Julia Haines
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Julia is a junior from Chapel Hill studying Statistics and Computer Science. On campus, she’s an active member of service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and a student representative for the state chapter of the American Statistical Association. She most recently spent a semester studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. In her free time, she enjoys running in the rain and convincing friends to play pick up frisbee.
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Wake Forest to Implement a New Makerspace
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A drill press, a 3D printer, a laser cutter and sewing machines: these are just a few of the tools that will be available to students as soon as next semester, following the creation of a “WakerSpace,” a makerspace that will be centrally located in the old Student Health trailers in the Q parking lot. […]

April 19, 2018
Breaking: New Pit Seating Chart to be implemented
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After complaints about there being nowhere to sit in the Pit were filed last week around noon, faculty members thought it necessary to designate seating for various students, in order to ensure a more cohesive atmosphere. Although the new seating chart is extremely similar to how students already arrange themselves, administration is confident that this […]

April 1, 2018
12-hour Hackathon Combines Coding and Service
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Wake Forest students of the Department of Computer Science hosted WakeHacks, the university’s first 12-hour hackathon, on Saturday, March 17 in Benson University Center.

March 22, 2018
Deacon Profile: Morgan Briggs
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Morgan Briggs is a junior double majoring in Business & Enterprise Management and Religion. She is a former member of the Wake Forest women’s soccer team who loves singing and is incredibly involved in many aspects on campus.

March 22, 2018
Alumnus Richard Burr Donates his Congressional Papers to WFU
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On Monday, March 12, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (‘78) announced that he will be donating a collection of memorabilia associated with his career to the Special Collections room of Z. Smith Reynolds Library. A former Demon Deacon himself, Burr is currently serving his third term as U.S. Senator for North Carolina, before which he served […]

March 15, 2018
Bias Incident Report Creates Controversy
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On Wednesday, Feb. 28, senior Ryan Wolfe appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to speak about Wake Forest’s response to a bias incident report he submitted regarding perceived harassment he was facing by his peers. On the show, he claimed that the university’s perceived lack of effective action in response to his report exemplified […]

March 1, 2018
Week of Sleep Illuminates the Issue of Sleep Deprivation on Campus
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It causes higher stress levels, decreased academic performance, decreased memory and a weakened immune system. It increases risk for mental health issues, automobile accidents, cancer and weight gain … and it affects 70 percent of college students, specifically those at high-ranked universities such as Wake Forest. Sleep deprivation is an issue that most students struggle […]

February 15, 2018
Black History Month Committee Plans Events
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Nearly every day this month, students will have the chance to celebrate Black History Month by attending one of more than 50 events coordinated and hosted by the Black History Month Committee through the Intercultural Center.

February 8, 2018
Wake Forest Will Turn 184 Years Old in February
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Wake Forest University will be celebrating its 184th birthday next week, after it was founded in Wake Forest, NC on Feb. 3, 1834. This birthday also marks the milestone 180 years since Wake Forest College was renamed and 40 years since then-President Jimmy Carter made his National Security Address in Wait Chapel. 

January 25, 2018
Beloved British baking show goes stale
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The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) aired the final episode of season eight last Tuesday, leaving many fans with the same taste Martha Stewart probably gets in her mouth whenever she skimps on the “homemade from scratch” recipe and opts for her brandname box mix; very tasty but a bit manufactured.

November 17, 2017
University to host teach-ins to open dialogue
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In response to the events of Charlottesville last month, the Pro Humanitate Institute (PHI) is partnering with the Humanities Institute to offer a “teach-in” for both students and staff.

September 1, 2017
Campus traditions for your calendar
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Many of our campus traditions revolve around our university’s Pro Humanitate spirit, giving students the opportunity to volunteer their time and energy to improve the campus and the surrounding community.

August 24, 2017
Wake Forest Bucket List
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As a Wake Forest student, you most likely innately possess an overachieving spirit that will probably compulsively make you want to complete this list as soon as possible. Just remember you have lots of time between freshman orientation and graduation to mark each item off.

August 24, 2017
Elizabeth Krizay: Mathematics
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Elizabeth Krizay, a statistics major from Lagrange, Georgia, is noted by many of her professors for her independent spirit, her intuitive questions and her ability to lift up those around her.

April 27, 2017
Bruce (Zekun) Shen: Computer Science
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When Bruce Shen took his first computer science class his junior year of high school, he wouldn’t have guessed that it would end up becoming his major in college.

April 27, 2017
Computer science students host first hackathon
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Virtual Reality goggles, a TJBot and a Raspberry Pi workshop room were just three of the features found at Wake Hacks Zero, the first official hackathon hosted on Wake Forest’s campus, on Saturday, April 8.

April 13, 2017
New Marvel movie relies on special effects
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While “strange” is definitely a word you could use to describe the most recent Marvel movie, other words could include “enticing,” “dramatic” and “entertaining.”

April 13, 2017
New season of Grey’s is frustrating to watch
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Someone needs to teach Shonda Rhimes how to read the expiration dates on plot lines.

March 23, 2017
Spot the differences
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Many students followed the Wake Forest Men’s Basketball team this season as they made their way into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.

March 16, 2017
Deacon Profile: Myers McKinney
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Sophomore Myers McKinney, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, is recognized around campus for playing the piano outside of Subway, and more recently, in Benson.

February 24, 2017
mental_floss entertains and inform
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Do you ever wonder about the origin of emojis, the science behind deja vu or the invention of decaf coffee?

February 24, 2017
Valentine’s Day horoscope date ideas: Wake Forest edition
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Horoscopes can be amusing, but do not usually give any specific advice.

February 10, 2017
Sherlock season four revives fan base
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To say that this month’s release of BBC’s “Sherlock” season four has been long awaited would be quite the understatement.

January 19, 2017
Deacon Profile: Nick Raefski
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Nick Raefski is a sophomore planning to major in economics and political science, which are seemingly standard selections considering his many different interests.

January 12, 2017
Students promote campus custodial appreciation
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Many students of the Wake Forest community have stepped up in recent weeks to promote appreciation for campus custodial staff members, a position which makes a large impact in the lives of students but one that frequently goes unrecognized.

December 8, 2016