Ryan Johnston
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Online Managing Editor
Ryan is a senior communications major and journalism and Latin American studies minor at Wake Forest. Ryan enjoys skiing, playing pickup basketball and reading aloud his favorite tweets to the staff of the Old Gold & Black on production nights, prompted or unprompted. Ryan is grateful to the Old Gold & Black for the journalistic and career opportunities that the newspaper has provided him throughout his time at Wake Forest.
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ARTICLES BY Ryan Johnston
Spotlight: John Wolford
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Junior quarterback John Wolford has been a pivotal force in ushering in a new era of Wake Forest football along with head coach Dave Clawson.

November 10, 2016
Field Hockey finishes regular season with confidence
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When the Wake Forest field hockey team took the field against Appalachian State on Friday, Oct. 28, the object of the game for the Deacons wasn’t simply to come away with a win, it was to demonstrate that they had the ability to overcome the adversity that they’ve faced throughout the season, and that will […]

November 3, 2016
Spotlight: Jon Bakero
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Junior forward Jon Bakero has been a huge part of Wake Forest’s two straight Atlantic Division titles.

November 3, 2016
Spotlight: Duke Ejiofor
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Redshirt junior Duke Ejiofor is a leader on the 5-2 Wake Forest football team, both on and off the field.

October 20, 2016
Spotlight: Kylie Long
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Junior Kylie Long, the quiet and composed leader of the Wake Forest women’s volleyball team, is having a career year for the Demon Deacons.

October 13, 2016
Women’s basketball looking to build on returnees
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Despite their young squad, Wake Forest women’s basketball team is optimistic.

October 6, 2016
Spotlight: Madi Julius
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Madi Julius, who redshirted her junior year, has taken her game to a new level this year. In addition to improving her goal and point personal bests, Julius has taken upon herself to be the voice and soul of the team on the field.

October 6, 2016
Demon Deacons remain optimistic at 4-1
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The conversation surrounding this week in the ACC was dominated by one game: Clemson vs. Louisville.

October 6, 2016
Spotlight: Alexis Franco & Courtney Meredith
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Alexis Franco is a freshman on the Wake Forest women’s tennis team. With a strong performance in her first collegiate tournament at the Elon Invitational from Sept. 9-11, Deacon fans can look forward to four more years of excellent tennis. Why did you choose Wake Forest? I was looking for a school that had very […]

September 22, 2016
Men’s tennis eager to build on last season
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Coming off of an ACC Championship is always a tough act to follow, but in the case of the Wake Forest men’s tennis team, head coach Tony Bresky thinks that his guys are ready for the challenge.

September 22, 2016
Spotlight: Maddie Huster
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Madison Huster is listed as a defender in her Wake Forest student-athlete bio, but the do-everything junior for the Wake Forest women’s soccer team has excelled all over the field for the Demon Deacons this season.

September 15, 2016
Men’s soccer stumbles in final game of homestand
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The No. 10 Wake Forest men’s soccer team finished their homestand 4-1-1, but the string of games in Winston-Salem didn’t come without struggle on the part of the Deacons.

September 15, 2016
Women’s soccer continues to steamroll foes
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It’s been quite a while since Wake Forest women’s soccer head coach Tony da Luz has seen a team open up a season like this.

September 8, 2016
Deacons escape Tulane Green Wave
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Wake Forest football starts 1-0 despite uninspiring performance on offense in season debut.

September 8, 2016
Men’s soccer is finding defensive groove
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Starting the season off 3-1, the men’s soccer team hopes to continue quality defensive play against ACC rival, Virginia.

September 8, 2016
Spotlight: Ian Harkes
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Ian Harkes, a senior from Fairfax, Virginia., is returning to Wake Forest for his senior year in order to once again lead the team as a captain and to prepare the incoming freshmen for their college soccer careers.

September 1, 2016
Twumasi’s goal propels Wake Forest past Cal Poly
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Bobby Muuss, second-year head coach of the Wake Forest Men’s soccer team, isn’t lowering his expectations for this season following last year’s stellar men’s soccer campaign.

September 1, 2016
Beat the hangover blues this semester
Life · By

Wake Forest is an outstanding educational institution, but there are some lessons that students must learn outside of the classroom.

August 24, 2016
Unholy error: skipping class
Life · By

While Wake Forest has a lot to offer outside the classroom, attending class is still priority number one for ensuring a successful career at Wake Forest.

August 24, 2016
Business school lacks environmental education
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The Wake Forest University School of Business is failing to provide its students with a comprehensive education on sustainability and business-applied environmental studies, despite those issues being arguably the most pressing in the world today, as evidenced by the COP21 Climate Change summit held in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 last year.

January 14, 2016
Jack Harrison signs with Adidas, turns pro
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The pride and centerpiece of the 2015 Wake Forest men’s soccer team, first-year midfielder Jack Harrison, has made his decision to join the ranks of professional soccer by signing a Generation Adidas contract.

January 14, 2016
Football team ends season with close loss to Duke
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As has been the story of the Wake Forest football program in recent years, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons fell just short against in-state rival Duke 27-21 on Saturday at BB&T Field. “I think today was almost our season in a nutshell,” said head coach Dave Clawson. “I think from the opening whistle at Elon […]

December 3, 2015
Spotlight: Ariel Stephenson
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While the Wake Forest women’s basketball team has fallen on hard times in recent years, the most recent crop of freshmen is looking to change that. 

December 3, 2015
Irish get lucky, defeat Deacs 1-0
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Just three days after taking down No. 9 Louisville 2-1 in the ACC tournament on Sunday, Nov. 8, Wake Forest was downed 1-0 by No. 8 Notre Dame at Spry Stadium on Wednesday. Despite the loss and exit from the ACC Tournament, head coach Bobby Muuss stressed the need to take positives from every match. “The […]

November 12, 2015
Spotlight: Jennifer Kupcho
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Freshman golfer Jennifer Kupcho wasn’t always sure she would be playing golf at Wake Forest. She didn’t know if she was skilled enough to compete in the ACC.  With a fourth-place finish at the Landfall Invitational and a fifth-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational, Kupcho is having a stellar rookie season and looks to […]

November 5, 2015