UFC Fight Night 57.

Corriea hopes for fresh start, looks to transfer
From CORRIEA page 16
coach Brooke Tallinger were
relieved from the coaching
staff with only a few weeks
left to the season. Softball
coach and Assistant Athletic
Director Jaclyn Davis served
as the interim head volleyball
coach for the remainder of the
Before leaving the team,
Mickelson came to Corriea
advising her to leave the team.
This was after Corriea was
suspended a week for being
late to a practice. Corriea said
she appreciated the coach’s
honesty about her spot on the
team. She was also saddened
when she learned the coach
was no longer at Suffolk.
“I feel bad for next year,”
said Corriea, speaking about
the team without its coach. “It
makes me wicked upset that
she left. She was the reason I
came here.”
website, the university has a
75.6 percent retention rate,

meaning the other 24.4 percent
of freshmen do not return
for their sophomore year by
means of either transferring
or dropping out. Corriea made
clear her departure from
Suffolk has nothing to do with
her injury.
“There was just no way,”
she said, talking about the
costly tuition of Suffolk. “I
simply can’t afford it. It is hard
for someone on a really tight
Correia was stunned to hear
the school was cutting the
illustration major and the
digital photography class. She
is currently an undeclared
But, Correia is back on her
feet. No boot. No crutches.
She may not walk as a
Suffolk graduate, but Corriea
knows she didn’t feel right
at university. This season, the
volleyball team lost a student
athlete and two coaches. Going
beyond Suffolk, maybe success
can be found elsewhere for the
one-semester athlete.

Courtesy of Suffolk Athletics

(Top) Seven of the only 10 players who finished
on the thin active roster.
(Left-Top Left) Corriea, in white,
featured in one of her few matches in a
Suffolk uniform.
Both photos are from the season opener.

Courtesy of Tracy Corriea


The Suffolk Journal

November 19, 2014

Athlete's volleyball season stumped by injury
Megan Corriea misses out on freshman season

Jeremy Hayes
Managing/Sports Editor

Second in series on injured
Freshman Megan Corriea's
journey to play colliegate
volleyball has hit a roadblock.
Corriea, who has only
suffered minor injuries through
her athletic career, has missed
all but three matches this
season for Suffolk University
women’s volleyball. She at first
thought her injury was nothing
more than another shin splint.
She described the pain as she
tried to walk on it as a stinging
ache she had never felt before.
“I couldn’t run normally,”
said Corriea, of Falmouth. “I
just couldn’t put pressure on
my toe, so I basically had to
walk on my heel.”
She couldn’t remember
happened, but she started
to feel pain as she continued
through drills during a practice
one day in late September.
When she met with Suffolk’s
Athletic Trainer Jeff Stone, he

quickly helped her make an
appointment at Massachusetts
General Hospital for X-rays.
Corriea never got to see
the X-rays, but the doctor
quickly notified her the results
came back showing she had a
hairline fracture in her shin.
“I came here for volleyball
and art, and both kind of
imploded,” said Corriea. “The
school did help me a lot though
with the injury. The only thing
that was hard was dealing
with the NESAD campus ...
Three or more absences, my
grade would go down, which I
couldn’t afford. My professors
were really understanding
though, which was awesome.”
Corriea decided recently
that she plans to transfer from
Suffolk to a different school.
athlete was forced to wear
a boot for more than two
months. On the team, she
was still required to attend
practices and watch the team
run through drills. Being
inactive due to the injury has
been difficult for her.
“I was in a boot and on
crutches, and I had to actually
change rooms because my
roommates stole my boot,” said

Corriea. “It was pretty weird. I
had a lot of bad things happen.
My roommates would change
the height of my crutches,
which eventually broke my
first pair. They thought it was
She seemed calm and
collected. Corriea admit it
is hard for her to talk about
personal life issues because
she tends to get upset.
While attending practices,
she had to watch from the
sidelines and was not allowed
to read or do school work
during practice.
“I wanted to study during
practices, which were like, two
hours,” said Correia.
The freshman said she
thought she was treated
unfairly as far as not being
allowed to study during
practice knowing she wouldn’t
play the rest of the season. She
said her injury made her feel
isolated from the rest of the
She felt separation from her
teammates once she suffered
her injury and eventually
would depart from the squad.

Courtesy of Megan Corriea

Correia (right) walking on crutches to her dorm
at 150 Tremont.

See CORRIEA page 15

Men's basketball fall short on road to Daniel Webster
Lauren Spencer
Journal Staff

men’s basketball team has
fallen short in two of their
first three games this season,
but head coach Adam Nelson
is looking up.
Tuesday night the Rams
traveled to Daniel Webster
College, falling to the Eagles
90-88 in the game’s final
(L-R) Sam Nwadike and Adam Chick
Senior Sam Nwadike led the
have started every game. Nwadike averages 36 Rams in the first two matchups,
netting 21 points against
minutes per game, Chick averages 28.5.
Fitchburg State, followed by
(Below) Jake Meister has the most minues per
a 26-point performance on
Sunday, and another 23 points
game with 36.5.
Tuesday night.
Since transferring to Suffolk
his junior year, Nwadike has
proven to be a big addition to
the Rams and a player Nelson
said the team will rely on a lot
this season.
“Sam for the last two years
has really been kind of our goto-guy,” Nelson said. “When
we need a big basket we’re
going to go to him. He’s also
a very good distributor, he
shares the ball, and he’s a very
Courtesy of Suffolk Athletics good defender, so he really

does a lot for us. I think he’s
going to have a very good
senior season.”
Junior Curtis Casella has
also put on a strong showing
for the Rams so far this
season. Coming off the bench
against Lesley, the 5-foot-10
guard contributed 19 points to
the victory, 15 of which were
3-point shots, as well as two
Tuesday night at Daniel
Webster he added a team-high
24 points in addition to three
“Curtis has gotten better
and better every day since he’s
been here,” said Nelson. “He’s
always been a really good
player and he’s just getting
better. He gives us such a
spark off the bench and he
shoots the ball as a well as
anybody at this level.”
Chick also added 11 points
to Tuesday night’s efforts as
junior Jake Meister was right
behind him netting 10. The
team had nine fewer rebounds
than the Eagles.
The Rams split a pair of
games last weekend at the
RWU/Courtyard Marriot TipOff Tournament hosted by
Roger Williams University.
They opened the regular
season with a loss to a talented

Fitchburg State team, 86-61, on
Saturday before bouncing back
to defeat Lesley University by
19 points in a convincing 8364 victory Sunday.
“We knew it was a very
good tournament,” Nelson
“There were some real
strong teams down there. We
actually played pretty well
[against Fitchburg], it was a
10-point game with 10 minutes
to go, but it was a good game,
we learned some things about
our team, came out big the
next day and put it on Lesley
pretty good.”
The Rams look to prepare
for what Nelson predicts to
be a challenging upcoming
schedule during the remainder
of the week, as they will travel
to UMass-Boston this Thursday
College Saturday afternoon.
“We play a tough schedule,
a real tough non-conference
wise we’re in one of the best
conferences in New England,”
Nelson said. “I don’t know
what to expect yet, I’m still
cautiously optimistic, we’ve
got a good group, we play
hard, and we’ve had some
injuries which have hurt us so
we’re still trying to figure it
out, but I think we’ll be okay.”