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A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2021

Dear Class of 2025, Welcome to Wake Forest! These next few years of your life will fly by quickly and reach highs and lows far beyond your expectations. I am so jealous that you will experience four entire...

Learning to navigate while Black at a PWI

Learning to navigate while Black at a PWI

Jacob Thomas, President of the Black Student Alliance August 19, 2021

Although my high school was a predominantly white institution (PWI), there is no doubt I experienced a culture shock when first stepping on Wake Forest’s campus. Finding and building community on campus...

A letter from Wake Forests new President - Susan R. Wente

A letter from Wake Forest’s new President – Susan R. Wente

Susan Wente August 19, 2021

Sometimes, a song transports you back to a specific place and time in your life. That’s the case for me and Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony›s Song)”. Every time I hear it, my mind returns...

Minority Roundtable

Minority Roundtable

Will Zimmerman, Online Managing Editor August 19, 2021

Welcome Demon Deacons. First, allow me to congratulate you. Even if you don’t know it yet, you’re right where you should be. While it’s true that the freshman experience can feel daunting and lonely...

A letter from the Student Body President - Ally Swartzberg

A letter from the Student Body President – Ally Swartzberg

Ally Swartzberg August 19, 2021

Dear Members of the Class of 2025, Welcome home! And I really do mean home. It is my sincerest hope for each of you that campus will begin to feel like your safe place and that these people — your classmates,...

Exploring the arts at Wake Forest

Exploring the arts at Wake Forest

Aine Pierre, News Editor August 19, 2021

Wake Forest is known for three things: sports, parties and academics. However, there are quite a few hidden gems that make this university special, including the quality and diversity of its music programs. While...

Old Gold & Black tips for a new semester

Old Gold & Black tips for a new semester

Selinna Tran, Life Editor August 19, 2021

NO.1 STAY HYDRATED Investing in a water bottle is a smart first step for a new semester. No matter the bountiful options available for beverages (Campus Grounds, Legal Grounds, Camino Bakery, Starbucks),...

Top 10 ways to thrive at Wake Forest

Top 10 ways to thrive at Wake Forest

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2021

1. Only wear elaborate, slightly disturbing graphic tees when you go out. Wake Forest has a tradition called “Walmart Wednesdays” where everyone dons a $1 graphic tee from the most ethically sourced...

Things to do in Winston-Salem

Things to do in Winston-Salem

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor August 19, 2021

Winston-Salem — the city that falls asleep at 9 p.m., a boring metropolis, one Reddit user’s fourth-best North Carolina college town and now, your home for the next four years. Dash City isn’t...

What your freshman dorm says about you

What your freshman dorm says about you

Connor McNeely, Opinion Editor August 19, 2021

Somewhere along my protracted tour-de-force of small, expensive, private, wooded, southern liberal arts institutions I crafted a rough idea of what sort of musty space I would soon inhabit with a total...

Previewing Wake Forest’s athletic teams

Previewing Wake Forest’s athletic teams

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor August 19, 2021

Class of 2025, Welcome to Wake Forest! In case you didn’t know already, our Division 1 teams are competitive across the board. In fact, some of our programs are among the most successful in the country...

How to not lose your mind at college

How to not lose your mind at college

Aine Pierre, News Editor August 19, 2021

Living on one’s own for the first time is exhausting. Between keeping a clean room, making sure you actually eat something every day, keeping up with schoolwork (they don't call this school “Work Forest”...

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