The Guilfordian

Bower delivers as athletic director in year two

Trey Kawugule, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

In June of 2018, it was announced that Sue Bower would be the first full-time athletic director at Guilford College. Bower, a graduate of Dartmouth College, had worked for 24 years with Tulane University in many different capacities. She started as the women’s golf coach and had many other Division I p...

Legislation passed on college athlete compensation

Mary Pyles, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

On Sep. 30, 2019, California passed a state law forbidding colleges from punishing college athletes for acquiring money for using their name or image. This law will go into effect in Jan. 2023.  Currently, the NCAA rules state that college athletes can not accept money from anyone outside their s...

Professor Diya Abdo receives Ehrlich Award

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Diya Abdo, associate professor of English at Guilford, was awarded the 2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich award was presented by Campus Compact, an organization of over 1,000 colleges across the nation that supports civic education and community development. Recipients of this...

Navigate Student app introduced to Guilford

Matthew Climbingbear, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Navigating yourself around Guilford can be a tedious and difficult task without a guide or assistance from others. However, this August, Guilford College introduced a new student app called Navigate Student for all students to use. “It’s a one stop shop,” said Director of Academic Support Services Curtis ...

WQFS concert fusion of punk and funk

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

When one thinks of Guilford’s community center by the south and north apartments, they probably would not imagine narrowly avoiding an elbow careening into their face in the midst of a mosh pit, punk blaring in the background. But on Friday, Oct. 4, the community center was host to a similar scene. WQ...

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy with plans to close many stores

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Imagine you’re in high school. You have little money, but big aspirations of winning the “most fashionable” yearbook superlative. So you go to your local mall, pass by the decrepit kiddies ride and Auntie Anne’s and make your way through the glossy doors of Forever 21. Get your crushed velvet sli...

Beautifully disturbing: ‘Joker’ nails iconic character

Aaron Eisenberg, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2019

In an era where comic book movies rule the box office, the very art form of cinema has been put into question. Celebrated director Martin Scorsese has said that these movies aren't true cinema, and many agree. Whether this is movie snobbery or the unbreaking will of true artistry depends on who you ask...

Caf, schmaf. The Grill is Snack God

Matthew Climingbear, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

 As we all know, the cafeteria went through renovations from last year into this past summer. The Grill has gone through its own renovation since last year as well. The Grill has been missing some key elements from its original venue. Certain snacks such as Snickers, Hersheys and Kit Kats, as well ...

Is ‘Big Mouth’ a new medium of sexual education for kids today? Or just another cringey cartoon?

Tyler Patterson, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

We all know and love the hilarious, graphic and fun show called Big Mouth, but how much are we getting from it? The show is about middle schoolers going through puberty and learning about sex and sexual terms. They go into depth about sexual health in a funny and, for some, problematic way.  I l...