Amanda Wilcox
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Amanda is a junior from Alexandria, Virginia by Washington, D.C. and is majoring in economics and minoring in history. She loves discussing politics and economics with anyone who will listen, swimming backstroke, and working with her College Fed Challenge team. "The West Wing" is her favorite television show of all time and she longs for a Bartlet administration.
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ARTICLES BY Amanda Wilcox
Anonymous Op-Ed Suggests Shadow Government
Opinion · By

By now, everyone with a pulse and an Internet connection has read the op-ed heard ‘round the world — the stomach-churning, head-spinning testimony published anonymously in The New York Times by a senior Trump administration official widely christened “Deep State Throat.”

September 13, 2018
Deacs Decide Initiative Begins
News · By

Eight weeks before the midterm congressional elections, the American body politic faces the contradictory phenomena of simultaneous political polarization and civic disengagement.

September 13, 2018
British Baking Competition Is Still A Treat
Reviews · By

The Great British Baking Show — known as The Great British Bake-Off across the pond — aired its fifth season on PBS this past July with a series of episodes that were technically six years old. However, one need not give a flying Fondant Fancy about the time lag. For ten idyllic Friday evenings this […]

September 6, 2018
Schumer-Heinrich Bill Could Create New Measures Of Growth
Opinion · By

President John F. Kennedy often liked to remark that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” echoing the consensus wisdom at the time that a growing economy benefited Americans all across the economic spectrum.

September 6, 2018
Trump’s Misguided Trade War Is Harmful
Opinion · By

“Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” At this point in the tug-of-war between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump’s declaration is now looking about as plausible as President Herbert Hoover’s promise that “prosperity [was] right around the corner” while the country was sinking deep into the Great Depression. The U.S. and China […]

August 30, 2018
WakeWell Added To Pre-Orientation Offerings
News · By

During this year’s pre-orientation activities, while much of the Class of 2022 was adventuring outdoors, volunteering in the Winston-Salem community and learning about the history of Wake Forest, a group of fourteen incoming freshman spent four days days exploring every dimension of personal wellbeing in the university’s first-ever WakeWell pre-orientation program. The program was co-led by […]

August 30, 2018
College Life Can Create Mental Stress
Life · By

“The best four years of your life.” I can’t count how many times I heard this well-meaning sentiment before I started my first semester of college two years ago. My high school teachers and counselors acted as if admission to a top-tier university such as Wake Forest was the end of all worries, and my […]

August 24, 2018
A History of Wake Forest In Photographs
Life · By

From its establishment in Wake Forest, NC to being in Winston-Salem today, the university has been a microcosm of change occurring on a national scale, from the civil rights movement to women’s liberation. Wake Forest itself also has a rich history of change on campus. Here is a look at our past.

August 24, 2018
In Memoriam: Zachary Zhang
News · By

Rising junior Bingrui (Zachary) Zhang, who died on June 19, is currently being remembered by the Wake Forest community as a positive and hardworking student. According to a campus-wide email circulated by University President Nathan Hatch, Zhang was found unresponsive in an off-campus apartment after a friend reported him missing. His death marks the third […]

July 6, 2018
Adam Dingman: French Studies
Graduation Tabloid · By

Adam Dingman’s love for the French language began when he was in elementary school — long before most students started to think about their college plans.

May 4, 2018
Lilly Gaeto: Economics
Graduation Tabloid · By

Lilly Gaeto said that when she entered Wake Forest as a freshman, she had no idea that she was going to major in economics.

May 4, 2018
Lucas Wille: Chinese
Graduation Tabloid · By

The Chinese language has long been a part of Lucas Wille’s life — he started studying it in kindergarten. Therefore, it makes sense that he has focused on bringing Chinese culture to campus ever since he arrived at Wake Forest, serving as the president of the Chinese Studies Club for the past two years.

May 4, 2018
David Ostrowski: Biophysics
Graduation Tabloid · By

David Ostrowski chose biophysics because it was a perfect combination of two subjects that he loved.

