"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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

Ashley Virginia plays her guitar in a field.

A Q&A with Ashley Virginia

Tabitha Cahan, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

Born in southern Maryland, Ashley Virginia is a singer-songwriter who now calls the Piedmont Triad home. Her unique songwriting style coupled with her innovative harmonic structure gives her a distinctive...

Gigging Floundermen at Ziggys (Left to right: John French, Chuck Dale Smith, Ed Bumgardner, Sam Moss, Mitch Easter) (Courtesy of Ed Bumgardner)

Songs of Winston-Salem

Christa Dutton, Story Editor/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

At midnight on Jan. 15, 1812, in Salem, North Carolina, the sky is dark and the temperatures are dropping. A snowstorm had swept through town just a few days before. In the stillness, hymns pierce through...

Ella Klein stands in front of the last remnants of the Garage, which is now the ARTC Theatre. (Courtesy of Sidney White)

Notes of Home: Navigating Nostalgia and Identity in Winston-Salem

Ella Klein, Visual Director/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

I don’t remember going to my first concert. By the time I was 9 years old, I’d gone to countless house shows and music venues. I saw the Smashing Pumpkins live and grew a lasting affinity for the White...

A little Chinatown of music with its Chinese translation below it.

A Little Chinatown of Music

Hope Zhu, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

It’s 1973 in Harbin, China. Meimei Wan stood beside her music teacher's harmonium, feeling the ebbs and flows of the wind sent by foot-operated bellows. Something stirred in the 8-year-old girl's heart,...

Malachi Woodard performs at Wakeville Arts Festival.

On-Campus Music: Malachi Woodard

Jessica Barry, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

On a Wednesday evening in April 2019, T-Pain took the stage in front of an electric crowd at LJVM Coliseum for Wake Forest’s annual spring concert. He performed his signature hits, including “I’m...

Members of the Salem Assassins (left to right: Dimarvin Puerto, Jada Douthit, El Awkward, Cameron French, Kobe Mccullough) stand in front of the 9th Wonder mural on 6th and Trade Streets.

Salem Assassins

Cooper Sullivan, Executive Editor/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

Class has been dismissed for almost half an hour, but a handful of students are still sticking around. They stand at the front of the Carswell classroom blocking one of the doors as they pepper their professor...

Cora Roach (left) attends a Musical Empowerment flute lesson taught by Alyssa Zaepfel (right).

A Musical Mentorship

Josie Scratchard, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

Birds chirp in the light breeze of a bright afternoon. Coveted spring weather knocks on Thursday’s door. While students head to their final classes of the day, junior Alyssa Zaepfel’s day isn’t over. She...

Wake Forest alumnus Alexander Lloyd Blake (10) recieved a Grammy for Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album in in 2024. (Courtesy of Alexander Lloyd Blake)

In Harmony

Virginia Noone, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

Alexander Lloyd Blake kept reminding his ensemble choir Tonality (and mostly himself), that it was an honor to even be nominated for a Grammy. The group was nominated for Best New Age, Ambient or Chant...

Rachel Gauthier (left) and Paul Garber (right) in WAKE Radios studio.

The Deaconlight Shining

Addison Schmidt, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

Just behind Kentner Stadium is a corner of campus that few students venture to regularly. Each weekday, environmental program students and anthropology majors spill out of their department’s respective...

Mankaprr Conteh and her dog, Dolph. (Courtesy of Mankaprr Conteh)

On The Record: Mankaprr Conteh

Hunniya Ahmad, Writer/The Magnolia April 29, 2024

Wake Forest alumna Mankaprr Conteh (‘17) is a staff writer at Rolling Stone, where she mostly covers hip-hop, R&B, African pop music, and occasionally comedians. After receiving a Bachelor's degree...

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