The Guilfordian

Muslim Student Association hosts comedy show

Muslim Student Association hosts comedy show

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

April 20, 2018

“I drove down from New Jersey for this, so be dope,” said standup comedian Danish Maqbool. Maqbool, who has been doing standup for three years, performed a comedy show on Tuesday, April 10 in the Gilmer Room of Founders Hall. The comedy event was hosted by Guilford College’s Muslim Student Association. “I...

“Dear White People” discusses racial divide

Nakiya Parker, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

“Dear White People” is a 2014 comedic drama, co-produced, directed and written by Justin Simien. Simien is an author and filmmaker who received critical acclaim for the film at its release. According to Samantha White, the film’s protagonist, there are three types of ways for black people to...

Staff Editorial: Racism, discrimination are not part of our paper’s legacy and motto

October 27, 2017

Over fall break, The Guilfordian received a letter from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The letter was directed towards the Editor-in-Chief, but its lack of specificity led us to believe that other college newspapers must have received a similar letter. The group reprimands the general...

Students demand transparency at rally

Students demand transparency at rally

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

“Show me what democracy looks like,” called out a student at the head of the group. “This is what democracy looks like,” we chanted together, marching across campus with signs in hand. Last Wednesday, April 20, students marched from Founders Hall to the Meadowfed Farm Lunch held on Guilford...

Ireland passes gender recognition law, but US still unfriendly to the transgender community

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

In 1993, Ireland decriminalized homosexual activity. Twenty-two years later, the transgender community of Ireland celebrates a major victory. In May 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. Two months later, Ireland made history yet again by becoming...

Greensboro Clean Slate Clinics help to expunge criminal records

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

For people convicted of crimes, judicial punishment may seem like the worst of their troubles. However, even after serving time, people with past convictions can face discrimination for the rest of their lives, whether applying for jobs or looking for a place to live. “It’s easy to say ‘this...

Gay rights not the ‘new’ civil rights; both equally important

Olivia Neal

March 7, 2014

Which is more important to fight: racial oppression or gay discrimination? This shouldn’t be a question we ask ourselves. The two are equally important, and those who call themselves advocates of equality and fight for one should fight for the other. The conflict between civil and gay rights...

Jordanian women face violence, misogyny

Jordanian women face violence, misogyny

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

The Multicultural Resource Center buzzed with conversation. Then, as Associate Professor of English Diya Abdo arose, silenced enveloped the audience of students and faculty. A few latecomers filed into the crowded room and found their seats on the floor. Abdo and Jorge Zeballos, director of diversity...

Job discrimination against soldiers

Michael MacVane

March 16, 2012

Do we really support our troops who are fighting overseas for our safety? Think about this: every year over 1,000 troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are denied jobs because of their military obligations. Surprisingly, the biggest culprit is the federal government. According to the Washi...