Monthly Archives: March 2014

You are Women. Let us Hear Your Roar!

Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. -Cher


Since the women’s rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s, women have since been given more opportunities to increase their education, individualism, and rights.  However, despite the vast amount of improvements that women have received over the years, women are still waiting for equal rights such equal pay and settling the issue of pregnancy discrimination.

It is important to remember that women in this country are still denied equal rights.

Although these changes cannot occur overnight, especially since it’s been 42 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by U.S. Congress, women should never forget that they have a voice.

Monday March 31 will be the 8th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference “The Evolution of Title IX: a Day of Empowerment Through History. Be a Part of Change!”.  From 10am to 8pm, everyone is encouraged to attend sessions where we’ll be addressing and reducing gender based discrimination, harassment, and violence in education.

Women’s rights are made to help and encourage the empowerment of women.  It is created to show the important issues of inhuman degradement of women over the years and how it needs to come to an end. And lastly, women’s rights are needed to evolve society.

When we take away the rights of a woman, how are we suppose to move forward as a society?  If history has taught us anything, it’s that equality is needed for growth and to build upon a stronger community.


Stay Proactive This Spring Break

In less than two days, the moment every college student here at Salem State University has waited for will finally arrive. Yes. I’m talking about Spring Break!

HSM2What is it about Spring Break that has us all counting the minutes on our clocks like that scene from High School Musical 2? (Don’t deny it, I know you’ve watched it before!) Is it the feeling of being able to finally sleep in after all of those late all nighters you pulled just to study and get your assignments done? Is it the feeling of traveling to a warmer place and having the sunrays beam across your New England skin? Whatever the reason may be, it’s clear that Spring Break is always something students look forward to every spring semester!

But, let’s face it. Unless you’re James Franco or the girls from that film, “Spring Breakers”, odds are your bed is going to be your Spring Break destination for that entire week.  And if you are traveling, well…I can guarantee that there are definitely hundreds of students who are very envious of you!


Although I am a huge fan of getting your beauty rest during this time of the semester, it’s important to stay proactive as well because trust me, it’ll pay off that coming Monday after Spring Break. So how can you stay productive during this weeklong mini vacation from classes?

Apply to Summer Internships: Internships are extremely important for not only gaining the experience of your career field of choice, but for also networking with professionals in that area as well. Take this time to research companies that are interning this summer and begin your application process. Who knows, you may find yourself a PAID summer internship!

Schedule Your Semester: I know that Spring Break is a time to think about anything but school, but the benefits of scheduling your semester now are incredibly high! Take out a calendar and make notes of all the assignments, presentations, and any school event you’re going to be involved in for the remaining of the semester.  By doing so, you won’t be overwhelmed when you come back from Spring Break! Time management is always a good skill to master in college.

Summer Plans: So you didn’t get to travel this Spring Break like you deserved to. No worries! Use some of your time during Spring Break to plan out travel plans for the summer. Look at it this way; at least we know that summer weather will be a lot warmer than this Spring Break here in New England! And the possibilities for summer traveling dates are a lot more endless too.

Enjoy your Spring Break with getting plenty of relaxation in and remember to stay proactive!

Make the Changes You Wish to See on Your Campus

Let your voice be heard and make a difference here at Salem State University and the experience of your college life by joining the Student Government Association!

Student Government Association represents the students on this campus in all matters that impact the student body. We also support and help all other groups and clubs.

Our Mission:


The students of Salem State, through the representatives they elect, form a workable student government, promote student justice by ensuring the rights and liberties of all students, and demonstrate professional ethics within a democratic system. SGA also provides services to students such as funding all student organizations with money collected from the student activity fee.


The Important Role of the SGA:

The Student Government Association board is a group of elected representatives of the Salem State student body.  We understand and know the needs and wants of our student body because we are students as well.  Our association is committed to serving the students and helping to solve the concerns students bring to the attention of SGA.

Ultimately, the SGA is the sole voice of the students to administration, faculty and legislators.  

Current Executive Board:

  • President:Jobita Rodriguez-Rios
  • Vice-President: Rosviny Felix
  • Treasurer: Dylan Davis
  • Secretary: Lucibele Delgado
  • Asst. Treasurer: Luis A. CorreaGarces

How to Join the SGA:

Are you a full time student? Have you actively attended 3 SGA meetings? Do you want to make a change on your campus?

Then nominate yourself to be a part of the Student Government Association Executive Board OR become an active Senator!

If interested about the position, Election Packets will be in and available on March 4th in our Student Involvement & Activities Office here on the Ellison Campus Center.

  • Reach the SGA via email at or by telephone at 978.542.6447. You can tune into the SGA Hour on Salem State’s own radio station, WMWM 91.7 FM on Fridays from 3-4 pm. We meet every Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the MLK Room of the Ellison Campus Center. All meetings are open, and students are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Join now and let your voice be heard!