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WFU research investigates NC deer overpopulation

WFU research investigates NC deer overpopulation

Maggie Burns, Science & Technology Editor

September 3, 2020

North Carolina is known for its beautiful state and national parks, and especially for the wildlife that exists in those spaces. Protection of land and animals is valued in the state, but that preservation is proving to be dangerous in the case of its deer population. Researchers on campus are investigating ca...

How to safely exercise outside during a pandemic

How to safely exercise outside during a pandemic

Maggie Burns, Science & Technology Editor

August 27, 2020

As if cardiovascular exercise wasn’t hard enough already, now we’re being asked to wear masks while doing it anywhere on campus.  While this requirement might seem stringent, there is significant backing from researchers and scientists that says wearing a mask while in public is the safest wa...

Do What Works: Criminal Justice Reform Should Be Guided by What Science Has to Say About Substance Use Disorders

Do What Works: Criminal Justice Reform Should Be Guided by What Science Has to Say About Substance Use Disorders

Olivia Etherton

April 22, 2020

Nothing reflects a “broken system” like the federal mandatory sentencing requirement that slammed 28-year-old Nebraskan, Leo Guthmiller — two years sober, fully employed and on his way to a GED and graduating from drug court — with 10 years in prison over a tenuous connection to a meth dealer from...

Keeping Up with the Coronavirus: Developments in Searching for a Therapeutic Drug

Keeping Up with the Coronavirus: Developments in Searching for a Therapeutic Drug

Abigail Horrar

April 21, 2020

When she first joined Dr. Mark Denison’s lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in November 2017, Dr. Andrea Pruijssers never would have anticipated the outpouring of public and private funds and attention which have accumulated in recent months. Even Dolly Parton donated a large sum towards t...

Exercise May Treat Drug Addiction, Research Shows

Exercise May Treat Drug Addiction, Research Shows

Lauren Berryman

April 13, 2020

As a result of the massive drug issue in the United States, users seeking treatment often find themselves running away from their problem. Literally. While more than 3 million drug users struggle with abuse, only one in every six of these users receives treatment. Treatment options include prescription...

Keeping Up With The Coronavirus: Understanding the Basics

Keeping Up With The Coronavirus: Understanding the Basics

Abigail Horrar

April 6, 2020

Across the globe, researchers and healthcare professionals alike have been scrambling to contain and treat the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, many of us find ourselves quarantined at home, wondering how this virus plunged the world into panic. In December 2019, Chinese ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang en...

Campus Sustainability Through the Eyes of the Susty Kids

Campus Sustainability Through the Eyes of the Susty Kids

Elena Marsh

April 6, 2020

At 1157 Polo Road, there stands a relatively unassuming house. Inside, however, the house is home to 11 students who are bonded together by their mission to live a sustainable lifestyle.  The Sustainability House, which is fondly referred to by its residents as The Susty House, is one of many themed homes wh...

Your Tuition Dollars Should Be Making The World A Better Place

Your Tuition Dollars Should Be Making The World A Better Place

Marlee Rich

April 6, 2020

Wake up and smell the global warming. As the planet heats up, major organizations like our very own university, are springing into action to take part in the fight against climate change. By implementing a graduate program and new undergraduate majors relating to environmental science and sustainability, ...

Stormwater Drainage Has An Impact On Campus

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Christian Green

March 5, 2020

With springtime on the horizon, Winston-Salem looks forward to the warmer weather and longer days, but with that warmer weather comes a consequence ––the upcoming months bring some of the highest levels of precipitation in the year. It doesn’t take much rain before the walk from Johnson Residence Ha...

Candidates Promote Varying Climate Policy Plans

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar walk onto the stage during the South Carolina Democratic debate in Charleston o Feb. 25, 2020. [Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via Imagn]

Maggie Burns

February 27, 2020

Navigating presidential campaign websites and deciphering the “promises” or “plans” of every candidate can sometimes be difficult. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the environmental policy stances of the top eight presidential candidates: Amy Klobuchar  Democratic Sen. Amy Klubochar’s polic...

Psychedelics May Be The Key To Treating Mental Illness

Maggie Burns

February 20, 2020

For many university students, college can be a pressure-cooker for all sorts of brain health issues, including but certain- ly not limited to depression and anxiety. While there has been a withstanding sentiment that substance use is not a good way to cope with these issues, re- search is beginning...

Oral Surgery Could Lead To Opioid Addiction

Erlinda Vargas of Fresno receives her new implant-supported permanent dentures from Dr. Sam Namdarian during her last appointment to replace her own missing and decaying teeth at Fresno Smile Makeovers in Fresno on Monday, March 4, 2019. Vargas is the first recipient of the Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center's Second Chance program to help people with extensive tooth loss and other oral health issues but who are unable to afford proper treatment. Vargas suffered through domestic abuse in her family as a child and did not receive proper dental care leading to her oral health issues. (Craig Kohlruss/Fresno Bee/TNS)

Abby Bergeron

February 20, 2020

If you’re due for wisdom teeth surgery, don’t be too trusting of the Vicodin prescription your oral surgeon recom- mends for pain. People between the ages of 13 and 30 are nearly three times more likely to continue use after their initial post-surgical opioid prescriptions. Dentists are one of t...

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