Jack Beyrer, Jack is a sophomore at Wake Forest University, and an editor of the Wake Forest Review.
Hailing from Long Island, NY, Jack Beyrer III is a sophomore at Wake Forest University. He edits his campus' independent newspaper, the Wake Forest Review, in addition to covering a Winston-Salem politics beat for the Twin City Herald. At the Review, Jack has published a multitude of articles combating a corrosive campus culture and pushing for a more intellectually charged campus, as well as commentary on national news. While philosophically conservative in its character, this commentary generally laments the current state of discourse in politics, and pivots away from the President's vision of the GOP. Majoring in history, Jack studies specifically the historical legacies of American law, politics, and culture. This semester, he is writing his thesis on legal movements and ideas in the Revolutionary era. Other activities Jack participates in on campus include: Student Government's Judiciary Committee, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Wake Forest's veterans assistance organization, and serving as an ambassador for the new WFU initiative called Call to Conversation. In his free time, he enjoys novels, exploring New York by subway, his beloved New York Mets, and learning German.
Mackenzie Bunner, Sophomore at Wake Forest studying Politics & International Affairs and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Mackenzie Bunner is from Austin, TX and is currently a sophomore at Wake Forest studing Politics & International Affairs and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
Mackenzie Bunner was born and raised in Austin, TX and has always had a passion for politics with a strong emphasis on social justice. Currently in her sophomore year at Wake Forest, Mackenzie is a double major in Politics & International Affairs and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies which have helped her build the foundation for deep critical analysis of communities on a local and national level through the various lenses of feminism and politics. She hopes to enter the field of journalism or attend law school. During her high school career, Mackenzie was the founder of the Current Events Club, which encouraged high school students to discuss the state of their country and develop a political identity. In January of 2017, Mackenzie attended the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March through Close-Up giving her a first hand glimpse into the stark political divide within the United States today. At Wake Forest, Mackenzie has been a part of several advocacy groups on campus including PREPARE, College Democrats, as well as working as a Student Advisor and an Ambassador in Admissions. In her first two years at Wake Forest, Mackenzie has conducted research into sexual assault on college campuses, sexism within the criminal justice system, and the impact of American media on the nation’s view of justice. Mackenzie hopes that through Reporting Across the Divide, she is able to promote a more tolerant political climate by working with people of different ideologies in a productive manner so that tangible social change may ensue.
Mary Costanza, "A certain butterfly is already on the wing." --- Vladimir Nabokov
Mary Costanza is a sophomore from Southern Pines, North Carolina. She is a studying Politics and International Affairs with a minor in Journalism. She hopes to attend law school upon completion of her undergraduate schooling. She writes and reports for The Wake Forest Review and The Old Gold and Black- two campus publications. In conjunction with her studies, Mary is a professional performing member of Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.
Erica Jordan, Senior @wakeforest, former member of @Ellemagazine scholars cohort, always political with @WaketheVote
Erica is a senior at Wake Forest from Charlotte, North Carolina. Majoring in Politics and International Affairs with minors in History and American Ethnic Studies, has interests in the intersections of race, gender, politics, and education. Formerly an education policy intern at the Center for American Progress and a member of the Elle.com scholars program, Erica has been published on Elle.com and contributed to pieces on thinkprogress.com.
Jordan Lancaster, Journalist, libertarian, and college student focused on intelligent and fair reporting.
As a student at Wake Forest University, Jordan worked for the Wake Forest Review as a writer and an editor, where eventually she was promoted to the executive board as Digital Director. Jordan served as Editor in Chief and Deputy Director of the news outlet Right Outlook until October 2018. Currently, Jordan is participating in Wake the Vote, a bipartisan cohort focusing on youth engagement and uplifting diverse voices.