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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Inaugurating the Salem Academy and College Athletic Hall of Fame

SOPHIE SHELTON Salem Academy and College opened their Athletic Hall of Fame with a banquet on Saturday, February 9th. The event hosted inductees, their families and friends, as well as other Salem Academy and College community members. For those unable to purchase tickets or attend the event, the ceremony was also live-streamed and is available […]

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Vagina Monologues: A Review

SOPHIE SHELTON Excitement loomed around the annual production of “The Vagina Monologues,” a student-run and student-performed show at Salem College. Written by feminist playwright Eve Ensler, the monologues center around women and their relationships with their vaginas. The monologues were performed on February 15th, 16th and 17th in Huber Theatre. The board consisted of co-directors […]

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Roshani Chokshi’s “The Gilded Wolves” Launch Party at Bookmarks Winston-Salem

DENAE RABINETTE   On January 15th, Bookmarks, the independent bookstore in downtown Winston-Salem, hosted a book launch event to celebrate the release of author Roshani Chokshi’s latest novel, “The Gilded Wolves.” Bookmarks is a literary non-profit organization that uses community outreach to connect people with books and authors through the annual Bookmarks Festival of Books […]

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Tell Me the Good News

NATALIE PATTERSON These days, it’s easy to feel like everything is bad. And by “everything,” I mean politics, the environment, staggering rates of mental illness, diseases in our food, a dead Mars rover, the crushing social constraints of society, your highlighter looking a little splotchy, etc., etc. Little do you know, good things are happening […]

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