The Guilfordian

Dodge Ram commercial sanitizes MLK’s legacy

Dodge Ram commercial sanitizes MLK’s legacy

Lana Heltzel, Senior Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion, Social Justice, Top Stories

In 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon preaching the importance of serving one’s community while eschewing the material possessions and advertisements that encourage envy. Entitled, “The Drum Major Instinct,” King was specifically critical of the automobile industry for propagating...

Mental health is key for college students

Mental health is key for college students

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

When I was 15, I went to therapy for the first time. The office was small, located beneath a large architecture firm, and I was intimidated. There were mints, the Lifesaver kind that I’ve since found at every therapy or psychiatric practice I’ve been to, and I grabbed a few and stuffed them into...

Super Bowl commercials need improvement

Super Bowl commercials need improvement

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

While the Philadelphia Eagles brought in their first Super Bowl win, the commercials were not as victorious. When people watch the big game, they like to be entertained. The commercials are supposed to be funny and take your mind off daily stresses. They didn’t do that this time, with a few exceptions....

BHM centers discussion around marginalization

BHM centers discussion around marginalization

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial Board, In Print, Opinion, Uncategorized

Guilford hit the ground running this February with a resplendent display of diverse performances, prose and pageantry with the Black History Month Kickoff event, running the slogan, “For the Culture.” While the event expanded to include Latinx and Asian cultures, the intent speaks to the heart of...

Rapper Jay-Z snubbed at the 2018 Grammys

Rapper Jay-Z snubbed at the 2018 Grammys

Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

The 60th annual Grammy Awards are a wrap. The biggest names in music attended and performed their most popular hits, like Bruno Mars’ “Finesse,” featuring rapper Cardi B. Thousands of people looked forward to seeing who would take home the biggest honors of the night. Sadly, Jay-Z, one of the...

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Last year at the Oscars, “Moonlight” became the first film to win best picture that featured a LGBT lead in all 89 years of the ceremony. Notice that I did not say “the first gay film” to win. “Moonlight” is not a “gay film.” “Moonlight” is a film about someone who is gay. Take...

Consent is the Best Present

Consent is the Best Present

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial Board, In Print, Opinion, Social Justice

As the Valentine’s Day holiday approaches, The Guilfordian staff would like to remind everyone of the importance of consent. Crucial in any sexual encounter, consent comes first and is mandatory. Silence is not consent, nor does what someone wears or how much they had to drink classify as consent....

Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day Cards

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion, Top Stories

Soaring to New Heights with “The Summer King”

Soaring to New Heights with “The Summer King”

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Looking for something that will bring your imagination to new heights? Try “Song of the Summer King,” by Jess E. Owen. Imagine a world with animals. Not just the ones we know of and see in the zoo such as lions, but creatures of legend such as griffins as if they existed together for years. Owen...