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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
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
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
Students must support the athletic teams
Opinion · By

This past week marked an exciting moment in the history of Wake Forest sports as several teams made tremendous strides for their programs.

November 17, 2017
Public debt is not as harmful to the economy as we think
Opinion · By

Do you like your iPhone? Your sushi? Your Starbucks? These essentials of the American lifestyle are what economists might call benefits of economic growth, and may be at risk because of our $20,000,000,000,000 ($20 trillion) of national debt.

November 17, 2017
Undergraduate research enriches student experience
Opinion · By

Many associate the “Work Forest” moniker with the scholarship Wake Forest students complete in the classroom setting.

November 10, 2017
Student Government proposes to change Code of Conduct
Opinion · By

From the Student Government Senator Matthew David (‘20) “Attached below is the document of the resolution to edit the Student Code of Conduct. In the resolution itself, the language that we are adding is underlined and the wording we are eliminating is crossed out. Below is the language that would be codified if all suggestions […]

November 10, 2017
Voting in state and local elections is important
Opinion · By

Presidential elections occupy most of the media spotlight, and near-constant breaking news from the White House often crowds out other political affairs.

November 2, 2017
Blonde is the capstone of Frank Ocean’s career
Reviews · By

From the day Blonde was first announced until the day it was released, it seemed as if Frank Ocean didn’t actually exist.

November 2, 2017
Alum develops ‘Tinder for food’ app
News · By

With so many food options in Winston-Salem, people usually get stuck in the rut of only eating at the popular restaurants, instead of exploring other options.

October 28, 2017
The importance of a journalism minor
Opinion · By

As this week marks the advising period for students to meet with their faculty adviser and pick their courses for next semester, many students have been evaluating different majors and minors.

October 28, 2017
Bikes dominate the streets of Copenhagen
Travel · By

Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower, London for Big Ben, Barcelona for Parque Guell and Berlin for the Berlin Wall.

October 27, 2017
Foo Fighters put on great show in Greensboro
Reviews · By

In an era where hip-hop and EDM have a commanding presence on the iPhones of the American youth, alt-rock has struggled to maintain the mainstream relevance that it had in the ‘90s and early 2000s.

October 27, 2017
Coach Clawson has a message for the students
News · By

Demon Deacon Students, Happy Family Weekend to you, I hope you all get to enjoy time with your families and part of that time includes the football game Saturday at 12:20pm against Louisville at BB&T Field.

October 26, 2017
Eudamonia and Pro Humanitate Institutes unite
Opinion · By

As we have previously reported, the university has recently launched a year-long project titled Rethinking Community, which is a campus-wide effort to create a better understanding of the implications of living in a diverse, polarized, global and virtual community.

October 19, 2017
The power of the protest lies in its message
Opinion · By

In response to the NFL’s rule changes and ongoing national anthem protests, President Donald Trump openly spoke out against the protesters on Friday Sept. 22, calling on the owners of the teams to fire those who kneel on the field during the national anthem.

October 6, 2017
Local moviemaker releases film at Aperture
Reviews · By

Abundant Acreage Available (AAA), the new film from North Carolina native Angus MacLachlan, made a trip back home last weekend, showing at Aperture in downtown Winston-Salem.

October 6, 2017
Service is a crucial part of the Wake Forest experience
Opinion · By

Wake Forest students have an obvious passion for service and community engagement, a vital part of the student experience.

September 28, 2017