Heather Hartel
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Online Managing Editor
Heather is the Online Managing Editor for the Old Gold & Black. She is an economics major with politics & international affairs and journalism minors and will talk anyone's ear off about the aforementioned topics for as long as they'll listen. She's currently in a phase of trying to understand and invest in Bitcoins, but in the meantime also loves hiking, riding her bike, eating burritos and traveling.
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ARTICLES BY Heather Hartel
Thomas Poston: Politics & International Affairs
Graduation Tabloid · By

As sports fans follow their beloved teams with uncompromising loyalty, senior Thomas Poston lives and breathes politics — whether inside classrooms in Kirby hall, studying in Strasbourg, France or interning for the State Department in D.C.

May 4, 2018
Hunter Hale: Mathematical Statistics
Graduation Tabloid · By

Hunter Hale strikes most in and outside the  classroom with his intelligence and math-focused brain. Whether in high-level statistics or economics courses, Hale has a uniqe passion for learning and understanding complex material.

May 4, 2018
Tina Liu: Japanese
Graduation Tabloid · By

Coming to college as an international student is a daunting experience; leaving your home to move to a foreign country with a foreign language and a new culture is uncomfortable.

May 4, 2018
Mairead Maderios: Finance
Graduation Tabloid · By

A smiley, bubbly light often found in the depths of Farrell, Mairead Mederios is unique in her love for all things finance and mathematics. A senior Finance major, Mederios enjoys problem solving and analytical thinking more than her typical peers at Wake Forest.

May 4, 2018
How to Save Money While Living On Campus
Life · By

Graduating early because of student loans and living financially independent from my parents, money has always been an issue for me at Wake Forest. Surrounded by peers who hardly understand the value of a dollar, spending their parents’ money recklessly, it can be frustrating to constantly compare yourself. Yet, as someone who enjoys going out […]

April 26, 2018
The Intimate Sounds of the Newsroom
Podcast · By

Heather Hartel, former online managing editor, compiled her favorite sounds from the newsroom and created an audio story about the Old Gold & Black. Her time at the newspaper was some of the best moments of her college experience.

April 19, 2018
Independence of the Wake Forest Review Examined
News · By

“The Independent Newspaper at Wake Forest,” is how the Wake Forest Review self-brands itself as a student publication. Yet, with a nine-member, conservative Board of Directors and their status as part of a network comprised of almost 100 other conservative student publications, the Wake Forest Review’s journalistic integrity is called into question, as funding sources […]

April 19, 2018
Graduating from College is a Financially Burdensome Experience
Opinion · By

Upon telling all of my friends and peers that I’m graduating a year early, I always get the same reactions. Usually I’m asked “why,” followed up with a reminder that I’ll be “missing out on an amazing year of my life.” My response is always the same: overwhelming student debt paired with the credits to […]

April 19, 2018
Deacon Spotlight: Hannah Betfort
Sports · By

Hannah Betfort is a freshman soccer player at Wake Forest, who recently finished  her first season of collegiate soccer. Betfort was recorded playing many strong games, especially for a freshman. She was an immediate impact, playing as forward last season, and started in 17 of 20 regular season games. Betfort was one of 10 Deacon […]

April 19, 2018
“You Are Not Safe Here”
News · By

An anonymous email sent to 194 students from three email accounts on Sunday evening titled “you are not safe here” issued certain demands to students and administration regarding campus life. A blog post with the same message was also made public a few weeks earlier on March 31. The email and blog post circulated among […]

April 12, 2018
Circulating Email Raises Safety Concerns on Campus
News · By

Becky Swig also contributed to this article.  An anonymous email sent to some Wake Forest students titled “you are not safe here” issued certain demands regarding campus life. A blog post with the same message was also made public, and the full message can be found here. The email and blog post circulated among students on […]

April 9, 2018
Provost Kersh Addresses Faculty
News · By

On the evening of Monday, April 2, Pugh Auditorium was filled almost to capacity with anticipatory chatter. The excited noise, however, was not from students talking with their peers; instead the room was filled with professors, faculty and staff all catching up and sharing news among various departments. The occasion was Provost Rogan Kersh’s Annual […]

