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.
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
Journalists have a duty to be honest with their readers
Opinion · By

For any reporter or writer of a newsworthy publication, journalistic integrity should be the most important thing to consider when writing a piece.

April 14, 2016
Competition is healthy, but too much is detrimental
Opinion · By

One thing that has struck me since high school is that students, myself included, tend to care about “who has the most to do” or “who has the worst week ahead.”

April 7, 2016
We should expose ourselves to different opinions
Opinion · By

When I told people I was going to college in North Carolina, one of the most common responses (aside from the obligatory congratulations) was “how are you going to handle the different culture, considering North Carolina is in the South?”

March 31, 2016
California wage increase sets positive precedent
Opinion · By

Earlier this week, California raised the minimum wage from $10 to $15 after three years of the “Fight for 15” campaign.

March 31, 2016
Discussion of climate change requires understanding
Opinion · By

This past Sunday, everyone went crazy when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for Best Actor after six nominations.

March 3, 2016
One should not vote for Hillary just because she is a woman
Opinion · By

In the past few weeks a backlash has been seen, namely against two women — Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright — for both essentially saying that women should vote for Hillary Clinton because she is a woman.

February 18, 2016
OGB Life Bachelor Recap
Life · By

Caitlin Herlihy also contributed to this article. 

February 18, 2016
Some subjectivity should be a part of grading
Opinion · By

We are told that in order to succeed, we need to fail. We are told that success comes from learning from our mistakes and that we grow as students and as people as a result.

February 11, 2016
Being busy does not have to be a bad thing
Opinion · By

When we first come to college, we have a blank slate. We have nothing tying us down to who we were in high school and no obligations (other than to attend class). We can be whoever we want to be and do almost whatever we want to do. We have a copious amount of free […]

January 28, 2016
Social media creates false sense of connection
Opinion · By

When I am scrolling through my Instagram and Twitter feeds, I’ve recently noticed that I follow a lot of people I do not know — sometimes on purpose.

January 21, 2016
Stereotyping people may be easy, but not always right
Opinion · By

We live in a time where stereotypes are at the forefront of our lives. We categorize everyone, not always knowingly, and we make assumptions about them.

January 14, 2016
Media idolizes men while criticizing women
Opinion · By

I recently watched Miss Representation, a documentary about how women are portrayed in the media and how the media has skewed the way women and men perceive women. The film focused on the media’s representation of women professionally and socially. Take a look at many of the female news anchors. Most of them are dressed in […]

November 5, 2015
Remember to stop and smell the roses
Opinion · By

We are always looking towards the future: looking for the perfect high school, college, job, spouse, apartment and so on. We always say that we work now to be happy later. But when do we actually live? When do we actually live in the moment without worrying about the future? I’ve been saying that I […]

October 22, 2015
Social media creates false perceptions
Opinion · By

We live in a time where our focus is dominated by social media. We constantly check Twitter, Instagram, Yik Yak, Snapchat and more to stay up to date on the latest happenings. Walking around campus, I frequently see students walking with their heads locked on their phones, not noticing where they are going. There are […]

October 15, 2015