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Sustaining democracy: a poll worker’s experience

Cooney worked as a judge at the 203 precinct in Winston-Salem during the election (Melisa Cooney/Old Gold & Black)
Staff writer Melissa Cooney shares her experience working as a poll worker in a pivotal election year
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....

Your OG&B Election Day Preview

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The Old Gold & Black outlines what voters need to know about key North Carolina races heading into Election Day
November 2, 2020

Presidential Race: Former Vice President Joe Biden has been the front-runner for the 2020 presidential race for what seems like forever now. Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump has fluctuated on...

Doug Emhoff campaigns for Biden-Harris ticket

Doug Emhoff, husband of vice-presidential candidate Kamala  Harris, addresses supporters of the campaign at Campus Gas on Monday. The event was conducted entirely in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines (Elizabeth Maline/Old Gold & Black)
Emhoff hopes his wife will make history by becoming the first female vice president
October 29, 2020

With just a week left until the election, Kamala Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff paid a visit to Winston-Salem on Monday morning to get out the vote.  This was Emhoff’s third trip to North Carolina...

IdeasCity comes to Winston-Salem

IdeasCity comes to Winston-Salem
October 8, 2020

It is not every day that Silicon Valley tech meets abstract art, or alternate reality meets design thinking. But what if those elements could come together to advance quality of life — from making metropolitan...

University engages in census process

University engages in census process
September 17, 2020

Sept. 30 marks the last day that a resident of the United States can fill out the form to be counted in the 2020 Census.  The census, a decennial count of U.S residents dating back to 1790, determines...

Trump rally ignores distancing guidelines

Trump rally ignores  distancing guidelines
September 10, 2020

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump arrived in Winston-Salem N.C. via Air Force One to host a campaign rally at the Smith Reynolds Airport, located only three miles from Wake Forest’s campus. At least...

Professor reflects on power of protests

Professor reflects on power of protests
September 10, 2020

This summer, Americans watched in awe of the events that unfolded following the death of George Floyd, which prompted a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Protesters gathered in large numbers,...

New state restrictions bring more flexibility

New state restrictions bring more flexibility
September 10, 2020

On Sept. 1, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced during a press conference that the state will enter Phase 2.5 of COVID-19 restrictions, “continuing our state’s dimmer switch approach to easing...

NC State, UNC serve as warning signs

NC State, UNC serve as warning signs
August 27, 2020

The recent decisions by UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State to shift all undergraduate classes online has many Wake Forest students wondering whether their university will soon follow suit.  UNC’s...

Winston-Salem, NC remain in Phase 2 of COVID-19 Restrictions

Winston-Salem, NC remain in Phase 2 of COVID-19 Restrictions
July 6, 2020

As states throughout the Southeast U.S. rush to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state would extend its “Safer at Home” Phase 2...

Wake Forest Graduate Student Launches Fuel the Fight Winston-Salem

Wake Forest Graduate Student Launches Fuel the Fight Winston-Salem
April 21, 2020

Sydney Poretsky, a first-year graduate student in communication at the university, is exemplifying the Pro Humanitate spirit as she spreads hope throughout the Winston-Salem community during the COVID-19...

Stay-At-Home Order Issued For Winston-Salem

Stay-At-Home Order Issued For Winston-Salem
April 6, 2020

On March 25, Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines issued a “stay-at-home” order effective Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. The call to stay at home came from a concern over an increase in transmission and number...

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