Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects
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There is recent scientific consensus that diets generally do not work as effective weight loss strategies. Yes, you will likely lose weight at the beginning of a diet, but statistics show that over 95 percent of dieters will regain at least all of the weight that they lose in one to five years. Fortunately, I […]

April 19, 2018
Spring A Capella Concert Showcases Talent
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With a crowd packed full of friends, family and avid a cappella fans, Plead the Fifth and Demon Divas hosted their Spring Concert in Brendle Recital Hall on Tuesday night. For the senior members of both groups, the night emotionally marked the end of their college a cappella careers with passionate, powerful performances. The event […]

April 19, 2018
Best Brunches in Winston-Salem
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Many students like to sleep in on the weekends, so often times they sleep through breakfast. Here are four places in Winston-Salem to get a weekend brunch with friends. River Birch Lodge River Birch Lodge is known for its natural decor and its rustic atmosphere. However, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and […]

April 19, 2018
Spring Musical Presents Relatable Themes
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Visually and vocally stunning, the Wake Forest cast of Spring Awakening left the audience in awe. This spring musical, written by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, finds its roots within the 19th-century play by Frank Wedekind. It tells the tale of a town in Germany in 1891, where the world is dominated by […]

April 12, 2018
New Album Inspired by the 1980s
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Ben Ridgeway also contributed to this article.  Of Montreal is the brainchild of Kevin Barnes, who named his band after an unsuccessful relationship with a woman “of Montreal.” The band is a part of the Athens-based Elephant 6 Recording Company, a collective of bands that are joined by their love for 1960s pop music, in particular […]

April 12, 2018
Horror Film Tests Friendships on a Whole New Level
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In 2016, director Jeff Wadlow and producer Jason Blum joined forces to create Blumhouse’s new horror film, Truth or Dare. Wadlow, together with his collaborators Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, designed a film inspired by It Follows and The Ring. The result — a thriller with action and humor, a horror movie with real stake, […]

April 12, 2018
Wake Unsolved: The Carrell Conspiracy
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On Friday, April 6, word quickly spread on campus that the ever-elusive Steve Carell, known by most for his infamous role of Michael Scott in The Office, would be touring Wake Forest with his daughter. As the day turned into night, some swore they saw him, while others outright refuted his presence. Almost a week […]

April 12, 2018
“Take Your Pills” Sheds Light on Pill Abuse
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The historical thread of humans trying to rid themselves of their humanness is long and fairly easy to track. 1950s suburbia (although there are innumerable earlier examples) comes to mind. That specific attempt at benumbment in postwar America epitomizes our endemic condition. The country, traumatized by the horrors in Europe, wished to return to a […]

April 12, 2018
Puppies on Campus
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Students see dogs all over the Wake Forest campus but no one really knows what these puppies like to do with their time outside of class. Here is some insight to the secret lives of dogs on campus.

April 12, 2018
“The Party” Invites us to Listen, But Not Explicitly
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The Party, a slender, 111-minute indie, written and directed by Sally Potter (Ginger and Rosa, Orlando), teases its audience’s expectations of a feature-film, and distills them into a Samuel Beckett skit. The film is a party, but a precis of such a party’s progressions, whose cast of characters talk (quickly) through life and its paces. […]

April 5, 2018
Living Sustainably On Campus is Simple
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As April is now coined Earth Month, it is time for students to reevaluate the lifestyle that they pursue both on and off campus. By recycling, choosing alternative transportation methods and changing study methods, they can easily become much “greener” individuals.

April 5, 2018
A 50-year Flashback to Memorable Music
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Electric Ladyland– Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland is a double LP, and the last to be released with the Experience. It features many of Jimi Hendrix’s most famous songs, and with Hendrix increasingly getting involved with production on this album, his perfectionism and studio abilities shown through. As a personal favorite, I, and many others, believe […]

April 5, 2018
Local Italian Restaurant Dishes up Nuanced Flavors
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Discreetly located within Summit Square shopping center, Mozzarella Fellas is serving up Italian comfort food with a modern, plant-forward twist. With a warm interior and inviting staff, this joint has established itself as a popular lunch and dinner spot within Winston-Salem. With the restaurant’s two-year anniversary approaching on April 7, owner Brian Ricciardi discussed how, […]

