A Predictable Evening at the Oscars
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This year’s Oscars were more convention than revolution, as Owen Gleiberman expounds in his column in Variety. Although for Hollywood this was a year of scandalous revelation (and hopefully paradigm-shifting progress), the massive exposure of Harvey Weinstein and others did much to engender a mood of inclusion, but little to revolutionize actual Oscar winners. But […]

March 16, 2018
How To Navigate the New 336 Market
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Along with the opening of the new and improved 336 Market, formerly known as the POD, in Benson this semester came an almost overwhelming amount of new, oftentimes expensive snacks. Investing your Deacon Dollars in an unknown food item can be daunting, so here is a well-tested list of the most worthy, reliable 336 Market […]

March 1, 2018
Winston-Salem Offers Spring Break Alternatives
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As midterms come and go, students are excited for the much-needed break they will receive next week. Many students will return home and others will go on exotic vacations with their friends and families, however, what about those of us who are remaining in Winston-Salem?

March 1, 2018
Writer’s Camp Grants Students’ Wishes of Publication
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Writer’s Camp is a little-known library outreach program that has occurred twice, once in January of 2016 and again on Feb. 9, 2018. I have been lucky enough to be selected as a participant both times. Every time I tell my peers what it is — an all-night writing excursion starting on Friday at 7 […]

March 1, 2018
How to Find your Place in an Office Setting
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Working in an office is altogether odd for me. I assume because I am used to the daily process of going to class then going to Moe’s Southwest Grill and back to my room. But beyond the change of scheduling, the situation is something foreign to me. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sitting at […]

March 1, 2018
Campus Play, “The Adding Machine,” Explores Existentialism
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Though you enter The Adding Machine expecting to see a play about the perils of technology and the way it changes society and humanity, your general questioning about humanity after the play will certainly not be about technology, but instead will focus on mortality and whether being a good person even matters.

March 1, 2018
Downtown Alternatives to the ZSR
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As midterms are just beginning to creep up on students, finding a reliable spot to study is almost as important as having a full cup of coffee. For a new source of inspiration and focus, here are three alternative off-campus study locations: Forsyth County Central Library  Although most students know the ZSR Library like the […]

February 22, 2018
Gardening Offers a Fruitful Learning Experience
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Weeding in the strawberry field, building structures for the garden such as hoop houses, planting seeds and seedlings, harvesting produce and turning the compost, these are just a few of the environmentalist efforts you could partake in while volunteering at Campus Garden. Whether you are an avid garden groupie, or someone who has little to […]

February 22, 2018
ZSR Hosts “Blind Date with a Book”
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On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 14, a single table caught curious students’ attention as they shuffled in and out of the atrium’s main entrance. On it sat a turquoise, plastic bucket filled with individually-wrapped heart shaped candies. But surrounding the bucket were the real treats — 90 newspaper-wrapped novels up for grabs for anyone […]

February 22, 2018
Summers Abroad are an Alternative to Whole Semesters
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It is popular to study abroad at Wake Forest, whether it be for a summer, semester or year-long program. According to the Wake Forest Center for Global Programs and Studies website, Wake Forest offers more than 400 programs in over 200 cities and 70 countries, with more than 60 percent of students spending time abroad. 

February 22, 2018
How to: Get Creative with Kale
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A telling sign that a specific food is popular is when you can walk across a college campus and see the food’s name on a piece of attire. That, or if, when browsing Instagram, every recipe has the item in it. I am specifically talking about kale — it’s  kind of a big deal right […]

February 22, 2018
Learning How to Prioritize Self-Care
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Many of us make New Year’s Resolutions, filled with promises to treat our bodies and minds better. Come February we tend to lose motivation to fuel these resolutions. The issue here is not the lost February motivation, but the fact that we need a new year to treat ourselves better.

February 15, 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
Experience NOLA Mardi Gras for the First Time
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Every year the week before Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, LA (NOLA) transforms into a wave of purple, gold and green, while the city comes alive with hundreds of thousands of people celebrating Mardi Gras. The name “Mardi Gras” specifically refers to Fat Tuesday, or the day before Ash Wednesday, but parades trample the streets of […]

February 15, 2018
Negin Farsad Addresses Bigotry with Comedy
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On Wednesday night, people without a Valentine’s Day date did not find themselves alone. Instead of a romantic candlelit dinner for two, many people shared in the laughter of others. Pugh Auditorium was filled with people attending comedian Negin Farsad’s talk “Fighting Bigotry with Comedy: Notes from an Iconless American.”

February 15, 2018
HOW TO: Creative Pit Creations
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About halfway through the semester, Wake Forest begins to feel very small due to the lack of food options accross campus. Many students get into a routine of going to the Pit, so here are some hacks to spice up the meals. Cheesy Quesadilla:  Making a quesadilla can be as simple as a one-stop shop […]

February 8, 2018
Sorkin’s Debut Walks a Temperate Path
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Aaron Sorkin has long been a consummate screenwriter. His work on The West Wing made what could have been exercise in crushing boredom a sharp, enjoyable journey through American government. Having also written screenplays for The Social Network, Moneyball and Steve Jobs, Sorkin foments fabulous intelligence on the screen. He is a coveted screenwriter, and […]

February 8, 2018
The Importance of Finding Groups with Similar Interests
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It’s likely that during a student’s time at Wake Forest, one will either travel abroad or away from Wake Forest or has already. While not everyone can travel away from Wake Forest because of their major or other reasons, if you do travel away from campus, either for a semester or during the summer, chances […]

February 8, 2018
A Reflection on the Greensboro Four
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The scene is Feb. 1, 2018. I walk into a Starbucks, and stand in line. I gradually get closer to the register with my order in mind. I’m finally face-to-face with the cashier, and I place my simple yet usual order, “a grande hot coffee.” The cashier enters in my order, and gives me my […]

February 8, 2018
Unmasking the Demon Deacon
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Senior Brittany Ezer has discreetly lived her four years at Wake Forest with a pretty big secret: she is one of the many faces behind the Demon Deacon mascot. Beginning during the second week of her freshman year, Ezer has been working the crowds and walking the walk as one of the mascots at everything […]

February 8, 2018
Local Mexican Restaurant Review
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Coming to Winston-Salem from south Texas, I was curious to see how the Mexican food would match up with what I was used to back home. After sampling many local Mexican restaurants over the past four years, here is what I have found:

February 2, 2018
Franco’s Film Humanizes Cult Classic
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As a post-script to this review of The Disaster Artist, I feel morally obliged to mention the recent revelations regarding James Franco’s sexual misconduct. Due to these misdeeds, Franco did not receive an Oscar nomination for what many view as a consummate performance (and rightfully so, on both counts). When writing my review, I chose […]

February 2, 2018
“Call Me By Your Name” Reinvents the Typical Love Story
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Summer love with a twist is how director Luca Guadagnino makes viewers dive into his 2017 Sundance hit Call Me by Your Name. The press it received at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 established its desire to be requested for a more substantial release nationwide. Now nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor (Timothée […]

February 2, 2018
Indoor Cycling Studio Opens Downtown
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Most people probably agree that working out is never the best part in a day; you feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, fatigued and would rather be doing just about anything else. Yet somehow at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday morning, dozens of Winston-Salem residents get downtown, step on a bike and ride their hearts out to loud […]

February 2, 2018