Madison Zehmer
Staff Writer
ARTICLES BY Madison Zehmer
Interview with Sasha Spielberg on her New EP
Music · By

On Feb. 16, Sasha Spielberg released the first single, “Coolhand,” from her upcoming EP Facepaint, under her stage name, Buzzy Lee. Previously, she has published music with her band that she formed with her brother Theo, called “Wardell”.

March 1, 2018
“Wake the Beautiful” Campaign Promotes Body Positivity
News · By

For National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week, which ran from Feb. 26 to March 4, the Wake Forest PEERS (Peers, Educating, Engaging, Reaching, and Supporting) prepared a series of events to promote body positivity, eating disorder awareness, and self-care called “Wake the Beautiful” with the support of Thrive and the Office of Wellbeing.

March 1, 2018
Weight Watchers’ new Teen-Targeted Initiative is Misguided
Opinion · By

I think we can all agree that middle school sucks. Kids are undergoing rapid changes in a world that doesn’t slow down. Young teenagers have to deal with puberty, increased academic and extracurricular pressures  and unpredictable moods. They’re exposed to thrilling ideas and devastating truths. They begin to question their place in their family and […]

February 22, 2018
Weight Loss Resolutions are not the Answer
Life · By

Weight loss resolutions are an inevitable part of the New Year. Although often well-meaning, these resolutions are usually unsuccessful, as 95 percent of diets ultimately fail. In addition, weight loss methods can have dangerous consequences.

January 25, 2018
Spielberg’s The Post is out of Character but Outstanding
Reviews · By

Steven Spielberg’s The Post is no E.T., Schindler’s List or Jaws. When your career highs are so masterful and universally loved, anything that is not absolutely magnificent and revolutionary pales in comparison. That being said, The Post is still well-directed, deftly acted and highly relevant in today’s political climate.

January 18, 2018
Horror movie highlights for halloween
Reviews · By

As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s a great time to revist some horror movie classics. Horror is often hit-or-miss, but when it’s done well, horror can have a profound impact on the audience and provide insightful cultural commentary while still entertaining and frightening the audience.

October 27, 2017
“Orange is the New Black” star urges social justice
News · By

Actress and author Diane Guerrero, known for her roles as Maritza on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and as Lina on Jane the Virgin, visited campus on Thursday, Sept. 28, to speak for Latinx Heritage Month and the “Journeys to Success” speaker series.

October 6, 2017
Darren Aronofsky creates polemic new film
Reviews · By

Darren Aronofsky is particularly skilled at depicting the destruction of obsession.

September 21, 2017
New horror film creeps out audiences
Reviews · By

A fear of clowns seems to have worked its way into our collective unconscious.

September 14, 2017
Eating disorders need more awareness
Opinion · By

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, full blown eating disorders are most likely to develop between the ages of 18-21.

September 7, 2017
“Lust for Life” introduces a new del Rey
Reviews · By

Since the video for her single “Video Games” went viral in 2011, Lana del Rey has established herself as the go-to tragic, femme fatale, alternative-pop singer of our era.

September 1, 2017
Netflix original covers important topics
Reviews · By

Warning: Spoiler Alerts Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why takes an unflinching look at teen bullying, sexual assault and suicide.

April 6, 2017
Get Out shocks, entertains audiences
Reviews · By

Jordan Peele’s new satirical thriller Get Out begins as a young black man walks alone in an affluent white suburb late at night.

March 16, 2017
Myths about eating disorders disproved
Life · By

This week (Feb. 26 to March 4) is the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, led by the National Eating Disorders Association.

March 2, 2017
“Oscar” Gold & Black
Reviews · By

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, Feb. 26, many film enthusiasts are publishing their predictions.

February 10, 2017
Shyamalan film stigmatizes mental illness
Reviews · By

Movie director M. Night Shyamalan does not shy away from controversy.

February 2, 2017
Crash-diet culture tends to be toxic
Opinion · By

Let me get right to the point: crash-diets don’t work.

January 19, 2017
Trump’s administrative appointments are detrimental
Opinion · By

In the wake of the recent election, President-elect Donald Trump has been in the limelight as he chooses the members of his administration.

December 3, 2016
Dig deep into what goes on at campaign HQ
Life · By

As Election Day approaches, Clinton and Trump have increased the intensity of their campaign efforts, traveling to swing states, encouraging their supporters to canvass and actively promoting their platforms through the use of social media.

October 28, 2016
Moviegoers will fall in love with Kubo
Reviews · By

New film “Kubo and the Two Strings” explores family, sacrifice, grief and hope  through its beautiful animation and score.

September 15, 2016