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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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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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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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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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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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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A Call to Action: Procession for immigrants in downtown W-S

MARY DANIELS On Sept. 28, North Carolina residents gathered on W. 4th Street to show support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill. They shouted chants such as, “Juana, Minerva and Jose! They are here to stay” as they marched through downtown Winston-Salem. The DACA program was created under the Obama administration to allow […]

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