Federal court ruling upends N.C.’s gay marriage ban

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Featured, News, Politics | 0 comments

With their ruling on July 28 striking down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has thrown North Carolina’s prohibition of gay marriage into turmoil. By upholding a lower court’s verdict today in a 2-1 ruling, the three judges from the 4th Circuit — which has jurisdiction over N.C. — upheld the ruling that the state’s provision barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, immediately setting off a legal battle here.

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The medical marijuana debate continues

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Featured, News, Politics | 3 comments

On July 17, a 9-year-old girl who suffered from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, passed away in New York. Anne Conte experienced hundreds of seizures weekly as a result of her medical condition. Her recent death has forced many people to question whether the medical marijuana bill that passed in New York earlier this month will take too long to go into effect.

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Major motion picture set to film on campus

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Campus Life, Events, Featured, Life, Movie, News | 1 comment

On August 4, actors, cameramen and extras will swarm Wake Forest’s campus in order to film an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel, The Longest Ride. While production will only last 12 hours, campus will undergo some temporary changes in order to accommodate the large amount of workers.

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Coal ash cleanup bill heads to compromise committee

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Featured, News, Politics | 0 comments

The North Carolina State Senate unanimously rejected the state House’s version of a coal ash cleanup bill on July 14, voting to send both the House and Senate versions of the bill to a compromise committee made up of members of both chambers. The bill will address the prevention of future coal ash spills by Duke Energy and similar corporations in the wake of a massive spill this past winter.

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2014 Wimbledon Junior Champ Commits to Wake Forest

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Athletics, Feature, News | 0 comments

In a tweet sent on July 11, just days after claiming the 2014 Junior Wimbledon title in London, Long Island-native Noah Rubin announced that he had committed to Wake Forest University to play Division I tennis. Rubin chose Winston-Salem as his new home over Charlottesville, Va., where he would have played at the University of Virginia–historically a tennis powerhouse.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Featured, News, Politics | 2 comments

On June 30, The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the owners of Hobby Lobby Stores, exempting them from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers must include contraceptive coverage for their employees. The Green family, founders and owners of Hobby Lobby, sued the government in September 2012, claiming that to cover the morning-after and week-after pills would violate their first-amendment freedom of religion.

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