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WFDD deserves more attention on campus

WFDD deserves more attention on campus

Erin Patterson April 7, 2016

There are a lot of really underrated programs and organizations at Wake Forest, but 88.5 WFDD is probably the least well known among students. The WFDD Student Ambassadors are trying to change that. To...

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Explore Student Art at the START Gallery

Erin Patterson February 4, 2016

The current exhibit at the START Gallery over in Reynolda Village appears, at first glance, to be like most other art exhibits: sparse walls splotched with colorful, abstract paintings. A closer look,...

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Adventure to Portugal while in Europe

Erin Patterson January 21, 2016

One of the most underrated cities in Europe — Lisbon, Portugal — sits on the edge of the Tagus River, just inland from the Iberian Coast. I spent a weekend in Lisbon with some friends while studying...

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New novel underwhelms readers

Erin Patterson January 14, 2016

Critics have been comparing Garth Risk Hallberg’s first novel, City on Fire, and its representation of late-1970s New York City to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and its London in upheaval. ...

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How to buy holiday gifts on a tight budget

Erin Patterson December 3, 2015

It’s the end of the semester, and your bank account can barely afford a cup of coffee from Starbucks. How’s a broke college kid supposed to get thoughtful presents for family and friends? Fear not!...

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Deacon Profile: Emily McGee

Erin Patterson November 5, 2015

Rev. Emily Hull McGee is a Wake Forest Divinity School graduate (‘09) who recently was affirmed as the 12th pastor of the First Baptist Church located in downtown Winston-Salem. She moved to Winston-Salem...

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Online ads should not bog down websites

Erin Patterson October 29, 2015

A recent tweak in Apple’s iOS9 software has advertising executives around the world shaking in their boots. Three words: mobile ad blocking. Almost 200 million people worldwide currently use ad blocking...

Deacon90: Oct. 26

Deacon90: Oct. 26

Erin Patterson October 26, 2015

This week, we’re talking about Trailblaze’s Action Week, the soccer team’s winning streak, and a photography project that aims to tell the stories of Wake Forest, one photo at a time.

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Advice from a graduating senior

Erin Patterson August 22, 2015

I remember thinking at some point in the doldrums of my sophomore year that I wished someone had warned me about my freshman year. Of course, I was warned about creepy guys and sugary punch at frat parties....

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Get involved in a club on campus

Erin Patterson August 22, 2015

The beauty of your first year at Wake Forest is that you have endless opportunities to get involved in whatever catches your interest. You will walk around the student activities fair and be overwhelmed...

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