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Ashley Estrela: Politics and International Affairs

Ashley Estrela: Politics and International Affairs

Jonathon Trattner April 30, 2020

As a high school student, Ashley Estrela googled southern universities, and Wake Forest came up. She hadn’t heard of it before. Born and raised in Cape Cod, Mass., she knew she wanted to go to college...

Israel Is A Learning Experience For Students

Israel Is A Learning Experience For Students

Jonathon Trattner December 5, 2019

I’m studying abroad at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For those who don’t know, I live in a Kibbutz, which is a type of settlement — a collective community...

Jacquelyn Sharpe: Physics

Jacquelyn Sharpe: Physics

Jonathon Trattner May 3, 2019

Jacquelyn Sharpe exemplifies the qualities of a Demon Deacon. Smart, kind and with a passion for service, Sharpe fell in love with the campus when she came to visit. She applied to Wake Forest knowing...

Kevin Ramirez: Biophysics

Kevin Ramirez: Biophysics

Jonathon Trattner May 3, 2019

Kevin Ramirez grew up knowing he wanted to come to Wake Forest. As a local, he visited a lot and conducted independent research throughout high school on the effects of different materials and shapes of...

The Smell In The Entrance Needs To Be Wiped Away

The Smell In The Entrance Needs To Be Wiped Away

Jonathon Trattner February 28, 2019

Amanda Wilcox also contributed to this article. $hit. That’s what it smells like when you walk into the Z. Smith Reynolds Library (ZSR)! Many tour groups have passed through the doors of our campus’...

Alcohol Impairs Physiological Mechanisms

Alcohol Impairs Physiological Mechanisms

Jonathon Trattner February 28, 2019

Many college students consume alcohol without understanding the full effects of it on the body. Below is a discussion of general side effects of alcohol, degradation pathways and gender-specific variations...

Smurfs Or Science? Here's Why The Sky Is Blue

Smurfs Or Science? Here’s Why The Sky Is Blue

Jonathon Trattner January 17, 2019

On the first day of my cell biology class, my professor posed a frivolous question: “Why is the sky blue?” The joking answer she gave — “Smurfs are in the sky!” — was part of her anecdote about...

What Can You Make? WakerSpace Launches

What Can You Make? WakerSpace Launches

Jonathon Trattner December 6, 2018

WakerSpace, Wake Forest’s official “makerspace,” officially launched on Nov. 19, 2018. Makerspaces are collaborative work environments that enable people of all skill levels to work on creative projects...

'One World, One Health': Viral Outbreak Exhibit

‘One World, One Health’: Viral Outbreak Exhibit

Jonathon Trattner November 15, 2018

On October 1, 2018, Professor Pat Lord in the Department of Biology hosted Dr. Sabrina Sholts, who gave a lecture to faculty and staff titled “Anthropology, Infectious Disease, and One Health in the...

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Dining Dilemma On The Opioid Epidemic

Jonathon Trattner November 8, 2018

Last night, over 60 guests attended a Dining Dilemma discussion in the Magnolia Room in Reynolda Hall entitled “A Deadly Dose — What is Your Role in the Opioid Epidemic?” The event is part of an...

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Review: Apple’s Second Fall 2018 Product Launch

Jonathon Trattner November 3, 2018

On Tuesday morning, Apple announced new iPad and Mac product upgrades in their second large reveal of this fall. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC, Apple demonstrated their new plan to reinvigorate...

Act of Antisemitism Addressed On Campus, Nationwide

Act of Antisemitism Addressed On Campus, Nationwide

Jonathon Trattner October 31, 2018

As Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch said in an email on Sunday regarding the Tree of Life massacre, “Freedom of conscience and the right to worship freely were causes to which the founders of Wake...

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