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In Memoriam: Alicia Gonzalez
News · By

Junior Alicia Gonzalez, who died May 11 in Salamanca, Spain, will be greatly missed by the Wake Forest community. Gonzalez, who was from Charlotte, NC, was spending a semester abroad in Salamanca.

May 22, 2018
Editorial Board Reflects on Past Semester
Opinion · By

One of the main goals for the Old Gold & Black in 2018 is to engage more with the campus, both in the print edition and online. While no paper is perfect, the aims for the OGB are: to be the voice and channel for students, to report the facts, to be the avenue for […]

April 26, 2018
Expectations for the Incoming Class of 2022
Opinion · By

With campus days this month — one last week and one this week — and acceptance letters sent out last month, the class of 2022 is almost solidified. Prospective students have just under two weeks to officially decide if they want to attend Wake Forest. While they have a tough decision on their hands, Wake […]

April 19, 2018
Tactics of Sixth Circle Prevent Productive Dialogue
Opinion · By

Alleged group “Heretics of the Sixth Circle” sent an email with the subject line “you are not safe here” to a seemingly random group of students on Sunday night. The nature of the email stirred conversations about campus safety, while also bringing into conversation concerns with campus culture through a list of demands, making references […]

April 12, 2018
Comments Should Promote Productive Dialogue
Opinion · By

As it becomes increasingly common for readers to get their news online rather than in print, readers have the ability to provide direct commentary and feedback in the form of online comments, a trend which we’ve seen manifest in our own website’s comment section in recent weeks. However, with this ability comes a certain responsibility. […]

April 5, 2018
Wake Forest Must Reexamine Housing Policies
Opinion · By

Earlier this month, students registered for housing for the 2018-2019 school year, hoping that they would get the housing option of their preference. For many, housing registration is extremely stressful and daunting. For others, it is a walk in the park.

March 29, 2018
Shining a Light on the Importance of Windows
Opinion · By

Living in a triple in Palmer Residence Hall is truly not as bad as I thought it would be. My legs are stronger from the lengthy walks to class, there are salt and vinegar chips in the vending machines and the amount of complaining each resident does has really cultivated a sense of community among […]

March 29, 2018
Michel Van der Aa Brings his Unique Vision to Campus
Life · By

A woman ascends a ladder through a hole, reaching a barren desert. An old man covers his left eye while a variety of urban stills flash behind him. An elderly woman gazes at a mirror while her movements are mimicked by a cellist opposite her.

March 22, 2018
Abolishing ICE Could Solve Many National Issues
Opinion · By

As the government heads toward another possible shutdown, immigration remains one of the most polarizing issues in Congress. Before the last shutdown, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight straight hours in a filibuster to “defend DACA,” yet the same debate is still occurring more than a month later and there is no solution […]

March 22, 2018
Election Results Leave High Hopes for Student Government
Opinion · By

Earlier this week the election for the executive board for Student Government took place, with Danny Reeves being elected president, Sydney Packard as treasurer for her second term, Will Hargrove as speaker of the house and Maia Kennedy as secretary.

March 22, 2018
Remembering the Legendary Golf Coach Jesse Haddock
Sports · By

Distinguished former Wake Forest golf coach and alumnus Jesse Haddock (‘52) passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday, March 14.

March 16, 2018
President: David Ajamy
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Junior David Ajamy is a politics and international affairs major and journalism minor. He hopes to use his previous experience as a senator his freshman year and president’s aide to Jordan Monaghan his sophomore year to bring about a cultural change in how Student Government presents itself on campus. While he has not served on […]

March 15, 2018
President: William Morgan
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The main tenets of junior William Morgan’s platform — who is a history major with minors in politics and international affairs, Latin and creative writing — are summarized by the acronym RATIO: Representation, Accountability, Trust, Inspiration and Openness. Morgan has a record of policy accomplishments during his tenure in Student Government, including serving on the […]

March 15, 2018
President: Danny Reeves
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Junior Danny Reeves, a political science and communication double major, has served as Student Government secretary and stated that his year of experience on the executive board helped him recognize the changes needed to improve the efficiency of Student Government. He has already enacted structural changes in response, including increasing Senate meetings from bi-weekly to […]

March 15, 2018
President: Matthew David
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The platform of sophomore Matthew David, a philosophy and history double major, is informed by his experience as co-chair of the Academic Committee and service on the Alcohol Policy Committee. An initiative he has already taken action on was to move the Academic Bulletin online so that more content could be added, and he wrote […]

March 15, 2018
Treasurer: Sydney Packard
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Junior Sydney Packard, a finance and computer science double major, is the incumbent student body treasurer. As she seeks to continue her tenure for a second year, she emphasized the need for a longer period of time to implement her platform. Some of her biggest accomplishments this year have included revamping outdated funding guidelines, benchmarking […]

March 15, 2018
Secretary: Thomas Kellogg
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If elected, the biggest problem that junior Thomas Kellogg, a biology and math major and neuroscience minor, wants to address is the lack of accountability in the Senate. He said that senators often bring up problems and state that they will contact someone, but are not held accountable for following up. Also, he added that […]

March 15, 2018
Secretary: Maia Kennedy
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Sophomore Maia Kennedy, a BEM major, proposed a three-pillar platform consisting of diversity and inclusion, safety and creating spaces for on-campus dogs. She was the Public Relations Committee Senator of the Year last year and now serves as the Public Relations Committee co-chair and has worked with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee on several initiatives, […]

March 15, 2018
Speaker of the House: Will Hargrove
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Junior Will Hargrove, an economics and Spanish double major with a minor in entrepreneurship, said that he is prepared to serve as speaker of the house based on his experience as a committee co-chair for the past two years. He recognized that being a leader is not something one individual does, but is rather a […]

March 15, 2018
Editorial Board Endorses Candidates for Student Government
Opinion · By

The editorial board of the Old Gold & Black met with each of the candidates running for executive positions for Student Government for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each candidate gave a three-minute pitch for the student body to watch before having a Q&A session with our board. The Editorial Board has decided to make the […]

March 15, 2018
Wake Forest Should Hold on to Rolling the Quad Tradition
Opinion · By

Some things about a college experience, no matter what school you attend, are going to be the same: studying late into the night, throwing a frisbee out on the quad and eating cheap take out. What sets schools apart from each other is an institution’s traditions. Wake Forest has the most unique and lovable traditions […]

March 1, 2018
Florida Students Push for Political Change Regarding Gun Laws
Opinion · By

On Feb. 14, three adults and 14 children were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School (MSD) in Parkland, FL. In the wake of tragedy, the school’s students have channeled their pain, sorrow and anger into a powerful push for gun control legislation from both the state of Florida and the U.S. […]

February 22, 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
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
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