"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

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,...

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 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...

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...

Native insects and pollinators are buzzing around the campus garden, indicating the coming of spring.

Campus Garden celebrates the spring equinox

Una Wilson, Assistant Features Editor March 15, 2022

As cherry blossoms and daffodils have begun to speckle Wake Forest’s campus with color, Campus Garden is preparing to celebrate the spring equinox on Sunday, Mar. 20 from 4-6 p.m. The event is open to...

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