In 1932, during the deepest abyss of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called for “bold, persistent experimentation” and said, “It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
By any reasonable standards, Janet Yellen’s four years as chair of the Federal Reserve — a singularly important job in the global economy — were a success.
When religion and politics collide, the line between right and wrong is increasingly determined not by unwavering moral clarity but by the letter next to a candidate’s name.
At the beginning of his 2017 State of the University Address on Nov. 7, President Nathan O. Hatch observed, “Thomas Edison, a man who held more than a thousand patents, once noted that we often miss opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
There is a delight in the hardy life of the open, or so said the father of the U.S. National Park Service, President Theodore Roosevelt.
Over the summer, as Virginia prepared to elect its governor, I was fortunate to see Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam at a debate with primary opponent Tom Perriello and at a rally in my home city of Alexandria.
At the beginning of freshman year of college, it often seemed like everyone else found their best friends immediately.
The country-wide political divisions of the past year and a half have not left the Wake Forest campus alone.
Kyle Ferrer remarked one Old Gold & Black production night that he hoped he would receive love letters as a response to his new and improved opinion section head shot.
Over half a century ago, as part of his landmark Great Society agenda, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law in order to guarantee the elimination of racial discrimination in voting.
The heartache and distress of the 2016 presidential race still remain as intense as if the election happened yesterday.
Lavender is a four-month-old labrador retriever. She is training to be a service dog through the Guide Dog Foundation and sightings of her trotting around campus in her yellow vest are beloved by many a Demon Deacon.
Say what you want about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s politics, her campaign calculus and her “likability.”
On Sept. 5, the White House moved to end an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows individuals brought into the U.S. without documentation as children to live, attend school and work without fear of deportation.
As one of the first events in its yearlong “Rethinking Community” effort in which the campus is encouraged to explore what it means to live in a diverse and polarized world, the university held a panel entitled “The Case of Charlottesville: Why Charlottesville and What it Means for the Rest of Us” in Wait Chapel […]
While two hurricanes of biblical proportions brewed in the Atlantic, the White House was Nero: fiddling as the city of Rome burned.
Colleges and universities in the U.S. have always had to address the challenge of sending graduates into a global and diverse society.
Considering the exhausting progression of news dumps from the turbulent White House, open and honest conversations about politics have rarely been more important or more difficult to find.
In the weeks since a white-nationalist rally protesting the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee turned deadly, debates about the presence of Confederate symbols and monuments in public spaces have been revived.
Georgia O’Keeffe, a pioneering modernist artist known for her early abstract paintings of larger-than-life flowers and animal bones, wanted every aspect of her life and person to reflect the meticulous sense of austerity and detail that she applied to her paintings.
Donald Trump’s White House exploded with chaos and scandal even before it had the chance to staff up, and the president has indicated every intention of using his Congressional majority to remake our country in his own corrupt and petulant image.
When it comes to memorable presidential quotes, most of us might think of “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” or “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
College is often described as the best four years of your life, but that does not mean the beginning of your Wake Forest experience won’t be a little rocky.
After making the decision to attend Wake Forest — perhaps one of the biggest decisions you have made in your life — deciding what to study can be overwhelming.
Before Conner Brown realized his interest in philosophy, he already had a passion for debating and discussing big ideas. After debating at his high school in his hometown of Colfax, NC and investigating different programs and teams, Brown was drawn to Wake Forest and applied early decision due to its exceptional debate team.