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Usher performs 2024 Super Bowl Halftime show. (Photo courtesy of Brynn Anderson, AP Photo)

“Yeah!” An honest review of Usher’s halftime show

Madison Bush, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

Performed by Usher, the 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show performance begins with a rating card, preparing viewers for “a performance 30 years in the making” (00.08). I enjoyed this bit for...

Someone dresses up as a chicken at the Nikki Haley rally on Feb. 5, mocking Former President Donald Trump for not debating Haley.

Nikki Haley Visits Spartanburg

Nick Ross, Website Designer February 27, 2024

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited Spartanburg on Feb. 5, looking to  bolster support ahead of the Republican Primary, which took place on Feb. 24. Haley was down in the polls to Former...

Diana Gehlhaus speaks about artificial intelligence at a Focus Group held at Wofford College on Nov. 2, 2023.

Wofford looking to open a conversation about artificial intelligence

Nola Webb, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

On Nov. 2, Wofford hosted its second session for an ongoing lecture series focused on artificial intelligence. The speaker, Economist and Policy Researcher Diana Gehlhaus, brought a focus on the power...

Photo by Caroline Parker - Simirin Channa, Liv Culver, Graydon Davies and Emma Skelton will serve as the
2023-2024 Campus Union Executive Officers.

Campus Union election presents an unopposed Campus Union President

Nola Webb, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

On April 14, those elected to carry out the executive positions in Wofford’s Campus Union for the 2023-2024 academic year were announced to the student body. Similar to past elections on campus, this...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki

Wofford alum and donor Jerry Richardson passes at 86

Brandi Wylie March 15, 2023

Jerome Johnson Richardson, Sr. ‘59, known simply as “Jerry Richardson” passed away in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 1, 2023.  Richardson is survived by his wife, Rosalind Sallenger...

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Pictured is Buster Murdaugh with his late mother Maggie and father Alex at his 2018 graduation from Wofford College.

The Murdaugh trials and tribulations

Old Gold & Black Web Admin March 14, 2023

The trial of former South Carolina attorney and Wofford parent Alex Murdaugh has been a national hot topic for the past year, since his wife, Margaret (Maggie) Murdaugh, and son, Paul Murdaugh, were found...

Photo by Caroline Parker
 Students, Jordan Jackson ‘26 and Jenna Hollis ‘26, demonstrate the features of Chat GPT, an artificial intelligence software that may alter the future of academia and plagiarism.

Artificial intelligence and the future of learning

Donner Banks February 28, 2023

Artificial Intelligence softwares are changing the technology landscape and could have the potential to disrupt many industries, including education. With the ability to auto-generate words and images,...

Photo courtesy of Defense Visual Information Distribution Service 
US Navy sailors recover debris from the balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Up in the air: Questions remain after the alleged Chinese spy balloon

Aiden Lockhart February 28, 2023

On Jan. 28, a large balloon from China entered U.S. airspace in Alaska before drifting southeast over the country. On Feb. 4, President Biden ordered the balloon to be shot down off the South Carolina...

 Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
Turkish citizens looking at the destruction left by the earthquake and its many aftershocks

Fundraiser for relief following the Turkey earthquake

Julia Allen February 28, 2023

On Feb. 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in Turkey, and on Feb. 20, a 6.8 magnitude aftershock injured over 200 people and killed 6. Students at Wofford have banded together...

Sandor Teszler, Holocaust survivor and campus fixture. Wofford’s library is named in his honor.
Photo courtesy of Wofford Archives

The names you know, the history you don’t: A deep dive into the current academic buildings

Contributing Writer December 15, 2022

By Aiden Lockhart Main Building, or “Old Main,” is Wofford’s oldest building. Construction was completed in 1854, built using enslaved people’s labor. “If I come in early and unlock Old...

So what’s going on with the Student Debt Relief Program?

Cameron Carsten December 15, 2022

Student debt has been a pressing issue over the last couple of decades, as the amount of debt held by current and former students increases with the rising costs of college across the country.  One...

A campus safety officer checking the security cameras around campus. The conversation about college campus safety has sparked again after the recent shooting at University of Virginia.
Photo by Caroline Parker

Where Wofford is in the discussion of campus security

Contributing Writer December 15, 2022

By Nola Webb On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 13, University of Virginia students returning from a class field trip were victim to a violent attack from their fellow classmate, resulting in the death...

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