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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

An Old Gold & Black investigation reveals that many students do not feel safe on campus.

‘I do not feel safe:’ A deep dive into Wake Forest campus safety

Ally Werstler and Isabella Romine December 1, 2022

Editor's Note: For the Old Gold & Black’s investigation, we interviewed Wake Forest students and parents. Per their requests, we will respect these sources’ privacy by having these community members...

A protest on Aug. 28, 2021 led to increased conversations around sexual violence on campus.

The brutal aftermath of a sexual assault at Wake Forest

Lauren Carpenter, Staff Columnist November 30, 2022

On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27, I was sexually assaulted and left on the sidewalk in front of the unaffiliated Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) house. With no phone or ID, I was left alone to get back to...

A college student falls asleep on their textbook.

Is sleep the key to a better college life?

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist November 21, 2022

After a long and exhausting day, the best thing for your mind and body is a good night of sleep. However, once the long-awaited hour comes, you instead begin to scroll through your Instagram feed to see...

Joe Biden, who recently pardoned those convicted of federal marijuana offenses, speaks at a White House conference.

Biden’s pardon shows promise

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor November 2, 2022

On Thursday, Oct. 6, President Joe Biden pardoned over 6,500 people who were convicted under federal law of simple possession of cannabis since the 1970s. Though this is a major step in the legalization...

Advocates for affirmative action protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building.

SCOTUS must uphold affirmative action

Lourdes Lopez, Contributing Columnist November 2, 2022

On Oct. 31, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) began hearing two weeks of arguments regarding the affirmative action lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina...

While many students plan to vote, many have not been educated on the candidates and issues, writes Addison Berry.

As Wake Forest pushes voter turnout, voter education remains lacking

Addison Berry, Staff Columnist November 1, 2022

As Election Day rapidly approaches, the Wake Forest student body is gearing up to cast their votes for their favorite candidates — or not. On Oct. 20, early voting for midterm elections in North Carolina...

Two activists with Just Stop Oil speak to onlookers after throwing tomato soup on Vincent Van Goghs Sunflowers.

Mixing tomato soup with oil

Emma Shuford, Contributing Columnist November 1, 2022

On Oct. 14, two protestors from the activist group Just Stop Oil threw tomato soup on one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous artworks, “Sunflowers”. The demonstration took place in Room 43 of the...

Anna May Wong is the first Asian American to be featured on U.S. currency.

Wong quarter breaks barriers

Lucy Roberts, Staff Columnist October 31, 2022

There is a new face featured on the quarter, which went into circulation on Monday, Oct. 24. Anna May Wong is the first Asian American to be on U.S. currency. The tails side of the quarter depicts her...

New York Attorney General Letitia James announces a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.

Is it time to move on from Trump?

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist October 26, 2022

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently filed a civil suit against former President Donald Trump, claiming he inflated asset prices to get better deals. This suit is just one of many to have been...

The Reynolda Campus is inaccessible for those with disabilities or injuries, writes Isabella Romine.

Accessibility on campus must be improved

Isabella Romine, Contributing Columnist October 21, 2022

Picture this: it’s the day after your intramural flag football game. Heads were busted, names were called, and, if you’re a member of Kappa Delta, one of your three teams just destroyed the opponents...

Protestors march against voter suppression, carrying signs that call back to the Civil Rights Movement.

Voter suppression is deeply American

Maryam Khanum, Opinion Editor October 19, 2022

It is impossible to discuss modern voter suppression without bringing up Georgia. Everyone talks about the dichotomy of the state of Georgia: on the one hand, you have the thriving metropolis of Atlanta,...

Floridians sort through the rubble after Hurricane Ian destroyed their homes.

Hurricane Ian is just the beginning

Natasha Heisenberg, Staff Columnist October 16, 2022

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Floridians braced for the worst as Hurricane Ian barreled towards the peninsula. Having obliterated the island of Cuba, fear grew as the storm consolidated, promising battering winds...

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