Ah Imposters! Ah Humanity!

Ah Imposters! Ah Humanity!

Ah Imposters! Ah Humanity! Deborah Ross is running for the North Carolina Senate seat against Richard Burr this election cycle. She is the Democrat candidate and I am with her as am I with Hillary. When I found out Hannah Dobie and others in PHI planned a panel about...
Women’s Issues in this Election

Women’s Issues in this Election

The unconventionality of this election has resulted in a shift away from a policy focus and towards waging twitter wars and throwing insults. These twitter wars and video scandals along with the inherent sexism of Donald Trump has made women an important focus this...
Party Realignment?

Party Realignment?

Hey Everyone—- What an election season we’re enduring right now. I’m still at a loss for words for just what I think about this election. Over the past week, I’ve had a few media outlets interview me asking for my opinion about this election, and the best word I...
The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

With the convention just a couple of days away, half of the media coverage surrounding the republican event are ideas of what we should expect from Trump and his newly chosen Vice President Mike Pence. However, the other half is examining the potential security...
Trump’s Oversights

Trump’s Oversights

After three days of Trump slyly hanging in the crowd of the Republican National Convention, and making dramatic entrances, we finally were able to hear from the Donald himself. Seventy-four  minutes later the Donald did not live up to the hype, as many people expected...
On Phone Banking

On Phone Banking

Phone banking is a task that interns and volunteers alike dread, either after making 300 calls and not talking to anyone, or having ten different people shout at you to stop calling, phone banking is rarely a task that one would jump at the opportunity to do. My...
First Lady Melania

First Lady Melania

All eyes were on Melania Trump at the start of the Republican National Convention as she took the stage on Monday evening, and everyone eagerly awaited to hear what the potential First Lady had to say as throughout the campaign she has been viewed as simply a model...
Wake the Voter and Democracy NC Fall Fellow

Wake the Voter and Democracy NC Fall Fellow

The following day after our graduation, Zach and I both got some interesting news. It looks as if our work with Democracy NC isn’t done in the fall. Every year they have five fellows from universities across the Carolinas work within their communities and mobilize...
Goodbye Democracy NC?

Goodbye Democracy NC?

How the heck has my internship ended? We go back to school soon to continue the fight to mobilize and empower our campus. However, it feels like yesterday I walked into the PHI house for the first time so meet my fellow Wake the Vote peers. Now I am finishing the...
We’re Just Getting Started

We’re Just Getting Started

As the summer has wound down, and I settle back in to Mother so Dear, I have thought a lot about the amazing opportunities that I have had while at Wake Forest. Not surprisingly, many of those stand-out opportunities came from Wake the Vote. If it hadn’t been for this...
Waking Social Justice

Waking Social Justice

I returned back to Wake Forest early to participate in another Pro Humanitate Institute program, not Wake the Vote this time, but SPARC. SPARC is how I began my first year at Wake and it is how I began my last year. Coming full circle and reflecting on how much has...
My Political Summer

My Political Summer

By Thornton Blount 8/30 Long story short – I had a wild summer on the campaign trail. I started the summer slow, spending about three weeks at home enjoying some down-time, which – retroactively – I am incredibly grateful of. Towards the end of May,...
Presidential Elections Break Up Friendships

Presidential Elections Break Up Friendships

Picture this: three seniors who have been best friends since freshman year, sitting in the TV room, drinking wine. We start talking about the 49ers quarter back, Colin Kaepernick, who did not stand up during the national anthem in order to bring attention to...
Identity Crisis? (Part IV)

Identity Crisis? (Part IV)

Working for Congressman Black was an incredible yet frustrating experience.  Unlike my time with Senator Perdue, working for the fifth most conservative member of Congress left little room for consideration about my openness to certain ideologies.  The office took...
Identity Crisis (Part III)

Identity Crisis (Part III)

My experience in Senator Perdue’s office fortunately, though also unfortunately at the same time, lead to more “undercover” bipartisan work.  I use “undercover” loosely, like I said, I had no malicious intentions working across party lines.  I was merely curious to...

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