Review: Nature, Peace and Death in Mary Oliver’s “Felicity”

NATALIE PATTERSON Felicity By Mary Oliver Published 2015 Reading “Felicity”, it’s easy to remember that Mary Oliver has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry.  Elusive and mysterious, notoriously private Oliver is known for her meditations on the landscapes and life of the natural world.   Now eighty-two, she […]

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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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Salem Sings! A Concert to Remember

MARY DANIELS On Nov. 3, the Salem College Chamber Choir, Chorale, and SuperTonix  invited the Winston-Salem community to a night of music. The concert was conducted by associate Professor of music and Director of choral activities Dr. Sonja Sepúlveda. The performance began with a dark auditorium. The choir members then filed into the auditorium in […]

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Let’s Get Consensual

Hello again, sexy Salemites. I hope everyone is doing well during this hellish time of finals. Remember, kiddos – take some time for yourself, breathe, and hydrate. This month, we’ll be talking about the sexiest thing in the bedroom: consent. I’m kidding, of course. Consent isn’t sexy, it’s mandatory. Before we get down to business, let me […]

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Wildlife Rambles: Ginkgo Tree

JULIA JENNINGS Welcome back once again to Wildlife Rambles! Though the term “wildlife” is most often used to refer to only animals, it can also be used in reference to the flora of an area, and this month I’ll be teaching you all about the ginkgo tree! Also known as the maidenhair tree or Ginkgo […]

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A Year in Trump’s America

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite SCOTIE WILCHER I don’t think I’ll ever forget how I felt when I heard that Donald Trump “won” the office of president. It was around two in the morning, but the time doesn’t […]

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Title IX Changes – What do they mean?

EDEN HAMBY This September, the Department of Education issued new guidance concerning Title IX. This new set of guidance left many confused and scared about the future of Title IX guidelines for sexual misconduct on college campuses. The Salemite spoke with Erin Jones Adams, Salem’s Title IX Coordinator, to see what exactly the new guidance […]

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The Curse of Men in the Entertainment Industry: Accountability

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite GABI IORI In late October, women in the entertainment industry began to share their stories regarding sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein, well-known film mogul and producer. Nearly 80 women shared these […]

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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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