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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

Sir Wilfrid Robarts, played by Evan Souza, questions the unstable history of his defendant Leonard Vole, played by Joe Bruno.

Eerie secrets reach a fever pitch in ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Lydia Derris, Staff Writer September 30, 2023

Nestled in the confines of Scales Fine Arts Center, the Tedford Stage emanated an uncanny, almost sinister aura on the opening night of “Witness for the Prosecution.” When the show began, jazz noir...

Fred Motten answering questions during the Q&A portion of the Hell of a Panel event.

Bookmarks festival gives voice to the unheard

Adam Coil, Arts & Culture Editor September 28, 2023

Around 9:32 a.m. this past Saturday, I descended upon First Baptist Church, where the 18th annual Bookmarks Festival kicked off. I strolled inside with a press pass of indeterminable power and freshly...

Ameera Moinuddin poses on South Campus.

Life through the Lens: Ameera Moinuddin

Ameera Moinuddin, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

While some define a third-culture kid as “someone who was raised in a culture other than their parents,” I have a different definition. To me, a third-culture kid is someone who has had the fortune...

Four artists perform at a poetry reading in the Hanes Art Gallery on Sept. 14.

A pair of poetic evenings break political, artistic boundaries

Breanna Laws, Print Managing Editor September 20, 2023

Footsteps reverberate across the concrete floors in the Hanes Art Gallery. Whispered voices ascend the staircase, and people of all ages and backgrounds begin to take their seats. Beside me, someone’s...

Zindagi Na Milegi Doba is unique in its vulnerabilty, especially in a film led by three males, writes Prarthna Batra (Courtesy of IMDb).

Twelve years of my favorite movie – ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’

Prarthna Batra, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Twelve years ago, Indian directors Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti took India by storm with their film that lives to be one of the best productions of Bollywood even today — “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.”  This...

Kenley McClures view of the VMAs from the Babcock basement.

Taylor Swift dominates the 2023 VMAs

Kenley McClure, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

You may not think this past Sept. 12 was anything special, but those who saw me sprint into Babcock’s basement to turn on the TV while obsessively refreshing MTV’s Instagram might say otherwise. That’s...

Vampire is Olivia Rodrigos lead single for her album GUTS (Courtesy of IMDb).

Olivia Rodrigo spills her ‘Guts’ on her sophomore album

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

On Sept. 8, Olivia Rodrigo dropped her highly anticipated sophomore album “Guts,” which was made, once again, in collaboration with her producer Dan Nigro. Two years following the release of her debut...

John Wilson stands in New York with his camera.

How to end a series

Lydia Derris, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

As "How To with John Wilson" airs its final season, we're reminded that when it comes to wrapping up a series in style, John Wilson is an undisputed master. In a world full of the mundane and the lackluster,...

The logo of the lilting banshees: a silhouette of The Thinker in a jesters cap against a yellow background.

Lilting Banshees take on familiar targets in sold-out performances

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer September 12, 2023

On Sept. 5, the Lilting Banshees gave two performances in Brendle Recital Hall. Since their inception in 1998, Banshees shows have been a popular social event for Wake Forest students. This year was no...

Taylor Swift performs in Arlington, Tex., during the first U.S. leg of her Eras Tour (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

‘Long Live’ Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer September 6, 2023

Anyone who possesses any interest in music, or has a TikTok account, probably experienced “The Eras Tour” taking over their lives this summer.  Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” gained attention...

Breanna Laws (center) poses with her friends after seeing Barbie and Oppenheimer.

‘Barbenheimer:’ A timeline of my ultimate day at the theater

Breanna Laws, Print Managing Editor September 6, 2023

Over the summer, cinema endured a cultural reset, and people came out in droves to be a part of the experience. Donned in their best suits or their brightest pinks (or both, in some cases), thousands participated...

Jane Birkin waves at a camera (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

An ode to Jane Birkin

Prarthna Batra, Staff Writer September 6, 2023

We have the iconic Jane Birkin to thank for what we know today as the Birkin bag. More than being the woman who lent her name to one of the most desired handbags in the world, Birkin was an actress, singer...

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