The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

BY MEGAN MAHEDY Staff Writer This past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the reported mass of birth defects linked to the Zika Virus a global public health emergency. Previously, the WHO has only announced a global public health emergency three times since 2007. These emergencies have included the influenza pandemic in 2009, […]

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Black History Month helps students across campus understand heritage

BY SHANNON WILEY News Editor @TheShannonWiley As students get settled into their new semester, several organizations on campus want to be a resource for another education: one on Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. Salisbury University organizations such as the Salisbury Student Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

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5 Myths About Mental Illness

BY SUZANNE ALDRIDGE Staff Writer Unlike cancer or the flu, illnesses like depression and anxiety often do not show physical symptoms and can be written off as not real or made up, especially with students in college who often feel too busy to worry about mental health. Because of this, many mental illnesses are often […]


Tips for transfer students

BY KIM MOSEMAN Staff Writer Newsflash: Starting a new school can be just as nerve wracking for a transfer student as it is for a freshman. While transfer students already have a basic idea of what college is, either from attending another large university or community college, previous connotations and expectations can delay assimilation to […]

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MBB: Sea Gulls’ escape comeback with win over Mary Washington

BY RICKY POLLITT Sports Editor @rickypollitt52 After a heartbreaking comeback loss to CNU Wednesday night, Salisbury’s men’s basketball team nearly had a repeat game by letting up a 13 point lead at halftime to conference rival Mary Washington. With 11 three-pointers, seven steals and a half-court buzzer beater, luck was on Salisbury’s side as they […]


Women’s basketball loses fourth straight, remains in playoff spot

BY JACOB TROXELL Editor-in-Chief One day at a time. That was the message from Salisbury University women’s basketball head coach Kelly Lewandowski after the Sea Gulls dropped their fourth in a row to Mary Washington University 79-53 in Maggs Gym Saturday afternoon. After holding Mary Washington (18-3, 12-2) to one field goal in their first […]

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Electronic Trio, Nonkeen’s Surreal Debut

BY DREW LACOUTURE Staff Writer The most impressive thing that an electronic group can accomplish is making synthesized sounds feel like a live performance, and “The Gamble” does just that. German, electronic trio Nonkeen creates a well-groomed and surreal debut album that is not meant for everyday music listeners. This album is not lengthy, but […]

Marvel’s New Marvelous Show

BY LILLY METCALFE Staff Writer Alcohol, superpowers and a crazy ex-boyfriend, three elements that create a new thrilling television show called “Jessica Jones.” The show was inspired by Marvel’s comic book “Alias,” where Jones’ character first appears. Her character is introduced into several other popular comics as well, so there is the possibility she might interact with […]

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