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“House of Venus” celebrates young artists’ work through pops of color

Colorful artwork displayed at the House of Venus exhibit.

Jasmine Francoeur, Journal Contributor

October 27, 2020

The underground gallery House of Venus was a must-see hidden gem in the SoWa Art & Design District that enchants gallery-goers with a colorful display of artwork by fresh, young artists.  The gallery which ran until Oct. 16, featured many works of art of a variety of media such as fashion and fa...

The Franklin Park Zoo shines with the “Boston Lights” experience

A butterfly light display at the Franklin Park Zoo. Boston Lights is unfortunately sold out for the rest of the season.

Morgan Torre, Asst. Copy Editor

October 27, 2020

One may think of the Franklin Park Zoo to only feature animal exhibits. However, they may be surprised to visit and be welcomed with light displays that seem to go on for miles within the zoo during Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience. Beyond the welcome arch adorned in lighted flowers and swirled designs, toppe...

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book “How to be an Antiracist” and how to fight racism

Ibram X-Kendi presenting his book

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2020

Conversations around “anti-racism” have helped provide a clear way for individuals to fight racism, reflect upon their own biases and create real change within each other, as discussed at the Museum of Science recently.   On Oct. 14,  the museum hosted a live virtual discussion between Dr. Ibr...

A coffee lovers guide to Greater Boston

The inside of Polcari's Coffee in the North End.

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Boston is a hub for coffee lovers, but outside of the well-known chains, the city and its surrounding areas offer unique and delicious cafes that aren’t to be missed. Here are five cafes in and around Boston that will live up to any coffee aficionados’ standards.  Ziggy’s Coffee Bar  (Downtown Boston) This ca...

WBUR hosts discussion highlighting Black leaders in the Boston art community

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor

October 20, 2020

On Oct.13, WBUR CitySpace brought together a virtual panel of Black leaders and artists to discuss where bias exists in Boston’s arts community, and how the city is elevating and amplifying new Black voices in the arts. This was the fourth discussion highlighting transformative Black leaders ac...

Preview: Basquiat MFA exhibit, a series of firsts

Preview: Basquiat MFA exhibit, a series of firsts

Abby O'Connor, Asst. Arts and Culture Editor

October 14, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) newest exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” is an installation of firsts.  Originally scheduled to debut in April of 2020, “Writing the Future” was just beginning to be installed the night the MFA was shut down due to the C...

The Big Gay Market is a welcoming environment that will sure leave you with some laughs

Vendor stalls at the Big Gay Market in Dorchester on Oct. 11.

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

The Big Gay Market in Dorchester opened this past weekend, Oct. 11. for its first event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Massachusetts. The event coincided with a disco brunch at Blend, a hip restaurant right next door to the market on Dorchester Ave. Upon arrival at the Big Gay Market, three things were immediatel...

“9to5: The Story of a Movement” showcases the powerful women who called for equality in the workplace

A woman participating in the 9to5 movement that called to create change in the male-dominated workforce.

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

October 6, 2020

“9to5: The Story of a Movement," is a powerful and inspiring short film directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, that must be watched by all students who don’t only want to see change in the world, but want to make change.  The film was featured during the annual GlobeDocs Film Festival...

Six fun and safe activities to do in Boston during the fall

The Boston Public Garden shows off its fall colors.

Roxanne Snowden, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

Fall in Boston may not be the same as before the pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this season in the city. Here are six fun things to do in Boston this fall while staying safe and getting outside. Experience Boston's fall foliage Fall in New England is unlike anything else, and it...

Wyllo, a woman-owned curated boutique, is Boston’s newest hidden gem

The entrance to Wyllo, a curated boutique that features products from over 50 women-owned businesses.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

October 6, 2020

Wyllo, a woman-owned business that sells a curated collection of clothing, jewelry, home decor and stationery is the South End’s newest hidden gem.  Wyllo’s brick and mortar storefront opened this September after a number of setbacks and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a water main break in Apr...

TRILLFIT: A spin on the average workout class

Outside TRILLFIT's boutique fitness studio in Mission Hill.

Julene Derolus, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

With COVID-19 creating a new normal, Boston residents have been presented with unique ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, one of those being a fitness class led by TRILLFIT alongside Carson Beach in South Boston.  TRILLFIT, a Black women-owned boutique fitness studio located in Mission Hill th...

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta King mural unveiled in Roxbury to celebrate their relationship

Martin Luther King Jr. depicted in the

Mol Webber, News Editor

September 29, 2020

A new mural and walking tour was unveiled in West Roxbury Friday to honor Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta King.  Local artists Ekua Holmes and Rob Gibbs painted the mural to memorialize the love story of King and his wife. Although King was a Georgia native, he att...

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