Old Gold & Black

Staff Editorial: WFU has opportunity for change

Editorial Staff

October 22, 2020

As the search committee begins the process to find Wake Forest’s 14th president, the Editorial Board, and ultimately the entire university community, would be remiss to ignore the gravity of the choice. President Nathan Hatch’s successor will be forced to address the pandemic, the largest challenge...

OGB reflects on Hatch’s presidency

OGB reflects on Hatch's presidency

Editorial Staff

October 15, 2020

“Meet in front of Reynolda in 5!” This was a recurring message in the Old Gold & Black’s editorial group chat to remind everyone not to be late to our monthly meeting with President Nathan Hatch. Pre-pandemic, the Old Gold & Black met with Hatch once a month — we would walk as a group i...

University must prepare for potential tragedy

University must prepare for potential tragedy

Editorial Staff

October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, it was announced that Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old student at Appalachian State passed away from neurological complications related to COVID-19. Dorrill had no underlying health conditions and was considered to be a “super healthy” college student who was in “tremendous shape,”...

University must focus on mental health

University must focus on mental health

Editorial Staff

September 24, 2020

While the university seems to have the coronavirus somewhat under control, there is a burgeoning challenge facing students as the semester progresses: worsening mental health conditions. As coursework picks up and the weather starts to get colder, the effects of the pandemic are undoubtedly weighing on o...

Continuing our call for transparency

Continuing our call for transparency

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September 17, 2020

As we enter the fourth week of classes, the university continues to evade students’ calls to increase their transparency surrounding COVID-19 cases on campus. We believe this has led to a rise in complacency amongst students and as a result, a rise in confirmed positive cases.  The university ...

University irresponsibly provides rally parking

University irresponsibly provides rally parking

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September 10, 2020

In making the decision to report remotely on President Donald Trump’s Winston-Salem rally, the Old Gold & Black considered both the safety of our writers and the need to continue following Wake Forest’s public health addendum to the code of conduct. College Republicans and Democrats had a simi...

Timeline explores university’s history with race

Timeline explores university's history with race

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September 3, 2020

As we watched protests unfold across the country in response to racial injustice and police brutality this summer, the board of the Old Gold & Black published a staff editorial titled “How Wake Forest Should Truly Begin Combating Systemic Racism.” Along with calling on the university to adopt a...

Student action is critical to protecting workers

Student action is critical to protecting workers

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August 27, 2020

Marking the first days of classes, the Reynolda cabinet and academic deans sent a heartfelt letter to students: “We Believe in You. Each of you individually, and all of you collectively.” The Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black echoes this statement from our university: it’s up to us students to fulf...

The University’s Lack of Transparency Could Send Us Home

The University’s Lack of Transparency Could Send Us Home

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August 22, 2020

Hours before UNC Chapel Hill announced they were ending in person instruction and asking students residing on campus to return home, the Daily Tar Heel tweeted that UNC’s coronavirus dashboard showed 135 new cases within one week and only four quarantine dorm rooms left.  The dashboard, which is up...

Staff Editorial: How Wake Forest Should Truly Begin Combating Systemic Racism

Staff Editorial: How Wake Forest Should Truly Begin Combating Systemic Racism

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June 10, 2020

Following the viral video of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police, protests have erupted across the nation in response to police brutality. Along with the outcry against violence, our country has begun to grapple with the realities of systemic racism — a form of oppression that is inheren...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Olivia Field

April 30, 2020

While going back and forth about how to write this letter for you all, I decided that I didn’t have much authority to tell you how to reflect on your time at Wake Forest. As a junior, I can only imagine the varied emotions that you have experienced in the past few months. So, in crafting this piece...

Editorial Board Endorses Student Government Candidates

Editorial Board Endorses Student Government Candidates

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April 5, 2020

Each year, the Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black interviews all of the candidates running for executive positions in Student Government. As we were unable to meet each candidate in person, we conducted the interviews using Zoom. During these interviews, we also recorded a two-minute video pitc...

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