The Guilfordian

Letter to the editor: The sanctity of the 9/11 vigil should be respected

Josh Weil, Guest Writer

November 7, 2014

I am the student who organized the vigil on Sept. 11, to honor those killed during the attacks that took place on that same day in 2001. For the past month, there have been two letters to the editor regarding the events that took place at the vigil. I have seen and heard so much back and forth on this...

Recent conflict raises questions about campus flag policy

Recent conflict raises questions about campus flag policy

Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writer and World & Nation Editor

September 26, 2014

The American flag: a symbol of freedom, democracy and unity for some. But for many Quakers, the symbolism itself is something to be scrutinized. The warlike spirit that it often represents is contrary to their beliefs of peace and pacifism. Guilford College has traditionally prohibited the public...

Letter to the editor: Students deserve the right to fly our flag in memory of 9/11

Harrison Houlihan, President of the Guilford College Republicans

September 19, 2014

Recently I was subjected to disciplinary action due to my decision to fly the American flag on my college campus on Sept. 11. Most of us are aware of the campus policy against flags, which stems from the practice of austerity and avoidance of symbols in Quaker meetinghouses. This is all well and good,...