BADU Panel Sheds Light on the Intersectionality of Minority Groups

MARY DANIELS On Nov. 8, Black Americans Demonstrating Unity hosted a panel to educate students about intersectionality and activism. Host Tamia House and panelists Dr. Jo Dulan, Channy Jordan-Grier, Dr. Williams Lewis and Magalie Yacinthe engaged in an insightful discussion of the issues that plague minority communities. The panel focused on the intersectionality of minority […]

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Energy Independence Panel

SAV FRANZ On Nov. 16, the ENVS 230 class “The Role of Coal in Society” and the Creative Writing Department collaborated to host an energy independence panel discussing the current state and future of energy resources and use. The panel featured Jimmy Flythe, regional director for the government and community relations of Duke Energy of […]

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The Crisis in Puerto Rico

DENAE RABINETTE In late September, the island of Puerto Rico was slammed by Hurricane Maria. The entire island still has limited access to clean water, electricity or medicine. According to FEMA, 17 percent of the island is without clean water and 59 percent remains without electricity over two months later. In an interview with Mother […]

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Title IX Changes – What do they mean?

EDEN HAMBY This September, the Department of Education issued new guidance concerning Title IX. This new set of guidance left many confused and scared about the future of Title IX guidelines for sexual misconduct on college campuses. The Salemite spoke with Erin Jones Adams, Salem’s Title IX Coordinator, to see what exactly the new guidance […]

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Salem Seniors Attend Universities Studying Slavery Symposium

SOPHIE SHELTON Salem seniors Jessi Bowman and Alanna Natanson attended “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape”, a four-day symposium at The University of Virginia as a part of the Universities Studying Slavery organization. The symposium took place between Oct. 18 and 21. Programs consisted of panels, paper presentations and an excursion to three […]

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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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“What Does It Mean to be Latinx?” Panel

SAM SHAW HOLA, Salem College’s Hispanic student organization, held its first panel on Nov. 9. “What Does It Mean to be Latinx?” featured three prominent Latina women who spoke about their experiences. Dr. Ana León-Távora, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Assistant Professor of Spanish at Salem, moderated the panel by asking anonymous, […]

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Letter to the Editor

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite ABIGAIL GREENE In my readings of the Salemite this year, something has stood out to me. Just by looking at article titles like, “HOLA stands with immigrants” and “Ethnic cleansing in Buddhist Myanmar” […]

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California’s Gender Recognition Act

SAM SHAW On Oct. 15, California governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 179, or the Gender Recognition Act, that will allow state residents to choose a third gender option on official documents like their birth certificate or driver’s license. The bill removes the requirement that an applicant obtains a statement from their physician before changing […]

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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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