The Guilfordian

Guilford College students excited for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bryan Series event

Amber Dubois, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

NBA legend, NY Times best-selling author, and activist are just a few things that describe the second Bryan Series speaker of the academic year. The 7-foot-2-inch NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speakers for the Bryan Series are...

Rove, Axelrod kickstart Bryan Series

Rove, Axelrod kickstart Bryan Series

Finn Williamson, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018

“We seek to find ways for people who disagree or have very different views to stay in the room together and try and find some commonality” said Jane Fernandes, president of Guilford College. “These are two men have been working on that, and hopefully they will show us how to do it.” The aforementioned...

Obama speaks in Chapel Hill

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor

November 4, 2016

The sky was Tar Heel blue all day Wednesday, Nov. 2, to receive the President of the United States at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Barack Obama came once again to North Carolina before Election Day to help promote Hillary Clinton and to remind the public that people can...

President Barack Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill

President Barack Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor

November 2, 2016

The sky was Tar Heel blue all day Wednesday, Nov. 2, to receive the President of the United States at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Barack Obama came once again to North Carolina before Election Day to help promote Hillary Clinton and to remind the public that people can...

Obama & GOP clash over Guantanamo

Obama & GOP clash over Guantanamo

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

When President Barack Obama took office in 2008, he promised to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention center. As his second term nears its conclusion, Obama hopes to finally fulfill that promise. However, fellow elected officials like Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona oppose any plans to shutter...

Protect Planned Parenthood from GOP lies

November 6, 2015

Five million people are aided by Planned Parenthood every year through services and outreach. Shutting it down would be irresponsible, preventing 400,000 Pap smear tests, 500,000 breast exams and 700,000 HIV tests annually, according to the Planned Parenthood website. Nonetheless, the Grand Old...

Homelessness: an American crime

Homelessness: an American crime

Nicholas Carratu, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

Sometimes, the meat-and-potatoes of your existence is not food. It is extra socks, empty water bottles and a beat-up flip phone with just a few minutes of air time left. For G, whose name has been abbreviated, and the other 900 individuals who currently identify as homeless in Guilford County, this...

Reflecting on the State of the Union Address

William Burton, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

On Jan. 20, President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address. During this speech the president laid out his plan for the United States. He did an excellent job in delivering his agenda for America and effectively utilized economic statistics to show the progress that America has made...

Obama’s plan to deal with ISIL sounds nice in theory

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama gave a speech on his plans to eradicate the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president’s plan is a nice idea. For many Americans, it was probably comforting to hear the head of the country promise to keep American ground troops out...