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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

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....

Feldman, a senior Stamps Scholar, wants to work with the U.S. government for his career.

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...

Lydia Swortzel (left) and her husband, Stevien Reece (right) hold their baby, Oliver.

How a mother’s choice saved her child

Christa Dutton , News Editor September 26, 2022

When Lydia Swortzel and her husband Stevien Reece found out they were having twins, they were shocked.  They were shocked not only because carrying two babies at one time is daunting but shocked all...

A photograph of two bikers hi-fiving

Deacon Profile: Charlie Marconi

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Features Editor September 8, 2022

Junior Charlie Marconi sits across from me at a picnic table outside of Benson, scrolling through his recent outgoing and missed phone calls. As he does, one name flashes on his phone more than the others:...

A photograph of Pilar Agudelo at her desk

Deacon Profile: Student Body President Pilar Agudelo

Addison Schmidt, Staff Writer August 25, 2022

When senior Pilar Agudelo began her campaign for student body president last spring, she found herself in what would be, for most students, an almost impossible situation: she was tasked with running her...

Wahl competes on Season 33 of Survivor.

Deacon Profile: Will Wahl

Christa Dutton, News Editor April 13, 2022

Will Wahl is a 24-year-old 2L student at Wake Forest University School of Law and a former contestant on the reality television show “Survivor”. In 2016, Wahl appeared on the show’s 33rd season,...

Sanders is the founder of NeuroVice.

Deacon Profile: Ashlyn Sanders

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Features Editor March 30, 2022

Ashlyn Sanders, a first-year student at Wake Forest Medical School, is the founder and CEO of NeuroVice, a company that produces first-to-market medical device technology for seizure patients. The device...

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