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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Various signs promoting candidates running for local office are placed outside the Forsyth  
County Government Center, which served as an early voting site in downtown Winston-Salem.

A look at voter turnout in Forsyth County

Bella Ortley-Guthrie and Yushuo Wang November 16, 2022

Jamaal Womble, 42, stood outside the brick building of the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center Branch Library in Winston-Salem, NC. He was wearing a cap that blocked the setting sun out of his eyes...

A sign outside of ZSR Library promotes an early voting site at Winston-Salem First Assembly, where many students casted votes.

NC midterms evoke diverse responses

Ashlyn Segler, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

As election results poured in late Tuesday night, the North Carolina midterm outcome evoked mixed reactions from students across campus.  With relevant and contentious issues like abortion access,...

Poll observers are appointed by political parties to observe polling places.

Election anxieties drive increase in poll observers

Christa Dutton , News Editor November 8, 2022

As Election Day nears, Republicans in Forsyth County are heavily recruiting poll observers through social media, reflecting the nationwide movement among Republicans of paying special attention to election...

Amanda Clark refills the naloxone vending machine in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center.

“They don’t deserve to die:” The downtown naloxone vending machine and harm reduction in Winston-Salem

Aine Pierre and Yushuo Wang October 6, 2022

Amanda Clark walked into the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center just before 3 p.m. one Thursday afternoon wearing a shirt reading “support not stigma” and a pin reading “harm reduction...

A photograph of a high school

One year after Mt. Tabor, school safety measures continue to be refined

Savannah Stremlow, Contributing Writer September 10, 2022

Sept. 1 marked one year since a shooting at Mount Tabor High School resulted in one student being shot and later dying from injuries. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has since implemented many updates...

A photograph of a gathering on West Forsyth High Schools basketball court

Chris Paul returns to Winston-Salem for court dedication

Maddie Stopyra, Staff Writer September 4, 2022

NBA superstar and Wake Forest alumnus Chris Paul returned to West Forsyth High School on Sept. 1 as the local high school named its basketball court after him.  Paul, nicknamed “The Point God,”...

Logo of Repairers of the Breach

Downtown event empowers low-income voters

Breanna Laws, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

On Monday, Aug. 29, Repairers of the Breach, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting morally-based decisions at the ballot, hosted a gathering to encourage low-wage workers to vote in the 2022...

The Winston-Salem Symphony, along with the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony, founded in 1973, held their 10th annual Concert for Community in Wait Chapel.

Winston-Salem Symphony performs annual concert

Maddie Stopyra, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

The Winston-Salem Symphony held their 10th-annual Concert for Community in Wait Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 27 in tandem with the Winston- Salem Youth Symphony. The event honored student musicians and composers...

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...

During Turkeypalooza, Campus Kitchen volunteers work to make Thanksgiving meals for folks in need.

“Turkeypalooza” spreads Thanksgiving joy

Emily Toro, Assistant News Editor December 2, 2021

In an effort to mitigate food insecurity in the Winston-Salem area during the holiday season, during the week of Nov. 13, Campus Kitchen prepared 601 meals during their 15th annual Turkeypalooza. “Turkeypalooza...

Volunteers, like those who come to help out at Campus Gardens, can put a dent in food insecurity in Winston-Salem, but certain gardens have greater impact than others.

Garden volunteers reveal inequity in Winston

Una Wilson, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Wake Forest University is less than four miles from East Winston, one of the most food-insecure regions of Winston-Salem. Even still, only a handful of Wake Forest students volunteer at community gardens...

In wake of the United States’ withdrawl from Afghanistan, World Relief Triad Volunteer Program Manager Hannah Rehm said her organization expects an influx of Afghan refugees.

Local communities support Afghan refugees

Cate Pitterle, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Two weekends ago, a large family streamed off a plane after arriving in Charlotte, N.C. They were refugees from Afghanistan. Tired, relieved and with the loss of home settling over them, they made their...

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