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Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

White flags were arranged on Hearn Plaza on Monday, Feb. 5 to represent the 10,000 children killed in Gaza.

Banners and flags in support of Palestine arranged around campus by students

Breanna Laws and Maddie Stopyra February 5, 2024

Editor’s Note: The Old Gold & Black agreed to grant anonymity to organizers and participants out of concern for the safety and privacy of students. The Old Gold & Black has made these decisions...

Held in Benson University Center, the dinner was open to all Wake Forest community members.

Wake Forest College Democrats host friendship dinner

Skyler Villamar-Jones, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

Wake Forest College Democrats hosted a friendship dinner intended to provide a safe environment for students to share perspectives about the Israel-Hamas war on Wed., Nov. 29. “We’re students first,...

A map shows the geography of the current Israel-Hamas war (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

History and politics professors host teach-in about Israel-Hamas war

Maria Silveira, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

Members of the Wake Forest community gathered in Benson University Center on Nov. 8 for a teach-in which aimed to create a space to discuss and learn the context surrounding the ongoing Israel-Hamas war...

Christina Sharpe has received high critical praise for her recent book, Ordinary Notes. (Courtesy of the Boston Globe).

Breaking: Author Christina Sharpe cancels WFU visit following Professor Laura Mullen’s resignation

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2023

Dr. Christina Sharpe, a renowned Black studies scholar, has canceled her speaking event scheduled for Feb. 1 at Wake Forest because of what she described as the university’s “lack of commitment to...

Letter to the Editor: Humanity is not one sided

Letter to the Editor: Humanity is not one sided

Hasan Pyarali, Class of 2024 November 6, 2023

Dear Wake Forest, I want to start by thanking those who came to the vigil. It meant so much to me that each and every one of you took time out of your days to be together in this moment of prayer.  I...

Attendees at the vigil hold candles to remember the lives lost during the Israel-Hamas war.

Muslim Students Association hosts prayers for peace vigil

Shaila Prasad and Claire O'Brien November 3, 2023

Editor’s Note: The Old Gold & Black agreed to grant anonymity and to not take photographs showing the faces of attendees or speakers at the Prayers for Peace vigil unless otherwise given permission...

Professor Laura Mullen has been Kenan Chair in the Humanities since 2021.

Breaking: Professor Laura Mullen resigns

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor October 31, 2023

Read the Old Gold & Black’s initial reporting here. Kenan Chair of the Humanities Laura Mullen says she has resigned from her position as Kenan Chair in the Humanities at Wake Forest for personal...

Intense criticism and threats have followed Humanities Prof. Laura Mullens recent post about the Israel-Hamas War.

Professor faces backlash, threats after social media post

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor October 24, 2023

Update Oct. 31, 2023: Laura Mullen informed the Old Gold & Black on Tuesday, Oct. 31, that she has resigned from her position. Students in her poetry workshop say that she will continue to teach her...

Rachel Severance writes that the university has not been living up to its motto, Pro Humanitate.

Letter to the Editor: When I say Pro Humanitate, I mean it. Do you?

Rachel Severance, Class of 2015 October 24, 2023

President Wente, It’s about us, and the greater meaning of what it means to be human. Our motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), is a calling to use our knowledge, talents and compassion to better...

From Exec: Pain demands to be heard

From Exec: Pain demands to be heard

Executive Board October 19, 2023

It is never easy to learn in the shadow of tragedy. The atrocities we have witnessed in Israel and Gaza may be half a world away, but for many on our campus, the violence could not be closer to home. As...

People in Israel survey damage from a rocket attack on Oct. 7 (Courtesy of CNBC).

Hamas’ reign of terror must end

Harshil Jani, Contributing Columnist October 19, 2023

The Israeli military should annihilate Hamas. Hamas was formed in 1987 during the first Intifada (uprising) against Israel. Over time, they’ve gone from being somewhat a political organization...

A man carries a child amid damahe from an Oct. 7 Israeli airstrike (Courtesy of Getty).

Don’t call it a conflict; call it genocide

Syed Abdullah, Staff Columnist October 19, 2023

The recent surge of violence in Israel and Gaza has brought global attention back to a longstanding issue that defies an easy resolution. While media organizations have labeled this a “conflict,” it...

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