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Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor
April 30, 2020

While going back and forth about how to write this letter for you all, I decided that I didn’t have much authority to tell you how to reflect on your time at Wake Forest. As a junior, I can only imagine...

Abby Moore: Russian

Abby Moore: Russian
April 30, 2020

Though the situation around graduation this year is peculiar, senior Abby Moore thinks that it could offer a unique perspective that might prove itself useful for her and her classmates. “I think it...

Noah Watkins: Chemistry

Noah Watkins: Chemistry
April 30, 2020

While reflecting upon his time at Wake Forest, Noah Watkins spoke freely and fondly of the relationships that he forged with other people. He described camaraderie in a variety of places: in class, with...

Vera Zhang: Computer Science

Vera Zhang: Computer Science
April 30, 2020

Vera Zhang wasn’t always interested in Computer Science (CS). Despite her mother pushing her to select it as her major, it wasn’t until she took her first CS class at Wake Forest that she realized...

Matthew Capps: Anthropology

Matthew Capps: Anthropology
April 30, 2020

Matthew Capps, from Coates, N.C., entered college as a pre-med student. He will graduate as an anthropology major, having minored in linguistics, cultural heritage preservation and environmental studies.  He...

Alex Yarosh: Mathematical Business

Alex Yarosh: Mathematical Business
April 30, 2020

What does the zero say to the eight? Nice belt!  This is the kind of math joke that math professor John Gemmer fondly remembers senior Alex Yarosh telling him in class — even though she had to explain...

Julia Mroz: History

Julia Mroz: History
April 30, 2020

It was senior Julia Mroz’s fall sophomore study abroad experience at Casa Artom where she met professor Charles Wilkins and was introduced to how incredible professors could be at Wake Forest. She studied...

Livi Andreini: Art History

Livi Andreini: Art History
April 30, 2020

Senior Livi Andreini entered college thinking she would study politics, maybe become a lobbyist or possibly get involved in government. That all changed when she felt the “spark.” Or rather, when she...

Robert Michele: Mathematical Economics

Robert Michele: Mathematical Economics
April 30, 2020

Hailing from Glenwood, Md., mathematical economics major Rob Michele has made a tremendous impact on the Wake Forest Department of Economics over the past four years with his “obvious raw intellect,...

Lexie Still: Elementary Education

Lexie Still: Elementary Education
April 30, 2020

For senior Lexie Still, leaving campus after Spring Break not only meant leaving Wake Forest, but it also meant saying goodbye to her Kindergarteners at Sherwood Forest Elementary.  As an Elementary Education...

Celia Zhou: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Celia Zhou: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
April 30, 2020

Celia Zhou is a senior from Cary, N.C. She is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major – a field of study that she described as challenging yet rewarding. “I wanted to understand on a more molecular...

Benjamin Liu: Mathematical Statistics

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April 30, 2020

Benjamin Liu’s college career thus far has been as decorated as they come. His time as a Demon Deacon has been defined by exceptional academic achievement, as well as an impressive list of extracurricular...

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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"
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