Luggage can take different meanings. It can be a physical object or a concept; a tote full of items or a bearer of past baggage and burdens, as Dr. Susan Harlan expands upon in her new book, Luggage.
On March 22 and 23, the Anna Julia Cooper Center hosted the second biannual Know Her Truths Conference. The conference was centered around raising awareness about the plight of women and girls of color, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community, and featured a discussion with activist Janet Mock.
More than 50 Wake Forest students and members of the community joined each other in the Magnolia Room Sunday, March 25 for the fourth annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk, an event hosted by the Best Buddies chapter of Wake Forest University that celebrates inclusion of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This year’s event […]
People became books and Wake Downtown became a Human Library on Friday, March 23 in an event hosted by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest and C.G. O’Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
Since the beginning of this school year, senior Spencer Schiller has led Wake Forest’s Student Government as president. In his administration, Schiller has initiated several changes to the Wake Forest community. Some of these initiatives include the Deacon Disaster Relief Fund and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Now that a new executive board has been […]
Olivia Field also contributed to this article. At the March for Our Lives in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 24, Corpening Plaza was filled with the sounds of a Bob Dylan song written in 1964 in the depths of the Vietnam War:
Special musicians, Dance-Dance Revolution, featured speakers, a mock body combat class, inflatables, minute-to-win-it games and, of course, dancing filled the Sutton Center on Saturday, March 24 as over 1,400 students participated in the 13th annual Wake ‘N Shake.
Following a week of hard campaigning, elections for senatorial and executive positions in the 2018-2019 Wake Forest Student Government came to a close on Wednesday March 20.
In the aftermath of 19 campus shootings since the start of 2018, students at Wake Forest and around the country are gathering together to voice their opinions on how to prevent gun violence.
In tandem with the newest exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, History Professor Charles Wilkins gave a lecture entitled “Saints, Soap, and Second Thoughts: Palestine in the Era of Frederic Edwin Church.” With an active audience and new perspective, Wilkins worked to contextualize the paintings of Frederic Church within the time period of […]
Wake Forest students of the Department of Computer Science hosted WakeHacks, the university’s first 12-hour hackathon, on Saturday, March 17 in Benson University Center.
Wake Forest students joke frequently about the comforting insularity of the “Wake Forest bubble,” and much of the time, students can indeed live in blissful ignorance if they so choose.
Morgan Briggs is a junior double majoring in Business & Enterprise Management and Religion. She is a former member of the Wake Forest women’s soccer team who loves singing and is incredibly involved in many aspects on campus.
The Muslim Students Association at Wake Forest, founded in 2008, is hosting its fifth-annual Islam Awareness Week. The week was started by the current Muslim Life Director, Naijla Faizi, who was the MSA President at the time, in an effort to help educate the Wake Forest community about Islam. Most people assume that the Muslim […]
Dean Shore is officially the Campus Barber, but is more widely known, unofficially, as Wake Forest’s campus photographer. However, Shore isn’t even paid for his photography and struggles to keep clients during the summer months, so why does he do it?
A renowned Southern Baptist evangelist preacher and North Carolina native, the late Billy Graham has more connections with Wake Forest than most students may know.
On Monday, March 12, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (‘78) announced that he will be donating a collection of memorabilia associated with his career to the Special Collections room of Z. Smith Reynolds Library. A former Demon Deacon himself, Burr is currently serving his third term as U.S. Senator for North Carolina, before which he served […]
On a regular February morning in 2014, Elizabeth Kuehn didn’t wake up to her alarm. Instead, she woke up to something alarming — a male student raping her. Afterwards, Kuehn, then a sophomore, knew what happened but couldn’t process it. She didn’t cry for two weeks. She blamed herself for months. She constantly worried about […]
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, senior Ryan Wolfe appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to speak about Wake Forest’s response to a bias incident report he submitted regarding perceived harassment he was facing by his peers. On the show, he claimed that the university’s perceived lack of effective action in response to his report exemplified […]
The 2018 Wake Forest University AAUP Faculty Salary Report, released Feb. 22, shows a distressing trend for Wake Forest College professors of all types. The study is meant to “measure changes in University (Reynolda Campus) and College tenure-track and tenured faculty salaries between 2011-12 and 2016-17.”
For National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week, which ran from Feb. 26 to March 4, the Wake Forest PEERS (Peers, Educating, Engaging, Reaching, and Supporting) prepared a series of events to promote body positivity, eating disorder awareness, and self-care called “Wake the Beautiful” with the support of Thrive and the Office of Wellbeing.
In a statement released on Feb. 24, President Nathan O. Hatch expressed support of high school students who choose to protest gun violence following the Parkland shooting that occured on Feb. 14.
Wake Forest has been ranked 16 out of 25 in the Top 25 Peace Corps Producing Colleges and Universities in the small colleges and universities category. Wake Forest has placed in the top 25 for four years. Currently, there are 11 Wake Forest alumni serving in the Peace Corps, in addition to 226 alumni who […]
Junior Francis Sto. Domingo is a singer who said that he loves performing because he sees it as a gift to the audience and an opportunity to take people away for a time to just enjoy themselves.
“The best obtainable version of the truth.” Renowned journalist Carl Bernstein repeatedly emphasized this ideal, which he said has guided his decades-long career in reporting, at his lecture at the Temple Emanuel synagogue on Feb. 24. Bernstein was sponsored by the Winston-Salem branch of the United Jewish Appeal and spoke to more than one hundred […]