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Professor Caroline McAlister presents story on Tolkien’s life

Professor Caroline McAlister presents story on Tolkien’s life

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Top Stories

Not many people long for dragons. But as a boy, John Ronald Tolkien “desired dragons with a profound desire,” according to his essay, “On Fairy Stories.” On April 18, visiting professor of English, did a reading of her new picture book about this passion of Tolkien’s, “John Ronald’s...

‘Misalliance’ dazzles theatergoers

‘Misalliance’ dazzles theatergoers

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Top Stories

“I don’t want to be good, and I don’t want to be bad,” says Hypatia Tarleton, the character senior Emma Moreno portrays in the Guilford College Theatre Studies Department production of “Misalliance.” “I just don’t want to be bothered about either good or bad. I want to be an active...

Early College Robotics hopes to win big next year

Early College Robotics hopes to win big next year

Julia Martins De Sa, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Science & Tech

A couple of well-oiled machines. This is perfect description for each of the Early College at Guilford’s Robotics teams, three of whom competed at the FIRST World Championship from March 19-22. Two First Tech Challenge teams, Team 731 “Wannabee Strange” and Team 5795 “Back to the Drawing ...

The Sherwood Anderson visiting writer talks craft

The Sherwood Anderson  visiting writer talks craft

Maksym Kosachevskyy, News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print

“He held nothing back,” said Mylène Dressler, associate professor of English and creative writing. “And it was generous and fun, and real.” On April 12-13, Allan Gurganus visited Guilford’s campus. Gurganus is a North Carolinian author whose works include novels, short stories and essays....

Guilford fashion trends

Precious Adisa, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print

Guilford’s campus is versatile when it comes to the students and style. How does style describe students? How do Guilford students pick their style? My first fashion profile is on first-year Madeleine Campbell. “I keep a balanced style between trendy and vintage,” said Campbell. Campbell...

Robin Givhan talks challenges as a POC journalist

Robin Givhan talks challenges as a POC journalist

Precious Adisa, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print

Robin Givhan is the Fashion critic for The Washington Post. She received her masters in journalism at University of Michigan in 1988. Her first newspaper job was with the Detroit Free Press. In 2006, Givhan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. After working at The Washington Post for some...

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Finn Williamson, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Social Justice, Top Stories

Over 65 million people are displaced from their homes. Half are under the age of 18. Programs have sprouted up everywhere to help refugees across the world. One that is gaining traction, “Every Campus a Refuge,” has a chapter right here at Guilford College. The program advocates for the housing...

Artist Saba Taj talks activism

Artist Saba Taj talks activism

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Social Justice

“What’s most notable to me is it’s one of the few times that I’ve depicted the villain, the thing that is being struggled against, in a body,” said artist Saba Taj. “The figure is stealing milk, in this violent way, from the breast of a woman of color and is backwashing that milk back into...

Serendipity celebrates 45 years with music, colors

Serendipity celebrates 45 years with music, colors

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, News, Top Stories

After 45 years of Serendipity, this year came close to perfect. From March 31 to April 2, students came out for concerts, Colorfest and more as part of Guilford’s most popular community event. “Last fall, we really did a lot of ahead of time stuff, so we talked a lot about our T-shirt things...