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Kodak Black releases album from behind bars

Kodak Black is currently in prison for charges related to possession of firearms (Photo courtesy of spotify.com)
Rapper Kodak Black drops new album Bill Israel while incarcerated
November 19, 2020

It’s been two years since Kodak Black dropped Dying to Live, arguably his best and most personal work. Unfortunately, ever since that release, Kodak’s faced hard times with the same trend of legal...

Medical classic brings back fan favorite

Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo, is dressed in the hospital’s COVID-19 gear, as the show picks up a plot line that veers much too close to reality (Photo courtesy of imdb.com)
Grey’s Anatomy is not shy about showing the trauma of COVID-19 at Grey-Sloane
November 19, 2020

I am not an original fan of Grey’s Anatomy as I was too young to watch when the show aired in 2005. Rather, I am one of the many young people that discovered the show on Netflix and binged it in unhealthy...

Outdoor activity can ease anxiety during finals

Pilot Mountain State Park is about a 20 minute drive from campus and showcases views of both mountains and the Winston-Salem skyline. The park has hiking trails and offers climbing opportunities as well (Maggie Burns/Old Gold & Black)
Spending some time in green spaces can help with anxiety and depression
November 19, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, students are dealing with the pressures of academia along with anxiety and depression as a negative side effect of COVID-19.  Mental illness among college students...

Students reflect on a tumultuous semester

With the COVID-19 pandemic making normal campus operations impossible, students had to adapt to online learning. Outdoor activities became the norm on campus in a socially-distanced semester (Katie Fox/Old Gold & Black)
Students expressed a mixture of gratitude, frustration and surprise looking back on this semester
November 19, 2020

Despite students bracing for a taxing semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic, spikes in cases across campus and operation status changes made it, nonetheless, a challenging term.  As students reflected...

University prepares for students’ departures

Students had the option of getting tested on Monday and Tuesday before going home (Will Zimmerman/Old Gold & Black)
After three months and 539 COVID-19 cases, Wake Forest look to finish semester well
November 19, 2020

 On Aug. 17, Wake Forest students started to move to campus amid many uncertainties over how their first semester during the COVID-19 pandemic would go.  News had just broken that UNC-Chapel...

In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Hopkins

Larry Hopkins (‘72) led Wake Forest to its first ever ACC Championship in 1971 (Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame)
The pioneering football player and obstetrician passed away on Nov. 9 at age 70.
November 19, 2020

 Former football standout and university trustee Dr. Larry Hopkins (‘72, MD ‘77) passed away early Monday morning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at the age of 70.  After spending...

Deacon Profile: Caroline Bryant

Photo courtesy of Caroline Bryant
November 19, 2020

As a major in politics and international affairs, senior Caroline Bryant enjoys running, reading and talking about foreign policy. Wanting to share this passion with others, Bryant established a chapter...

Student Government Report

Student Government report for the week of Nov. 16
November 19, 2020

Executive Reports President Miles Middleton reported that he has a meeting with Vice President Rue this week to wrap up the semester and is glad the Wake Forest community has remained on campus the...

WFU shifts to single-use dining products

Changes in dining policy due to COVID-19 have put sustainability efforts on the back burner
November 19, 2020

 In a semester when the health and safety of the community trumps all other regular operating procedures, sustainability and the health of our planet are being put on the backburner. “Everything...

Upper quad features art installation; Jukebox Therapy

Students can scan the QR code on top of each box placed strategically around Hearn Plaza to add songs
to and listen to the playlist. Follow the project on Instagram to stay up to date with new additions (Photo courtesy of @jukebox_therapy_ on Instagram)
Senior Rhythm Badal has created a collaborative playlist for students to add to, as part of a project for her Public Arts class
November 19, 2020

Any avid reader of Vice-President Penny Rue’s weekly COVID-19 emails knows that the color purple is not a pleasant sight on campus. So students may have been alarmed when they came across three purple...

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