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Old Gold & Black

'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Signs advocating against student housing do not target students, but developers, writes Professor Dean Franco.

Letter to the Editor: “Deactown” threatens property rights

Dean Franco, English Professor October 6, 2022

As much as I admire the editors and journalists of The Old Gold and Black, I am disappointed by the paper’s September 21 mischaracterization of my neighborhood’s opposition to new student housing...

A graphic with a black background featuring the OGB logo and the words letter to the editor.

Letter to the editor regarding college tips article

We, the WFU Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Coalition, want to offer a response to the Aug. 18, 2022 article entitled, “Conquer college with these ‘surefire’ tips.” While the disclaimer that the piece...

Ally Swartzberg speaks in Wait Chapel.

A Letter from Former Student Body President Ally Swartzberg

Ally Swartzberg, Former Student Body President April 28, 2022

Dear Wake Forest student body, Thank you for entrusting me with our collective college experience. My term has been wonderful, exhausting, exciting and trying all at once. Through it all, I have had the...

Students exhibit Pro Humanitate ethos

Jennifer Richwine October 29, 2020

For the last few weeks I’ve been calling you, through our contact tracing system, and I’ve been answering your calls on the Wake Forest call center line.  All of these calls are about COVID-19. ...

N.C. voters can shape the election

Austin Cook October 29, 2020

My first semester at Wake Forest was the fall of 2012 when Former President Barack Obama was seeking re-election and faced Mitt Romney. By all accounts, that race was heated, but it ended with the civility...

Letter to the Editor: Alumnus Provides Advice to Graduating Seniors

Letter to the Editor: Alumnus Provides Advice to Graduating Seniors

Charles Hartley May 19, 2020

Four years ago, you may have been a college freshman sauntering onto the Wake Forest University campus for your first day.  You noticed a lawn located in a central meeting area of the campus. If you...

Letter to the Editor: Incoming Freshman Reflects on the Student Experience

Letter to the Editor: Incoming Freshman Reflects on the Student Experience

Aine Pierre April 24, 2020

To the Editors of the Old Gold and Black: The black and gold of Wake Forest weighs heavier this year for all Demon Deacons, but especially the newest and oldest. For the incoming Class of 2024, we will...

The Forklift Danceworks company, led by Wake Forest alumna Allison Orr (93), follows landscaping staff on their morning duties as part of an artist-in-residence program on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The company will work with facilities staff to create and stage a dance program in the fall of 2019.

President Hatch Reflects On “From The Ground Up”

Nathan Hatch October 10, 2019

This past week Wake Forest was the “stage” for a unique and inspiring dance performance “From the Ground Up” featuring over 70 members of our own Facilities and Maintenance workers as...

Martha Allman Is Part Of A Systemic Issue But Can Help Solve It

Martha Allman Is Part Of A Systemic Issue But Can Help Solve It

Wake Forward April 11, 2019

Some have expressed concern that Martha Allman is being unfairly targeted by anti-racist efforts. This concern has some validity — white supremacy is a system and no one individual bears or should be...

Letter To The Editor: Martha Allman Is Not The Problem

Letter To The Editor: Martha Allman Is Not The Problem

Katy Harriger March 28, 2019

When I saw the picture from the 1982 yearbook of the Kappa Alpha Order in front of a Confederate flag, I was shocked.  But the shock was not because of the prominent display of the flag that symbolizes...

Letter To The Editor: Student Government Antisemitism Resolution

Letter To The Editor: Student Government Antisemitism Resolution

While we applaud the Student Government’s intention to combat antisemitism on campus, the resolution passed in December 2018 (and slightly amended in January 2019), Student Resolution 6 “Supporting...

Letter To The Editor: Gun Control

Letter To The Editor: Gun Control

Tom Daly March 21, 2019

A little over one year ago the editorial staff at Old Gold & Black wrote an opinion piece  entitled “Gun Violence in the U.S. Needs to be Better Addressed.” The article started a conversation...

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