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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...

Catalytic converters, which contain precious metals, have been the target of six thefts in the Freshman and Sophomore parking lots and the target of over 100 thefts in the Winston-Salem area at-large.

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 path forward for Winston-Salem’s disenfranchised

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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Your OG&B Election Day Preview

Elizabeth Maline, Rafael Lima, and Aine Pierre 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, 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)

Doug Emhoff campaigns for Biden-Harris ticket

Elizabeth Maline, Online Managing Editor 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

Cate Pitterle, Assistant News Editor 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

Aine Pierre, Assistant News Editor 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...

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