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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

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....

Deacon Profile: Tal Feldman

Deacon Profile: Tal Feldman

Prarthna Batra, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

Senior Tal Feldman has grown up with one goal in mind — wanting to work for the U.S. government. But while a lot of students at Wake Forest may sit with such dreams, Feldman has secured a Schwarzman...

Alice Hauser is one of 32 Americans who has received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year.

Deacon Profile: Alice Hauser

Isabella Romine, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Since arriving at Wake Forest, senior Stamps Scholar Alice Hauser has advocated for refugees, advised three different Wake Forest administrators, studied abroad twice, completed three internships and participated...

Caleb Strickler poses with the head of the Demon Deacon costume.

Unmasking the Demon Deacon: Caleb Strickler

Brooke Degner, Contributing Writer November 30, 2022

The Demon Deacon is everywhere: football games, soccer games, Family Weekend, social media and every other type of Wake Forest event imaginable. I know we’ve all wondered at least once: who is the man...

Aaron Hardwick, Wake Forests new orchestra director, poses with his baton.

Deacon Profile: Aaron Hardwick

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Features Editor November 28, 2022

With a professional background in genres from bluegrass to musical theater and opera to video game music, Wake Forest’s newest Orchestra Director Aaron Hardwick seeks to enhance the program by highlighting...

Matthew Dailey (25) stands in front of the Army Mountain Warfare School.

Deacon Profile: Matthew Dailey

Addison Berry, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Sophomore ROTC cadet Matthew Dailey has always known that he wanted to be in the U.S. Army. When he was little, he loved Civil War comic books, military-themed coloring books and playing with his hundreds...

Boxi Chen performs one of his 30 songs, which he has been writing since his senior year of high school.

Deacon Profile: Boxi Chen

Yushuo Wang, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

As a double major in finance and statistics, a Chinese international student from Zhejiang Province, a singer, songwriter, and producer — Boxi Chen, Wake Forest senior, has multiple identities rolled...

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