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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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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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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The Staff | 2019-2020

Editor-in-Chief Olivia Chipi Assistant Editor Sav Franz Copy Editor Sophie Shelton Layout and WordPress Editor Sadie Marsh Head Photographer Maggie Ryals Faculty Advisor Dr. Spring-Serenity Duvall Section Editors Elle Chiaradio Natalie Patterson Staff Writers Heaven Guilford Meghan Nelson Sofia Lopez-Arellano Sharissa Theodore Holly Vazquez Photographers Anahi Sanchez Tapia Holli Burroughs Hayden Smith Lydia Gilbert

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