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Spreading of misinformation impacts US politics

Spreading of misinformation impacts US politics

Alexandra Karlinchak, Assistant Opinion Editor October 8, 2020

If you took a walk around campus on a Sunday morning, it is not likely that you would see students lounging around on Upper Quad reading the morning paper over a piping cup of Camino coffee. Instead,...

Debate reflects blatant political failures

Debate reflects blatant political failures

Alexandra Karlinchak October 1, 2020

If you have access to a television, a computer or even an annoying suitemate who cannot for the life of them stop talking about every political podcast under the sun, chances are, you were well aware...

Counseling Center struggles with demand

Counseling Center struggles with demand

Alexandra Karlinchak October 1, 2020

In this third installation about the various mental health resources that exist on Wake Forest’s campus, the University Counseling Center (UCC) is the final subject at hand. And what better way to examine...

Office of Wellbeing adapts to COVID-19

Office of Wellbeing adapts to COVID-19

Alexandra Karlinchak September 24, 2020

One thing that people who have gone through periods of anxiety or depression will tell you is that being proactive is far more effective than being reactive when it comes to effectively treating mental...

Finding support in the time of COVID-19

Finding support in the time of COVID-19

Alexandra Karlinchak September 17, 2020

After only one month back on campus, a large portion of the student body is struggling with mental health in ways they never have before. People feel isolated due to online classes and limited human contact,...

Tiffany Rumbalski sits beside the voting materials, including absentee ballot requests, that she's providing outside her home in Hilliard, Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The inflatable tyrannosaurus rex, Vinny Voter, helps draw attention to the display and encourage passers by to take the free materials and get a selfie. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

Third party voting minimizes electoral impact

Alexandra Karlinchak September 10, 2020

With only 54 days until the 2020 election, tensions around the country are running at an all-time high. There is a lot at stake for a large number of people, and not many are exactly thrilled with...

University counseling remains underfunded

University counseling remains underfunded

Alexandra Karlinchak September 3, 2020

Since returning to campus, a new topic of conversation has replaced the usual chatter about mundane schoolwork and muggy frat basements. The subject in question? Mental wellness… or lack thereof.  It...

Not your Mother’s Campus Tour

Not your Mother’s Campus Tour

Alexandra Karlinchak August 14, 2020

Freshmen, it is no secret that this school year is not exactly what you anticipated your first year at Wake Forest to be like. With social distancing guidelines in place and plans shifting day by day,...

Uncoupling From Social Media Ameliorates Stress

Uncoupling From Social Media Ameliorates Stress

Alexandra Karlinchak April 13, 2020

The panic and agony associated with the current state of the country is tangible. Unable to leave the confines of their homes to connect with others, people have resorted to social media to quench...

Bernie Sanders Officially Ends Presidential Campaign And Endorses Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders Officially Ends Presidential Campaign And Endorses Joe Biden

Alexandra Karlinchak April 13, 2020

On Wednesday, April 8, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign, conceding the democratic nomination to former Vice President Joe Biden. Less than one week later, Sanders officially...

Divide Among DNC Creates Uncertainty

Divide Among DNC Creates Uncertainty

Alexandra Karlinchak March 5, 2020

It is common knowledge that March comes “in like a lion and out like a lamb.” Lately, there seems to have been an emphasis on the “out” part. Earlier this week, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator...

How To Make Mental Health A Priority

How To Make Mental Health A Priority

Alexandra Karlinchak February 13, 2020

Well, it’s officially that time in the semester again. It’s the “not-quite-midterms-yet-but-also-there-are-four-exams-shoved-into-a-three-day-period-before-the-drop-date” point, and it is safe...

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