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Deacon Profile: Sam Horowitz

Deacon Profile: Sam Horowitz

Jessica Mark, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Sam Horowitz is a senior majoring in Politics and International Affairs. She is the president of Wake Forest’s chapter of College Democrats, an organization working to inform and help college students get involved with the democratic party. She is also the president of Club Swim, the Wake Forest sw...

Positive COVID-19 cases quickly rise past 100

Positive COVID-19 cases quickly rise past 100

Jessica Mark

September 17, 2020

One week ago on Sept. 8, the reported number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus according to the university dashboard was 54. As of Sept. 16, that number has increased to 103, a 90.7% increase in one week. Positive cases are being confirmed at greater numbers and in shorter time frames than at any other...

Dashboard continues to lack information

Dashboard continues to lack information

Jessica Mark

September 10, 2020

Across the country, administrators at college campuses have released COVID-19 dashboards, displaying metrics related to the presence of the coronavirus on their campuses. The goal of a college’s COVID-19 dashboard is transparency: it is implemented to equip students, faculty and staff with the informatio...

RAs face new COVID-19 challenges

RAs face new COVID-19 challenges

Jessica Mark

September 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article contains quotes and information from three resident advisers who, when speaking with the Old Gold & Black, asked to remain anonymous. We have not included their names in this article, though their identities are known to us, as to not compromise their positions as em...

NC State, UNC serve as warning signs

NC State, UNC serve as warning signs

Jessica Mark

August 27, 2020

The recent decisions by UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State to shift all undergraduate classes online has many Wake Forest students wondering whether their university will soon follow suit.  UNC’s reopening guidelines included all the basic precautions: social distancing, masks, the self...

How To Handle Homesickness

How To Handle Homesickness

Jessica Mark

August 14, 2020

 Whether your hometown is located 20 minutes or thousands of miles away, it is normal to feel homesick at the beginning of college. Think about it: you have just entered a new environment — where almost every face, building and experience is unfamiliar. Many of you are overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed t...

Cultivating College Friendships

Cultivating College Friendships

Jessica Mark

August 14, 2020

 If your situation is similar to what mine was at the start of college, then the first few weeks of freshman year might feel completely overwhelming. And believe me, I know how intimidating it can be to find new friends. I used to wonder: will it go smoothly when I approach new people; will my bonds...

Q&A With Dean Iacovou – Reopening Wake Forest

Q&A With Dean Iacovou – Reopening Wake Forest

Jessica Mark

July 20, 2020

Charles Iacovou, the dean of the School of Business, spent his summer leading the steering committee for the university's response to COVID-19.  Eventually helping to produce the Our Way Forward Plan, Iacovou and the committee have played a key role in helping the university prepare to reopen campus...

National Recreation Movement Emphasizes Physical Wellbeing During Pandemic

National Recreation Movement Emphasizes Physical Wellbeing During Pandemic

Jessica Mark

April 28, 2020

Although students are socially distanced, they can continue to improve personal physical wellbeing. In fact, now is a time to prioritize health, wellness and fitness more than ever before. With initiatives like the Spring 2020 National Recreation Movement and Campus Recreation’s virtual group fitness...

A Discussion with School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton

A Discussion with School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton

Jessica Mark

April 24, 2020

Jonathan Walton is the dean of the Wake Forest School of Divinity. He is also the presidential chair of religion and society and the dean of Wait Chapel.  As an advocate for social justice and civil rights, Walton shares insightful and impactful messages with the university community. On April 2, he rele...

OCCE Institutes Wake Reads Program

OCCE Institutes Wake Reads Program

Jessica Mark

April 6, 2020

On Monday, March 30, students were notified of a new campuswide initiative called Wake Reads. Launched by the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE), Wake Reads is a program through which students and faculty members can virtually share stories with children from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County...

Staying Busy While Socially Distancing

Staying Busy While Socially Distancing

Jessica Mark

April 1, 2020

At first, sheltering at home and staying socially distanced might have seemed like a nice break from the chaos of everyday life. However, as the days drag on, we may feel more and more isolated. We may feel bored and unable to imagine this continuing for a single additional day, never mind the very li...

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