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Leftist Trends Can’t Categorically Dismiss Dissenters

Leftist Trends Can't Categorically Dismiss Dissenters

Ethan Bahar

April 4, 2019

Sometimes, when I want to get my monthly fill of pretentious long-form magazine reading in, I’ll go to Harper’s Magazine website and peruse the recent articles. Generally, I expect to read longwinded left-of-center diatribes against some political idea or policy I already know I don’t like or per...

Basketball Almost Grabs The Win At Cameron Indoor

Basketball Almost Grabs The Win At Cameron Indoor

Ethan Bahar

March 7, 2019

On March 7, 2019, it looked like Danny Manning’s much-maligned 2018-2019 basketball squad was going to do the impossible. Arguably the worst team in the ACC, our beloved Demon Deacons were seemingly one charitable roll away from beating the vaunted Duke Blue Devils in the mecca of college basketball, ...

Removing Social Media From Your Phone Is Easy

Removing Social Media From Your Phone Is Easy

Ethan Bahar

February 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about my crippling addiction to Twitter.  I explained how it ruled my life and warped my perception of reality. I’m really glad that I wrote that article.  No, I’m not under the false impression that hundreds of people read it and decided to delete their Twitt...

Kierkegaardian Anxiety Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Kierkegaardian Anxiety Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Ethan Bahar

February 7, 2019

Have you ever walked to the end of a ledge or cliff and felt a growing pit in your stomach? Your hands begin to sweat, knees begin to shake and you realize, at this moment, you could jump off and end your life. Worse yet, the only thing stopping you from jumping is yourself, an entity that you contr...

The Addictive Unreality Of Twitter Politics

The Addictive Unreality Of Twitter Politics

Ethan Bahar

January 24, 2019

The other day my mom posed a question to me: what social media platform do you use the most?  I did not have to contemplate.  That is because I am depressingly addicted to Twitter.  Though I have refused the latest update to my iPhone that would show me my usage (I luxuriate in my blissful ignora...

Cynthia Nixon Ordered A Delicious Bagel

Cynthia Nixon Ordered A Delicious Bagel

Ethan Bahar

September 13, 2018

If you, like me, spend hours a day trudging through the trenches of political Twitter, it would have been impossible to avoid the story of the day on Monday, Sep. 10. Namely, on this day, New York gubernatorial candidate, liberal firebrand and Emmy award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon ordered a cinnam...

The LSAT Is Not An Appropriate Measure Of Success

The LSAT Is Not An Appropriate Measure Of Success

Ethan Bahar

September 6, 2018

I am taking the LSAT this weekend. This is a test for which I have been preparing for the past five months and until recently, it has absolutely overwhelmed my thoughts and conversations. That is, until a few days ago, when I finally took some very necessary advice from my mother. Read More »...

Focus Your College Commitments Appropriately

Focus Your College Commitments Appropriately

Ethan Bahar

August 30, 2018

During winter break of my sophomore year, I started to get very anxious. On paper, it did not make sense. I was not struggling academically, I had a fun group of friends that I trusted, I had just been accepted to my first-choice abroad program, and I already had an internship set up for the summer. Read ...

Yifei Wang: Philosophy

Yifei Wang: Philosophy

Ethan Bahar

May 4, 2018

Senior Yifei Wang, from Beijing, China, knew from the time he started at Wake Forest that he wanted to study philosophy.  According to Wang, “I was in an IB program during high school, and I took philosophy courses starting in the tenth grade.”  Read More »...

Asia Parker: History

Wake Forest junior Asia Parker studies outdoors on campus on Monday, November 14, 2016.

Ethan Bahar

May 4, 2018

Asia Parker, a First-Generation Magnolia Scholar from Fort Lauderdale, FL, knew by the time she matriculated to Wake Forest that she had a passion for history. Read More »...

Appreciating the Value of Open Conversation

Appreciating the Value of Open Conversation

Ethan Bahar

April 26, 2018

A privilege that comes with a position on the Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black is the opportunity to meet with and question President Hatch roughly once a month. President Hatch is a great sport in these engagements, and while we work to keep the meetings lighthearted, inevitably some difficu...

Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects

Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects

Ethan Bahar

April 19, 2018

There is recent scientific consensus that diets generally do not work as effective weight loss strategies. Yes, you will likely lose weight at the beginning of a diet, but statistics show that over 95 percent of dieters will regain at least all of the weight that they lose in one to five years. Fortunat...

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