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Importance of Inclusivity: QSU promotes diversity on campus

Importance of Inclusivity: QSU promotes diversity on campus

Felicity Otterbein

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Perhaps one of the more active and engaged groups on campus, the Queer Student Union (QSU) has set out to advocate for the well-being and inclusivity of students campus-wide. According to QSU President Joe Piemonte, the group was started more than 10 years ago as the Rainbow Alliance, but has been more...

Comedy to address conflict

Comedy to address conflict

Ryan Arel and Morgan Hume

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, World

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict rages on in the Middle East - and according to journalist, author and screenwriter Sayed Kashua, hope to find the situation will improve, one has to be naive. Last Wednesday night, students and faculty lined the seats of Modern Theatre to welcome the Arab-Israeli author...

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a hot muscular guy is held hostage by a group of terrorists at the top of an extremely tall building. The terrorists are also threatening his family and the other people in the building. No, it’s not “Die Hard;” it’s the upcoming (and quite unoriginal) Dwayne J...

Spring Showcase 2018: musicals & minimalism

Spring Showcase 2018: musicals & minimalism

Juliana Sanchez

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

  The Spring Showcase 2018, featured “Acting 101/ Ames Room,” directed and written by Elektra Newman, and “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” a cabaret directed and choreographed by Victoria Isotti. “Acting 101/ Ames,” room represents a journey toward fulfillment and happiness, while “I Enjoy...

Versace on the ground: tragedy in a fashion empire

Versace on the ground: tragedy in a fashion empire

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Ryan Murphy’s latest installment in his award-winning “American Crime Story” franchise has everyone talking. According to Show Buzz Daily, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” had 2.22 million viewers glued to their screen on the night of its premiere; by the following morning, Versace’s n...

Speak and be heard

Speak and be heard

Kaitlin Hahn

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Illuminated by the 10 electric candles held by 10 respective women, the small OBERON stage was brightened for the briefest of moments to start a night dedicated to shedding light on the stories of the Nigerian women who have suffered the most extreme hardships. They start off in unison, swaying their...

Spring Showcase 2018: an existential crisis, celebrating women

Spring Showcase 2018: an existential crisis, celebrating women

Felicity Otterbein

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Within the theater community lies an undeniable thirst to create and suspend reality, if only for the briefest of moments. A hunger to create passionate, personable and personal content is always on the rise. At Suffolk University, this trend remains amongst its gifted theater student writers, directors and...

Venture capitalizes on 50 plus years

Venture capitalizes on 50 plus years

Morgan Hume

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Five decades ago, in the midst of war and government resistance, Gregory Wayland was just another student at Suffolk University. While horrific events were filling up television broadcasts throughout the nation, Wayland sat quietly, scribbling his opinions and poetry down in a notebook. His private t...

Kiss and make-up: Tarte cosmetics flounders after beauty blunder

Brooke Patterson

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the well-known beauty line, Tarte Cosmetics, launched a line of foundations to coincide with their best-selling “Shape Tape” concealer. The product released two different formulas, matte and a hydrating finish, both having 15 different shades, but a majority of...

Only 90’s kids will get this

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Awards season is in full swing, and this year’s Academy Awards promises to be bigger than ever before. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Oscars will be hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, for the second year in a row. According to Oscar.go.com, Kimmel said hosting this ceremony has been the ...

Culture connection

Culture connection

Felicity Otterbein and Juliana Sanchez

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Mosaics, like jigsaw puzzles, bring to light the beauty that stems from the bits and pieces that come together to create a larger picture. At first, what can appear to be a jumbled mess of scattered color and chaos soon becomes an array of wonder and awe. As a means of celebrating this kind of chaos...

L.A. based band courtship. bring the sunshine to Boston

L.A. based band courtship. bring the sunshine to Boston

Felicity Otterbein

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

     Fueled by an energy similar to that of a bolt of lightning, Los Angeles-based band, courtship., were a force to be reckoned with this past Saturday night at the Paradise Rock Club. The electro-pop group mercilessly punched out original tracks like “Love for Everyone” and “Sunroof,” which...

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