Annual Diversity Monologues Embrace Vulnerability

GABY IORI Salem put on another successful Diversity Monologues on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Bryant Hall, where many brave students were able to stand up and share their stories with their peers. Topics ranged from identity to sexuality, with many more in between. The Monologues are a way for students to get to know each […]

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CAB Visit to Smith Hollow Farm

GABY IORI On October 28, Salem’s Campus Activities Board arranged for a group of students to take a Sunday trip to Smith Hollow Farm in Kernersville and have an afternoon full of pumpkins, corn mazes, and farm animals. The visit was a great stress-reliever right before the grind of finals began. Visitors were able to […]

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Addiction and Family in “Beautiful Boy”

GABY IORI Beautiful Boy Dir. by Felix von Groeningen Released October 12, 2018 Now showing at a/perture cinema “Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, is not an easy watch. The film details the true story of Nic Sheff (Chalamet), a teenager growing up in California who becomes addicted to crystal meth, and how […]

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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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Pantsuits and Power in “Colette”

GABY IORI Colette Dir. by Wash Westmoreland Released Oct. 12, 2018 Keira Knightley, the reigning queen of the period drama, trades ball gowns and corsets for a bob haircut and pantsuits in her new film Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland. “Colette” tells the story of the prolific French novelist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, and her […]

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Oscars 2018: no surprises, but good fun

GABY IORI After the unexpected envelope mishaps of last year’s Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards were a somewhat welcome change of predictability and Hollywood frivolity. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Hollywood’s biggest night was March 4 and boasted the attendance of the film industry’s most well-known and lauded stars. Kimmel kept his opening monologue relatively tame, […]

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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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Scholarship Weekend and its impact on prospective students

GABY IORI Students from all over the country make their way to Winston-Salem each February to interview for scholarships, experience campus life and spend a few nights in a dorm with a Salem College student hostess. They attend panels, eat in the Refectory, attend an acapella performance and meet new people. As they do this, […]

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Hollywood’s Night of Self-Reflection

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite GABY IORI The Golden Globes celebrated their 75th anniversary on Jan. 7, 2018. The Globes are usually seen as an escape from award-season norms such as the Academy Awards or the BAFTAs, and […]

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