Guest column: Senior year, relationships cut short at Wake Forest University

Read the published version of this work here. The night before we left for spring break, I sat with my friend Sydney at a wooden table under a blooming cherry blossom tree. It was a crisp 7 p.m. The spotlights on the chapel provided the light for our dinner on the corner of the quad. It had been a long day. An 8:30 a.m. meeting, … Continue reading Guest column: Senior year, relationships cut short at Wake Forest University

Partisan gerrymandering warrants concern

There isn’t a national shortage of potential political crises. Millennials and members of Generation Z might not have Social Security by the time we retire, but we do have our pick of potential anxieties that one might focus on, just like the generations before us. There’s government gridlock, the national debt, student loans and the list could go on. I am here to politely add … Continue reading Partisan gerrymandering warrants concern

Luke is selling control, not romance, on this season of the Bachelorette

I’m a romantic, and why not? Reality’s boundaries are too constricting. You improve your chances with a rosy, if impractical, outlook and ambitious, if idealistic, expectations. I think it follows that I watch the shows in the Bachelor franchise. For the uninitiated, it’s a dating show where one single, attractive man or woman is courted by handfuls of attractive singles of the opposite sex. Hannah … Continue reading Luke is selling control, not romance, on this season of the Bachelorette

Kalief Browder Documentary on Netflix Paints Vivid Portrait of a Broken, Inhumane Justice System

Read the published version of this work here. The Spike documentary, “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” released in 2017 and available now on Netflix, paints a vivid picture of Kalief Browder’s hellish experience with the criminal justice system, a story that could seem unbelievable for Americans that are unfamiliar with criminal justice issues. The documentary’s six episodes take you through his experience piece by piece, … Continue reading Kalief Browder Documentary on Netflix Paints Vivid Portrait of a Broken, Inhumane Justice System

Greek life wields too much power

Greek Life Wields Too Much Power 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 Delts and Dekes of the world” and their “monetized grip over our social life.” Although the dramatics and scare tactics of the email have been the main … Continue reading Greek life wields too much power