Old Gold & Black

As COVID-19 cases fall following a large spike, university officials plan to loosen restrictions in a transition to Yellow operating status. Prevalence of the virus is estimated to be 0.5% as of Feb. 28.

COVID-19 cases rise above 100

Aine Pierre, News Editor September 16, 2021

Wake Forest recorded its 100th COVID-19 case of the Fall 2021 semester (measured from Aug. 1). However, university officials are heartened by the lack of a spike in cases and the relatively low number...

In Charleston, South Carolina, longing for normalcy reflects nationwide struggle

In Charleston, South Carolina, longing for normalcy reflects nationwide struggle

Cate Pitterle, Staff Writer August 1, 2021

Tourists keen to take advantage of the warm July afternoons have been flooding popular destinations in Charleston, S.C. as of late. On the streets large groups clustered at crosswalks and inside busy restaurants...

Vaccine will be required for Fall 2021

Vaccine will be required for Fall 2021

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

Once again, Wake Forest and Duke Universities are appearing side-by-side in news headlines. This time, however, the rival schools are not being celebrated for the kind of shots taken from behind the three-point...

Students in Group Three (namely student employees) and parts of Group Four (those who have serious health conditions) are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina.

WFU vaccinates Group Four students

Aine Pierre, News Editor March 25, 2021

It has now been four and a half months since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19. Now, as of March 24, a large amount of Wake...

Wake Forest has transitioned to Yellow with even looser restrictions present than in the fall, in part due to better information about viral spread.

University returns to Yellow after six months

Jackie Thacher, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

On March 12, the bright orange banners that had been hanging on campus since the beginning of the semester were replaced with a muted yellow ones. While the new banners are certainly less eye-catching...

Results from tests conducted on Feb. 15 and 16 were delayed for days, according to several students. Some students had been COVID-positive for several days before being informed by BioReference and Wake Forest.

Wake Forest mishandled hundreds of COVID-19 tests

Elizabeth Maline, Senior Writer March 4, 2021

Amidst the whirlwind of COVID-19 news over the past few weeks, many students waited days on end for results from their random asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered by the university. After coronavirus...

Wake Forest has told student workers they may receive the vaccine.

Student workers become vaccine eligible

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

While the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline Group 3 workers was not meant to begin until March 10, North Carolina is well ahead of schedule. On March 3, it was announced that all Group 3...

While the universitys official messaging on the COVID-19 surge emphasized that student organizations  were not at fault, administrators privately told Greek Organizations their members were the source of spread.

Understanding the spread: COVID-19 and Greek life

Olivia Field, Senior Writer February 25, 2021

On Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m., university administrators sent an email to the campus community with a warning: if cases continued to grow at the exponential rate of more than 150 in 48 hours, Wake Forest would...

Students leave signs outside of the office of President Nathan O. Hatch to protest perceived poor communication from campus administration on coronavirus-related policies.

Students demand better communication

Avery Gehring, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

Almost two weeks after the student-organized protest on Feb. 13, residential advisers (RAs) and other students continue to seek more transparent communication from Wake Forest’s administration. Though...

Athletics Department remains vigilant as COVID-19 cases spike

Athletics Department remains vigilant as COVID-19 cases spike

Ben Conroy, Print Managing Editor February 19, 2021

Even amidst the COVID-19-induced chaos of the past few weeks, Wake Forest's varsity athletic programs have been permitted to continue operating, albeit under the same strict set of protocols that have...

University lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions

University lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions

Cate Pitterle, News Editor February 18, 2021

In a message sent to students late Thursday night, Wake Forest announced that many of the COVID-19 restrictions implemented on Feb. 5 in response to spiking cases will be lifted over the weekend. All...

Students protest at university gates demanding COVID-19 accountability from  administration

Students protest at university gates demanding COVID-19 accountability from administration

Aine Pierre, News Editor February 13, 2021

On Friday afternoon, students gathered with picket signs at the University Parkway entrance to protest Wake Forest’s quarantine-in-place policy. Chants of “where is the consent?” “no humanitate”...

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