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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...

Zoe Schneider: Classical Studies

Zoe Schneider: Classical Studies
April 30, 2020

Zoe Schneider is a senior from Orinda, Calif. and she is a Classical Studies major through and through. Choosing this major was easy for Schneider, because she has always had a passion for the classics,...

Laurence Roberts: Philosophy

Laurence Roberts: Philosophy
April 30, 2020

Laurence Roberts’ academic journey at Wake Forest has blossomed over his four years as a Demon Deacon. Roberts is a philosophy major and is double minoring in interdisicplinary writing and German studies....

Emelyn Hatch: Classical Languages: Latin

Emelyn Hatch: Classical Languages: Latin
April 30, 2020

Senior Emelyn Hatch is from Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania and she is majoring in Classical Languages: Latin. She originally thought that she wanted to be a biology major when she came to campus, but she began...

Robby Bradford: Physics

Robby Bradford: Physics
April 30, 2020

Robby Bradford is a Physics major from Huntsville, Ala. He was originally attracted to physics because, beyond offering practical and applicable knowledge, it satisfies his curiosity about the fundamental...

Wubetu Shimelash: Communication

Wubetu Shimelash: Communication
April 30, 2020

If you have been at Wake Forest long enough, chances are you have seen Wubetu Shimelash sporting his signature fedora, working on clips for his next documentaries with heavy camera sets at the quad. Or...

Ashley Estrela: Politics and International Affairs

Ashley Estrela: Politics and International Affairs
April 30, 2020

As a high school student, Ashley Estrela googled southern universities, and Wake Forest came up. She hadn’t heard of it before. Born and raised in Cape Cod, Mass., she knew she wanted to go to college...

Amanda Wilcox: Economics

Amanda Wilcox: Economics
April 30, 2020

“Like Willie Mays was to baseball, so Amanda is to the study of economics.”  That’s how Todd McFall, a professor in the economics department, describes senior Amanda Wilcox.  And while Wilcox wouldn’t...

Caitlin Clarke: Psychology

Caitlin Clarke: Psychology
April 30, 2020

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Caitlin Clarke is a major in psychology and double minor in Spanish and neuroscience, as well as the libero for the varsity women’s volleyball team. She first became interested...

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