The Guilfordian

“A Raisin in the Sun” unveils racial tensions

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Filed under Features, In Print

What happens to a dream deferred? This is the question that the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry aims to answer. The play takes place in Chicago during the 1950s and addresses issues such as domestic and racial tensions, oppressive forces and feminism. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 18,...

Resistance lasts with second Women’s March

Resistance lasts with second Women’s March

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

January 26, 2018

Filed under In Print, Opinion, Top Stories

“One year later, and we still persist,” “The future is nasty” and “Our body, our mind, our power” are just a few of the phrases that were written on signs as thousands of people participated in Women’s Marches on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. If there’s one good...

Students share stories at Womyn with a Y

Students share stories at Womyn with a Y

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

Filed under Archives, Features, In Print, Top Stories

“I think people should come see this play because it’ll make you really uncomfortable,” said senior Jocelyn Foshay. Foshay was a director and performer for “Womyn with a Y,” a series of monologues performed by Guilford College students to share the stories of different women. The monologues...

WWE sheds outdated “diva” label for women

WWE sheds outdated “diva” label for women

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

Filed under Sports

World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Divas” have gone the way of the dinosaur. Which is not to say that WWE is phasing out female competitors. It just means that the “Divas” brand, once the catch-all term for women wrestlers, has been officially retired. This is the latest step in chief executive...

Event to celebrate inner beauty in an intersectional environment

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Filed under Features

Body, Mind & Soul Festival: an evening of workshops, discussions, food, music and dance to explore the ideas of beauty, health and spirituality. Started as a Center for Principal Problem Solving project, Feminism Redefined and Allied in Multicultural Experiences will host the festival on Saturday,...

Classroom gender dynamics improving

Kathryn Long, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the past 200 years, a lot has changed with respect to gender dynamics in the classroom. Years ago, hardly any women attended college. In 2014, according to the American Community Survey, 55.2 percent of students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate school were women. This data alone shows that...

GamerGate: keep calm and respect women in gaming

GamerGate: keep calm and respect women in gaming

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Disaster has struck. The princess has been kidnapped, and now you, the valiant hero, must rescue the powerless victim. Sound familiar? Anita Sarkeesian, host of the web series Feminist Frequency, thinks so. A few months ago, Sarkeesian released a video that critically analyzed the role of female characters ...

Halloween is more than sexy

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Halloween has come and gone, but before the ghosts and goblins are too far from your mind, let’s discuss something particularly ghoulish: America’s fascination with “sexy” costumes. Sexy Halloween costumes by themselves are not inherently problematic. There is absolutely nothing wrong with w...

Internationally renowned speaker lectures on campus

Internationally renowned speaker lectures on campus

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

Filed under News, Top Stories

“Raise your hands if you’ve heard Islamic feminists are an oxymoron.” These were the opening words of internationally renowned Islamic feminist Amina Wadud’s lecture. On Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., in Hege Library’s Carnegie Room, both students and professors raised their hands. The room was...