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The pandemic is taking a toll on mental health

The pandemic is taking a toll on mental health

Lauren Berryman, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

While the coronavirus attacks one’s upper respiratory system, the fear and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic are just as violently attacking some people’s mental health.  This virus thrives...

Socialization may slow cognitive decline

Socialization may slow cognitive decline

Lauren Berryman, Staff Writer September 17, 2020

Sparking up a conversation with friends and family also sparks connections in the brain. And these connections are proving to impact brain function, especially in aging adults. As more Americans are...

Exercise May Treat Drug Addiction, Research Shows

Exercise May Treat Drug Addiction, Research Shows

Lauren Berryman April 13, 2020

As a result of the massive drug issue in the United States, users seeking treatment often find themselves running away from their problem. Literally. While more than 3 million drug users struggle with...

Deacon Profile: Rebecca Dickson

Deacon Profile: Rebecca Dickson

Lauren Berryman February 27, 2020

Wake Forest is developing a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Rebecca Dickson’s expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and experience developing carbon offset projects with TerraCarbon...

Proposed Construction Removes Heritage Trees

Proposed Construction Removes Heritage Trees

Lauren Berryman February 13, 2020

Maggie Burns also contributed to the reporting for this article. The university's campus is adorned with hundreds of trees — magnolias, ornamental cherries, oaks — leading to an apt nickname: “The...

Campus Sustainability Promotes Local Food Security

Campus Sustainability Promotes Local Food Security

Lauren Berryman November 8, 2018

Oftentimes, food is grown, packaged, transported and sold only to be thrown away and sent to landfills. However, at the same time, a growing number of people face food insecurity. What is needed to address...

Campus Prepares For The 2018 Flu Season

Campus Prepares For The 2018 Flu Season

Lauren Berryman October 25, 2018

Midterm exam season is a busy time for students, causing them to spend more time studying and less time practicing healthy habits, thus increasing their risk of contracting illnesses. Exam season coincides...

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