The stress of final exams

By Alexa Faria Staff Writer As college students all over the country return to school after celebrating Thanksgiving, their thrown into an oven of their own; finals week. With final examinations come exhausting hours of studying, cramming, writing, and the few hours of oblivion that one may experience from lack of sleep. During this time…

Avoiding the holiday weight gain

By Briana Hayes Staff Writer In the time from between Thanksgiving to New Year’s, there are a lot of memories made, laughs to be had, and tons of food. In fact, the never-ending, seemingly bottomless mountain of food present at every family gathering, holiday meal, and dessert table can be overwhelming. However, the food is…

Nothing for us without us: youth build people power

By Ayana Aubourg Contributing Writer A big “X” on the ceiling allows light to enter the Freedom Charter Monument in Kliptown. The “X” represents power to the people, and the cross reflected by its’ light represents peace. On June 26, 1955, over 3,000 anti-apartheid activists, calling themselves the Congress of the People, marched through police…

Storyteller begins a new chapter

By Ellen Garnett Staff Writer It’s 1 a.m. and there are spurts of furious typing in the Voice newsroom. The AP Style handbook is missing, someone lost a shoe, and there is the faint smell of cheese, but nobody knows where it is coming from. If production night strikes again at The Simmons Voice, who…

Transporting audiences to a winter wonderland

By Kaydee Donohoo Staff Writer In the past few years, the Boston Ballet has received world attention under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen. A spectacular of their shows has recently opened up in the Boston Opera House, and I cannot recommend this directing of “The Nutcracker” highly enough. This is the show’s third year…