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Sexual Assault Walk-Out Defines The Importance of Dialogue

Sexual Assault Walk-Out Defines The Importance of Dialogue
October 25, 2018

Our time here at Wake Forest comes with an incredible privilege. A university is one of the only discourse communities in the world where you have the most comprehensive right granted to you by the First...

There Is A Gap Between Prices And Values Of Meal Plans

There Is A Gap Between Prices And Values Of Meal Plans
October 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered what your meal plan is really worth? Would you be better off not getting a meal plan at all? The price of Deacon Dining meal plans is not worth the value students get in return. When...

A Defense Of The Southern Accent

A Defense Of The Southern Accent
October 25, 2018

When I was growing up, all I wanted was a Southern accent. I am from a small town in Western North Carolina, so I figured I was all set. By and large, though, my parents’ past in Chicago ruined my chances,...

Climate Catastrophe Will Ensue If Action Is Not Taken

Climate Catastrophe Will Ensue If Action Is Not Taken
October 18, 2018

As a cautious, apolitical group of scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change simply isn’t in the business of chastising politicians or promoting a particular agenda. So when the panel,...

College Students Have An Obligation To Vote

College Students Have An Obligation To Vote
October 18, 2018

The countdown to the midterm elections is getting frighteningly shorter, and for many on the Wake Forest campus, this is the first time they will cast their votes. Anxiety over registration and absentee...

Sexism’s Grasp Is Rampant And Worldwide

Sexism's Grasp Is Rampant And Worldwide
October 18, 2018

The first thing I look for when I enter a restaurant, cafe, store or bar is the Wi-Fi password. This is especially true when studying abroad, as I am this semester in Europe. A large group of friends and...

Study Abroad Trips Aren’t Always Perfect

Study Abroad Trips Aren't Always Perfect
October 18, 2018

“Studying abroad changed my life.” “Going abroad was the best decision I ever made.” These phrases are commonly heard when you hear students talk about their study aboard experiences and when...

Beto O’Rourke Could Actually Win

Beto O'Rourke Could Actually Win
October 4, 2018

For almost a quarter century, the idea of a progressive Democrat winning a statewide race in Texas has been little more than a leftist fever dream. That is, until now. Enter Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El...

Localizing The Kavanaugh Hearing

Localizing The Kavanaugh Hearing
October 4, 2018

As I am sure you are aware, Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford were questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday about Ford’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her. I am not...

Artist’s Politics Incite Qualms From Consumer

Artist's Politics Incite Qualms From Consumer
October 4, 2018

Kanye West voiced his opposition to the 13th amendment — which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude — one day after postponing the release of his newest album Yandhi, citing his desire to record...

Food Stamps Provide A Crucial Safety Net

A sign in front of a 7-Eleven in New York announces that the convenience store accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), on October 20, 2012. President Donald Trump has called for replacing half of the food stamp benefits received with a food delivery service tentatively called
October 4, 2018

One in eight Americans receive SNAP or The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, once termed “food stamps.” Should SNAP funds — provided by taxpayers — continue to be used for junk foods and...

The Futility Of Recreating Experience Is Daunting

The Futility Of Recreating Experience Is Daunting
October 4, 2018

Thought and language define infinite experience. Pure experience pales when human beings attempt to preserve it. On a fundamental level, any and every attempt to record sensory experience strikes just...

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