Last week, the focus of many on campus and in the surrounding community was on Hurricane Florence. The Carolinas were preparing for what was expected to be the worst storm to hit in approximately three decades, and many schools in the state opted to close or evacuate.
Larceny/Fraud • Larceny of pills (unfounded) in Babcock. The report was filed on Aug. 27 at 4:28 p.m. • Unknown suspect(s) removed a book bag from the Pit in Reynolda. The report was filed on Aug. 29 at 8:58 p.m. • Victim sold a laptop computer online and did not receive payment in Bostwick. The […]
A series of delayed flights, a dinner with three strangers and an Uber driver’s (unsolicited) advice on legal brothels marked the beginning of my trip to Las Vegas. Not long after arriving, it became clear that Las Vegas was a culmination of anything and everything that could possibly entice a human into visiting that hot, […]
A true liberal arts education allows students to pursue passions outside of their strictly academic interests and ensures the integration of thought across many disciplines. Wake Forest is no stranger to this school of thought, and as a result, its community is well-rounded and cross-disciplinary in its approach to research and learning.
At the end of last semester, we reflected on the school year. We wrote about what our goals were for 2017-2018 and what we as a student-run newspaper aim to do. Our aim is to be the voice and channel for students, to report the facts, to be the avenue for students to share what […]
Larceny • Unknown subject(s) removed a pair of tennis shoes from a secured room in the Miller Center. The report was filed on August 20 at 1:25 p.m. • Unknown subject(s) stole equipment from construction site at Salem Hall. The report was filed on August 23 at 1:57 p.m. • The offender picked up victim’s […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Distinguished former Wake Forest golf coach and alumnus Jesse Haddock (‘52) passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday, March 14.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]