Even as a child, Makenzie Whitener was a Demon Deacon fan and Wake Forest was her dream school. Growing up in the area, she spent time on campus, as both of her parents work as staff members for the university.
Senior Itamar Lewin-Arundale is a double major in communication and history, two disciplines that he believes blend well together.
When Cheyenne Zuck reflects on her experience at Wake Forest she simply says, “I say this to people as I’m graduating, but the memories you’ll create here are wonderful.” A double major in classical languages (Greek) and theatre, Zuck speaks to the importance of finding your passion through study.
The Chinese language has long been a part of Lucas Wille’s life — he started studying it in kindergarten. Therefore, it makes sense that he has focused on bringing Chinese culture to campus ever since he arrived at Wake Forest, serving as the president of the Chinese Studies Club for the past two years.
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.
David Ostrowski chose biophysics because it was a perfect combination of two subjects that he loved.
Coming into college, senior Nandan Patel knew he wanted to study physical medicine. However, it wasn’t until he worked at Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center in pool therapy that he honed in on what exactly he wanted to do.
Elizabeth Sarkel knew she wanted to pursue a degree in the sciences since the moment she moved into her dorm in Babcock freshman year.
Kurt Swartz is a senior Business & Enterprise Management (BEM) major with minors in economics and psychology.
Senior Edward (Ned) Gidley never expected to be an Art History major, however, after he took History of Photography with Dr. John Curley he knew that he wanted to pursue art history.
Sara Coronel, who was born and raised in Asuncion, Paraguay, applied to Wake Forest with the business school in mind.
William von Behren is a double major in accountancy and computer science from San Antonio, TX. Von Behren will graduate this May, but also will return for a fifth year to complete his Masters in Accountancy.
The end of the school year is approaching quickly and students are beginning to prepare for their final exams. Here are a few study tips and tricks to help ace your finals. Five Day Study Plan Everyone is told that the best way to learn is to study in small chunks over a long period […]
Ben Ridgeway co-wrote this article. Westworld, the landmark HBO series, is a futuristic science-fiction show with numerous fictional 19th century wild west scenes created by spouses Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. The first season, also called “The Maze,” encapsulated viewers in 2016 with an elixir of action, drama, suspense, science fiction, old western, love, life, […]
Graduating early because of student loans and living financially independent from my parents, money has always been an issue for me at Wake Forest. Surrounded by peers who hardly understand the value of a dollar, spending their parents’ money recklessly, it can be frustrating to constantly compare yourself. Yet, as someone who enjoys going out […]
A beautiful mix of jazz, R&B and pop, Kali Uchis’ Isolation has finally arrived. Released on April 6, the debut album showcases both Uchis’ immense vocal talent and her unique form of switching between English and Spanish when vocalizing. Isolation begins with a two minute introduction coined “Body Language.” It is hard to describe exactly […]
Two, and a third is the Honors in Studio Art presentation of senior Anna Pugh, on exhibition now at the START Gallery in Reynolda Village. Pugh is a Mullen-Carswell, Eleanor Layfield Davis and Reifler Family Scholar who has also been shown in past START Gallery exhibitions as well as student exhibitions at the Charlotte and […]
Spring has sprung at Wake Forest, and that brings warmth, sunshine and joy. Students should be spending sun-filled hours outside, sitting in the courtyard between Benson and Tribble or throwing the clichéd frisbee out on the Upper Quad. Bzz. Instead, students are running for cover in the safe confines of indoor spaces. Bzzz. Walking outside […]
A few names immediately come to mind when thinking about the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris, London, Venice, Florence and maybe a couple others. But Prague, in my opinion, rises above all others in its beauty, its elegance and its charm. It is a place that is utterly unique, with a rich history […]
Heather Hartel, former online managing editor, compiled her favorite sounds from the newsroom and created an audio story about the Old Gold & Black. Her time at the newspaper was some of the best moments of her college experience.
The South Asian Student Association and Hindu Student Association’s annual celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors, involved free Indian food, music, dance performances, water balloons and powdered color. The ancient Hindu festival traditionally marks the start of spring and new beginnings. “People of all backgrounds [can] come together,” freshman Savarni Sanka said. Students enjoyed […]
Throughout my years of working as a barista, I have seen too many people look down into their cup and then back up at me with a look of utter confusion and disappointment. These situations usually arise from an old-fashioned case of miscommunication. When folks order lattes when they mean cappuccinos, or macchiatos when they […]
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lure is by far my favorite place in North Carolina; it has been part of my life far longer than I have been a Wake Forest student. Although it has been beloved by my extended family for the last 25 years, my family finally returned […]
With a melodic blend of bluegrass and folk, Nathan Evans Fox’s new album Texas Dust explores everything from religion and love to family and wandering. An alumnus of Wake Forest (‘11), Fox provides 49 minutes of raw, rhythmic reflection with his second original album. To begin with a disclaimer, I am not a fan of […]
The endless deluge of slasher-garbage and prurient genre fodder makes the climate difficult for someone pitching an audacious, concept-based horror film. Audiences have come to expect next to nothing from horror. Minus a small group of genre-junkies, who look for and root out meritorious films, even the nuanced horror film resonates with mass audiences only […]