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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.  Tan’s decision to come to Wake...

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Megan Schwarzkopf: Finance

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. The original alert stated...

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)

Classes Canceled Due To Hurricane Florence

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...

Wake Forest Should Make

Wake Forest Should Make “Life Skills” Course More Accessible

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...

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“Work Forest” Is A Reality But Also Manageable

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...

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It Is Important To Build Relationships With Professors

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. One...

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....

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...

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