Old Gold & Black

An open letter to the class of 2021

Madison Zehmer/Old Gold & Black
August 26, 2017

Dear Class of 2021, First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for choosing the best possible place to spend the next four years of your undergraduate career. As a senior, I can wholeheartedly...

What you can really expect for your Freshman year

What you can really expect for your Freshman year
August 26, 2017

Congratulations, you have officially made it to campus! I am sure you feel like you’ve been a part of the Wake Forest community for several months now based on all of the research you’ve collected...

How to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15”

Mexican Tortilla Salad. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)
August 26, 2017

One of the biggest worries of every incoming college student is the infamous “Freshman 15.” The Freshman 15 has earned quite a reputation on college campuses over the years, and for good reason. As...

Don’t let homesickness define your year

Mark Hoffer/Fort Worth Star/TNS
August 26, 2017

College is often described as the best four years of your life, but that does not mean the beginning of your Wake Forest experience won’t be a little rocky. And that is okay. It’s almost inevitable...

Discover the secrets of the Old Gold Swipe

Ryan Johnston/Old Gold & Black
August 26, 2017

With fast food options around every corner and a seemingly never-ending stock of meal swipes, temptation can be a demon to handle. However, if you keep swiping that card with eternity in mind, there will...

Exploring opportunities to get involved on campus

Graphic by McKenzie Maddox
August 26, 2017

Getting involved at Wake Forest has possibly the most profound effect on your experience as a student. It can help you meet new people, find new activities and spend your free time doing things that push...

The case for remaining independent of Greek affiliation on campus

The case for remaining independent of Greek affiliation on campus
August 26, 2017

While many students at Wake Forest enjoy the benefits of their respective Greek organizations, almost half choose to remain independent during their college years. I am one of those people.  What I have...

The case for joining a Greek organization on campus

McKenzie Maddox/Old Gold & Black
August 26, 2017

“Don’t rush into a fight.” “Don’t rush into a relationship.” “Don’t rush into picking your major.” Everyone has been advising you “don’t rush into things.” So why is it now okay...

Adjusting to life with a roommate: The basics

Adjusting to life with a roommate: The basics
August 26, 2017

Today is the day! You filled out that extremely long application that you thought would never end, made endless laps around Target and awkwardly emailed your roommate hoping they shared a few of your pre...

How to “work hard, play hard” without the hangover

Natalie Wilson/Old Gold & Black
August 26, 2017

Going to college requires mastering the art of balance — balancing late night pizza with a run on Reynolda trail, balancing five hours in the library with a  Netflix binge or balancing meeting peers...

Living a complete college life on a budget

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August 26, 2017

Your parents have been berating you about spending all of your (and even some of their) money for as long as you can remember. It’s frustrating when you want a new pair of shoes, to go out to dinner...

How to connect with Wake Forest’s online community

Ren Schmitt/Old Gold & Black
August 26, 2017

If you go on a brief hike around campus, you can hear the Twitter handles tweeting in the magnolias, the Instagram pages blooming with pictures from Reynolda Gardens and the Snapchats chattering back and...

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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"
Freshman Tabloid 2017