"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

Get Off the Rack, and on the runway!

Get Off the Rack, and on the runway!

Beza Zelalem, Staff Columnist April 18, 2024

This past Friday, the Wayward Fashion executive board (including myself) stopped by Off The Rack to pick out clothing and accessories for our upcoming annual Spring Fashion Show. Off The Rack is a small...

Stop playing it safe and visit the bins

Stop playing it safe and visit the bins

Beza Zelalem, Staff Columnist April 3, 2024

Hello my thrifty friends! For those of you tuning in this week, I feel the need to make a quick PSA. I’ve heard throughout my time at Wake Forest that many people think thrifting is dirty and unsanitary....

Four scholar-activist justice panelists joined: Arielle King, José Saucedo, Leah Thomas and Alexis Raeana. (Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

Climate panel opens up environmental discussions

Ella Klein and Addison Schmidt April 3, 2024

Editor’s note: This conversation was edited for brevity and clarity. On Friday, March 22, the Environment and Sustainability Studies program hosted a Climate Justice Panel Discussion. Four scholar-activist...

Greenwashing is the term for a marketing strategy that companies 
often use to seem more sustainable than they are. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock)

Unraveling the threads of greenwashing

Anna Beim, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

Even amidst the climate crisis, consumerism is at an all-time high. Fast fashion companies have given rise to mass-produced, inhumanely produced, cheap clothing –– harming the environment and the...

Secondhand stories

Secondhand stories

Beza Zelalem, Senior Columist March 7, 2024

Hello again, my fellow sustainable fashion lovers! I hope you got a chance to visit Happy Hour and Major Tomms –– this week I have an exciting new thrift store ready for you all. The next vintage...

Sustainable investments are increasingly generating returns that outperform traditional alternatives. (Courtesy of the Harvard Business School)

Making sustainability sustainable for businesses

Nick Lambrinos, Contributing Writer March 3, 2024

In November 2021, Toyota announced the creation of a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Liberty, NC to expand its supply of electrified and hybrid vehicles.  The investment will total $13.9 billion...

Secondhand stories

Secondhand stories

Beza Zelalem, Senior Writer February 23, 2024

Sustainable fashion isn’t a trend, it’s always in. One of the best ways to explore your college town is via their thrift stores — you get a sense of the local taste and get to escape campus.   Although...

Nothing else says true love like a unique gift made by willing, environmentally conscious participants!

The commercial cupid: Don’t get struck!

Mia Springer, Staff Writer February 10, 2024

As the season of love approaches, a decision must be made. What is near to your heart — buying your partner a bouquet of “fresh” roses, a mass-produced teddy bear or intentional, sustainable gift-giving...

Although companies like Spotify are taking steps to reduce environmental effects, it has yet to be shown to solve the issue.

Sustainable sounds: is music more eco-friendly now?

Towne Moores, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Every day, people stream music. Music is streamed at the gym, when walking to class, during homework and even (some might argue especially) when taking a shower.  Listening to music, an experience...

On average, Americans produce 25% more waste, or one million tons of extra waste, each week during the holiday season. (Courtesy of Shutterstock)

Sleigh the holidays, give the gift of sustainability

Una Wilson and Ella Klein December 5, 2023

Winter is upon us. Car heaters are turned to their highest blast. Fall cardigans stay hidden beneath winter parkas and gloves. The jing-a-ling of the Salvation Army volunteers standing outside of Trader...

Dr. Ghadiri‘s lab uses novel ultrafast laser systems to convert the energy generated by solar cells into electricity. (Courtesy of Elham Ghadiri)

Lab views solar future with laser-sharp vision

Natasha Heisenberg and Ben Lane November 16, 2023

Tucked away in the basement of Salem Hall, the Wake Forest Chemistry Department laboratories might all appear the same. Ventilation hoods, chemicals and glassware decorate the black counters of the rooms,...

SHAC volunteers lead sustainable notebook-making tutorial at a public engagement booth.

Local art collective prioritizes sustainability

Ella Klein, Environment Editor November 14, 2023

Sustainability might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you picture the arts scene in Winston-Salem. Although the city is officially dubbed the “City of Arts and Innovation,” its environmentalist...

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