Heather Hartel
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Online Managing Editor
Heather is the Online Managing Editor for the Old Gold & Black. She is an economics major with politics & international affairs and journalism minors and will talk anyone's ear off about the aforementioned topics for as long as they'll listen. She's currently in a phase of trying to understand and invest in Bitcoins, but in the meantime also loves hiking, riding her bike, eating burritos and traveling.
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ARTICLES BY Heather Hartel
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
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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
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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
Voting is not limited to Election Day
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Some voters are inspired by this election, others are hesitant about the political world. Some voters are left indifferent about the process entirely.

November 3, 2016
Panel with Deborah Ross discusses domestic violence
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Voters along the political spectrum can agree on one aspect of this presidential election: its importance pertaining to the role of women in politics.

October 19, 2016
Coffee shop opens its doors to local businesses
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For students struggling with the ongoing stresses of Wake Forest, having a place to escape is a necessity. For this reason, many students choose Campus Grounds as their place of refuge.

October 19, 2016
Wake the Vote hub fosters political involvement
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The air is different around this presidential election. Years of accumulating frustrations with the political system have voters reacting differently to candidates and their issues.

October 13, 2016
Family Fun in the Twin City
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Show off Winston-Salem to your parents this weekend.

October 6, 2016
North Carolina heavily influences this election
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This presidential election is indisputably different than those before it.

September 29, 2016
Wake Forest is expanding downtown
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This January, students will take classes in the Innovation Quarter.

September 8, 2016
Deacon Profile: John Bourgeois
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Meet John Bourgois, the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Wake Forest.

September 1, 2016
Explore beyond the “Wake bubble”
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Those who know and cherish the Wake Forest community are all too familiar with the stigma of the “Wake Forest bubble.” This phenomena describes students’ restricted access to the world beyond the gated campus as a result of limited parking, three-year housing requirements and a surplus of on-campus amenities.

August 24, 2016
New construction on campus
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In the midst of a $625 million, 10-year construction project, Wake Forest is committed to offering students new, state-of-the-art facilities.

August 24, 2016
University hosts panel on HB2
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At a panel discussing the recent legislation regarding transgender rights in North Carolina, eight speakers were posed the simple question, “Who agrees with House Bill 2?”

April 21, 2016
Campus Garden provides space for learning
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Just across the bustling Polo Road, a few steps away from the stresses of campus lay a quiet, lush, green haven.

April 14, 2016
Mozelle’s offers a top-notch Easter brunch
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Easter is a holiday for celebration, and many choose to celebrate this day with fantastic food. The best Easter brunch in Winston-Salem is served at Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro.

March 31, 2016