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Leftist Trends Can’t Categorically Dismiss Dissenters

Leftist Trends Can't Categorically Dismiss Dissenters
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...

Basketball Almost Grabs The Win At Cameron Indoor

Basketball Almost Grabs The Win At Cameron Indoor
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...

Removing Social Media From Your Phone Is Easy

Removing Social Media From Your Phone Is Easy
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...

Kierkegaardian Anxiety Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Kierkegaardian Anxiety Teaches A Valuable Lesson
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...

The Addictive Unreality Of Twitter Politics

The Addictive Unreality Of Twitter Politics
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...

Cynthia Nixon Ordered A Delicious Bagel

Cynthia Nixon Ordered A Delicious Bagel
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...

The LSAT Is Not An Appropriate Measure Of Success

The LSAT Is Not An Appropriate Measure Of Success
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...

Focus Your College Commitments Appropriately

Focus Your College Commitments Appropriately
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...

Yifei Wang: Philosophy

Yifei Wang: Philosophy
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...

Asia Parker: History

Wake Forest junior Asia Parker studies outdoors on campus on Monday, November 14, 2016.
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. “I took AP American, World and British...

Appreciating the Value of Open Conversation

Appreciating the Value of Open Conversation
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...

Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects

Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects
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...

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