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Wake Forest Should Make “Life Skills” Course More Accessible

Wake Forest Should Make
August 30, 2018

This semester I am taking a course entitled “Professional Life Skills,” also known as BUS 111. In this course, we are learning about how to make financial decisions, investing, taxes and all topics...

Focus Your College Commitments Appropriately

Focus Your College Commitments Appropriately
August 30, 2018

During winter break of my sophomore year, I started to get very anxious. On paper, it did not make sense. I was not struggling academically, I had a fun group of friends that I trusted, I had just been...

Danish Weather Represents An Absurdist Drama

Danish Weather Represents An Absurdist Drama
August 30, 2018

Darkness and dreariness made up my first real Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the first day of class, and the overcast sky hung quilt-ish. Rain came at 7:30 a.m. and never went. I myself biked, walked,...

Wake Forest Should Require a Personal Finance Course

Wake Forest Should Require a Personal Finance Course
April 26, 2018

Americans now have $1.4 trillion in unpaid student debt, according to the Federal Reserve.  For a local perspective, US News reports the average North Carolinian in the class of 2015 has a student loan...

Reflecting on Four Years at the OGB

Photo courtesy of Kyle Tatich
April 26, 2018

My fascination with college newspapers began as a kid, growing up visiting UNC Chapel Hill for football and basketball games. Picking up a copy of The Daily Tar Heel became a habit and the reading of stories...

Greek Life Wields Too Much Power

Greek Life Wields Too Much Power
April 26, 2018

The Sixth Circle blog post and email  that circulated among Wake Forest students prompted some conversation on the Greek system here at Wake Forest by its direct, even gleeful, targeting of the “Tri...

It is Vital that Congress Grants Mueller Protection

It is Vital that Congress Grants Mueller Protection
April 26, 2018

Over the course of the 2016 election, Russia attacked us right at home — not with guns or missiles but with weapons of information warfare aimed at weakening our country, Western allies and democratic...

Praise of Drunken Authorship is Gendered

Praise of Drunken Authorship is Gendered
April 26, 2018

In my last column, I wrote about my attraction to alcoholic writers, those writers who apparently use drink to illuminate the genius within them. Their essential humanity, their tapped-into selves, by...

Paul Ryan Faces the Chance to Change his Legacy

Paul Ryan Faces the Chance to Change his Legacy
April 19, 2018

Ahead of midterm elections that are already looking treacherous for Republicans, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) is abandoning ship. His announcement that he will not seek re-election in November...

Alcohol Fuels More Provocative Authorship

Alcohol Fuels More Provocative Authorship
April 19, 2018

Igrew up in a pretty “sane” strata of society. I live in a cocoon of upper-middle class comfort, with upper-middle class concerns: internships, grade fretting and wondering if I, as an isolate and...

The Sixth Circle Hits on Campus Insecurities

The Sixth Circle Hits on Campus Insecurities
April 19, 2018

The viral blog post and email chain from the Sixth Circle blog on Sunday, April 8, shocked campus, and will likely remain relevant for a week or two. Yet, one cannot help but think just like any Greek...

Conceptualizing the Power of Buddhism

Conceptualizing the Power of Buddhism
April 19, 2018

The summer before college, I attended a Buddhist conference per the recommendation of some friends. Before sitting down for our daily meals, we sang a short song that consisted of words like “mercy to...

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