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Gym Class Heroes Rock SSU

After a grueling six years without a major musical act on campus, the Salem State University community finally saw the concert of their dreams. More than 800 area people packed the Rockett Arena in the O’Keefe Center April 15 to see the Gym Class Heroes, featuring Timeflies, perform in concert. Full story

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The Four Quickest Years of My Life: Kevin Card Interviews Himself

Okay Mr. Card, can you tell us a little about yourself? My name is Kevin Card and I am a senior who will graduate in December. I have been attending Salem State since 2008, you know, before it was a University. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, so adjusting to social situations has proven tough but rewarding. Full story

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Kristen Federico: Playing Basketball For the Love of the Game

Basketball has always been in the family for Salem State University women's basketball player and Peabody native Kristen Federico. "Fedda," as her teammates and friends call her, has been playing basketball since she was in the fourth grade. Her love of basketball started with the inspiration from her sister, Alison Federico, who is four years older and who was also a basketball player. Full story

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  • Duff Would Excel on Governor’s Council

    Eileen Duff has excelled in many positions, including those of a chaplain, realtor, and manager of Salem State’s annual alumni fundraiser. As one of her employees there, I know how much her dedication has served as a valuable motivational tool for the entire staff.

  • Q&A With Congress to Campus Representatives

    The following is an edited transcript conducted with former U.S. Congressmen John LaFalce (DNY) and Orval Hansen (R-Idaho), who spoke to students in classes during their “Congress to Campus” visit earlier this month. How did you get into politics? LaFalce: I went to law school and graduated in 1964.

  • Be Careful: They Know What You’re Up To Online

    Remember the good old days before Google and Facebook when you could look up a variety of kinds of information in a library and still keep your privacy? You could meet up with any of your friends, no matter how different you were from them, or even look through a variety of choices of an item in a store before making a purchase.

  • Be Careful: They Know What You’re Up To Online

    Remember the good old days before Google and Facebook when you could look up a variety of kinds of information in a library and still keep your privacy? You could meet up with any of your friends, no matter how different you were from them, or even look through a variety of choices of an item in a store before making a purchase.

  • State Of Mind: A Word to the Unwise

    Recently, a certain website targeting Salem State University was brought to my attention. I’m choosing not to reveal the site because I refuse to give free press to what appears to be a clearly bored individual who has the time to complain but not actually do anything to solve situations.

  • “21 Jump Street” Leaps to Another Comedic Level

    The movie “21 Jump Street” took the original television show of the same name to a new level when it was released this March. Two undercover cops, Schmidt (played by Jonah Hill) and Jenko (played by Channing Tatum), are selected to go undercover as high school students investigating the distribution of a popular new drug making its way through the school that a student took and died from.

  • Music Reality Competition Show “X Factor” Comes to New England

    Salem State University students, do you have the “X Factor?” If so you may have a chance at winning $5 million because on May 10, 2012 the “X Factor” USA will be holding open auditions right here in New England. The “X Factor” originated in the United Kingdom in 2004, and Simon Cowell, who is infamous for his harsh judging tactics on the talent show “American Idol,” has brought the music talent show “X Factor” to the United States.

  • “American Capitalist” is a Rich and Punchy Musical Experience

    From the first few riffs of the guitars and pounding of the drums, modern thrash metal band Five Finger Death Punch proves that its third major album, “American Capitalist” is packed with energy, anger and commentary on life in present-day America. What makes this album special compared to other metal protest albums? Well, the answer lies between the furious singing verses, and the clean vocals echoing hope.

  • Epica’s “Requiem for the Indifferent” is Sixth Studio Album for Band

    Five years ago, I discovered what is now my favorite metal band: Epica.   It’s a Dutch band that blends the genres of gothic, symphonic, and progressive metal to create a distinctive sound.   Founded in 2002 by Mark Jansen, former member of After Forever, Epica started off strong as a unique symphonic metal band.

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