Caitlin Herlihy
Senior Writer
Caitlin is a junior studying communication with minors in film studies and journalism. She enjoys covering events, trends and travel for the Life section of the Old Gold & Black. Caitlin hopes to pursue a career in journalism after graduation. When she's not in the office, you can find her working as the Four Seasons Magazine intern, suffering through an intense spin class or eating copious amounts of chocolate covered coffee beans.
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Senior Bucket List
Life · By

Graduation Day is finally upon us. While many of us have been counting down the days to adulthood, others of us are still in denial. Although our time as Demon Deacons is coming to a close, there’s still time to check off the last of your Wake Forest bucket list.

April 27, 2017
Gabby Henriksen: Anthropology
Life · By

Gabby Henriksen radiates kindness, empathy and curiosity among her peers.

April 27, 2017
Runners take steps to prepare for race day
Life · By

You have committed blood, sweat and tears to training for your upcoming race, and now, it is almost here.

March 30, 2017
Men’s tennis continues to dominate
Tennis · By

The sun was shining as the Wake Forest men’s tennis team swept unranked Virginia Tech 7-0 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

March 23, 2017
Medal of Honor recipient speaks on Veterans Legal Clinic
News · By

Wake Forest School of Law welcomed U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, March 15.

March 16, 2017
New long-distance runner shares survival tips
Life · By

Experienced distance runners don’t disclose the unbearable ankle pain at mile 11 or the stiffness in your knees as you crawl to the finish line.

March 16, 2017
New brewery opens downtown
Reviews · By

Winston-Salem is raising a frothy glass of beer to downtown’s latest addition: Wise Man Brewing.

February 10, 2017
Alumnus Mit Shah donates to Wake Forest basketball
Sports · By

Despite a disappointing loss to Duke on Saturday Jan. 28, Wake Forest basketball has a reason to celebrate.

February 3, 2017
“Best of” show brings back classic skits
Reviews · By

The Banshees performed their third show of the year last Wednesday, Jan. 25, and they did not disappoint.

February 2, 2017
Crafted-The Art of the Taco revamps an old classic
Reviews · By

Traditional meets trendy at Winston-Salem’s new taco joint. Located on N. Liberty St., Crafted-The Art of the Taco boasts an elaborate selection of gourmet burgers, fresh salads and, of course, a variety of tacos.

January 12, 2017
Small Batch’s sister joint is foodie favorite
Reviews · By

Small Batch’s upbeat, diner-style counterpart is livening up downtown Winston-Salem’s restaurant scene. The micro-brewery’s sister restaurant, Burger Batch, opened in mid-November, just in time for end-of-semester celebratory dinner and drinks.

December 8, 2016
Stay in touch via spontaneous group video chats
Reviews · By

Video chatting with your best friends over holiday break is about to get a lot more convenient with the new smartphone app, Houseparty. Technology company Life On Air’s new iPhone and Android app is flourishing in social media spheres as millennials seek new ways to connect with their peers.

December 8, 2016
Dinner with 7 Strangers brings students together
News · By

4,846 students. 194 student clubs and organizations. 35 major areas of study. Four years. One you. The cool November winds and daunting final exams often leave students feeling adrift at the mid-year mark. At a crossroads, many students cling to pre-established friendships as they wonder what else the university has to offer.  Three Wake Forest […]

November 17, 2016
Students run in memory of Jordan Bayer
News · By

Jordan Bayer’s brilliant smile stretched to all corners of campus, touching the hearts of friends, faculty and alumni.  While Sunday, Nov. 6 marked the one-year anniversary of his passing, Bayer’s generosity and selflessness is echoed in the benevolence of the Wake Forest community. Through fundraising events and generous donations, the campus continues to remember Bayer, […]

November 10, 2016
Jump start your day by waking up earlier
Life · By

Brisk temperatures and fallen leaves indicate the turn of seasons, one which sends stressed-out, coffee-fueled college students to the library for hours upon end.

October 28, 2016
Discover an authentic local favorite
Reviews · By

You should never judge a book by its cover, and you should never ever judge a restaurant by its facade. Identified by simple white lights dangling above the entrance, El Rancho Taqueria is a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant on E. Sprague St.

October 13, 2016
Minimize midterm stress and maximize success
Life · By

A chill in the air and pumpkin decorations adorning every corner of campus mark the return of something sinister. No, not Halloween, but midterm exams.

October 13, 2016
Take a chance on a digital romance
Life · By

For busy millennials, dating apps could mean true love.

September 29, 2016
Eat well and have your cake too: sinless desserts
Life · By

You’ve worked hard — and I mean really hard — to keep up your diet all week. You’ve fought off fats and contested carbs with dignity. You’ve shown self-control to keep off the weight you worked so hard to lose.

September 15, 2016
Campus Recreation promotes wellness
News · By

The stillness of Hearn Plaza made for an exceptional outdoor yoga studio on Wednesday morning as Deacons practiced gentle yoga on the upper quad.

September 1, 2016
Take steps towards change in Ix huarache sandals
Life · By

The vivid rainbow of fabric woven tightly together to make traditional Mayan huarache sandals is as unique as the men and women who hand craft them. Sold in abundance at Guatemalan markets, the huarache sandal is practical and fashionable, making it a staple in the Mayan community. 

September 1, 2016
Letter From the Editor
Life · By

Dear Class of 2020,

August 24, 2016
Advice from a graduating senior
Life · By

In nine short months, I will take perhaps the shortest and most memorable walk of my life: graduation. Senior year feels surreal, and I’m still trying to figure out where the time went.

August 24, 2016
Daily Dessert in Winston-Salem
Life · By

In North Carolina, the only thing sweeter than our tea is our dessert.

April 21, 2016
Sunshine Energy Drink
Life · By

Closing the frost-paneled doors behind him, Joe Parrish’s presence instantly brightens the conference room. Relaxed, he takes a sip of a chilled Sunshine, his arctic blue eyes sparkling over the can’s rim. After graduating from Wake Forest as an English major, Parrish (‘95) created The Variable — a small advertising agency with big ideas.

March 31, 2016