"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 miscroscope photograph of the virus that causes COVID-19.

University does not plan for COVID-19 dashboard to return

Hope Zhu, Aine Pierre, and Christa Dutton September 7, 2022

The university has disabled the COVID-19 case dashboard; however, the Old Gold & Black has confirmed that Student Health Services (SHS) has reported 30 current active cases as of Monday night, according...

a Feb. 24 email, Wake Forest University will begin revising mask mandates on March 5 and no longer require masks in classrooms starting March 19.

University to lift indoor mask mandates

Christa Dutton and Emily Toro March 2, 2022

 Starting March 5, Wake Forest will begin to lift its campus mask requirements in phases, it announced in a Feb. 24 email.  This decision comes one week after the city of Winston-Salem announced that...

A poster in Benson University Center outlines Wake Forests current masking policy.

Winston-Salem to lift its mask mandate; Wake Forest still undecided

Christa Dutton and Emily Toro February 18, 2022

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines announced in a Feb. 17 press release that the Winston-Salem mask mandate, which has been in effect since August of 2021, will be lifted by March 1.  Joines came to...

Wake Forest will lift its mask mandate in phases beginning on March 5

WFU updates COVID policies for Spring 2022

Christa Dutton, News Editor January 13, 2022

 As the Omicron variant sweeps the nation and COVID-19 cases reach their highest peaks since the pandemic’s inception, Wake Forest has updated its protocols for the Spring 2022 semester so that classes...

Wake Forest fell one ranking from last years ranking of 28.

As of now, Wake Forest plans to maintain status quo

Aine Pierre, News Editor December 23, 2021

After a Dec. 20 conversation with Dr. Chris Ohl, an infectious disease specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Health, the university is keeping its current plans for the Spring 2022 semester, per SG president...

Successful booster shot clinic

Successful booster shot clinic

Sofia Bazant, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

From Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in the Sutton Center, all eligible students, faculty, and staff can make appointments will be able to receive booster vaccines against COVID-19. Eligibility is determined...

Booster shots come to campus

Booster shots come to campus

Breanna Laws, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

With more research being conducted every day on COVID-19 and related safety measures, Wake Forest is doing what they can to adhere to new regulations and guidelines as they are released. Students and faculty...

Last year, COVID-19 policies were ambiguous and difficult for students.

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...

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