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Old Gold & Black

'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

The Womens Center logo, which features a tree with golden leaves.

Wake Forest names new Women’s Center director

Addison Berry, Contributing Writer June 21, 2022

Wake Forest University has hired Shelley Sizemore as the new director of the Women’s Center. Sizemore is a “double Deac” who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Wake Forest. She...

A photo with a superimposed rainbow background. #LGBTQ@WFU and, on the next line, The WFU LGBTQ+ Center, are written over the image.

LGBTQ+ Center announces staffing changes

Addison Berry, Contributing Writer June 21, 2022

The founding director of the LGBTQ+ Center, Dr. AJ Mazaris, is leaving Wake Forest after 11 years of serving in the position. The announcement follows a year of shakeup in the LGBTQ+ Center. In February,...

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Wake Forest announces COVID-19 policies for Fall 2022

Emily Toro and Christa Dutton June 17, 2022

In an email addressed to the Wake Forest community on June 3, the university announced its COVID-19 protocols moving forward into the Fall 2022 semester, many of which remain the same.  For the entire...

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The Old Gold & Black editorial board poses in front of Wait Chapel after a successful semester.

2022 Innovation Pacemaker Application

June 15, 2022

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years changed the field of student journalism a lot. At the Old Gold & Black, reporters and editors were sent home, along with all other students, and reported online...

Photo: Connor McNeely
Editor-in-chief Connor McNeely holds a copy of the first redesigned print edition.

Print redesign

June 15, 2022

Beginning in late January, we redesigned our print edition to make it more accessible, appealing and to allow our staff more creative flexibility. Here are some graphics explaining the redesign from Print...

Photo: Selinna Tran
Print Managing Editor Selinna Tran holds freshly delivered copies of The Magnolia.

The Magnolia

June 15, 2022

Early in the Spring 2022 semester, we decided to produce a news magazine. That cultivated in The Magnolia, a once-a-semester news magazine that will highlight underrepresented aspects of Wake Forest's...

Multimedia expansion

Multimedia expansion

June 15, 2022

Beginning in 2022 (our editorial staff turns over by calendar year), the Old Gold & Black has four executive editors. The newest executive team position, the multimedia managing editor, was created...

Screenshot: Aine Pierre
This is what the live customize menu for our site looks like. It haunts our online managing editors dreams.

Online redesign

June 15, 2022

According to Brandwatch, a website’s design impacts a user’s view of its credibility. As such, we redesigned our website to match the feel of an authentic news site, while also making our content more...

On August 28, hundreds of students marched around Hearn Plaza demanding accountability from university administrators. We covered the protest and its fallout extensively in the spring semester.

Special Reports

June 15, 2022

This past year, we have redoubled our efforts to bring engaging, intentional, and groundbreaking content to our readers. As such, we created the special reports section, so there is a one-stop shop for...

Photographer: Katie Fox
From right to left, Chase Bagnall-Koger, Una Wilson, and Meredith Prince, the leaders of the features section, pose in front of Wait Chapel.

The Features section

June 15, 2022

This year, the Old Gold & Black expanded its editorial board with the addition of a new section: Features. For the entirety of the Spring 2022 semester, the new editors, Meredith Prince and Chase Bagnall-Koger,...

Wake Forest falls to Maryland, is eliminated from the NCAA Tournament

Wake Forest falls to Maryland, is eliminated from the NCAA Tournament

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor June 5, 2022

Midway through the elimination game between Maryland and Wake Forest, Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium was still humming with noise, but it was not the sound of jubilation. The home fans in College Park...

Starting pitcher Josh Hartle went seven innings, giving up a run and three hits, to grab the win in Saturdays contest.

Wake Forest stays alive with win against Long Island

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor June 4, 2022

Behind two explosive four-run innings and a strong start by freshman starting pitcher Josh Hartle, Wake Forest earned the right to play another day, defeating Long Island 10-4 to keep its hopes of advancing...

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