"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

Housing stability is statistically connected to other social indicators such as child development, better health and increased economic opportunities. (Courtesy of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement)

Data Dive event unpacks the affordable housing crisis in Forsyth County

Alexandra Meier, Senior Writer March 19, 2024

Wake Forest welcomed community leaders to lead a conversation titled “Data Dive: Housing Supply in Forsyth County,” in the Lower Auditorium of Wait Chapel on Feb. 29. The event was hosted by the Office...

While we’re no Schoolhouse Rock, hopefully you have all the tools you need to head triumphantly to the ballot box this coming Tuesday, March 5. (Courtesy of MoCo360)

Candidate Roundup: a guide to 2024 municipal primary elections

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor February 27, 2024

Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the state executive offices of North Carolina through our previous guide, it’s time to move on to voting 201: municipal elections.  The task of understanding...

On Feb. 19, Winston-Salem protestors held signs during the city council meeting including phrases such as “stop bombing kids”and “Your tax $$$ are dropping bombs on babies.”

Activists demand Winston-Salem city council call for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war, as renewed international pressure mounts

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor February 22, 2024

At Monday night’s bi-monthly City Council meeting, approximately a dozen protesters erupted after the public comment period, chanting “cease-fire now” as council members filed into a scheduled closed...

The new maps -- the third set created by the state in three years -- were met with controversy after their passage in October (Courtesy of North Carolina General Assembly).

Lawsuit claims NC Senate maps are racially gerrymandered

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor November 30, 2023

Two North Carolina residents are suing the Republican-led NC legislature over their recently enacted Senate district maps. The plaintiffs alleged the state’s new Senate district maps passed last month...

Wake Forest and Winston-Salem both receive money for tourism investments.

Winston-Salem and Wake Forest cash in on state budget

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor October 9, 2023

The impact of North Carolina’s long-delayed 2023 Appropriations Act came into clearer focus this week for Wake Forest, Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. In a joint release by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen...

During the Climb to Remember, participants climb the one stair for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Winston-Salem community, Wake Forest students climb to remember

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor September 11, 2023

On Sept. 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were hijacked by al-Qaeda in a terrorist attack against the United States. Two planes struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and...

Wake Forest plans to develop the area around its athletic stadiums. (Courtesy of Wake Forest)

Wake Forest chooses developers for proposed new Deacon Boulevard project

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief August 17, 2023

Wake Forest will partner with Carter and Front Street Capital to explore the redevelopment of university-owned property along Deacon Boulevard.  The property is located about three miles east of the...

Fire Chief Trey Mayo addresses the public at a Feb. 1, 2023, public meeting.

City officials share information about Weaver Fire studies

Ava Cofiell, Contributing Writer February 9, 2023

Members of the Winston-Salem community gathered at Hanes Hosiery Community Center on Feb. 1 to address concerns and learn more about the Weaver Fertilizer plant fire’s lasting effects one year later. “You...

A viral video shows a student being arrested in a Winston-Salem State University classroom.

Winston-Salem State University faces pushback after student is arrested in a classroom

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2022

A viral video depicting the arrest of 20-year-old Winston-Salem State University student Leilla Hamoud has led to criticism of the university. Hamoud was arrested inside a classroom in Carolina...

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...

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