"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

A sizzling cast iron of chicken, shrimp, vegetable and steak fajitas sit on the table at Xcaret Mexican Grill and Cantina. (Courtesy of Melina Traiforos)

Winston-Salem’s favorite Mexican restaurant

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer April 28, 2024

When you first walk into Xcaret Mexican Grill and Cantina on Fourth Street, dozens of art pieces vie for your attention. Starburst piñatas cascade from the ceiling, 3-foot-tall masks depicting places...

Oh’ Calcutta has won multiple awards including the Downtown Excellence Award from Downtown Winston-Salem Inc., within one year of its opening.

Oh’ Calcutta invites the American palate into the world of Indian cuisine

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, nearly 40% of small businesses closed their doors and 20.6 million workers were unemployed. Nevertheless, Gopal Chandarana decided to take the leap and open...

Viva Chicken offers a plethora of delicious, accessible Peruvian cuisines for those looking to try something new. (Courtesy of Viva Chicken)

Viva Chicken brings Peruvian flavors to the Triad

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Viva Chicken has been serving up Peruvian rotisserie chicken, also known as “pollo a la brasa,” to Winston-Salem residents since the Charlotte-based chain expanded in 2019. Located on Burke Mill Road,...

The final walk out of all the models was powerful as we stood side by side, soaking in that moment of unity and pride.

AfriCasa presents ‘Walking in a Winter Afro-Land’

Beza Zelalem, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

On Dec. 2, AfriCasa, Wake Forest’s student-led African and Caribbean organization, put on a fall fashion show. The show centered around African culture within the diaspora. Students modeled pieces from...

My brother, Gregory, trick or treating in his costume.

It’s more than a sports team, it’s a culture.

Virginia Noone, Photo Editor November 28, 2023

“You can grow up to be anything you want to be,” my father always said to me. “Just never a fucking Yankees fan.” And so, I was raised to be a Boston sports fan. Despite my disinterest in all...

Taylor Swift performs in Arlington, Tex., during the first U.S. leg of her Eras Tour (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

‘Long Live’ Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer September 6, 2023

Anyone who possesses any interest in music, or has a TikTok account, probably experienced “The Eras Tour” taking over their lives this summer.  Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” gained attention...

Neutral colors are essential to the Fall wardrobe, writes Sally Pendergrass.

Brace for the cold with these fall fashion tips

Sally Pendergrass, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

The leaves are changing, daily temps are dropping, daylight is diminishing and pumpkin spice lattes are flying off the shelves. Autumn is upon us — and with the new season comes new dilemmas for Wake...

Adnan Syed walks free after the District Attorney dismisses the charges against him.

A true crime triumph: the Adnan Syed story

Caroline Mederos, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

“If you want to figure out this case with me, now is the time to start paying attention”, Sarah Koenig says as she draws in her audience during the fourth episode of her critically acclaimed podcast...

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...

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