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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

A haze of smoke from the Weaver Fire covers the quad.

Looking back, moving forward: One year after the Weaver Fire

Addison Schmidt and Bella Ortley-Guthrie February 1, 2023

Just over a year ago, on the evening of Jan. 31, 2022, Wake Forest students on and around North Campus were met with the sight of a yellow-brown chemical haze. As the plume of smoke moved southward and...

2022 Graduation Tabloid

2022 Graduation Tabloid

Editorial Staff April 28, 2022

Every year, the Old Gold & Black features a graduating nominee from each major. These majors are the exemplars of the departments from which they are graduating, but all of them have a unique story...

Dave Clawson and Steve Forbes have contributed to the revitalization of two storied Wake Forest programs.

A Tale of Two ACC Coaches of the Year

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor April 7, 2022

Wake Forest, in more ways than one, is a school bound to be underestimated. Not because of its academics; the academics have always been good — 28th in the nation good, by the US News and World Report’s...

Smoke from the fire forms in a haze over Wait Chapel.

Editorial: University decision to hold in-person classes is irresponsible

Editorial Staff February 2, 2022

At 1:04 p.m. on Wednesday, minutes after Winston-Salem Fire Chief William "Trey" Mayo announced that residents within the one-mile radius of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire should not return to their...

Students in Deacon Place evacuate after a Wake Alert clarified that Deacon Place is in the evacuation area.

“Our house shook with the explosion:” Students evacuate in aftermath of local fire

Connor McNeely, Aine Pierre, and Cooper Sullivan February 1, 2022
Late Monday night, in the aftermath of a fertilizer plant explosion on the 4400 block of N. Cherry Street, the Winston-Salem Fire Department issued a request that those within a one-mile radius — an area which includes Wake Forest residences at Deacon Place — voluntarily evacuate the area. This request will last until 11 p.m. Wednesday night. At 10:14 p.m., amidst mounting rumors of a campus-wide evacuation, Wake Forest police informed the Old Gold & Black that no dorms on the Reynolda Campus were being evacuated. Eight minutes later, the university confirmed this fact in an email to the community, in addition to sharing an Apple Maps graphic of the evacuation zone which included Deacon Place.
Hanging in the Old Gold & Black office are the mock-ups of our newly-redesigned issue.

A new era for the Old Gold & Black

Editorial Staff January 27, 2022
Having been around for 106 years, the Old Gold & Black has undergone a lot of changes —- and covered a fair share of them, as well. This week, we are beginning what we hope will be a year-long reimagining of this newspaper.
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