The Guilfordian

Staff Editorial: Guilford’s new claim to fame: social awkwardness

staff editorial

February 23, 2012

For years, Guilford College has been recognized by college magazines and books for its rigorous academic programs and diverse student body.  This month, to some students’ amusement and others’ dismay, Guilford was featured at the top of a new list — socially awkward colleges. InsideCollege,...

Guilford’s $500,000 grant part of a conservative agenda

Richie Zweigenhaft, Guest Writer

February 16, 2012

Jane Mayer’s excellent article in the October 2011 issue of The New Yorker (“A State for Sale”) helped to place Guilford’s ten-year $500,000 BB&T grant in the larger North Carolina and national perspective.  Mayer showed how millions of dollars from “conservative multi-millionaire” Art...

Occupy movement and “Chilean Winter” share similar goals

Occupy movement and “Chilean Winter” share similar goals

Haley Hawkins, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2012

Since its recent entrance into the public consciousness, America's Occupy Movement has become a household name, so to speak. It is an iconic symbol of the whole and the plight of the collective. But, is it truly pluralistic in regards to race, age and gender? Is this what makes the movement so appealing...

Choose your internship with care

Choose your internship with care

Kim Kleimeier, Staff Writer

February 16, 2012

The heated debate of the moment revolves around a subject that is very relevant to any college student. This subject is the internship. Are college students really getting valuable work experience while interning or are they simply being used as cheap labor, doing the same work as the paid staff? There...

This week’s debate: is Slow Foods good for Guilford?

This week’s debate: is Slow Foods good for Guilford?

Kate Gibson, Laurie Elseroad, staff writer, guest writer

February 16, 2012

Kate Gibson: Fast food is gross. Trust me. I’ve worked for McHeartDisease — twice — so I know that there are no true benefits to frozen patties and bagged lettuce from halfway across the world. Slow food and everything that it stands for — good, clean and fair foodstuffs — is an excell...

Letter to the Editor: Hot topic: the Guilford College woods

William Dobbins

February 16, 2012

I was, until last week at least, pretty apathetic about the issue of bonfires and student-built structures in the woods. Like most students, I did not open the email regarding a policy change about student activities in the woods. This disinterest lasted until I read The Guilfordian’s front page story....

Staff Editorial : Dear reader,

Editorial board of the Guilfordian

February 16, 2012

We are all familiar with the extravagant gestures of romance: chocolate, red roses, singing telegrams, expensive gifts laid at the feet of the beloved by the swooning smitten. And while we might be secret suckers for gooey-centered, heart-shaped amour, we, dear Reader, are here to sing the praises of...

Politics should not come before our health

Politics should not come before our health

Natalie Sutton, Staff Writer

February 16, 2012

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is one of the largest and most well-known breast cancer organizations in the United States. Widely celebrated for its generous funding for breast cancer prevention and treatment programs, the foundation is dedicated to women’s health. Or at least, it was. The...

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

Damian Morden-Snipper, Guest Writer

February 10, 2012

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...