Becky Swig
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Becky is a junior from Atherton, California. She a Business Enterprise and Management major with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. Aside from her work on the Old Gold & Black, she is on the executive board of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, serving as President. She has spent a summer in Sydney, Australia after her freshman year, and in London, England, after her sophomore year.
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ARTICLES BY Becky Swig
Emmie Davidson: Women’s and Gender Studies
Graduation Tabloid · By

Originally hailing from a conservative background and eventually growing to question specific taught beliefs has been a major part of senior Emmie Davidson’s transformative experience at Wake Forest.

May 4, 2018
Hannah Hushult: Sociology
Graduation Tabloid · By

Senior Hannah Hulshult is a sociology major from Elizabethton, TN. While her hometown is not far, it was a friend of hers who originally introduced her to Wake Forest. Hulshult and her friend were talking about Wake Forest, so she decided to come visit it for herself.

May 4, 2018
Jack Garvey: Mathematical Economics
Graduation Tabloid · By

Senior Jack Garvey, orignially from Arlington, VA, is a Math Economics major with minors in both biology and health policy and administration. Garvey, initially coming to Wake Forest to be a doctor, made the decision to change courses as a result of one class he took.

May 4, 2018
Itamar Lewin-Arundale: Communication
Graduation Tabloid · By

Senior Itamar Lewin-Arundale is a double major in communication and history, two disciplines that he believes blend well together.

May 4, 2018
Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Najee Ali Baker
News · By

Jakier Shanique Austin, a suspect in the Jan. 20 murder of Winston-Salem State University student Najee Ali Baker, has been arrested in Charlotte, NC. Austin was arrested on April 11, 2018, more than two months after the shooting on Wake Forest’s campus. Austin was on the run for over two months after shooting Baker in […]

April 12, 2018
Administration to Place Ban on Toilet Paper to Stop Rolling the Quad
Life · By

Over the weekend Wake Forest University decided that enough was enough – students needed to stop rolling the quad after every measly sports win. Initially, the university attempted to convince all athletes to transfer out of Wake Forest in hopes of earning fewer wins, however, the Deacs are still coming in with wins here and […]

April 1, 2018
“Grey’s Anatomy” Should Return to its Roots
Life · By

Whether you have been with Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning or got your start on Netflix, you have probably been wholeheartedly invested in the show for 14 seasons. You’ve been there through crazy times like the ferry crash of season three, the mass shooting in season six, the plane crash of season eight and other […]

March 29, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrates Notable History
Uncategorized · By

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday which many people look forward to each year, and while many celebrate by wearing green and pinching those who don’t, there are other ways to celebrate the day. St. Patrick’s Day is on the death date of Saint Patrick, a notable patron Saint of Ireland. It commemorates him and […]

March 16, 2018
Wake Forest Named in Top 25 Peace Corps Schools
News · By

Wake Forest has been ranked 16 out of 25 in the Top 25 Peace Corps Producing Colleges and Universities in the small colleges and universities category. Wake Forest has placed in the top 25 for four years. Currently, there are 11 Wake Forest alumni serving in the Peace Corps, in addition to 226 alumni who […]

March 1, 2018
Summers Abroad are an Alternative to Whole Semesters
Life · By

It is popular to study abroad at Wake Forest, whether it be for a summer, semester or year-long program. According to the Wake Forest Center for Global Programs and Studies website, Wake Forest offers more than 400 programs in over 200 cities and 70 countries, with more than 60 percent of students spending time abroad. 

February 22, 2018
Campus Safety Policies Need to be Reassessed
Opinion · By

Last week, a student from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) was shot and killed on campus at The Barn. Around 1 a.m., Jakier Austin allegedly shot Najee Ali Baker, and more than 45 minutes passed before students were notified that there was a shooter on campus. At this point, the shooter has not been found. 

January 25, 2018
It is important to be safe while celebrating New Year’s
Life · By

New Year’s is a world-wide celebrated event, with those from all over the world counting down to midnight. Always a fun and exciting event, New Year’s comes with some safety concerns, but there are ways to ensure that safety isn’t sacrificed for the sake of fun. I love celebrating ringing in the New Year, but […]

December 31, 2017
Sexual assault allegations need to be taken seriously
Opinion · By

The past few weeks have been filled with people sharing their stories of sexual assault, often with the #MeToo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms.

December 3, 2017
Wake Radio holds second annual Fall Concert
Music · By

Last Friday, Wake Radio held its second annual Fall Concert in the Barn, featuring many talented musicians from the Wake Forest campus. Wake Radio decided to start the fall concert for a variety of reasons.

November 17, 2017
How to Have a Proper “Pitsgiving”
Life · By

One of the best days of the entire year is almost here: Pitsgiving.

November 10, 2017
The competitive nature of Wake Forest stifles learning
Opinion · By

In high school, I had a teacher who always emphasized “the love of learning.” I had never really thought about that idea until he said it — classes were always a stepping stone for something else, like getting a good grade to boost your GPA for college.

October 19, 2017
Joking about assault is not acceptable
Opinion · By

Last week, Wake Forest faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the seventh biennial President’s Ball.

September 21, 2017
Art exhibit debuts alumnus’ photography
Life · By

This article appeared in the September 14 issue of the Old Gold & Black. Seeing Before Words, a solo photography exhibit by Wake Forest alumnus Marcus Keely, opened on Sept. 14 at the START Gallery in Reynolda Village.

September 21, 2017
How to build relationships with faculty
Life · By

The academic rigor at Wake Forest can be daunting.

August 25, 2017
“Work Forest” is hard but manageable
Life · By

College can be demanding for any student. Without the regimented bells telling you when to switch classes, the new responsibility to actually do your readings outside of class and the constant pressure of feeling like you have an upcoming test or paper due is a hard adjustment at any school.

August 24, 2017
Tara Coady: History
Life · By

Senior Tara Coady knew during her college search that she wanted to leave her home state of Illinois in hopes of experiencing something different.

April 27, 2017
Heather Key: Accountancy
Life · By

Ever since seventh grade, Heather Key knew she wanted to major in accounting. As a native North Carolinian who grew up less than 30 miles from campus, she found Wake Forest to be just far enough away to enjoy her time away from home. 

April 27, 2017
How to stay healthy during finals week
Life · By

With finals quickly approaching, students will be spending more time hidden away in the depths of ZSR and various buildings on campus. Yet, it is essential to have a positive and productive study experience.

April 20, 2017
Faculty senate pushes for employee equity
News · By

Last week, the Old Gold & Black wrote an article regarding janitorial staff positions being outsourced to the Budd Group starting this July.

April 7, 2017
Small class sizes promote a positive learning community
Opinion · By

“Why Wake Forest?” I have been asked this question recently as many juniors from my high school have visited campus deciding if Wake Forest is a school they want to apply to.

March 16, 2017