"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

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...

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...

Receiving an AASHE award would not only promote the visibility of Wolter’s composting achievements but also help to encourage further sustainable practices at Wake Forest.

Deacon Profile: Quin Wolters

Jimena Elmufdi, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

After graduating from Wake Forest last May, Quin Wolters, a former mathematical economics major and environmental studies minor, chose to continue her professional journey right here on campus. As a...

Zoe Clay poses for their graduation tabloid photograph in 2022.

Remembering Zoe Clay (’22)

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor October 27, 2023

Physical reminders of Zoe Clay (‘22) are everywhere on Wake Forest’s campus. One of Zoe’s Latin projects still sits on the desk of classics Professor Dr. T. H. M. Gellar-Goad’s office. A research...

Dr. Stan Meiburg is currently the co-executive director of the Andrew Sabin Family Center for Environment and Sustainability for Wake Forest University. (Courtesy of Wake Forest)

Deacon Profile: Stan Meiburg

Daniel Parolini, News Editor October 11, 2023

In more ways than one, Wake Forest is a different campus from the one Dr. Stan Meiburg knew as an undergraduate studying political science almost 50 years ago. For one, it’s grown quite a bit. And...

Jackson Buttler, Wake Forest Universitys current Student Body President sits in his office in Benson Student Center.

Deacon Profile: Jackson Buttler

Isabella Romine, Features Editor October 6, 2023

When Student Body President Jackson Buttler reflects on his time at Wake Forest, it’s impossible to imagine his experience without Student Government.  Yet his Student Government career could have...

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...

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...

Senior Zac Contreras artwork lines the halls of the stArt Gallery.

Deacon Profile: Zac Contreras

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Features Editor February 24, 2023

In downtown Winston-Salem, senior Zac Contreras' eye-catching and distinctive artwork hangs behind glass windows at the stArt Gallery, the ghoulish figures in the frames eyeing passersby. The paintings...

Margaret Bender poses for a photograph in Chile.

Deacon Profile: Margaret Bender

Isabella Romine, Features Editor February 15, 2023

In the western region of North Carolina, just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, live the officially recognized Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). The tribe is undertaking language...

CC Carjaval poses with her seeing-eye dog.

Deacon Profile: CC Carjaval

Shaila Prasad, Opinion Editor February 3, 2023

Sophomore CC Carvajal is from Charlotte, NC, and hopes to become a clinical psychologist. Currently pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish, she plans to obtain a doctorate after graduation....

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