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Student productions lighten the black box

Student productions lighten the black box

Felicity Otterbein
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Showcase, 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...

Navigating exclusion

Navigating exclusion

Felicity Otterbein
February 10
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Film

In an emotional rollercoaster of heartache, loss and forging of new relationships, filmmaker Felicia Lowe conveys the trials and tribulations of her journey to discovering her mother’s past and the extent of the toll of the Chinese Exclusion Act had on her family. The screening of this film was hoste...

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Patrick Holmes
February 8
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
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

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
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...

Living for tomorrow

Living for tomorrow

Felicity Otterbein
February 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

With the hype that surrounds the natural environment and the growing concept of climate change, it’s difficult to bring people together in a serious way to discuss the issues that affect the immediate future. Some would rather turn a blind eye and refuse to commit to the existence - or lack thereof ...

The Passion Engine that could

The Passion Engine that could

Cody Barba
October 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Do you have something that motivates you? Creatively dubbed, “Passion Engine” is the most recent exhibit at the Suffolk University Gallery that promotes pursuing your passion. The Professors at the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD) showcased their passions and artistic disciplines, which include...

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Felicity Otterbein
June 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Some students choose to express their passion. Whether it’s on the field or stage, students of Suffolk University choose to be involved in their university. For Seriously Bent, one of the two sketch comedy groups on campus, they’ve chosen to make people laugh. Despite losing their manager, which...

C. Walsh: more than a theatre, a home

Alexa Gagosz and Sharyn Gladstone
April 27
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

“In my first year, someone looked me in the eye, and they said ‘no one here will ever invest money in this theatre, so don’t expect it,’” said Dr. Marilyn Plotkins, chair of the Theatre Department. She expected nothing, but would strive to stand out when it came to the former Suffolk University...

W!CKED good

W!CKED good

Taylor White, Journal Contributor
March 4
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

The W!CKED Hip-Hop Dance Crew hosted Boston’s Best Dance Crew 2016 at the C. Walsh Theater. The annual event and benefit competition was a sell out with Suffolk Students, alumni and relatives of dancers from other schools and groups. This year, a portion of the ticket sales were donated to a W!CKE...

Suffolk hosts distinguished photographers

Suffolk hosts distinguished photographers

Brigitte Carreiro
March 2
Filed under Campus, News, Suffolk News

Nick Ut and Mark Edward Harris have spent their careers behind the camera. Nevertheless, when the two, escorted by Senior Lecturer Ken Martin, walked into Union Oyster House during their recent trip to Boston, they were immediately identified. A man at the restaurant’s bar approached Ut, asking ab...

Suffolk PAO set to perform Identity Crisis

Suffolk PAO set to perform Identity Crisis

Sharyn Gladstone
February 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Performing Arts Office will hold its 15th annual spring Pioneer Series production with “Identity Crisis” hitting stages Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre. The Series -- which began back in 2002 with the “Vagina Monologues” -- has alternated each year between a musical and n...

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