The Guilfordian

Letter to new students

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

You’ve been moving for days now. You have no clue where you are. You stumble into what appears to be a quaint college campus, but under the surface it seems much more terrifying. This is only the beginning. This sounds like the plot of an exciting new TV show, but for many here at Guilford this year,...

Russian Pussy Riot: Just a kangaroo court-room drama

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

When the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism,” the question that I, and much of the free world, asked was: “Why?”
 “Hooliganism,” as defined by Article 213 of the Russian Criminal Code, is “a gross violation of the public order which expresses...

Summer: a time for creative renewal

Justyn Melrose, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

I once spent a whole summer watching Family Guy, eating microwaveable chicken nuggets and drinking Kool-Aid. Relaxing during the summer is something I’m good at — perhaps too good at. To me, yes, summer is a time to kick up your heels or to lounge around the house in the same clothes you slept...

Finding home away from home

Christiana Baiden, Guest Writer

April 20, 2012

To be a zillion miles away from home is probably one of the most difficult things. It is even more difficult when you are by yourself in a new country. I had this sense when I boarded a plane from Ghana to the United State as an exchange student to Guilford College. It was my first time on a plane...

Staff Editorial: A letter to the community from next year’s Editor-in-Chief

Rebecca Gibian, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2012

The Guilfordian has made up the most significant moments of my college career; for the past three years I have lived and breathed Guilfordian. My life stopped revolving around classes or my social life and started rotating solely around the newspaper. I attended my first meeting on day one of freshman...

Is God running the country now?

Alex Lindberg, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

“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

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

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

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...