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2, Ed as student

‘The rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air’

Before he was “Mr. Wake Forest,” Ed Wilson (’43) was Ensign Wilson, serving aboard a destroyer escort in World War II.

Arthur Orr and his son, Jack, on the Quad at Homecoming 2010.

Righting a wrong

Three Scottsboro Boys are pardoned posthumously thanks to legislation sponsored by Alabama Sen. Arthur Orr (’86).

Pledge Mistress Hunter Sandifer ('88), second from left, shares memorabilia and lots of stories with current Wake Forest Betas (Kappa Beta Gamma) who attended the brunch to learn Strings history.

Strings honor history, aspire to rename a formal parlor

Strings gathered at a Homecoming brunch for sisterhood and making plans to help future Wake Forest women.

Beth Pirkle and Mike Bridges move a stove into their new home on Patterson Avenue in 1966.

‘A dangerous nest of subversives’

Five students come face to face with the racial and social changes sweeping the country in the turbulent 1960s.


Beth Braxton (’66): A call to serve

The Rev. Beth Pirkle Braxton (’66) revisits the gift she received 50 years ago.

Bridger photo 2

Audrey Bridger (’52): Sweet memories

Audrey Bridger (’52) shares treasured keepsakes from her student days, 60 years ago.

'Libraries, it turns out, are filled with stacks of books — and of memories,' writes Jane Freeman Crosthwaite.

Checking out the ghosts in ZSR library

Is that the ghost of A.C. Reid? ZSR library is filled with more than books, writes Jane Freeman Crosthwaite (’59).


When Archie Bunker was a Deacon

Long before he was Archie Bunker, Carroll O’Connor was a Demon Deacon.

1948 Deacon 11 Advertising

Who is the Demon Deacon?

The Demon Deacon was a mascot still in search of an identity when he was featured in the 1948 Howler.


An Original Power Couple

At the beginning of the 20th century, R.J. and Katharine Reynolds became one of the region’s most influential couples in business and society, creating an estate that would one day be sacred ground to the Wake Forest community. Kahle Family Professor of History Michele Gillespie shares the following excerpt from her new biography, “Katharine and […]