"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

A Native American Heritage Month flyer shows the Should We Go to Hawaii talk.

Tohi Talk asks: ‘Should we go to Hawaii?’

Addison Schmidt, Assistant Environment Editor November 21, 2022

When the average Wake Forest student is prompted to consider the Hawaiian islands, they likely imagine a stunning vacationland ripe with crystal clear waters, surfing and volcanoes. Our thoughts, however,...

Deforestation has ravaged the Amazon rainforest in most South American countries with a stake in the land, including Peru (above), Brazil, and Ecuador. Environmental experts predict that president-elect Lula will focus on decreasing logging in Brazil.

Brazilian election delivers change for the Amazon

Una Wilson, Environment Editor November 16, 2022

On the night of Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, Brazilians and environmentalists across the globe alike watched as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — known popularly as Lula — beat his far-right...

The graduate cohort draws heavily on the book All We Can Save.

Graduate cohort focuses on eco-justice

Mia Springer, Contributing Writer October 31, 2022

Environmental justice is an issue that hits close to home for Wake Forest– so close that it affects the surrounding Winston-Salem community more than many students may know.  That’s why Wake Forest's...

Students dress in sustainable Halloween costumes.

Making Halloween fashion more sustainable

Hope Zhu, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

Before you order that wacky Halloween costume on Amazon this year, think about the 2,000 tons of waste in the UK alone that will be sent to landfills following this year’s Halloween festivities. In...

Indigenous Peoples Day events at Wake Forest honor Indigenous teachings and sustainability practices.

Fostering connections on Indigenous Peoples Day

Breanna Laws, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

On Monday, Oct. 11, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the Intercultural Center to host a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day. This event featured the planting of a new campus garden behind...

Solar panels adorn the roof of South Residence Hall.

Solar energy from a foreign land

Addison Schmidt, Staff Writer October 5, 2022

Despite the many green initiatives Wake Forest University has spearheaded, there remains a lack of significant renewable energy presence in ‘the forest.’  In reality, similar to many other universities,...

David Link tends to his bees at Campus Garden.

Pollen, pollinators and people

Addison Schmidt, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

It’s a tale that many of us first heard in elementary school science: a bee flies onto a flower, sucks nectar from the flower’s center, collects pollen on its body and quickly moves on to the next...

A photograph of a garden

Conversations, reckoning and vegetables grow in the Three Sisters Garden

Bella Ortley-Guthrie, Staff Writer September 7, 2022

Between the buildings of Palmer and Piccolo, tall wooden poles and metal wires encircle a plot of dirt, woodchips, and straw. Inside the gate, shovels sit upright above overturned soil. Like the speckles...

A photograph of four volunteers helping out in a garden

At Campus Garden, volunteers “dig-in” to the school year

Addison Schmidt, Staff Writer August 30, 2022

Whether it’s a 90-degree day in August or a 40-degree day in February, one thing that remains nearly constant throughout the academic year is the presence of students at Wake Forest’s Campus Garden...

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...

Features covered many events, such as Earth Month.

Wake Forest celebrates Earth Month

Una Wilson, Assistant Features Editor April 20, 2022

 You might be an artist, or maybe you enjoy dancing. Perhaps you are an entrepreneur, a business owner or an engineer. You may be a poet, a film critic, a chef, a question-asker, a leader, a learner —...

Many are concerned that the new road will disrupt the outdoor beauty and recreation space Davis Field currently offers.

Davis Field construction alters campus sustainability

Cooper Sullivan, Multimedia Managing Editor March 29, 2022

On May 16, Hearn Plaza will not only be the center of campus but the center of attention. The trees that line the upper quad will be surrounded by flying graduation caps, flying toilet paper rolls and...

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