Chance the Rapper Named Commencement Speaker
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Wake Forest University announced today, April 1, that popular musician and philanthropist, Chance the Rapper, will be the Commencement Speaker for the 2018 Graduating Class. The Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 21 at 9 a.m. for graduating students and their guests. Chance the Rapper is known for his popular hits “No Problem,” […]

April 1, 2018
Office of Parking and Transportation to Forgive all Parking Tickets
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In an effort to relieve students of overwhelming financial stress, the Office of Parking and Transportation at Wake Forest University announced on Sunday, April 1 that it would forgive all citations from the beginning of this semester and beyond. Students will no longer have to pay back outstanding fees and will be refunded for any […]

April 1, 2018
New Rules for Walking on the Quad
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Although there is no sign or particular verbal warning (think the Princess Diaries, “Get off the grass!”), walking across the grass of the upper quad has a sort of taboo attached to it. When, might you ask, is an acceptable time to walk across the grass on the quad? When you plan to camp out. […]

April 1, 2018
Residence Life & Housing Proposes Hammocks to Solve Housing Shortage
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After the university admitted a larger-than-average freshman class thanks to the extra space in Angelou, Residence Life & Housing has slowly been coming to terms with the fact that after a year freshman eventually become sophomores and move off South Campus. As a result, they have been forced to look for solutions to house rising […]

April 1, 2018
Quad Fashion: Spring Edition
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As winter turns into spring, students are taking advantage of the warmer weather. During this transition period, dresses, short sleeves and casual jeans are beginning to pop up around campus. Rose O’Brien, Senior  O’Brien’s outfit is the perfect way to stay warm during those cool spring mornings while still being prepared for the hotter afternoons. […]

March 29, 2018
Kyle Craft Approaches Music with Maturity
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Kyle Craft is one of those rare artists that I have been able to follow since his small, self-recorded beginnings; it is all too often that we only discover artists after they have been signed to a major label, I remember stumbling upon songs such as “Melanie,” “Horseshoe Crab” and “The Morning Sum” years ago, […]

March 29, 2018
Finding Summer Housing Requires Effort
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As the ambitious, high-achieving young professionals Wake Forest students tend to be, most of you are likely looking for summer housing in cities across the country for summer internships. Whether it be Washington D.C., New York City, Charlotte or somewhere far-west like Los Angeles, looking for housing as an undergrad is overwhelming.

March 29, 2018
“Grey’s Anatomy” Should Return to its Roots
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Whether you have been with Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning or got your start on Netflix, you have probably been wholeheartedly invested in the show for 14 seasons. You’ve been there through crazy times like the ferry crash of season three, the mass shooting in season six, the plane crash of season eight and other […]

March 29, 2018
Behind the Scenes with the Banshees
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On Wed. March 28, the Lilting Banshees had two sold-out shows featuring hilarious skits about everything from Greek Life, bird calls, the excessively long line at Chick-Fil-a and more.

March 29, 2018
The Best Albums of the Decade
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New music comes out so frequently, it’s easy to forget to look back and appreciate the most noteworthy albums of our time. In an effort to memorialize the lyrical and rythmic genius of these artists, here are the most memorable albums of the 2010s.

March 22, 2018
Ex Machina Director Explores Death
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Cold open. A single shot of a woman, seated, dressed in a white hospital uniform, spans the screen. She is disheveled. Her gaze is worn, battered, scared. Silence; then questions, to which she responds, mostly, “I don’t know.” After this terse tete-a-tete, the man in the hazmat suit says: “well, tell me what you do […]

March 22, 2018
The Nintendo Switch Continues to Succeed
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The Nintendo Switch has been out for a little over a year now and it has certainly had its ups and downs receiving a lot of praise as well as a lot of criticism. For one, the Switch sold well. Almost too well, in fact.

March 22, 2018
“Love, Simon” Tells a Story Long Overdue
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Romantic comedies and coming-of-age movies have long been compared to the cinematic standards set by John Hughes’ 1980’s classics. Last weekend, a major-studio movie was released that finally lived up to and, in a progressive twist, upended those Hughesian ideals and tropes. 

March 22, 2018
Comedy Flourishes at Open Mic Night
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Late on Monday evening, Campus Grounds wasn’t filled with light chatter or the sounds of students studying. Instead, the front room was filled with roaring laughter as students performed stand-up comedy as a part of Wake the People Laugh open mic nights.

March 22, 2018
Plant-Based Eating is Simple on Campus
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Whenever I tell people that I’ve been vegan for almost five years, I often receive one of two responses: “Wow, I can’t even go one day without meat,” or “Oh, so do you only eat grass or something?”

March 22, 2018
Michel Van der Aa Brings his Unique Vision to Campus
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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
A Positive Perspective on the “Take Two” Station
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As most students are deeply divided on this Benson Center staple, two Old Gold & Black staff members review the Asian Fusion options. We all know the dreaded feeling when your friends decide to avoid the monotony of The Pit by proposing eating at Benson. Here, your options are seemingly limited by either eating unhealthy […]

March 16, 2018
A Negative Perspective on the “Take Two” Station
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As most students are deeply divided on this Benson Center staple, two Old Gold & Black staff members review the Asian Fusion options. Many Wake Forest students remember the horror that they experienced upon returning from summer break last year to find that one of the favorite Benson dining options, Boar’s Head, had been replaced. […]

March 16, 2018
Students Travel to Utah for OP Spring Break
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What makes a great Spring Break Trip? Fantastic leaders, a group of friends and apparently lots of snow. Just like many of the great opportunities Outdoor Pursuits offers throughout the year, spring break was no different. Eleven students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah for six full days of ski slopes and exploring.

March 16, 2018
“Ugly Delicious” Offers a Refreshing Take on Food
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Netflix’s newest original food and travel program, Ugly Delicious, stars James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang and friends as they focus on the history and geography of some of the world’s favorite dishes, challenging traditionally-held norms of “authenticity” in favor of a more egalitarian approach to food television.

March 16, 2018
The Importance of Experiencing Culture Abroad
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Don’t deny it: for many of us, studying abroad means that we get to go somewhere exotic every weekend. If you want to go to Amsterdam multiple times in one semester, you can. If you want to go to Oktoberfest in Munich, spend spring break in Ibiza or try to hit every pub in London, […]

March 16, 2018
A Predictable Evening at the Oscars
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This year’s Oscars were more convention than revolution, as Owen Gleiberman expounds in his column in Variety. Although for Hollywood this was a year of scandalous revelation (and hopefully paradigm-shifting progress), the massive exposure of Harvey Weinstein and others did much to engender a mood of inclusion, but little to revolutionize actual Oscar winners. But […]

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