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Social media poses harms and benefits

Social media poses harms and benefits

Connor Mcneely

October 15, 2020

This week, a couple of my friends deleted several social media apps, for a number of reasons. But the catalyst was a fairly recent documentary on Netflix, The Social Dilemma. I watched the film on my own time and was moved, as I usually am when confronted with issues of cataclysmic importance and portentous me...

If I were the Offensive Coordinator . . .

If I were the Offensive Coordinator . . .

Charlie Benedict, Business Manager

October 15, 2020

I know it’s a bit absurd to be second-guessing Wake Forest’s offense a week after a 66-14 drubbing of Campbell, but the fact is we won’t be playing the Fighting Camels, or anyone near their level, for the rest of the season. While Kenneth Walker III and Christian Beal-Smith ran wild — combining for 23...

Beauty in art should be interrogated

Beauty in art should be interrogated

Cap McLiny, Staff Columnist

October 15, 2020

A couple of my younger siblings, Rosie (age 10) and Morris (age 12) had free afternoons along with myself one day when I was back home in Kansas City. So, I got them loaded up into the car to go to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. They weren’t exactly bubbling with excitement as we pulled up to the big, b...

Exercising rights is crucial amid pandemic

Exercising rights is crucial amid pandemic

Mariama Jallow, Staff Columnist

October 15, 2020

No matter who you are, where you’re from, your race or class, some way or another your life has been affected by the government and local officials especially in the past couple of months. We vote for all of these officials, so if you or someone you know is unhappy with the way elected officials are...

Canonical texts grow with readers

Canonical texts grow with readers

Isabella Mason

October 15, 2020

The first classic novel I enjoyed reading happened to be the first classic I read - George Orwell’s 1984. For a long time, that was also the only classic novel that I enjoyed. I remember hating so-called ‘classics,’ resenting them for their cryptic language and boring storylines. What was the ...

Spreading of misinformation impacts US politics

Spreading of misinformation impacts US politics

Alexandra Karlinchak, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 8, 2020

If you took a walk around campus on a Sunday morning, it is not likely that you would see students lounging around on Upper Quad reading the morning paper over a piping cup of Camino coffee. Instead, a vision of computer screens glaring against glasses lenses and the sound of fingertips tapping sp...

Complacency endangers citizens

Complacency endangers citizens

Mariama Jallow, Staff Columnist

October 8, 2020

We are still living through a pandemic, a phrase that unfortunately, many people have to be reminded of. COVID-19 may be the worst thing that has happened to all of us, our lives have taken a turn none of us have expected — people want to be back in their works spaces, college students want things ...

The President’s rhetoric spreads misinformation

The President's rhetoric spreads misinformation

Connor Mcneely

October 8, 2020

I must admit, seeing the president of the United States contract coronavirus was a reality-shattering moment. I say this not because I admire the man or hold any sentiment towards him, but because I am surprised that the security of the highest position in democracy was compromised. You just don’t expect tha...

Student athletes lack compensation

Student athletes lack compensation

John Manos, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

In October of 2014, the Georgia Bulldogs football team was rolling towards a 10-3 season when running back Todd Gurley III was suddenly shackled by the NCAA for the illegal sale of some unspecified goods.  The profit turned out to be $400, and the goods –– his jerseys with his name on them, according...

President fails to sympathize with nation

President fails to sympathize with nation

Elizabeth Maline

October 8, 2020

As news traveled that President Donald Trump was being hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, there was hope among Americans that he would finally change his tune and start to take this virus seriously. After experiencing the symptoms that accompany COVID-19, such as shortness of breath and fatigue, ...

Diverse skills hedge against tragedy

Diverse skills hedge against tragedy

Cap McLiny, Staff Columnist

October 8, 2020

In the spring of my senior year of highschool, I decided to learn the banjo. Last night I was sitting down, going through some old videos I had made of myself playing in the infant years of my banjo “career.” In the two years that have followed since then, I have made quite a bit of progress on the...

Celebrity personas draw criticism

Celebrity personas draw criticism

Connor Mcneely

October 1, 2020

I didn’t dislike the Ellen Degeneres Show before the premier daytime talk show host in America was dragged through the mud. DeGeneres cycled through the west-coast celebrities and even added in some interesting people here and there. The program where Kanye West went on a captivating eight minute long rant w...

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