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The Suffolk Journal

Seriously Bent headed to Chicago

November 18
Filed under Campus, Campus, Featured Stories

Article By: Ethan Long Suffolk’s own comedy troupe, Seriously Bent, has defended their title of “East Coast Regional Champions” for the Chicago Improv Festival’s College Improv Tournament. Competing at two different locations around the area, Improv Boston, located in Central Square, and the Impro...

Suffolk’s own ‘Renown’

Matthew McQuaid
November 11
Filed under Campus, Music

Article By: Matt McQuaid It seems that the only colleges that rappers are attending these days are the School of Hard Knocks and Hustle U. Suffolk, however, is home to an up-coming rapper known as Renown (real name Ryan O’Connor, Class of 2012). Renown, a communications and broadcast major origina...

Lollie pops online clothing biz

Angela Bray
November 11
Filed under Boston, Campus

Article By: Angela Bray Are Hollie MacLennan and Lola Finocchiaro, the founders of the Lollie Clothing t-shirt line, the next Johnny Cupcakes? Lollie is simply a combination of the creators’ first names. “We both like and want to create things you can’t find in the mall,” said Suffo...

Construction Gangs: New documentary shows China’s ever-changing face

November 11
Filed under Boston, Campus, Film

Article By:  Shoshana Akins The Communication and Journalism Department’s Suffolk Cinema Series and the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies teamed up last Thursday to show Demolition: The World of Construction Gangs in China, a documentary by a Harvard graduate student on the constantly e...

Falun Dafa relieves stress and increases energy

November 4
Filed under Campus

Article By: Alexander Sessa Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice that relieves stress and increases energy.  The practice became particularly popular in China during the 1990s, which disturbed the Chinese government and caused them to ban it in 1999.  Consequently, thousands of Chi...

Guys and/or Dolls

November 4
Filed under Campus, Theater

Article By: Tom Logan The annual Suffolk Drag Show offers the chance to let loose and cross-dress for fun’s sake, while gaining a greater understanding of a culture generally viewed as on-the-fringe. Though the show got off to a slow start, the end result left the audience blown away. The professiona...

Mash-up artist hits Suffolk annual concert

Marissa Holt
November 4
Filed under Boston, Campus, Music

Article By: Marissa Holt and Derek Anderson Last night at the House of Blues, a Girl Talk/Sean Kingston concert was held exclusively for Suffolk students and their limited guests. Both of the artists provided a contrast to one another and brought in a diverse and lively crowd. Those attending the concert were filled with anti...

Abolition in black & white

October 28
Filed under Boston, Campus, Theater

By: Alexander Sessa It is well known that Boston was home to abolitionism for one hundred years before slavery was abolished in the United States.  Those sentiments were returned to the city Friday night when The Underground Railway Theater presented a reading from a new play at the C. Walsh Theater ...

Hilarious satire meets fairy tail

Marissa Holt
October 28
Filed under Campus, Theater

By: Marissa Holt Holding true to the commedia dell’arte form of theatre, an adaptation of The Green Bird was presented by the Suffolk University Theatre Department. Directed by Wes Savick and running close to two hours, this production was free and had smiles glued on the faces of audience members well after the performance ended. When int...

Combining history and storytelling through the rhythm of drums

October 28
Filed under Campus, Music

By: Shoshana Akins If you heard a chorus of rhythmic beats in the Sawyer Building last Thursday, no, it wasn’t hoards of frustrated students pounding their heads against the walls trying to relieve their mid-term stress. It was the strong drum rhythms of three powerful young Senegalese sharing their ar...

NESAD Construction: From raw materials to art.

Angela Bray
October 21
Filed under Boston, Campus

Article By: Angela Bray The Suffolk University Art Gallery at NESAD currently exhibits an wide range contemporary art. Construction, which opened last Friday, is an exhibition of new sculpture by six Boston area artists: Laura Evans, Peter Evonuk, Arthur Henderson, Ellen Rich, Isabel Riley, ...

The business behind getting high

Ethan M. Long
October 7
Filed under Campus, Film

Article by: Ethan Long SUNORML hosted a showing of the Canadian documentary The Union: the Business Behind Getting High (Peace Arch Home Entertainment, 2007) Last Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the C. Walsh Theater. A question and answer session featuring documentarian Adam Scorgie and Harvard Professor Dr. Lester...

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