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Concert Review: The Boston Symphony Orchestra(0)

February 16, 2019

On February 10th, 2019, Lesley University student reporters Bella Denneno and Andrea Gunnarsdottir were welcomed to the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall by publicist Emily Cotten. We were provided with the opportunity to witness the full symphony orchestra experience.  Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, was the conductor; and… Read More ›

Album Review: Crywolf “Skeletons”

Typing away, I’m doing my homework in bed like always, the regular routine. My headphones are buried in my ears, because music is the only way I can truly focus on what I’m doing. By now my Spotify playlist has been exhausted of all its songs, and it begins suggesting random songs; and I stop… Read More ›

Creative Writing Major Enjoys Presentation by V.E. Schwab

There are very few authors who I would confidently dedicate my entire life to reading only their books forever and never waver in that declaration; Victoria Schwab is one of them. I was lucky enough to be able to see her speak on October 3rd as she promoted her most recent release, Vengeful, and spoke… Read More ›

Arts Review: Romeo and Juliet

There’s nothing like spending a Sunday afternoon listening to a full orchestra and watching two star-crossed lovers dance their way to their death.  As the Boston Ballet’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet came to a close on April 8th, I was fortunate enough to see one of the last performances of the production.  The classic… Read More ›

Lesley Students Recommend Swing Dancing

Sometimes Wednesdays can be even more of a struggle than Mondays. Wednesday is surrounded on all sides by more of the same – work. But what are you doing to break free from your Wednesday rut? Why not try west coast swing dancing with The Dancing Fools? Dance can be incredibly beneficial to people of… Read More ›

Our Picks and Predictions for Oscar Night

When I was younger, I never really thought much of the Oscars. My mom always kept it on to watch the girls walk the red carpet in their pretty dresses and then quickly changed the channel once the awards portion of the night actually got started. My dad would wait and see if this year’s… Read More ›

Before Joining “Ladies First,” Lesley Student Once Sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park

[Editor’s Note:  Lesley’s all female a cappella group “Ladies First” recently gave its final performance of the semester, before an enthusiastic audience.  But several years ago, one of the members of the group sang for an entirely different audience:  baseball fans at Fenway Park.  She looks back on that amazing experience.] As the last few… Read More ›

Music Review: Danny Brown “Atrocity Exhibition”

When alt-rockers Nine Inch Nails and Joy Division and jazz giant Miles Davis are given nods in a hip-hop album, one cannot help but become intrigued by an unlikely crossover. Enter the enigmatic Danny Brown, Detroit based emcee, someone with a delightfully tortured soul. “Atrocity Exhibition”, an experimental work revolving around the themes of mental… Read More ›

Entertainment Review: Game Grumps

On Wednesday October 7th Arin Hanson and Daniel Avidan, more commonly known as the Game Grumps, brought a live “Let’s Play” experience to the sold out Wilbur Theatre.  A “Let’s Play” is when one or more people record themselves playing through a video game and share their experiences on YouTube or other media sharing websites…. Read More ›

TV Review: Black-ish

Black-ish is a situation comedy currently being aired by ABC.  It stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.  It is about an upper-middle class black family, the Johnsons, who live in a predominantly white neighborhood.  Black-ish uses humor to make serious points, such as conveying the inequalities of our society from the vantage point of… Read More ›