The Guilfordian

Kony 2012: a calculated social networking triumph

Zachary Thomas, Staff Writer

March 23, 2012

Kony 2012 first came to us in a slick, shiny package with a seemingly innocuous message. In the two weeks since, the movement has been torn up and discredited due to a vocal opposition critical of the campaign’s merits and validity. However, if we could set aside the more ethical questions of right...

Anti J-Term: just not enough time

C.J. Green, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

I say N-O to the J-term. That’s right, I’m going to go out on a limb and play the bad guy here. I am pretty sure everyone has heard the expression, “It’s the thought that counts.” I sincerely believe that this quote is true most of the time, just not in this case. In this case, the J-term...

Staff Editorial: Reconnecting with our roots

March 16, 2012

It is a sacred place with the ability to create and sustain community. It is sturdy in its wisdom, down to its very roots. It is a rustle of leaves in the cool autumn breeze and a well-trodden path made for soul-searching. It is the Guilford woods. It is a place that has been under question lately....

Letter to the Editor: YWCA provides guidance and support to teen mothers

Katie Chapman, Guest Writer

March 16, 2012

During my time at the YWCA as a North Carolina LiteracyCorps/AmeriCorps member, I have seen firsthand the impact that their family literacy program has on its participants. Volunteers and interns from colleges all over the Triad, including UNCG, Guilford and NC A&T, come weekly to mentor teen moms,...

Bullying: it’s more than just taunts

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

When in grade school, kids will fight over the silliest and smallest things: fighting over a blue crayon, arguing over who can run faster or who gets to be little Johnny’s girlfriend for the day. Yet, even young children know that it’s not right to call each other names. Even at that age, words hurt. But...

Pro J-Term: allows for more programs

Meredith Brown, Executive Print Copy Editor

March 16, 2012

Yes, I’m a senior, and yes, I am in love with the idea of J-Term. Now, I know that I personally won’t ever get to experience it. Even so, I envy those of you who get to go on abbreviated study abroad trips or spend the time focusing on just one class, thoroughly learning a subject without any...

Open communication among staff and students should be a core value

Open communication among staff and students should be a core value

Victor Lopez, staff writer

February 23, 2012

I’d like to think that our choice to attend Guilford College is inspired in part by the belief that our core values elevate consciousness in a way that is uniquely “Guilford.”  However, some experiences lately make me think that some administrators are falling short of their charge. Equally...

Letter to the Editor: No smooth sailing for Yachting Club

Adrienne Mattson-Perdue

February 23, 2012

As Vice Commodore of Yachting Club and one of the chief people in charge of this year’s What The Hell?!Con, I would like to respond to last week’s article criticizing the organization and the programming. I am extremely disappointed that the writer focused so heavily on the organization of the...

Contraception-compromise opponents ignore women

Contraception-compromise opponents ignore women

Chassidy Crump, staff writer

February 23, 2012

Using contraception is a choice that women should be free to make, regardless of their economic status. The Obama administration’s provision in the healthcare overhaul took steps towards making this possible through health insurance plans which cover contraception for free in their policies, according...