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 of its congressional districts. Continue reading “North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unfair”
For busy college students, managing New Year’s resolutions can become difficult. However, here are a few tips that can be used to stay motivated and keep the resolutions during the semester. Continue reading “A Guide on how to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions”
As the No. 2 ranked team in the country, Wake Forest has a highly ranked singles player (Petros Chrysochos), can boast about another player in the top five (Skander Mansouri), and has the best ranked doubles team (Christian Seraphim and Skander Mansouri). With a recruiting class that is one of the best in the nation, Alan Gadjiev will be looking to prove himself, as he was ranked a mere No. 122. Continue reading “Men’s Tennis is a Force to be Reckoned With”
Thomas Hartel co-authored this article.
Hunt Mining Corp’s Martha Mine, located in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, is historically recognized as the richest silver mine in the world with production of ore grading greater than 5,000 grams of silver per ton. Continue reading “Hunt Mining — The World’s Highest Grade Silver Mine Resumes Production”
New Year’s is a world-wide celebrated event, with those from all over the world counting down to midnight. Always a fun and exciting event, New Year’s comes with some safety concerns, but there are ways to ensure that safety isn’t sacrificed for the sake of fun.
I love celebrating ringing in the New Year, but with that also comes responsibility. Many of the festivities on Dec. 31 entail drinking and drinking a lot. It is important to keep in mind that many, many people will be drunk throughout the celebration, and best protect yourself, friends and family from an accident happening. Here are some tips to have a safe and fun New Year’s.
1. If you are drinking, make sure you have a planned way to get home.
Whether it is uber/lyft, a Designated Driver, or a parent picking you up, make sure that whoever is behind the wheel is sober and ready to drive. It isn’t just about being sober, but being cautious of other drivers who may not be. While having a sober and cautious driver is important, it could also be safer to not leave the place you have been drinking, especially if you are at a friend’s house. Get a group of friends and spend the night at one person’s house to ensure that no one is on the road.
2. Drink responsibly.
If you are spending the night drinking alcohol, make sure you stay hydrated and have a good dinner. This will also help you avoid a killer hangover the next morning. One way to make sure you stay hydrated is to have easy access to water before you go to bed, like putting a bottle of water in your overnight bag or by your bed. Eat throughout the night too so that you can have that food absorb the alcohol you drink.
3. Celebrate with friends/family.
We all want to ring in the New Year with others, so make sure you get a group of friends or family members together. Whether you watch the ball drop at Times Square at midnight, are at a local bar or at a house party, surround yourself with those you like and want to start the New Year on the right foot.
New Year’s is always a fun holiday to celebrate, whether you are traveling with your friends or family or spending it at home. We all want to have fun ringing in 2018, but don’t forget to make sure that you, your friends and family are safe as well.
When I first began as a reporter for the Old Gold & Black, I was largely unfamiliar with Wake Forest athletics and vastly inexperienced with journalism as a field. Continue reading “Four Years of Reporting on Wake Forest Sports”
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 improve in the coming years.
Senior members of the Editorial Board began their time with executive positions at a unique time in our publication’s history, the Old Gold & Black’s centennial edition in January 2016. This calendar year proved significant for this group of editors for two particular reasons. First, this year was filled with opportunities to celebrate and commemorate the past 100 years of the publication. And second, it marked the first time in recent history that the publication would be led by two sophomores, Editor-in-chief McKenzie Maddox and Print Managing Editor Kyle Tatich.
Maddox led the Old Gold & Black for three semesters and served as Editor-in-chief for the celebration of the centennial issue, as well as for the celebration of life for Wake Forest’s most famous alum, Arnold Palmer. Both of these issues will continue to hold a special place in the history of the Old Gold & Black and in the memories of the seniors that will roll off from their executive positions.
The areas where our staff has experienced extreme growth under the previous Editorial leadership is physically in terms of its number of members. Since 2016, the Editorial staff has almost tripled in size. Instead of having only one or two editors per section, each of the four sections has at least two editors and many have three.
From a production standpoint, the increase in the number of staff has allowed us to work more efficiently and pursue other areas of media communication, including making a podcast.
The second area where our staff feels we have developed as an organization is in both the number and the effectiveness of our investigative journalism pieces.
