"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 digital footprint that follows us off the screen (literally)

The digital footprint that follows us off the screen (literally)

Roksanna Keyvan, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

An epoch of economic prosperity and financial freedom is imminent. Transactions worth thousands — even millions — occur in seconds, with users anonymously sending and receiving money without having...

A student touches one of the rocks part of a meditation circle in between ZSR and Babcock and Luter Hall.

Stop and smell the…rocks?

Shaila Prasad, Opinion Editor March 28, 2023

I’ve walked into Farrell Hall more than 100 times, and in every single instance, I’ve associated it with stress and PTSD from accounting class. Now, I admire the pillars that guard the business school,...

A student scuba dives in Belize.

Biology class takes spring break trip to Belize’s coral reefs

Mia Springer, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Nose-to-nose with a reef shark, Wake Forest students got to experience biology textbook material in the wild during a spring break trip to Belize with their biology class.  BIO 311: Ecology and Conservation...

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...

A family of skiers race down a mountain.

Skiing: A slippery slope

Mia Springer, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

For Wake Forest students who enjoy winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding, this annual hobby may soon turn into a once-in-a-while luxury — snow is in short supply.  “Sometimes I have friends...

Peter Schlachte (‘19)s job involves documenting the impact of Earthworks’ efforts and raise financial support from foundations.

Alumnus advocates for the environment

Anita Dongieux, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Wake Forest alumnus Peter Schlachte (‘19) is working toward environmental justice efforts.  Schlachte joined Earthworks in the Spring of 2022, three years after graduating from Wake Forest University...

In the birthplace of the environmental justice movement, protesters march against the proposal of a PCB landfill in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Warren County, N.C., in 1982.

Past and present: Moving toward environmental justice

Anna Beim, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Day after day in America, pollutants are pumped into the atmosphere, toxic chemicals are poured into water sources and hazardous waste is buried within our soil. Many communities across the nation suffer...

Visitors to Reynolda Gardens are treated to its colorful flowers and various plants.

A look into Reynolda Gardens’ past, present and future

Mia Springer, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

A 10-minute walk off campus along the Reynolda Trail leads to a local oasis — Reynolda Gardens. Filled with rich history, Reynolda Gardens’ staff have preserved its value by establishing an upper vegetable...

Members of the Environmental Dynamics Lab conduct a control burn as part of their research on fire’s impact on the health of vegetation.

Engineering lab studies responses to extreme weather

Bella Ortley-Guthrie, Environment Editor March 2, 2023

It’s a cloudy day outside Wake Downtown. On the fourth floor, Wake Forest engineering professor and researcher Dr. Lauren Lowman sits surrounded by open windows and clouds.    Lowman leads the...

Visitors explore the Gateway Nature Preserve.

Gateway Nature Preserve seeks to mend environments and minds

Mia Springer, Contributing Writer February 28, 2023

A 12-minute drive off campus down University Drive and Marshall Street leads to a nature sanctuary called Gateway Nature Preserve. The preserve is a 19-acre site located near Old Salem and the University...

Signs near North Campus Apartments inform students that composting is an option.

NCA composting program expands waste-reduction initiatives

Anna Beim, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are commonly used when dealing with the issue of managing waste. However, while these three methods are more beneficial for the environment than throwing trash into...

Members of the Sustainability Leadership Group pose for a photo.

Sustainability initiative invites first years to lead

Neriah Olivier, Contributing Writer February 14, 2023

Behind the walls of the Wake Forest Office of Sustainability, the Sustainability Leadership Group is bringing new ideas to raise environmental awareness to fruition.   The leadership group, created...

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