Update on Brett Kavanaugh

VERITY WILCHER On Oct. 6, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote. His confirmation was answered by protestors shouting “shame, shame, shame” at the congressmen who voted to confirm him. Brett Kavanaugh is now the second sitting Supreme Justice to be accused of sexual misconduct. Of course, given […]

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UNC Chapel Hill ‘Silent Sam’ faces uncertain fate

OLIVIA CHIPI On Aug. 20, the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue was removed during a protest at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Nearly two months after it was toppled, the university’s Faculty Council has requested the permanent removal of the monument, according to the Daily Tar Heel, the campus newspaper. Prior to this […]

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Pride 2018

GABY IORI Winston-Salem hosted its annual Pride parade and festival downtown on Oct. 13, and as always, it was quite the event. From parades to food trucks to drag performances, Winston showed up to put on a good time for the LGBTQ+ community. For many at Salem College, Pride is an event to look forward […]

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Devastation by Hurricanes Florence and Michael

DENAE RABINETTE Last month, Hurricane Florence struck the southeastern coast of the United States near Wilmington, North Carolina and became one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the Carolinas. School districts across the east coast closed, airports grounded flights, and over a million people were under mandatory evacuation orders as the storm approached […]

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Salem Spirits and Folklore

SAV FRANZ With sports teams called the Salem Spirits, it’s hard to deny the paranormal lore that is deeply ingrained in Salem College’s culture. Established in 1772, Salem’s age also attributes a great deal to the speculation of ghosts and other paranormal specters that supposedly walk the halls of various dorms and academic buildings of […]

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Fall Fest: Class of 2020 Still Has The Vision

SOPHIE SHELTON On Sept. 19, 2018, the echoing of drums and cheers could be heard from Salem College’s residence halls mere minutes before the sun rose. The Winston Salem State University’s marching band had arrived, with the senior class of 2019 trailing along right behind them. Their pots, pans, noise makers and cheering blared in […]

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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW “Insurrecto” By Gina Apostol pp. 336 Soho Press Published Nov. 13, 2018 From the PEN Open Book Award-winning author of “Gun Dealers’ Daughter”, Gina Apostol, comes “Insurrecto”, a haunting tribute to America’s past and present for the people of the Philippines. Woven between the parallel storylines of Filipino translator Magsalin and American filmmaker […]

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Podcast Recommendations

DENAE RABINETTE  Podcasts have become an increasingly popular form of entertainment in recent years. The format is reflective of the radio-show format that was popularized during the 1950s. There is no visual element to a podcast, which could contribute to their popularity. Since they do not have a visual element, such as video streaming services, […]

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