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Confronting the Culture

Confronting the Culture

Steele Smith November 17, 2015

By: Steele Smith, Contributing Writer On Thursday, Oct. 29 Wofford students had the unique opportunity to listen to Ohio State University alum Jake Byczkowski give a presentation in Leonard Auditorium...

It only took Copeland one night of practicing in a hotel hallway to learn how to ride Luigi, her hover board.

Penny boards, long boards and hover boards, oh my!

Katie Sanders November 3, 2015

By: Katie Sanders, Staff Writer College students have always been creative in thinking of ways to get five extra minutes of sleep, while still making it to class on time. Riding rather than walking serves...

The guessing game

Elaine Best March 24, 2015

EVERYDAY CULTURAL CONFUSIONS WHILE ABROAD— Being abroad tests your boundaries. You start to question the everyday things around you. Is this how this is supposed to work? Why isn’t it like that back...

The Sagrada Família towers over Barcelona. Designed by Gaudi, it is still under construction long after his death.

La vida en Barcelona

Old Gold & Black Web Admin March 24, 2015

EXPLORING SPAIN— We have baguettes wrapped in paper, slices of Gouda cheese and a two cheap bottles of wine between us. Bikes race along the walking street at a sunny pace. A man on a Segway spins...

Galway is no different: Group photos do not say tourist, they scream it.

Fumblin' around Dublin

Old Gold & Black Web Admin February 10, 2015

HOW TO NOT BE A TOURIST, WRITTEN BY A TOURIST— Since I will be living in Dublin, Ireland, for an entire semester, I have taken extra strides not to appear like I am a tourist so that I will not become...

¿Hablas Español?

Old Gold & Black Web Admin February 10, 2015

STUDY ABROAD IN BARCELONA— My host mom traces the Barcelona skyline with her finger. I pick out a few words: las casas, las montañas and el sol. My host mom doesn’t speak a word of English, and I’ve...

Maggie Sessoms sports the Eye of Ra on her wrist. Sessoms got the tattoo because it means protection.

The body as a canvas

Old Gold & Black Web Admin November 11, 2014

TATTOO CULTURE ON WOFFORD’S CAMPUS— A tree, a sunflower and a butterfly converge on junior Karen Gravely’s skin. Her tattoos are located on her ankle, her ribs and her back, respectively. Both the...

Each deck in the Magic: The Gathering has its own theme. Players can build and create their own decks according to each player’s unique type of strategy.

Geek is chic

Old Gold & Black Web Admin October 28, 2014

A LOOK AT GEEK CULTURE ON WOFFORD'S CAMPUS— People express their passions in different ways: logoed t-shirts, posters, stickers, car flags. For English professor Dr. Natalie Grinnell, however, expressing her...

Takin' it to the streets

Takin' it to the streets

Old Gold & Black Web Admin October 14, 2014

RECAP OF THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY — Hope, determination, enragement and passion culminated in New York City on Sept. 21 as the people of the world took to the streets in hopes of...

The rainbow flag has symbolized equality for the LGBT movement since the 1970s.

Have a little pride

Old Gold & Black Web Admin September 30, 2014

UPSTATE PRIDE SWEEPS BARNETT PARK — It’s Saturday, Sept. 13 in Barnet Park. Street performers toss hula-hoops, and young adults with Technicolor hair browse booths decked out in rainbow. Event-goers...

Koontz rides her bike through sunny Nyhavn Harbor in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike

Old Gold & Black Web Admin September 30, 2014

STUDENT VOICE: BRINGING A PIECE OF COPENHAGEN'S BIKE CULTURE BACK HOME — One of the earliest significant events in so many of our lives is the day that we learn to ride a bicycle without training...

This view of Vernazza, the second of the five towns, really puts our minor setbacks into perspective.

Scenic views and train strikes

Anna Aguillard September 30, 2014

MY ITALIAN INITIATION — This past weekend, I self-determined that I passed the Italian initiation test: I survived a train strike. It happened on our return trip from Cinque Terre, the collective...

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