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Old Gold & Black

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Editorial: Youth activism remains important to our democracy

Editorial Committee February 9, 2024

The emphasis on young generations bringing about social change is deeply embedded into the history of America. From the Civil Rights and Vietnam Anti-War Movements sparking infamous demonstrations on college...

From the Editor: Year 108

From the Editor: Year 108

Maddie Stopyra, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2024

Last year, the Old Gold & Black saw a lot of growth. We welcomed the Environment section and the editorial committee, expanded our print edition to 20 pages and added several new staff positions, including...

I hear the conversations our stories start, and I witness the change we affect.

One last letter from the Editor: Thank you

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

I remember the first time I ever walked into the Old Gold & Black office. I was scared as hell.  I had only written a handful of news stories, and I didn’t know anyone on staff. I didn’t even...

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Editorial: Our professors need support

Editorial Committee November 16, 2023

Each day, the Israel-Hamas war rages on and death tolls rise as innocent civilians on both sides suffer. Muslim and Jewish communities around the world feel the painful effects of these horrors, including...

From Exec: Pain demands to be heard

From Exec: Pain demands to be heard

Executive Board October 19, 2023

It is never easy to learn in the shadow of tragedy. The atrocities we have witnessed in Israel and Gaza may be half a world away, but for many on our campus, the violence could not be closer to home. As...

Sophomore Leilei “Ray” Pu performs a song on the Chinese pipa before a crowd of spectators.

Editorial: Celebrations bring vibrancy to campus

Executive Board October 5, 2023

If you noticed a certain energy on campus these last few days, you probably were not the only one. While the fall leaves and cooler temperatures have likely contributed to some of this spark, we at the...

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Editorial: The rankings are flawed, but so are we

Executive Board September 22, 2023

The talk of campus this week was the university’s fall from top-30 glory.  The decline was largely due to U.S. News’ overhaul in its methodology. The news organization did not consider small class...

Members of the UNC Chapel Hill community must now grapple with the latest shooting to occur on a college campus (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

From the Editor: We stand with UNC

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2023

I picked up the phone on Monday to answer a call from my sister, a senior at UNC Chapel Hill. I was folding laundry. She was driving home from the grocery store. Thank goodness she was at the store. Just...

Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the Class of 2027

Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the Class of 2027

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Class of 2027,  On behalf of the Old Gold & Black, welcome to Wake Forest!  For many of you, Wake Forest has long been the destination. You dreamed of getting that letter in the mail, and now...

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From the Editor: Cheers to the Class of 2023

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2023

Dear Class of 2023,  Congratulations! College graduation is a milestone that I’m sure you all have dreamed of achieving, and you should all be immensely proud that you are graduating from a university...

Notes of encouragement to survivors are displayed at the Safe Office Crews March 30 Speak Out event.

Editorial: Building on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Editorial Committee April 13, 2023

Wake Forest’s sexual assault awareness month events focus on building a community for survivors while educating others about the severity of sexual assault and its effects on students. The Safe Office...

This is the third editorial the Old Gold & Black has written this year about gun violence on college campuses.

We stand (again) with victims of gun violence

Editorial Committee April 11, 2023

How many lives must be lost? How many bullets must be fired before enough is enough?  This is the cry of a generation — one that has been raised in a culture where gun violence is accepted into our...

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