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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

Oscar Bray, a senior at Wake Forest majoring in history and minoring in East Asian studies and creative writing, poses for a photo. Bray will spend the next two years in Beijing as a Yenching Scholar.

Deacon Profile

Natasha Heisenberg, Features Editor February 23, 2024

When senior Oscar Bray began his East Asian studies minor, he knew that he wanted to pursue his passion for cultures and languages abroad. What he did not know was that, after graduating from Wake Forest...

The tip jar at Campus Gas rests on the bar counter. Campus Gas, which is frequented by Wake Forest students and is owned and operated by Wake Forest alumni, is a business where its employees rely on tips to supplement their wages due to North Carolina law.

To tip or not to tip

Virginia Noone, Opinion Editor February 23, 2024

Senior Wilson Tibbits has held a job all throughout his college career. In fact, working is something he’s enjoyed doing. When given the opportunity to work at Campus Gas, Tibbits was thrilled to bartend...

The Three to Four Ounces office is located in Benson University Center on the fifth floor. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the literary magazine did not publish a print edition. A new generation of editorial board members considered the publication’s past to revamp its content for new audiences.

Three to Four Ounces finds inspiration in its history

Natasha Heisenberg, Features Editor February 9, 2024

When COVID-19 stopped the world, it did not spare the presses that publish Wake Forest’s oldest literary magazine Three to Four Ounces. From 2019 to the fall of 2021, Three to Four Ounces did not release...

Library Specialist Peter Romanov poses in between the stacks in ZSR. Romanov has worked at the library for over 25 years.

Peter Romanov: Librarian, graduate and son

Evan Harris, Multimedia Director February 8, 2024

If you’ve ever visited Z. Smith Reynolds Library (ZSR), you’ve likely spotted the familiar and friendly pair of glasses sitting behind the circulation desk.  For over 25 years, Peter Romanov has...

Members of the award-winning Wake Forest Debate team pose alongside the pro- gram’s poster. The Wake Debate team was the focus of the documentary “Breathing Fire.”

Think hard, talk fast

Jimena Elmufdi, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

At the center of Carswell Hall, atop numerous silver cup trophies sits a plaque with the words of Wake Forest alumnus Ed Wilson: “Long before we played football, edited publications, acted or sang —...

Zhu (second from the right) sharing lunch with other interns at the American Enterprise Institute.

An immersive semester in the nation’s capital

Hope Zhu, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Just half an hour before concluding my second day as an intern at a lobbying firm in Washington D.C., the HR manager walked up to my desk, asking for a short chat. I wasn't entirely surprised when she...

Isabella Romine poses on a horse during her 2023 summer study abroad experience in Kyrgyztan as part of the Critical Language Scholarship.

The State Department sent me to Kyrgyzstan

Isabella Romine, Senior Writer January 25, 2024

This summer, I trusted in the U.S. State Department to decide where I would study abroad. It came down to Georgia and Kyrgyzstan — the 2023 Russian language sites for the Critical Language Scholarship...

A view of the densely-packed buildings that comprise the city of Athens, Greece, nestled between mountain ranges and containing unparalleled history and culture.

Reflecting on spring in Athens

Jackie Sparnicht, Contributing Writer January 25, 2024

Studying abroad is an experience shared by many on Wake Forest’s campus. Most people either go themselves or know someone who has gone or intends to go. While there are many programs directly sponsored...

Campus Gas’s relationship with the Wake Forest community has been deeply rooted since its founding but has increased as it hired over thirty students throughout the years and often hosts events for different departments and school-sponsored functions.

Campus Gas bridges the gap between campus and community

Virginia Noone, Photo Editor December 1, 2023

When Ben Ingold, John Clowney and Will Volker met in Bostwick Residence Hall as freshmen in 2001, Campus Gas & Service was a vintage, bat-winged gas station where cars had stopped for small groceries...

Jerome with his twin granddaughters, Christa Dutton (left) and Caroline Dutton (right).

Still Writing

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023

A year ago, my grandfather suffered cardiac arrest after contracting COVID-19. He found himself in the hospital, and I found myself on I-40 East, heading home to see him for the last time.  My grandfather...

DeMarinis twins. (Courtesy of the DeMarinis twins)

Twin tales

Jimena Elmufdi, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

From exploring the longstanding question of nature versus nurture to the miracle of perfect DNA replication, twins have always been a source of fascination. With more than five pairs of twins on campus...

Incendiary Brewing Company is located next to Cugino Forno Pizzeria. (Photography Courtesy of Visit Winston Salem)

Following the Winston-Salem brewery trail

Macon Sandifer, Contributing Writer November 29, 2023

Infused with the emerging hip culture and the industrial aesthetic of the former tobacco hub, Winston-Salem sits atop the craft beer scene. It offers students and natives alike a unique drinking experience. After...

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