The Guilfordian

Pay attention to policies before primaries

Tessa Wood, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, giving millions of Americans access to affordable health insurance. What people do not know is that Massachusetts laid the groundwork for the ACA through statewide health care reform years before. “Most people don’t pay any attention to politics at all,...

Movement must engage the unengaged

Nick Carratu, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

The hashtags, the screenshots of deplorable YikYak comments and the images and videos of the Integrity for Guilford movement on campus have resonated throughout the Triad, garnering the attention of local noise machine Fox 8, among others. With supporters and haters hanging in the balance of every...

Petition criticizes use of funds for athletics

Quinn Johnson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

A recent petition has sent waves throughout the community, causing students to take sides. Supporters of the petition argue that Guilford College’s athletics programs are “bloated” and receive too much funding compared to other academic programs. The petition was written on Oct. 23 and gained...

Soaring loans threaten a generation of students

Ian Penny, Executive Copy Editor

September 25, 2015

The supposed student debt bubble is an open secret. Since 2006, the total amount of loans owed by students has nearly tripled, from $447 billion to a whopping $1.27 trillion. Today, that equates to an average of $29,581 of debt per borrower nationwide. Not everyone carries the same burden, but thes...

Trans women deserve equality in education

William Burton, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

“In trans women’s eyes, I see a wisdom that can only come from having to fight for your right to be recognized as female, a raw strength that only comes from unabashedly asserting your right to be feminine in an inhospitable world,” says Julia Serano in her book “The Whipping Girl: A Transsexual...

Degrees are worth more than just paper

Beatriz Caldas, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, is one of the many Republicans considering a run for the White House next year. He stands out, however, thanks to a simple thing: he doesn’t have a college degree. This fact has raised a lot of questions about whether he should be running for the presidency...

Teachers deserve more respect, money

Aditya Garg, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Job description: seeking people willing to accept meager pay, high workloads and constant criticism. In today’s political and social environment, such conditions are all too common for teachers and those entering the education field. Yet they receive virtually no attention. Instead of reform,...

New faculty members eager, excited for new beginnings at Guilford College

Aditya Garg, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013

A college is only as good as its faculty. Thus, it is only fair that they are rewarded for their diligence. This year, four professors were promoted to the tenure track: Assistant Professor of Art Mark Dixon, Assistant Professor of Business Management Richard Schilhavy, Assistant Professor of Business...

Why do college athletes quit their sports?

Katy Andrews, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

There has been a recent phenomenon at Guilford College of student-athletes walking away from their varsity sport teams. Since Guilford was founded in 1837, sports have been a part of the community. However, participating in athletics can mean abandoning activities you enjoy. “The time commitment...