The Guilfordian

SAASA provides a safe space for students

Daniel Gaskin, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

It was late and I had just left another boring Guilfordian meeting. My face was lined with misery because I was going back to Bryan to attack the mountain of homework that I was dreading, when I noticed a small commotion in the Hut. After snooping around a bit, I noticed that there was pizza in there...

Letter to the editor: Smart partying 101

Zachary Kronisch, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

1. Know the rules: First and foremost, know what can get you into trouble and what cannot. The student handbook is easily and conveniently available online. 2. Be aware of your surroundings: There is a time and a place for tomfoolery. Dancing naked with a bottle of jack in front of Public Safety is...

Staff Editorial: Celebrating the 50th year of integration

September 28, 2012

Two years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and three years after a Guilford talent show depicted a comedian in blackface, James McCorkle '66  became the first African American to enroll at Guilford College. Searching through the rows of white faces in the 1963 Quaker, the Guilford yearbook, we...

School punishment too harsh for children

Jordan Smith, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012

Would public schools punish students using methods that could severely harm them? It seems so. Seclusion rooms were originally used to calm down an angry or violent child, preventing them from hurting themselves or others. But recently public schools have used this method as a form of punishment,...

Alzheimer’s: would you want to know?

Alzheimer’s: would you want to know?

McCaffrey Blauner, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012

On the good days, she could remember my name. Other days I was Tom, her son she hadn’t seen in years, and other days she didn’t know me at all. On the good days, she knew where she was, and talked with me, my mother and my little brother. On the bad days, she would weep and her Eastern European nurse...

We’ve got to fight for our right to party on campus

Natalie Sutton, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012

The clock strikes 1 a.m. While you may not turn into a pumpkin or lose a glass slipper, it’s likely that you’ll notice some red golf carts patrolling campus, shutting down the evening’s festivities. Public Safety, or “P-Safe” as most of us know them, has arrived to extinguish our party. While...

Getting the word out: College Republicans and Democrats on the stump

Anthony Harris, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012

Why do you support your candidate? William Moore, College Republicans Student Leader: He's a very experienced man, in both the public and private sector. He's been a governor and he's been a successful businessman. With Bain Capital, he was able to help other companies; for example, Staples wouldn't exi...

Romney, the yellow dog candidate running on a surprise platform

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

Mitt Romney is a yellow dog. I’m not saying he’s a terrible human being with no backbone, but he certainly fits the classic definition of a yellow dog candidate. Back in the 1920s, when the South strongly supported the Democratic Party, Democrats would say they would rather vote for a yellow...

Staff Editorial: The Guilfordian has entered the 21st Century

September 14, 2012

The end of summer is upon us!  Our lazy afternoons of sunning in the quad are being cruelly replaced by entire days spent under the fluorescent lights of the library. Like moths to the proverbial flame, we turn to our computer screens for comfort and entertainment. Let the Guilfordian be your bright...