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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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