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According to the Smithsonian Institution, the transgender pride flag, pictured here, was designed by trans activist and U.S. Navy veteran Monica Helms in 1999. The light pink and light blue are colors traditionally associated with baby girls and baby boys. The white represents people who are intersex, transitioning, or an undefined gender

Transgender swimmer’s NCAA win could have positive ripple effects

Guilford women's swimming team members say Lia Thomas' participation in the sport is fair and important
Shugo Izumi, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

On March 17, Lia Thomas, a transgender female swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, won the 500-yard NCAA freestyle event in Atlanta at 4:33.24. Thomas, a senior, also had good times in the 100- and...

Guilford seniors discuss life after graduation

Sheila Sosa, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

Many Guilford students from the Class of 2022 couldn't wait to finally get their degree and start their adult lives. Luis Lopez, a senior accounting major, said that he has been waiting for four years...

We spent more than two years in the coronavirus pandemic wearing masks until March 25, 2022, when all fifty U.S. states officially turned to a mask optional policy.

Guilford College lifts community mask mandate

Sheila Sosa, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

It has been more than two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the shutdown of many schools, stores and other public places in North Carolina and across the country. According...

Ketanji Brown Jackson was recently nominated to the Supreme Court and is the third black justice in its history.

Nomination of KBJ exposes issues in our justice appointment process

Miles Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

In an ideal world, the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court would have been a triumphant moment. Appointing a former Harvard Law Review editor, public defender, Supreme Court...

Jason Foulks drains a short jumper in a game against Randolph College on December 1, 2021, at Guilford College.

Putting the student in student-athlete

Jason Foulks has been successful on the court and in the classroom
Logan King, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

When brains meet the court, it is a dangerous combination. Jason Foulks is a 6-foot 5-inch senior forward who has been a part of the program for four years and is a devoted student who also focuses on...

Staff Editorial: Beating burnout

April 10, 2022

Finals. Midterms. Exams. These are the words that strike fear in the hearts of college students across the globe. It is a period where the next four to seven weeks become an absolute hell.  For some,...

Mylene Dressler speaks on how to write a trilogy

Maria Jose Guerrero Hernandez, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

On March 21, in the Carnegie Room at Hege Library, author and Guilford College Professor Emerita Mylene Dressler returned to campus for a talk with Guilford students and staff about how to write a...

James Patterson, author of the popular book series “Maximum Ride.”

A Guilford student’s reflections on the joy of reading

Sheila Sosa, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

Have you ever felt the adrenaline of skimming through wonderful descriptions in a story and wanting to read more? I believe that books are the only way to understand the meaning of life. I couldn’t...

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