The New Poetry Review: Oculus by Sally Wen Mao

NATALIE PATTERSON Oculus Sally Wen Mao 2019 Sally Wen Mao’s second poetry collection, Oculus, is a meeting of past, present, and future, at once a work of historical imagination and speculation for the digital age. Mao, born in Wuhan, China and raised in northern California, crafts an immense undertaking with Oculus, weaving together contemplations of […]

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Lucy Rose Center builds relationships with Network 1772

OLIVIA CHIPI On Feb. 15, the Lucy Rose Center for Global Leadership and Career Innovation hosted a launch event for the new Network 1772 mentoring platform. “It’s an advising, advisee mentoring platform with alum,” said Collier Lumpkin, the executive director for the career center. The platform Network 1772 runs through Firsthand, a website dedicated to […]

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Reflections on “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me”

DENAE RABINETTE “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me” Directed by Dan Reed Released Jan. 25, 2019 Now streaming on HBONow “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me,” the documentary detailing two particular cases in Michael Jackson’s alleged dark history of sexual abuse on children was released this January at the Sundance Film Festival, and later aired […]

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The 2019 Academy Awards: No host, no problem

GABY IORI The 91st Academy Award ceremony was held on Feb. 24, 2019, and it was unique for one simple reason: for the first time in over thirty years, there wasn’t a host. After initial host Kevin Hart stepped down from the position (after a series of homophobic tweets of his resurfaced), the Academy went […]

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Abuse allegations and Academy Awards for Bryan Singer

GABY IORI On January 23rd, “The Atlantic” published an exposé about film and television director Bryan Singer’s history of sexual assault allegations. The exposé detailed stories of trauma from his victims, many of whom were abused by Singer as young boys. The article was released at a particularly apt time — in the throes of […]

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The Wherehouse Art Hotel: A WSNC Hidden Gem

KATARINA RADU Lodging for art and artful lodging, the Wherehouse Art Hotel is a former artist collective and current unique boutique hotel and gallery space. The Wherehouse regularly holds events for artists and organizations in Winston-Salem, and on Wednesday, February 13th, it hosted an Art Party unveiling the works of local artists Sean McNamara, Laura […]

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Business 40 construction continues, affects Salem College

OLIVIA CHIPI Major construction has been right outside the doorsteps of Salem College. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) began construction on Interstate 40 Business (Business 40) through downtown Winston-Salem in 2017. As of Nov. 11, 2018, Church, South Main and Liberty streets have also been under construction, which directly affects Salem College. “It […]

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Bennett College still standing, awaiting hearing

OLIVIA CHIPI Bennett College was established in 1873 and is one of the only two women’s HBCUs in the nation. As of Feb. 22, the college’s accreditation status is at risk. Following a hearing on Feb. 18 with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the historically black college learned that it will not […]

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