The Suffolk Journal

Helpful hints to succeed in online school

Torre's organized desk that is used for online classes and schoolwork.

Morgan Torre, Assistant Copy Editor

September 22, 2020

Every college student who is living off-campus or back in their parents’ house can agree that this is not an ideal situation. In fact, getting your college education through a computer screen seems like a horror movie.  By now, however, we’ve developed some sort of a routine and accepted this as...

Sea wall murals are bringing color and environmental awareness to East Boston

Silvia Lopez Chavez's mural titled

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

The Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina came to life as the summer ended with a collection of four vibrant, story-telling murals decorating the exterior of several brick buildings in the area. Linda Cabot, in partnership with HarborArts and PangeaSeed Foundation, hosted the first “Sea Walls: Artists for Oce...

The show must go on(line): Boston musicians share how COVID-19 impacted them

Boston-based singer, Alissa Musto performing on her piano at home.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

September 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter Alissa Musto’s last routine live show was on March 13 aboard a cruise ship in Mexico before the long months of quarantine began. Musto performed to a packed crowd that night and had no idea that the next time she would perform in person would be at the end of August to a socially...

Black-owned businesses to support in Boston

Hats sold by Boston lifestyle brand, Black Girl Magic Apparel.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

July 13, 2020

Boston residents are supporting Black-owned businesses to help fight racial injustice as protests and discussions about police brutality – and Black people who have been killed by police, including George Floyd, Elijah McClain, and Breonna Taylor – continue to happen around the country.  Partic...

Suffolk photojournalism students document the pandemic

A sports field left vacant during quarantine, but the Boston spirit still continued on.

Sarah Lukowski

June 3, 2020

Students in Ken Martin’s photojournalism classes have been on the front lines of history by photographing the coronavirus pandemic as part of their final projects.  Martin had students in both his Photojournalism and Creative Innovation: The Extended Photo Essay classes photograph the pandemic w...

Suffolk student will direct virtual performance of ‘The Lover’

Suffolk student will direct virtual performance of 'The Lover'

Morgan Hume

April 9, 2020

There’s an old saying in theater that the show must go on, even if that means performing the show virtually over Zoom during this unprecedented period of social distancing.  Suffolk University’s switch to remote learning due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus meant that performances in...

What switching to online learning means for the Suffolk Art & Design department

Courtesy of Paul Andrade

Sarah Lukowski

March 22, 2020

Suffolk’s decision to teach all classes remotely for the remainder of the semester due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused Art & Design students to worry about how they will navigate studio classes through online instruction and access materials for their assignments.  Suffolk’s Art & Design department, whi...

Hearts will shatter at the Sullivan Studio Theatre

Hearts will shatter at the Sullivan Studio Theatre

Julia Ahaesy

March 4, 2020

Throughout life on Earth, every human forms different relationships that can save us or destroy us. With excitement comes disappointment, with pleasure comes pain and with love comes heartbreak. The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present how we handle and process this life in the Spotlight...

UDOT lights up Suffolk during annual tech show

UDOT members step out from behind the curtain to address the crowd

Phoebe Adams

March 4, 2020

When one thinks of the performing arts, it is often the singers, actors and dancers that are remembered and praised for their performance. However, the true unsung heroes of the performing arts world are the tech and stage crew, who are key players in creating the best performance an audience can see. On ...

Student Fashion takes Suffolk Community on ‘A Night Around The World’

Amy, representing India for the night, dancing along the stage in a hot pink sari with silver and gold gem detailing inside the Samia Cafe.

Julia Ahaesy

February 26, 2020

On Thursday evening, the Asian American Association (AAA) gathered with nine other Suffolk University cultural groups to put fashion from different countries in the spotlight. Students strutted up and down the catwalk in the Samia Cafe, proudly modeling clothing from diverse backgrounds in a beautifu...

Suffolk organization uses beanies to fight against pediatric cancer

Suffolk organization uses beanies to fight against pediatric cancer

Sarah Lukowski

February 26, 2020

In 2015, Suffolk University’s Love Your Melon Campus Crew was created to bring greater awareness to pediatric cancer and the effects it has on children and their families, while also sporting multi-colored knit hats. The club was originally founded on campus by 2019 Suffolk graduates Olivia Brooks...

PAO play humorously brings Simpsons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

PAO play humorously brings Simpsons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

Phoebe Adams

February 26, 2020

This past weekend, the Performing Arts Office (PAO) debuted its version of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” playing shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at the Modern Theatre. The play, which is loosely based on the Simpsons episode “Cape Feare,” heavily depends on viewers understandin...

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