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The Old Gold & Black is the student newspaper of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Since its founding in 1916, the OGB has catered to both its collegiate and town communities as well as readers across the country. Keep up with the OGB at:

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Amendment One Faces Serious Legal Hurdle

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:38 AM

By Austin Cook, News Editor

In recent months, state constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage have fallen like dominos, struck down by federal judges in states ranging from Texas, Utah, Michigan and Virginia among others.

Next month, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit -- which...

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Spotlight: Danny Manning

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 10:19 AM

By Mike McLaughlin, Assistant Sports Editor

Long before he was the No. 1 pick in the 1988 NBA Draft, Danny Manning knew Wake Forest. Manning grew up only 30 minutes away in Greensboro, N.C.

Well aware of the basketball tradition at Wake Forest, Manning believes that the university and his...

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Members of community lash out against Wake Forest student newspaper for publishing hazing story

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 8:24 PM

By Hilary Burns

Yesterday Wake Forest's student newspaper, the Old Gold & Black (OGB), published an article, "Reports of hazing increase on campus, Kappa Sigma Fraternity loses charter" on the front page of the newspaper. The newspapers were distributed around campus around 5:30 p.m. By 6:20...

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Reports of Hazing Increase at Wake Forest University, Kappa Sigma Fraternity Loses Charter

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 4:32 PM

By Molly Dutmers Online Managing Editor

Trapped in a basement. Stuck living in a pen created for animals with a dozen other grown men. Forced to eat inedible food only from a trough. Ordered to sit in other people's vomit. This sounds like a scene out of a horror movie,...

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LGBTQ students at Wake Forest University still face social hurdles

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 5:32 PM

By Hilary Burns

This August the Princeton Review ranked Wake Forest University as the seventh least LGBT-friendly university in the country.

The ranking sparked outrage throughout the community, leading many students and alumni to speak out through social media.

But however enraged certain members of the community were,...

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The Glory That Used to Be Wake Forest Athletics

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 3:24 PM

By Molly Dutmers and Nick Weldon
Online Managing Editor and Sports Editor

We used to be a basketball powerhouse.

We used to gain NCAA tournament berths and rank among the top programs of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

We have played in the Orange Bowl and we are the...

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Faculty Salaries Stagnate Despite Rising Tuition

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 10:26 AM

By Austin Cook
News Editor

A report submitted to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) details shocking statistics regarding faculty salaries, which have been largely stagnant in recent years, failing to even keep up with the rate of inflation.

The report, compiled by Hank Kennedy, professor of...

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Students and Faculty Question the Credibility of the Princeton Review's Ranking

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 12:05 PM

By Hilary Burns, Editor-in-chief

In the midst of a year where gay rights have been at the forefront of many political agendas, the highly regarded Princeton Review publishes lists of the friendliest and least LGBT-friendly colleges in America.

This year Wake Forest University claimed number seven on the least...

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Wake Forest Students Shocked by Boston Marathon bombings

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 8:43 AM

By Austin Cook, Assistant News Editor

Tragedy struck the city of Boston April 15 when two explosive devices were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs exploded around 2:50 p.m. and were set off within seconds of each other, killing at least three people and...

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NC Voter ID Laws Will Affect Students at Polls

(5) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 10:33 AM

By Daniel Schwindt, News Editor

Many North Carolina voters may face a shock when they next go to the polls. Republican state legislators have proposed three bills that restrict access to the voting ballot by adding additional fees on the parents of college students who register to vote in a...

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Medical Center Connected to Questionable National Study

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 10:32 AM

By Molly Dutmers, Life Editor

On April 10, The New York Times and Bloomberg News reported on a large research study that focused on the effects of oxygen levels on premature babies.

The reports, which gathered this information from a letter from the Department of Health & Human Services,...

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Wake Forest Students React to N.C. Defense of Religion Act

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 9:49 AM

By Austin Cook, Assistant News Editor

On April 1, North Carolina State Representatives Carl Ford (R-China Grove) and Harry Warren (R-Salisbury) submitted the "Rowan County Defense of Religion Act of 2013" (H494) to the State House of Representatives. The bill declares, among other things, that "the Constitution of...

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Wake Forest remembers 50 years of integration

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 10:23 PM

By Julie Huggins, News Editor

"It takes courage to make change," President Nathan O. Hatch said to an auditorium full of students, faculty, staff and alumni who had gathered Sept. 21 to attend "Faces of Courage" and celebrate the university's decision to desegregate 50 years ago.

During the peak of...

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A Q&A With Maya Angelou

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 1:15 PM

By Meenu Krishnan, Editor-in-chief

Maya Angelou is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated members of the Wake Forest community. Angelou, Reynolds Professor of American Studies, will be inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame this October. The Old Gold & Black spoke exclusively with Angelou about her inspirations,...

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Commencement Speech Disappoints Wake Forest Class of 2012

(4) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 3:27 PM

By Old Gold & Black Editorial Staff

Commencement is a time for graduates to celebrate their achievements over their four undergraduate years, to reflect on their successes alongside their peers and look forward to the possibilities of the future. An essential part of this yearly tradition is the Commencement speech,...

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Wake Forest Reacts To Controversial Amendment One

(30) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 9:09 AM

By Hilary Burns, Life editor

In recent weeks, college students across the state of North Carolina have vocalized their opinions regarding the controversial piece of legislation known as Amendment One. Wake Forest has been following this trend as many student organizations and individuals have spoken out both for...

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North Carolina Amendment One Follows Same Old Road

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 11:53 AM

By Hamlin Wade, senior columnist

There is an old adage that argues that those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. Sadly, it seems as though this colloquial phrase has once again reared its ugly head, this time in North Carolina politics. Last fall, the North...

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Israel Apartheid Week Sends Confusing Message

(57) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 10:34 AM

By Matt Moran, senior columnist

There it is again: Israel and Palestine. It is the perpetual issue, the issue that reappears consistently after a lull. The so-called "Israeli Apartheid Week" is right around the corner, and our own university is featuring a panel discussion on the issue.

Though the panel...

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