"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

Members of the Wake Forest community line up to receive food at the annual Fast-A-Thon, an event held by the Muslim Student Association in celebration of the holiday of Ramadan.

Muslim Student Association members share appreciation

Anita Dongieux and Natasha Hiesenberg April 28, 2024

Since its founding at Wake Forest in 2011, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) has created a sense of belonging for Muslim students on Wake Forest’s campus.  “The Wake Forest Muslim Student Association...

Trekking along a hiking trail for 12 miles, it felt as if I was walking alongside the edge of the world itself. (Courtesy of Alyssa Soltren)

London through the eyes of Tolkien

Alyssa Soltren, Contributing Writer April 21, 2024

The sun was barely up when my alarm woke me, telling me to get out of bed and start my adventure. Quickly and silently, I slipped out of my sheets and into a colorful wool sweater, fur-lined boots, jeans...

It was with this in mind that I decided to forgo a restful week away from “Work Forest” in favor of embarking upon a physically arduous backpacking trip led by Outdoor Pursuits along the Georgia coast this spring break.

Island time in Georgia

Addison Schmidt, Environment Editor April 4, 2024

Each time I step outside of my comfort zone and explore new outdoor experiences, I am overwhelmed by its profound impact on my mental well-being. Overcoming challenges alongside others — especially those...

Guests at the Magnolia Room in Reynolda Hall during the ROTC Ball on March 1.

ROTC: challenge and camaraderie

Julia Knowles, Contributing Writer April 3, 2024

If ROTC ever crosses someone's mind, it might conjure up the image of students in full army gear — and that’s it. Few understand what ROTC truly entails.  ROTC, or Reserve Officer Training Corps,...

Seniors Emily Oh, Jamie Wander and Owen Ghaphery (left to right) pose for a photo together. They are this years student directors for the annual Wake n Shake event.

Wake ‘n’ Shake executive board expresses gratitude

Anita Dongieux, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

Since its inception in 2006, Wake ‘n’ Shake has taken over Wake Forest’s campus by storm. The 12-hour, standing-only dance marathon that raises money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund is...

Stacie Petter, professor of management information systems at the Wake Forest School of Business, posed next to her computers in her office. Petter and her team received $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation.

Stacie Petter receives $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation

Hope Zhu, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

California, Ohio and North Carolina may be far apart, but faculty members from the states’ higher education institutions are teaming up for an engaging research initiative that brings together scholars...

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: Oscar Bray

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...

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