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Martin Tan: Philosophy

Martin Tan: Philosophy

Becky Swig

May 3, 2019

Martin Tan is a senior from Morristown, Tenn. In addition to his philosophy major, Tan is majoring in biology, minoring in psychology and following the pre-med track.  Read More »...

Megan Schwarzkopf: Finance

WFU School of Business. 9/1/17

Becky Swig

May 3, 2019

Senior Megan Schwarzkopf is a finance major with a mathematics minor from Atlanta, Ga. Initially intending to be a math major, Schwarzkopf eventually found herself choosing finance after taking various accounting and finance courses.  Read More »...

Sarah Kate Thomas: Computer Science

Sarah Kate Thomas: Computer Science

Becky Swig

May 3, 2019

Senior Sarah Kate Thomas is a computer science and philosophy double major from Dallas, Texas. Not only has Thomas completed an honors thesis for computer science, she completed an honors thesis for philosophy as well.  Read More »...

College Friendships Remain Integral To A Complete Experience

College Friendships Remain Integral To A Complete Experience

Becky Swig

April 25, 2019

When I first stepped on Wake Forest’s campus as a student in August 2015, I did not know what to expect. Everything I had anticipated about college either came from my older sister’s experience at Tulane or from cheesy teen movies portraying college. I was nervous (and excited) about what the next ...

Wake Forest Offers Insufficient Mental Health Resources

Wake Forest Offers Insufficient Mental Health Resources

Becky Swig

April 18, 2019

It is no secret that mental health is a concern on Wake Forest’s campus and on college campuses nationwide. According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is the top presenting concern among college students (61 percent) followed by depression (36.4 percent) and relationship problems (35...

Unsubstantiated Threat Made Against Wake Forest

Unsubstantiated Threat Made Against Wake Forest

Becky Swig

December 6, 2018

After an initial email sent on Sunday Dec. 2 by Wake Alert, the student body has received three additional emails concerning an unsubstantained threat made against the university. Read More »...

Classes Canceled Due To Hurricane Florence

This photo from space shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Airlines are encouraging customers whose plans could be affected by the storm to reschedule travel. (NASA)

Becky Swig

September 13, 2018

On Wednesday, Sep. 12, the university decided to cancel classes and close offices for Friday, Sep. 14 through Sunday, Sep. 16. This decision came after other North Carolina schools opted to either evacuate or cancel classes due to the severity of Hurricane Florence, currently classified as a Category 4 hur...

Wake Forest Should Make “Life Skills” Course More Accessible

Wake Forest Should Make

Becky Swig

August 30, 2018

This semester I am taking a course entitled “Professional Life Skills,” also known as BUS 111. In this course, we are learning about how to make financial decisions, investing, taxes and all topics related to personal finance and money. The course is one that is applicable to life post-grad and somethin...

“Work Forest” Is A Reality But Also Manageable

Emily Beauchamp/Old Gold & Black

Becky Swig

August 24, 2018

Work Forest.” A daunting reputation for a school to have, right? But don’t worry, it may be true, but that doesn’t mean that Wake Forest academics are unbearable. There are ways to manage “Work Forest” and succeed academically while still having a social life. Read More »...

It Is Important To Build Relationships With Professors

Photo courtesy of Cameron Munley

Becky Swig

August 24, 2018

Going to college is scary, and Wake Forest is no exception. Being a new student, not knowing how to handle the overwhelming course load and making new friends is daunting — we’ve all been in your shoes. Read More »...

Emmie Davidson: Women’s and Gender Studies

Emmie Davidson: Women's and Gender Studies

Becky Swig

May 4, 2018

Originally hailing from a conservative background and eventually growing to question specific taught beliefs has been a major part of senior Emmie Davidson’s transformative experience at Wake Forest. Read More »...

Hannah Hushult: Sociology

Hannah Hushult: Sociology

Becky Swig

May 4, 2018

Senior Hannah Hulshult is a sociology major from Elizabethton, TN. While her hometown is not far, it was a friend of hers who originally introduced her to Wake Forest. Hulshult and her friend were talking about Wake Forest, so she decided to come visit it for herself. Read More »...

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