Amanda Wilcox
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.
ARTICLES BY Amanda Wilcox
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
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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
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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
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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
Former Secretary sparks conversation
News · By

Former Secretary of Education John King, Jr., a career educator who served during the final year of the Obama Administration, spoke about the future of public education on Feb. 24 at Wake Forest.

March 2, 2017
A free press is a critical check on the government
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Investigative reporting is to journalism what hypothetical research is to science.

February 24, 2017
Becoming a vegetarian addresses ethical problems
Opinion · By

My decision to adopt a vegetarian diet a few months ago wasn’t a difficult one.

February 16, 2017
Panel evaluates implications of executive action
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Three professors and an immigration lawyer analyzed the legality and aftermath of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

February 10, 2017
President Trump needs to stop lying to Americans
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If President Donald Trump ever gets around to writing a book about his presidency, he could title it “The Art of the Lie.”

February 10, 2017
Political change transpires through activism
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The weather was damp and dreary on the morning of the Women’s March, but the atmosphere in Washington, D.C. was jubilant.

February 3, 2017
Inauguration Day will bring students to D.C.
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A myriad of Demon Deacons from both sides of the political aisle plan to travel to the nation’s capital the weekend of Jan. 20 to join hundreds of thousands of others for president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration into office.

January 20, 2017
Obama’s presidential legacy should live on
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I will miss President Obama. He is the only president I remember clearly, and as my political awareness has grown over time, I have been struck more and more by the spirit of humanity, grace, integrity and intellectual brilliance that he radiates.

January 12, 2017
Winston-Salem State welcomes our swimmers
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Ongoing renovations to the Reynolds Gymnasium have left the campus pool unusable until construction is complete in March 2018. While the new pool will have markedly improved features such as eight 25-yard lanes, a whirlpool, refurbished locker rooms, a wet classroom, expanded deck space and natural lighting, students currently lack an aquatics facility on campus.

December 3, 2016
Vaccinations should be required
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In the past two years, the U.S. has experienced a scary resurgence of an affliction that most assumed had been suppressed decades ago.

December 3, 2016
Students should find healing after the election
Opinion · By

After conceding the presidency to Donald Trump early on the morning of Nov. 9, Hillary Clinton passionately appealed to her supporters: “Let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come. And there is more work to do.”

November 17, 2016
Planned Parenthood should be funded
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As the newly elected Congress goes into session this January, a hotly debated topic is likely to be re-litigated: whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood.

November 10, 2016
The future of the Supreme Court is determined by the election
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At the third and final debate of the campaign season, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discussed a topic that could influence the future of the country well beyond the next four years: Supreme Court justice nominations.

October 28, 2016
Donald Trump has proven that he is unfit for President
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When Donald Trump speaks, the women of America listen.

October 19, 2016
Gun violence in the U.S. is at a critical point
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Only in America: late last month, six-year-old Jacob Hall was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy on his school playground in South Carolina, the one place where a child should be wholly safe and carefree.

October 13, 2016
Your favorite math class says a lot about you
Life · By

It is mathematically proven that your favorite type of math correlates to what type of person you are, so choose wisely.

September 29, 2016
Global warming is damaging the Great Barrier Reef
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One of the seven wonders of the natural world is currently in mortal peril. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which spans 2,300 miles of the Queensland coast, is experiencing its most extensive bleaching event in recorded history.

September 22, 2016
White House Dakota Access intervention is commendable
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Conflict between inhabitants of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and supporters of the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached a fever pitch over the past few weeks.

September 15, 2016