The Guilfordian

Playback: How do you feel about having class outside?

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012

“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

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

“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

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

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...

Staff Editorial: Take control of the social media at your fingertips

Anonymous

April 6, 2012

Two weeks ago, Kim Kardashian was flour-bombed at a red carpet event as she celebrated her new perfume line. The story exploded (just bag of flour), with headlines, tweets, and blogs blowing up all over the country. It seemed like thousands joined Kim and her family in the fight for justice against the...

Why have we become so comfortable using demeaning terms towards women?

Thomas Deane and Thomas Deane

April 6, 2012

“Slut,” “whore,” “prostitute” and “nappy-headed hoes.” All of these terms have been uttered on live television or radio broadcasts to describe women. What have we become as a society when the verbal abuse of a person is acceptable? Activists have long striven to end the usage of...

Playback: how do you feel about the U.S. presidential campaign?

Aaron Hall, Staff Writer

April 6, 2012

“I feel that the GOP candidates are dragging out the primary race too long. At this point, they’re just digging themselves a hole. Mitt Romney is probably the best candidate they have, but he’s too much of a flip-flopper. Rick Santorum is an idiot, and Ron Paul is still crazy. I didn’t even...

Zimmerman committed a crime, but not a hate crime

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

April 6, 2012

Some argue that George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 in the central Florida town of Sanford, committed a racially motivated crime. At this juncture, I disagree. Before you tell me I’ve gone stark mad and dismiss my thoughts,...