Forsyth schools deal with racial discrimination reports

OLIVIA CHIPI Forsyth County schools are top of the ranks for racial discrimination, according to recent reports by the Youth Justice Project. “A lot of the data we see is not broken down by different groups of students… unless we’re looking at that disproportionality, we’re not really measuring how our schools are educating students,” Peggy […]

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Business 40 construction continues, affects Salem College

OLIVIA CHIPI Major construction has been right outside the doorsteps of Salem College. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) began construction on Interstate 40 Business (Business 40) through downtown Winston-Salem in 2017. As of Nov. 11, 2018, Church, South Main and Liberty streets have also been under construction, which directly affects Salem College. “It […]

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Bennett College still standing, awaiting hearing

OLIVIA CHIPI Bennett College was established in 1873 and is one of the only two women’s HBCUs in the nation. As of Feb. 22, the college’s accreditation status is at risk. Following a hearing on Feb. 18 with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the historically black college learned that it will not […]

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New voter ID amendment poses obstacles to students

LAUREN KAY CHIARADIO In the 2018 midterm, North Carolinians were given the ability to vote for passing a voter ID amendment to the Constitution of North Carolina. Of those who voted on the amendment, 55.5 percent voted in favor, making the amendment law. This new amendment, unless struck down by the courts, requires that all […]

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UNC Chapel Hill ‘Silent Sam’ faces uncertain fate

OLIVIA CHIPI On Aug. 20, the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue was removed during a protest at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Nearly two months after it was toppled, the university’s Faculty Council has requested the permanent removal of the monument, according to the Daily Tar Heel, the campus newspaper. Prior to this […]

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Pride 2018

GABY IORI Winston-Salem hosted its annual Pride parade and festival downtown on Oct. 13, and as always, it was quite the event. From parades to food trucks to drag performances, Winston showed up to put on a good time for the LGBTQ+ community. For many at Salem College, Pride is an event to look forward […]

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Devastation by Hurricanes Florence and Michael

DENAE RABINETTE Last month, Hurricane Florence struck the southeastern coast of the United States near Wilmington, North Carolina and became one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the Carolinas. School districts across the east coast closed, airports grounded flights, and over a million people were under mandatory evacuation orders as the storm approached […]

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This Month in History: March

NATALIE PATTERSON March 1, 1961: President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps, an American organization that sends volunteers to developing countries to assist with healthcare and education, among other needs. March 3, 1913: Thousands of women gather in Washington, D.C. to march in a parade calling for a constitutional amendment granting women the right […]

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WSPD Chief Catrina Thompson Addresses Triad NOW Meeting

NATALIE PATTERSON On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Traid NOW, the local chapter for the National Organization for Women, hosted its monthly meeting at Parkway UCC, welcoming guest speaker Catrina Thompson, Chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department, and colleagues.  Chief Thompson, a 24-year veteran of the WSPD, presents herself as an advocate for domestic violence and mental […]

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