Monthly Archives: October 2015

U-NITE Wrap-Up

Monday, October 26, was U-NITE. It was a special first day of Orange Crush week, because we celebrated SSU being a University for five years! Go SSU! Fiiiiive golden years! How did we celebrate? By throwing the biggest all-day, campus-wide party this side of the north shore. The day included pumpkin carving, ice cream, whoopee pies, an open mic night, ice skating, free swim, and more. Here is a wrap-up of the day through the eyes of our snapchat, @salemstate.

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The Student Commuter Association started the day with free donuts, coffee, and treats in the library.

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SSU sure knows how to eat.

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SSU sure knows how to throw a party.

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Pumpkin carving combined U-Nite and halloween festivities.

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Students stuffed their furry friends and dressed them with Salem State University t-shirts.

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President Meservey chatted with students, staff, and faculty at the ice cream social.

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The Music Society hosted an open mic / costume contest at the Starbucks in the spirit of U-Nite and halloween!

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All the characters were out to play at the costume contest. Some costumes included Sims characters, minions, a squirrel, and Louise from Bob’s Burgers.

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Spirit squad and UAT performed at the U-Nite party in Okeefe from 8-11 p.m.

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Where could you swim and ice skate at the same place? The U-NITE celebration at Okeefe all night! I heard our dean of students has some sick moves.

If you have your tickets, see you at the Fall Concert featuring Rae Sremmurd and Special Guests tonight! Stop by the interactive village from 1-3 p.m. in lower north dining to meet KANEHOLLER!

Get Zombie-fied this Halloween!

What is it about Zombies that everyone loves so much. They’re all over the media in shows such as “The Walking Dead”, and movies such as “Warm Bodies”. They may be dead, however they’re rising up in the ranks quicker than some people that are alive. They’re definitely alive in the hearts of many fans of the Halloween season, and there are plenty of those around Salem. In the spirit of Halloween and for the love of all things Zombies, we’re curated a list of awesome zombie movies to watch to prepare for Halloween.

1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

2. Dance of the Dead (2008)

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A jewel among a wasteland of modern zombie dramas. A mix of high school and the undead.

3. Dead Snow (2009)

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A thrilling combination of zombies and Nazis.

4. Warm Bodies

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A zombie movie that reminds us that love can warm our hearts, and make us feel (become) alive.

5. Zombieland

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Like Scott Pilgrim, this movie integrates video game motifs and themes into it. However, this is an awesome new brand of video game: a zombie-slaying one.

In the mood to fight the zombies now? Join Student Involvement at Connor’s Farm this Friday for Zombie Paintball! Tickets will be sold for $10 at the information desk of the Ellison Campus Center. The bus that will transport you to the event will leave the Okeefe parking lot at 6:30 p.m.

10 Reasons to Say “NO More” to Sexual Assault by the SSU Women’s Center

October is a month in celebration of many things including Sexual Assault Awareness.

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Sexual assault is a huge issue that affects men and women, especially on college campuses. Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted, according to RAINN. Every year, there are 293 victims of sexual assault. “No More” is an organization that aims to stop domestic assault and violence, and raise awareness of it. They’re a “unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.” The SSU Florence Luscomb Women’s Center held a campaign on campus last week to aid No More’s advocacy. You may have seen them giving out purple ribbons and asking you if you’d like to take a picture of your reason why you say no more to sexual assault. Students came up with some awesome reasons why they say no more. Here are our top 10 favorites:

1. Because everyone deserves to feel safe

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2. Because nobody should live in fear.

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3. Because everyone is worth respect and love. 

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4. Because people still think domestic violence and sexual assault is something to joke about.12107153_926710957407715_3395578124287973078_n

5. Because nobody deserves to feel unloved.

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6. Because everyone deserves to be safe at home.

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7. Because too many people normalize these actions and think they are okay but THEY’RE NOT

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8. Because not just women are victims.

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9. Because who doesn’t?

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10. Because we all may know someone who has been affected. 

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Get connected with the SSU Women’s center!

Their blog: http://ssuwomenscenter.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SSUWomensCenter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenOfSSU
Snapchat: @ssuwomenscenter

Greek Like Resource Roundup

With Greek recruitment coming up, greek life’s ever-growing presence on campus is bigger than ever before. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, just a year in, or are interested in joining, having resources available to you is very helpful. There are a lot of websites out there that offer many things specifically in the interest of Greek Life. Some websites just offer comic relief, some provide important information and resources, but all of them provide a sense of community for your community. The list of Greek online resources below is sure to help:

1. HerCampus

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The logo says “a collegiate’s guide to life”, however HerCampus is an online magazine that has a massive Greek life listing of stories. Many collegiate that submit to the magazine. Many articles offer a survey of topics related to Greek Life.

2. Total Sorority Move

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You probably already have heard of this one, I see the sororities retweet them all the time. I would describe this resource as “comedic support.”  You can also submit what you think is a “total sorority move” to “The Wall.”

3. Total Frat Move

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In the name of equality, there’s Total Frat Move for fraternities.

4. Greek Life Scholarship Listing

As you know, you can always look for help from your fellow brothers and sisters from other schools:

  1. Phi Sigma Sigma
  2. Theta Phi Alpha
  3. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  4. http://alphasigmaphi.org/