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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

Letter from the Editor: Congrats, grads!

Letter from the Editor: Congrats, grads!

Connor McNeely, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2022

 Congratulations! The Old Gold & Black is excited to see you take on the new challenges of post-undergraduate life as your final spring in the forest comes to an end. Although your eight semesters...

The ACC is currently headquartered in Greensboro.

ACC headquarters should remain in North Carolina

Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff April 20, 2022

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), to which Wake Forest belongs, will likely be moving its headquarters out of Greensboro, according to recent reporting. The same reporting also states that the ACC is...

Almost half of American adults say they have faced harassment online in 2021.

Harassment has no place in the public forum

Editorial Staff April 14, 2022

Recently, a fourth-year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Kychelle Del Rosario, was placed on a leave of absence “as a result of [an] inappropriate and misleading post”, according...

Autism Acceptance Month is an important moment to reflect on allyship.

The Old Gold & Black celebrates Autism Acceptance Month

Editorial Staff April 5, 2022

The month of April marks Autism Acceptance Month (AAM) — previously called Autism Awareness Month. Awareness is knowing that a person has autism, whereas acceptance is the connection and inclusion of...

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

Editorial: Student participation in climate survey is imperative

March 17, 2022

Last October, the 2021 Old Gold & Black editorial board echoed Student Government’s call for a campus-wide survey to assess the prevalence of interpersonal violence on Wake Forest’s campus.  Five...

This years BHM shows more than ever that antiracism is important.

Editorial: Black History month highlights importance of antiracism

Editorial Staff February 24, 2022

As Black History month comes to a close, the Old Gold & Black recognizes that a single month is not enough to properly honor the contributions Black students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators,...

The Winston-Salem Fire Department played a crucial role in containing the fire.

Editorial: A thank you to first responders and WFU administration

Editorial Staff February 10, 2022

The fire that started at the Winston-Salem Weaver Fertilizer plant on Jan. 31 elicited a period of danger and concern and shed light on various environmental and social concerns. However, the brave and...

Smoke from the fire forms in a haze over Wait Chapel.

Editorial: University decision to hold in-person classes is irresponsible

Editorial Staff February 2, 2022

At 1:04 p.m. on Wednesday, minutes after Winston-Salem Fire Chief William "Trey" Mayo announced that residents within the one-mile radius of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire should not return to their...

Hanging in the Old Gold & Black office are the mock-ups of our newly-redesigned issue.

A new era for the Old Gold & Black

Editorial Staff January 27, 2022
Having been around for 106 years, the Old Gold & Black has undergone a lot of changes —- and covered a fair share of them, as well. This week, we are beginning what we hope will be a year-long reimagining of this newspaper.
University should respect sanctity of a snow day

University should respect sanctity of a snow day

Editorial Staff January 20, 2022

 The warm feeling of fondness that is associated with memories of snow days can be shared by most Wake Forest students, whether they were lucky enough to be from a hometown with snowy winters or a town...

Administration is encouraging masks, but this encouragement falls short.

Administration must test students for COVID-19

Editorial Staff January 13, 2022

In October 2020, Wake Forest implemented new restrictions on gatherings because of rising COVID-19 cases in an effort to “evaluate the prevalence of the virus and slow the pace of its spread while we...

One final letter from the Editor

One final letter from the Editor

Alexandra Karlinchak , the best December 2, 2021

I have spent nearly four years walking the hallowed campus of Wake Forest. Through multiple academic challenges, personal hardships and times of extreme spiritual and emotional growth, I have spent the...

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