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Fintech Club Adapts to a New Monetary World

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Julia Haines

April 26, 2018

Whether students realize it or not, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and financial technology (fintech) is on the rise, both on campus and in the real world. Paypal can be used to pay for t-shirts and club dues, Venmo to give a dollar or two to a fundraiser, and iPhone apps to trade stock and transfer money. One ...

In Memoriam: Maggie O’Sullivan

In Memoriam: Maggie O'Sullivan

Lillian Johnson

April 26, 2018

The Wake Forest community is grieving the loss of Maggie O’Sullivan, a freshman from Kennett Square, PA, who tragically passed away the evening of Friday, April 20, in her room in Johnson. President Nathan O. Hatch announced her passing to the community via email early in the morning on Saturday, Apr...

Deacon Profile: Maren Morris

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Natalie Alms

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 like most college students. During high school and her freshman year at Wake Forest, she ran t...

Dining Hall Initiatives Reduce Food Waste

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Wallis Herzog

April 26, 2018

A variety of initiatives have been implemented on the Wake Forest campus to reduce food waste from the dining halls and give back to the local community. These plans are twofold but share the goal of reducing the amount of food ending up in landfills. First, partnering with Campus Kitchen gives back...

Independence of the Wake Forest Review Examined

Independence of the Wake Forest Review Examined

Heather Hartel

April 19, 2018

“The Independent Newspaper at Wake Forest,” is how the Wake Forest Review self-brands itself as a student publication. Yet, with a nine-member, conservative Board of Directors and their status as part of a network comprised of almost 100 other conservative student publications, the Wake Forest Review...

School of Business Avoids Promoting Sustainability

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Isabella Kornitsky

April 19, 2018

Wake Forest prides itself on its Pro Humanitate motto and its commitment to leaving the world better than we found it. The Office of Sustainability leads campus environmental initiatives, which naturally support this commitment. Departments across the university — from biology to dance — embrace th...

Wake Forest to Implement a New Makerspace

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Julia Haines

April 19, 2018

A drill press, a 3D printer, a laser cutter and sewing machines: these are just a few of the tools that will be available to students as soon as next semester, following the creation of a “WakerSpace,” a makerspace that will be centrally located in the old Student Health trailers in the Q parking lot....

Deacon Profile: Sebastian Irby

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Lillian Johnson

April 19, 2018

Senior Sebastian Irby will be the first Wake Forest student to graduate with a degree in Sustainability Studies. Irby did so by constructing a unique curriculum for herself through the Interdisciplinary Major program.    Before she graduates, the Old Gold & Black sat down with Irby to discuss the specifics of ...

Code of Conduct Changes Seek Final Review

Code of Conduct Changes Seek Final Review

Mary daniel Cheek

April 19, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, Associate Dean of Students for Student Conduct Matthew Clifford provided a much-anticipated overview of the Student Code of Conduct revision process. Clifford’s talk addressed the ins and outs of the revision process for the Student Code of Conduct, including how the Code of Condu...

Dining Services Moves Towards Local Ingredients

Dining Services Moves Towards Local Ingredients

Sloane Pfaff

April 19, 2018

After swiping into the Fresh Food Company, affectionately known to students as the Pit, one first encounters a colorful and varied display of grains and vegetables at the salad station. “My favorite meal to have in the Pit is a salad topped with lots of fresh ingredients,” said sophomore Sophia ...

Holi Arrives with Flying Colors

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Amanda Wilcox

April 19, 2018

The South Asian Student Association and Hindu Student Association’s annual celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors, involved free Indian food, music, dance performances, water balloons and powdered color. The ancient Hindu festival traditionally marks the start of spring and new beginnings. ...

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Najee Ali Baker

Najee Ali Baker. 
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Becky Swig

April 12, 2018

Jakier Shanique Austin, a suspect in the Jan. 20 murder of Winston-Salem State University student Najee Ali Baker, has been arrested in Charlotte, NC. Austin was arrested on April 11, 2018, more than two months after the shooting on Wake Forest’s campus. Austin was on the run for over two months aft...

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