Old Gold & Black

A Response to a Misguided Criticism

A Response to a Misguided Criticism
March 29, 2018

As the opinion editor for the Old Gold and Black, it is well within my authority to admit that my section has what some would call a flaw. Namely, we receive and therefore publish many more left-leaning...

Readers Should Respect “The Wake Forest Review”

Readers Should Respect
March 29, 2018

“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” St. Matthew 7:5 provides us with sound advice. Before...

Shining a Light on the Importance of Windows

Shining a Light on the Importance of Windows
March 29, 2018

Living in a triple in Palmer Residence Hall is truly not as bad as I thought it would be. My legs are stronger from the lengthy walks to class, there are salt and vinegar chips in the vending machines...

A Tribute to “The West Wing”

A Tribute to
March 29, 2018

There’s a sticker on my laptop lid that speaks to my liberal fantasy about a Washington that is more progressive, more intelligent and more fair than real life — it reads “Bartlet/Hoynes ‘98,”...

MoviePass is Restoring the Magic of the Cinema

MoviePass is Restoring the Magic of the Cinema
March 29, 2018

Movie tickets are expensive. Most people go to the movies only when they have copious amounts of time. Boredom becomes intolerable, and to capitulate to the money pit of a theater is but a mild concession...

Hypermasculinity Does Not Beget Gun Violence

Hypermasculinity Does Not Beget Gun Violence
March 22, 2018

The March 15 edition of The Old Gold and Black published several articles on gun control that were filled with blatantly false claims surrounding guns and gun violence. In the article “Hyper masculinity...

Abolishing ICE Could Solve Many National Issues

Abolishing ICE Could Solve Many National Issues
March 22, 2018

As the government heads toward another possible shutdown, immigration remains one of the most polarizing issues in Congress. Before the last shutdown, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight...

New Film Aligns with President Trump’s Politics

New Film Aligns with President Trump's Politics
March 22, 2018

Film, famously, is a mirror. Fundamental truths are reflected through “what-if” scenarios, fantasy epics and reimagined stories; Gandalf does not tangibly exist, but it does not follow that his character...

A Tribute to Public Intellectual Stephen Hawking

A Tribute to Public Intellectual Stephen Hawking
March 22, 2018

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant Cambridge University theoretical physicist and cosmologist, liked to note that he was born 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo. It seems a fitting bookend that...

Grappling With the Malaise of a Waiting Room

Grappling With the Malaise of a Waiting Room
March 22, 2018

Over the break, I spent a few hours in waiting rooms for a toothache that turned into a root canal. During my time in abeyance, I thought about waiting rooms as a phenomenon, as a mental manipulator used...

Hyper-masculinity Undeniably Leads to Gun Violence

Hyper-masculinity Undeniably Leads to Gun Violence
March 15, 2018

On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 people were killed and 14 more were injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  They were mowed down by a lone gunman with an AR-15 Assault Rifle. This shooter,...

The Wake Forest Review Practices Poor Journalism

The Wake Forest Review Practices Poor Journalism
March 15, 2018

I’m in favor of an honest conservative voice on campus. My father and both grandparents are veterans; a 2009 Gallup poll found this demographic skews conservative at all age levels. I grew up with Bill...

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