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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Sterritt Resigns, Accepts Position at Vermont College

KADIA KING Photo courtesy of Saint Michael’s College Dr. D. E. Lorraine Sterritt has resigned from her position as president of Salem Academy and College to serve as the 17th president of Saint Michael’s College. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sallie Craig Huber, informed the community of Sterritt’s resignation in an email sent Friday […]

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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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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

DENAE RABINETTE According to research conducted by the University of Scranton, only 8% of people who set resolutions for the new year actually achieve their goals. So, how do you become an expert at resolution-keeping? Here are a few tips to help you better manage your goals for the new year. Start small Don’t overload […]

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BADU Panel Sheds Light on the Intersectionality of Minority Groups

MARY DANIELS On Nov. 8, Black Americans Demonstrating Unity hosted a panel to educate students about intersectionality and activism. Host Tamia House and panelists Dr. Jo Dulan, Channy Jordan-Grier, Dr. Williams Lewis and Magalie Yacinthe engaged in an insightful discussion of the issues that plague minority communities. The panel focused on the intersectionality of minority […]

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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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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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