Old Gold & Black

Professors Reaffirm Stance on Rolling the Quad

Professors Reaffirm Stance on Rolling the Quad

Randall Rogan

April 5, 2018

In a larger sense, it isn’t about rolling the quad with toilet paper, is it? In response to an OGB editorial taking us to task for raising the issue, we would like to offer several observations. As we can see on the national level, we get farther in solving problems when we engage them on the merits r...

Comments Should Promote Productive Dialogue

Comments Should Promote Productive Dialogue

ogbwebsite

April 5, 2018

As it becomes increasingly common for readers to get their news online rather than in print, readers have the ability to provide direct commentary and feedback in the form of online comments, a trend which we've seen manifest in our own website's comment section in recent weeks. However, with this abi...

John Bolton’s Hard-Line Views are Dangerous

John Bolton's Hard-Line Views are Dangerous

Amanda Wilcox

April 5, 2018

There’s a clock-like regularity to which members of Donald Trump’s administration undermine exactly the institutions they have been chosen to lead. Lately, Trump is also jettisoning anyone willing to try to restrain the president’s worst and most impulsive instincts. It’s little surprise, theref...

Writing Brightens the Darkness of the World

Writing Brightens the Darkness of the World

Kyle Ferrer

April 5, 2018

Why write? Why spend hours thinking of the perfect sentence, unsuccessfully chasing an absolute that doesn’t exist? I often question why I write, why, even during days when I have read carnivorously or aced tests or scrutinized a film, writing remains my only salve. Maybe it is because writing makes...

Wake Forest Must Reexamine Housing Policies

Wake Forest Must Reexamine Housing Policies

ogbwebsite

March 29, 2018

Earlier this month, students registered for housing for the 2018-2019 school year, hoping that they would get the housing option of their preference. For many, housing registration is extremely stressful and daunting. For others, it is a walk in the park. Read More »...

A Response to a Misguided Criticism

A Response to a Misguided Criticism

Ethan Bahar

March 29, 2018

As the opinion editor for the Old Gold and Black, it is well within my authority to admit that my section has what some would call a flaw. Namely, we receive and therefore publish many more left-leaning articles than we do conservative ones.  Campus conservatives, like the ones who write for the Wake Forest Review,...

Readers Should Respect “The Wake Forest Review”

Readers Should Respect

Tyler Miller

March 29, 2018

“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” St. Matthew 7:5 provides us with sound advice. Before criticizing others, we should be aware of our own faults. I am not writing to claim perfection or...

Shining a Light on the Importance of Windows

Shining a Light on the Importance of Windows

ogbwebsite

March 29, 2018

Living in a triple in Palmer Residence Hall is truly not as bad as I thought it would be. My legs are stronger from the lengthy walks to class, there are salt and vinegar chips in the vending machines and the amount of complaining each resident does has really cultivated a sense of community among the hal...

A Tribute to “The West Wing”

A Tribute to

Amanda Wilcox

March 29, 2018

There’s a sticker on my laptop lid that speaks to my liberal fantasy about a Washington that is more progressive, more intelligent and more fair than real life — it reads “Bartlet/Hoynes ‘98,” a tribute to the fictional administration spotlighted on Aaron Sorkin’s beloved television show The West...

MoviePass is Restoring the Magic of the Cinema

MoviePass is Restoring the Magic of the Cinema

Kyle Ferrer

March 29, 2018

Movie tickets are expensive. Most people go to the movies only when they have copious amounts of time. Boredom becomes intolerable, and to capitulate to the money pit of a theater is but a mild concession to rid themselves of their blank stares and thumb-twiddling. Read More »...

Hypermasculinity Does Not Beget Gun Violence

Hypermasculinity Does Not Beget Gun Violence

Owen Pickard

March 22, 2018

The March 15 edition of The Old Gold and Black published several articles on gun control that were filled with blatantly false claims surrounding guns and gun violence. Read More »...

Abolishing ICE Could Solve Many National Issues

Abolishing ICE Could Solve Many National Issues

ogbwebsite

March 22, 2018

As the government heads toward another possible shutdown, immigration remains one of the most polarizing issues in Congress. Before the last shutdown, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight straight hours in a filibuster to “defend DACA,” yet the same debate is still occurring more t...

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"
Opinion