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#TBT: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary by Looking Back


What is it about anniversaries that make us want to look backward? In this case, it may be celebrating the accomplishments and relishing in the memories of years past. Up until 2003, Salem State published year books called “The Clipper” that documented the students, staff, faculty memories, and highlights of the year. What I liked the most about flipping through the Clippers is that every one is different. Not only are the students different, but also the content and organization change year to year. Here are some highlights:


In 1971, the campus felt like it was important to ring in the new decade. This seemed like it was a a very cool event!


These are the events of what senior weekend used to be! How do they compare to today?


Live music has always been a staple at Salem State.


SSU Students have always taken advantage of the ocean.


Arts have also been a cornerstone to an education at SSU. In the 70’s, they held an annual arts festival. Now, we are looking forward to the grand opening of the Sophia Gordon performing arts center.


The “Footlighters” were Salem State’s dramatic society.


The Salem State Log in the 1970s.

Were you there for any of these, or remember these memories?



The general public is aware of the MTV show “Girl Code”, however, most are not as aware of the show’s predecessor “Guy Code.” “Guy Code” premiered in 2011 and “Girl Code” premiered in 2013, technically making Girl Code a spinoff of “Guy Code.”

This sets up a battle of the sexes: Girls Code vs. Guy Code. Girl Code ha the hype and notoriety, and Guy Code has the seniority. Last year, Girl Code came to SSU for “What She Said” and the packed Twohig Gym laughed from start to finish. This year, on April 28th at 9 PM Twohig will be packed once again for the men of Guy Code’s “Man Cave Monologues”.


“Guy Code” is a show that features male athletes, entertainers, comedians, actors, and more to discuss the code of conduct that exists between men. The show’s set up is similar to “Girl Code.” The show also has a blog that supplements the content on “Guy Code.”  Two additional spinoffs are in production: “Guy Code Court”, a fake court setting to hear guy code violations, and “The Hook-Up”, a dating show hosted by “Guy Code” star Andrew Schulz.


Girl Code has the notoriety, and is considered a franchise

On September 26, 2012, MTV2 announced that Guy Code’s second season delivered the highest rated and most watched original series in MTV2 history.



Which show do you like better, Girl Code or Guy Code?
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Guy Code

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Check out Lil Duval, Monroe Martin, and Matteo Lane on Tuesday, April 28! Check the Program Council page for updates and ticket sales.



A Tribute to MLK, and All That He’s Known For

Martin Luther King, Jr. is the most known, beloved, and important figure in civil rights history. We have a whole day off of school for him, and here at SSU we have a whole day of service dedicated to him. Not to mention we have a whole room in our Campus Center named after him, of course. Even though he was instrumental in the progress of abolishing racial injustices, he was instrumental in volunteering in other causes, as well. The more you know about a great man, the more you appreciate him.


1. Education

King not only supported the civil rights for African Americans and other minorities, but he also wanted equal opportunity for education. He not only strove for equal opportunity in the streets, but also in the classroom. Someone can be as free as they want, but if they don’t have education, it’s not easy for them to move up in society. King is an important part of why everyone has access to this nowadays. If you would like to donate to education in King’s honor, you can donate to NAACP education here.

2. Economic Opportunity

Having rights and education comes with economic growth. Just like you can’t have rights without education, you can’t with education without a place to store, invest and spend your money. MLK fought for the equal economic rights as well. Seedco is a non-profit that provides economic support and opportunities for communities. Click here to support them in honor of MLK.

The MLK Day of service here is on Saturday from 9 AM – 3 PM in Vets Hall. It’s a day for,” students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members the opportunity to come together to assist nonprofit organizations in the area with critical projects.” To sign up to assist this event in honor of MLK, please fill out this form.