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
Interview with Sasha Spielberg on her New EP
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On Feb. 16, Sasha Spielberg released the first single, “Coolhand,” from her upcoming EP Facepaint, under her stage name, Buzzy Lee. Previously, she has published music with her band that she formed with her brother Theo, called “Wardell”.

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
Now is the Time to Start Planning Summer Travels
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Over the past decade, more and more people put “traveling” as their habits or fun facts, yet it is a very broad term that means different things to different people. To travel is not quite the same as to have a vacation. Vacation is usually taking time out in a resort or hotel from either […]

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
Oedipus Remains King in New Period Piece “Phantom Thread”
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There are definitely types of creative method. There is the “Shelley school,” which describes “the mind in creation as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconsistent wind, awakens to transitory brightness,” and there is the school of reiterative creation, wrought and eeked out through sheer volume of work. 

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
“Black Panther” Advocates for Social Change
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If you have not gotten the chance to see Black Panther, drop everything you are doing and take a trip down to the movie theater. This movie is beautifully written and puts a deep focus on various social issues. Black Panther is an incredible addition to the Marvel Universe. 

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
New Show “Easy” Works to Captivate its Audience
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here are few directors today who can capture the quotidian as brilliantly as Joe Swanberg in T.V. show Easy. Noah Baumbach comes to mind, with his ability to make the natural both accessible and discursive, much like the philosophical arc of conversation. French cinema also shows us everyday beauty, the sort of pace of the […]

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
The Top 10 Best Songs in Hamilton
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Anyone who has known me for about five minutes knows that I love Hamilton with a feverish, almost delirious intensity. It’s not entirely because of my love for the history of the American Revolution. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tour de force is infused by a sense of momentum, a speeding course of human events that you either […]

February 15, 2018
New MGMT Album Presents Strong Statements
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A little present was dropped into the alternative world on Feb. 9 when MGMT released their fourth album, Little Dark Age, into the limelight. MGMT, famous for their hits “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend,” has battled the mainstream by constantly altering their sound.

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
Older Band Returns with a New Album
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Scottish band Simple Minds — bestter known as the performers of The Breakfast Club theme song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” — have just released their 18th studio album titled Walk Between Worlds, and one of its most impressive features is just how hard it is to walk away from listening to it. Like starting […]

February 8, 2018