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Roger Federer Seeks his 21st Grand Slam Title
Tennis · By

The Fed Express, the Swiss Maestro, the Mighty Federer: these are just a few of the hundreds of nicknames forged over decades of celebration around one of, if not the, greatest tennis players of all time, Roger Federer. Born on Aug. 8, 1981 in the mountains of Basel, Switzerland, Federer began his tennis career at […]

February 15, 2018
Team USA Wins Multiple Gold Medals Thus Far
Sports · By

This year’s Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea has been a testament to strong global talent in some of the most niche sports in the world — and the world has been watching. Covering the games via traditional primetime coverage and a digital streaming platform, NBC is working to reach several audiences for this […]

February 15, 2018
Wake Forest Espouses Moral Virtue by Rolling the Quad
Opinion · By

It is time for us to align our institutional values with our behavior and traditions.

February 15, 2018
Students Should Play a Larger Role in Faculty Hiring
Opinion · By

Wake Forest is currently in the process of hiring new faculty members in various academic departments. Many students have been given the opportunity to sit in on mock classes and evaluate how prospective professors teach and to see if the candidate is a good fit for the university.

February 15, 2018
Old-Growth Forests Face a Worldwide Decline
News · By

On Feb. 7, Bob Browne, a biology professor at Wake Forest, delivered a presentation regarding his recent research conducted at Oxford University. In the third installment of the ZSR Library Lecture Series, Browne — the recipient of the Nathan and Julie Hatch Research Grant for Academic Excellence — explored his studies of England’s ancient forests […]

February 15, 2018
No. 1 Deacons Win Spot in ITA Championship
Tennis · By

Remember the time it all came down to you? Your friends or teammates waiting anxiously to see if you would be the one to push your team to victory? You could feel the sweat falling down your face and your heart pounding right out of your chest?

February 8, 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
Wake Outscored in Another ACC Matchup against Miami
Sports · By

Last night, Feb. 7, the Demon Deacons went down to Miami, Florida to face off against the Hurricanes. After a promising first half that saw the Demon Deacons control the game and hold the lead at times, Wake Forest eventually came up short, losing 87-81 and falling to a 2-10 record in the ACC.

February 8, 2018
White Nationalistic Speakers Incur Monetary and Emotional Costs
Opinion · By

White supremacist groups’ persistent push to speak at universities has caused many school administrations and others to think in-depth about the First Amendment. College campuses are known to be platforms for constitutional freedom of speech, where students are allowed to explore varying viewpoints and grow as educated individuals.

February 8, 2018
Hatch’s Fund Allocation Creates Dubiousness Among Faculty
Opinion · By

We all know that press releases from Wake Forest are the equivalent of Trumpian “Fake News,” which is to say they are full of sleights of hand that grossly distort the basic truths underlying the manner in which campus life is organized these days. Nevertheless, as someone who has taught here for 36 years, I […]

February 8, 2018
Local News to be Prioritized in a Facebook Update
Opinion · By

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Jan. 29 that the most recent update to the social media site will prioritize local news stories. If a user follows a local news source or if a friend shares a local story, it may appear higher in a user’s News Feed than comparative national news.

February 8, 2018
Margot Lee Shetterly shares the story of “Hidden Figures”
News · By

Wait Chapel neared its maximal occupancy on Feb. 5, a testament to the power of storytelling and the influence of the past on the present. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, […]

February 8, 2018
Local Mexican Restaurant Review
Life · By

Coming to Winston-Salem from south Texas, I was curious to see how the Mexican food would match up with what I was used to back home. After sampling many local Mexican restaurants over the past four years, here is what I have found:

February 2, 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
Women’s Tennis to Play in ITA Indoor Tournament
Tennis · By

For the first time since 2003, the Demon Deacons Women’s tennis team (4-0) will be competing in the ITA National Indoor Championships, held Feb. 9-12 in Madison, WI. Following their victory against No. 18 Arkansas on Friday, Jan. 26, the Demon Deacons took down No. 1 Ohio State the following day, making them one of […]

February 2, 2018
Jeff Bezos is Tasked with a Moral Monetary Decision
Opinion · By

Like most college students, I am a pretty big fan of Amazon. It’s difficult to remember a time before one could acquire an econometrics textbook, episodes of a television show and a supply of a favorite snack at the same time in a matter of a few clicks. Certainly, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is […]

February 2, 2018
Deacon Profile: Cameron Steitz
News · By

Senior Cameron Steitz is the Program Director for the Social Justice Incubator (SJI), a space operating through the Pro Humanitate Institute in which students engage and organize around issues of social justice.

February 2, 2018
Gun Violence in the U.S. Needs to be Better Addressed
Opinion · By

Early last Saturday, Jan. 20, Wake Forest experienced something that is unfortunately not all that uncommon in the U.S. — a school shooting. Najee Ali Baker, a student from Winston Salem State University (WSSU), was shot on Wake Forest’s campus and passed away soon after. This tragedy is something that has been normalized in recent […]

January 25, 2018
Editorial Staff Responds to Student’s Racist Comments Towards RA
Opinion · By

Late in the night of Jan. 19, the campus bias reporting system was notified that a student had posted a video to a private social media account in which she admitted to using a racial slur in reference to her RA. The editorial board of the Old Gold & Black strongly believes that the university’s […]

January 20, 2018
Local Studio Teaches Visitors the Magic of Glassblowing
News · By

Just 10 minutes from campus, students can now ignite their creative spirit at temperatures above 2,000°F. Inside a refurbished warehouse at the West End Mill Works in downtown Winston-Salem, a heater — called a “glory hole”  — reheats glass to soften and keep it hot enough to allow visitors to experience the magic of glassblowing.

January 18, 2018
Men’s Tennis is a Force to be Reckoned With
Tennis · By

As the No. 2 ranked team in the country, Wake Forest has a highly ranked singles player (Petros Chrysochos), can boast about another player in the top five (Skander Mansouri), and has the best ranked doubles team (Christian Seraphim and Skander Mansouri). With a recruiting class that is one of the best in the nation, […]

January 18, 2018
The Importance of Escaping the Wake Forest Bubble
Opinion · By

At Wake Forest, students are constantly busy with classes, clubs and the chaos of day-to-day life. Students are actively engaged on campus, participating in a wide range of events hosted by Student Union, Greek Life and other clubs.

January 18, 2018
Executive Editors Prepare for New Leadership
Opinion · By

As the semester comes to a close, the time has come for the transition of the Old Gold & Black’s Executive Editorial positions. Yet before we announce the new positions, we would like to reflect on the current editorial staff’s accomplishments and shortcomings, as well as areas where we as a newspaper would like to […]

December 15, 2017
President Hatch Ranks Highest Compensated University President
News · By

Wake Forest president Nathan Hatch was named the highest compensated college president by Chronicle of Higher Education in a report published this week. Old Gold & Black editorial staff members Becky Swig and Heather Hartel contributed to reporting and writing this article.

December 14, 2017
NYT profile rightfully sparks conversation
Opinion · By

On Saturday, Nov. 25, the New York Times published a profile of Tony Hovater, a self-identified white nationalist and a founder of an extreme right-wing group, the Traditionalist Worker Party. Hovater represented the Traditionalist Worker Party at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA in August.

December 3, 2017