Erin Patterson
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WFDD deserves more attention on campus
Opinion · By

There are a lot of really underrated programs and organizations at Wake Forest, but 88.5 WFDD is probably the least well known among students. The WFDD Student Ambassadors are trying to change that.

April 7, 2016
Explore Student Art at the START Gallery
Life · By

The current exhibit at the START Gallery over in Reynolda Village appears, at first glance, to be like most other art exhibits: sparse walls splotched with colorful, abstract paintings.

February 4, 2016
Adventure to Portugal while in Europe
Travel · By

One of the most underrated cities in Europe — Lisbon, Portugal — sits on the edge of the Tagus River, just inland from the Iberian Coast.

January 21, 2016
New novel underwhelms readers
Life · By

Critics have been comparing Garth Risk Hallberg’s first novel, City on Fire, and its representation of late-1970s New York City to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and its London in upheaval.

January 14, 2016
How to buy holiday gifts on a tight budget
Life · By

It’s the end of the semester, and your bank account can barely afford a cup of coffee from Starbucks. How’s a broke college kid supposed to get thoughtful presents for family and friends?

December 3, 2015
Deacon Profile: Emily McGee
News · By

Rev. Emily Hull McGee is a Wake Forest Divinity School graduate (‘09) who recently was affirmed as the 12th pastor of the First Baptist Church located in downtown Winston-Salem. She moved to Winston-Salem from Louisville, Ky., where she served as the Associate Pastor to Young Adults at the Highland Baptist Church. At age 33, she is the […]

November 5, 2015
Online ads should not bog down websites
Opinion · By

A recent tweak in Apple’s iOS9 software has advertising executives around the world shaking in their boots. Three words: mobile ad blocking. Almost 200 million people worldwide currently use ad blocking software, according to a recent study conducted by PageFair and Adobe. This same study estimates that ad blocking will cost advertisers almost $22 billion […]

October 29, 2015
Deacon90: Oct. 26
Multimedia · By

This week, we’re talking about Trailblaze’s Action Week, the soccer team’s winning streak, and a photography project that aims to tell the stories of Wake Forest, one photo at a time.

October 26, 2015
Advice from a graduating senior
Special Issues · By

I remember thinking at some point in the doldrums of my sophomore year that I wished someone had warned me about my freshman year. Of course, I was warned about creepy guys and sugary punch at frat parties. I was warned about the heavy workload and the challenge of making new friends, but everyone just […]

August 22, 2015
Get involved in a club on campus
Special Issues · By

The beauty of your first year at Wake Forest is that you have endless opportunities to get involved in whatever catches your interest. You will walk around the student activities fair and be overwhelmed with everything available to you. This article is not by any means intended to be a comprehensive list, but just a […]

August 22, 2015