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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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On Feb. 19, Winston-Salem protestors held signs during the city council meeting including phrases such as “stop bombing kids”and “Your tax $$$ are dropping bombs on babies.”

Activists demand Winston-Salem city council call for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war, as renewed international pressure mounts

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor February 22, 2024

At Monday night’s bi-monthly City Council meeting, approximately a dozen protesters erupted after the public comment period, chanting “cease-fire now” as council members filed into a scheduled closed...

The Old Gold & Black is here to provide a short-ish guide to the 2024 North Carolina primary elections and the individuals running for state offices. (Courtesy of MoCo360)

Candidate Roundup: A voter’s guide to the 2024 North Carolina state-wide primaries

Maddie Stopyra, Editor-In-Chief February 22, 2024

As the North Carolina primary election on March 5 quickly approaches, understanding the 10 state-wide offices and 63 candidates may feel daunting. The Old Gold & Black is here to provide a short-ish...

Signs from the “We are Wake” initiative containing encouraging and educational messages were arranged in a heart pattern on Manchester Plaza.

Wake Forest celebrates Mental Health Week

Alexandra Meier, Senior Writer February 21, 2024

Student Government hosted its annual Mental Health Week, featuring the theme “Mind Matters” from Feb. 12 to Feb. 18. The initiative aims to foster an open dialogue about mental health within the challenging...

During her 36 years at Wake Forest, she taught as a professor for undergraduate and graduate courses, served as chair of the English Department and contributed to faculty mentorship programs. (Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

Wake Forest celebrates 190th Founders Day

Skyler Villamar-Jones, Senior Writer February 21, 2024

Wake Forest celebrated its 190th Founders Day on Feb. 15 and honored the legacies of Claudia Thomas Kairoff and Dianne Dailey, recipients of the 2024 Medallion of Merit.  The event also featured a...

Florence “Flo” Ngala stands in front of one of her photographs as she closes her discussion.

TEDx Wake Forest hosts a variety of speakers who push boundaries in their respective fields

Skyler Villamar-Jones, Senior Writer February 21, 2024

TEDx Wake Forest hosted their annual event on Feb 8. This year’s event, themed, ‘Staying ConnecTED’, featured speakers who encouraged the audience to persevere, hold themselves accountable, reimagine...

By lighting Wait Chapel and posting yard signs, Student Government hopes to send a message of support to students who may be struggling.

Wake Forest student government passes resolution in support of Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Skyler Villamar-Jones, Senior Writer February 16, 2024

Wake Forest student government passed Senate Resolution 06 (S.R. 06) on Tuesday, Jan. 30 to illuminate Wait Chapel in green and blue during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which takes place from...

A quote by Maya Angelou appears on a wall in the Intercultural Center beside a poster displaying the events calendar for Black History Month at Wake Forest for February 2024.

A preview of Black History Month at Wake Forest

Shaila Prasad, Deputy Editor February 10, 2024

Thursday, Feb. 1 marked the first day of Black History Month, with a global focus in 2024 on “African Americans and the Arts.” Although the theme isn’t the basis of celebration at Wake Forest, this...

First National Bank maintained policies that incentivized discouraging loans to majority-Black communities, the DOJ said. (Courtesy of the Winston-Salem Foundation)

Investigation reveals First National Bank redlined Winston-Salem and Charlotte

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor February 8, 2024

On Monday, Feb. 5, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced that First National Bank had engaged in redlining against Black and Latino residents of Winston-Salem and Charlotte following a larger...

Wake Forest Universitys Building the Dream Award is given to two individuals who uphold the values of Martin Luther King Jr. within their communities. This award was given to Deb Marke and Rute Ayalew. (Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

Rute Ayalew and Deb Marke receive Wake Forest’s 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Building the Dream’ award

Claire O’Brien, News Editor February 8, 2024

Senior Rute Ayalew and Assistant Director of Advocacy and Social Justice Deb Marke were named the recipients of Wake Forest University’s 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award. The...

Wake Forest Hazing Prevention Week graphic displaying the hashtag #deacsdonthaze. Hazing Prevention Week events occurred on the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 2 2024. (Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

Wake Forest hosts 2024 Hazing Prevention Week

Caroline Khalaf, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Wake Forest’s annual Hazing Prevention Week took place on campus from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, showcasing many educational programs and initiatives for the community to learn about and define hazing prevention.  “Hazing...

The Old Gold & Black sat down with Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina to discuss his goals as his term comes to a close. (Courtesy of the official website of the State of North Carolina)

Q&A: Gov. Cooper discusses his priorities for 2024 and political participation on college campuses

Maddie Stopyra, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2024

This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.   Old Gold & Black: My first question for you is, as you begin your last year as governor, what would you say are your priorities? Gov....

White flags were arranged on Hearn Plaza on Monday, Feb. 5 to represent the 10,000 children killed in Gaza.

Banners and flags in support of Palestine arranged around campus by students

Breanna Laws and Maddie Stopyra February 5, 2024

Editor’s Note: The Old Gold & Black agreed to grant anonymity to organizers and participants out of concern for the safety and privacy of students. The Old Gold & Black has made these decisions...

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