During the past year and a half, under the current Editorial leadership, our staff has written stories examining the conduct of the volleyball coach, exploring the underpinnings of the Eudaimonia Institute and holding the administration accountable for outsourcing the janitorial service to Budd Group. In addition, Arnold Palmer’s legacy was covered after his death, and on the anniversary of it.
The next Editorial Staff wants to build upon this momentum. One of the main focal points for next semester is Online and Digital Media, and producing new and unique content for the online site. Additionally, the Podcast introduced last year will be another important media focus for this Editorial Staff.
The current Executive Editorial staff is excited for what is to come. Under the leadership of Julia Haines as Editor-in-Chief, Becky Swig as Print Managing Editor and Heather Hartel as Online Managing Editor, the Old Gold & Black’s legacy of integrity, reporting the facts and serving the Wake Forest community will continue.
What’s the difference between buying a venti Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and buying heroin? The answer, which I learned at the opioid epidemic panel hosted by the Neuroscience Club last Thursday, is shocking. Continue reading “Opioid Epidemic Panel Sheds Light onto Growing Crisis”
Student-athletes at Wake Forest frequently make an impact on the field, but now, they’re also aiming to make an impact in the community. Continue reading “Athletic ability and sustainability intersect”
This Thanksgiving, in the spirit of Pro Humanitate, Wake Forest’s Campus Kitchen gave back to the Winston-Salem community in Turkeypalooza, its biggest event. Continue reading “Turkeypalooza puts the “giving” in Thanksgiving”
Located at 1157 Polo Road, the Sustainability Theme House, or as its residents call it, “Susty,” stands as Wake Forest’s longest-running theme house. Continue reading “Susty serves spaghetti with a side of sustainability”
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. Continue reading “NYT profile rightfully sparks conversation”
The past few weeks have been filled with people sharing their stories of sexual assault, often with the #MeToo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. Continue reading “Sexual assault allegations need to be taken seriously”
Every year following Thanksgiving, I look forward to the following things: my mom being in a good enough mood to cook for me every day when I come home, seeing my relatives get drunk and argue over nothing at family gatherings, shopping for gifts and seeing beautiful, colorful lights. Continue reading “Saying “Merry Christmas” disregards inclusivity”
This rating system is relatively simple compared to other complex college football computer algorithms. It is imperfect, and with any rating system it is no doubt going to have some head scratchers. Continue reading “Student creates algorithm to rank college football teams”
Two of the last four collegiate football programs to win the national championship have been members of the ACC, as has the reining Heisman Trophy winner. Continue reading “Eight All-ACC honorees lead Deacs to 7-5 season”
With the end of college football’s regular season finally here, it is time to gear up for championship weekend. Continue reading “College Football Playoff picture remains murky”
John Collins made a tremendous impact during his playing days at Wake Forest, and his successes are bound to continue at the next level. Continue reading “Pro Spotlight: John Collins”
Because Notre Dame lost to Stanford in its season finale, the Irish have effectively fallen out of contention for one of the New Year’s Six Bowls, a fallout that will likely impact the ACC bowl selection. Continue reading “2017 ACC bowl game projections”
The Wake Forest men’s basketball team captured their third win of the young season on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in an 80-73 win over Illinois at LJVM Coliseum. Continue reading “Demon Deacons take down Fighting Illini”
During the first minutes of the game, Wake Forest struggled to generate offense mainly due to Columbia’s option to play the Deacons with a counter-attack mentality. Continue reading “Deacs reach elite eight, seek revenge”
The newest addition to the DC Franchise, Justice League, was released into theatres on Nov. 17. Continue reading “Zack Snyder unites heroes in debut thriller”
The holiday season is the perfect time to test out your baking skills on some homemade treats. One of the best parts about basic baking is the specific instruction that allows anyone to produce a delicious product, no matter the level of cooking skill. Continue reading “Tasty treats are easy to make at any skill level”
As the final leaves of autumn fall, many Deacs may be dismayed at finding themselves without the appropriate soundtrack to accompany this transition to frigid winter. Continue reading “Indie darling Sufjan Stevens release new mixtape”
On Nov. 9, Campus Kitchen hosted Robin Emmons as the keynote speaker to kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at Wake Forest. Continue reading “Robin Emmons speaks at Campus Kitchen”