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Film critic discusses impact of politics on cinema

Film critic discusses impact of politics on cinema

Kyle Crozier
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

American television and film has been thought to mirror the political climate of the time it was originally produced. To analyze this, and predict how this may play out in the future, Pulitzer Prize winning critic for the The New York Times, Wesley Morris, spoke at Suffolk University's Modern Theatr...

“Fractured Inferno” poses question for life

“Fractured Inferno” poses question for life

Felicity Otterbein
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

It takes an incredible amount of creativity and imagination to be able to create an original play. It’s easy to succumb to performing yet another rendition of a Shakespeare tragedy or explore Henrik Ibsen’s realism. On it’s own, writing and directing in the theater is a feat in and of itself, bu...

Cabaret: Spotlight shines on Rampage show Choir’s Cabaret

Cabaret: Spotlight shines on Rampage show Choir’s Cabaret

Nick Viveiros
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Music

The third floor of Sawyer was alive with the sounds of the silver screen on Saturday night as performers took to the stage for the Suffolk University show choir’s annual Cabaret. Members of Rampage, performed a variety of musical numbers taken from Hollywood blockbusters, as the theme this year was “L...

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...

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