Erin Stephens
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Deacon Profile: Catherine Woodard
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When Catherine Woodard reads from her latest book and first full-length poetry collection, Opening the Mouth of the Dead, she brings a bucket of moonpies with her to cities not in the south. She urges each person to take one, heat it up in the microwave when they get home and enjoy their bites of […]

November 17, 2017
Inner beauty shines in Inner Rhythm Choir
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Four rows of faded plastic, multicolored chairs faced the front of the narrow room. In them sat the members of Inner Rhythm Choir, some smiling and talking to one another and some sitting quietly, staring ahead.

November 2, 2017
Deacon Alumna Profile: Emily Giffin
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At just five years old, Emily Giffin wrote her first book, The Funny Pandas and the Messy Room.

October 6, 2017
Deacon Profile: Connor Buck
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After quitting the track and cross country teams his freshman year, junior Connor Buck wanted to find another passion to occupy his time.

September 28, 2017
Students take outdoor adventures nearby
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In North Carolina, the shift from summer to fall brings with it all the familiar signs.

September 28, 2017
Virtual reality class explores the world’s newest technology
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Imagine walking across a wooden plank. Your eyes glance down and 90 stories beneath you lies a bustling street.

September 7, 2017
To spend a semester overseas or stay stateside?
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“At first you’re scared,” a friend explained to me. “Then you’re brave.”

August 24, 2017
Discover Wake Forest’s hidden gems
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On a campus that may seem daunting now, it’s important to keep exploring and find places that make you feel at home.

August 24, 2017
Jeremy Sexton: Music (Liberal Arts)
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While most students confine themselves to study spaces across campus, senior Jeremy Sexton has spent his last weeks on campus composing not one, but two pieces for upcoming performances. All while studying for his final exams.

April 27, 2017
Sam Kridgen: Music (Performance)
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When searching for universities to attend, Sam Kridgen had three distinct requirements.

April 27, 2017
Floyd’s legacy goes beyond campus recreation improvements
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Over 20 years ago, Max Floyd issued students a challenge. “The ball is in the students’ court,” Floyd wrote in an op-ed featured in the Old Gold & Black in the 90s. “If they take the challenge, this facility can be a wonderful legacy handed down for all future students to enjoy.” He dreamt of […]

April 13, 2017
Deacon Profile: Kevin Leffew
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While studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, Kevin Leffew was struck with an idea. Combining his interests in the financial and technology industries, he started to build a website that reflected the vision for a new club at Wake Forest that would explore the frontier of this intersection. Wake Fintech was born.

March 30, 2017
Deacon Profile: Charlie Brennan
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Senior Charlie Januszewski, better known to those who find him on Spotify as “Charlie Brennan,” will spend his Friday differently than most college students. His latest album, “The Last Time,” will be available to all listeners to showcase his vocal, lyrical and producing skills. How did you first get involved in music? Well, I took […]

February 16, 2017
Campus recreation upgrades outdoor facilities
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Although the heart of campus seems to be flooded with activity, it is the edges of Wake Forest that are hopping with new additions — beckoning students, faculty and staff to take advantage of improvements to the outdoor campus recreation facilities when weather permits.

February 10, 2017
MLK award celebrates student and faculty
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Throughout the third weekend of January, events and celebrations were held nearly every day in the Winston-Salem community to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King  Jr.

January 27, 2017
Deacon Profile: Dean Chatham
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Jamerdon Dean, known to most by his artist name Dean Chatham, is a senior planning to release the final project of his hip-hop series entitled “Dean’s List” before he graduates in Spring 2017.

January 20, 2017