"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

most of the predominantly white fraternities and sororities have spaces, yet many cultural organizations are grouped together and have to share spaces.

Wake Forest must grant communities of color proper space

Beza Zelalem, Contributing Columnist April 28, 2024

My identity as a Black woman raised by Ethiopian immigrants is one I’m proud of. From the way I view the world to how I interact with others, it shapes my everyday life. Coming to Wake Forest, I knew...

Rush is undoubtedly unpleasant for all parties, and although it may be more comfortable and convenient for current members to ride out the process from their own homes, you should be voting for what’s best for the majority of future PNMs and not only for yourself.

In-person rush will be less painful than the hybrid model

Virginia Noone, Opinion Editor April 2, 2024

Sorority rush is gross and uncomfortable. No matter how the Panhellenic Council tries to spin it or how many staged videos of girls hugging their “forever sisters” get posted on Instagram stories,...

On Nov. 4, multiple student-run organizations at Wake Forest hosted Holiday Fest, an event intended to celebrate South Asian festivals. The event featured South Asian cuisine, dance performances and was open to all Wake Forest students.

Wake Forest’s South Asian community feels divided

Ameera Moinuddin, Staff Columnist March 12, 2024

Inclusion, or to include, is an action by which all people irrespective of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexuality and so on, are made to feel part of a group. To include this, you must remove all...

Cars zoom by the construction of a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of University Parkway and Long Drive.

Walkability in Winston-Salem must be improved

Addison Schmidt, Environment Editor February 29, 2024

It is no secret to those who have attempted to navigate beyond the iron gates of the Wake Forest campus on foot that the city of Winston-Salem is entirely unnavigable — and frequently dangerous — without...

Wake Forest students, specifically those in sororities who boast philanthropy, pretend to care about Pro Humanitate and creating positive change in the world, but what they actually like to do is tear others down for not being good enough in their eyes.

Greek life controls the social narrative at Wake Forest

Walker Newman, Staff Columnist February 18, 2024

Greek life dominates the social scene at Wake Forest — that is clear to the majority of students. The organizations suffocate any other conversations about campus life and general world news from happening...

A school’s motto should be something that students and administration live by, not something they pull out to showcase.

Wake Forest should work to embody Pro-humanitate everyday

Walker Newman, Staff Columnist February 10, 2024

Wake Forest preaches pro-humanitate as its core value, defining it as “a calling to use our knowledge, talents and compassion to better the lives of others.” They use four annual events, among others,...

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...

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