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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Deacon Profile: Cameron Steitz
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Senior Cameron Steitz is the Program Director for the Social Justice Incubator (SJI), a space operating through the Pro Humanitate Institute in which students engage and organize around issues of social justice.

February 2, 2018
There are Valuable, Timely Lessons Imparted in The Post
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Steven Spielberg’s drama The Post, which concerns the anxious days surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers nearly 50 years ago, is about as heart-thumpingly exhilarating as it gets for journalism nerds. But in addition to being an ode to the fourth estate, the film is hugely relevant today, as President Donald Trump’s antagonism towards […]

January 25, 2018
Shutdown Deal Leaves DACA Concerns Unresolved
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Following three days of contentious negotiations, Congress voted to end the government shutdown on Jan. 22 by passing a stopgap short-term spending bill that funds government operations through Feb. 8. This was the fourth short-term spending bill that Congress has passed since the fiscal year began in October.

January 25, 2018
North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unfair
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A federal court ruled North Carolina’s electoral map unconstitutional on Jan. 9 because Republicans had drawn the map seeking a partisan advantage. The court’s opinion stated that the Republican-dominated state legislature had been motivated by “invidious partisan intent” and committed three constitutional violations. As a result, North Carolina will be forced to redraw the boundaries […]

January 18, 2018
Global Politics Deserve Separate but Equal Headspace
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If there was one thing that we got right in 2017, it was that many Americans, ordinarily apathetic to politics, opened a newspaper and generally began to pay more attention to current events. However, this growing awareness was mostly limited to domestic politics. It was heartening how many constituents picked up the phone for the […]

January 18, 2018
Republican Tax Bill Helps the Rich and Hurts Everyone Else
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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.”

December 15, 2017
Male dominance damages the economics profession
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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.

December 3, 2017
Roy Moore should leave the Alabama Senate race
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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.

November 17, 2017
Hatch addresses university
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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.”

November 10, 2017
Zinke’s proposal violates the spirit of national parks
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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.

November 10, 2017
Ralph Northam is the right choice for VA governor
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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.

November 2, 2017
Two best friends reflect on their friendship
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At the beginning of freshman year of college, it often seemed like everyone else found their best friends immediately.

October 28, 2017
National political organizations form chapters on campus
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The country-wide political divisions of the past year and a half have not left the Wake Forest campus alone.

October 26, 2017
Kyle Ferrer’s writing deserves some appreciation
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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