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

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

How do I look? Mr. Winkler asked, staring right into the lens of Arts & Culture Editor James Watsons camera.

Henry Winkler becomes himself

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor December 6, 2023

Emmy award-winning actor Henry Winkler, best known for his role as the iconic, earnest greaser, Fonzie (or, “The Fonz”) in the long-running hit TV show “Happy Days” paid a visit to Winston-Salem...

The annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights offers Wake students a festive and stress-free tradition in Winston-Salem ahead of the holiday season. (Courtesy of Forsyth County)

Tanglewood Park kicks off the holiday season with annual Festival of Lights

Lydia Derris, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

As the autumn leaves fall and the winter chill sets in, Tanglewood Park has decked its “halls” into a magical wonderland, marking the return of the highly anticipated Festival of Lights.  Tanglewood...

2024s Mean Girls movie is not a sequel or a remake (Courtesy of Reddit).

‘Mean Girls’ can still be fetch in 2023

Kenley McClure, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

The 2004 cult classic “Mean Girls” is one of my all-time favorite movies. While it is arguable that the “popular clique takes in a new member” troupe originated in 1988 with the film “Heathers,”...

Denvers voice is deeper, richer and more mellifluous on this album than on his earlier recordings, writes Online Managing Editor Aine Pierre (Courtesy of Spotify)

‘The Last Recordings’ has me feeling Rocky Mountain High (Again)

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor November 28, 2023

Re-recordings and remasters have become something of a cause célèbre in the music industry. Country-turned-pop artist Taylor Swift has taken the world by storm with the re-recording and re-release of...

My brother, Gregory, trick or treating in his costume.

It’s more than a sports team, it’s a culture.

Virginia Noone, Photo Editor November 28, 2023

“You can grow up to be anything you want to be,” my father always said to me. “Just never a fucking Yankees fan.” And so, I was raised to be a Boston sports fan. Despite my disinterest in all...

Both alumni emphasized the enduring opportunities and connections that abound at Wake Forest and encouraged students to foster those connections as early as they could, because within these bonds, ambitions are redefined, and collaborative artistry is born.

Artistry Unveiled: A Conversation with Wake Forest Alumni Yan Cheng (‘19) and Caroline Perkins (‘16) in the Hanes Gallery

Lydia Derris, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

The Hanes Gallery, positioned on the ground floor of Scales Fine Arts Center, is seldom entered by non-art majors. However, on Nov. 7, students across various disciplines attended Wake Forest alumni Yan...

Ego and fame broke The Beatles apart and led them away from what truly mattered to them — music and friendship. (Courtesy of IMDb)

Coming Back to ‘Now and Then’

Mattie Stillerman, Contributing Writer November 15, 2023

The Beatles is one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. Made up of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, and kickstarted by Lennon and McCartney, the English...

If you come in there lurking, youre going to end up on the floor. What Im saying is I dont try to weigh everything against everything. I stay in the present moment.(Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

In conversation with Debbie Allen

Christa Dutton and James Watson November 15, 2023

Wake Forest welcomed Debbie Allen to campus this week to receive the inaugural Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award. The award honors accomplished artists who reflect Angelou’s commitment to creating,...

Junior Enzo Menghini is a political science and philosophy major and a prize-winning poet.

Enzo Menghini is a poet without a country

Adam Coil , Arts & Culture Editor November 15, 2023

Junior Enzo Menghini is a double major in philosophy and political science. More than this, though, he is a poet who grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but he has always felt like the 2005 version of Kurt...

Scorsese effortlessly stages the vicious conspirators of the Osage murders. (Courtesy of IMDb)

‘Killers of The Flower Moon’ haunts the American West

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor November 13, 2023

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster,” the late Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill announces in Martin Scorsese’s 1991 feature film “Goodfellas.” The line bursts with romantic...

Sivan has explained that he started writing this album after a big breakup in 2019 and a subsequent period where he rediscovered the beauty of relationships. (Courtesy of Spotify)

Troye Sivan’s ‘Something to Give Each Other’ is a pop masterclass

Kenley McClure, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

On Oct. 13, Troye Sivan released his third album “Something to Give Each Other” — his first album release in five years. I must admit, while I do enjoy what I’ve heard of Sivan’s music, I have...

Freshman Aderinola “Nola” Adepoju plays Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest demonstrator in the 1965 Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

‘Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom’ gives a topical testimony to a uniquely American story

Adam Coil, Arts & Culture Editor November 6, 2023

In 1965, Lynda Blackmon Lowery was the youngest person to march 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery in a campaign for African-American voting rights. One day into the trip, on March 22, she turned just 15...

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