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Guilford works to increase diversity in athletics

Guilford works to increase diversity in athletics

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, Social Justice, Sports

Carolyn Peck didn’t realize she was the first African-American female coach to win a national championship until a reporter told her so in 1999. She was the head coach of Purdue University’s basketball team at the time and saw an incredibly successful campaign while training the team. Although...

Mexican newspaper closed down due to safety concerns

Mexican newspaper closed down due to safety concerns

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

After 27 years, El Norte, a newspaper based in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is closing shop. The decision came after one of their reporters, Miroslava Breach, was killed writing about organized crime for the newspaper on March 23, according to Al Jazeera. “I have made the decision to close this newspaper...

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

The purple flowers found by the lakeside, the lush green vines that grow along the bricks of a house and the distinctly brown striped fish by the shore all seem like normal features of nature. However, they are all dangerous. The three creatures, the purple-loosestrife, kudzu and lionfish respectively,...

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...

Professor gives lecture on immigration

Professor gives lecture on immigration

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Social Justice, Top Stories

Immigrants faced discrimination in the past and still do today. “One of the things I would underscore about immigrants in general, and within democratic societies, is they are very, very vulnerable,” said Phil Slaby, associate professor of history and chair of the history department. “They do...

HUG engages community, creates safe spaces

HUG engages community, creates safe spaces

Abigail Bekele, Contributing Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Archives, Features, In Print, Social Justice

Hispanos Unidos de Guilford is a club that celebrates Hispanic culture and students on Guilford College’s campus. HUG is a place where students can go experience the food, music and heritage of the Hispanic culture to emphasize the importance of being inclusive. The club has been around for 10 years...

Protests worldwide, nationally garner attention

Protests worldwide, nationally garner attention

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under In Print, Social Justice, Top Stories, World & Nation

Thousands huddle together under nighttime lights. Droves of creative signs and flags sprinkle a crowd. Authorities line up behind rows of riot shields and tear gas. Protests always create captivating images. The latest such examples feature the Romanian people taking to the streets en masse. The...

A Day Without Immigrants

A Day Without Immigrants

Fernando Jimenez, Photography Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Social Justice, Top Stories

“La Bamba” played within the walls of the Central Carolina Worker Justice Center  as members of the Latinx community gathered to make signs in preparation for the Day Without Immigrants protest that took place Thursday. Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. “In a da...