Salem Students Shine at Techstars Startup Weekend

OLIVIA CHIPI Over the course of a November weekend, 12 Salem siblings transformed into entrepreneurs for the fourth time in four years. “They [students] learn more in that 54 hour length of time than they could ever learn in a classroom,” said Alyson Francisco in her description of the annual Techstars StartUp Weekend for Design […]

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October Town Hall Review

SADIE MARSH From the Dean of the College: Salem College is building strategic relationships between places involved in academic and student affairs. The College will be working on developing several new Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), like the pathway to pharmacy currently in place with High Point University. Other MOUs are in place with Elon University, Campbell […]

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The New Poetry Review: An American Sunrise

NATALIE PATTERSON An American Sunrise Joy Harjo 2019 Joy Harjo’s latest full-length poetry collection begins with a prologue and a map. “On May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson unlawfully signed the Indian Removal Act to force move southeastern peoples from our homelands to the West. We were rounded up with what we could carry.” The […]

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Center for Women Writers Hosts Embodiment Panel

NATALIE PATTERSON On Friday, Oct. 18, Metta-Sáma and the Center for Women Writers welcomed poets Cameron Awkward-Rich, Rosebud Ben-Oni and Brenda Iijima, as well as self-identified diarist and anti-poet Kenyatta JP García, to each present a talk on the topic of embodiment.  In her introduction of the writers, Metta-Sáma explained that the Embodiment Panel was […]

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First Year Turnover Rate Grows Concerning

MEGHAN NELSON Salem College prides itself on its small class sizes, but what happens when the population dwindles too small? For the first-year class of 2019-2020, a vanishing class has become a reality.  Talking to ten first-years, the largest threat to the retention rate seems to be students transferring within the year, revealing the fact […]

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Lunch Dates at Burger King: Social Life Abroad

ELLE CHIARADIO It was perhaps six months ago I walked to the Refectory misty eyed and anxious. I had just finished up some work on my visa application when it suddenly hit me: in a few months, I’d be an ocean away from all my friends and family. Instead of excitement, I began to feel […]

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