We’re getting more and more excited about your students’ arrival on campus – now less than a month away.  And because the Daily Deac has been traveling to New Student Receptions this week (thank you, Phili, for the warm welcome!) – thought it would be a good time to showcase some of Wake Forest’s student traditions.

hot nowToday we feature one of the happiest sights your Deacs will ever see: the seductive red glow of the HOT NOW sign of Krispy Kreme donuts.

Krispy Kreme is one of Winston-Salem’s pride and joys.  Born here in the 1930s, Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donut has brought joy to generations of students.  The donuts are always delicious, but when the HOT NOW sign is on, you know you are going to get warm, sugary, light, fluffy amazingness.

It’s an unofficial rite of passage to make a late night Krispy Kreme run with your friends.  Nothing better than piling your friends into your car, grabbing a couple dozen, and being the most popular people on your hall when you come back with enough to share.

And in the [highly unlikely] event your Deacs don’t eat them all in one sitting, they can recreate the HOT NOW feel by microwaving a donut for maybe 5-10 seconds the next day.

When you come down for Move-In or Family Weekend, you need to treat yourself to some KKs.  Even if you have them where you live, there’s nothing like ones made from the source.  And no, I have no personal interest in Krispy Kreme and am not getting paid to endorse them.  They are so good I can’t help myself 🙂

— by Betsy Chapman

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