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How to Lose Half of Your Senior Spring Without Losing Your Mind

How to Lose Half of Your Senior Spring Without Losing Your Mind
April 28, 2020

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or, does it?  For the past 10 years, Associate Professor of Psychology Eranda Jayawickreme has studied the question of whether going through adversity can...

COVID-19 Financial Fallout Leads to Sweeping University Budget Changes

COVID-19 Financial Fallout Leads to Sweeping University Budget Changes
April 28, 2020

On April 8, university administrators sent an email to faculty and staff announcing a series of budgetary changes in response to the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19.  “Emerging fiscal realities...

Contract Workers Face Financial Instability Following University Closure

Contract Workers Face Financial Instability Following University Closure
April 9, 2020

If you’re a Zick’s regular, April Galloway already knows your order. She’s worked at the university for at least six years, often at the cash register. Lately, however, she hasn’t been working,...

“I Didn’t Even Get To Say Goodbye:” Seniors’ Spring Semester Comes To A Halt

Wake Forest University hosts the 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Hearn Plazas on Monday, May 16, 2016.  The graduates process onto Hearn Plaza.
March 22, 2020

At 7:43 p.m. on March 11, seniors Jenson Brown and Caleb Woody were on the beach in Daytona, Florida. They were drinking when they got the email from President Nathan Hatch with the subject line “COVID-19...

President’s Commission Works To Address Campus-Wide Division

President's Commission Works To Address Campus-Wide Division
November 21, 2019

Wake Forest ended racial segregation in its undergraduate college in 1962, according to a Wake Forest timeline on the Special Collections and Archives website of ZSR Library. But even with the 57 years...

The Price of Sisterhood: Financial Considerations Are Involved In Sorority Life

January 17, 2019

Each January, hundreds of Wake Forest women sacrifice time, money and energy to the Greek gods. That is, they either participate in formal recruitment to join a Panhellenic sorority or recruit members...

Class And Status Affect Student Life

Class And Status Affect Student Life
November 29, 2018

Julia Sawchak, senior, got a vintage Louis Vuitton bag for Christmas freshman year after she begged her mom to buy it for her. “I felt like it wasn’t very authentic to me, but at the same time I wanted...

A Defense Of The Southern Accent

A Defense Of The Southern Accent
October 25, 2018

When I was growing up, all I wanted was a Southern accent. I am from a small town in Western North Carolina, so I figured I was all set. By and large, though, my parents’ past in Chicago ruined my chances,...

Magnolia Scholar Office Advises First-Generation Students

Magnolia Scholar Office Advises First-Generation Students
October 18, 2018

Junior Harry Young is a double major in philosophy and accounting. He also happens to be a first-generation Magnolia Scholar. Although this is not obvious unless he is wearing his Magnolia Scholars T-shirt,...

WFU Aims To Increase Economic Diversity

WFU Aims To Increase Economic Diversity
October 4, 2018

Emily Beeland, like most seniors, is working on planning post-graduate life. She has options — pursuing a career at Disney, working at Yellowstone National Park or applying to prestigious programs to...

Deacon Profile: Maren Morris

Photo Courtesy of Maren Morris
April 26, 2018

Not many college students can recall a time when they were sitting in their car, dressed as Elsa from Frozen between stints at children’s parties getting some homework done. Sophomore Maren Morris isn’t...

Greek Life Wields Too Much Power

Greek Life Wields Too Much Power
April 26, 2018

The Sixth Circle blog post and email  that circulated among Wake Forest students prompted some conversation on the Greek system here at Wake Forest by its direct, even gleeful, targeting of the “Tri...

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