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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...

Alicia Keys’ new album shares an important message

Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album,

Alida Benoit, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

On Sept. 18, Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album, “Alicia.” After the four years since “Here” was released, Keys' new album excites fans worldwide with its seductive sound, rhythm and blues. The moving, emotional lyrics performed by Keys provide just what the world needs right now....

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...

Suffolk alum Gabrielle Rizzo launches digital wellness platform, Wellbeings

Wellbeings's colorful homepage.

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2020

Suffolk University graduate, successful influencer and social media strategist Gabrielle Rizzo launched Wellbeings– a new wellness platform that creates a diverse and inclusive digital community for women to support each other during these trying times.  Rizzo believes wellness is a spectrum tha...

The SoWa market adjusts to COVID-19 guidelines

The SoWa Open Market in the South End is open until Oct. 25.

Ashley Fairchild, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

The vendors of SoWa open market in South End all had the same reaction when it came to their ability to sell their products to the people of Boston.           “We are all just happy we can be here,” said an employee at 2 Dogs Treats, who wished to remain anonymous. The outdoor ma...

Chance the Rapper stuns in an eccentric virtual concert at Ralph Lauren’s Chicago store

Chance the Rapper performing at an event pre-COVID.

Lauryn Clarke, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

In the age of technology combined with a global pandemic, creatives are reinventing ways to display their work. Virtual concerts are now the best way for artists to express their creativity and engage with their fans. Electrifying, warm, intimate and thoughtful are just some ways one can describe Chan...

“Cuties” and #CancelNetflix: Is it worth the controversy?

Three girls dance in front of a sunset.

Caitlyn Green, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

On Sept. 10, #CancelNetflix was the number-one trending hashtag on Twitter. For once in our increasingly polarized country, the left and right picketed digitally against the same problem: “Cuties,” the debut film of French-Sengali director Maïmouna Doucouré.  “Cuties” premiered at the 2020 Sundance ...

The show must go on(line): Boston musicians share how COVID-19 impacted them

Boston-based singer, Alissa Musto performing on her piano at home.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

September 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter Alissa Musto’s last routine live show was on March 13 aboard a cruise ship in Mexico before the long months of quarantine began. Musto performed to a packed crowd that night and had no idea that the next time she would perform in person would be at the end of August to a socially...

Suffolk alum Jillian Ann’s debut EP is truly romantic

The cover of Jillian Ann's debut EP

Sarah Lukowski

May 19, 2020

Suffolk University alum and 2020 Berklee College of Music graduate, Jillian Ann, recently released her debut EP “Truly, Madly, Deeply” that is ultimately honest in navigating the complicated feelings that come with a romantic relationship.  The five songs on the album were written and composed over the s...

International spring break trips cancelled, Suffolk warns students abroad amid coronavirus concerns

Seoul, South Korea sets up coronavirus testing outside hospital

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2020

It was just two weeks ago on February 21st that sophomore Marley Belanger departed the United States to spend a semester abroad exploring the life and culture of Seoul, South Korea. She never could have expected that after only seven days in the city, she’d already be booking her flight home.  A...

‘A Night Around the World’ shows off Suffolk’s diversity

Students celebrate fashion and culture on Suffolk’s campus at “A Night Around the World”

James Bartlett

February 26, 2020

The Asian American Association (AAA) hosted “A Night Around the World,” a cultural fashion show this past Thursday, Feb. 20. The celebration took place in the basement cafeteria of the Leonard J. Samia Academic Center. AAA had converted the area into a captivating fashion runway. Due to the size ...

17 hour shooting rampage in Thailand leaves 29 dead

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

Devastation made its way to Bangkok, Thailand, where 29 people were shot dead in a shopping mall by an ex-soldier, according to CNN.   A day that seemed like any other quickly turned into a scarring moment in history. The global community is still mourning, as 57 others have also been wounded. ...

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