The Guilfordian

SOPA and PIPA not popular, but needed

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

February 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“It’s no longer OK to NOT know how the internet works,” reads an anti– Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act banner, held proudly in a New York City protest on Jan. 18 against the controversial bills presented to the Senate and House in 2011. The introduction of this legislation in Congress...

ROTC cadet encounters disrespect

Casey Horgan, Staff Writer

February 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Michael Mellinger first chose Guilford College for the school’s outstanding German department and its new track and field program. He also picked it for its proximity to a host Reserved Officers’ Training Corps program that he could attend down the road at NC A&T University. He became a cadet...

Campaign ads fall short

Campaign ads fall short

Zachary Thomas, Staff Writer

February 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Like the storms of spring or the dead heat of summer, the campaign season wouldn’t be complete without its accompanying slew of political advertisements. Ranging from bright, inspirational messages to monochromatic, heavy, negative ads to the image of Herman Cain’s campaign manager smoking a ciga...

FDA connections should not affect women’s health

FDA connections should not affect women’s health

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

While we have a responsibility for our health,  I’m left wondering if possible corruption within the drug industry often prevents us from being well enough informed to begin to carry out this responsibility. At Guilford College, it is said that nearly 50 percent of Guilford’s female populatio...

Stop racism in the justice system

Tiffany Kallam, Guest Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I have always felt an intense drive to pursue avenues to help others who have been affected by societal and legal injustices. Even more recently, I have been focused and confident in my future abilities to adamantly advocate for others. This previous semester, beginning in September — while sitting...

The occupy movement: not just a another youth rebellion

The occupy movement: not just a another youth rebellion

Ali Krantzler, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Occupy Wall Street movement began over five months ago in New York City’s financial district at Liberty Square. Since then, the movement has spread across the country to over 100 cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Greensboro, Washington, D.C. and Oakland. There are different perceptions,...

New law broadens definition of rape

New law broadens definition of rape

Colleen Gonzalez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Since 1927, national law has recognized women as the primary targets for sexual assault. Although it is true that males have the necessary anatomy to commit such a crime, we underestimate just who can be a victim and who can be a perpetrator. On Jan. 6, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a newly...

Urgent need for sustainable waste management

Chassidy Crump, Staff Writer

January 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

For a large part of the past year, the possibility of reopening the White Street landfill has caused a stir in local news. Since the Greensboro city council voted against the reopening, necessity for a new form of waste disposal has become imminent. Now, with a change in council members and dynamic,...

Everyone wants to be anti-Romney, and no one will be

Jacob Rosenberg, Staff Writer

January 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Republican presidential primary is likely over, but not because Tim Tebow joined the race last week. Instead, ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has become the pragmatic choice for Republican primary voters who never saw the culmination of an anti-Romney candidate. Right before the New Hampshire...