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University’s united push for diversity, the rocky road to inclusivity

University’s united push for diversity, the rocky road to inclusivity

Nathan Espinal
March 1
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Suffolk News

With Black Her/History Month over, and with the Trump administration’s highly scrutinized actions on immigration and transgender rights affecting the nation, the Suffolk community has been intent on keeping the spotlight on diversity and moving forward to ensure the university is an inclusive and welcome p...

Discrepancy between candidates fires week before ballots cast

Discrepancy between candidates fires week before ballots cast

Chris DeGusto
March 1
Filed under Campus, News, Suffolk News

In the midst of campaign season for Suffolk University’s Student Government Association (SGA), discrepancy arose between vice presidential candidates Yasir Batalvi and Levi Smith on Monday night. On whiteboards in the lobby of Suffolk’s Sawyer building, some candidates for the various SGA executive b...

Students of color need to feel more appreciated

Timi Ogunbanjo
March 1
Filed under Opinion

Originally from Nigeria, as an incoming freshman, I was under the impression that I would be in a diverse community with students from many different backgrounds; this observation was true. This past fall semester was my first at Suffolk University and my expectations were high but eventually were n...

Spell it out for me

Spell it out for me

Felicity Otterbein
March 1
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
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...

Cheerleading stunts a comeback

Cheerleading stunts a comeback

Skylar To
February 15
Filed under Sports

After the 61-year varsity club officially concluded its program in 2010, senior Ngaa Shoko wanted to re-introduce cheerleading again at Suffolk University. The cheerleading club officially started back up last semester in the fall-- and they are looking to be recognized as a varsity sport this time ar...

Get to know Jack Romanov and its Suffolk alum

Felicity Otterbein
December 7
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

From rehearsing inside Suffolk University’s 150 Tremont residence hall’s basement to now rehearsing and recording in a funeral home parlor, the band Jack Romanov has dedicated the last few years to music. Three of the boys met at Suffolk during their freshman year and maintained the same energ...

Un-veiling new show, new talent: SU’s “Margo Veil” is hilarious, emotional, raw and a must-see

Un-veiling new show, new talent: SU’s “Margo Veil” is hilarious, emotional, raw and a must-see

Felicity Otterbein
November 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Amidst a swirl of lights and color, Suffolk University’s latest production “Margo Veil,” held its final week of rehearsal before opening Thursday Nov. 17. at the Modern Theater. Margo  Veil, Sarah Vasilevsky,  is an aspiring actress who is in the midst of a tour of a terrible play. Coached through her life decisions by...

Ramifications perform at a cappella competition

Ramifications perform at a cappella competition

Taylor White
October 26
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

The Suffolk University Ramifications performed at the 20th annual a Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace this past weekend, where 49 of New England's best a cappella groups competed for cash prizes and the winning title. The 14 members of the Ramifications took the stage and sang their a...

Fall Showcase cast spotlight on student-run performances

Nathan Espinal
October 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Suffolk University Fall Showcase, hosted by the Theatre Department, had the audience travel back in time to understand the present and think about the future. Three student-written and directed plays were performed in Sawyer’s new Studio Theatre.

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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...

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

James MacDonald
September 28
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Suffolk University’s new studio theatre hosted its first student production on Friday, the inauguration of the new Spotlight Performances series, “Just Alright.” The show, performed in front of a full house, which included department chair Marilyn Plotkins and the play’s writer Dylan Amerena, r...

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