Nicholas DeMayo
Life Editor
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
Why you should stay optimistic about your funds
Life · By

Although research conducted at Ohio State University finds that a whopping 70 percent of college students worry about their personal finances, Wake Forest students (and parents) have many reasons to be hopeful.

August 24, 2016
Artists should practice what they preach
Opinion · By

On April 10, 2016, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert scheduled to take place at the Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Springsteen said in a formal statement that his show’s cancellation was a sign of “solidarity” for North Carolinians whose “human rights” were violated by House Bill 2 that was signed […]

April 14, 2016
Study shows why some over-share
Life · By

A recent study conducted by researchers at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany found a network in the brain that correlates with social media use.

March 31, 2016
The Art of Local Charm
Life · By

Village Smith Galleries opened shop in Reynolda Village in 1977, and today  it houses exceptional artwork, jewelry, pottery and framing from artists from Winston-Salem and around the world.

March 17, 2016
Responsible Shopping
Life · By

According to Guinness World Record News, a man from Nevada named Jordy Geller has more sneakers than anyone in the world: a whopping collection of 2,388 separate pairs of shoes. Excessive? Definitely.

February 25, 2016
Wake Forest Alumna Starts New Web Series
Life · By

Celia Quillian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wake Forest in 2014 with a double major B.A. degree in theatre and communication.

February 11, 2016
Wake Forest’s New Squeeze
Life · By

I had my last serving of raw vegetables about three days ago. And those vegetables — spinach, tomato and cucumber — came on a six-inch turkey sub wrapped in Subway paper.

January 28, 2016
Grammy’s 2016 Preview
Life · By

The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Dec. 7, with Kendrick Lamar taking the top spot with 11 nominations.

January 21, 2016
Coming to Theatres in 2016
Life · By

For many, this year will call for repeated trips to the local cinema as 2016 promises to be a stellar year at the box office.

January 14, 2016
New PDQ moves into Winston-Salem
Life · By

PDQ stands for “People Dedicated to Quality,” which does not make for the best name for a fast food joint. But this is not a fast food joint in the traditional sense.

December 3, 2015
Art for Arts Sake revitalizes downtown Winston-Salem
Life · By

With the completion of the North Campus Dining Hall in 2014 came an unforseen issue that sparked a delicious debate as divisive as vanilla vs. chocolate. The question is: Old Pit or New Pit? Which dining hall is better? No student has dared to tackle this question objectively up to this point, so that is […]

November 12, 2015
Beards are more than a fashion statement
Life · By

I would like to speak on behalf of the guys with ugly facial hair. To those of you with moustaches that are too thin or don’t connect with the hair on your chin to make a goatee, I understand your struggle. To those of you who lie awake at night and wonder why the abundance […]

October 22, 2015
Everest beautifully depicts tragic event
Life · By

I knew what I was getting myself into. I knew which characters were going to die before they even appeared on the screen. I knew I was going to be disturbed, but I had no idea the sucker punch to the gut that I was going to be dealt by this movie that was based […]

October 15, 2015
Campus Grounds gets a fresh look
Life · By

Live local. Drink local. This year, Campus Grounds unveiled a new look after a $30,000 renovation and this slogan, fresh from the mind of general manager and business school student Byron McClendon. The slogan may seem like the perfect fit for the student-run coffee shop. Campus Grounds is like that indie rock band that your […]

August 27, 2015