"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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

A sizzling cast iron of chicken, shrimp, vegetable and steak fajitas sit on the table at Xcaret Mexican Grill and Cantina. (Courtesy of Melina Traiforos)

Winston-Salem’s favorite Mexican restaurant

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer April 28, 2024

When you first walk into Xcaret Mexican Grill and Cantina on Fourth Street, dozens of art pieces vie for your attention. Starburst piñatas cascade from the ceiling, 3-foot-tall masks depicting places...

A24’s newest film “Civil War” depicts a war-torn America in the not-so-distant future. (Photo Courtesy of Dark Horizons)

“Civil War” is one of the decade’s most important films

Ally Werstler, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

“Civil War” was the most memorable viewing experience that I have had in recent memory. The film was not only visually stunning, but simultaneously absolutely terrifying. Alex Garland, writer and director...

The Lilting Banshees, delivered their last performance of the year: “Pants Down.”

“Pants Down”: The Banshees Deliver Again in Their Last Performance of the Year

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

On April 3, Wake Forest’s most infamous comedy troupe,  The Lilting Banshees, delivered their last performance of the year: “Pants Down.” I attended the 8 p.m. performance, which was one of two...

The 47th annual Giles-Harris music competition was held on March 23, 2024. (Courtesy of Music at Wake Forest University on Facebook)

Giles-Harris music competition redefines performance

Jack Perez, Videography Editor April 21, 2024

Nocturne comes to life within the inner machinations of the piano onstage. An angelic voice projects “Liebeszauber” to an engrossed audience. “Sonata Fantaisie in G sharp minor” tickles the brain...

Anonymous Fizz user takes the temperature on campus, checking to see how many students are really down for a TikTok Rizz Party. (Courtesy of Fizz)

Tik Tok Rizz Party

Lydia Derris, Arts & Culture Editor April 21, 2024

Group leader Blue Tie, “Turkish Quandal Dingle,” Tomato Boy and White Shirt Guy were just “showing how it’s done at Jillian’s sweet 16,” according to the caption of a video posted by the event...

A relatively newer character in the world of rap, Metro Boomin has become to modern rap what Timbaland was to ‘90s/2000s R&B. (Courtesy of Billboard)

Kendrick Lamar puts Drake on blast in gossipy new Future album

Ameera Moinuddin, Contributing Writer April 4, 2024

The long awaited release of platinum certified duo Metro Boomin and Future’s album, “We Don’t Trust You,” has left the rap world aswirl with excitement. The title of the album is derived from one...

“Dune: Part Two” is a more than worthy sequel to “Dune,” according to Senior Writer Ally Werstler. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

“Dune: Part Two” is a movie that deserves to be seen on the big screen

Ally Werstler, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two,” the highly anticipated sequel to his 2021 picture “Dune,” picks up almost immediately after the first film’s ending. The audience is thus thrust into Paul...

Sydney Sweeney produces and stars in the film as the central protagonist who ventures out to serve in a convent in the Italian countryside after her parish outside of Detroit, Michigan closes.(Courtesy of NEON)

Anything But “Immaculate”

Lydia Derris, Arts & Culture Editor April 4, 2024

This review contains spoilers. Michael Mohan’s “Immaculate” hit theaters last week on March 22. I headed to the Grand Theatre after classes yesterday and watched the new nun thriller. Sydney Sweeney...

“Oppenheimer” dominated the 2024 Academy Awards with an impressive seven wins. (Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter)

2024 Oscars: Snubs and Dubs

Ally Werstler, Senior Writer March 29, 2024

2024 was one of the best years for film in recent memory. The Cannes Film Festival in May released several incredible pictures, including Todd Haynes’ underrated “May December” and one of my favorites...

John and Fanny Dashwood, played by Bennett Haara and BG Cave, hold hands in the intimate setting of the Ring Theater as they share a tender moment at the crux of the performance.

‘Sense and Sensibility’: WFU Theater ‘Combines humor with sentimentality’

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

From Feb. 16 to Feb. 18 and Feb. 22 through Feb. 25, the Wake Forest Theatre Department presented “Sense and Sensibility,” a play by Kate Hamill adapted from Jane Austen’s novel. On Feb. 22, I attended...

Oh’ Calcutta has won multiple awards including the Downtown Excellence Award from Downtown Winston-Salem Inc., within one year of its opening.

Oh’ Calcutta invites the American palate into the world of Indian cuisine

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, nearly 40% of small businesses closed their doors and 20.6 million workers were unemployed. Nevertheless, Gopal Chandarana decided to take the leap and open...

“Society of the Snow,” recounts the story of a tragic plane crash carrying a Uruguayan rugby team in 1972. (Courtesy of IMDb)

Saying “cheese” amid despair

Jimena Elmufdi, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

As the cinema award season comes to an end, I can’t help but think back to one of the films that caught my undivided attention earlier this year. “Society of the Snow,” by the Spanish filmmaker Juan...

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