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COVID-19 pushes students to their limit

COVID-19 pushes students to their limit

Anson Walldorf, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

I wake up to my 9:30 a.m., alarm and hit snooze for another 15 minutes of rest in preparation for a long day of Zoom (and maybe a mid-day journey to the Pit).  15 minutes later, I wake up to my second...

The atmosphere of campus was different for incoming students who navigated through different and often confusing COVID-19 regulations.

The freshman experience amidst a pandemic

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

I still remember my last day of high school. I remember what I was wearing, how I felt that day and the amusement behind “the coronavirus.” Our last day of high school was Thursday, March 12, an early...

Campus life was completely different for returning and entering students for Fall 2020 as restrictions and precautions changed the way campus functioned.

Growing roots during unprecedented times

Khushi Arya, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Packing up my bags every few weeks, walking down airplane aisles and befriending strangers in new cities — life as I knew it. Until it wasn’t. March 11, 2020. I was eating Jell-O in Miami while taking...

Building a friendship with the stress within

Building a friendship with the stress within

Emily Bebenek, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

It’s that time of year again, folks. That time when you start to consider dropping out (your parents’ basement could be considered cozy from certain angles), giving up (we live on a giant ball of dirt...

Nothing compares to the electric atmosphere of a live concert and the energy exuded by the masses of audience members cheering and singing along.

Student reminisces experiencing live music

Taylor Schutt, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

It’s a cool summer evening in the year 2019. You’re at an outdoor venue wearing your favorite music tee, surrounded by friends and packed tightly next to strangers. The floor beneath you feels sticky...

An album a day keeps the blues away

An album a day keeps the blues away

Taylor Schutt, Contributing Writer April 8, 2021

The common saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” has been preached to society numerous times. During a time when the world seems like it’s falling apart, an apple a day just won’t do. So...

Students note that this year’s on-campus COVID-19 restrictions are causing strains on both their mental health and social life.

How the pandemic is affecting mental health

Khushi Arya, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

For junior Ashwin Singh, a pre-pandemic year spent studying abroad at Oxford University quickly turned into play dates with his golden retrievers back home in West Chester, Pa. He was then forced into...

The Best Western is the premier destination for Wake Forest University Students that meet the fate of encountering COVID-19.

Student reflects on painful Best Western stay

Tommy Murphy, Contributing Writer February 4, 2021

The clock struck 1 p.m. on my first full day quarantining at the Best Western. I created a schedule on a whiteboard the previous night so I could make great use of these two weeks away from campus. The...

All’s fair in love and quarantine

All’s fair in love and quarantine

Isabella Mason September 10, 2020

Being alone in quarantine isn’t easy. This is something that we all know to be true at this point, which has driven many of us to engage in quarantine hookups, relationships or even just friendships....

How does Wake Forest’s response compare to other universities?

How does Wake Forest’s response compare to other universities?

Catherine Regen July 15, 2020

On June 30, Wake Forest announced their “Our Way Forward” plan, which includes preliminary details for how campus is going to open back up in the Fall. The plan, as it stands until July 15 when we...

Cross Cultural Differences During COVID-19

Cross Cultural Differences During COVID-19

Khushi Arya April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge social, economic and political implications across the globe. With this in mind, I decided to interview different people from India and the U.S. I found that, despite...

COVID-19’s Quiet War Against Suburbia

COVID-19’s Quiet War Against Suburbia

Marlee Rich April 21, 2020

I jolt back into consciousness after the cat knocks my finance textbook off the kitchen table.  Simultaneously, my older sister bellows at her third graders via Zoom, and I hear my little sister snooze...

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