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Teams ‘hit the bricks’ for cancer

September 30, 2010  |   Community, For Alumni, Life on Campus, Student, Top Stories

Sixty-five teams of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff competed in an all-day relay race around Hearn Plaza on Thursday to raise both money and awareness for the fight against cancer.

Celebrating world cultures

September 26, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, International, Life on Campus, Top Stories

The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of difference that unites, inspires, and entertains the entire community. This is the second year for the event, which drew over 600 people to Manchester Plaza. The festival features creative displays, foods and cultural performances from various nations […]


Green means go

September 21, 2010  |   Community, Life on Campus, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest is working to find alternative transportation solutions that are more environmentally sustainable, like car-sharing and shuttle services. Participation in the Zipcar program is rising, and fewer freshmen purchased parking permits this year.


New South Residence Hall models sustainability

August 16, 2010  |   Life on Campus, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories

With solar panels on the roof to heat water and touch screens in the hallways for monitoring energy usage, Wake Forest’s newest residence hall has the latest in green technology.


Ringing in the Chinese New Year

February 9, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, International, Life on Campus

Wake Forest will celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year and the “Year of the Tiger” with several events on campus on Feb. 13.

Remembering the Winston-Salem sit-in

February 1, 2010  |   Community, Life on Campus, Student

On Feb. 23, 1960, a group of Wake Forest students walked into the Woolworth’s in downtown Winston-Salem and joined students from Winston-Salem State Teachers College to protest segregated lunch counters.

Twenty-one students were arrested that day — 10 white students from Wake Forest and 11 black students from Winston-Salem State. The students’ non-violent protest, along with other protests in Winston-Salem, led to the desegregation of the city’s restaurants and lunch counters on May 23 of that year.


Understanding Hanukkah

December 14, 2009  |   Community, Life on Campus

From the Moravian Lovefeast to the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, students from many faiths celebrate their religious traditions at Wake Forest. Elena Schacht, a junior health and exercise science major from Stamford, Conn., shares her tradition of Hanukkah. Schacht is president of Hillel, the Jewish student organization at Wake Forest, and a student-athletic trainer in the sports medicine department.

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