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Understanding WFU’s history with racism

Understanding WFU's history with racism
September 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: the following article contains strong content and imagery related to issues of race that may upset some readers. Reader discretion is advised. A special thanks to the Howler, Wake Forest's...

University quarantine protocols lack clarity

University quarantine protocols lack clarity
September 3, 2020

Undergraduate student testing and self-quarantine have been one of the main points of Wake Forest University’s Our Way Forward plan to a successful in-person semester, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Students...

RAs face new COVID-19 challenges

RAs face new COVID-19 challenges
September 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article contains quotes and information from three resident advisers who, when speaking with the Old Gold & Black, asked to remain anonymous. We have not included their names...

Deacon Profile: Jacob Thomas

Deacon Profile: Jacob Thomas
September 3, 2020

Jacob Thomas is a junior and lifelong native of Greensboro, N.C. At Wake Forest University, he majors in biochemistry and molecular biology. Jacob is also the president of the Black Student Alliance (BSA)...

Wake Forest begins random testing

Infektionsschutzzentrum im Kulturquartier/Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Köln
September 3, 2020

Wake Forest University officials have announced the start of random COVID-19 tests this week with about 500 random tests expected to be performed per week, according to Vice President for Campus Life Penny...

Police Beat

Police Beat
September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Violation/Underage Consumption • Two suitemates with nine non-residents were found in a suite in Kitchin. No masks were worn when police officers arrived in the location. The report was filed...

FDOC reflects bleak socially-distant reality on campus

FDOC reflects bleak socially-distant reality on campus
August 27, 2020

It’s 3:15 p.m. on the first day of classes, affectionately known as FDOC. On a typical FDOC in the fall, students rush out of the doors of Greene and Tribble halls, flooding the quad and Benson courtyard...

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...

Deacon Profile: Sarah Esstman

Deacon Profile: Sarah Esstman
August 27, 2020

Sarah McDonald Esstman has a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunity from Vanderbilt University Medical School and a B.S. in biology from Florida State University. Her academic interest in biology centers around...

WFU releases COVID-19 dashboard

WFU releases COVID-19 dashboard
August 27, 2020

In preparation for the start of the semester, Wake Forest released their COVID-19 dashboard on Aug. 25 with an operating level of Yellow. With 11 total recorded cases since Aug. 17, this number and other...

ZSR pens letter against proctoring services

ZSR pens letter against proctoring services
August 27, 2020

Members of the Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Librarians’ Assembly voted on July 23 to approve a statement urging the university not to use test monitoring technology that used facial recognition to detect...

Students share quarantine hotel experience

Students share quarantine hotel experience
August 27, 2020

If you have been on social media lately, odds are you have seen one of the many  food unveiling Tik Toks of New York University students opening lunch boxes to find a packaged croissant and a bag of Doritos...

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