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We must stop prosecuting on social media
Opinion · By

This past weekend, ESPN released its most recent documentary, Fantastic Lies, in its critically acclaimed series 30 for 30.

March 17, 2016
Students should pledge to abolish “r-word”
Opinion · By

Beginning on March 14, the Wake Forest Chapter of Best Buddies and the Learning Assistance Center will host “Spread the Word to End the Word Week,” a campaign to eliminate “retard(ed)” from everyday usage. 

March 2, 2016
Campus should value opposing ideologies
Opinion · By

In last week’s column, the Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black argued the importance of students educating themselves on the issues surrounding the 2016 race for the White House.

February 18, 2016
We need to educate ourselves before we vote
Opinion · By

As the race for the 2016 Republican and Democratic nominations continue, students are starting to increase their knowledge about the platforms and stances of different candidates.

February 11, 2016
Recreational facilities are important to Wake Forest
Opinion · By

Universities across the nation have been upgrading their recreation facilities, promoting a healthier atmosphere for their students on campus and making their schools more attractive to incoming students.

February 4, 2016
Citizens have a duty to participate in politics
Opinion · By

“Our political system is broken.” “Congress is so polarized that no meaningful legislation can ever be passed.” “Our politicians are all corrupt.” Phrases like these have become standard maxims of the American citizenry in recent years since our default response to any mention that our way of doing things politically might not be as great […]

January 28, 2016
DJ Khaled inspires fans with social media
Life · By

DJ Khaled has become increasingly popular lately with his new use of the social media platform Snapchat.

January 28, 2016
The OGB welcomes new leadership
Opinion · By

This issue of the Old Gold & Black is special for several reasons. This is the centennial issue of the Old Gold & Black. In January, 1916, we published our first issue.

January 14, 2016
Elected officials must confront scourge of gun violence
Opinion · By

Dec. 2 brought news of yet another gun massacre, this time in San Bernardino, Calif., only days after a gunman murdered two civilians and a police officer in a standoff in Colorado.

December 3, 2015
We must respect all members of the community
Opinion · By

For many, the sense of community at Wake Forest was a large factor in choosing to attend this university. The community is more, however, than just the student body. Our community includes students, faculty and staff, the Editorial Board believes that we must respect each member of these groups. On Nov. 1, a student under […]

November 12, 2015
Trailblaze encourages meaningful discussion
Opinion · By

Rape culture is an issue that plagues college campuses across the country. The Obama administration launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in September to target rape culture, but sexual assault on college campuses must be addressed on a more individual scale, as well. For this reason, the Editorial Board strongly supports Trailblaze and believe it […]

October 22, 2015
Journalism department must modernize
Opinion · By

The media industry is no longer siphoned into three segments; the lines between marketing, advertising and journalism are increasingly blurred. We on the Editorial Board believe that the journalism and communication departments at Wake Forest are underserved and outdated. Students interested in pursuing a career in the media industry need an education that reflects this […]

October 15, 2015
To rush or not to rush?
Special Issues · By

Pro-Greek By Sarah Moran When you first arrive to college as a freshman, everything can seem overwhelming. It may be the first time you are living on your own, you have to make a whole new set of friends and you are probably trying to get adjusted to the college lifestyle (the great balancing act […]

August 22, 2015
Advice from campus celebrities
Special Issues · By

Deacs are proud of our expansive network — take advantage of your resources and listen to tips from some of Wake Forest’s most well-known individuals. Nathan O. Hatch, President of Wake Forest University  “Welcome to Wake Forest, a wonderful community of learning — a place that knows well the art of conversation. There is much […]

August 22, 2015