Ren Schmitt
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Ren is a news editor for the OGB, and he is an English major and journalism minor. Ren lives in a constant state of suffering, as he supports Atlanta sports teams. Watching and covering baseball is his passion, and he hopes to someday witness the Deacs or the Braves take home a title.
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ARTICLES BY Ren Schmitt
Field Hockey Prevails Over William & Mary
Sports · By

After postponing the game due to Florence, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-4) and William & Mary Tribe (3-2) finally faced off under sunny skies in what was a back-and-forth contest on Wednesday … for about two minutes.

September 20, 2018
MLB Free Agency Falls Short Of Expectations
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In 2015, baseball writers and executives agreed that the 2018 free agent class appeared poised to be one of the greatest in history. Some of the names available at the end of 2018 season seemed like generational talents, and the rest of the class featured well-established veterans who would historically be top targets in free […]

September 20, 2018
MLB: Speculations On The Rookie Of The Year
Sports · By

Awards voting, no matter the sport, follows flawed voting practices. In MLB, the process is often marred by voter fatigue, old-school thinking and recency bias among members of the BBWAA. Despite this, fans and writers cannot help but indulge in the predictions and coverage regarding these races, and the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year […]

September 13, 2018
Barn Indefinitely Closed To Student-Sponsored Events
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In the wake of the shooting death of Winston-Salem State University student Najee Ali Baker on Jan. 20 at the Barn, Wake Forest’s Campus Life division conducted a review of event management policies. This review led to the decision earlier this semester to suspend social events hosted by student organizations in the Barn until the […]

September 13, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays Push Boundaries Of Conventional Baseball
Sports · By

Though the playoff teams in the American League are rightfully drawing the majority of the media’s attention as the season comes to a close, there is a non-playoff team that has been up to something special.

September 6, 2018
Major League Baseball Teams Start The Race To Postseason
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At the outset of the 2018 season, a nearly unanimous concern among baseball fans and pundits dominated preseason conversation. The fear manifested itself in the form of seven “super teams,” who appeared poised to secure a postseason spot with little competition. As August comes to a close and the September race to the postseason begins, […]

August 30, 2018
Assistant Basketball Coach Faces Assault Charges
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After a year fraught with challenges and tragedies in the Wake Forest community, another painful blow came earlier this month in the form of a criminal charge levelled against assistant basketball coach Jamill Jones. Jones is facing a third-degree assault charge after an Aug. 5 altercation in Queens, NY that led to the death of […]

August 30, 2018
Deacon Profile: Chris Brown
Profiles · By

Chris Brown, an assistant professor of English at Wake Forest, took a rather circuitous route into the academic world.

August 30, 2018
Studying Abroad Is A Valuable And Important Experience
Life · By

Though you have just arrived on campus, I am sure you and the rest of the freshman class have already become well aware of the fact that study abroad opportunities are one of Wake Forest’s selling points. If you have not heard yet, prepare to be inundated with posters, signs, emails and fairs pushing you […]

August 24, 2018
Expectations vs. Reality: Wake Forest Edition
Life · By

Congratulations! You have made it to campus, and according to pamphlets, campus tours and hours perusing countless poorly-written comments on college review blogs, Wake Forest may be the world’s best locale since Eden … Right?

August 24, 2018
Jorge Dabdoub: Chemistry
Graduation Tabloid · By

Jorge Dabdoub had never heard of Wake Forest before he visited, but he has not regretted his choice to attend ever since. Dabdoub, who hails from Norwich, CT, has excelled during his time on campus.

May 4, 2018
Making Move-Out More Sustainable
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As the academic year begins to wind down, a familiar frenetic buzz washes over Wake Forest’s student body. The stresses of finals and the excitement of summer command the attention of students, so most are hellbent on rushing through the move-out process and escaping at the end of the semester. During this frenzy, efforts to […]

April 26, 2018
Wake Forest Baseball Swept by Clemson
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After an encouraging stretch that saw the Demon Deacons win four straight games, including a sweep at ACC foe Boston College, it appeared as though a late NCAA tournament push could be on the horizon. These hopes were quelled over the weekend, however, as Clemson swept Wake Forest in three close games. The Demon Deacons […]

April 26, 2018
Baseball Powers Past Davidson
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After being swept over the weekend by the North Carolina Tarheels, the Demon Deacons baseball rebounded on Tuesday, April 4 against the Davidson Wildcats, scoring 15 runs and collecting 19 hits en route to a 15-5 win. The Wildcats came to town on the back of an impressive series sweep of University of Rhode Island, […]

April 5, 2018
Predicting 2018 MLB Awards
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Award predictions are a staple of preseason reporting across all professional sports, and the fallibility of these predictions is simultaneously mocked and celebrated, as expectations are built to be both challenged and affirmed.

March 29, 2018
Baseball Defeats Top ACC Opponents
Sports · By

After a somewhat rocky start against non-conference opponents, the Wake Forest baseball team managed series victories against two formidable ACC opponents — Florida State and Louisville — and the team now appears poised to make a run as a sleeper in the ACC.

March 22, 2018
Students React to the Reality of School Shootings
News · By

Wake Forest students joke frequently about the comforting insularity of the “Wake Forest bubble,” and much of the time, students can indeed live in blissful ignorance if they so choose.

March 22, 2018
Baseball Avoids Total Sweep at Santa Clara
Sports · By

The Wake Forest baseball team traveled to Silicon Valley over the weekend to face the Santa Clara University Broncos in a three-game series. The Demon Deacons fell short in two close contests to begin the series, but they came away with a 3-1 win on Sunday, Feb. 25, to avoid the sweep.

March 1, 2018
Spotlight: Griffin Roberts
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Griffin Roberts dominated as a closer during his junior season in 2017, posting an ERA of 2.19 and holding opponents to a batting average against of .160. As the Demon Deacons look to repeat their 2017 success, Roberts has assumed a new role on the team, shifting from the bullpen into the starting rotation. 

February 22, 2018
Three Wake Forest Baseball Players Suspended Indefinitely
Sports · By

On Thursday Feb. 15, the Wake Forest baseball team announced that it had indefinitely suspended three veteran players, just 24 hours before the team’s season opener against Georgetown.

February 22, 2018
Wake Forest Baseball Begins its 2018 Campaign
Sports · By

The Demon Deacon baseball team sits at 2-3 after opening their season over the weekend with a solid showing, going 2-2 across four games against Georgetown, Navy and Gardner-Webb and dropping a game on Tuesday night at Davidson 3-1.

February 22, 2018
Negin Farsad Illuminates Social Issues Through her Commentary
News · By

Self-deprecating, bubbly, raunchy—these qualities often characterize comedians, but these traits may not typically be attributed to Muslim Americans. Social justice comedian Negin Farsad, however, challenges stereotypes like those for a living.

February 22, 2018
Yu Darvish Signs Long-Term Deal with the Cubs
Sports · By

Free agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish signed a six-year deal worth $126 million with the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, Feb. 10.

February 15, 2018
Brewers Acquire two Excellent Outfielders
Sports · By

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Milwaukee Brewers worked some offseason magic, managing to acquire Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich in very quick succession.

February 2, 2018
Andruw Jones Deserves More HOF Consideration
Sports · By

The 1996 World Series pitted the two most dominant teams of the 90’s — the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees — against one another. Each club featured its share of future Hall of Famers, but it was not Yankees legend Wade Boggs or Braves ace Greg Maddux who stole the spotlight in Game […]

January 25, 2018