Deacon Profile: Morgan Briggs
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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.

March 22, 2018
Islam Awareness Week Celebrates the Muslim Community
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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 […]

March 22, 2018
Deacon Profile: Dean Shore
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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?

March 15, 2018
Alumnus Richard Burr Donates his Congressional Papers to WFU
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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 […]

March 15, 2018
Sexual Assault Reckoning Has Yet to Come at Wake Forest
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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 […]

March 15, 2018
Bias Incident Report Creates Controversy
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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 […]

March 1, 2018
Tenured Professors Tend to be Paid Less than at Other Schools
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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.”

March 1, 2018
“Wake the Beautiful” Campaign Promotes Body Positivity
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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.

March 1, 2018
Wake Forest Named in Top 25 Peace Corps Schools
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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 […]

March 1, 2018
Deacon Profile: Francis Sto. Domingo
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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.

March 1, 2018
Carl Bernstein Explores Echoes of Watergate
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“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 […]

March 1, 2018
School of Business Launches New Partnership with UNCSA
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A colorful campus filled with painters, dancers, actors and actresses, murals and a Fighting Pickle mascot, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) marks a refreshing contrast with other universities in the Triad area. A leading co-educational arts conservatory, UNCSA offers high school, undergraduate and graduate degrees in majors from filmmaking to music, […]

February 22, 2018
Brittney Cooper Lectures on Race and Feminism
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Author and black feminist Brittney Cooper gave her lecture, “Respectability. Ratchetness. Rage.” on Feb. 13 in Carswell to approximately 60 students and community members. She is an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is also a prolific author, a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Blog and […]

February 22, 2018
Deacon Profile: Forest Richardson
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Senior Forest Richardson has always been interested in handwriting, but after buying her first set of watercolors two years ago, she has practiced the art of calligraphy. While she enjoys making special pieces  for friends, she has also grown her work into a business and donates the proceeds to a different charity each month. When […]

February 22, 2018
TEDxWakeForestU sparks “Out of the Box” Thinking
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This past Saturday, Feb. 17, students, faculty, and staff from Wake Forest University — along with community members from the Winston-Salem area — gathered together to listen to speakers from all over the world share their expertise at TEDxWakeForestU. From the start, the atmosphere brimmed with anticipation and excitement as Arthur Willson, the event’s Lead […]

February 22, 2018
Volume of RA Applicants is Gradually Declining
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Everyone recalls when they moved into their first college dorm, officially known as Residence Halls, at Wake Forest. A bundle of excited nerves knot in your stomach while waiting in the line of cars inching towards south campus. As you finally arrive and step into the North Carolina humidity, a flurry of thoughts rush by; […]

February 22, 2018
Deacon Profile: Savarni Sanka
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Through the Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees (SAFAR), freshman Savarni Sanka has established a loving, supportive and mutually beneficial relationship with a Syrian refugee family as a “friendship partner.” She emphasized the lessons that she and her friendship partners have learned from each other and the importance of language learning and cross-cultural connection.

February 15, 2018
How Performing Arts Played a Role in Civil Rights
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Paige McGinley delivered a lecture titled “The Sociodramatic Experiment” in the Scales Fine Arts Center’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery on Feb. 13. McGinley is an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and received the Eroll Hill Award and John W. Frick book prize for her book, “Staging the […]

February 15, 2018
“Up to Us” Movement Raises Awareness about National Debt
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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, along with Net Impact and the Clinton Global Initiative University, have sponsored the “Up to Us” college competition at Wake Forest this semester. “Up to Us” is a rapidly growing, nonpartisan movement of young people who are passionate about raising awareness of the national debt.

February 15, 2018
Robert Lipsyte to Continue Visits to Wake Forest
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There was no reason for journalist Robert Lipsyte to be at the first sporting event he covered. In 1964, little-known fighter Cassius Clay, now known as Muhammad Ali, was facing off against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. It was assumed that Clay would be knocked out in the first round. Clay was an underdog, and so […]

February 15, 2018