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Roasted duck with dumplings. This meal is a staple in the Czech Republic.

A Czech food review: A description of typical Czech cuisine

Hal Crosswell December 7, 2021

One of the many culture shocks that I have experienced here in Prague is the food. The Czechs have a unique cuisine and dietary habits that are different from what I was used to in the U.S. Prior to...

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The Jizera River, which forms part of the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. I recently took a day trip to the Jizera River for a fly fishing trip.

A Czech fishing trip on the Jizera River

Hal Crosswell November 16, 2021

So far in my experience abroad, I have been lucky to have the opportunity to travel to some of the popular destinations of Europe. I have taken weekend trips to London, Berlin and Sevilla and look forward...

Photo courtesy of Phil Ellsworth.
A sold out European football stadium. The Czech Republic national team took on Wales in a World Cup qualifier on Oct. 8.

A European football experience

Hal Crosswell November 2, 2021

Prior to arriving in Europe, I had not really been exposed to the passion that surrounds European soccer. I knew the Premier League clubs and loosely followed the big-name players, but I had no idea what...

A bottle of Pilsner Urquell. The Czech Republic is the birthplace of the pilsnet, an the country has a deep -rooted culture center around beer.

The beer capital of the world

Hal Crosswell October 19, 2021

A look into a cultural phenomenon When I arrived in Prague, Czech Republic last month, I was fully prepared to endure the inevitable culture shocks of language barriers, style, food, and other cultural...

The Prague boulevard has been the setting for the regime changes of Nazis and Soviets, as well as for the revolution that resulted in Czech freedom.
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Scenes from a Bohemian Cafe

Hal Crosswell October 5, 2021

A first-hand account of historic Wenceslas Square I took a seat at an outdoor table of a café in Prague, Czech Republic. Located on a busy street, thriving with shopping centers, hotels, offices,...

 Prague lies in the center of Europe, offering breathtaking architecture and a captivating history. Photo from SmugMug.

The City of 100 Spires

Hal Crosswell September 21, 2021

A general introduction to the historic city of Prague As foreign correspondent for the Old Gold & Black, I will be writing from Prague, Czech Republic this semester. In each edition, I will give...

Wofford’s study abroad is a popular attraction for Wofford students, but was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. While upperclassmen gear up for 2021 trips abroad, the question remains as to what they will look like? Photo courtesy of

Study Abroad Update

Hal Crosswell May 9, 2021

Abroad programs disclose contingent restrictions for students. A year after study abroad in 2020 was cancelled for both Wofford students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, study abroad programs for the...

The Women’s Volleyball team sets up for a goal. The SOCON Women’s Volleyball tournament will take place Apr. 2-3. Photo courtesy of Allison Sherman.

Volleyball Prepares For SOCON Tournament

Hal Crosswell April 2, 2021

Terriers enter the tournament following one of their best regular seasons since the team's establishment. The volleyball team closes out their regular season against Western Carolina on Mar. 25 after...

A student walks into the library full of books. The mold outbreak that occurred last semester has been resolved, which means students and faculty will soon have access to the library’s physical collection again. Photo courtesy of  Natalie Aversano.

The Spores Have Left The Stacks

Hal Crosswell March 2, 2021

The library’s battle with mold comes to a close, books begin to circulate In  Sept. 2020, a mold outbreak was discovered on the bottom floor of the Sandor Teszler Library. Nearly the entire...

Williams served as Assistant Head Coach at NC State for the past 3 seasons. Photo courtesy of

Men’s Golf Team Welcomes New Head Coach

Hal Crosswell February 16, 2021

Van Williams was named head coach in early January On Jan. 5, Van Williams was named head coach of the Wofford Men’s Golf Team. The North Carolina native was assistant coach at North Carolina State...

Over 100 programs were cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, photo from

Interim Travel Cancelled

Hal Crosswell February 3, 2021

Students unable to participate in yearly interim abroad trips in 2021 Beginning in the spring of 2020, the Office of International Programs, the Director of Business Services and the Provost closely...

The report includes data from the previous 3 years, photo by Natalie Aversano.

2020 Security And Fire Safety Report Recap

Hal Crosswell January 19, 2021

Statistics of Crimes, Fire Hazards Wofford’s campus and surrounding public land Every year, Wofford makes a Fire and Safety report available to students and faculty as well as to visitors and guests...

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