The Guilfordian

Policy is a form of oppression for students

Policy is a form of oppression for students

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Justice, Top Stories

A few weeks ago, our community received an email from Todd Clark, vice president of student affairs and dean of students. The email was a confirmation of an “approved assembly” for March 14 on the quad of the College. Students wanted to pay respects to the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School...

Time is ticking for new gun control laws, for us

Time is ticking for new gun control laws, for us

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Justice, Top Stories

Kalina Migliavasca saw her world change in just a matter of hours on Feb. 14, 2018. At 2:47 p.m., she received a text message from her youngest son, Noah. “Mom,” he wrote, “This is important.” She replied back asking what was happening, to which Noah only replied, “Look at the news.” Migliavasca...

Dodge Ram commercial sanitizes MLK’s legacy

Dodge Ram commercial sanitizes MLK’s legacy

Lana Heltzel, Senior Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion, Social Justice, Top Stories

In 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon preaching the importance of serving one’s community while eschewing the material possessions and advertisements that encourage envy. Entitled, “The Drum Major Instinct,” King was specifically critical of the automobile industry for propagating...

Consent is the Best Present

Consent is the Best Present

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial Board, In Print, Opinion, Social Justice

As the Valentine’s Day holiday approaches, The Guilfordian staff would like to remind everyone of the importance of consent. Crucial in any sexual encounter, consent comes first and is mandatory. Silence is not consent, nor does what someone wears or how much they had to drink classify as consent....

Guilford community, students do a great job at teaching social justice

Guilford community, students do a great job at teaching social justice

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2017


Filed under In Print, Opinion, Social Justice

I can definitely say that I am not the same Beatriz I was three years ago. From the moment I stepped on this campus, my opinions, thoughts and ideas have changed. Some of these changes were small, but impactful, and some were life changing. None of it would be possible or would have happened if it...

Guilford works to increase diversity in athletics

Guilford works to increase diversity in athletics

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor

April 16, 2017


Filed under In Print, Social Justice, Sports

Carolyn Peck didn’t realize she was the first African-American female coach to win a national championship until a reporter told her so in 1999. She was the head coach of Purdue University’s basketball team at the time and saw an incredibly successful campaign while training the team. Although...

Mexican newspaper closed down due to safety concerns

Mexican newspaper closed down due to safety concerns

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

April 16, 2017


Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

After 27 years, El Norte, a newspaper based in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is closing shop. The decision came after one of their reporters, Miroslava Breach, was killed writing about organized crime for the newspaper on March 23, according to Al Jazeera. “I have made the decision to close this newspaper...

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017


Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

The purple flowers found by the lakeside, the lush green vines that grow along the bricks of a house and the distinctly brown striped fish by the shore all seem like normal features of nature. However, they are all dangerous. The three creatures, the purple-loosestrife, kudzu and lionfish respectively,...

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Finn Williamson, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017


Filed under Features, In Print, Social Justice, Top Stories

Over 65 million people are displaced from their homes. Half are under the age of 18. Programs have sprouted up everywhere to help refugees across the world. One that is gaining traction, “Every Campus a Refuge,” has a chapter right here at Guilford College. The program advocates for the housing...