Amanda Wilcox
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Staff Columnist
Amanda is a sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia and is majoring in economics and minoring 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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ARTICLES BY Amanda Wilcox
Kyle Ferrer’s writing deserves some appreciation
Opinion · By

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.

October 19, 2017
Voter suppression is a serious civil rights problem
Opinion · By

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.

October 6, 2017
Al Gore should consider another presidential run
Opinion · By

The heartache and distress of the 2016 presidential race still remain as intense as if the election happened yesterday.

October 3, 2017
Deacon Profile: Lavender the Labrador
Profiles · By

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.

September 22, 2017
Hillary Clinton deserves to tell us “What Happened”
Uncategorized · By

Say what you want about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s politics, her campaign calculus and her “likability.”

September 21, 2017
UndocuDeacs organize in defense of DACA
News · By

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.

September 14, 2017
Across-the-aisle panelists discuss Charlottesville
News · By

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 […]

September 14, 2017
Responses to severe hurricanes must address climate change
Opinion · By

While two hurricanes of biblical proportions brewed in the Atlantic, the White House was Nero: fiddling as the city of Rome burned.

September 14, 2017
“Rethinking Community” initiative announced
News · By

Colleges and universities in the U.S. have always had to address the challenge of sending graduates into a global and diverse society.

September 7, 2017
Get informed the 2017 way with “Pod Save America”
Opinion · By

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.

September 7, 2017
UNC students call for removal of Confederate statue
News · By

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.

September 1, 2017
Exhibit showcases Georgia O’Keeffe’s self-crafted image
News · By

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.

September 1, 2017
Republicans need to vote with their statements in mind
Uncategorized · By

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.

September 1, 2017
Politicians do not always say what they mean
Life · By

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!”

September 1, 2017
Don’t let homesickness define your year
Life · By

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.

August 26, 2017
Your major does not dictate your future
Life · By

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.

August 24, 2017
Conner Brown: Philosophy
Life · By

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.

April 27, 2017
Meghan Collins: Art History
Life · By

Many students arrive at Wake Forest with little idea of what majors they intend to pursue, but such was not the case for Meghan Collins, who grew up in Connecticut and attended high school in London. She knew that she was interested in studying art history as a freshman and subsequently enrolled in a high-level […]

April 27, 2017
Public libraries are a necessity for informed citizens
Opinion · By

Long before the Declaration of Independence was even a glimmer in the eyes of our Founding Fathers, the successful, young Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin developed a plan for first public library in America.

April 20, 2017
Governor race in Virginia will be indicative of Trump-era politics
Opinion · By

An uncompromising and belligerent Republican who disparages political correctness.

April 13, 2017
The Republican Party is unprepared to govern
Opinion · By

Following national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe, a confidant of the president told Politico that “[Trump] is tired of everyone thinking his presidency is screwed up.”

April 7, 2017
Federal Reserve appointments may push radical policies
Opinion · By

What is next for the Federal Reserve? It’s a question that has seized the economic world lately.

March 30, 2017
Students should watch John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight
Opinion · By

At times, my life feels like space between weekly episodes of HBO’s Last Week Tonight.

March 23, 2017
Students work to create a new Winston-Salem flag
News · By

Wake Forest’s home of Winston-Salem is a dynamic city with a rich Moravian history, but freshmen Jared Benckert and Michael Littrell believe that one aspect of its culture fails to represent the city’s heritage adequately: its flag.

March 16, 2017
The media needs to stop feeding into sensationalism
Opinion · By

When President John F. Kennedy dispatched his then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson to show the CIA surveillance photos of the Cuban missiles to French President Charles de Gaulle, de Gaulle replied that he didn’t need to see the photos of the weapons of mass destruction. “The word of the President of the United States is […]

March 16, 2017