This Month in History: March

NATALIE PATTERSON March 1, 1961: President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps, an American organization that sends volunteers to developing countries to assist with healthcare and education, among other needs. March 3, 1913: Thousands of women gather in Washington, D.C. to march in a parade calling for a constitutional amendment granting women the right […]

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Parkland: the aftermath

DENAE RABINETTE On February 14, 2018, former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his classmates with an AR-15 assault rifle. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting. In the wake of the terrible tragedy, the survivors from the Florida high school have started a nationwide movement to end gun violence. […]

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Contemporary Poetry Review: “play dead” by francine j. harris

NATALIE PATTERSON “play dead” francine j. harris Published April 2016 francine j. harris, 2015 NEA fellow and PEN Open Book Award-winner, writes a poetry that is as difficult to describe as it is profound, subversive and challenging. “play dead” has been showered with accolades, including a 2017 Lambda Literary Award and is praised both by […]

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Bookmarks Festival 2018 Educates and Entertains Winston-Salem

NATALIE PATTERSON The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors was hosted once again by Bookmarks, a bookstore and literary arts organization, in downtown Winston-Salem September 6-9, featuring authors, panels and exhibitors, book readings, food trucks, book signings, and book sales. The festival officially began here at Salem College on Thursday, September 6, with keynote speaker […]

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Oscars 2018: no surprises, but good fun

GABY IORI After the unexpected envelope mishaps of last year’s Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards were a somewhat welcome change of predictability and Hollywood frivolity. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Hollywood’s biggest night was March 4 and boasted the attendance of the film industry’s most well-known and lauded stars. Kimmel kept his opening monologue relatively tame, […]

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Bookmarks Festival 2018 Educates and Entertains Winston-Salem

NATALIE PATTERSON The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors was hosted once again by Bookmarks, a bookstore and literary arts organization, in downtown Winston-Salem September 6-9, featuring authors, panels and exhibitors, book readings, food trucks, book signings, and book sales. The festival officially began here at Salem College on Thursday, September 6, with keynote speaker […]

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Salem Hosts Accepted Applicant Overnight

EDEN HAMBY Salem College hosted the annual Accepted Applicant Overnight event on March 11 and 12. This year Salem welcomed roughly 30 students, a significant decrease from numbers in previous years. Students came from several different areas, including all parts of North Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee and South Carolina. Students arrived on campus midday Sunday and […]

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Broke & Hungry: Best (Cheap) Unknown Places to Eat in Winston

SAV FRANZ Mama Zoe Michael’s Located: 2859 Reynolda Rd. I would sell my soul for some decent Greek food, but luckily instead you can just go to Mama Zoe Michael’s and get excellent Greek food for a good price instead. Amazing options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike from a french toast praline casserole (AMAZING), […]

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