Old Gold & Black

Staff Editorial: Editorial staff reflects on semester

November 19, 2020

When the Old Gold & Black transitioned to publishing exclusively online last spring, we had no clue what was in store for us, the university or the country. The past seven months have been a whirlwind...

Staff Editorial: Election engagement must extend into future

November 12, 2020

Nine days after Election Day, North Carolina has yet to be called in the race for president. While President Donald Trump has a modest lead, President-elect Joe Biden is only trailing by 1.3 points. As...

Staff Editorial: University must reckon with polarization

November 5, 2020

As of crafting this staff editorial, there is one thing we can be certain about with regard to the election: 2016 was not a fluke. Prior to Election Day, many Americans assumed that in 2016, voters were...

Staff Editorial: Preparing for election day fallout

October 29, 2020

This election is being framed as one of the most consequential of our lifetimes, and with that brings stress to students already experiencing a particularly difficult semester. Students are being inundated...

Staff Editorial: WFU has opportunity for change

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....

OGB reflects on Hatch’s presidency

OGB reflects on Hatch's presidency
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....

University must prepare for potential tragedy

University must prepare for potential tragedy
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...

University must focus on mental health

University must focus on mental health
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...

Continuing our call for transparency

Continuing our call for transparency
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...

University irresponsibly provides rally parking

University irresponsibly provides rally parking
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...

Timeline explores university’s history with race

Timeline explores university's history with race
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...

Student action is critical to protecting workers

Student action is critical to protecting workers
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...

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