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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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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Ethnic cleansing in Buddhist Myanmar

MARY DANIELS Around 436,000 Rohingya Muslims found themselves fleeing to Bangladesh this year due to being targets of a military campaign in their home country of Myanmar. The BBC has reported that on Aug. 25 conflict broke out between Rohingya militants and Myanmar’s military. The military claims the militants instigated the fight by attacking a […]

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This Month in History: October

NATALIE PATTERSON October 1, 1908: Henry Ford debuts his Model T car, regarded as the first automobile available to the masses. October 2, 1869: Indian Civil Rights leader Mahatma Gandhi is born in Porbandar, India. October 4, 1941: Anne Rice, author of “The Vampire Chronicles”, is born in New Orleans. October 11, 1975: The very […]

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Floridian Student Watches Destruction Unfold from Salem

DENAE RABINETTE Southwest Florida is my home. It has been since I was a young girl. We have weathered countless hurricanes, but none have ever been like Hurricane Irma. None have ever scared hundreds of thousands of Floridians enough to make them flee their homes. None have ever caused almost an entire state to run […]

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Hurricane Harvey and Irma devastate US and Caribbean

DENAE RABINETTE Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas, home to many Salem siblings On Friday, August 25th around 10pm, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a category 4 storm – one of the most powerful to hit the United States in over a decade. The slow-moving hurricane dumped a record-breaking 52 inches of rain […]

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I’ll Be Brief

NICOLE WINKS ILLUSTRATION BY KADIA KING Japan begins discussions on emperor’s abdication Emperor Akihito, aged 88, has decided to start the process to abdicate from being emperor in Japan.  Japan currently does not have existing laws to accommodate abdication.  The six-member advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plans to submit legislation to make […]

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I’ll Be Brief: World News Shorts

By Nicole Winks Illustration by Kadia King Hope of UK Home for China polar bear Pizza Pizza, the lonely polar bear who is currently living in a Chinese mall may soon be moved to the UK’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park in which he will have much better living conditions.  The animal welfare charity by the name […]

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Streaming the Economy

By Alex Macre Wake Forest University     As the technological era is increasingly influencing society and markets, everything is becoming faster, smarter and more user friendly. Phones now have the processing power of computers and can access nearly any part of the world wide web. With Apple revolutionizing the phone industry, smartphones have advanced so much […]

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Salem Wins “Distinguished Delegation” in NYC

By Eva Andrews Salem College’s Model United Nations has attended Model United Nations conferences for roughly thirty years. Each college that attends the conference acts as a delegate of different countries. This year, Salem students represented delegates of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) over spring break. About 14 students, including Head Delegate […]

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