Nicholas DeMayo
Senior Writer
Nicholas is a junior English major and secondary education minor. When he's out of the office, he works as a barista and volunteers for Best Buddies and the Special Olympics. He didn't choose the OGB Life, the OGB Life chose him.
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ARTICLES BY Nicholas DeMayo
START Gallery Features Student Artwork
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Two, and a third is the Honors in Studio Art presentation of senior Anna Pugh, on exhibition now at the START Gallery in Reynolda Village. Pugh is a Mullen-Carswell, Eleanor Layfield Davis and Reifler Family Scholar who has also been shown in past START Gallery exhibitions as well as student exhibitions at the Charlotte and […]

April 26, 2018
Words of Wisdom from a Seasoned Barista
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Throughout my years of working as a barista, I have seen too many people look down into their cup and then back up at me with a look of utter confusion and disappointment. These situations usually arise from an old-fashioned case of miscommunication. When folks order lattes when they mean cappuccinos, or macchiatos when they […]

April 19, 2018
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Celebrates All Participants
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More than 50 Wake Forest students and members of the community joined each other in the Magnolia Room Sunday, March 25 for the fourth annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk, an event hosted by the Best Buddies chapter of Wake Forest University that celebrates inclusion of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This year’s event […]

March 29, 2018
“Ugly Delicious” Offers a Refreshing Take on Food
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Netflix’s newest original food and travel program, Ugly Delicious, stars James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang and friends as they focus on the history and geography of some of the world’s favorite dishes, challenging traditionally-held norms of “authenticity” in favor of a more egalitarian approach to food television.

March 16, 2018
The Two Best Deals During Winston-Salem Restaurant Week
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Monday, Feb.19 marks the beginning of Restaurant Week, a festival of local fare hosted by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership featuring a set-price, three-course dinner special. While many of Winston-Salem’s fine downtown restaurants will participate in the week-long event, only a few have earned my title of “Restaurant Week steals.”

February 15, 2018
Older Band Returns with a New Album
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Scottish band Simple Minds — bestter known as the performers of The Breakfast Club theme song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” — have just released their 18th studio album titled Walk Between Worlds, and one of its most impressive features is just how hard it is to walk away from listening to it. Like starting […]

February 8, 2018
How To Plan a Super Bowl Watch Party
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With the teams set and the Super Bowl less than two weeks away, many around the country begin planning their watch parties for the big game. Although the Super Bowl carries the weight of being a pseudo- national holiday in many parts of the country, the event is usually celebrated with less fanfare at Wake […]

January 25, 2018
British Rockstar Experiments with Electronic Music
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (NGHFB) released their long-awaited third studio album, Who Built the Moon?, on Nov. 24, a project that Gallagher claims to have begun work on in 2014.

December 15, 2017
WFU Press welcomes visitors to new home
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Once housed in the basement of Tribble, the Wake Forest University Press releases their beloved Irish poetry from a new home just outside of campus on Reynolda Road.

November 2, 2017
Things to Do During Family Weekend
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My parents ask me the dreaded question every time they come down to visit: “What do you want to do with us this weekend?”

October 27, 2017
The Killers release first studio album in five years
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Perhaps the most highly-anticipated rock album of the year, the Killers Wonderful Wonderful has made many people excited for its release — the band’s first since 2012.

September 28, 2017
The Best Demon Deacon Discounts
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Frugal Deacs will always take a student discount whenever they find one.

September 21, 2017
Hit the Bricks: A preview
Life · By

Brett DerGarabedian is a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major from New Jersey. He is the executive chairperson for Hit the Bricks as well as the publicity lieutenant for Wake EMS and president of the Club Lacrosse team.

September 14, 2017
South Park airs controversial premiere
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When one thinks of culturally relevant shows, South Park probably does not rise to the top of their list.

September 14, 2017
Pit unveils new dining options, seating arrangements
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Even though most Wake Forest students elect to eat the same exact thing every time they go to the Pit — I’m talking about you, omelet people — they now have an extensive variety of customizable options to choose from.

September 7, 2017
WFU Press releases poetry collection
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Not all collections of poetry have a muse, and even less would consider more than one love as the pool of inspiration for the artistic work.

September 7, 2017
Explore the history and local culture of Savannah
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For those tired of the Wake Forest bubble, just a five-hour car ride can take you to a city where you can enjoy the fantastic combination of beach, city, food and fun.

September 1, 2017
Fiddlin’ Fish opens in downtown Winston-Salem
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Now that Winston-Salem has basically become the craft/micro-brewery capital of North Carolina, you might be surprised to hear that a newcomer on the scene is punching above their weight to take on the establishment brews.

September 1, 2017
The case for remaining independent of Greek affiliation on campus
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While many students at Wake Forest enjoy the benefits of their respective Greek organizations, almost half choose to remain independent during their college years. I am one of those people. 

August 26, 2017
Learn to say “no” to college stress
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Typically, I am  one who is slow to give advice — and even slower to take it. But if there is one thing that I wish I knew when I was a freshman, it is this: you cannot be afraid to say “no.”

August 25, 2017
Hannah Martin: Chemistry
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Wake Forest’s small student population, involved faculty and resources for research drew Hannah Martin to attend the college so near to her home.

April 27, 2017
Robbie Wood Baldwin: Biology
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At first, Robbie Wood Baldwin did not know if he would like to study at Wake Forest, but grew to love his time here.

April 27, 2017
Exclusive: Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler interviews with the OGB
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Ben Wilson is the keyboardist for American jam band Blues Traveler, winner of a Grammy Award and creator of two platinum-selling albums. Their latest album is Blow Up the Moon, a collaboration with other artists such as Plain White T’s, The Dirty Heads, 3OH!3 and Jewel. They are now on tour all over the country, […]

April 20, 2017
Cool Classes Fall 2017 (That you can still take)
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We know that finding classes to fill out your schedule is difficult — especially for rising sophomores. 

April 13, 2017
Realistic Residence Hall Descriptions
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With room selection right around the corner, it’s important to be informed about the University’s residence hall offerings. Let the Old Gold & Black be your guide to room selection, keeping in mind that you have absolutely no shot at getting into any North Campus Residence — just saying.

April 6, 2017