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
Business school lacks environmental education
News · By

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
Sports · By

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
Sports · By

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
Sports · By

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
Football: Wake Forest embarrassed by Wolfpack
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“We’re just not at a level where we can spot anybody a 28-point lead.” The understatement of the year may have come from Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when he was asked to discuss the abysmal first quarter that Wake Forest had against N.C. State on Saturday. After giving […]

October 29, 2015
Spotlight: Valerie Dahmen
Sports · By

Senior goalkeeper Valerie Dahmen has solidified herself as a leader on and off the field for the Wake Forest field hockey team, and has led the Deacons to the No. 7 ranking in the country midway through the season. Dahmen has earned two ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors this season, and will be looking […]

October 22, 2015
Spotlight: Dylan Intemann
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As the only senior starter on the offensive side of the ball, team captain and guard Dylan Intemann has taken a leadership role among his peers on the Wake Forest football team. The North Carolina native is the most experienced player on the squad with 28 career and consecutive starts, and he’ll continue to be […]

August 27, 2015
Women’s Soccer: Wake starts hot
Sports · By

The Wake Forest women’s soccer team began their season on a high note on Sunday, Aug. 23 with a 4-0 victory over the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia at Spry Stadium. The high-scoring affair had eight Demon Deacons register a goal or an assist throughout the match, the first time such a stat line […]

August 27, 2015
Men’s soccer preview Q&A
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Newly installed men’s head soccer coach Bobby Muuss discusses the team’s prospects for the 2015 season What’s it like to be back at Wake Forest? It’s great. Wake is a special place, and it’s always had a very special place in my heart for the six years that I was here. I’ve always stayed connected […]

August 27, 2015
Safety should always be your first priority
Special Issues · By

When you first arrive on campus, the gated entrances and keycard access system may seem like more than enough security to keep you safe and sound throughout your four years on campus. Those safety measures are usually proficient in ensuring the wellbeing of the student body, but Wake Forest still occasionally has safety issues. For those rare […]

August 22, 2015