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 Students gather to send off the Wofford Women’s Basketball Team to the Southern Conference Regular Season

Making history for women one SoCon Regular Season Championship at a time

Brandi Wylie March 14, 2023

The Wofford Women’s Basketball Team has just made history (again). The team is the first women’s sport at Wofford to win the Southern Conference Regular Season Championship allowed to compete in...

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Krissy Hall seen coaching the Wofford women’s tennis team and earning her
100th win. Hall reached her 100th win on Feb. 26, 2023 against Appalachian

100th win for Krissy Hall

Julia Allen and Mina Gincoguz March 14, 2023

On Feb. 26, Krissy Hall, Wofford’s Women’s Tennis Team’s head coach, achieved her 100th win when the team won its match against Appalachian State University. Having joined Wofford in June of...

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Current Senior Vice President of Administration and Secretary to the Board of
Trustees Roberta Hurley began her Wofford career in 1977.

Learn more about some of Wofford’s earliest female students, including Roberta Hurley

Katie Kirk and Gabby Gecan March 14, 2023

The month of March highlights the celebration of Women’s History. On March 13, 1913, Women’s Suffragettes paraded in Washington, D.C. in hopes of earning their right to vote. Since then, women in...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
Russell Wigginton talking to students on campus. Wigginton was one of many speakers that visited Wofford during Black History Month.

The rundown of Black History Month at Wofford College

Fadzai Mushayamunda March 8, 2022

Throughout the month of February, Wofford has put on events all over campus that draw attention to black voices and celebrate Black History Month. Through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,...

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Ricky L. Jones led a webinar lecture on black studies and critical race theory on Feb. 16, addressing many questions people may have about teaching ethnic histories.

It’s not about political party, it’s about right and wrong

Madeline Brewer March 8, 2022

“Don’t let the idea of something being revolutionary scare you,” said Ricky L. Jones, professor of pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, during his Feb. 16 webinar on black history...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
Russell Wigginton giving his speech to the Wofford community.

Black History Month at Wofford: Russell Wigginton speaks to the campus

Fadzai Mushayamunda February 22, 2022

Black History Month is a month dedicated to celebrating the black community and educating the public on the issues that they face on a daily basis. February marks the start of the month and because of...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki
The Spooky Terrier Halloween statue. Halloween is celebrated everywhere by people dressing up in costumes, but sometimes costumes cross a line.

Halloween horror: organizations combat cultural appropriation on campus

Fadzai Mushayamunda November 16, 2021

Wofford students have been at the forefront of people’s minds recently for the cultural appropriation that has been allowed to occur in campus history. From the KKKA yearbook photos to students dressing...

Class picture of Wofford’s class of 2025 on steps of Old Main during orientation week. Photo courtesy of SmugMug.

Wofford sophomores: the forgotten class

Sadie Saunders September 21, 2021

Will the class of 2024 ever truly get repaid?  It’s not hard, for even the most oblivious of people, to notice how lucky Wofford’s newest terriers are. The class of 2025 got to have an in person,...

Young Black And Gold: Revisiting Wofford’s Racist Past And Present

Steele Smith August 4, 2020

Three years ago, Steele Smith wrote an article for the Old Gold and Black entitled “Student opens up about racially motivated incident on campus”. Smith revisits his piece and considers what it means...

Minority Identification And A PWI? Oof.

Contributing Writer June 30, 2020

What is it like being a minority at a Predominately White Institution? by: Broderick M. Reid Jr. '21 “Being an African American anywhere in this country especially now since it is currently...

Albert Gray (left) and Douglas Jones (right) in attendance at the dedication of the Gray-Jones room in 2013.

For What It’s Worth

Jacob Hollifield June 24, 2020

A call for commemoration Jacob Hollifield, managing editor Regarded as a premier liberal arts school in the South, our alma mater stands unparalleled as an institution of higher education that offers...

Thanks For Coming, But Where Have You Been?

Addie Lawrence June 21, 2020

The hashtag “#BlackoutTuesday” garnered 28.8 million posts on Instagram. In practice, millions of black squares were posted on Tuesday, June 2 to show support for Black Americans facing police brutality.  Who...

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