The Guilfordian

In the wake of Westboro, there is a lesson

In the wake of Westboro, there is a lesson

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

December 20, 2019

Large, angry signs, protests at military funerals and online tracts decrying the world’s descent into immorality all construct the outward identity of the Westboro Baptist Church. They refer to themselves as an “Old School Baptist Church,” claiming to adhere to the Five Points of Calvinism. Y...

Guilford affirms LGBTQ community: Memories made, lessons learned

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

December 3, 2019

On November 18, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-LGBTQIA hate group from Topeka, Kansas, picketed across from Guilford College. In response, Friends Center and Quaker Studies Director Wess Daniels worked with the College’s Department of Public Safety, Justice and Policy Studie...

Nationals White House visit brings controversy

Nationals White House visit brings controversy

Finn Conte, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Since their World Series win in late October, the Washington Nationals and their fans have been on top of the world. “We won one. We finally won one,” pitcher Anibal Sanchez could be heard shouting to his teammate Max Scherzer as the two embraced after the team’s 6-2 victory over the Houston Astr...

Policy is a form of oppression for students

Policy is a form of oppression for students

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...