"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 flyer details Rajmohan Gandhis talk.

Rajmohan Gandhi’s second event focuses on modern lessons

Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi gave a lecture titled “Gandhi: Lessons for the 21st Century” on March 15 — his second event at Wake Forest that week. Held in Annenberg Forum, the lecture hall was filled...

Students cover each other in colorful powders in observance of Holi.

Holi celebration returns with flying colors

Evan Harris and Daniel Parolini March 22, 2023

More than 350 students and faculty gathered on Manchester Plaza to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi on March 18. And despite a recent wave of colder weather, by the end of the celebration, faces were...

Rajmohan Ghandi (center) speaks with history department chair Dr. Raisur Rahman (left) and African American Studies program director Dr. Corey D.B. Walker (right).

Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, calls students to action

Eli Leadham, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

rightAlthough they never met, activists Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. share a legacy of nonviolent resistance. Professor Rajmohan Gandhi — the paternal grandson of Mahatma Gandhi — visited...

Speakers at the event pose in front of Wait Chapel.

TedxWakeForestU thanks you for coming to its TED Talk

Evan Harris, Photography Editor March 13, 2023

TEDxWakeForestU returned to Wait Chapel on Feb. 25 after it was canceled last year and held virtually the year before. And for this year’s theme, it covered all the angles. “‘Covering all angles’...

Back Story is centered around the story of two siblings.

Ten students, two roles: WFU Theatre presents ‘Back Story’

Ava Cofiell, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Wake Forest Theatre presented “Back Story” Feb. 24-26 — a collection of 19 scenes and monologues that shared the story of two siblings grappling with the absence of their father.  While Ainsley...

Collins Residence Hall is generally less well regarded than some of its freshmen dorm counterparts, like Maya Angelou Hall.

On-campus housing costs, explained

Maddie Stopyra and Claire O'Brien March 2, 2023

Not all residence halls are created equal — just ask a resident of Collins Residence Hall who has a friend in Angelou. And yet — given both students are in a single or double room — those students...

Online Managing Editor Aine Pierre, who was stumped while writing a sub-headline for this piece, consults ChatGPT for answers.

Wake Forest community divided on ChatGPT’s role in academic writing

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

When OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November, it began a conversation about the ethical use of artificial intelligence at Wake Forest.  From computer science classrooms to the Writing Center, students...

Bryan Stevenson speaks with five panelists during a students-only event in Wait Chapel.

Bryan Stevenson urges students to fight for justice

Eli Leadham, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Proximity is a core tenant of social justice activist Bryan Stevenson’s work — one he shared with members of the Wake Forest community in Wait Chapel on Feb. 23 in the third installment of the Face...

Students converse and eat pizza during Culturalitys Black History Month event.

Culturality hosts Black History Month event

Addison Schmidt, Environment Editor February 27, 2023

The newly chartered Wake Forest Culturality Club hosted a celebration of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 20 in Greene Hall. The celebration — which featured music, pizza, dance and posters about...

Wall panels provide visitors with information about the exhibit as they examine the artwork.

‘They deserve dignity’: Stephen Towns describes inspiration for new exhibit

Daniel Parolini, News Editor February 22, 2023

Nearly a century ago, Flora Pledger and Lillie Hamlin were photographed standing before Five Row — the segregated community that was home to African American farm workers and their families on the Reynolda...

Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan join three Wake Forest students in a panel to discuss the importance of sexual citizenship.

University hosts first annual ‘ConsentCon’

Maddie Stopyra and Isabella Romine February 22, 2023

Wake Forest held its first annual ConsentCon on Friday, Feb. 17 –– a convention to spark conversation about consent and sexual assault prevention. About 159 Wake Forest community members gathered in...

Wake Forest President Susan Wente adresses the community during a Founders Day celebration.

Wake Forest celebrates Founders Day

Hope Zhu, Staff Writer February 21, 2023

The Wake Forest community gathered in Wait Chapel on Feb. 16 to celebrate Founders Day, an annual tradition that commemorates the university’s establishment in 1834. The event focused on the reflection...

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