Bookmarks Festival 2018 Educates and Entertains Winston-Salem

NATALIE PATTERSON The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors was hosted once again by Bookmarks, a bookstore and literary arts organization, in downtown Winston-Salem September 6-9, featuring authors, panels and exhibitors, book readings, food trucks, book signings, and book sales. The festival officially began here at Salem College on Thursday, September 6, with keynote speaker […]

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“9 to 5”: A Review

SOPHIE SHELTON Salem College Pierrettes presented “9 to 5” in the Drama Workshop on March 8-11. The musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based off of the hit 1980 movie of the same title. “9 to 5” was directed by Amy da Luz with musical direction by […]

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BADU’s Student-Made Finale Show

MARY DANIELS BADU hosted its annual Black History Month finale show on March 2. The show was student made, student lead and student focused. The BADU finale show was filled with emotional and exciting moments. Salem students Fela Langston, Shania Guy, Imani Brown, Kadrisse McIntosh and Stephanie Arcos performed powerful music and spoken word pieces. […]

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Artists’ Reception Opens New Exhibits in the FAC

JULIA JENNINGS On Friday, Feb. 9, Salem hosted the first artists’ reception of the Spring semester in the Elberson Fine Arts Center. Two exhibits opened: Meredith Elder in the Velma Mason Davis Gallery, and an invitational throughout the Mary Davis Holt Gallery. The Invitational Exhibition brings together women printmakers currently active in the Winston-Salem community. […]

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The Vagina Monologues

DENAE RABINETTE The Vagina Monologues are an Obie award-winning production created by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, based on real interviews with real women about their vaginas, sexuality, sexual experiences and body image–among other topics. Women of all different ages, races and backgrounds were interviewed – including a six-year-old girl, a dominatrix and an elderly […]

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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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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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Sights and Insights Celebrates Smile Day at Gallery Hop

EVA ANDREWS KRISTEN MAIKOO PHOTOS BY ARIEL BECKER Staff from Salem’s yearbook, Sights and Insights, set up a table at Artworks Gallery on Trade St. during Gallery Hop on Oct. 7 in honor of World Smile Day and National Yearbook Week. Staff members and volunteers handed out disposable cameras. Art professor Kim Varnadoe is the […]

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Captivating illustrations illuminate poems in ‘Uhaul’

SHEA BOVE ILLUSTRATION BY SARA TOLBERT “Uhaul: A Collection of Lesbian Love Poems,” written by Emily Ramser and illustrated by Sara Tolbert embraces the idea of capturing written words through forms of illustration. With the twelve poems that make up this chapbook, only five illustrations accompany certain poems. As I read through the twelve poems, […]

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