The Suffolk Journal

Nick Cenci debuts original play on campus

The play combined live acting and video

Mol Webber

November 6, 2019

Suffolk’s campus was haunted this past week after Halloween as “Night Shift,” a play written and directed by Suffolk student Nick Cenci, opened at the Sullivan Studio Theater. “Night Shift” follows the story of Eddie, a security guard working the late shift on the Suffolk Campus during fi...

Who’s Askin’ delivers despite difficulties

The group lines up for their curtain call

Emily Devlin

October 30, 2019

From the corner of Boylston and Tremont, to Australia and even to the doors of heaven, Who’s Askin’ brings the audience to different places and situations, leaving them laughing along the way. Despite an eventful week full of difficulties, the sketch comedy group held a confident and entertaini...

Thrift sale raises funds for Suffolk CARES pantry

Sale items included various winter coats

Morgan Hume

October 30, 2019

The Suffolk University Performing Arts Office (PAO) and Theatre Department teamed up last week to host their annual thrift sale event in the third floor lounge of the Sawyer building. On Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, racks of discounted clothing were set up on campus for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No specifi...

Unspoken Feelings gives students space to let loose with hip-hop and comedy

Ben Pompilus was the DJ and judge on Thursday night

Eddie Reinhardt

October 30, 2019

Unspoken Feelings held their first ever “Ram ‘N Out” event which mirrored the popular MTV hip-hop comedy show “Wild ’N Out.” Anye Nkimbeng, Unspoken Feelings club president and MC for the night, was reminiscent of the charismatic MTV host Nick Cannon, but definitely brought his own flare...

Suffolk student covers rock hits during Lollapalooza tour

Haley Solomito, alongside fellow members of the School of Rock program, performing lead vocals in front of a live crowd

Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

Most college students spend their summer vacations working seasonal jobs, relaxing by the beach or spending quality time with family, but vocalist Haley Solomito spent hers on tour, sharing the same stages as the music industry’s biggest names. The Suffolk freshman and East Providence, R.I. nativ...

Suffolk improv group hosts seriously entertaining weekly shows

Other actors wait to jump into the show

Avery Gallagher

October 23, 2019

Through a mix of comedy and quick thinking, Suffolk University’s improv group Seriously Bent gets the audience involved during their weekly shows. On Thursday nights at 10 p.m., the Smith Hall basement transforms into a room of both imagination and performance. Seriously Bent practices improvisational ...

Suffolk’s PAO plans to give students a deadly night out in upcoming performance

The full cast and crew of

Madison Suseland

October 16, 2019

A night of food, outer space shenanigans, murder, theater and... dinner? These four very different elements are what the Suffolk Performing Arts Office (PAO) will be presenting this year in “Enterprise: Deep Space Murder,” their annual dinner theater show. The performance will run from Thursday, Oct...

Writers brings classic literature to life in poetry reading

Poets Michael Longley and David Ferry inside the Poetry Center on Oct. 10 reading excerpts of famous literature to the audience

Catarina Protano

October 16, 2019

Two highly respected poets, Michael Longley and Suffolk University Resident Professor David Ferry made an appearance to give voice to their highly respected lyrical poems, translate the texts of ancient epics and discuss the immense value that simple lines can have in poetry. Longley, from Belfast, Ireland, made a r...

Fall showcase returns to Sullivan Theatre

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

October 9, 2019

The Sullivan Studio Theater will be home to the Suffolk University Theatre Department’s Fall Showcase this weekend. It will present three one-act plays written and directed by Suffolk students, highlighting the students’ skills and creativity in theater. This year’s showcase will feature “Area 5...

Who’s Askin’ swishes into another season

Who’s Askin’ swishes into another season

Morgan Hume

October 9, 2019

Suffolk University’s sketch comedy troupe Who’s Askin’ got the ball rolling this season with a performance of 15 original skits inside the Samia building cafe on Sunday night, their first performance of the semester. Who’s Askin’ performed a collection of recycled skits that were debuted at pr...

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Abigail Hart

October 2, 2019

Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre was transported to Poland last weekend, as the play “Ubu Roar” filled the venue with humor and laughter. This production was directed by Suffolk Theatre Professor Wesley Savick, and was put on by the Juvenila Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Allston....

Suffolk alum discusses turning grief into literature to communications students

Ballo reading an excerpt from his first book “Life Without Lisa”

Morgan Hume

October 2, 2019

When Richard Ballo’s wife lost her battle to cancer in 1993, the heartbroken widower was unsure how to handle the devastating loss, until he reached for a notebook and began jotting his grief down on paper. The author and Suffolk alum came to the university on Thursday afternoon to speak to students...

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