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.
ARTICLES BY Caitlin Herlihy
Spring Break at the Oasis
Travel · By

Giving my seatbelt a reassuring tug, my heart pounds fiercely in my chest. Our Toyota Land Cruiser glides effortlessly over the smooth sands of the Rub’ al Khali, or Empty Quarter of Abu Dhabi. Like a postcard image, the golden sand dunes ripple in the distance, and I can’t believe the world’s largest sand desert […]

March 17, 2016
“Pure Ecstasy”
Life · By

Butterflies fill my stomach as I approach the studio for the first time. Will I know anyone? Am I dressed okay? What if my moves look ridiculous? Already this exercise class is feeling more like a social gathering and less like a workout.

March 3, 2016
Born to Dance
Life · By

The stage lights beamed and all eyes fell on the ballerina taking the stage. Several months of rigid rehearsals and minor injuries culminated in the following three minutes.

January 28, 2016
Some benefit from not going abroad
Life · By

Every morning I’m greeted with the same routine. I grab my phone from the bedside table and start mindlessly thumbing through the latest posts on Instagram. As I scroll through pictures, I see my best friends posing with one another in front of grand monuments and magnificent landscapes. They’re lifting their food in the air […]

November 12, 2015
StArt exploring Winston-Salem’s local art galleries
Life · By

Meet the new stArt Gallery Manager, Brittany Forniotis. What is the stArt Gallery? The stArt Gallery opened in 2009 to provide Wake Forest students with a real gallery experience. We function like a gallery in New York City would, where there are exhibitions that rotate every three weeks. Students get a taste of the art […]

October 29, 2015
Swipe right to find your soulmate
Life · By

The days of meeting a handsome stranger in the grocery store ebb away each second single men and women swipe right in hopes of finding true love. Smartphones are playing Cupid in today’s society of love and romance, positively and negatively affecting millennials’ relationships with one another. “I’ve had some good experiences with online dating,” […]

August 27, 2015
How to stay close with friends from home
Special Issues · By

As I tossed my hat in the air on graduation day, I squeezed my best friend’s hand, unable to avoid the undeniable truth: today marks the end of an era. There would be no more stuffing our faces with raw cookie dough while watching hours of standup comedy every weekend. No more Cookout milkshakes after Friday […]

August 22, 2015
How to handle your homesickness
Special Issues · By

As you tuck your last sweater into the bin beneath your bed, it hits you. Orientation is over. Your parents have fed you a Village Tavern dinner, and they have helped you unpack and arrange your dorm room. And now it’s over. For many college freshmen, this is the first time experiencing true stay-up-as-late-as-you-want, manage-your-own-time, […]

August 22, 2015