McKenzie Maddox
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McKenzie is a sophomore 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: Jessica Richard
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Jessica Richard is an associate professor of English who specializes in 18th century British fiction.

January 14, 2016
Downtown gains renowned hotdog restaurant
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The sizzle of hot dogs and smell of barbecue flavor the atmosphere of J.S. Pulliam’s Barbeque. The restaurant, which was started in 1910 in an industrial neighborhood on the north side of town, is planning to open a new branch in downtown Winston-Salem on the corner of Sixth Street and Trade Street. “I wanted to […]

December 3, 2015
Campus mourns the loss of Jordan Bayer
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The Wake Forest community grieves the loss of 20-year-old junior Jordan Bayer, who died at Carolinas Medical Center Main on Nov. 6 after suffering severe injuries in a car accident on Nov. 5. Bayer was returning to Wake Forest from the Charlotte Douglas Airport after an interview he had in New York for an internship […]

November 12, 2015
WSPD bike patrol secures downtown
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While the sun began to set on the downtown Winston-Salem area, Officer Greg Martin slipped on his yellow Winston-Salem Bike Patrol jacket, fastened his helmet and clicked on his bike lights as he geared up for his 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. night patrol shift of the city. From the moment he kicked back the […]

October 22, 2015
Campus hosts Habitat for Humanity build
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The sound of hammers echoed across Davis Field Oct. 14 as groups of students, faculty, staff and alumni partnered with Habitat for Humanity for an on-campus build hosted by Wake Forest’s Leadership Project. Throughout the afternoon, volunteers assembled walls that will be used in the construction of a habitat home in the local Winston-Salem area. […]

October 15, 2015
How to tailgate the Wake Forest way
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The beauty of football season is that it brings every Demon Deacon together to cheer on one team. Thousands of fans all in the same place for the same reason can be quite exhilarating, yet for a first-timer, the excitement of tailgating and the first home game can be a bit of a whirlwind if you’re […]

August 22, 2015
Create a personalized dorm room
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When I found out I would not only be living in Bostwick (the second oldest dorm) but also living in the basement (key: it has a funky smell), I dreaded move-in day. I was so excited to start my next chapter at Wake, but not getting the dream room I’d seen over and over on […]

August 22, 2015