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Taking a break is vital for stabilizing oneself at college

Taking a break is vital for stabilizing oneself at college
September 28, 2017

Last year was a difficult year for me as a student. School work seemed to pile up into mountains, extracurricular commitments felt uncountable and I felt like I just couldn’t catch up. It felt like...

NASA deserves and needs more support

NASA deserves and needs more support
September 1, 2017

The 2010s have been paramount years in renewed interest in manned space flight. Civilians and scientists alike have been pining for humans to return to the moon, visit other planets and venture beyond...

Exploring opportunities to get involved on campus

Graphic by McKenzie Maddox
August 26, 2017

Getting involved at Wake Forest has possibly the most profound effect on your experience as a student. It can help you meet new people, find new activities and spend your free time doing things that push...

How to connect with Wake Forest’s online community

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August 26, 2017

If you go on a brief hike around campus, you can hear the Twitter handles tweeting in the magnolias, the Instagram pages blooming with pictures from Reynolda Gardens and the Snapchats chattering back and...

Angela Harper: Physics

Angela Harper: Physics
April 27, 2017

Physics can be a daunting subject for many people. Yet for Angela Harper, it is her calling. When applying to colleges, Harper knew she wanted to study physics, but the opportunities for research and the...

Daniel Nelli: Biophysics

Daniel Nelli: Biophysics
April 27, 2017

One of the things that drew Daniel Nelli to Wake Forest was the opportunity for students to partake in research. He knew before coming to Wake Forest that he wanted an environment where he could pursue...

On-campus housing requirement should be amended

On-campus housing requirement should be amended
April 13, 2017

The renovations and innovations around the Wake Forest campuses are putting Wake Forest at the forefront of universities around the country. From new residence halls to new majors and an entirely new...

Every student should subscribe to a magazine

Every student should subscribe to a magazine
January 26, 2017

We all wish we could have more free time within our busy schedules. Between classes, extracurricular activities and jobs, most of us find that our weekdays are packed with obligations. Many people prioritize...

Students should see the value of language classes

Students should see the value of language classes
October 19, 2016

Many students feel that the language requirement at Wake Forest makes its students complete is the ultimate burden of the divisionals they must complete by graduation. Unless they plan on majoring or minoring...

Students should carry water bottles every day

Students should carry water bottles every day
September 8, 2016

Water. All life on earth requires it, especially hard working college students. Making sure to drink plenty of water is much easier to do when the weather is nice in the beginning of the semester, but...

Wake Forest can do more for sustainability

Wake Forest can do more for sustainability
March 31, 2016

Wake Forest has made significant steps towards becoming an environmentally sustainable campus. The campus-wide recycling program has made a large impact on reducing the amount of landfill waste that is...

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