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Graduating from College is a Financially Burdensome Experience

Graduating from College is a Financially Burdensome Experience
April 19, 2018

Upon telling all of my friends and peers that I’m graduating a year early, I always get the same reactions. Usually I’m asked “why,” followed up with a reminder that I’ll be “missing out on...

U.S. Census Must Not Ask About Citizenship

U.S. Census Must Not Ask About Citizenship
April 12, 2018

In two years, far too many Americans may not be counted. News broke last week that the U.S Census Bureau, which is overseen by the Department of Commerce, has been directed to include a question asking...

Coping With the Impossible Pain of Dreams

Coping With the Impossible Pain of Dreams
April 12, 2018

The emotional residue of a dream can be a devastating start to the day. Often, the vague shards of dreamy memory pierce you with powerful feelings, ones of an unconscious reality shattered by the onerous...

Sentiments of Email Broadly Reflect Students

Sentiments of Email Broadly Reflect Students
April 12, 2018

Admittedly, I am jaded. Sarcasm has taken precedent over authenticity in my life. The massive and lurching System — the lethargic modes of oppression, the structures of authority — has worn me out....

Stylistic Choices Detract from Email

Stylistic Choices Detract from Email
April 12, 2018

Absurd, combative, impractical — these (among many more) are descriptors that I’ve overheard on campus for the recent manifesto published by the Sixth Circle. In the blog post titled “You Are Not...

Critique Plagued by Hyperbole is Ineffective Satire

Critique Plagued by Hyperbole is Ineffective Satire
April 12, 2018

We’re all sinners in the hands of an angry Mod. If a free Wordpress account could impart eternal damnation unto Hell’s fiery abyss, the Deke brothers would be throwing a “perdarty” (perdition/party)...

Gun Bans are Misguided and Ineffective

Gun Bans are Misguided and Ineffective
April 5, 2018

This past weekend, thousands participated in the “March for Our Lives” to advocate for gun control. One policy being proposed is a ban on “assault weapons.” There are a number of reasons why such...

Rolling the Quad Should Remain a Tradition

Rolling the Quad Should Remain a Tradition
April 5, 2018

Rolling the quad is one of Wake Forest's most important and visible traditions. Since the 1950s, students have been rolling the quad to celebrate marquee wins, ACC and National Championships, and beating...

Man’s Best Friend: A Tribute to the Life of Callie

Man's Best Friend: A Tribute to the Life of Callie
April 5, 2018

When people ask me if I have siblings, I usually respond by saying either “one” or “two.” Sometimes I just mention Mecaria, my six-year-older sister who lives in Asheville, but most times I mention...

Professors Reaffirm Stance on Rolling the Quad

Professors Reaffirm Stance on Rolling the Quad
April 5, 2018

In a larger sense, it isn’t about rolling the quad with toilet paper, is it? In response to an OGB editorial taking us to task for raising the issue, we would like to offer several observations. As we...

John Bolton’s Hard-Line Views are Dangerous

John Bolton's Hard-Line Views are Dangerous
April 5, 2018

There’s a clock-like regularity to which members of Donald Trump’s administration undermine exactly the institutions they have been chosen to lead. Lately, Trump is also jettisoning anyone willing...

Writing Brightens the Darkness of the World

Writing Brightens the Darkness of the World
April 5, 2018

Why write? Why spend hours thinking of the perfect sentence, unsuccessfully chasing an absolute that doesn’t exist? I often question why I write, why, even during days when I have read carnivorously...

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