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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

Using an umbrella in in the rain should not be weird. Thats the whole purpose of umbrellas.

Umbrellas: Wake Forest’s Biggest Faux Pas?

Jimena Elmufdi and Bailey Hardegree September 22, 2023

North Carolina weather can easily be compared to the mood swings of an average high schooler — unpredictable and unreliable. But there are some things that are simply well-known. Storms roll into...

Peyton Alley, lead singer of The Barons, performs at Wake Forest.

The Barons are back in town

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor September 22, 2023

The sun was blazing when Peyton Alley woke up in the Walmart parking lot in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Sept. 2. The lead singer of The Barons had played at Auburn University the previous night in southern...

Omar Benjamin poses in the picture used for his Graduation Tabloid story in 2020 (Courtesy of Omar Benjamin).

Remembering Omar Benjamin (‘20)

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor September 20, 2023

It is a crisp, fall afternoon in 2017, and the LGBTQ+ Center is bustling. As you walk by, you may notice the distinct smell of baked macaroni and cheese and the unmistakable sound of roaring laughter....

Wake Forest Baptist, and the story of its closing, reflects broader debates and conflict in the Baptist tradition and in Christianity as a whole (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

The Final Word

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2023

On an overcast Saturday last November, bells rang out from the carillon in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University. Inside, people found old friends, giving them hugs and saying, “It’s been too long.”    Death...

Kisumu County has a teenage pregnancy rate of 42% and a disproportionately high rate of HIV in young girls. Most of this occurs before these adolescent girls have had sexual education in school.

How HIV in Kenya reveals gender inequities

Margaret Bolt, Contributing Writer September 6, 2023

My supervisor lets out a small gasp. I glance over at the HIV test results of the 23-year-old, pregnant woman in front of me: there’s a red line — her test is positive.  The woman hangs her head....

K. Killian Noe is the founder of the Recovery Café Network.

To Noe and love

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

Killian Noe arrived at work one day at Recovery Café to find a man sitting alone on the front steps. She knew the man because he frequents Recovery Café, a community space she founded that helps people...

Dr. Michael Nader leads the Center for Addiction Research at Wake Forests medical school.

Wake Forest research supports a multi-treatment approach to the drug abuse crisis

Meagan Marks, Contributing Writer May 6, 2023

Drug overdoses claimed the lives of more than 100,000 U.S. citizens this past year — a toll greater than the 2021 gun-related deaths and motor-vehicle deaths combined. “It is a huge problem,”...

The 2023 Graduation Edition

The 2023 Graduation Edition

Editorial Staff April 27, 2023

Every spring, the Old Gold & Black publishes its graduation edition, a 28-page tabloid that tells the story of one esteemed graduate-to-be from every academic major at Wake Forest. These majors all...

Some of the universitys nine art collections are stored off campus.

Reflecting the times

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2023

As soon as I entered J.D. Wilson’s home, I could tell he is a man who loves art. Small sculptures sat on shelves, and large paintings hung on the walls. He proudly displays his grandchildren’s crafts...

This piece, titled “Patchworked Identities,” invites viewers to add their charcoal handprint
onto the canvas, which is made of recycled cloth as a criticism of the fast-fashion industry.

‘Artivists’ bring together art and local activism

Selinna Tran, Senior Writer April 12, 2023

The Artivisits, of which Maya Whitaker and Dianna LaTerra are co-presidents, seek to transform the social environment of Winston-Salem through art and visual communication. This comes in the form of creating...

Derick Mejia Torres works with a New Orleans-based organization called Free ALAS. The organization connects undocumented students with legal representation.

Deacon Profile: Derick Mejia Torres

Isabella Romine, Features Editor March 29, 2023

For junior Derick Mejia Torres, tracing the roots of his activism for undocumented immigrants is easy. He reflects on being in middle school, where, shortly after making the 2,000-mile journey as an unaccompanied...

Georgia Kathryn Duncan poses with her tools.

Creativity during COVID-19

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor March 16, 2023

When the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly shut down the world, millions were left isolated in their homes. Before this, our overly regimented lives were scheduled down to the minute, crammed with school, sports...

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