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The Guilfordian

The student news site of Guilford College

The Guilfordian

The student news site of Guilford College

The Guilfordian

The historic field at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, is made of natural Bermuda grass.

Artificial turf: Friend or foe for athletes?

Maggie Bryson, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Artificial turf was designed to be the perfect solution for all of the problems with natural grass, but now it may be an athlete’s greatest enemy. Manufactured from synthetic fibers, artificial turf...

Pyeongchang Olympics used as testing ground for new technology

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer February 23, 2018

The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, while centered on awarding athletes the highest distinction in sports, is deserving of its own record-breaking recognition. This year’s games have informally medaled for...

Controversy surrounds Adam Ritz visit

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer April 29, 2016

On April 11, keynote speaker and sports radio host Adam Ritz visited Guilford College, sparking concerns when community members learned that he spoke to students partly on his experience as a convicted...

IAAF bans Russia from international sports events

Maksym Kosachevskyy December 4, 2015

Imagine running a marathon. After months of hard training, you place first in the race. Much to your surprise, however, you are then disqualified, your prize money is taken away and you are banned from...

Athletes take a hit in budget crisis

Banning Watson, Staff Writer March 27, 2015

The budget crisis has affected every part of the Guilford campus and raised concerns for the future of programs such as the Bonner Scholars program and the Wellness Education Center, but we have yet to...

Athlete drug testing is unfair

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer September 26, 2014

In a small college like Guilford, student athletes are a major part of the community.  On top of carrying the workload most traditional students are burdened with, they must balance their athletic duties. The...

Solving the athlete, non-athlete divide

John Kluepfel, Staff Writer April 26, 2013

“We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other,” said Tupac Shakur in his song “Changes.” “We gotta start makin’ changes. Learn to see me as a brother ‘stead of two distant strangers.” Guilford’s...

Athletes bond during spring break

Athletes bond during spring break

Sydney Hawkins, Staff Writer April 5, 2013

While students were renting beach houses, invading Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest music festival, and visiting family, some unlucky spring athletes were left behind. Squads practiced and competed...

Josh Pittman stands tall among athletes, students alike

Josh Pittman stands tall among athletes, students alike

Malikah French, Guest Writer February 15, 2013

Cheers echo through the stands of Ragan Brown Field House as the familiar name bellows over the intercom: Josh Pittman. A North Carolina native, Pittman has worked hard to offer leadership to his teammates...

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