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Staff Editorial: Safety at Serendipity starts with the students

Staff Editorial: Safety at Serendipity starts with the students

April 13, 2018

Serendipity is coming up soon, and The Guilfordian editorial board would like to encourage all students to be safe. Our biggest suggestion is to always, always travel and stay with a trusted group. Drinking responsibly is vital. Stay with a trustworthy group who will watch your back, and never...

Consent is the Best Present

Consent is the Best Present

February 9, 2018

As the Valentine’s Day holiday approaches, The Guilfordian staff would like to remind everyone of the importance of consent. Crucial in any sexual encounter, consent comes first and is mandatory. Silence is not consent, nor does what someone wears or how much they had to drink classify as consent....

Talking isn’t enough to address sexual assault

Talking isn’t enough to address sexual assault

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

Count the of number consent t-shirts next time you take a walk around campus. They might say “Consent is Sexy” or “Netflix and chill does not equal yes.” These shirts are just one example of how far-reaching Guilford’s movement against sexual assault and harassment. And in a country where...

Consent conversation is a step in the right direction, but cannot stop there

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Sex without consent is never okay. This certainty unites all of Guilford’s recent efforts toward changing students’ approach to consent. The issue is not an easy one to solve, especially with many varied and conflicting approaches. However, because of the conviction of everyone working on this...

Consent conversations can reduce spread of sexually transmitted infections

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

It is time to talk about consent. It is time to listen and understand that without consent, an individual may also be at risk of HIV if one engages in sexual activity without protection. Consent-less sexual violence can jeopardize the victim’s health. Informed consent considers partners’ awareness...

Consent Fair kicks off semester-long campaign to combat sexual assault

Consent Fair kicks off semester-long campaign to combat sexual assault

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Guilford College students kicked off this year’s Consent Campaign with a kiss, some much-needed education and a whole lot of free t-shirts. “(The Consent is Sexy campaign kickoff fair is about) putting less focus on victim blaming and more on treating consent as a positive...

Divergent deconstructs rape culture

Olivia Neal, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Picture this: a young girl is assaulted. She fights off her attacker. She dictates how others interact with her body. She states a firm and clear “no” and defends herself against anyone who does not respect it. She receives a standing ovation for her strength and bravery. How rarely do we see...

Quakers say ‘yes, please, yes’ to consensual sex campaign

Kinsey Danzis, Staff Writer

September 6, 2013

Physical abuse. Emotional trauma. The most underreported crime in America. One in five women and one in 16 men will experience some form of sexual assault while in college, according to Campus Safety Magazine. The danger lurks on college and university campuses nationwide and Guilford is no exception. With...