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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

Ryan Gosling delivered a humorous performance as “Ken” in the “Barbie” movie. (Courtesy of Business Insider)

In defense of Ken

Kenley McClure, Staff Columnist February 19, 2024

The summer of 2023 was undeniably the summer of “Barbenheimer,” and immediately upon release, many eagerly awaited to see how the films would stack up come award season. However, the arrival of the...

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...

Mike Johnson of Louisiana is the current speaker of the house (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Oval Offense: The Speaker Sh*t Show Part 2

Dillon Clark, Senior Columnist November 10, 2023

The recent Speaker of the House drama can be best summarized as a bunch of headless chickens running around — total chaos. But after numerous candidates, nominees and voting procedures, the GOP has settled...

Alix Earl (left), Emma Chamberlain (second from the left), Margot Robbie (second from the right) and Taylor Swift (right) each have an aesthetic that girls think they must follow perfectly.

Enough with your eras

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor October 26, 2023

From wearing pink and crying while watching Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” to combining random ingredients on paper plates to make “girl dinners” to trading friendship bracelets in honor of Taylor Swift’s...

Some public figures, like Louisiana State University gymnast Olivia Dunne (pictured above) use photoshop on their social media posts (Screenshots of since-deleted Instagram posts by Olivia Dunne and Louisiana State University).

Is photoshopping on social media ethical?

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor September 5, 2023

My best friend recently texted me a picture of herself to get my stamp of approval before posting it on her Instagram, a tradition we’ve upheld since creating our accounts in fifth grade. As I looked...

Each step you take beyond
your comfort zone is a step towards self-discovery, resilience, and a more vibrant college experience, writes Student Body President Jackson Buttler (Courtesy of Student Government).

Letter: Student Body President welcomes the class of 2027

Jackson Buttler, Student Body President August 28, 2023

On behalf of the entire student body, let me be the first, but certainly not the last, to welcome you to your new home! For those of us who have not yet met, my name is Jackson Buttler, and I am lucky...

North Carolinas 15 electoral votes could decide the election, writes Dillon Clark.

Make Election Day ‘Democracy Day’ at Wake Forest

Mia Handler, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

For the 50 years that 18-21 year olds have been able to vote, turnout has been low. This was interpreted as individual choice — that 18-24 year-olds simply didn’t care about politics — although over...

After Donald Trump was indicted, he surrendered and was arraigned at a Manhattan courthouse, an event which received ample media coverage.

Trump indictment lacks integrity

Isaac Anthony April 18, 2023

An indictment of former President Donald Trump has been sought since at least June 16, 2015, when Trump first announced his presidential campaign, and certainly since Jan. 20, 2017, the date of his inauguration....

A drag performer performs at a Student Union event.

Drag bans limit self-expression (for more than just performers)

Sophie Guymon, Staff Columnist April 11, 2023

On March 2, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed Tennessee Senate Bill 3, more popularly known as the “Tennessee Drag Ban.” This bill, while vague in its contents, bans public “adult cabaret performance”...

A surveillance balloon flies above the United States.

Less popping balloons, more breaking down barriers

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist March 23, 2023

The air has been quite a stir recently because of some frequent unexpected visitors. Meanwhile, on the ground, debates have been heating up between two world powers regarding a balloon that wandered into...

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake causes massive damage in Turkey.

Earthquakes underscore impact of refugee crisis

Walker Newman, Staff Columnist March 23, 2023

Imagine your entire livelihood being destroyed in a matter of minutes. Your neighborhood reduced to crumbled concrete, your city leveled and your community lost. That is the level of destruction that people...

Bar Refaeli attends a 2010 film festival with Leonardo DiCaprio, who is 10 years her senior.

Hollywood age gaps are not funny, they’re just weird

Walker Newman, Contributing Columnist March 2, 2023

20 years apart isn’t that bad, right?  It might not have seemed that odd when Leonardo DiCaprio was six years older than his then-girlfriend Gisele Bündchen, or 10 years older than Bar Refaeli,...

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