Daniel Pachino
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Dan is a senior from Los Angeles majoring in Business & Enterprise Management with a concentration in Financial Advisory and a minor in Psychology. He formerly served as the Sports Editor of the Old Gold & Black and has a deep passion for sports, particularly baseball and golf. Additionally, he enjoys fine wine and fine dining.
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Anna Osment: Psychology
Graduation Tabloid · By

Many enter their college careers with almost no idea of what they want to study.

May 4, 2018
Kurt Swartz: Business & Enterprise Management
Graduation Tabloid · By

Kurt Swartz is a senior Business & Enterprise Management (BEM) major with minors in economics and psychology.

May 4, 2018
William von Behren: Accountancy
Graduation Tabloid · By

William von Behren is a double major in accountancy and computer science from San Antonio, TX. Von Behren will graduate this May, but also will return for a fifth year to complete his Masters in Accountancy.

May 4, 2018
Patrick Reed Earns His First Green Jacket
Sports · By

For the ninth time in the past 10 Major Championships and the fourth consecutive Masters tournament at Augusta National, a first-time major champion was crowned. This time, it was 27-year-old Patrick Reed. With countless young stars on this year’s leaderboard coming into Sunday such as Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, it […]

April 12, 2018
Villanova Crowned 2018 NCAA Champion
Sports · By

There was hardly a shortage of dramatic storylines entering the Final Four in San Antonio this past weekend. Primarily, would Loyola-Chicago’s remarkable Cinderella run continue or meet its fateful end against Michigan? Could Michigan become the first Big 10 team to win a national championship since its bitter rival Michigan State in 2000. Would Bill […]

April 5, 2018
Cinderella Teams Fight for the NCAA Title
Sports · By

This year’s NCAA Tournament has truly been the tale of two brackets. The left side (the South and West regions) of the bracket has epitomized the term “March Madness.” Meanwhile, the right side (the East and Midwest regions) of the bracket has gone almost entirely as expected.

March 29, 2018
Deacon Profile: Spencer Schiller
Profiles · By

Since the beginning of this school year, senior Spencer Schiller has led Wake Forest’s Student Government as president. In his administration, Schiller has initiated several changes to the Wake Forest community. Some of these initiatives include the Deacon Disaster Relief Fund and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Now that a new executive board has been […]

March 29, 2018
The Best Albums of the Decade
Reviews · By

New music comes out so frequently, it’s easy to forget to look back and appreciate the most noteworthy albums of our time. In an effort to memorialize the lyrical and rythmic genius of these artists, here are the most memorable albums of the 2010s.

March 22, 2018
First Round of March Madness Held Bracket-Busters
Sports · By

There is no denying that the first weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has lived up to its name of “March Madness.” After two rounds, only four of the top eight overall seeds remain and a number of higher-seeded teams appear poised for deep runs this March. The 2018 tournament’s opening weekend will forever […]

March 22, 2018
Kicking-Off March Madness
Sports · By

This Thursday, Mar. 14 marks the start of the most exciting sporting event of the year, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness. This year in college basketball has been one of the more fascinating seasons in recent memory. It is a notoriously down year without any clearly dominant teams in college […]

March 16, 2018
NCAA Basketball Allegations Could Hurt Programs
Sports · By

The future of college basketball is undeniably uncertain. One thing, however, seems certain: the end of college basketball as we know it is imminent. Throughout this season, the cloud of an FBI investigation has loomed over NCAA basketball.

March 1, 2018
Thoughts and Prayers Don’t Curtail Gun Violence
Opinion · By

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL two weeks ago that left 17 Americans — 14 children and 3 adults — dead, it is time to say enough is enough. Something must be done by our government to stop the senseless killing of our country’s men, women […]

March 1, 2018
Men’s Tennis Wins the ITA National Title
Sports · By

The Wake Forest Men’s Tennis team won its first ever national championship Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Seattle, WA, with a victory over the UCLA Bruins to win the 2018 ITA National Team Indoor Championship. This championship victory completes the tennis team’s indoor season with an impressive 9-0 record, including wins over many of the nation’s […]

February 22, 2018
Former Wake Forest Golf Star Involved in Car Crash
Sports · By

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 13, PGA Tour player and former Wake Forest star golfer Bill Haas was involved in a three-car accident in the Pacific Palisades region of Los Angeles, CA. One person, the driver of Haas’ car, was killed while the others, including Haas, were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

February 15, 2018
Eagles Beat Patriots in a Back-and-Forth Super Bowl
Sports · By

This past Sunday, Feb. 4, the Philadelphia Eagles became Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. The rather strange and unusual game was primarily defined by the Eagles’ ability to make important plays and the Patriots’ inability to do so when it mattered most. The first half of the game was filled […]

February 8, 2018
Eagles Hope to Earn First Super Bowl Win
Sports · By

With the upcoming final game of the 2017-2018 NFL season this Sunday, Feb. 4, there are many important things to consider. This year’s Super Bowl pits the league’s most consistent and dominant teams from each conference, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The paths each team took to get here, however, were much different.

February 2, 2018
Robert Lipsyte Discusses the Intersection of Sports and Politics
News · By

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the renowned sports journalist and author Robert Lipsyte visited Wake Forest to deliver a talk entitled “2018: A Collision of Politics, Sports, and Journalism.” The talk was sponsored by the Departments of Politics and International Affairs, Communications and Education, as well as the Journalism and Documentary Film Programs, with additional support […]

February 2, 2018
Eagles and Patriots Emerge as Super Bowl Hopefuls
Uncategorized · By

There was no shortage of drama and big storylines heading into the NFL’s championship weekend. The four teams remaining were the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC and the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings in the NFC. Entering the AFC Championship in Foxboro, MA this Sunday, Jan. 21, there were two primary […]

January 25, 2018
Suspects Identified in Investigation of Shooting
News · By

Heather Hartel, Julia Haines and Lillian Johnson contributed to the reporting of this article.   Already this year, 11 school shootings have occurred, meaning nearly one every other day. Among those 11 shootings was the one that occurred on Wake Forest’s campus in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 25, 2018
Winston-Salem State University Student Killed on Wake Forest Campus
News · By

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, Najee Ali Baker, a 21-year-old Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) student, was shot during an altercation on the Wake Forest University campus. Baker had been attending a party at The Barn, a space on campus used to host events. Baker was quickly transported to the hospital; however, he was […]

January 21, 2018
College Football Playoff picture remains murky
Sports · By

With the end of college football’s regular season finally here, it is time to gear up for championship weekend.

December 3, 2017
NFL Recap: Week six offers unexpected outcomes
Sports · By

Week six in the NFL got off to an exciting start in Charlotte when the Eagles and Panthers faced off for this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

October 19, 2017
Week 3 in the NFL brings exciting action to fans
Sports · By

This week was the most politically charged week in recent sports history.

September 28, 2017
ESPN reassigns announcer Robert Lee before UVA game
Sports · By

Following the recent events involving nationalists and neo-Nazi’s in Charlottesville, VA, ESPN announced that one of its employees would no longer be broadcasting the opening football game between the University of Virginia (UVA) and William & Mary College in Charlottesville.

September 1, 2017
How to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15”
Life · By

One of the biggest worries of every incoming college student is the infamous “Freshman 15.” The Freshman 15 has earned quite a reputation on college campuses over the years, and for good reason.

August 26, 2017