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In Memoriam: Professor David Coates

Wake Forest Political Science professor David Coates, the Worrell Professor of Anglo American Studies, teaches his seminar class in Tribble Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2008.
August 30, 2018

“A wizard in the classroom,” “incredibly knowledgeable as well as very fair, kind and encouraging,” “fantastic professor” and “influential scholar in his field” are all phrases students...

Wake Forest Should Require a Personal Finance Course

Wake Forest Should Require a Personal Finance Course
April 26, 2018

Americans now have $1.4 trillion in unpaid student debt, according to the Federal Reserve.  For a local perspective, US News reports the average North Carolinian in the class of 2015 has a student loan...

Norwegian company reuses coffee grounds

Charlie Engel/Old Gold & Black
October 19, 2017

In the city of Oslo, Norway lives a creative businesswoman named Siri Mittet. Formerly an elite Norwegian tennis player, Mittet decided her next venture would involve addressing food waste, a prominent...

Farming needs aid as climate change worsens

Farming needs aid as climate change worsens
September 21, 2017

As communities look for measures to address the changing climate, agricultural production proves to be a key practice in need of improvement. The small island of Ærø in southwest Denmark, neighboring...

Wake Forest needs to spearhead climate change

Wake Forest needs to spearhead climate change
September 1, 2017

The Wake Forest student body is dormant on the pressing issue of climate change. There exists a dire need for creativity and innovation, and the need for students to boldly engage with the problem. There...

The Charles Koch Foundation Carries a Unique Reputation

The Charles Koch Foundation Carries a Unique Reputation
April 22, 2017

In the spirited and necessary debate surrounding the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) donation to the Eudaimonia Institute, there have been many perspectives brought to light.  I personally find this to...

2018 recruiting class looks like Clawson’s best

2018 recruiting class looks like Clawson’s best
April 13, 2017

Dave Clawson and his staff are off to a hot start on the recruiting trail for the class of 2018. As BloggerSoDear said, this class is currently ranked ahead of Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, with...

Has Wake Forest landed a new French Superstar?

Has Wake Forest landed a new French Superstar?
April 6, 2017

After his official visit on Feb. 11, reports increasingly suggest that Olivier Sarr will suit up as a Demon Deacon for the 2017-2018 basketball season. Sarr’s 4-star rating from Scout speaks to the...

Golfers to watch closely heading to the Masters

Golfers to watch closely heading to the Masters
March 23, 2017

With the Masters Tournament on the horizon, many casual and serious followers are interested in which players to keep an eye on this year during the Masters at the Augusta National on April 6. Here’s...

Buy or sell the hype on these tournament teams

Buy or sell the hype on these tournament teams
March 16, 2017

This list explores which teams are hot and which are not entering the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Overhyped Maryland, 6 seed:  The Terrapins have not enjoyed the consistency usually seen in teams...

The 2017 football recruiting class reviewed

The 2017 football recruiting class reviewed
February 24, 2017

While it’s imperative to get highly touted recruits, it’s also key to have coaches with the ability to recruit talent. The concern for the latter for Wake Forest came after the departure of Defensive...

Democrats should choose their battles wisely

Democrats should choose their battles wisely
February 16, 2017

In wake of President Donald Trump’s executive orders, subsequent large protests and noteworthy pushback against Republican legislators in town halls across the country, the agitation that Democrats currently...

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