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Rainbow Alliance encourages safe expression with “Drageoke”

Rainbow Alliance encourages safe expression with “Drageoke”

Halaina Carol
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Suffolk University’s Rainbow Alliance has made strides in the LGBTQ+ community by opening up conversation to help educate those who may have misconceptions about drag culture. Last week, the group held a drag workshop to perform tutorials for people interested in learning more about drag makeup and cu...

Kink about it; working against oppression

Kink about it; working against oppression

Kyle Crozier
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

To Ignacio Rivera, a prominent LGBTQ+ artist and activist, the dictionary describes a kink as, “a colloquial term used to describe unconventional sexual concepts and practices.” To Rivera, this definition focuses on a kink as something that is inherently different or strange. This is a common feat...

Who then am I?

Who then am I?

Felicity Otterbein
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Organized chaos. Perhaps one of the more ironically used oxymorons in the english language, is widely used to describe cluttered bedrooms or office desks for those who thrive off of instability. From a place of dismantled common constructs which may act as a source of inspiration, comes an outpouring...

A solid foundation, student work displayed at NESAD

A solid foundation, student work displayed at NESAD

Felicity Otterbein
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

In an end of the year celebration of talent and learning, the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University (NESAD) displayed work done by foundation studies students. Serving as a week-long exhibit, the walls were splashed with an array of student work that varied in both color and dim...

SU’s hip-hop group W!cked takes moves “way back”

SU’s hip-hop group W!cked takes moves “way back”

March 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

  Suffolk University's dance group W!cked hosted their annual spring show at the Calderwood Pavilion on Wednesday evening. The hip-hop group performed three of their choreographed sets, and also invited fellow Suffolk and Boston dance crews to participate in the show. In attendance were Suffolk ...

Spell it out for me

Spell it out for me

Felicity Otterbein
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

In a rip-roaring performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Suffolk University Students earned a well-deserved standing ovation at the Modern Theater Friday night. Complete with special guests picked from the audience, amongst them was the Assistant Dean of Students at Suffolk, Joh...

Arts magazine hosts open mic to find new writers, submissions

Nathan Espinal
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

To generate hype for their magazine, the editorial board of Venture Literary/Arts Magazine held an open mic night for those willing to share their work. The night became a literary safe space as students bravely stepped in front of the crowd to share their intimate poems. “Venture” has been publishing yearly sinc...

The Common: Suffolk University’s house band rebrands

The Common: Suffolk University’s house band rebrands

Morgan Hume
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

For most Bostonians, The Common is a historic park in the heart of the city. It’s significant for being a place where folks once brought their cows to graze the grass, and now is used often for picnics, protests and everything in between. However, the two words take on a new meaning at Suffolk University,...

Student productions lighten the black box

Student productions lighten the black box

Felicity Otterbein
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

When presented with an empty and barren black box, some fail to see beyond the potential it holds. Some may look at it merely as a container to store things, others may not even give it a second glance. On the other hand, some may look at it like a blank canvas anxiously awaiting a new masterpiece to b...

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Patrick Holmes
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

On Saturday night, Suffolk University’s a cappella group known as the Ramifications took center stage at the Berklee Performance Hall to unleash a moving set worthy of applause. As the second act out of eight to perform, they had the chance to define the beginning of the competition and give the audi...

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Morgan Hume
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

In an infamous chord progression, the Boston-bred Dropkick Murphy’s begin their hit “Dirty Water,” with a throaty description of their cherished hometown and the river that runs through it. In a sweeping display of well-placed perfection, the group conveys how they appreciate their home. In a sim...

“Title TBA” springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

“Title TBA”  springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

Elvira Mora
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Kicking off the spring semester in the Suffolk University theater department was the return of the Spotlight Series, "Title TBA.” The Spotlight series is an entirely student run series showcasing developing work that is written and directed solely by students. Supposedly, "Title TBA" gained a large amou...

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