This Month in History: February

NATALIE PATTERSON February 1, 1960: Four African-American students sit down at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., and refuse to leave upon being denied service.  This is repeated for several days, with protests spreading to other southern states, and over 1,600 people are arrested for participating in sit-ins. February 3, 1870: The 15th and […]

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Black History: The Story of Excellence

MARY DANIELS This black history month, we are looking at some of the extraordinary men and women who demonstrate black excellence. Salem student Zykeria Carlton explained that, “before slavery we were fine. We had our own businesses. We were dependent on ourselves…we had our own civilizations. We were well off. I think that’s what people […]

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The Women’s March: One Year Later

GABI IORI On Jan. 21, 2017, millions of people across the world marched together in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump. The one year anniversary of this event, Jan. 20, 2018, resulted in more turnout from citizens who are still disgruntled with the Trump Administration. The march this year came at a particularly timely […]

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News in the World Beyond Salem

MARY DANIELS Taliban Attack in Afghanistan BBC News reported on a Taliban attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The attackers filled an ambulance with explosives and detonated the bomb at a security checkpoint in the Ministry of Interior Affairs. The bomb killed 95 people and left 158 injured. The previous week, the […]

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This Month in History: January

NATALIE PATTERSON January 1, 1959: After leading a revolution to overthrow U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba, establishing a Communist dictatorship.   January 1, 1963: The Emancipation Proclamation is issued as a presidential proclamation and executive order, legally freeing slaves in the states opposing the Union. January 6, 1412: Joan of […]

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False Missile Alert in Hawaii Causes Mass Panic

SAV FRANZ Panic ensued in the early morning of January 13 after a false alert was issued to cell phones across the state of Hawaii warning citizens of an incoming ballistic missile. The horrifying message read “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” The alert was issued by […]

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Study Abroad Q+A: Grace Locklear

Grace Locklear is a senior who spent the past Fall 2017 semester in Grenoble, France. Q: Where did you study abroad, and what made you choose this place? I studied abroad in Grenoble, France, and I chose it because my major includes a lot of French, so clearly I wanted to go to a French-speaking […]

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Unrest in Iran

MARY DANIELS The recent protests in Iran could possibly affect President’s Trump’s decision on the Iranian nuclear deal and worsen the economic problems in the country. On Dec. 28, protests erupted in the Iranian city of Mashhad. The protest spread to more than 70 cities and resulted in 22 deaths and more than 3,700 arrests, […]

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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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