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The Old Gold & Black editorial team poses for Wofford Today. This year, they have worked to improve the quality of the paper as a voice for students. Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.

Creating Catharsis

Allison Sherman May 10, 2021

A farewell from the EIC Every two weeks for the past school year, I have written a letter from the editor. It’s never addressed to anyone but you, the reader, and you’ve been privy to quite a few...

The peace pole is on display in memory of lives lost in the Atlanta shooting. On March 25, WAAPI held a candlelight vigil inviting the Wofford community to mourn the lives lost in this tragedy. Photo courtesy of Allison Sherman.

The Two “Tions”

Allison Sherman April 2, 2021

The beauty behind community support at Wofford One helping of capellini pasta. Four cloves of garlic, minced. One teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Parsley, to taste. These are some of the ingredients...

A statue of Jerry Richardson on Wofford’s campus. Richardson has considerable influence on the Wofford administration, most recently through a $150 million donation. Photo courtesy of Mark Olenki.

Money, Money, Money

Allison Sherman March 2, 2021

In a rich man’s world, who’s the boss? On Feb. 24, Wofford students and faculty received an email from the Office of Marketing and Communications announcing that alum Jerome “Jerry” Richardson...

South Carolina Governor Henry Mcmaster. On Feb. 7, McMaster made the decision to move teachers to a later category on the state vaccine distribution plan. Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Jerry Boffen, U.S. Army National Guard.

Seeing Red For Ed

Allison Sherman February 17, 2021

The disappointing treatment of education in SC “The teachers who still refuse to work at this point are all the worst ones anyway. They've helpfully weeded themselves out. Fire them all and get the...

Mario Savio on UC Berkeley’s campus in 1966. Here, he is deliberately defying campus regulations by handing out political material to others. Photo from WikiMedia Commons.

Stubbornness And Moxie

Allison Sherman February 3, 2021

What it means to be a college student with free speech As the editor-in-chief of the Old Gold & Black, I often find myself reflecting on the history of journalism and free speech. And as a college...

Muck the Newspaper Pup enjoys the newspaper. Do you?

Trust Issues

Allison Sherman January 19, 2021

A reflection on journalism in the 21st century Why are you reading this? I’m serious. Why are you reading this article, this “Letter from the Editor” on the back of Wofford’s student newspaper?...

My family and I. I have not been able to see them since August because of the pandemic.

Home Again

Allison Sherman November 24, 2020

Preparing for Thanksmas break in 2020 Well, it’s official everyone. We have a new President-elect—just in time for dinner with our families. I don’t know about you, but I know that this...

Together, my roommates and I decorated my tree with pumpkins and Christmas ornaments to reflect our celebration of the two holidays at once

But What About Thanksgiving?

Allison Sherman November 3, 2020

A call to start enjoying the holiday season early It’s finally getting colder in Spartanburg. Well, at least it is if you count 60 degrees as cold (which I absolutely do).  Halloween has...

Audrey Vail ‘21 and Joanna Burgess ‘22 during a rehearsal for Waiting for Godot

Curtain Call During COVID-19

Allison Sherman November 3, 2020

Wofford Theatre to perform Waiting for Godot adaptation  Rather than let COVID-19 restrictions hinder a performance, the Theatre Department has been working all semester to put on the French play,...

Abbey Winslow ’21, me, Caitlyn Conner ’21, Kathryn Moren ’22 outside Toledo, Spain.

Eight Months Later

Allison Sherman October 6, 2020

New experiences, new student body, new attitudes It’s been more than a month since the semester started, and it’s finally getting cooler. Pretty soon the woodland-esque campus will be filled with...

Normal? Who Is She?

Allison Sherman October 3, 2020

Changes at Wofford mean changes at the Old Gold and Black as well “Normal? Is that even still a word?”  I find myself asking that question a lot nowadays, as I am sure you do as well. 2020...

One of the graphics shared on social media to promote Earth Day 2020

Quietly Celebrating Earth Day

Allison Sherman May 3, 2020

50 years of conservation pass by in quarantine Just six months ago, life was, for the most part, normal. Climate change and the role of government in environmental protection was one of the biggest...

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