BADU Panel Sheds Light on the Intersectionality of Minority Groups

MARY DANIELS On Nov. 8, Black Americans Demonstrating Unity hosted a panel to educate students about intersectionality and activism. Host Tamia House and panelists Dr. Jo Dulan, Channy Jordan-Grier, Dr. Williams Lewis and Magalie Yacinthe engaged in an insightful discussion of the issues that plague minority communities. The panel focused on the intersectionality of minority […]

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Energy Independence Panel

SAV FRANZ On Nov. 16, the ENVS 230 class “The Role of Coal in Society” and the Creative Writing Department collaborated to host an energy independence panel discussing the current state and future of energy resources and use. The panel featured Jimmy Flythe, regional director for the government and community relations of Duke Energy of […]

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The Crisis in Puerto Rico

DENAE RABINETTE In late September, the island of Puerto Rico was slammed by Hurricane Maria. The entire island still has limited access to clean water, electricity or medicine. According to FEMA, 17 percent of the island is without clean water and 59 percent remains without electricity over two months later. In an interview with Mother […]

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Title IX Changes – What do they mean?

EDEN HAMBY This September, the Department of Education issued new guidance concerning Title IX. This new set of guidance left many confused and scared about the future of Title IX guidelines for sexual misconduct on college campuses. The Salemite spoke with Erin Jones Adams, Salem’s Title IX Coordinator, to see what exactly the new guidance […]

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Salem Seniors Attend Universities Studying Slavery Symposium

SOPHIE SHELTON Salem seniors Jessi Bowman and Alanna Natanson attended “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape”, a four-day symposium at The University of Virginia as a part of the Universities Studying Slavery organization. The symposium took place between Oct. 18 and 21. Programs consisted of panels, paper presentations and an excursion to three […]

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The Curse of Men in the Entertainment Industry: Accountability

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite GABI IORI In late October, women in the entertainment industry began to share their stories regarding sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein, well-known film mogul and producer. Nearly 80 women shared these […]

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Contra Dancing Returns to Salem College

JULIA JENNINGS On Nov. 5, the Salem College Contra Collaborators, an organization devoted to bringing contra dancing to the Salem community, hosted their first contra dance of the semester in Bryant Hall. They received a great turnout with many beginner-dancers joining in. Contra dance is a form of folk dance similar to square dance, but […]

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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW Mirror, Mirror By Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman 354 pp. HarperCollins. Published October 3, 2017 Easy as it is to get caught up in the twists and turns of a Young Adult novel, “Mirror, Mirror” by Cara Delevingne leaves the readers behind like Hansel and Gretel with nothing but a few breadcrumbs to […]

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Review: Nature, Peace and Death in Mary Oliver’s “Felicity”

NATALIE PATTERSON Felicity By Mary Oliver Published 2015 Reading “Felicity”, it’s easy to remember that Mary Oliver has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry.  Elusive and mysterious, notoriously private Oliver is known for her meditations on the landscapes and life of the natural world.   Now eighty-two, she […]

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Salem Sings! A Concert to Remember

MARY DANIELS On Nov. 3, the Salem College Chamber Choir, Chorale, and SuperTonix  invited the Winston-Salem community to a night of music. The concert was conducted by associate Professor of music and Director of choral activities Dr. Sonja Sepúlveda. The performance began with a dark auditorium. The choir members then filed into the auditorium in […]

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Film Review: “Mother!”

DENAE RABINETTE Mother! Dir. by Darren Aronofsky Released Sept. 15, 2017 “Mother!”, Darren Aronofsky’s latest daring film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is, without a doubt, not for everyone. With a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics seem to be conflicted. If you are going into the movie theater expecting a jump-scaring horror flick, prepare […]

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Detrás de las escenas: Fiesta 2017

SAM SHAW “Thank you. Thank you for letting us dance,” a performer from the group called Taquiri said to me on side stage after having performed. It was very important for her, who apparently did not speak English comfortably, to get that message across. Fiesta is a celebration of diversity of culture throughout the hispanic […]

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New MAGE Guild explores nerd culture

SCOTIE WILCHER The Manga, Anime, Gaming and Entertainment Guild was recently formed by senior Sabrina Otero and her board, including sophomore Jordan Wallen. Otero described MAGE Guild as “a community of students that have interest in gaming, manga or basically anything in the entertainment fandom world.” As a club, MAGE Guild traces its roots back […]

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Holiday Fun with Eden

EDEN HAMBY Part 1: Holiday Recipes *Scroll down for DIY Christmas Gifts. Hello Sugarplum Siblings! The holiday season is fast approaching, and some of you may still be scratching your heads thinking of what to bring to holiday dinner. Have no fear! Here are two suggestions – one savory and one sweet – that may […]

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Shaping Future Leaders at Salem with Leaders in Training

NATALIE PATTERSON In an increasingly fast-paced world that values those who stand out from the crowd and prove themselves as leaders, students may be feeling more pressure to develop skills that will enable them to do so. Leaders in Training, introduced to Salem College by Assistant Dean of Student Activities Dr. Alan Mueller, is a […]

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Let’s Get Consensual

Hello again, sexy Salemites. I hope everyone is doing well during this hellish time of finals. Remember, kiddos – take some time for yourself, breathe, and hydrate. This month, we’ll be talking about the sexiest thing in the bedroom: consent. I’m kidding, of course. Consent isn’t sexy, it’s mandatory. Before we get down to business, let me […]

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Wildlife Rambles: Ginkgo Tree

JULIA JENNINGS Welcome back once again to Wildlife Rambles! Though the term “wildlife” is most often used to refer to only animals, it can also be used in reference to the flora of an area, and this month I’ll be teaching you all about the ginkgo tree! Also known as the maidenhair tree or Ginkgo […]

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A Year in Trump’s America

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite SCOTIE WILCHER I don’t think I’ll ever forget how I felt when I heard that Donald Trump “won” the office of president. It was around two in the morning, but the time doesn’t […]

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