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Ricketts and her book,

Newly published Suffolk student finds her happiness

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor November 24, 2020

Over the last three years, Suffolk University senior Deondra Ricketts has realized how to achieve genuine happiness through lessons she learned on a personal journey to better herself. To help others cultivate...

The cover of Jennifer Niven's newest young adult novel

Jennifer Niven’s “Breathless” isn’t as magical as her previous YA novels

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor November 3, 2020

Author Jennifer Niven released her third young adult novel, “Breathless” on Sept. 29, which follows teenager Claude Henry as she navigates friendships, love, family dynamics and first times in the...

Ibram X-Kendi presenting his book

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

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...

The writer speaking on stage at City Winery on Feb. 10

Andrea Gibson brings stories about love to Boston during spoken poetry show

Morgan Hume February 19, 2020

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time, suffering from an unknown but debilitatingly painful illness and buying a toy snake at a church yard sale to use as a makeshift dildo were all personal...

Venture blends poetry, prose and song to charm audience at open mic night

Venture blends poetry, prose and song to charm audience at open mic night

Madison Suseland February 19, 2020

On Feb. 13, Venture literary magazine hosted an open mic night to allow aspiring creative minds to share their work with the Suffolk community. The event was held in the Poetry Center in 73 Tremont and...

Salamander magazine slithers into another edition

Salamander magazine slithers into another edition

Abby O'Connor February 5, 2020

When most people see the word salamander, they typically think of a lizard. What most people may not know is that these creatures are impenetrable to fire, tough and regenerative beings, which are the...

No ordinary author: Jaquira Díaz visits Suffolk to discuss childhood upbringing and new memoir

No ordinary author: Jaquira Díaz visits Suffolk to discuss childhood upbringing and new memoir

Morgan Hume January 29, 2020

Jaquira Díaz has not had it easy. She lived in poverty, dropped out of high school and was raised by a parent that suffered from schizophrenia. Yet somehow, not only did Díaz survive it all, but she...

Author Aciman is well known for his novel 'Call Me By Your Name'

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Gabrielle Delgado November 20, 2019

André Aciman spoke about his inspirations for writing, the vibrancy of setting and spontaneity during the discussion of his new novel “Find Me” at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sunday Nov. 10,...

Professor Frangipane speaks to students about emotional truths in literature

English professor discusses different versions of truth in literature

Madison Suseland November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, English Professor Nicholas Frangipane hosted a talk to discuss his recently released book, “Multiple Narratives, Versions, and Truth in the Contemporary Novel.” Frangipane just...

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

Writers brings classic literature to life in poetry reading

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...

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

Suffolk alum discusses turning grief into literature to communications students

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...

Spoken poet ‘FreeQuency’ shares poems on Black identity

Spoken poet ‘FreeQuency’ shares poems on Black identity

Morgan Hume February 27, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Program Council (PC), Black Student Union (BSU) and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion brought spoken poet and Kenyan immigrant Mwende “FreeQuency”...

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