Becky Swig
Print Managing Editor
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.
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
Social media is detrimental, yet widely used
Opinion · By

In recent weeks, a few of my friends have made the decision to delete their social media accounts, leading me to question the reasoning behind this.

February 3, 2017
Women’s March numbers show strength of U.S.
Opinion · By

No president Trump, the media did not lie about the sheer volume of people who attended the women’s march in Washington.

January 26, 2017
The U.S. needs to learn how to limit polarization
Opinion · By

It is no secret that the U.S. is divided. For the past few months, our country has slowly built up to the hatred and fear that surrounds many of us today. When it was decided that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be the major party nominees in the election, fear, happiness, hatred and hope […]

December 3, 2016
This election has created a lack of integrity in the general public
Opinion · By

The 2016 presidential election is officially over, and the event that has been at the forefront of our attention on campus and in the media can finally shift from this to other important events locally, nationally and internationally.

November 10, 2016
Hateful language does not result in productive dialogue
Opinion · By

Last week, the Old Gold & Black published an opinion piece regarding abortion. While some of the student body agree with the views reflected in this piece, many do not.

November 3, 2016
The stigma surrounding getting a tutor is false
Opinion · By

When I came to Wake Forest, I came in with this idea that I would be able to succeed academically without any help. I did not expect to visit the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) or getting a tutor.

October 19, 2016
It is important to escape the “Wake Forest Bubble”
Opinion · By

Being a student at Wake Forest has many perks but also disadvantages. Students are so busy and caught up in their work that we are stuck in the “Wake Forest Bubble.”

October 6, 2016
Anthem protests draw applause and criticism
Sports · By

Colin Kaepernick has been making headlines recently not because of his talent on the field, but because of his refusal to stand during the national anthem prior to NFL games in protest of the wrongful treatment of African Americans and minorities in the U.S.

September 15, 2016
Voting should be a duty, not a luxury
Opinion · By

The 2016 Presidential election has been a main topic of discussion for the past year.

September 1, 2016
Build relationships with your professors
Life · By

A Wake Forest workload is no joke and we know it. Luckily, students have access to amazing resources: the ZSR library, research facilities, Office of Career and Personal Development and more. The best resource, however, are your professors.

August 24, 2016
Prepare for the Work Forest courseload
Life · By

Coming to college is a huge change from high school – more work, more freedom and more responsibility. The stereotype of “Work Forest” often increases the anxiety of new students, but do not let it  intimidate you.

August 24, 2016