New MAGE Guild explores nerd culture

SCOTIE WILCHER The Manga, Anime, Gaming and Entertainment Guild was recently formed by senior Sabrina Otero and her board, including sophomore Jordan Wallen. Otero described MAGE Guild as “a community of students that have interest in gaming, manga or basically anything in the entertainment fandom world.” As a club, MAGE Guild traces its roots back […]

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Holiday Fun with Eden

EDEN HAMBY Part 1: Holiday Recipes *Scroll down for DIY Christmas Gifts. Hello Sugarplum Siblings! The holiday season is fast approaching, and some of you may still be scratching your heads thinking of what to bring to holiday dinner. Have no fear! Here are two suggestions – one savory and one sweet – that may […]

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Shaping Future Leaders at Salem with Leaders in Training

NATALIE PATTERSON In an increasingly fast-paced world that values those who stand out from the crowd and prove themselves as leaders, students may be feeling more pressure to develop skills that will enable them to do so. Leaders in Training, introduced to Salem College by Assistant Dean of Student Activities Dr. Alan Mueller, is a […]

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Let’s Get Consensual

Hello again, sexy Salemites. I hope everyone is doing well during this hellish time of finals. Remember, kiddos – take some time for yourself, breathe, and hydrate. This month, we’ll be talking about the sexiest thing in the bedroom: consent. I’m kidding, of course. Consent isn’t sexy, it’s mandatory. Before we get down to business, let me […]

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Wildlife Rambles: Ginkgo Tree

JULIA JENNINGS Welcome back once again to Wildlife Rambles! Though the term “wildlife” is most often used to refer to only animals, it can also be used in reference to the flora of an area, and this month I’ll be teaching you all about the ginkgo tree! Also known as the maidenhair tree or Ginkgo […]

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A Year in Trump’s America

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite SCOTIE WILCHER I don’t think I’ll ever forget how I felt when I heard that Donald Trump “won” the office of president. It was around two in the morning, but the time doesn’t […]

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The Curse of Men in the Entertainment Industry: Accountability

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite GABI IORI In late October, women in the entertainment industry began to share their stories regarding sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein, well-known film mogul and producer. Nearly 80 women shared these […]

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Crash Course on LGBTQIA+ Terminology

SCOTIE WILCHER We’ve covered this topic before at the Salemite in this section, however, given that this is our first article of the year, we thought a refresher might be in order. Let’s talk about terminology. The basics; sex, gender and sexuality. Though society may try to tie them together, they are completely unrelated. Sex […]

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Mentally Ill at Salem College

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite. SCOTIE WILCHER Quite frankly, it’s not great. I’ve been struggling with my mental illness for nearly a decade now and I’ve been through highs and lows my entire life. I’m hesitant to say […]

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