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Panel discusses housing discrimination

Panel discusses housing discrimination

Chase Bagnall Koger, Contributing Writer September 23, 2021

A virtual panel on Sept. 16 hosted by Wake Forest’s Race, Inequality and Policy Initiative brought together professors from Wake Forest and other universities to call attention to the impact of evictions...

The Festival of Books & Authors was forced to cancel its programming last year, but it is now back, and will feature a Wake Forest professor.

Bookmarks Festival returns after hiatus

Christa Dutton, Staff Writer September 2, 2021

After being forced to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas is returning to the streets of downtown Winston-Salem for its 16th iteration. The...

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Student killed in Mt. Tabor shooting, suspect in custody

Ben Conroy and Alexandra Karlinchak September 1, 2021

A little after noon on Wednesday, Winston-Salem police responded to reports of a shooting at Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. One student, William Chavis Raynard Miller, Jr., was shot and transported...

City implements indoor mask mandate

City implements indoor mask mandate

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor August 26, 2021

On Aug. 16, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines reinstated a mask mandate for all indoor spaces within city limits, regardless of individual vaccination status. The policy comes in response to a rise in...

SAFARs mission statement is to support the dreams and initiatives of refugees in the Winston-Salem community, create a welcoming environment and set an example for Wake Forest students for inclusivity.

SAFAR students work to help local refugees

Sophie Guymon, Contributing Writer April 22, 2021

The Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees (SAFAR) at Wake Forest was founded in the fall of 2016. Their mission statement is “to support the dreams and initiatives of refugees in the Winston-Salem...

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Downtown Library revamps programming

Kelsey Harrelson, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

Last March, Dawn Sechrest and her daughter visited Forsyth County Central Library for the first time since its reopening in August 2017. They stopped inside at the recently opened Moji Coffee to order...

Police release guidance in wake of car part thefts

Police release guidance in wake of car part thefts

Aine Pierre, News Editor April 8, 2021

How valuable can one car part be? A recent string of thefts in Winston-Salem have targeted catalytic converters — which reduce the emission of toxic gasses — of vehicles, some of which were parked...

R.J. Reynolds High School, located about three miles from Wake Forest’s campus, is one of many that will be affected by the new state law. High schools will gradually reopen across the state, including in Forsyth county.

Winston-Salem schools begin reopening

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

Though Wake Forest University has been offering in-person learning opportunities to students throughout the 2020-21 academic year, other Winston-Salem-based students have not been so lucky — but this...

The OCCE’s tutoring program pairs Wake Forest tutors with Forsyth K-12 students.

OCCE tutoring program helps K-12 students

Maddie Sayre, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

Wake Forest was one of the first universities in the U.S. to establish a virtual tutoring program when schools first closed in March 2020 as a result of COVID-19. As the program developed throughout...

According to their website, the Triad Abolition Project “maintains the vision to abolish the carceral state.” Their work in criminal justice reform focuses on dismantling racism.

Triad Abolition Project promotes anti-racism

Isabella Mason, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Throughout the past year, discussion of an abolitionist versus reformist mindset has become mainstream. There has been nationwide discourse on criminal justice system abolition that stemmed from the murder...

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By supporting urban agriculture, Island CultureZ offers a grassroots path forward for Winston-Salem communities

Will Zimmerman, Online Managing Editor December 1, 2020

As a life-long native of Winston-Salem, Michael Banner remembers a time when mom-and-pop shops dotted almost every block of the neighborhood. For the 46-year-old, it’s disheartening, but not surprising,...

Cooney worked as a judge at the 203 precinct in Winston-Salem during the election (Melisa Cooney/Old Gold & Black)

Sustaining democracy: a poll worker’s experience

Melissa Cooney, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

I spent most of the fall feeling frustrated, knowing that I had the privilege of voting, but not knowing how much of an impact I would actually make. There’s something so powerless about the election....

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