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Commentary: Kendrick Lamar first rap artist to win Pulitzer Music Prize

Commentary: Kendrick Lamar first rap artist to win Pulitzer Music Prize

Chris DeGusto and Joe Rice

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

At 16-years-old, there was only one person in our group of friends that had a car. Our group used to drive around in a Nissan Sentra far past sundown, blasting Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d city” record until the speakers began to die out. Some of the most exciting times of our high school d...

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...

Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

Morgan Hume

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The date is April 29, 1992. Only hours after four white police officers were found not guilty for beating Rodney King, an African-American male, with their nightsticks. It was an act of brutality that an ameuter videographer caught on film. Riots spring up in South Central Los Angeles only moments after ...

A Legend-ary Performance: John Legend takes the stage in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

A Legend-ary Performance:  John Legend takes the stage in  “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

There’s nothing more risky than a plan with good intentions. When you have a plan based on good intentions, naturally you want to see that plan come to fruition exactly the way you pictured it in your head. But the possibility of negative reception is grossly overlooked; people are so certain that...

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 the time...

Suffolk Dance Company leaves it all on the stage in latest performance, “Sincerely Yours”

Suffolk Dance Company leaves it all on the stage in latest performance, “Sincerely Yours”

Ryan Arel

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

After a long academic year of practicing, performing and bonding as a unit, the Suffolk University Dance Company (SUDC) put their deepest sentiments on stage. On Wednesday March 28, SUDC put on its second showcase show at Roxbury Community College. The show was hosted by freshman PPE major Ashley Ce...

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...

Yo Adrian, I’m still breathing! Death hoaxes in the digital age

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Actor Sylvester Stallone fought rumors of his death last week after an internet hoax surfaced on social media, stating he had passed away from prostate cancer. While the origins of the rumor are unclear, thousands of fans posted tributes to the “Rocky” star online as the story trended. Stallone...

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Sony Pictures “Peter Rabbit” sparked a major outrage among parents of children with life-threatening allergies on its opening weekend. During one particular scene of the film, Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, and four of his friends come up with an idea to exact revenge on their nemesis, Mr. T...

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