‘Basketball dreams’: From Nigeria to WFU, player Ikenna Smart recounts his b-ball journey

Read the published version of this work here. Hakeem Olajuwon’s nickname is “the Dream.” It’s fitting, both because of the rhyme and because his biography reads like a triumphant sports movie. It would start with his birth in Lagos, Nigeria in 1963 and then cut to him as the first pick in the 1984 NBA draft. He’s inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in … Continue reading ‘Basketball dreams’: From Nigeria to WFU, player Ikenna Smart recounts his b-ball journey

Contract Workers Face Financial Instability Following University Closure

Although multiple funds have been set up to help Aramark, Budd Group and Follett employees, they are still filing for unemployment. Read the published version of this work here. If you’re a Zick’s regular, April Galloway already knows your order. She’s worked at the university for at least six years, often at the cash register. Lately, however, she hasn’t been working, as a result of … Continue reading Contract Workers Face Financial Instability Following University Closure

“I Didn’t Even Get To Say Goodbye:” Seniors’ Spring Semester Comes To A Halt

Read the published version of this work here. At 7:43 p.m. on March 11, seniors Jenson Brown and Caleb Woody were on the beach in Daytona, Florida. They were drinking when they got the email from President Nathan Hatch with the subject line “COVID-19 Update: Changes to class schedule, suspending in-person classes.” Brown didn’t process the information until after his nap. He woke up and … Continue reading “I Didn’t Even Get To Say Goodbye:” Seniors’ Spring Semester Comes To A Halt

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

Ask Us: Do rollerbladers have road rights?

Read the published version of this work here. SALISBURY — It all started with a lone rollerblader in the shared lane on Fulton Street. As oncoming traffic continued to pass by, cars backed up behind the rollerblader because of their inability to pass them, according to a Salisbury Post reader who submitted this week’s “Ask Us” question. The lanes on Fulton Street are shared lanes, … Continue reading Ask Us: Do rollerbladers have road rights?

‘Someone in their corner’: Foster parent shortage means some children without homes

Find the online published version of this work here. SALISBURY — At times, Rowan County social workers have slept overnight at the office to be with a foster child who’s sleeping on a cot because they couldn’t find a placement before the end of the day. “It’s all done in as beautiful a way it could be done here,” said Micah Ennis, program manager at … Continue reading ‘Someone in their corner’: Foster parent shortage means some children without homes

WFU Aims To Increase Economic Diversity

Read the published version of this work here. Emily Beeland, like most seniors, is working on planning post-graduate life. She has options — pursuing a career at Disney, working at Yellowstone National Park or applying to prestigious programs to teach overseas for a year. Without her financial aid package, however, she would have never been able to pay the cost of room, board and tuition … Continue reading WFU Aims To Increase Economic Diversity