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Stormwater Drainage Has An Impact On Campus

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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...

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]
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...

Psychedelics May Be The Key To Treating Mental Illness

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...

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)
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...

Proposed Construction Removes Heritage Trees

Proposed Construction Removes Heritage Trees
February 13, 2020

Maggie Burns also contributed to the reporting for this article. The university's campus is adorned with hundreds of trees — magnolias, ornamental cherries, oaks — leading to an apt nickname: “The...

Those Shoes Are Made For More Than Walking

Those Shoes Are Made For More Than Walking
February 13, 2020

Whether your shoe size is a seven or a 12, the size of your footprint on the environment is much larger than you might think. According to a ScienceDirect study, anywhere from 18 to 41 kilograms of carbon...

Club Raises Awareness Of Ocean And Marine Conservation

Club Raises Awareness Of Ocean And Marine Conservation
April 28, 2019

Recently, Wake Forest’s Ocean and Marine Conservation Club (OMCC) has gained traction across campus through marine-related events and fundraisers, like movie screenings and reusable straw sales. The...

Women In STEM Work Toward Gender Equality

Women In STEM Work Toward Gender Equality
April 25, 2019

When the #MeToo movement formally started in early 2006, it focused on sexual harassment and assault among women around the globe, but it also opened a door for working professionals from all different...

Scientists Capture First Picture Of Black Hole

Scientists Capture First Picture Of Black Hole
April 18, 2019

Recently, scientists captured the first image of a supermassive black hole, marking the successful culmination of a global scientific project referred to as the Event Horizon Telescope. This has far-reaching...

CRISPR Technology Grows Despite Concerns

CRISPR Technology Grows Despite Concerns
April 11, 2019

Genetics has been a rapidly advancing field since 2003, when the Human Genome Project was completed. It has grown into one of the most well-funded and well-researched areas of science in recent years due...

“Sawstainability” In Action At Wake Forest

April 11, 2019

Wake Forest, by the very nature of its name, has a certain arboreal identity. Trees are becoming more of a revered commodity both within and beyond Wake Forest’s ivied walls, so finding innovative ways...

Students Celebrate Earth Week On Campus

Students Celebrate Earth Week On Campus
April 4, 2019

This year's Earth Week celebration, which is themed “Food for Thought,” will center on an environmental justice approach to the issues of food access and insecurity. The Office of Sustainability partnered...

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