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Spring Semester Deadlines, Dancing, and Dunks: What to look forward to this semester

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wake Forest chapter.

As Wake Forest students say goodbye to fall in the Forest and hello to a frigid winter, they welcome the 2014 spring semester, ready to cheer on the Deacs at the LBJ Coliseum, head off to warmer climates for Spring Break, and everything in between. Students of all ages have a few big things to look forward to, including basketball season, acceptance into the business school, and Wake N’ Shake.

Wake N’ Shake is the annual dance marathon to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Last year, the event raised over $125,700. The master minds behind Wake N’ Shake are more energized than ever, determined to surpass last year’s success and have a blast while doing so.

Senior Co-Chair of the 2014 Wake N’ Shake Morale Committee, Maddie Welsh, said, “I am excited to get started on flash mobs to get the hype and excitement going for the big day! We have an awesome, enthusiastic, and fun committee; I am looking forward to working with them to make WNS ’14 the best one yet!”

With 58 days and counting until all of Wake Forest is dancing up a storm to beat cancer, there is no time to waste – register to attend the Superhero themed Wake N’ Shake today at www.wakenshake.com. You can also check out photos from last year’s dance marathon, learn more about the WNS corporate sponsors, how to get involved, donate, and much more.

In addition to dancing their hearts out at WNS, students are also excited for basketball season. The women and men’s basketball programs are staying focused as the games keep coming. The men’s team has a 12-6 record and takes the court in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech on January 22, and the women’s program holds a 10-8 record as they prepare to play North Carolina on January 23. Students are especially excited to cheer on the Deacs this year with exciting victories such as that against UNC.

However, before many sophomore business school hopefuls can even begin to think about which games they want to attend, these Demon Deacons have to wait excruciatingly long for acceptance to Farrell Hall.

Sophomore Savannah Sowers, hoping to major in business and enterprise management, said, “It is such a relief that Intro. Accounting is over, but it is still really stressful to wait on hearing about whether or not I’ll get into the business school. They admit sophomores in rounds so some people have to wait until the summer to find out, which can be a pain when it comes to scheduling.”

As those waiting to hear back try to stay optimistic with the fate of their futures in business on the line, Sowers is comforted by the world of opportunities Wake Forest presents outside of the business school.

“Since it is such a competitive program, it is a relief that Wake Forest offers great alternatives to a business major, including a minor in entrepreneurship or the sociology major with a business concentration,” Sowers said.

As Sowers hits the books in her Principles of Marketing class, a course that the business school admission counselors will also use to evaluate her potential, she hopes for the best and breathes in the excitement of a new semester in the Forest, much like sophomore Dani Cales, who sums it up nicely:

 “It is so great getting back to school and catching up with friends. Wake really feels like a second home. It felt just as good as going home! I am eager to see what the semester has in store.” 

Go Deacs! :)
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Cassie Brown

Wake Forest

Editorial Campus Correspondent. Former Section Editor for Campus Cutie. Writer for Her Campus Wake Forest. English major with a double minor in Journalism and Communication. Expected graduation in May 2014.