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Deacon Profile: Aishah Casseus

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November 5, 2020

Recently named the Title IX director at Wake Forest University, Aishah Casseus brings great ideas and significant experience working with Title IX regulations from her previous roles as the interim Title...

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...

COVID-19 case among contract workers surfaces

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The university will add contract workers to its COVID-19 dashboard, after a positive case on Tuesday
October 29, 2020

On Tuesday night, students hoping to find some Tex Mex food in Benson University Center came across an unexpected sight even during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Moe’s was the only restaurant in the Benson...

Student Government General Assembly

October 29, 2020

I. Executive Reports President Miles Middleton began his report with an update on COVID-19 data that he received after a meeting with Vice President Penny Rue. The university has increased its number...

Performance groups adapt to virus

A Wake Forest Choirs ensemble meets over Zoom following a recording last Friday (Aine Pierre/Old Gold & Black)
Theatre, singing and other performance groups have been forced to redefine performances and practices
October 29, 2020

On Jan. 24, 2020, a sold out crowd of 600 people packed into Brendle Auditorium. Behind the stage curtains, members of the Wake Forest comedy group, The Lilting Banshees, held nervous but eager ear to...

Professors express hope amid COVID-19 rise

Sociology professor Dr. Ana Wahl teaches her in-person class outdoors on Manchester Plaza following the university’s switch last Thursday to an Orange operating status (Katie Fox/Old Gold and Black)
Though the rise in cases is worrying, many professors believe campus will weather the storm caused by a spike in COVID-19 cases
October 29, 2020

Even as coronavirus cases on campus surged, leading to a  switch to Orange status, leads to worry on campus, many faculty members teaching face-to-face are keeping their classrooms the same — believing,...

Deacon Profile: Izzy McMahon

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October 29, 2020

Izzy McMahon is a senior majoring in Political Science and International Affairs from McLean, Virginia. McMahon is the student organizer for “March to the Polls,” an initiative to promote student voter...

Women’s, LGBTQ Centers navigate the pandemic

Though the LGBTQ Center (left) and Women’s Center (right) are closed to visitors, virtual programs can still occur to support students (Aine Pierre/Old Gold & Black)
Virtual programming and social-distanced events have helped communities stay in touch
October 29, 2020

The Wake Forest Women’s Center and LGBTQ Center are embracing the shift to a virtual schedule amid the pandemic.  Since the university went virtual in March, the two identity spaces, which are...

COVID-19 cases spike once again on campus

On Tuesday, the university registered 39 new COVID-19 cases on campus, setting the highest number of new cases in a single day this semester. The sudden rise in cases comes after weeks of low daily figures (Graphic by Olivia Field/Old Gold & Black)
Wake Forest registered its three highest COVID-19 daily tallies this week
October 22, 2020

On Thursday, President Nathan Hatch announced that Wake Forest University is switching its campus activity operation status from Yellow to Orange after a recent spike in new COVID-19 cases saw the number...

Face to Face Speaker Forum debuts virtually

Face to Face Speaker Forum debuts virtually
In the first event of the annual series, Pulitzer Prize winning columnists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson discuss the election
October 22, 2020

Though the Face to Face Speaker Forum event on Tuesday was in fact not face-to-face, the live virtual discussion between political columnists and authors Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson, moderated by...

SG prompts review of off-campus eateries

Signs pasted to the entrance of Campus Gas (pictured) require entrants to wear a mask and keep groups to under six people (Aine Pierre/Old Gold & Black)
Student Government urged the university to contact restaurants like Campus Gas and Earl’s
October 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across Winston-Salem, the state of North Carolina and the country at-large. North Carolina on Oct. 15 reported over 2,000 new cases, its highest single-day total...

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