Grace Young
Staff Writer
Old Gold and Black Gifts
Life · By

Sometimes, the hardest people to buy gifts for are the people to whom you’re closest: your family.

December 8, 2016
“Doctor Strange” is a magical kind of strange
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The premise of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is simple enough to understand.

November 10, 2016
Be brave this autumn season with bold lip colors
Life · By

As someone who survived the awkward middle school phase wearing a black hoodie over my school uniform every day, nontraditional lipstick colors like blue, black, purple and very dark red were some sort of unattainable level of edginess I could only dream of achieving.

November 3, 2016
What to expect when you’re about to go abroad
Travel · By

People will tell you a lot of different things as you think about going abroad, or even just start planning your next international vacation.

October 28, 2016
Discover one of North Carolina’s hidden gems
Travel · By

At the mouth of the Cape Fear River lies one of North Carolina’s lesser-known gems. Accessible only by a 20-minute ferry ride from Southport, North Carolina, Bald Head Island is an interesting mix of old Southern charm, North Carolinian natural beauty and peaceful island life.

October 19, 2016
Protect yourself from influenza while you can
Life · By

As Ned Stark was fond of saying, winter is coming, and that means so is the flu.

October 13, 2016
The five emotions of preparing for Family Weekend
Life · By

Family Weekend is a time of fun with your parents and siblings. However, the two or three weeks leading up to the event are fraught with some intense emotions that you may or may not fully know how to navigate.

October 6, 2016
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
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Long-distance relationships of any sort are difficult.

September 15, 2016
Gotta catch ‘em all with the Pokemon Go app
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This summer, the world of Pokémon was brought one step closer to reality. Jumping aboard the wave of 90s and early-2000s nostalgia, Niantic, Inc. released Pokémon Go in mid-July, and it took off immediately.

September 8, 2016
“Suicide Squad” doesn’t live up to the hype
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This summer saw a number of big movie releases, and while some went above and beyond expectations, others, like director David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” are a little more up in the air.

September 1, 2016
Don’t let homesickness define your year
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Starting college is scary. Suddenly, you’re living in a new place away from home for the first time with new people and new experiences. It’s overwhelming, and you’re almost guaranteed to be hit by homesickness at least once in your first semester, if not more.

August 24, 2016
To go or not to go; that is the question
Life · By

To study abroad or not to study abroad; that is the question.

August 24, 2016
How to Dress Vintage Chic
Life · By

The 1950s saw the introduction of Christian Dior’s “New Look,” a fun and flirty style that placed an emphasis on femininity and youthfulness.

April 14, 2016
Wake ‘N Shake increases donation to research
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Wake ‘N Shake, or WNS for short, began in 2006 as a small gathering of 300 students to raise around $30,000 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

April 1, 2016
From Russia, With Love: Student visits Russia
Travel · By

As I step off the large cruise ship and file into the Russian immigration line with my family, I can’t help but feel the urge to start singing “A Rumor in Saint Petersburg” from the animated movie “Anastasia.”

March 31, 2016
The Journey to Camino
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“Camino” is Spanish for “path,” “way” or “journey.” The word is commonly used to refer to the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage that stretches across Northern Spain, ending in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

March 3, 2016
Accessories add flair to many outfits
Life · By

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is coming, and everybody will be wearing their best berets, chokers and statement earrings, according to Basically, it’s all about accessories.

February 11, 2016
Past meets present in Edinburgh
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There are few cities that make the compromise between being a historic old capital versus an energized modern city work as well as Edinburgh, Scotland.

February 4, 2016
Storm the beaches of Normandy
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Sixty hours seems like a pretty large amount of time when you’re visiting any place — especially one with as many high profile WWII sites as the Normandy region of France.

January 28, 2016
Vintage fashion is always “in”
Life · By

After learning about some of the top trends of the past 100 years, it’s obvious that vintage is always in style. There are some very easy ways to bring the looks of the past into modern-day fashion.

January 21, 2016
Fashion Trends Through the Decades
Life · By

A lot can change in 100 years, especially when it comes to fashion trends.

January 14, 2016
How to turn heads at your holiday party
Life · By

The holidays are fast approaching and that means parties galore. Whether it’s for the annual family Christmas party, the neighborhood holiday gathering or a New Year’s Eve bash with friends, there are some great ways to stand out from the crowd in any setting. This holiday season’s party looks are all about classic style. Think […]

December 3, 2015
Fall boots come in many styles and colors
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Boots are an important part of fall fashion every year, and thankfully, there are many styles to choose from and many ways to wear them. Since there are so many different types of boots, it’s important to identify a few particularly popular styles. To start, the combat boot, which is a low boot with laces up […]

November 5, 2015
Popstar Mariza visits Wake Forest
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It’s not easy to bring an international pop diva to perform at Wake Forest. That does not, however, mean that it’s impossible, says Secrest Artists Series artistic director Scott Klein. On Thursday, Oct. 22, Portuguese pop and fado singer Mariza gave a concert in Wait Chapel as part of the university’s Secrest Artists Series. The […]

October 29, 2015
Buy in burgundy this fall season
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If you spend any amount of time on Pinterest or even just take a look around campus, you’ve most likely noticed that burgundy red is one of the big colors this season.  In the words of senior Bella Hunt, “It really brings ‘fall’ to your outfit.”  Worn as a sweater with a pair of neutral-colored […]

October 22, 2015