The Suffolk Journal

Native American Gyasi Ross promotes activism with poetry

Shayla Manning

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Literature, Showcase

Students of all backgrounds were drawn together to kick off the start of Native American Heritage Month with “Activism Through Spoken Word” on Thursday at an event held by The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. The event featured speaker Gyasi Ross, who is a member of the Blackfeet Nation,...

Spotlight shines on Suffolk junior Peter Teutsch in original production “Twice Upon A Self”

Spotlight shines on Suffolk junior Peter Teutsch in original production “Twice Upon A Self”

Catarina Protano

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Showcase, Theater

Theatre is more than just a form of entertainment for Peter Teutsch, a junior theatre major at Suffolk University. It’s an outlet for emotion and passion that shined through in his original production “Twice Upon a Self,” which premiered in the Sullivan Studio Theater on Friday as part of the theater...

Fall Showcase brings student productions to Sullivan Theatre

Fall Showcase brings student productions to Sullivan Theatre

Alexandria Acacia

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

This past weekend the Suffolk University Theater Department presented its annual Fall Showcase, a collection of one-act plays written and directed by students to celebrate their creativity and talent. The plays touched on current events, culture, distress and death. The showcase featured three plays: ...

Human Flow: A deeper look at refugee suffering

Amy Koczera and Ryan Arel

September 27, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, Film, World

As a result of vicious acts of genocide and other heinous crimes against humanity, billions of people from all across the globe have been displaced from the countries they used to call home. In the documentary film “Human Flow,” director and renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei provides...

“Public Theatre” comeback

“Public Theatre” comeback

Morgan Hume

September 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Politics, Theater

The Public Theatre in New York City strives to be a voice by and for the people, so it’s no surprise that last year’s production of Shakespeare’s classic play “Julius Caesar,” which performed free viewings in Central Park of New York City in June of 2017, included a modern, political twist. The...

Despite the spotlight, darkness shines

Despite the spotlight, darkness shines

Felicity Otterbein

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

At some point, the opportunity presents itself where years of study, research and hard work meet and the time comes for virtual reality to become reality. For some, this means taking a project off of a screen and launching it into the three-dimensional world. For others, it means taking thoughts and im...

Staging the stigma, senior thesis tackles mental illness

Staging the stigma, senior thesis tackles mental illness

Felicity Otterbein

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Some of the most prominent issues in society are those that we cannot see until they are dragged into the spotlight. Quite literally staging the stigma, senior english and theater double major Aria Sergany is putting forth a production geared toward mental health awareness - or the lack thereof. As h...

Feeling blue, seeing red

Feeling blue, seeing red

Felicity Otterbein

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Deep within the heart of theater lies a cavernous mine filled to the brim with boundless opportunity to poke fun at the world we live in. Dramatic and poetic irony are so deeply embedded within society that it’s become almost ritualistic to ensure the dramatics and antics of the modern world are for...

Democracy vs. Drama, withstanding the tests of time

Democracy vs. Drama, withstanding the tests of time

Ryan Arel

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Are we too divided on our political views for democracy to survive?   In the musical “One State, Two State,” written and directed by Theatre professor Wesley Savick, the characters will wrestle with this question in a musical that tries to depict where American society stands politically for ...

A dream come true, Soulfully Versed debut

A dream come true, Soulfully Versed debut

Juliana Tuozzola

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Suffolk University’s Soulfully Versed, one of two A cappella groups on campus, prides itself upon both diversity and unity. This group represents 14 different and uniquely talented students, but when their individual passions and voices come together, there is no question that Soulfully Versed embodi...

Spotlight series tackles anxiety in latest performance of “The Swimmer”

Felicity Otterbein

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Art imitating life is perhaps one of the oldest techniques when approaching discussing the mounting magnitudes of depression, loss and grief. The power of theater and visual art presents the ability to see emotion take place, and process it immediately - allowing for a potential empathetic or sympath...

It’s the end of the world as they know it

It’s the end of the world as they know it

Ryan Arel

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Showcase, Theater

One of the greater flaws of human existence is the general apathy felt by those who are unsatisfied or disappointed with the turns life can present. This can be applied to any and all walks of life; as what humans experience can shape an outlook on life, personality and character. It’s easy to see why buryi...

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