Janet Yellen’s Economic Prowess will be Missed at the Fed
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Much of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was dedicated to patting himself on the back for the “roaring” U.S. economy. It’s true that nearly 10 years into the recovery from the Great Recession, the labor market is practically at full employment, inflation is slow and steady and GDP continues to grow at […]

February 8, 2018
“Pro Humanitate” and Racism Cannot Coexist
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Before I begin, I want to make something very clear: I don’t think all white people are racist. In fact, I’m someone who will take the time to listen to white people to try to understand where they’re coming from so long as they listen to me. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s […]

February 2, 2018
Oversensitivity to Bias Detracts from Effective Policing
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Years before the tragic shooting outside of a Delta Sigma Theta party two weeks ago, the Office of Campus Life made policy choices that handcuffed the Wake Forest University Police Department’s ability to proactively police on our campus.

February 2, 2018
Western Civilization Idealizes the Simplicity of the Mind
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The notion that humans are complex is not as bald a fact as many take it. “We’re complex” seems to live in our vocabulary as a trite excuse, not something that calls for incessant investigation. In fact, there has been some shift away from the investigation of such complexity.

February 2, 2018
This Campus has Become too Desensitized to Violence
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Wake Foresters consider themselves “for humanity” as our revered motto indicates. At our best, the campus acts as a community which cares, learns about each other and holds virtue, flourishing and individuality in high esteem.

February 2, 2018
Jeff Bezos is Tasked with a Moral Monetary Decision
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Like most college students, I am a pretty big fan of Amazon. It’s difficult to remember a time before one could acquire an econometrics textbook, episodes of a television show and a supply of a favorite snack at the same time in a matter of a few clicks. Certainly, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is […]

February 2, 2018
College Republicans Respond to the State of the Union
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The country, the government and the GOP had a lot to be proud of at this year’s State of the Union. With the economy at all-time highs, ISIS on the run and middle-class Americans bringing home more money than ever, it would be hard not to celebrate a new era of prosperity. Yet, it seemed […]

February 2, 2018
College Democrats Respond to the State of the Union
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Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union speech and, despite its length, Wake Forest College Democrats ultimately found it underwhelming. Trump stated that he has made “incredible progress” and achieved “extraordinary success” over this past year, but nothing could be further from the truth. Public dissatisfaction and frustration with the […]

February 2, 2018
Challenging Coercive Consent is a Necessary Part of #MeToo
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The rapid growth of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements against sexual harassment and assault was both a promising and stomach-churning end to 2017. Their success in creating a platform and means of justice for survivors is a promise to many women — especially those in the entertainment industry and other professional settings in the […]

January 25, 2018
The Recent Racial Issue Should Spark Improvement
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Last weekend was not a good one for Wake Forest. Most notably, an individual lost his life during an altercation on campus at the Barn. This tragic occurrence and the media coverage that followed (deservingly) overshadowed another unfortunate event — a racist post on Instagram.

January 25, 2018
Music is a Certain Type of Soul-Suspending Happiness
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When I first thought I wanted to write an editorial on why music is the linchpin of our happiness I was excited, precisely because I was thinking about that famous Kerouac quote about the mad ones, the ones that shoot across the sky like spiders and burn like a Roman candle.

January 25, 2018
Campus Safety Policies Need to be Reassessed
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Last week, a student from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) was shot and killed on campus at The Barn. Around 1 a.m., Jakier Austin allegedly shot Najee Ali Baker, and more than 45 minutes passed before students were notified that there was a shooter on campus. At this point, the shooter has not been found. 

January 25, 2018
The American Union is in a Diminished State
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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the U.S. has played an essential role in international affairs. Teddy Roosevelt articulated this vision of diplomacy in a 1901 speech when he famously declared “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”

January 25, 2018
There are Valuable, Timely Lessons Imparted in The Post
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Steven Spielberg’s drama The Post, which concerns the anxious days surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers nearly 50 years ago, is about as heart-thumpingly exhilarating as it gets for journalism nerds. But in addition to being an ode to the fourth estate, the film is hugely relevant today, as President Donald Trump’s antagonism towards […]

January 25, 2018
America Needs to Retain Public Service Employees
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Last month, the Washington Post reported that the staffs of 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments shrank during the first year of the Trump administration. This net loss of 16,000 federal government workers during the first nine months of 2017 was largely driven by voluntary departures, perhaps because career government workers feel that the current […]

January 18, 2018
The “War on Conservatives” is Overblown
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A common trope touted by Wake Forest Conservatives is that the university is lacking in outlets for conservative voices. For example, in Wake Forest’s conservative publication, The Wake Forest Review, founder Sabin Sidney, in his piece entitled Why We Exist writes, “There is a new movement arising at elite institutions. Administrators and professors continue to […]

January 18, 2018
Volume Culture Distracts and Detracts from a Mindful Life
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I often find it annoying to be alone with my thoughts, mostly because I can’t seem to think of anything worthwhile. I’m not able to concentrate. It’s nearly impossible to saturate a single thought because of the incessant patter of others.

January 18, 2018
Global Politics Deserve Separate but Equal Headspace
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If there was one thing that we got right in 2017, it was that many Americans, ordinarily apathetic to politics, opened a newspaper and generally began to pay more attention to current events. However, this growing awareness was mostly limited to domestic politics. It was heartening how many constituents picked up the phone for the […]

January 18, 2018
Republican Tax Bill Helps the Rich and Hurts Everyone Else
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In 1932, during the deepest abyss of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called for “bold, persistent experimentation” and said, “It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”

December 15, 2017
Life’s Actions Constitute a Play-like Phenomenon
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Is there such a thing as unadulterated experience? Maybe, if you’re looking at stars in the middle of a field in Montana, but even then how is your experience impacted by the myriad societal alarms going off in your head? Is it possible to detach? Or is that even the right question?

December 15, 2017