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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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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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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Film Review: “Mother!”

DENAE RABINETTE Mother! Dir. by Darren Aronofsky Released Sept. 15, 2017 “Mother!”, Darren Aronofsky’s latest daring film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is, without a doubt, not for everyone. With a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics seem to be conflicted. If you are going into the movie theater expecting a jump-scaring horror flick, prepare […]

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Detrás de las escenas: Fiesta 2017

SAM SHAW “Thank you. Thank you for letting us dance,” a performer from the group called Taquiri said to me on side stage after having performed. It was very important for her, who apparently did not speak English comfortably, to get that message across. Fiesta is a celebration of diversity of culture throughout the hispanic […]

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Events in Downtown Winston-Salem This Fall

OLIVIA SHEETS Looking for something to do this fall? Winston-Salem will be holding many fun-filled activities. Events listed are held specifically within walking distance of the college, so there is no excuse to not fill your planner with fall fun. Get ready to put on your favorite oversized thrift store sweater and cover yourself in […]

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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW Kaleidoscope Song By Fox Benwell Published September 19, 2017 “Kaleidoscope Song” is a book that leaves something intangible behind with the reader. This lyrical bildungsroman is the tale of teenager Neo’s journey from an innocent, sheltered girl to an outspoken, unapologetic young woman. Her love of music leads her to encounter Tale, the […]

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“In the Next Room” leaves Salem Quivering in Delight!

EDEN HAMBY During the weekend of Sept. 28-30, the Salem College Pierette Players debuted their annual Fall Play. This year’s selection was “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” by Sarah Ruhl, a dramatic comedy based around the invention of the vibrator and the treatment of ‘hysteria’. The play was hosted in the Drama […]

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