The Guilfordian

Letter to the Editor: SOPA article misses crux of the debate

Damian Morden-Snipper, Guest Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I was pretty disappointed by the opinion piece titled “SOPA and PIPA not popular, but needed.” The piece misses the crux of the debate. The problem with SOPA and PIPA is not that they censor free speech (they do); the issue is that they give the government the power to shut down any website that...

Obama takes combative tone

Aaron Hall, Staff Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“America is back,” said President Obama last Tuesday in his State of the Union address. Ironically, Obama was echoing Republican Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” campaign for re-election in 1984. “We’ve come too far to turn back now.” The president pointed to three months of solid...

Commending Public Safety for a job well done

Randy Smith, Guest Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I am a senior majoring in economics and transferred to Guilford College from Duluth, Minn. For the past eight years, I have been employed as an N.C. private protective officer in Greensboro. I have had the opportunity to train with some of the finest men and women, including those who have had extensive...

Transgendered girl scout met with opposition

Justyn Melrose, Staff Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“There are as many different ways to be a girl, as there are girls–differences related to race, class, religion, national origin, language, disability and so on,” said Cole Thaler, Lambda Legal’s former Transgender Rights Attorney. “Having a transgender history or not is just another example...

Don’t let budget cuts hinder education

Don’t let budget cuts hinder education

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I have been harboring deep thoughts concerning the recent legislation that will affect our college and other colleges across the state. I’m not sure if your experience with Guilford has garnered the same types of feelings, so without further ado, here goes. Surely you’ve heard by now that the program, which once offered residents of N.C...

NC residents need to fight Amendment One

Emily Geblum, Guest Writer

February 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

On July 3, 2011, my wife Meghan and I got married after almost five years together. We hosted exactly 100 guests at a funky old barn in a small town outside of Portland, Ore. I wore an off-white dress. My father walked me down the aisle. Our food was incredible. My cousins drank too much wine, danced...

Staff Editorial: step away from the social media

February 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Religion. Age. Race. Economic status. Facebook? On Jan. 22, author and activist Shane Claiborne spoke at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro about “Tearing Down the Walls” that divide us. During his presentation Claiborne  delivered poignant stories from the Palestine/Israel border,...

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...