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Artist Saba Taj talks activism

Artist Saba Taj talks activism

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, In Print, Social Justice

“What’s most notable to me is it’s one of the few times that I’ve depicted the villain, the thing that is being struggled against, in a body,” said artist Saba Taj. “The figure is stealing milk, in this violent way, from the breast of a woman of color and is backwashing that milk back into...

Professor gives lecture on immigration

Professor gives lecture on immigration

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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

Immigrants faced discrimination in the past and still do today. “One of the things I would underscore about immigrants in general, and within democratic societies, is they are very, very vulnerable,” said Phil Slaby, associate professor of history and chair of the history department. “They do...

HUG engages community, creates safe spaces

HUG engages community, creates safe spaces

Abigail Bekele, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2017


Filed under Archives, Features, In Print, Social Justice

Hispanos Unidos de Guilford is a club that celebrates Hispanic culture and students on Guilford College’s campus. HUG is a place where students can go experience the food, music and heritage of the Hispanic culture to emphasize the importance of being inclusive. The club has been around for 10 years...

Protests worldwide, nationally garner attention

Protests worldwide, nationally garner attention

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under In Print, Social Justice, Top Stories, World & Nation

Thousands huddle together under nighttime lights. Droves of creative signs and flags sprinkle a crowd. Authorities line up behind rows of riot shields and tear gas. Protests always create captivating images. The latest such examples feature the Romanian people taking to the streets en masse. The...

A Day Without Immigrants

A Day Without Immigrants

Fernando Jimenez, Photography Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Social Justice, Top Stories

“La Bamba” played within the walls of the Central Carolina Worker Justice Center  as members of the Latinx community gathered to make signs in preparation for the Day Without Immigrants protest that took place Thursday. Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. “In a da...

Protesters rally in Pelham against KKK, Trump

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

December 4, 2016


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, News, Social Justice, Top Stories

On Dec. 3, protesters gathered from all over the country to rally against the Klu Klux Klan in Pelham, North Carolina. “We have just as much of a right to be out here and show them it’s not what we want,” said a protester named Alex from Carrboro, North Carolina. People came out for a variety...

Alum advocates for change

Maksym Kosachevskyy, News Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under In Print, News, Social Justice

“Guilford has achieved quite a lot in the two and a half years I’ve been here,” wrote journalist and disability rights activist Bryan Dooley ’13 in a 2012 article in The Guilfordian. “But we all have a long way to go to ensure an accessible environment for every student, faculty, staff and...

Let’s talk about Yemen, U.S. involvement

Let’s talk about Yemen, U.S. involvement

Abe Kenmore, Social Justice and Diversity Corridinator

October 28, 2016


Filed under In Print, Opinion, Social Justice

Syria has been brought to the forefront this election cycle, quite rightfully, as a humanitarian disaster. But there is another crisis unfolding in the Middle East, one that our country is even more directly involved in. Most of the focus recently in the U.S. has been on Aleppo, as Syrian president...

GOP attacked in NC, Dems start fundraiser

GOP attacked in NC, Dems start fundraiser

October 28, 2016


Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

The Orange County Republican Party headquarters on Oct. 15 was firebombed, with the words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” painted on the side of the building. There were no deaths or injuries. This was deemed an act of domestic terrorism by Mike Pence, the vice presidential candidate for...