Nicholas DeMayo
Life Editor
Nicholas is a junior English major and secondary education minor. When he's out of the office, he works as a barista and volunteers for Best Buddies and the Special Olympics. He didn't choose the OGB Life, the OGB Life chose him.
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ARTICLES BY Nicholas DeMayo
The Killers release first studio album in five years
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Perhaps the most highly-anticipated rock album of the year, the Killers Wonderful Wonderful has made many people excited for its release — the band’s first since 2012.

September 28, 2017
The Best Demon Deacon Discounts
Life · By

Frugal Deacs will always take a student discount whenever they find one.

September 21, 2017
Hit the Bricks: A preview
Life · By

Brett DerGarabedian is a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major from New Jersey. He is the executive chairperson for Hit the Bricks as well as the publicity lieutenant for Wake EMS and president of the Club Lacrosse team.

September 14, 2017
South Park airs controversial premiere
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When one thinks of culturally relevant shows, South Park probably does not rise to the top of their list.

September 14, 2017
Pit unveils new dining options, seating arrangements
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Even though most Wake Forest students elect to eat the same exact thing every time they go to the Pit — I’m talking about you, omelet people — they now have an extensive variety of customizable options to choose from.

September 7, 2017
WFU Press releases poetry collection
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Not all collections of poetry have a muse, and even less would consider more than one love as the pool of inspiration for the artistic work.

September 7, 2017
Explore the history and local culture of Savannah
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For those tired of the Wake Forest bubble, just a five-hour car ride can take you to a city where you can enjoy the fantastic combination of beach, city, food and fun.

September 1, 2017
Fiddlin’ Fish opens in downtown Winston-Salem
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Now that Winston-Salem has basically become the craft/micro-brewery capital of North Carolina, you might be surprised to hear that a newcomer on the scene is punching above their weight to take on the establishment brews.

September 1, 2017
The case for remaining independent of Greek affiliation on campus
Life · By

While many students at Wake Forest enjoy the benefits of their respective Greek organizations, almost half choose to remain independent during their college years. I am one of those people. 

August 26, 2017
Learn to say “no” to college stress
Life · By

Typically, I am  one who is slow to give advice — and even slower to take it. But if there is one thing that I wish I knew when I was a freshman, it is this: you cannot be afraid to say “no.”

August 25, 2017
Hannah Martin: Chemistry
Life · By

Wake Forest’s small student population, involved faculty and resources for research drew Hannah Martin to attend the college so near to her home.

April 27, 2017
Robbie Wood Baldwin: Biology
Life · By

At first, Robbie Wood Baldwin did not know if he would like to study at Wake Forest, but grew to love his time here.

April 27, 2017
Exclusive: Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler interviews with the OGB
Music · By

Ben Wilson is the keyboardist for American jam band Blues Traveler, winner of a Grammy Award and creator of two platinum-selling albums. Their latest album is Blow Up the Moon, a collaboration with other artists such as Plain White T’s, The Dirty Heads, 3OH!3 and Jewel. They are now on tour all over the country, […]

April 20, 2017
Cool Classes Fall 2017 (That you can still take)
Life · By

We know that finding classes to fill out your schedule is difficult — especially for rising sophomores. 

April 13, 2017
Realistic Residence Hall Descriptions
Life · By

With room selection right around the corner, it’s important to be informed about the University’s residence hall offerings. Let the Old Gold & Black be your guide to room selection, keeping in mind that you have absolutely no shot at getting into any North Campus Residence — just saying.

April 6, 2017
The Mary Chain return with first album since 1998
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In Damage and Joy, their seventh studio album and the first since their split in 1998, The Jesus and Mary Chain create a rock collection more atmospheric than most produced in recent memory.

March 30, 2017
Horror on the Border: Savageland exclusive
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Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert and David Whelan wrote and directed Savageland, a faux-documentary horror film that follows the criminal trial of Francisco Salazar (played by Noe Montes).

March 16, 2017
Bruce Springsteen discusses man behind the music
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Few musicians realize their cultural importance in their time, and even fewer write books about it.

February 24, 2017
Growler shop taps into Winston-Salem beer scene
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Tucked behind Lowes Foods on Robinhood Road is The Beer Growler, a little bar where beer connoisseurs can sample craft beer from the tap and take it home in growlers.

February 10, 2017
Explore all the flavors of London at the Markets
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In every new city I visit, I like exploring the market areas.

February 2, 2017
Wake Downtown Tour
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For Wake Forest undergraduates — especially science majors — the opening of the Wake Downtown campus provides another opportunity for them to diverge from their routine and “experiment” with new study spots.

January 20, 2017
Lifehacks for Europe
Travel · By

Spending a semester in Europe provides students with the opportunity to glean a wide variety of cultural knowledge. After all, Europe offers amazing art, architecture and historic sites coupled with great food and entertainment. No one really expects, however, that they will be barked at by an Italian waiter, get lost looking for an ATM […]

January 12, 2017
Explore the many campus communities
Life · By

Pardon my use of an overused adage, but college is like a journey. Better said, with each university’s unique culture and traditions, your time in college can feel like living in a foreign country.

August 24, 2016
Why you should stay optimistic about your funds
Life · By

Although research conducted at Ohio State University finds that a whopping 70 percent of college students worry about their personal finances, Wake Forest students (and parents) have many reasons to be hopeful.

August 24, 2016
Artists should practice what they preach
Opinion · By

On April 10, 2016, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert scheduled to take place at the Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Springsteen said in a formal statement that his show’s cancellation was a sign of “solidarity” for North Carolinians whose “human rights” were violated by House Bill 2 that was signed […]

April 14, 2016