Washington Post Journalist Killed in Turkey

DENAE RABINETTE Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and author from Saudi Arabia who frequently openly criticized the country’s governance, was killed in a Saudi consulate in Turkey sometime around Oct. 2, 2018. Khashoggi was visiting the consulate to arrange paperwork for him to marry his Turkish fiance. Surveillance footage shows Khashoggi entering the consulate, but no […]

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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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Podcast Recommendations

DENAE RABINETTE  Podcasts have become an increasingly popular form of entertainment in recent years. The format is reflective of the radio-show format that was popularized during the 1950s. There is no visual element to a podcast, which could contribute to their popularity. Since they do not have a visual element, such as video streaming services, […]

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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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What to do in an Active Shooter Situation

DENAE RABINETTE In recent weeks, Public Safety’s Chief Batista has been conducting training sessions on the Salem College Active Shooter Response Plan. Areas like Salem’s campus are known as “soft targets,” which are places that have low security and thus are particularly vulnerable to attack. It is important to know what to do if something […]

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The Vagina Monologues

DENAE RABINETTE The Vagina Monologues are an Obie award-winning production created by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, based on real interviews with real women about their vaginas, sexuality, sexual experiences and body image–among other topics. Women of all different ages, races and backgrounds were interviewed – including a six-year-old girl, a dominatrix and an elderly […]

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Upcoming Books + Films

DENAE RABINETTE Upcoming Books Now that 2017 is behind us, 2018 is officially in full swing! Here is a list of books coming out during the first half of 2018 that you might want to add to your “To Read” list! “Red Clocks” by Leni Zuma (January 16); A novel set in a dystopian future […]

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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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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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