McKenzie Maddox
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.
ARTICLES BY McKenzie Maddox
Eboo Patel to give 2016 Commencement address
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On Friday, April 15, Wake Forest University announced Eboo Patel as the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2016.

April 16, 2016
Innovation Quarter Expanding
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Wake Forest has officially announced new undergraduate programs and approved courses centered on biomedical science and engineering

March 20, 2016
Spotlight: Stuart Fairchild
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After being recognized as a freshman All-American and First Team All-ACC selection in 2015, sophomore Stuart Fairchild from Seattle, Washington is looking forward to playing center field for the baseball team in the 2016 season.

February 29, 2016
Tedx event sparks conversation on global issues
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Centered on different aspects of security, the student-run TedX event, Haven: Fearlessness Reimagined, on Saturday, Feb. 20, featured eight speakers who are all part of a larger global conversation.

February 25, 2016
Experts debate party ideologies
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A panel of professors from diverse backgrounds sparked conversation surrounding ideology and its influence on individual’s political and scientific beliefs in a panel moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry on Feb. 16 in Wait Chapel.

February 18, 2016
Campus CMT handles unexpected emergencies
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Wake Forest is often deemed to be in its own little bubble, but that bubble isn’t an invincible forcefield.The problems of the external world can still infiltrate the operations of campus at any moment.

February 11, 2016
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