Amanda Wilcox
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Amanda is a sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia and is majoring in economics and minoring in history. She loves discussing politics and economics with anyone who will listen, swimming backstroke, and having West Wing marathons with her dog and twin sister.
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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 “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
A Tribute to Public Intellectual Stephen Hawking
Opinion · By

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant Cambridge University theoretical physicist and cosmologist, liked to note that he was born 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo. It seems a fitting bookend that he passed away on the 139th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birth — Pi Day.

March 22, 2018
Gun Control Intransigence is Difficult to Overcome
Opinion · By

“Those who say that nothing can be done are wrong.” Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), repeatedly insisted in regards to the country’s gun violence crisis at a town hall last week, which was attended by 1,300 of his constituents. I fervently pray that my congressman is right. But if we are to overcome political intransigence and […]

March 15, 2018
Trump Budget Spells Disaster for Even the Most Loyal
Opinion · By

A long lifetime ago, during his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump positioned himself as the voice of our country’s “forgotten men and women,” particularly the working-class populations of rural areas that industrialization had left behind. He promised that he was a different kind of Republican, one who would save Medicare, Medicaid and other programs benefiting […]

March 1, 2018
Carl Bernstein Explores Echoes of Watergate
News · By

“The best obtainable version of the truth.” Renowned journalist Carl Bernstein repeatedly emphasized this ideal, which he said has guided his decades-long career in reporting, at his lecture at the Temple Emanuel synagogue on Feb. 24. Bernstein was sponsored by the Winston-Salem branch of the United Jewish Appeal and spoke to more than one hundred […]

March 1, 2018
The Top 10 Best Songs in Hamilton
Music · By

Anyone who has known me for about five minutes knows that I love Hamilton with a feverish, almost delirious intensity. It’s not entirely because of my love for the history of the American Revolution. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tour de force is infused by a sense of momentum, a speeding course of human events that you either […]

February 15, 2018
Democrats Look to Turn the Table in 2018
Opinion · By

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) should be feeling nervous as the 2018 midterm elections come into view on the political horizon. Challenged by just one Democrat in 2016, she was re-elected to her second term by only hardly in a gerrymandered monstrosity of a district that Hillary Clinton won by 10 points.

February 15, 2018
Janet Yellen’s Economic Prowess will be Missed at the Fed
Opinion · By

Much of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was dedicated to patting himself on the back for the “roaring” U.S. economy. It’s true that nearly 10 years into the recovery from the Great Recession, the labor market is practically at full employment, inflation is slow and steady and GDP continues to grow at […]

February 8, 2018
Professor McFall Lectures on Sports Economics
News · By

Todd McFall, a Wake Forest economics professor and sports economist, discussed his research on the governance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as part of the ZSR Library Lecture Series on Jan. 31. His lecture emphasized the particular governing decisions made by the NCAA and how it organizes its revenue-generating competition and tournaments. McFall […]

February 8, 2018