April 5, 2018
Chance the Rapper Named Commencement Speaker
Life · By

Wake Forest University announced today, April 1, that popular musician and philanthropist, Chance the Rapper, will be the Commencement Speaker for the 2018 Graduating Class. The Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 21 at 9 a.m. for graduating students and their guests. Chance the Rapper is known for his popular hits “No Problem,” […]

April 1, 2018
Office of Parking and Transportation to Forgive all Parking Tickets
Life · By

In an effort to relieve students of overwhelming financial stress, the Office of Parking and Transportation at Wake Forest University announced on Sunday, April 1 that it would forgive all citations from the beginning of this semester and beyond. Students will no longer have to pay back outstanding fees and will be refunded for any […]

April 1, 2018
Finding Summer Housing Requires Effort
Life · By

As the ambitious, high-achieving young professionals Wake Forest students tend to be, most of you are likely looking for summer housing in cities across the country for summer internships. Whether it be Washington D.C., New York City, Charlotte or somewhere far-west like Los Angeles, looking for housing as an undergrad is overwhelming.

March 29, 2018
A Positive Perspective on the “Take Two” Station
Life · By

As most students are deeply divided on this Benson Center staple, two Old Gold & Black staff members review the Asian Fusion options. We all know the dreaded feeling when your friends decide to avoid the monotony of The Pit by proposing eating at Benson. Here, your options are seemingly limited by either eating unhealthy […]

March 16, 2018
“The Greatest Showman” Celebrates Differences
Reviews · By

“Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for (woah) / Been searching in the dark, your sweat soaking through the floor / … This is the Greatest Show.”

March 1, 2018
Olympic Figure Skating had an Exciting Week
Sports · By

As a former member of Team USA figure skating, every four years when the Winter Olympics come on I am reminded of my passion and love for the sport. While I competed in synchronized skating and singles, I still love to watch and learn more about different types of skating. As all of the events […]

February 22, 2018
School of Business Launches New Partnership with UNCSA
News · By

A colorful campus filled with painters, dancers, actors and actresses, murals and a Fighting Pickle mascot, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) marks a refreshing contrast with other universities in the Triad area. A leading co-educational arts conservatory, UNCSA offers high school, undergraduate and graduate degrees in majors from filmmaking to music, […]

February 22, 2018
Experience NOLA Mardi Gras for the First Time
Life · By

Every year the week before Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, LA (NOLA) transforms into a wave of purple, gold and green, while the city comes alive with hundreds of thousands of people celebrating Mardi Gras. The name “Mardi Gras” specifically refers to Fat Tuesday, or the day before Ash Wednesday, but parades trample the streets of […]

February 15, 2018
Wake Will Campaign Reaches its $800 Million Mark
News · By

Earlier this month, the Wake Will fundraising campaign reached a new landmark of $800 million. By the end of 2017, Wake Forest raised this amount in donations, gifts and commitments to the continued success of the university. This fundraising initiative formally began in 2013 with a speech by President Nathan Hatch at the annual Homecoming […]

February 8, 2018
Indoor Cycling Studio Opens Downtown
Life · By

Most people probably agree that working out is never the best part in a day; you feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, fatigued and would rather be doing just about anything else. Yet somehow at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday morning, dozens of Winston-Salem residents get downtown, step on a bike and ride their hearts out to loud […]

February 2, 2018
Marchers Rally for Women at the Ballot Box
News · By

Teeming with familiar pink hats, posters demanding equality, waves of marchers, loud chants and prominent speakers, downtown Winston-Salem resembled dozens of other American cities as the 2018 Women’s March commenced on Jan. 20. A year after the historic women’s marches that followed the inauguration of Donald Trump, the March in Winston-Salem looked similar to other […]

January 25, 2018
Hunt Mining — The World’s Highest Grade Silver Mine Resumes Production
Opinion · By

Thomas Hartel co-authored this article. Hunt Mining Corp’s Martha Mine, located in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, is historically recognized as the richest silver mine in the world with production of ore grading greater than 5,000 grams of silver per ton.

January 2, 2018
First-year students explore Copenhagen
News · By

The majority of students on campus consider studying abroad a fundamental component of a Wake Forest education.

December 3, 2017