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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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
Music · By

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
Reviews · By

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
Travel · By

In every new city I visit, I like exploring the market areas.

February 2, 2017
Wake Downtown Tour
Reviews · By

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
Study shows why some over-share
Life · By

A recent study conducted by researchers at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany found a network in the brain that correlates with social media use.

March 31, 2016
The Art of Local Charm
Life · By

Village Smith Galleries opened shop in Reynolda Village in 1977, and today  it houses exceptional artwork, jewelry, pottery and framing from artists from Winston-Salem and around the world.

March 17, 2016
Responsible Shopping
Life · By

According to Guinness World Record News, a man from Nevada named Jordy Geller has more sneakers than anyone in the world: a whopping collection of 2,388 separate pairs of shoes. Excessive? Definitely.

February 25, 2016
Wake Forest Alumna Starts New Web Series
Life · By

Celia Quillian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wake Forest in 2014 with a double major B.A. degree in theatre and communication.

February 11, 2016
Wake Forest’s New Squeeze
Life · By

I had my last serving of raw vegetables about three days ago. And those vegetables — spinach, tomato and cucumber — came on a six-inch turkey sub wrapped in Subway paper.

January 28, 2016
Grammy’s 2016 Preview
Life · By

The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Dec. 7, with Kendrick Lamar taking the top spot with 11 nominations.

January 21, 2016
Coming to Theatres in 2016
Life · By

For many, this year will call for repeated trips to the local cinema as 2016 promises to be a stellar year at the box office.

January 14, 2016
New PDQ moves into Winston-Salem
Life · By

PDQ stands for “People Dedicated to Quality,” which does not make for the best name for a fast food joint. But this is not a fast food joint in the traditional sense.

December 3, 2015
Art for Arts Sake revitalizes downtown Winston-Salem
Life · By

With the completion of the North Campus Dining Hall in 2014 came an unforseen issue that sparked a delicious debate as divisive as vanilla vs. chocolate. The question is: Old Pit or New Pit? Which dining hall is better? No student has dared to tackle this question objectively up to this point, so that is […]

November 12, 2015
Beards are more than a fashion statement
Life · By

I would like to speak on behalf of the guys with ugly facial hair. To those of you with moustaches that are too thin or don’t connect with the hair on your chin to make a goatee, I understand your struggle. To those of you who lie awake at night and wonder why the abundance […]

October 22, 2015