‘Sleeping Beauty’ fills fairy-tale expectations

By Kaydee Donohoo Staff Writer The Boston Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty,” here from April 28 to May 27, will serve as a good reminder for why audiences love ballet in the first place. For anyone new to ballet, this is great place to start that love. In addition to Tchaikovsky’s music, this production…

Error 404: ‘Black Mirror’ not found

By Haley Verre Staff Writer Viewers may stumble upon “Dimension 404,” a Hulu-exclusive series that could best be described as an off-brand “Black Mirror” with a hint of tongue-in-cheek humor. Given the success of the Netflix series, it is not a surprise that Hulu wanted to follow in the footsteps of its big sister. The…

Dr. Paul E. Farmer visits Simmons

By Shen Gao Staff Writer Last Tuesday, Dr. Paul E. Farmer, Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, led a discussion here at Simmons College as part of the Friars Leaders Program. Dr. Farmer is widely recognized for his work on health, human rights, and consequences of social equality. In the…

Artificial womb breakthrough stirs medical community

By Angelica Coleman Staff Writer Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and collaborating institutions have created an artificial womb that successfully aided lamb fetal development. This technology could eventually be applied to the development of premature human fetuses. The article, published in the April 25 issue of Nature Communications, outlines the researchers’ success in…