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COVID-19 policies vary across universities

COVID-19 policies vary across universities

Cate Pitterle, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Five weeks into the school year, Wake Forest students are yet again masking up in classrooms and buildings. But to most students, the year is otherwise normal. Social distancing, gathering size limits...

Black Lives Matter protests took place across Winston-Salem following the murder of George Floyd. University officials and the Winston-Salem community celebrated Chauvin’s arrest and called for full racial justice.

WFU students, faculty react to guilty verdict for Chauvin

Aine Pierre, News Editor April 22, 2021

Fifty-three years and 23 days ago, famed civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said this about "remaining awake during a great revolution": "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends...

Wake Forest has told student workers they may receive the vaccine.

Student workers become vaccine eligible

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

While the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline Group 3 workers was not meant to begin until March 10, North Carolina is well ahead of schedule. On March 3, it was announced that all Group 3...

Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), including Mondello and Blodgett, after the inauguration.

WFU students leave mark on inauguration

Cate Pitterle, News Editor February 25, 2021

This year’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 was far from normal — with waving flags in place of massive crowds, social distancing among the few guests in attendance and threats of violence after...

Senate acquits Former President Donald Trump

Senate acquits Former President Donald Trump

Samantha Horowitz, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

Former President Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday, Jan. 13 by the United States Senate on charges relating to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  On Jan. 13, Trump became the only...

San Francisco lays dormant in the throes of a lockdown imposed by Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who lifted the order last week.

Some states ease restrictions as virus rages

Sophia Tompkins, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the country — almost 26 million Americans have contracted the virus and five states have passed a death toll of one death per every 500 residents — states...

McMahon and her sister pose with inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who captivated the nation with her poem “The Hill We Climb.”

Inauguration highlights unity as fears linger

Izzy McMahon, Contributing Writer January 28, 2021

Themes of unity and democracy echoed across the National Mall on Jan. 20 during President Biden’s inaugural address in a speech not heard by eager spectators, as it usually is, but instead by the 25,000...

Biden elevates science advisor to cabinet

Julia Ochsenhirt, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

President Joe Biden has chosen geneticist Dr. Eric Lander for the role of science advisor to the president, which will be a cabinet-level position for the first time in history. As presidential science...

The presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden continues to be contested as key battleground states like Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada have thousands of uncounted ballots remaining (Brendan Smialowski and Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Election results remain unknown amid tight race

Olivia Field, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020

Anxious. Scared. Great. Moderately Hopeful. Frightened. Pumped. Not great, not bad. Fine, but depends on results tomorrow.  These are the answers from Wake Forest students to a simple question...

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Your OG&B Election Day Preview

Elizabeth Maline, Rafael Lima, and Aine Pierre November 2, 2020

Presidential Race: Former Vice President Joe Biden has been the front-runner for the 2020 presidential race for what seems like forever now. Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump has fluctuated on...

Debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace directs the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on September 29, 2020. (Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Outside the Bubble: 2020 Presidential Debate

Rafael Lima October 1, 2020

In an overly-polarized presidential race where any major subject from COVID-19 measures to climate change seem to have been politicized, the majority of people who watched the presidential debate on Tuesday...

Bernie Sanders Officially Ends Presidential Campaign And Endorses Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders Officially Ends Presidential Campaign And Endorses Joe Biden

Alexandra Karlinchak April 13, 2020

On Wednesday, April 8, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign, conceding the democratic nomination to former Vice President Joe Biden. Less than one week later, Sanders officially...

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