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Given today’s climate, election reform is necessary

Given today’s climate, election reform is necessary

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor September 22, 2021

If the past five years have taught the American people anything, it is that politics and elections are messy. They are divisive, frustrating, and often don’t elicit results the public finds satisfying....

Anthony Blinken gives defensive testimony

Anthony Blinken gives defensive testimony

Robbie Santos, Contributing Columnist September 22, 2021

Over the past few months, the eyes of the world have been watching Afghanistan following the United States’ withdrawal of troops out of the country. As has been well-reported, the Taliban quickly organized...

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Class of 2020 returns to campus for commencement

Aine Pierre, News Editor September 18, 2021

On Saturday, 16 months after the fact, the Class of 2020 returned to campus to celebrate their graduation from Wake Forest. It had been 488 days since the Class of 2020 attended a virtual graduation...

Life through the lens - Maahla Fofack

Life through the lens – Maahla Fofack

Maahla Fofack, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

In this edition, the column features a glimpse into life through the lens of Maahla Fofack, a junior from Rockville, Md. She is pursuing a degree in biochemistry with a concentration in molecular biology....

Tiny Meat Gang, a podcast, came from the success of the duo’s video essays.

The beauty of the YouTube video essay

Adam Coil, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

At the depths of my memory, I remember a drastically different YouTube. An awkward era of Youtube, where the site played out more like America’s Funniest Home Videos, rather than a place where individuals...

This satellite image of the Earth supports the notion of a flat planet.

New society emerges: Flat Earth

Selinna Tran, Life Editor September 16, 2021

I’m pleased to announce that my latest endeavor — a project that has consumed my energy for the past few months — is the formation of a student organization on this campus. While it has not been...

Super Smash Bros. Melee was released in 2001 and perseveres as an iconic game.

“Super Smash Bros. Melee” remains a fan favorite

Isabella Mason, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

The weekend of Sept. 10, I attended a "Super Smash Bros." tournament in Sandusky, Ohio, titled Riptide. For many, "Super Smash Bros. Melee" is a fondly remembered childhood video game, released in 2001...

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Wake Forest defeats Norfolk State

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

For the second straight week, Wake Forest took care of business against a lesser opponent, defeating Norfolk State 41-16. The Spartans, an FCS team, put up a strong fight early, but Wake Forest was still...

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Wake Forest hosts event on race in sports

Parker Beverly, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 9, Wake Forest hosted author Derrick E. White for a conversation entitled “Race, Sports, and the Question of American Democracy.” The event was sponsored by the Wake Forest Department...

Men’s soccer hits wall, loses 3-0 to Louisville

Men’s soccer hits wall, loses 3-0 to Louisville

Charles Horn, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

The year is 2015, Wake Forest is unranked and Jack Harrison, now of Leeds United, scores to win the second straight game of the fledgling season. The next week, Wake Forest was in the United Soccer Coaches...

Women’s soccer begins 2021 on a tear

Women’s soccer begins 2021 on a tear

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

The past month has been nothing short of spectacular for the Wake Forest women’s soccer team. On Thursday, they took down Coastal Carolina University at Spry stadium with an impressive 5-0 scoreline....

Youth prevails in 2021 edition of U.S. Open

Youth prevails in 2021 edition of U.S. Open

Ian Steffensen, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

The 2021 U.S. Open promised to dazzle and entertain as the biggest names in tennis descended upon New York for the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. Fans once again passed through the turnstiles...

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