Raven McCorkle
Staff Writer
ARTICLES BY Raven McCorkle
An Ode to Elevator Queen Cherie Berry
Life · By

If you’ve been in any elevator in North Carolina, I’m sure you’ve seen the picture of the woman in the elevator. That woman is Cherie Berry, North Carolina’s beloved Elevator Queen.

January 25, 2018
AHS releases their new season: Cult
Reviews · By

For a seventh season, writers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have brought back FX’s hit series, American Horror Story.

September 21, 2017
Breakfast is an underrepresented meal
Life · By

My name is Raven and I’m here to represent Breakfast Lovers International, a group that I’m sure exists somewhere.

September 7, 2017
Skydiving helps student take risks and fight
Life · By

Don’t wait until you’re about to kick the bucket to start doing things on your bucket list.

September 1, 2017
Students remember to recycle as they leave
Life · By

Students rush frantically back and forth between their dorm rooms and family cars. Trash bags and suitcases line the sidewalk as peers say goodbye to each other for the summer.

April 20, 2017
Campus Day misleads first-year students
Life · By

Campus day: the day where eager students who were accepted to Wake Forest tour the campus, visit current students, and get it drilled into their minds how great Wake Forest is.

April 13, 2017
Student adaptation of Macbeth is well-done
Reviews · By

On March 31, the Wake Forest theatre department’s production of the Scottish play opened, with cast members stunning, scaring and interacting with the many audience members that were in attendance.

April 6, 2017
Everyone remembers their first time… at Waffle House
Life · By

We all remember our first time. There’s often crazy stories, it’s kinda dirty and it  could be in a place where you don’t feel necessarily safe.

March 30, 2017
On Diversity at Wake Forest
Slideshow · By

“Diversity, inclusion and respect are foundational elements within a deeply personal education,” according to the Wake Forest University webpage on diversity. According to many students on campus, however, Wake Forest is not as diverse as it seems. Find the whole story here.

March 29, 2017
Writing humor isn’t always giggles
Life · By

Everyone loves a little humor — but has anyone ever stopped to think about the difficult, serious work that goes into writing a humor column?

March 23, 2017
Some age less gracefully than others
Life · By

I can safely say that I am the oldest student at Wake Forest. Of course, I’m just a freshman, but I can promise you this is the truth. My actual age of 18 is definitely not in tune with my body age of 80.

March 16, 2017
Which Kylie Jenner Lip Kit are you?
Life · By

We all know Kylie Jenner and that she’s famous for — almost — nothing.

February 24, 2017
Wake Forest is not as diverse as it claims
Opinion · By

Wake Forest as a community has a problem and no one is doing anything about it.

February 16, 2017
New Old Gold swipe gives students hope
Life · By

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but whoever you are, your life just changed for the better.

February 16, 2017
Where does the Pit hide the good macaroni?
Life · By

We all have our secrets — some small, insignificant ones, some that only your best friends will know and some that you’ll take to your grave with you.

February 10, 2017
Facts about Wake that no one would ever admit are true
Life · By

Among the conversations of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” I’ve decided to compile a list of the best alternative facts about Wake Forest.

February 3, 2017
Super Bowl Recipe Guide
Life · By

With less than two weeks until the Super Bowl,  great food, hilarious commercials, a fantastic halftime show and a fan-worthy football game are on the horizon.

January 26, 2017
Recruitment mirrors high school tryouts
Life · By

Recruitment Week: it’s stressful, fun and exciting. However, there is something else that is oddly familiar about it.

January 20, 2017
Transition to college is not what it seems
Life · By

I’m sure that while in high school you’ve heard the phrase, “you’re going to need this in college.” I don’t know what colleges those teachers went to, but they were very, very wrong. High school totally does not prepare you for college.

December 8, 2016
Alumni Profile: Catherine Korzen
Life · By

Catherine Korzen is a Wake Forest alumni who currently lives in Kernersville, North Carolina. She graduated from Wake Forest in 1982 after playing flute in the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black, writing for the Old Gold & Black — as assistant features editor and then co-features editor — and acting in the original […]

December 3, 2016
Mother So Dear is a cruel and dangerous beauty
Life · By

When I first decided to come to Wake Forest, I was excited to come to a school that wanted me for me. When I got here, however, I knew that I was wrong. Either Wake Forest hates me, or some evil spirit—probably Jabez Bostwick — wants me dead. Wake Forest University is actually trying to […]

December 3, 2016
“Honk” is lighthearted take on Ugly Duckling
Reviews · By

On Nov. 4, the Wake Forest Theatre department’s musical production of “Honk!” opened, bringing audiences of children, their parents and Wake Forest students to Scales Fine Arts Center.

November 17, 2016
Class induces the strangest passing thoughts
Life · By

Have you ever been in a lecture class that felt like it dragged on for 17 years? If so, I’m sure you can relate to these common thoughts that we’ve all had during a lecture. 

November 10, 2016
Know how to find your own Prince Charming
Life · By

Find yourself a man who is a human being. Make sure your dream guy is from planet Earth before you start crushing on him.

November 3, 2016
This season, fashion is familiar with a twist
Life · By

As a native North Carolinian, I can officially say that it’s fall in North Carolina; the cool wind chills, crisp leaves and smell of pumpkin pie are in the air.

October 28, 2016