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Archive for October, 2019

Lesley Student Canvasses for Local Cambridge Candidate

On Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5 pm to 8 pm I decided to venture into the world of local politics and canvass for Cambridge city councilor Quinton Zondervan to be re-elected for his second term. I met with Masha Vernik, Boston University graduate and Quinton’s full-time campaign manager, in a downtown Central Square office to… Read More ›

On World Mental Health Day, A Successful Performance of “This is My Brave”

Staring at myself in the mirror of Marran Theatre’s green room, I looked different somehow than I did when I began this journey five months ago. I looked more confident, stronger even. I knew I was ready to share my story of living with a mental illness with the crowd eagerly waiting just beyond the… Read More ›

Movie Review: Joker

One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, explores a new perspective on the extremely popular comic book villain, The Joker.  Arthur Fleck, a man who feels disregarded by everyone around him, works as a sign twirler, dressed up as a clown. He lives… Read More ›

Study Abroad Program Gives Lesley Student “The Experience of a Lifetime”

Studying abroad.  It was a term I had heard all of my life– and it was supposed to be the experience of a lifetime. All of my friends from my hometown had experienced going abroad at least once. I just never thought it would a possibility for me. I was sitting in my room one… Read More ›

Arts Review: Wardell Milan Visits Lesley

On Wednesday night (Sept 25), I attended a lecture from Wardell Milan, Lesley’s first visiting artist for the Fall semester.  Milan’s work has been showcased by the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum (both in New York), as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, among other prestigious venues. Never having attended an… Read More ›

LadiesCon Event Features Diverse Pop Culture Publications

The Ladies of Comicazi, who are based in the Comicazi comic book shop in Davis Square in Somerville, hosted the fourth annual LadiesCon on Saturday, September 21st, from 11 AM to 5 pm.  The convention was held at The Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville, about a 25 min walk from the Doble… Read More ›