April 5, 2018
“Death of Stalin” Highlights Horrors of Period
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Jump back to the year 1953 in the chill of the Soviet Union to experience Armando Iannucci’s theatrical account of Joseph Stalin’s death and the backstage fiasco of appointing a successor in Death of Stalin. Originally written as a French graphic novel, La mort de Staline, Iannucci develops a rather trivial and comical plot within […]

April 5, 2018
Minnesota is an Overlooked Travel Destination
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Many travel column summer suggestions might include a New York City getaway, a beach vacation on the shores of New Jersey or a road trip through Southern California. While these destinations are bound to be written in numerous travel articles because of their outstanding restaurants, activities and photo-ops, they do not compare to the beauty […]

April 5, 2018
Breaking: New Pit Seating Chart to be implemented
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After complaints about there being nowhere to sit in the Pit were filed last week around noon, faculty members thought it necessary to designate seating for various students, in order to ensure a more cohesive atmosphere. Although the new seating chart is extremely similar to how students already arrange themselves, administration is confident that this […]

April 1, 2018
Administration to Place Ban on Toilet Paper to Stop Rolling the Quad
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Over the weekend Wake Forest University decided that enough was enough – students needed to stop rolling the quad after every measly sports win. Initially, the university attempted to convince all athletes to transfer out of Wake Forest in hopes of earning fewer wins, however, the Deacs are still coming in with wins here and […]

April 1, 2018
University Implements New Uniform Requirement for All Students
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On April 1, Wake Forest instituted a new uniform policy for undergraduate students. To make it fair and easy for the current population, the rules allow for many items already present in many individuals’ closets. Male students are only permitted to wear Vineyard Vine button downs, khaki pants (salmon-colored shorts are allowed when the temperature […]

April 1, 2018
Admitted Student’s Leaked Top 10 List of Hottest Machis
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BREAKING: Admitted student’s Top 10 List was recently leaked. Here is who he found to be the Top 10 Hottest Sigma Chis. 1) John Wayne 2) Brad Pitt 3) Kliff Kingsbury 4) Tom Selleck 5) Luke Bryan 6) Adam Scott (golfer) 7) David Letterman 8) Lee Norris 9) Mike Ditka 10) Grover Cleveland Happy April […]

April 1, 2018
Chance the Rapper Named Commencement Speaker
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Wake Forest University announced today, April 1, that popular musician and philanthropist, Chance the Rapper, will be the Commencement Speaker for the 2018 Graduating Class. The Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 21 at 9 a.m. for graduating students and their guests. Chance the Rapper is known for his popular hits “No Problem,” […]

April 1, 2018
Office of Parking and Transportation to Forgive all Parking Tickets
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In an effort to relieve students of overwhelming financial stress, the Office of Parking and Transportation at Wake Forest University announced on Sunday, April 1 that it would forgive all citations from the beginning of this semester and beyond. Students will no longer have to pay back outstanding fees and will be refunded for any […]

April 1, 2018
New Rules for Walking on the Quad
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Although there is no sign or particular verbal warning (think the Princess Diaries, “Get off the grass!”), walking across the grass of the upper quad has a sort of taboo attached to it. When, might you ask, is an acceptable time to walk across the grass on the quad? When you plan to camp out. […]

April 1, 2018
Residence Life & Housing Proposes Hammocks to Solve Housing Shortage
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After the university admitted a larger-than-average freshman class thanks to the extra space in Angelou, Residence Life & Housing has slowly been coming to terms with the fact that after a year freshman eventually become sophomores and move off South Campus. As a result, they have been forced to look for solutions to house rising […]

April 1, 2018
Quad Fashion: Spring Edition
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As winter turns into spring, students are taking advantage of the warmer weather. During this transition period, dresses, short sleeves and casual jeans are beginning to pop up around campus. Rose O’Brien, Senior  O’Brien’s outfit is the perfect way to stay warm during those cool spring mornings while still being prepared for the hotter afternoons. […]

March 29, 2018