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.
In addition, as the OGB celebrates its 100th anniversary as the student newspaper of Wake Forest, we are undergoing our annual transition to a new editorial staff.
Our staff positions are based on the calendar year, so with the new year, we welcome new leadership.
Sophomore McKenzie Maddox will take over as Editor-in-Chief for senior Austin Cook for the spring semester.
Sophomore Kyle Tatich will become Print Managing Editor, while junior Caitlin Herlihy will become Online Managing Editor.
“I’m so excited for this next year as editor-in-chief, and I am confident that the OGB staff and I will continue the tradition of keeping students informed about the events and issues happening on campus as well as giving students a medium to voice topics and concerns that are important to them,” said Maddox, who previously served as News Editor.
“I have lot of confidence in the new leadership team as they get ready to take over,” Cook said. “McKenzie, Caitlin and Kyle have a great vision for the OGB and I know they have the energy and determination to lead the newspaper to new heights in this special anniversary year.”
Tatich, who previously served as Sports Editor, is taking over for senior Emma Skeels.
“I am excited to take on a new role with the Old Gold & Black as Print Managing Editor,” Tatich said. “With the diligence and support of our staff, I am confident that we will continue to make our publication relevant to our community.”
Herlihy is taking over the job for senior Erin Patterson. She is leaving her position as Life Editor.
“I can’t think of a more exciting time to serve as the incoming Online Managing Editor,” Herlihy said.
“As the OGB launches the new website and increases its social media presence, I am thrilled to be a member of the leadership team this semester.”
Sophomore Chris Caswell and freshman Julia Haines will take over as News Editors. Caswell was previously Opinion Editor, and Haines was previously Assistant News Editor. Sophomores Nicholas DeMayo and Shelby Devine will share the role of Life Editor. They were both previously Assistant Life Editors.
Sophomore Brandon Palmer will be the new Sports Editor.
Sophomore Lewis Gaskin will remain Assistant Sports Editor
Freshman Becky Swig will take over the position of Opinion Editor.
Swig was previously Assistant Opinion Editor.
Freshman Natalie Wilson will become Assistant Opinion Editor. She was previously Assistant News Editor.
Junior Donald Templeman will be the new Business Manager.
We would like to thank outgoing staff members for their hard work and welcome new members to the Editorial Board.