Staff Editorial: Guilford students welcome return of Spirit Week and homecoming festivities

Over the past few years, COVID has deprived many college students of their clubs, friendships and a sense of community  at school. Until now, many new students have not been able to experience proper college life.  Now, for the first time since the pandemic, Guilford College was able to hold Spirit Week in addition to a proper homecoming. Members of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) worked hard to organize a week full of fun games and festivities that students could enjoy. While Hurricane Ian did force the cancellation of the homecoming dance (much to the dismay of students), there were still plenty of activities for students to enjoy.

Events included the campus cornhole tournament, which ended with teammates Haley Moses and Hannah Pardue defeating their opponents, Abram Greene and Malcolm Hill, in an intense final match.

The tournament was followed by the “Can I Kiss You” consent program held Thursday night, during which guest speaker Mike Domitz dominated the stage. At at the end of the night, a number of lucky students would receive free “Center For Respect” merch, which ranged from books to shirts and even underwear!

Spirit Week ended with a number of outdoors activities on Friday. The setup allowed students to enjoy food trucks, a ninja course, caricatures, music, games and more!

We at the Guilfordian encourage students to enjoy more activities this homecoming weekend!