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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“What Does It Mean to be Latinx?” Panel

SAM SHAW HOLA, Salem College’s Hispanic student organization, held its first panel on Nov. 9. “What Does It Mean to be Latinx?” featured three prominent Latina women who spoke about their experiences. Dr. Ana León-Távora, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Assistant Professor of Spanish at Salem, moderated the panel by asking anonymous, […]

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Letter to the Editor

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite ABIGAIL GREENE In my readings of the Salemite this year, something has stood out to me. Just by looking at article titles like, “HOLA stands with immigrants” and “Ethnic cleansing in Buddhist Myanmar” […]

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California’s Gender Recognition Act

SAM SHAW On Oct. 15, California governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 179, or the Gender Recognition Act, that will allow state residents to choose a third gender option on official documents like their birth certificate or driver’s license. The bill removes the requirement that an applicant obtains a statement from their physician before changing […]

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