"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

Midfielder Lyndon Wood waves at the crowd during an away game.

The push for destigmatization of mental health support for athletes

Addison Berry, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

As the concern for NCAA athlete mental health issues sparks conversation across the nation, the Wake Forest Sports’ Psychology department and athletes reflect on new mental health-related initiatives...

A photograph from the Lam Museum

Anthropology exhibit highlights the Chinese international student experience

Kathleen Kerr, Staff Writer September 7, 2022

Class of 2022 alumna Hex Li worked with Wake Forest University’s Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology to open the exhibit she curated, “Guī Shù Gǎn: Belonging and Isolation in the WFU Chinese...

A photograph of the Amazon Rainforest in the midst of deforestation

A controlled crash: Saving the damaged Peruvian Amazon

Ben Lane, Contributing Writer August 24, 2022

After hours of hiking, 11 Wake Forest students broke through the dense vegetation onto a small cliff, exposing an endless expanse of rainforest stretched out beneath them. Clothes glued to their bodies...

A 16 year-old Aine Pierre poses with her first dose of hormones at CVS.

Transgender children deserve access to procedures

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor March 3, 2022

For LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender youth a storm is brewing in the United States. On Friday, Feb. 18, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote in an opinion that providing or abetting gender-affirming...

The nearly unqualified welcoming of Ukrainian refugees raises questions about the rejection of refugees from other parts of the world.

Western response to Ukraine conflict betrays racism

Sophie Guymon, Opinion Editor March 2, 2022

As conflict rages on between Russia and Ukraine, people from all walks of life and sides of the political spectrum have come together in support of Ukraine. However, this support of Ukraine — when compared...

The flags that Student Government places in Tribble courtyard takes on new meaning when you know someone the flag represents.

Finding meaning in the unthinkable

Alyssa Soltren, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

 "But she’s so smart and hardworking."  "But she has rosy cheeks and a soft, bright smile."  "But we shared notes with each other in Anatomy class."  These were just a few waves of the tsunami...

Cheslie Krysts death is emblematic of a larger issue around mental health, especially for women of color.

Cheslie Kryst’s death highlights broader issues

Natasha Heisenberg, Contributing Columnist February 17, 2022

On Sunday, Jan. 30, Wake Forest alumna and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst passed away. Only three months away from turning 31, Kryst’s death was an unimaginable tragedy that rippled through the country....

Yushuo Wang was a major contributor to the Life section this year.

International student struggles with identity

Yushuo Wang, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

 “Which do you prefer, ‘Olivia’ or ‘Yushuo’?” a professor asked me face-to-face.  Silence. “Um…” I should have been used to this question after filling out so many Google Forms that...

From Polo Residence Hall, the smoke from the fire obscures Wait Chapel.

Wake Forest community reacts to Weaver Fertilizer fire

Aine Pierre, Christa Dutton, and Emily Toro February 1, 2022

The fire at Weaver Fertilizer Plant that began on the night of Monday, Jan. 31, continues to affect the Wake Forest and Winston-Salem community. About 1,000 Wake Forest undergraduate and graduate students...

A sign in Tribble Courtyard reminds students to eat during the first semester finals week. Disordered eating constitutes a major issue on the Wake Forest campus.

Exploring eating disorders at Wake Forest

Henry Parkhurst, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Work. Study. Exercise. Party. Repeat. That is the ever-present reality of college life at Wake Forest University according to many students. Binding together that cycle is the pressure to be great —...

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