The Guilfordian

Soundbite of the week: What do you think about the new renovations?

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

“I don’t think the fish tank was necessary. I think we could have renovated Binford and also the caf. I would have liked to see more options for food this year.” Kate Malcolm, sophomore   “They made Founders more modern and up-to-date.” Brian Spain, first-year   ...

Former Navy SEAL’s poor decision may bring lawsuit

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

'No Easy Day,' the publication of the account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, has certainly proven to be 'no easy day' for the Navy SEAL who wrote the book. The book is number one on Amazon’s best seller list. Its initial print run of 575,000 copies has been upped. The Pentagon is threatening...

Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship violates core values, should end

Cate Schurz, World & Nation Editor

September 7, 2012

I chose to attend Guilford because of those seven flags. You know, the ones that mark our core values and the principles we, as an institution, claim to embody. I was hooked on equality, diversity, integrity and the rest with just one stroll down the campus front path. I was told those banners meant...

Campaign finance reform stalls: not much progress since 1905 on corporate campaign donations

McCaffrey Blauner, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012

It's a strange fact of our political system that politicians buy their way into office. In the 2004 general elections, 91 percent of the senate elections and 95 percent of those for the House were won by the politicians who spent the most on their campaigns. Now, I'm not saying that being president...

The cost of safety: New York shootings gone awry

Daniel Gaskin, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012

Crazed gunman Jeffrey Johnson, 53, killed one person before he was shot to death outside the Empire State Building on 34th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City in a chaotic gunfight that left nine bystanders injured. Since this incident, some critics of police policy involving the apprehension...

Staff Editorial: you owe it to yourself to get involved

September 7, 2012

It is the start of a new year at Guilford. Some of us are experiencing everything for the first time. Others, with familiarity. No matter your age, no matter your established roots, this is a fresh start. A blank canvas. So many opportunities are placed in front of us, and now is the perfect time to...

Texas & Colorado Shootings: their effect on the public and gun control

Aditya Garg, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

Thomas Caffall, James Holmes and Jared Lee Loughner. In the past few months, the U.S. has experienced a number of public shootings—most prominently, the Texas A&M University and Colorado shootings. Instigated by Caffall, the Texas A&M shootings resulted in three dead and four injured. The...

Use your own words to create knowledge

Haley Hawkins, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2012

Words are just words — unless someone is listening. When a politician speaks, the nation listens. This was certainly the case for Missouri Representative and long-time Paul Ryan ally Todd Akin when he responded to a question regarding the legality of abortion for pregnant victims of rape. “From...

Staff Editorial: Remember why we are here

Editorial Board

August 31, 2012

Vans parked in endless lines. Boxes galore. Mumbled pardons, cheerful hellos and long-awaited embraces across the quad. Yes, it’s that time of year where we scramble to drop our classes, make new friends, rekindle old friendships and altogether enjoy our college life. Although we are grateful...