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New exhibit showcases Black American artists

New exhibit showcases Black American artists
October 8, 2020

Explorations of Self: Black Portraiture from the Cochran Collection, which will run in Hanes Art Gallery until March 28, 2021, showcases 20th century Black American artists and their versatile expressions...

A24 documentary is purposefully political

A24 documentary is purposefully political
September 24, 2020

Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’s Boys State, released earlier this year to Apple TV+, explores the all too readily extrapolative proceedings of the 2019 American Legion Texas Boys State. The film, produced...

Netflix releases new Charlie Kaufman film

Netflix releases new Charlie Kaufman film
September 17, 2020

Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, which was recently released directly to Netflix, is — among many things — an eerie contemplation of a life obscured by age. The film, which has...

Self-interest obscures trust in social life

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte greets former Longhorns football coach Mack Brown with a handshake during Del Conte’s introductory press conference at UT in December 2017. [STEPHEN SPILLMAN FOR STATESMAN]
September 10, 2020

We need to trust our peers if we wish to live socially; this is so obvious as to not need stating. However, trust is inherently risky — it is a calculated risk but a risk nonetheless. At times it...

Michaela Coel explores trauma in new show

Michaela Coel explores trauma in  new show
September 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: the following article contains language that discusses sensitive topics such as rape and sexual assault.     Micheala Coel’s recently concluded HBO series I May Destroy You is a meditation...

A24 stagnates new independent filmmaking

A24 stagnates new independent filmmaking
September 3, 2020

If you are even peripherally interested in movies you’ve likely seen something produced by the entertainment distribution company A24. Their films appear to be aesthetically distinct from more typical...

Understanding WFU’s history with racism

Understanding WFU's history with racism
September 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: the following article contains strong content and imagery related to issues of race that may upset some readers. Reader discretion is advised. A special thanks to the Howler, Wake Forest's...

Community Involvement is Invaluable

Community Involvement is Invaluable
August 14, 2020

Wake Forest University moved its campus to Winston-Salem in 1946. During the 1940s, and continuing into the 1960s, redlining and other explicitly racist public policies significantly augmented the city's...

Choosing a Major Requires Patience

Choosing a Major Requires Patience
August 14, 2020

Frankly I don’t know what to say about choosing your major. Have you seen Harry Potter? It’s possibly like that scene in Diagon Alley when Harry buys his wand. The scene is a cheesy parable about how...

Winston-Salem, NC remain in Phase 2 of COVID-19 Restrictions

Winston-Salem, NC remain in Phase 2 of COVID-19 Restrictions
July 6, 2020

As states throughout the Southeast U.S. rush to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state would extend its “Safer at Home” Phase 2...

Silin “Serenity” Chen: Theater

Silin
April 30, 2020

It was partially its name that drew Silin Chen to Wake Forest: “really, it’s a beautiful name!”  A theatre major from Ningbo, China, Chen knew that Wake Forest would enable her to grow and explore...

Lindsey Ross: Religious Studies

Lindsey Ross: Religious Studies
April 30, 2020

Senior Lindsey Ross felt sure she wanted to attend Wake Forest after touring the campus on a beautiful fall day — the kind well known among Wake Forest’s students. A religious studies major from Rocky...

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