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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Parkland: the aftermath

DENAE RABINETTE On February 14, 2018, former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his classmates with an AR-15 assault rifle. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting. In the wake of the terrible tragedy, the survivors from the Florida high school have started a nationwide movement to end gun violence. […]

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Contemporary Poetry Review: “play dead” by francine j. harris

NATALIE PATTERSON “play dead” francine j. harris Published April 2016 francine j. harris, 2015 NEA fellow and PEN Open Book Award-winner, writes a poetry that is as difficult to describe as it is profound, subversive and challenging. “play dead” has been showered with accolades, including a 2017 Lambda Literary Award and is praised both by […]

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Film Review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

GABY IORI Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool dir. Paul McGuigan  Released Dec. 29, 2017 “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell is a melancholy look at Oscar-winner and Classic Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Bening) during the final years of her life. The film delves […]

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What’s New Book Review – In Search of Us

SAM SHAW In Search of Us Ava Dellaira pp. 416 Farrar Straus Giroux  Published March 2018 When a book starts by tossing out disconnected puzzle pieces that make up the inevitable end, it is a challenge to keep reading. The energy, plot arc and tension have to be powerful enough to keep the rapt attention […]

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