"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

Zendayas character battles a drug addiction in the show Euphoria.

‘Euphoria’ explores complex issues

Sophie Guymon, Opinion Editor March 3, 2022

This article contains spoilers for "Euphoria". Reader discretion is advised. Since season two of HBO’s “Euphoria” premiered on Jan. 9, it has been one of the most talked-about shows on television...

Collage of album covers visually represents the diversity
waiting to be discovered in niche music genres.

Dive into gate-keepable music

Brody Leo and Adam Coil March 3, 2022

In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, she writes, “it’s no real pleasure in life.” She’s wrong — gatekeeping good music exists. And it’s the ultimate pleasure...

Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln co-star in Love Actually, a film that follows multiple romances during the holidays.

Romantic comedy relies on delicate dance of key ingredients

Olivia Fondie, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Romantic comedies are an especially polarizing genre of movies. Regardless, in unsteady and unpredictable times, one can always rely on the comforting presence of a romantic comedy. The genre inspires...

Jeff Probst discusses the game with
the contestants during tribal council.

‘Survivor’ moves forward alongside America

Isabella Mason, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

"Survivor" is a show that is older than I am. Episode one of "Survivor: Borneo" — the show’s first season — aired in May 2000. "Survivor" predates my entire life, and yet I’ve become engrossed...

Elle Woods arrives at Harvard in an outfit that rejects the status quo.

Strong female archetypes prevail in film

Olivia Fondie, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

The early years of Hollywood were significant for women. In the 1930s, platinum blondes were steering men to their bedrooms, and women were the strong, steady forces that held marriages together. In “Mildred...

The title character of Hannah Montana is a role model for an entire generation and continues to be so.

Kids grow with their favorite childhood stars

Abby Komiske, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Everyone has their all-time favorite Disney show from childhood — something that they are willing to defend with everything they have. For me, that’s “Hannah Montana”. I grew up watching "Hannah...

Elements of nerd culture, like Dungeons and Dragons remain marginalized.

Examining the rise of nerd culture

Josie Scratchard, Life Editor February 24, 2022

 Not too long ago, a nerd was considered to be someone who read comic books, obsessed over “The Lord of the Rings” and spent afternoons at the arcade. Nerds were harassed constantly for their hobbies...

Klimts The Kiss is a painting from the early 20th century.

Art piece captures intimacy and energy

Abby Komiske, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” — an oil painting on canvas with gold leaf, platinum and silver accents — depicts a man and woman in a world of gold.  The couple is frozen in place,...

The newest Spider-Man movie showcases three generations of Spider-Man.

Spider-Man portrayals vary across films

Breanna Laws, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

From his first comic book appearance in 1962, Spider-Man has been a household name. Recently, fans around the world have been talking incessantly about the most recent addition to the film saga: “Spider-Man:...

In 2022, Life writer Sofia Bazant encourages you to keep resolutions manageable.

Making realistic resolutions

Sofia Bazant, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

It’s finally 2022. And, yes, here we go again! It’s just about the time of year that people begin acting — or not — on their inspiring and hopeful New Year’s resolutions to transform their lives...

First Omani student shares her national pride

First Omani student shares her national pride

Christa Dutton, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

When you see sophomore Isra al Hashimi walking into Farrell Hall or walking around Reynolda Gardens — one of her favorite spots in Winston-Salem — you can immediately recognize one of the most important...

The commercialization of Halloween grows through media and products.

Exploring the history and culture of Halloween

Lauren Carpenter, Contributing Writer October 28, 2021

Halloween is full of rich historical traditions and is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Halloween’s origins began in Ireland, with early Celtic celebrations that took place over 2,000...

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