The Guilfordian

Academic projects shine at Pre-GUS celebration

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

“This is a way that everybody gets to be a rock star for a day,” said Assistant Professor of Art Mark Dixon. The Guilford Undergraduate Symposium is an annual event for members of the Guilford community to share their work with others and discuss a variety of topics. In preparation for GUS, a...

Greensboro school welcomes 320 students new to the U.S.

Greensboro school welcomes 320 students new to the U.S.

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

It’s a routine that began at the start of the academic year in August. Abu Zaeem, the principal of Doris Henderson Newcomers School, stands at the entrance of the school everyday to greet around 300 students who arrive by bus. “When they first start in August, you always want to create that culture...

Guilford’s kicker Kiser shares experience

Guilford’s kicker Kiser shares experience

Jonathan Hudson, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Of the positions in the game of football, the performance of the kicker takes the most individual effort, and the pressure put on the kicker often gets overlooked by the simplicity of his task, which is to kick the ball down field or kick it through the uprights. The Guilfordian sat down with sophomore...

Staff Editorial: Clubs enhance college experience

Staff Editorial: Clubs enhance college experience

September 22, 2017

As students, we understand that academics are a top priority, but certainly they certainly do not make up the full college experience. A student taking 16 credit hours in a semester is expected to dedicated 48 hours of their week to classwork and outside, leaving 120 hours (minus sleep and eating, of...

Division III athletes put academics first

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

May 22, 2017

As a Division III school, athletes are not awarded athletic scholarships. Most are here on academic scholarships, showing off skills in the classroom as well as on the court, in the field or wherever they play their sport. For some, academics and athletics actually have a lot in common. “You...

Fix the spending in the athletics and academics

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Colleges need to change how they spend on athletics, not why. Decision-making is a challenge for everyone. When a college budgets, it is applying the basic economic principle of opportunity cost to a very, very complex institution. The result? Remarkably difficult decision-making. When budgeting,...

Petition criticizes use of funds for athletics

Quinn Johnson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

A recent petition has sent waves throughout the community, causing students to take sides. Supporters of the petition argue that Guilford College’s athletics programs are “bloated” and receive too much funding compared to other academic programs. The petition was written on Oct. 23 and gained...

Why do college athletes quit their sports?

Katy Andrews, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

There has been a recent phenomenon at Guilford College of student-athletes walking away from their varsity sport teams. Since Guilford was founded in 1837, sports have been a part of the community. However, participating in athletics can mean abandoning activities you enjoy. “The time commitment...