The Guilfordian

Guilford names interim president after President Jane Fernandes steps down

Carol Moore, Guilford College interim president

Jenni Camhi and Pierson Kye, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor

August 18, 2020

As the 2020-21 academic year begins, Guilford College students and faculty alike are entering a new semester with several recent changes in administration. One of the first changes that came to light, the resignation of Guilford President Jane Fernandes, was announced on June 26. Fernandes said she plans to ...

Coronavirus forces change for three-week courses

Mylène Dressler, Associate Professor of English, and fellow Associate Professor Diya Abdo had to change their planned three-week, study-abroad course to a class they titled Writing in Real Time // Photo by Maia Dery.

Reagan Bednar and Navya Belavadi, Staff Writer and News Editor

May 24, 2020

With Guilford finding itself in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, closing its campus and offering online-only classes, many three-week session classes didn’t go according to original plans. Some professors were forced to make drastic alterations in lesson plans or in some cases, cancel them all ...

Why you need ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ right now

Saber Chadili, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

What’s better than cute talking animals, adorable furniture, stylish clothes, non-stressful game play and online multiplayer possibilities? Nothing -- and  “Animal Crossing” has all of that and then some.  This popular life-simulation game was introduced to the world on April 14, 2001, an...

Doing essential work raises fears for immigrant families

draft work authorization letters-NC Dept of Agriculture

Laura Quiceno, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

With the coronavirus being a threat for many of us it is hard to think about having to stop going to work. But the government has put up a state law that only essential labor can continue in the United States. As of now, my family has been lucky enough to continue having income to pay our bills. My husband...

Staying social at a distance

Discord.com screenshot-JPEG

Jade Dalton, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

A lot of people have been having trouble socially distancing themselves during the quarantine. Not being able to go out and see your friends and enjoy yourself can be hard, but what about the people who don’t normally go out?  For the most part people are social animals; they need to talk to other pe...

Pets bring silver lining to their quarantined owners

photo for pets and people-Emma Hines

Emma Hines, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Confusion, fear and determination: all words describing feelings many have faced during this COVID-19 quarantine.  And I’m not talking about just people either. I’m talking about our furry friends, our pets. Our friends have noticed by now that their human companions are staying home a lot more...

Loneliness at (and away from) Guilford

Students walk across Guilford's quad in September 2019.

Akeba Bebley-Calvin and Dazmyn Spencer, Staff Writers

May 19, 2020

Does having a smaller campus equal more opportunities to be social and less isolated? Guilford College is often praised for its size and how it creates a sense of community among students, staff and faculty. Community is also one of the seven core values at Guilford. However, some members of the community...

Time of panic requires clarity of news

photo for Kye opinion piece

Pierson Kye, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Things change. Life happens. Not everything goes according to plan. Originally, my next piece in The Guilfordian would have been an op-ed about the bell that rings every hour and can be heard all across campus. I would have thrown in an Anita Ward joke and claimed that members of the Guilford community...

COVID-19 makes daily life surreal

A bright spring afternoon in an uncharacteristically vacant Triad Park, Kernersville, NC.

Ben Clark, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

I am sitting in my bedroom wondering when I will be able to relax in the same room as my best friend again. Before spring break at my college, the coronavirus was no more than a passing thought, similar to ones about the common flu. “Stay away from large crowds,” “Hold your breath after someone...