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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

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...

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 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...

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...

Trash cans line an area behind Reynolda Hall.

Chronicling the journey of Wake Forest’s trash

Reagan Smith, Contributing Writer January 31, 2023

When you throw away your cup at Camino or recycle cardboard in the mailroom, do you think about where that trash ends up next? The journey doesn’t end when you walk away. So what happens to trash at...

Despite efforts to decrease their impact on the planet, many grocery stores, like Publix, still use plastic bags.

How eco-friendly is your favorite Winston-Salem grocery store?

Addison Schmidt, Environment Editor January 13, 2023

At some point, the Pit's fruit bar will no longer be enough to sustain my mid-afternoon snack cravings. Perhaps I've run out of food dollars from buying oat milk lattes at Camino Bakery every morning,...

The Office of Sustainability and Campus Gardens have created lots of programming for the Spring 2023 semester.

Sustainable events in the new year

Bella Ortley-Guthrie, Environment Editor January 12, 2023

As a new year and semester begin, both the Office of Sustainability and Campus Gardens are partnering with organizations across campus to host numerous events and programs throughout the Spring 2023 semester....

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...

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,...

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