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Clara Ortega: Women’s and Gender Studies
Life · By

Clara Ortega was originally drawn to Wake Forest because of her interest in the biology department.

April 27, 2017
Jay Buchanan: Political Science
Life · By

Senior Jay Buchanan finds his passion for politics in every aspect of the world. A student who is deeply passionate about theater, education reform, travel and politics, he is able to justify finding an intersection between everything he pursues.

April 27, 2017
Brynn Jackel: Finance
Life · By

Most people that meet Brynn Jackel for the first time are immediately impacted by her warm smile, infectious laugh and obvious charisma.

April 27, 2017
Salem College sit-ins confront campus injustices
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In 1772, four years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, Salem Academy and College was founded as a Moravian educational institution.

April 20, 2017
Women should have a greater presence in politics
Opinion · By

At its core, a proportionally representative system is one that should naturally represent an entire population demographically.

April 13, 2017
Asheville mixes quirky and cool
Travel · By

After a grueling week of exams, group projects and pop quizzes, nothing serves as a better weekend escape than a trip to Asheville — a unique haven tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

April 13, 2017
Deacon Profile: Jordan Monaghan
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Upon the close of his time as student government president, Jordan Monaghan is able to reflect on his many accomplishments both as a graduating senior and as the head of student government.

April 7, 2017
Campus responds to 3.65 percent tuition increase
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President of her sorority, staff leader at the fitness center and a business and enterprise management major with a history minor, junior Krissy McGrory has a full schedule.

March 30, 2017
New initiative targets how to live together in community
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Divisiveness has long permeated society. Yet, somehow after this most recent election and a broader movement towards disunity in this country and beyond, something is different.

March 23, 2017
Vegan station accommodates dietary restrictions
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Entering a college-dining hall as a freshman is typically an exciting experience.

March 16, 2017
Outdoor adventures abound off Georgia Coast
Travel · By

Waves crashing to shore. Seashells hidden under the sand.

March 16, 2017
Deacon Profile: Amanda Kim
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Senior Amanda Kim, an education major with a minor in health and human services, appears to have a typical college experience.

March 2, 2017
Elle scholars offer ‘A Seat at the Table’
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Solange Knowles’ new album A Seat at the Table is an anthem for solidarity, pride and healing — specifically to celebrate the existence and humanity of black womanhood. Recently, a group of women invited other scholars to do exactly this: to offer them a seat at the table.

February 16, 2017
Law Professors address Trump administration
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At noon on Monday Feb. 13, an auditorium in the Law School teemed with excitement.

February 16, 2017
Americans need humor after this past election
Opinion · By

The election cycle in conjunction with the first month of the Trump administration have been the opposite of lighthearted.

February 16, 2017
Bus routes pose harm to employees
News · By

The looming winter morning is cold, dark, bleak.

February 3, 2017
Students join the March on Washington D.C.
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As the sun rose a few hours after the last inaugural ball for President Donald J. Trump cleared out, hundreds of thousands of protesters eagerly filled the tired, quiet streets of Washington D.C. with loud chants of “not my President,” “this is what democracy looks like” and “my body, my choice.”

January 27, 2017
Local store offers Thai cuisine
Life · By

Most Harris Teeters are expected to carry the basics of traditional grocery stores.

January 26, 2017
New OGB app further launches newspaper into digital age
News · By

One hundred and one years ago, passionate student journalists with a vision joined together to create the Old Gold & Black, an independent newspaper covering campus news at Wake Forest.

January 12, 2017
Faculty were vocal in the media this election cycle
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As Wake Forest is a small, tight-knit community, a typical criticism is the ease in which they become trapped in what is colloquially known as the “Wake Forest Bubble.” In this space, students ignore the atmosphere around them and instead immerse themselves with exams, homework and campus news.

December 8, 2016
“Sanctuary Campus” vote tabled
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On Tuesday, Nov. 29, a petition regarding Wake Forest’s position as a sanctuary campus was written to President Hatch. Colleges around the country have been taking steps towards the title of a “sanctuary campus,” which protects undocumented students from deportation under potential policies of President-elect Trump.

December 3, 2016
Local favorite’s new location venture falls flat
Reviews · By

There is perhaps no better feeling than walking into a warm, Italian deli and smelling the freshly baked bread, eyeballing the sugary treats and sampling the foreign cheeses. Among the Winston-Salem community, the most well known Italian deli is Dioli’s.

December 3, 2016
Students react to the election of Donald Trump
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The election of President-elect Donald Trump was historic, largely unexpected and felt around the country. Students on campus had mixed reactions following the groundbreaking news.

November 17, 2016
Trump Triumphs
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After months of partisan divisions, contentious debates and heavy emotions on both sides, Donald J. Trump is the 45th president. The Associated Press announced him the winner at 2:30 a.m. with 279 necessary electoral votes.  Hours before, live music filled the air as students joined at the Pro Humanitate Institute to watch the historic election […]

November 10, 2016
Deacon Profile: Wubetu Shimelash
Profiles · By

Wubetu Shimelash is a freshman originally from Ethiopia. He moved to the U.S. three years ago after an experience with Blake Mycoskie, the founder of Tom’s Shoes, in his hometown.

November 10, 2016