Choir concert still triumphs despite critical changes

OLIVIA CHIPI Amidst changes to Salem College’s campus, the fall “Salem Sings” choral concert experienced a few changes of its own. “For the first time in 8 years, there will be no orchestra or instruments besides piano,” said Sonja Sepulveda, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Theory at Salem  College. Dr. Sepulveda […]

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Addiction and Family in “Beautiful Boy”

GABY IORI Beautiful Boy Dir. by Felix von Groeningen Released October 12, 2018 Now showing at a/perture cinema “Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, is not an easy watch. The film details the true story of Nic Sheff (Chalamet), a teenager growing up in California who becomes addicted to crystal meth, and how […]

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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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