Month: October 2016

Clinton and First Lady Visit Wake Forest
Campus

Clinton and First Lady Visit Wake Forest

Thursday marked a historic day in Winston-Salem as 11,000 packed inside the Joel to listen to Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama speak, among other notable North Carolinian Democrats.  The rally was yet another example of the Clinton campaign using the popular First Lady, whose approval […]

Gun Control is Not the Answer
Opinion

Gun Control is Not the Answer

Recently, the Old Gold and Black published an article on “common sense gun reforms.” Our Founding Fathers gave us the Bill of Rights, which, is the backbone of our nation. Thanks to the Second Amendment we all have the right to bear arms and this article is in defense of […]

The Economic Costs of a Higher Minimum Wage at Wake
Campus

The Economic Costs of a Higher Minimum Wage at Wake

Student Government is an organization that strives for transparency and representation. Despite best efforts, much of campus is unaware of the happenings of Student Government. Recently, a resolution was passed in Student Government regarding the earnings of various on-campus staff (Pit workers, janitors, etc.). The resolution asserts that a campus-wide […]

The Ninth Chair
National

The Ninth Chair

The American public has witnessed some of the most chaotic, infuriating, and incredible television over the last few weeks thanks to the Presidential Debates. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have argued over issues such as border control, international trade deals, and the Islamic State. However, one of the most important […]

Recent Crime Spree Hits Campus
Campus

Recent Crime Spree Hits Campus

Throughout the past year, there has been a huge increase at Wake Forest University and in the surrounding neighborhoods. This summer, a student of the university was shot on Polo Road, in addition to a lieu of other incidents. Violent crime has been on the rise in the Winston-Salem area, […]

Wake the Vote Travels to NYC and DC
Campus

Wake the Vote Travels to NYC and DC

This weekend the Wake the Vote cohort traveled to Washington D.C. and New York to meet with the Clinton for America campaign and attend the Diversity in Education conference at the Department of Education. After a 12-hour bus ride and an early morning wake-up call, Wake the Vote students headed […]

What We Learned From Wikileaks
Politics

What We Learned From Wikileaks

If you were to visit www.wikileaks.org, you would be overwhelmed by an abundance of “classified” information. It is a conspiracy theorist’s dream come true. Many who oppose Hillary Clinton thrive on this website. Fantasies of Hillary dressed in an orange pantsuit (jumpsuit) behind bars fill their heads. They wonder how […]

Up to Some People
Arts & Culture

Up to Some People

The arts have the magnificent privilege of being universal.  You do not need to be an art connoisseur to see the majesty in Van Gogh’s, “The Starry Night”.  You do not need to be an American to see the simplistic stoicism of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington.  You do […]

Obamacare: Burden or Blessing?
National

Obamacare: Burden or Blessing?

The ever-so-famous Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has been debated ever since it was passed in March of 2010. While some argue that more people can afford health insurance as a result of the Act, others complain about the creation of new taxes to supplant these costs. Full accord will […]