The Guilfordian

Is God running the country now?

Alex Lindberg, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“Legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.” These were the ideals of one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson. In his opinion, religion is a personal practice...

Amendment One is an affront to all North Carolinians

Aaron Hall, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Thomas Jefferson had a quote that summed up his views on other people’s religious beliefs: “It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” However, combinations of religious, philosophical and ideological elements have...

CCE Student Government Association elections

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

For a moment, I wished I were giving birth to a baby instead of assuming my role as the incoming vice president for the Center for Continuing Education Student Government Association. While I’ve never been a socially active member of the CCE SGA community, for years now I’ve served as a representative,...

Why we need to care about the Kandahar massacre

Zachary Thomas, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Under the cover of an Afghani night, a tragedy has occurred. On March 11, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly killed 17 innocent civilians and injured five more in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan. The incident has been described as Afghanistan’s My Lai, in reference to the American massacre...

Playback: How do you feel about having class outside?

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“YES. I have friends who have taken courses that have met outside, and they say that it helps motivate creativity. Breaking away from strict academia and into creative and inventive thinking that Guilford encourages Yet I have NEVER had a class outside.” Emily Carter, Sophomore, English major “Leave...

Let’s have class outside!

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Birds chirping and fat bumble bees lazily flying to and fro, enmeshed with the smell of fresh-cut grass, reminds us that spring has arrived and, yet, something seems amiss. As the warm winds begin to blow across Guilford’s campus, I’m not immune to the spring fever that is best described by author...

Staff Editorial: Let them speak! Our renewed commitment to community journalism

Anonymous

April 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“2011: The Year of Global Indignation,” read a retrospective article published in the Financial Times. Similar headlines broke across a wide range of publications as the year came to a close. If the media is any indication, it would seem that 2011 entered the popular vernacular as “the year of...

The frustrations of completing the housing process, on or off campus

Natalie Sutton, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Cries of outrage across campus, frantic and melodramatic Facebook status updates, blood, sweat, tears. It can only mean one thing: it’s time for the housing selection process. While there are those who leave the process jumping up and down with excitement because they got into the exact room...

Senate leaders should not be paid for service to school

Kim Kleimeier, Staff Writer

April 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The atmosphere is tense in Boren Lounge as Yahya wipes the sweat off his face. Frustrated Quaker hands are in the air and the meeting has just been extended another 30 minutes. Fantastic. This is the scene I envision at the next Senate meeting when the topic is brought up to potentially give payment...