The Guilfordian

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

March 16, 2018

Black Student Union hosts N-word discussion As one of Guilford’s final events in celebration of Black History Month, on Feb. 26 the Black Student Union hosted a presentation and discussion about both the historical complexities of the N-word. The event was facilitated by Vice President for Diversity, Equit...

Fernandes joins Presidents’ Alliance

Fernandes joins Presidents’ Alliance

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

On Dec. 12, 2017, Guilford College President Jane Fernandes joined over two dozen other college presidents from around the country to create the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration. The Alliance was created to advocate for policies which protect immigrant, undocumented and...

Hector Suarez fights for his right to dream

Hector Suarez fights for his right to dream

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

January 26, 2018

Feb. 14, 1997. Guilford College’s Student Community Senate President Hector Rivera Suarez was born to loving parents in Veracruz, Mexico late at night on Valentine’s Day. Suarez lived with his parents and older sister in Veracruz for eight years. Veracruz is on the Gulf of Mexico, and every summer...

Using storytelling, activism to promote social change

Using storytelling, activism to promote social change

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

October 27, 2017

“Every social movement begins with one person telling their story.” Kat Evasco, award-winning stand-up comedian, performing artist and writer, welcomed over 40 students from nine different states and Washington D.C. to the opening workshop of the first Define American Chapters Summit that took...

HUG honors Latinx Heritage Month, talks DACA

HUG honors Latinx Heritage Month, talks DACA

Fernando Jiménez, Managing Editor

October 6, 2017

“Right now, many communities of color are suffering, and the Latinx community is no exception,” said Irving Zavaleta Jimenez ’08 during his welcoming speech. “This banquet could not come any sooner. Tonight we have a space to breathe and be in community with each other.” In celebration of...

ECAR welcomes new refugees and trainees

Jilly Campbell, Assistant Copy Editor

September 29, 2017

18 trainees. Five refugees. One campus. It’s been a busy week for Every Campus a Refuge to say the least. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 18 students, staff members, faculty and alumni participated in a training session to become volunteers for the program. And Tuesday, Sept. 26 marked the arrival of...

DACA recipients should not be blamed

DACA recipients should not be blamed

Julia Martins de Sa, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

On the morning of Sept. 18, the Trump administration announced that they would be repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In the moments after the announcement was made, the hearts of millions of Americans and immigrants fell. This was a decision rooted in racism and fear, a decision that...

NC joins multistate lawsuit defending DACA

NC joins multistate lawsuit defending DACA

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017

Hundreds of protests across the nation. 20 state lawsuits. One rescinded program. President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, on Tuesday, Sept. 5 through a public statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “The DACA progra...

Staff Editorial: News literacy is indispensable

Staff Editorial: News literacy is indispensable

September 15, 2017

As a campus focused on social justice, we want to work to change the world. We want to make a world that is more accepting, more free, more just. We cannot, however, simply make a difference without information. In order to change the world, we must know what is happening and its context. We must be...