Ethan Bahar
Opinion Editor
The “War on Conservatives” is Overblown
Opinion · By

A common trope touted by Wake Forest Conservatives is that the university is lacking in outlets for conservative voices. For example, in Wake Forest’s conservative publication, The Wake Forest Review, founder Sabin Sidney, in his piece entitled Why We Exist writes, “There is a new movement arising at elite institutions. Administrators and professors continue to […]

January 18, 2018
The dangers of how sexual assault is conceptualized
Opinion · By

An onslaught of sexual assault allegations against famous men have recently come to light. It seems as though the Harvey Weinstein revelations burst the dam.

December 3, 2017
Alabama reclaims top spot in the CFP rankings
Sports · By

Eleven weeks of exhilarating college football have passed, and the number of playoff viable teams has been whittled down dramatically.

November 17, 2017
Rating the playoffs hopes of Power Five teams
Sports · By

The SEC continued to rise, but the Big Ten suffered multiple key losses this weekend. Check out the playoff hopes of the Power Five conferences.

November 10, 2017
College Football Update: Ranked teams face off nationwide
Sports · By

Week two of the 2017 college football season did not have the same last minute shockers that week one graced fans with, but Saturday, Sept. 9 was still a great day to watch athletes battle it out on the gridiron.

September 14, 2017
First weekend of NCAA football reignites national passions
Sports · By

Week one of the 2017-2018 college football season got off to an outstanding start this past weekend.

September 7, 2017
Callie Cleckner: Sociology
Life · By

Callie Cleckner arrived at Wake Forest with an open mind as to what her major may be. However, she quickly became interested in sociology after her freshman year.

April 27, 2017
Akua Maat: Classics
Life · By

When senior Akua Maat started at Wake Forest, she would have scoffed at the thought of being a Latin major. However, after being frustrated by her Spanish class in the first semester, she decided to sign up for an introductory Latin course in the spring semester. In this class, she thrived.

April 27, 2017
HB2 threatens future of schools in ACC
Sports · By

On Tuesday, April 11, four North Carolina lawmakers proposed legislation that could potentially have major negative implications for the Atlantic Coast Conference. If House Bill 728 passes, any university funded by the state of North Carolina would be required to pull out of any league that openly boycotts the state.

April 20, 2017
Two former Deacons in Masters pursuit
Sports · By

Thursday, April 6 will mark the first Masters Tournament since the passing of Wake Forest legend Arnold Palmer.

April 6, 2017
An open letter to John Collins: Don’t leave just yet
Sports · By

Daniel Pachino also contributed to this article. 

March 23, 2017
Post signing day way-too-early CFB Top 25 rankings
Sports · By

With national signing day in the books, college football fans now have a clearer picture of what the top 25 may look like in 2017.

February 10, 2017
Deacon Profile: Billy Hamilton
Profiles · By

Billy Hamilton, a Russian Professor and member of local bluegrass band Unbroken Circle, has been a member of the Wake Forest community for over 30 years.

February 3, 2017
Baseball mourns two premature deaths
Sports · By

On Sunday, Jan. 22, baseball lost a stud. Yordano Ventura, 25, aptly nicknamed “Ace,” perished in a car accident in his home nation, the Dominican Republic.

January 26, 2017
Fake news swayed the 2016 election
Opinion · By

A quick skim of my previous pieces will show that I fully opposed Donald Trump’s election.

January 20, 2017
The election recount has no merit
Opinion · By

In the months leading up to the election on Nov. 8, there was speculation of election fraud coming out of the Trump campaign.

December 3, 2016
The white working-class is still here
Opinion · By

When Donald Trump shocked the world on Tuesday, Nov. 8 by winning the presidential election, he did so by tapping into the historic reality of white supremacy in the U.S.

November 17, 2016
The voting process should be more nationalized
Opinion · By

I am from California, but since I go to school in one of the most significant counties in one of the nation’s most significant states of the 2016 election, I opted to register to vote here in North Carolina.

November 10, 2016
Republicans should focus on post-election leadership
Opinion · By

As of today, there are 12 days until the general election.

October 28, 2016
If Clinton wins, Trump’s movement will live on
Opinion · By

If you have read any of my prior opinion pieces, it is blatantly obvious, even if solely implied, that I will not cast my vote for Donald Trump.

October 19, 2016
Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Trump will hurt his career
Opinion · By

On June 2, 2016, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made the critical error of officially endorsing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. While this decision was one devoid of morals and marked Ryan’s departure from true conservatism — as Trump is a populist and an opportunist — it was also a horribly poor career decision.

October 13, 2016
A vote for Gary Johnson is not a “protest vote”
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Recent polling data shows that roughly eight to 11 percent of voters will be supporting a third party candidate in the 2016 general election. The bulk of those votes will be cast for the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson. 

October 6, 2016
NAFTA is not responsible for the massive job loss
Opinion · By

On both sides of the aisle this presidential election, powerful populist uprisings have supported the notion that, the free trade deals that the U.S. has entered in recent history have resulted in massive job loss.

September 22, 2016