May 4, 2018
It is Vital that Congress Grants Mueller Protection
Opinion · By

Over the course of the 2016 election, Russia attacked us right at home — not with guns or missiles but with weapons of information warfare aimed at weakening our country, Western allies and democratic process. For months now, investigators led by special counsel Robert Mueller have examined whether Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russian […]

April 26, 2018
Holi Arrives with Flying Colors
News · By

The South Asian Student Association and Hindu Student Association’s annual celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors, involved free Indian food, music, dance performances, water balloons and powdered color. The ancient Hindu festival traditionally marks the start of spring and new beginnings. “People of all backgrounds [can] come together,” freshman Savarni Sanka said. Students enjoyed […]

April 19, 2018
Paul Ryan Faces the Chance to Change his Legacy
Opinion · By

Ahead of midterm elections that are already looking treacherous for Republicans, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) is abandoning ship. His announcement that he will not seek re-election in November will likely further sap the morale of Republicans, who are already bearing the Sisyphean weight of President Donald Trump’s unpopularity and risking losing their […]

April 19, 2018
Lake Lure Offers up New Adventure
Travel · By

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lure is by far my favorite place in North Carolina; it has been part of my life far longer than I have been a Wake Forest student. Although it has been beloved by my extended family for the last 25 years, my family finally returned […]

April 19, 2018
Dean Gillespie Defends Liberal Arts Education
News · By

“Finance, football and fraternities, not philosophy and physics,” have become the pillars of the modern American university, according to a 2017 Hedgehog Review article cited by junior Drew Finley as he introduced Dean of the College Michele Gillespie for her public talk entitled “What is a Liberal Arts Education, and What is its Value?” on […]

April 12, 2018
U.S. Census Must Not Ask About Citizenship
Opinion · By

In two years, far too many Americans may not be counted. News broke last week that the U.S Census Bureau, which is overseen by the Department of Commerce, has been directed to include a question asking respondents whether or not they are citizens when it conducts its next head count in 2020. While the Trump […]

April 12, 2018
John Bolton’s Hard-Line Views are Dangerous
Opinion · By

There’s a clock-like regularity to which members of Donald Trump’s administration undermine exactly the institutions they have been chosen to lead. Lately, Trump is also jettisoning anyone willing to try to restrain the president’s worst and most impulsive instincts. It’s little surprise, therefore, that he would nominate John Bolton, the most anti-diplomacy diplomat to ever […]

April 5, 2018
Deacon Profile: Matthew Dantism
Profiles · By

When the new pool opened in the Reynolds Gymnasium in late March, Matthew Dantism joined the Campus Recreation staff to direct and schedule use of the pool and aquatics classes and activities. In the days since the opening of the pool, Dantism said that it has already had high traffic. He added that he plans […]

April 5, 2018
Residence Life & Housing Proposes Hammocks to Solve Housing Shortage
Humor · By

After the university admitted a larger-than-average freshman class thanks to the extra space in Angelou, Residence Life & Housing has slowly been coming to terms with the fact that after a year freshman eventually become sophomores and move off South Campus. As a result, they have been forced to look for solutions to house rising […]

April 1, 2018
A Tribute to “The West Wing”
Opinion · By

There’s a sticker on my laptop lid that speaks to my liberal fantasy about a Washington that is more progressive, more intelligent and more fair than real life — it reads “Bartlet/Hoynes ‘98,” a tribute to the fictional administration spotlighted on Aaron Sorkin’s beloved television show The West Wing.

March 29, 2018
Students Participate in the March for Our Lives
News · By

Olivia Field also contributed to this article.  At the March for Our Lives in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 24, Corpening Plaza was filled with the sounds of a Bob Dylan song written in 1964 in the depths of the Vietnam War:

March 29, 2018
New Student Government Officers Elected
News · By

  Following a week of hard campaigning, elections for senatorial and executive positions in the 2018-2019 Wake Forest Student Government came to a close on Wednesday March 20.

March 22, 2018