Deacon Profile: Xiaoying Yu
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udent from China who sought to improve the representation of Chinese culture on campus by starting a performance group devoted to Chinese dance called Traveler. As the leader of Traveler, she has been responsible for everything from choreographing dances to ordering costumes internationally.

January 25, 2018
Suspects Identified in Investigation of Shooting
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Heather Hartel, Julia Haines and Lillian Johnson contributed to the reporting of this article.   Already this year, 11 school shootings have occurred, meaning nearly one every other day. Among those 11 shootings was the one that occurred on Wake Forest’s campus in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 25, 2018
Campus Responds to Verbal Racism Incident
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“I’m hammered again tonight. It’s two o’clock. I just called my black RA a f—ing n—–.” This is what former freshman Kara Nelson said in a video that she posted to her private Instagram account on the night of Thursday, Jan. 18. The next evening, at 11:13 p.m., a recording of Nelson’s video was posted […]

January 25, 2018
Freshman Admits to Using Racial Slur in Online Video
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Late in the evening of Friday, Jan. 19, campus bias-reporting systems were notified of a video on social media that had begun to quickly circulate around the Wake Forest community. In the video, freshman Kara Nelson admitted to being drunk and to calling her resident adviser a racial slur. The original video had been posted […]

January 21, 2018
Winston-Salem State University Student Killed on Wake Forest Campus
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Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, Najee Ali Baker, a 21-year-old Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) student, was shot during an altercation on the Wake Forest University campus. Baker had been attending a party at The Barn, a space on campus used to host events. Baker was quickly transported to the hospital; however, he was […]

January 21, 2018
Local Studio Teaches Visitors the Magic of Glassblowing
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Just 10 minutes from campus, students can now ignite their creative spirit at temperatures above 2,000°F. Inside a refurbished warehouse at the West End Mill Works in downtown Winston-Salem, a heater — called a “glory hole”  — reheats glass to soften and keep it hot enough to allow visitors to experience the magic of glassblowing.

January 18, 2018
Students met with City Council Members on Discussing Community Issues
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Last November, members of the Winston-Salem City Council and Wake Forest students and faculty convened in Farrell Hall. Over dinner, students connected with the members of their City Council and discussed critical issues currently facing the Winston-Salem community and the implications these issues have for Wake Forest.

January 18, 2018
North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unfair
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A federal court ruled North Carolina’s electoral map unconstitutional on Jan. 9 because Republicans had drawn the map seeking a partisan advantage. The court’s opinion stated that the Republican-dominated state legislature had been motivated by “invidious partisan intent” and committed three constitutional violations. As a result, North Carolina will be forced to redraw the boundaries […]

January 18, 2018
Deacon Profile: Emma Butturini
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The past few months for junior Emma Butturini have been filled with new cultures, new ideas, research, travel and excitement. Over the summer, Butturini, a biology major from Sarasota, Florida, was accepted to the Amgen Scholars program. She conducted research at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

January 18, 2018
Deacon Profile: Wubetu Shimelash
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Wubetu Shimelash was a young Ethiopian boy, oblivious of the developed world in which he lived, yet full of ambitious ideas that would change the course of his life and that of his native community, forever. As a young shepherd in the Simien mountains at the age of six, Shimelash would construct grass shoes to […]

December 15, 2017
Play Compares Modern Politicians to Hitler
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Under eerie red lights, Agnes Eggling, played by freshman Madison Michles, tentatively welcomed the Devil (Herr Swetts), played by freshman Chase Woods, in A Bright Room Called Day. The production ran last Thursday through Saturday in the Ring Theatre.

December 15, 2017
Sen. Sasse Addresses “Perpetual Adolescence”
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On Dec. 4, Sen. Benjamin Sasse (R-NE), an author, father and lawmaker, engaged in a discussion with Provost Rogan Kersh in Broyhill Auditorium as part of Wake Forest’s 2017-2018 Rethinking Community program.

December 15, 2017
President Hatch Ranks Highest Compensated University President
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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
Winston-Salem strengthens climate action
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In light of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords, the world’s largest coalition against climate change, an impressive movement to counteract this decision has emerged throughout the country.

December 3, 2017