Ethan Bahar
Opinion Editor
Yifei Wang: Philosophy
Graduation Tabloid · By

Senior Yifei Wang, from Beijing, China, knew from the time he started at Wake Forest that he wanted to study philosophy.  According to Wang, “I was in an IB program during high school, and I took philosophy courses starting in the tenth grade.” 

May 4, 2018
Asia Parker: History
Graduation Tabloid · By

Asia Parker, a First-Generation Magnolia Scholar from Fort Lauderdale, FL, knew by the time she matriculated to Wake Forest that she had a passion for history.

May 4, 2018
Appreciating the Value of Open Conversation
Opinion · By

A privilege that comes with a position on the Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black is the opportunity to meet with and question President Hatch roughly once a month. President Hatch is a great sport in these engagements, and while we work to keep the meetings lighthearted, inevitably some difficult questions are asked. […]

April 26, 2018
Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects
Life · By

There is recent scientific consensus that diets generally do not work as effective weight loss strategies. Yes, you will likely lose weight at the beginning of a diet, but statistics show that over 95 percent of dieters will regain at least all of the weight that they lose in one to five years. Fortunately, I […]

April 19, 2018
Admitted Student’s Leaked Top 10 List of Hottest Machis
Life · By

BREAKING: Admitted student’s Top 10 List was recently leaked. Here is who he found to be the Top 10 Hottest Sigma Chis. 1) John Wayne 2) Brad Pitt 3) Kliff Kingsbury 4) Tom Selleck 5) Luke Bryan 6) Adam Scott (golfer) 7) David Letterman 8) Lee Norris 9) Mike Ditka 10) Grover Cleveland Happy April […]

April 1, 2018
A Response to a Misguided Criticism
Opinion · By

As the opinion editor for the Old Gold and Black, it is well within my authority to admit that my section has what some would call a flaw. Namely, we receive and therefore publish many more left-leaning articles than we do conservative ones.  Campus conservatives, like the ones who write for the Wake Forest Review, […]

March 29, 2018
Hyper-masculinity Undeniably Leads to Gun Violence
Opinion · By

On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 people were killed and 14 more were injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  They were mowed down by a lone gunman with an AR-15 Assault Rifle. This shooter, Nikolas Cruz, purchased his weapon, along with his ammunition and large capacity magazines, legally.  There are many appalling […]

March 15, 2018
Right-Wing Media Plays Loose with the Truth
Opinion · By

I wrote an article three weeks ago for the OGB entitled “The ‘War on Conservatives’ is overblown.” In it, my main point was that The Wake Forest Review, our campus’ resident conservative publication, uses flawed arguments in order to spread the misnomer that there is some administrative conspiracy to turn our campus into a leftist […]

February 8, 2018
State of USA Gymnastics Remains Uncertain
Sports · By

Fifty-four-year-old osteopathic physician Larry Nassar, who operated out of Michigan State and served as the head doctor for Team USA Gymnastics since 1992, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Nassar was found guilty of molesting over 250 young women and possessing child pornography. The fact that this man was able to operate […]

February 2, 2018
The “War on Conservatives” is Overblown
Opinion · By

A common trope touted by Wake Forest Conservatives is that the university is lacking in outlets for conservative voices. For example, in Wake Forest’s conservative publication, The Wake Forest Review, founder Sabin Sidney, in his piece entitled Why We Exist writes, “There is a new movement arising at elite institutions. Administrators and professors continue to […]

January 18, 2018
The dangers of how sexual assault is conceptualized
Opinion · By

An onslaught of sexual assault allegations against famous men have recently come to light. It seems as though the Harvey Weinstein revelations burst the dam.

December 3, 2017
Alabama reclaims top spot in the CFP rankings
Sports · By

Eleven weeks of exhilarating college football have passed, and the number of playoff viable teams has been whittled down dramatically.

November 17, 2017
Rating the playoffs hopes of Power Five teams
Sports · By

The SEC continued to rise, but the Big Ten suffered multiple key losses this weekend. Check out the playoff hopes of the Power Five conferences.

November 10, 2017
College Football Update: Ranked teams face off nationwide
Sports · By

Week two of the 2017 college football season did not have the same last minute shockers that week one graced fans with, but Saturday, Sept. 9 was still a great day to watch athletes battle it out on the gridiron.

September 14, 2017
First weekend of NCAA football reignites national passions
Sports · By

Week one of the 2017-2018 college football season got off to an outstanding start this past weekend.

September 7, 2017
Callie Cleckner: Sociology
Life · By

Callie Cleckner arrived at Wake Forest with an open mind as to what her major may be. However, she quickly became interested in sociology after her freshman year.

April 27, 2017
Akua Maat: Classics
Life · By

When senior Akua Maat started at Wake Forest, she would have scoffed at the thought of being a Latin major. However, after being frustrated by her Spanish class in the first semester, she decided to sign up for an introductory Latin course in the spring semester. In this class, she thrived.

April 27, 2017
HB2 threatens future of schools in ACC
Sports · By

On Tuesday, April 11, four North Carolina lawmakers proposed legislation that could potentially have major negative implications for the Atlantic Coast Conference. If House Bill 728 passes, any university funded by the state of North Carolina would be required to pull out of any league that openly boycotts the state.

April 20, 2017
Two former Deacons in Masters pursuit
Sports · By

Thursday, April 6 will mark the first Masters Tournament since the passing of Wake Forest legend Arnold Palmer.

April 6, 2017
An open letter to John Collins: Don’t leave just yet
Sports · By

Daniel Pachino also contributed to this article. 

March 23, 2017
Post signing day way-too-early CFB Top 25 rankings
Sports · By

With national signing day in the books, college football fans now have a clearer picture of what the top 25 may look like in 2017.

February 10, 2017
Deacon Profile: Billy Hamilton
Profiles · By

Billy Hamilton, a Russian Professor and member of local bluegrass band Unbroken Circle, has been a member of the Wake Forest community for over 30 years.

February 3, 2017
Baseball mourns two premature deaths
Sports · By

On Sunday, Jan. 22, baseball lost a stud. Yordano Ventura, 25, aptly nicknamed “Ace,” perished in a car accident in his home nation, the Dominican Republic.

January 26, 2017
Fake news swayed the 2016 election
Opinion · By

A quick skim of my previous pieces will show that I fully opposed Donald Trump’s election.

January 20, 2017
The election recount has no merit
Opinion · By

In the months leading up to the election on Nov. 8, there was speculation of election fraud coming out of the Trump campaign.

December 3, 2016