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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

The picnic tables between Babcock and Luter is perfect for some quiet studying.

Finding great places to learn in the great outdoors

Bella Ortley-Guthrie, Environment Editor September 21, 2023

Are you tired of spending your days on the fourth floor of the ZSR library? Does sitting under your dorm room’s fluorescent lights make you squeamish? While Wake Forest offers numerous indoor study spaces,...

Farrel Hall, which houses the Wake Forest School of Business, began construction in 2011 and officially opened in the summer of 2013.

A greener way to conduct a business school

Ben Lane and Natasha Heisenberg September 21, 2023

On Oct. 15, the Wake Forest School of Business will officially welcome a Director of Sustainability Initiatives as part of a broader effort to further integrate sustainability into the university’s coursework...

The lands of Lahaina are damaged as a result of wildfires (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Maui wildfires shed light on environmental justice issues closer to home

Una Wilson, Environment Editor September 7, 2023

On Aug. 8th, 2023, the city of Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii, erupted in flames. More than 2,500 acres were disintegrated in the blaze, including residential homes, temporary housing units, schools,...

A trap installed by Yadkin Riverkeeper keeps litter from getting into the river.

Trash Trout catches trash in Reynolda Village

Bella Ortley-Guthrie, Environment Editor September 7, 2023

On July 10, Wake Forest Properties partnered with Yadkin Riverkeeper, a non-profit of water keepers and advocates, to install Asheville GreenWorks’ Trash Trout, which will collect trash, plastic waste...

Families move in at the beginning of the Fall semester (OGB Archives).

Move in sustainability with these tips and tricks

Una Wilson, Environment Editor August 25, 2023

Your band posters and photos hang on the walls as newly bought textbooks are arranged on top of your desk. Perhaps a plant sits on the windowsill, or you have a stolen brick from the quad propping open...

Armon White (23) performs at Wakeville. The festival placed an emphasis on both the arts and sustainability.

Arts and environment take center stage at Wakeville

Roksanna Keyvan, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

On April 1, history was made at Wake Forest University — and this is no April Fools joke! Students from a variety of artistic communities and disciplines across campus came together to host Wake Forest’s...

A magnolia tree, for which Wake Forest is famed, stands on Wake Forests campus.

The lungs of our campus

Mia Springer, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

Willow oaks and cherry blossom trees paint Wake Forest’s campus while the famous Wait Chapel sits dutifully atop the quad — it is spring in the forest. Although “forest” is in the name, Wake Forest...

A Greeks Go Green sticker is displayed on a water bottle.

Are Greeks really going green?

Blair Braddock, Contributing Writer April 13, 2023

Students in Greeks Go Green, a Wake Forest sustainability group, struggle with the organization’s apathy toward change and lack of participation in advocacy efforts.   Greeks Go Green is a peer...

A Wake Forest alumna hopes to combat deforestation with QR codes.

Scanning for sustainability

Anna Beim, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

At the intersection of art, technology and environmentalism, artist and Wake Forest alumna Meredith Mulhearn (‘01) combines technology and her passion for the environment in her artwork by using dried...

Students peruse North Pits food options.

The North Pit aims to reduce food waste on campus

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

The clatter of dishes and whir of machines fills the North Pit’s kitchen, where a three-foot industrial garbage disposal grinds the day’s food scraps to shreds. “Here in North Dining, we do post-consumer...

Fruiting Fig-dense canopy in Manu National Park in Cocha Cashu.

Tropical forests may be the key to climate mitigation

Mia Springer, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

As I boated down the Manu River last summer with Dr. Miles Silman, Prof. Justin Catanoso, and other Wake Forest students, we left one world and entered another.  Just 10 minutes prior, within Manu...

Lighthouse Point houses an island school where some Wake Forest students have spent a semester.

Cruise ship development on a nearly untouched beach

Mia Springer, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

A three-hour plane ride from Wake Forest and a ride down an unpaved dirt road will bring you to a secluded haven in Eleuthera, Bahamas: Lighthouse Point. The beach, located on the island of southern Eleuthera,...

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