"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

The photography of Katie Fox (front center), shows campus life during the height of COVID-19 (Collage: Daniel Parolini).

The days the world shut down

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor March 16, 2023

At Wake Forest, everyone knew that March 6, 2020, was the last day of classes before spring break. However, few imagined that it would be the last day of in-person classes for the Spring 2020 semester.  There...

A quarantine station awaits travelers to China.

As restrictions lift, Chinese international students look back

Hope Zhu, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

In a less-than-ideal journey back to her hometown of Xuzhou, China, on Dec. 14 last year, sophomore Lavender Wang was required to undergo a rigorous quarantine process — three days of quarantine in...

One adjustment football players needed to make was practicing in masks. Collage: Jacobi Gilbert

Looking back on football’s pandemic season

Aaron Nataline, Sports Editor March 16, 2023

A tease of Wake Forest football is just around the corner. The spring game on April 15 will bring the Demon Deacons back to the gridiron for the first time since the end of the 2022 season. This week,...

Georgia Kathryn Duncan poses with her tools.

Creativity during COVID-19

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor March 16, 2023

When the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly shut down the world, millions were left isolated in their homes. Before this, our overly regimented lives were scheduled down to the minute, crammed with school, sports...

Sophomore Annie Russell still experiences symptoms of COVID-19.

Deacon Profile: Annie Russell

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor March 16, 2023

Annie Russell is a sophomore from Belmont, N.C., who is majoring in Business and Enterprise Management (BEM) and minoring in Health Policy and Administration. She is also one of the approximately 20% of...

A protestor speaks into a megaphone.

COVID prepared us for climate change

Ashlyn Segler, Staff Columnist March 16, 2023

In March 2020, reality shifted. The coronavirus upended life, derailed normalcy and sent us into lockdown.  Schools closed. Work was conducted from home, when and if possible. Things like traveling,...

A surgical mask, which some use to protect against COVID-19, is found during a beach cleanup.

The good, the bad and the ugly truth: COVID-19 and its environmental impacts

Roksanna Keyvan, Contributing Writer March 16, 2023

In March 2020, the world came to a halt. Lives were turned upside down in a matter of days as businesses shut down and schools closed their doors. Two weeks of what initially seemed like vacation turned...

Adam Coil, donning a mask and apron, poses during the COVID pandemic.

A COVID-19 Odyssey: constructing a new me

Adam Coil, Life Editor March 16, 2023

When the pandemic hit, copious amounts of free will were heaped upon me. The 11 hours of the day dedicated to school and sports evaporated into thin air, and the only thing resembling a temporal land marker...

Going on walks was a common way to keep busy during quarantine - it also may have changed some peoples perspective on alone time.

Let yourself embrace post-pandemic change

Prarthna Batra, Staff Columnist March 16, 2023

Three years ago this week, things were very different. The COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm, impacting the way we interact with the people around us and our surroundings forever. When a life-altering...

Encouraged to stay indoors, many turned to media to pass the time.

The media that got us through quarantine

James Watson, Life Editor March 16, 2023

 For the first time in modern history, it was in the public’s best interest to stay indoors and do nothing. As a result, people flocked to media for comfort and familiarity in such a turbulent time....

A Wake Forest Choirs ensemble meets over Zoom in October 2020. (Aine Pierre/Old Gold & Black)

We are still recovering from the pandemic

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist March 16, 2023

“Breaking News!” was a monotonous phrase I heard throughout 2020. When my high school transitioned to virtual learning because of the pandemic, I was dismayed but intrigued to see how events would...

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