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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

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...

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...

Neutral colors are essential to the Fall wardrobe, writes Sally Pendergrass.

Brace for the cold with these fall fashion tips

Sally Pendergrass, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

The leaves are changing, daily temps are dropping, daylight is diminishing and pumpkin spice lattes are flying off the shelves. Autumn is upon us — and with the new season comes new dilemmas for Wake...

Adnan Syed walks free after the District Attorney dismisses the charges against him.

A true crime triumph: the Adnan Syed story

Caroline Mederos, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

“If you want to figure out this case with me, now is the time to start paying attention”, Sarah Koenig says as she draws in her audience during the fourth episode of her critically acclaimed podcast...

Zendayas character battles a drug addiction in the show Euphoria.

‘Euphoria’ explores complex issues

Sophie Guymon, Opinion Editor March 3, 2022

This article contains spoilers for "Euphoria". Reader discretion is advised. Since season two of HBO’s “Euphoria” premiered on Jan. 9, it has been one of the most talked-about shows on television...

Collage of album covers visually represents the diversity
waiting to be discovered in niche music genres.

Dive into gate-keepable music

Brody Leo and Adam Coil March 3, 2022

In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, she writes, “it’s no real pleasure in life.” She’s wrong — gatekeeping good music exists. And it’s the ultimate pleasure...

Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln co-star in Love Actually, a film that follows multiple romances during the holidays.

Romantic comedy relies on delicate dance of key ingredients

Olivia Fondie, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Romantic comedies are an especially polarizing genre of movies. Regardless, in unsteady and unpredictable times, one can always rely on the comforting presence of a romantic comedy. The genre inspires...

Jeff Probst discusses the game with
the contestants during tribal council.

‘Survivor’ moves forward alongside America

Isabella Mason, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

"Survivor" is a show that is older than I am. Episode one of "Survivor: Borneo" — the show’s first season — aired in May 2000. "Survivor" predates my entire life, and yet I’ve become engrossed...

Elle Woods arrives at Harvard in an outfit that rejects the status quo.

Strong female archetypes prevail in film

Olivia Fondie, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

The early years of Hollywood were significant for women. In the 1930s, platinum blondes were steering men to their bedrooms, and women were the strong, steady forces that held marriages together. In “Mildred...

The title character of Hannah Montana is a role model for an entire generation and continues to be so.

Kids grow with their favorite childhood stars

Abby Komiske, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Everyone has their all-time favorite Disney show from childhood — something that they are willing to defend with everything they have. For me, that’s “Hannah Montana”. I grew up watching "Hannah...

Elements of nerd culture, like Dungeons and Dragons remain marginalized.

Examining the rise of nerd culture

Josie Scratchard, Life Editor February 24, 2022

 Not too long ago, a nerd was considered to be someone who read comic books, obsessed over “The Lord of the Rings” and spent afternoons at the arcade. Nerds were harassed constantly for their hobbies...

Klimts The Kiss is a painting from the early 20th century.

Art piece captures intimacy and energy

Abby Komiske, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” — an oil painting on canvas with gold leaf, platinum and silver accents — depicts a man and woman in a world of gold.  The couple is frozen in place,...

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