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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 when the infected person comes into contact with other people. This means defense against it is socia...

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 living longer, more people are faced with cognitive impairment. This mental decline affects one’s abi...

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 abuse, only one in every six of these users receives treatment. Treatment options include prescription...

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 LLC., helps bring a piece of this plan into focus. Dickson’s research shows that solutions for dra...

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 Forest.”  These trees perform a multitude of ecosystem services, which help keep "The Forest" gr...

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. Read More »...

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 with the beginning of flu season -- except the flu season typically lasts from October throu...

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"