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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

Wake Forest President Dr. Susan Wente delivers her annual address on Nov. 16 in Brendle Recital Hall. Senior Columnist Dillon Clark writes that Wente’s speech fell short of his expectations.

The call left unanswered

Dillon Clark, Senior Columnist November 30, 2023

Over the past few months, our Wake Forest community has faced a mountain of adversity and scrutiny. Students, faculty and the administration alike have been subject to significant pressure as the Israel-Hamas...

It sometimes seems to me that fall at Wake Forest has even more vitality than the spring.

Fall leaves bring vitality to campus

Sheryl Zhang, Staff Columnist November 30, 2023

To me, fall is the one season of the year when Wake Forest turns so beautiful that it seems to enclose our campus. Fall always comes with the beginning of a new school year, it’s been embedded in my...

Spring serves as a backdrop for various end-of-year celebrations, from academic recognitions to commencement ceremonies.

A love letter to spring at Wake Forest

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist November 30, 2023

Wake Forest University awakens with a vibrant splendor as spring’s colors and picturesque scenes begin to embellish the campus. Far from the cold and neglectful ambience that winter embodies, spring...

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park speaks at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest must preserve the free speech rights of campus speakers

Jacob Graff, Contributing Columnist November 20, 2023

Last week, Yeonmi Park, the North Korean defector turned right-wing commentator, gave a paid speech at Wake Forest University. The event was presented by the Wake Forest chapter of Young Americans for...

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park speaks at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest shouldn’t host propaganda

Lambert Li, Contributing Columnist November 20, 2023

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park gave a speech titled “The Truth about Communism” in Benson University Center last Wednesday night to an audience of Wake Forest students, faculty and other guests....

Many students spend a large portion of their time outside of class in ZSR Library.

Wake Forest’s culture of over-committing is leaving us burnt out

Prarthna Batra, Staff Columnist November 2, 2023

It is halfway through the semester here at “Work Forest,” and as the weather outside gets colder and the workload gets harder, I still often think back to summer and how I miss the bliss of no homework...

College is the time to foster new beliefs, make your own decisions, and challenge yourself.

Divided politics at Wake create room for growth

Towne Moores, Contributing Columnist October 17, 2023

“Am I going to fit in?” This is a question that everyone has asked themselves multiple times in their life, whether that be on their first day at a new job, at a party with unfamiliar faces or sitting...

The Math & Stats Center in Manchester Hall is a resource for students who need help in their mathematics courses.

Unraveling the equation: Why is math hated?

Syed Abdullah, Contributing Columnist October 10, 2023

Picture this: a classroom filled with students, each nervously fidgeting with their pencils, contemplating the impending doom of a math exam. It's a scenario to which many of us can relate, one where math...

ChatGPT shows that AI has become a staple of modern life, and it isnt going anywhere.

It’s time for Wake Forest to turn to Chat GPT

Alexandra Meier, Contributing Columnist October 10, 2023

ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence softwares have revolutionized the typical college learning environment. The infiltration of ChatGPT into higher education has prompted an ongoing conversation...

No element of the situation involving Dr. Omaar Hena, including the Title IX investigation reported by the Old Gold & Black last spring, has been addressed by the university or Hena.

Accountability must be taken for Omaar Hena situation

Sophie Guymon, Senior Columnist October 5, 2023

Since Wake Forest students discovered and publicized Wake Forest English Professor Dr. Omaar Hena’s Reddit, which was filled with explicit videos and photos, Hena has been subject to a lot of unfair...

Wake Forest should not compromise on its values as a liberal arts institution, writes Virginia Noone.

Drop in rankings exemplify America’s ongoing attack on liberal arts education

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor September 21, 2023

Liberal arts education is under attack, and the changes in the U.S. News & World Report rankings is just the latest example. On Monday, Sept. 18, our campus awoke to find we had dropped in the U.S....

Administration should work to improve Wake Forests ranking, writes Hope Zhu.

Rankings matter to international students

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist September 21, 2023

I vividly recall the winter afternoon when I first learned that Wake Forest University had granted me early admission. It was during my senior year of high school, and I was thousands of miles away from...

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