McKenzie Maddox
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Staff Writer
McKenzie is a senior from Cornelius, N.C., studying Communication and Politics & International Affairs with a minor in Journalism. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, McKenzie had no experience with journalism. But after taking a few classes and working for the Old Gold & Black, she quickly fell in love with interviewing and journalistic writing. McKenzie is a foodie who loves traveling, yoga, skiing and creating Spotify playlists. She also enjoys studying in the ZSR Starbucks just so she can talk to people as they pass by to go into the library. In addition to her work with the Old Gold & Black, she is a Student Adviser, member of Tri Delta, and an avid supporter of Wake's football and basketball teams. She hopes to one day pursue a career in journalism or politics and is thankful to the Old Gold & Black for giving her the experience to grow as a journalist.
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ARTICLES BY McKenzie Maddox
Deacon Profile: Kate Bechtel
News · By

Beginning in January 2017, senior Kate Bechtel began her term as the President of the Panhellenic Council.

November 10, 2017
Demon Deacon baseball schedule announced
Sports · By

On Sept. 20, the head coach of Wake Forest’s baseball team, Tom Walter, released the 2018 schedule for the Demon Deacons.

September 21, 2017
Vintage Sofa Bar opens up downtown
Reviews · By

The Winston-Salem social scene has been revamped over the past couple of years, hosting a cluster of new bars and breweries in the downtown area.

September 21, 2017
Lilting Banshees kick off school year
Reviews · By

Broyhill Auditorium was filled with laughter as the 17 members of the Lilting Banshee Comedy Troupe hit the stage with their annual back-to-school performance on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

September 1, 2017
An open letter to the class of 2021
Life · By

Dear Class of 2021, First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for choosing the best possible place to spend the next four years of your undergraduate career.

August 26, 2017
The case for joining a Greek organization on campus
Life · By

“Don’t rush into a fight.” “Don’t rush into a relationship.” “Don’t rush into picking your major.” Everyone has been advising you “don’t rush into things.” So why is it now okay to rush into a Greek organization?

August 26, 2017
Branden Cook: Theater
Life · By

Senior Branden Cook’s pursuit of a career in acting has resembled the domino effect, involving him setting up the dominoes and letting them fall neatly into place.

April 27, 2017
Rachel Simmons: Math Business
Life · By

Based on the fact she served as the Head Captain of the Dance Team and Panhellenic President while balancing the rigor of her mathematical business major, it’s easy to see that Rachel Simmons is a woman of many talents.

April 27, 2017
Luisa Fernandez: Health and Exercise Science
Life · By

For Luisa Fernandez, her experience at Wake Forest is best summed up by one word: balance.

April 27, 2017
David Brinsky: German
Life · By

Senior David Brinsky’s passion for the German language started in high school. After studying the language for four years, he already knew coming into Wake Forest that he wanted to major in German.

April 27, 2017
An open letter to the Class of 2017
Opinion · By

Dear Class of 2017, I am sure it is hard to imagine that your four years of undergraduate classes on this campus are coming to a close.

April 27, 2017
No. 17 ranked Deacs catch momentum
Sports · By

Ranked No. 17 in the nation, the Wake Forest baseball team has picked up considerable energy with a 22-8 overall record and 8-4 conference record.

April 6, 2017
University to outsource more janitors to Budd Group
News · By

Starting on July 1st of this year, the day porter janitors will join the third shift janitors in being outsourced to the Budd Group — meaning they will no longer be direct employees of the school.

March 30, 2017
Jon Meacham named as 2017 Commencement speaker
News · By

The university announced that Jon Meacham, a presidential historian, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner will give the 2017 commencement address on Monday, May 15.

March 23, 2017
Concerns arise over funding of Eudaimonia Institute
News · By

After an investigation into the large donation of funding towards the development of a new institute on campus, the Faculty Senate overwhelmingly passed a motion on March 15 that called on the university’s administration to reject funding from the Charles G. Koch foundation.

March 23, 2017
Wake Forest announces Commencement speaker
News · By

The university announced that Jon Meacham, a presidential historian, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner will give the 2017 commencement address on Monday, May 15.

March 21, 2017
Administration shares approach to unrecognized fraternities
News · By

Three years after two fraternities lost their national charters at Wake Forest, conversations have resurfaced on campus about the status of these unrecognized groups.

February 24, 2017
WFU commemorates Angelou’s legacy
News · By

On Friday, Feb. 17, the ceremonial ribbon was snipped, inaugurating the newest residence hall on campus named after the late poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

February 24, 2017
Inside the “Uncommon Grounds”
Life · By

Quentin Brillantes is a senior Finance major and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise minor from San Diego, California.

January 26, 2017
Film uncovers realities of North Carolina’s past
News · By

Historically, North Carolina is often shamed for its involvement in the tobacco industry, mistreatment of Native Americans or the clear disparity between its cities and rural areas.

January 20, 2017
Lochte should be punished, not celebrated
Opinion · By

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games proved to be an impressive domination for the U.S. With a total of 121 medals — 46 of them gold — the U.S. was a force to be recognized on land, in the air and in the water.

September 8, 2016
“Cursed Child” is missing the magic
Reviews · By

New Harry Potter script is an exhilarating page-turner, but it’s not like the original series

September 8, 2016
Volleyball team sets goal to gain “respect”
Volleyball · By

Led by new head coach Bill Ferguson and co-captains Hanna Lee, No. 16, and Caroline Wolf, No. 7, this year’s women’s volleyball team is looking to establish themselves as a competitive force both nationally and in the conference.

September 1, 2016
Zick’s adds variety to classic options
Reviews · By

Just as the fall semester of classes begins, Zick’s has finally revealed Phase III of its three-step renovation. The final phase spices up the variety of flatbreads and beers offered for customers.

September 1, 2016
What the brochures don’t tell you…
Life · By

A student’s perspective of what waits behind the curtain of university advertising to help navigate the Wake Forest bubble

August 24, 2016