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University action regarding virus fails students

University action regarding virus fails students
August 27, 2020

Let me start by saying that I fully acknowledge and appreciate the vast amount of resources and support that I received during my five years as a Wake Forest undergrad. Attending this university saved...

#CoronaChronicles: American Normalcy Remains a Fraught Concept

#CoronaChronicles: American Normalcy Remains a Fraught Concept
April 28, 2020

Given all that’s happened and is currently happening with the coronavirus, I haven’t been able to cover an iota of what I have to say about how society — especially American’s different governing...

#CoronaChronicles: Politicized Journalism Undermines Truth

#CoronaChronicles: Politicized Journalism Undermines Truth
April 16, 2020

I’m really glad that I didn’t listen to my mother and switch my journalism minor because “it was useless and not going to make me any money.” While it is still unclear if the latter part of...

#CoronaChronicles: Financial Interests Obscure Humane Pandemic Response

#CoronaChronicles: Financial Interests Obscure Humane Pandemic Response
April 6, 2020

Big business and its historical and current permeation into American politics is sharply shifting our society to a plutocracy that seems nearly impossible to reverse. The Federal government’s response...

#CoronaChronicles: Realizing Financial Ramifications

#CoronaChronicles: Realizing Financial Ramifications
March 29, 2020

Never in a million years did I think that, at 23 years old, I’d be filing an unemployment insurance claim for a server gig. Yet, that’s what I did last week; after three days of being repeatedly...

History Education Needs Black Narratives

Bernie Sanders campaign co-chair and longtime racial justice scholar Cornel West shows up at the Nashua, N.H., area Sanders field office where some 50 volunteers were preparing to go knock on doors. He launched into a riff that zagged from motivational to angry to defiant in the space of 12 minutes. It was the first of several such stops he would make on February 11, 2020. (Evan Halper/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
March 5, 2020

Although I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Black History Month’s presence on social media (particularly Black Twitter) in the forms of funny memes and informative posts that shared little-known Black History...

Communication Classes Engage Valuable Skills

A new analysis from state labor economist Erik Knoder shows that Oregonians with a college degree earn two-thirds more than those who only graduated high school.
February 6, 2020

One of the biggest mistakes of my college career was waiting until the second semester of my senior year to take my last required science divisional. Why? Partially because the only one that fit my...

Outsized Wedding Expectations Miss The Point

Outsized Wedding Expectations Miss The Point
January 23, 2020

I’m going to deviate from my normally politically-driven articles this week and direct my attention to a different territory: love and relationships. I recently got engaged, and the emotional bliss involved...

Soleimani Assasination Reflects Imperial Policies

Soleimani Assasination Reflects Imperial Policies
January 16, 2020

It will never cease to amaze me how blatantly hypocritical, irresponsible, and dangerous this administration is, with so little intervention. The latest perilous move by our current commander-in-chief...

Impeachment Is Not The Proper Punitive Price

Impeachment Is Not The Proper Punitive Price
December 5, 2019

I really hate to say it, but my desire to keep following the impeachment proceedings has disappeared. I care, but I don’t care. What is making me apathetic towards these proceedings is because even if...

Wake Forest Lacks The Diversity It Preaches

Wake Forest Lacks The Diversity It Preaches
September 26, 2019

Here we go again. Another incident of bigotry on our campus, another round of questions and demands for action and another swift reaction from campus leaders for PR damage control. As much as I’d love...

Republicans Grilled Cohen To Distract From Trump

Republicans Grilled Cohen To Distract From Trump
February 28, 2019

On this episode of “While People Are Trying to Make Things Right, Republicans Do Everything They Can to Find a Way to Defend Trump,” we get to see Michael Cohen’s damning testimony on Donald Trump. Cohen’s...

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