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Vile Views Of “Others” Spread As The Right Grows

Vile Views Of
September 27, 2018

Close to eight months ago, I was studying for a test when I overheard two students conversing about conflicts that had recently occurred involving Israel’s army and Palestinian protesters. I recognized...

Football Fosters Hard Work And Brotherhood

Football Fosters Hard Work And Brotherhood
September 27, 2018

If you watch football with your friends and try to act like you understand it, all the while wondering what the difference between a running back and a referee is, this article suits you. If you actually...

We Ought To Believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

We Ought To Believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
September 27, 2018

Let me start by saying that I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I wish I could have been alive to believe Anita Hill. Perhaps if she had been believed we wouldn’t be in this position. As Trump announced...

Be Yourself, Or Just Like Everyone Else

Be Yourself, Or Just Like Everyone Else
September 27, 2018

As I wait in the Starbucks line, mentally preparing myself for the order that lies ahead, I start to shake. I know what the others behind me will think: how basic. “I’d like a pumpkin spice latte with...

The Constitution Is A Dead Document

The Constitution Is A Dead Document
September 27, 2018

The Constitution of the United States is “dead, dead, dead.” Yet, our views on how government should interact in our lives — with the economy, with social issues — all rely on this founding document....

Day Of Reckoning For Kavanaugh Is Approaching

Day Of Reckoning For Kavanaugh Is Approaching
September 20, 2018

Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made a surprisingly sensible decision this week. Under mounting pressure from senators of both parties, he will call U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge...

An American’s Take On Danish Bike Culture

An American's Take On Danish Bike Culture
September 20, 2018

Every American, at one point or another, has been pissed off at a biker. They may have just edged onto the highway, out of their sliver of afterthought on the side of the road, or in fact taken up an entire...

Surviving Florence With Family In Wilmington

Three days after Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, NC, flood water still surrounds buildings in Trenton, NC, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Casey Toth/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)
September 20, 2018

I am from Wilmington, NC and my family did not evacuate for Hurricane Florence. I heard from my family the evening of Sunday, Sept. 16, and they are safe and everything is fine. I thought it would be interesting...

Americans Need To Go Back And Toughen Up

Americans Need To Go Back And Toughen Up
September 20, 2018

Lewis and Clark, with the company of Sacagawea, scaled the U.S. from east to west on foot, Francis Marion navigated through the South by swamps in the Revolutionary War and Confederate and Union soldiers...

The Supreme Court Affects Us All

The Supreme Court Affects Us All
September 20, 2018

Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the open position in the Supreme Court has been a controversial one. Kavanaugh is currently undergoing much scrutiny, and rightly so, as recent news of a...

Trump’s Misguided Trade War Is Harmful

Trump's Misguided Trade War Is Harmful
August 30, 2018

“Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” At this point in the tug-of-war between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump’s declaration is now looking about as plausible as President Herbert Hoover’s...

Undeclared Students Should Consider A History Major

Undeclared Students Should Consider A History Major
August 30, 2018

As the Student Ambassador for the History Department at Wake Forest, my pitch to students is unconventional. My case is not that a history degree will land you the best job, make you the most money, or...

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