Abuela Alessandra

“Domiii-NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” Alessandra Settineri’s voice reverberates through the room – a small, black-box style theatre. Onstage, she is Abuela in Wendy Kesselman’s Maggie Magalita. Her character has just finished (and won) a game of dominoes with her Americanized granddaughter. She lifts her arms, cocks her hip, and the lights go black. The room explodes in between-scene…

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Home Again: Immigrants and the Organizations Supporting Them

On the final Sunday in September, the sun blazes. It feels like mid-July, but in fact the summer weather is giving its last hurrah before autumn takes its colorful grip on New England. The cracked concrete of a small parking lot tucked in behind Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Mass. plays host to the sweating attendees…

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Emma Glassman-Hughes considers herself a traveler. A twenty year old student at Emerson College, working towards a customized major entitled “The Political Sociology of Social Change,” Glassman-Hughes has visited South Africa, Qatar, and South Carolina just this past summer. In the past few years, she has spent a semester abroad in the Netherlands, traveling around…

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Becoming a Plant Person: How Indoor Growth Can Improve Your Life

When Summer Rayne Oakes’ roommate moved out of their NYC apartment six years ago, Oakes felt her decorative restrictions in the shared space lift; she was now free to fill her own space however she wanted to. The first thing she did was buy a plant – a fiddleleaf fig tree. “It just kind of…

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