The Guilfordian

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

April 6, 2018

Mylène Dressler wins book award Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Mylène Dressler is the 2018 winner of the is Book Pipeline award for her latest novel, “The Last To See Me.” The Book Pipeline award is a $10,000 prize intended to get winning books on the fast track to film a...

Cinema shifts

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

Sooner or later, everything changes. Evolving and adapting will always be necessary to survive. For instance, movie theaters have changed since the first permanent cinema, also known as the “moving picture” house, established in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1905. Back then, movie theaters were a...

“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s finest

Nakiya Parker, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

The anticipation for this movie was like no other. With film predecessors such as “Hancock,” “Catwoman” and “Steel,” “Black Panther” released at a prominent time for people of color in America. Perhaps it’s not the absolute best Marvel movie, however I believe it ranks among Marvel’s...

“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...

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Last year at the Oscars, “Moonlight” became the first film to win best picture that featured a LGBT lead in all 89 years of the ceremony. Notice that I did not say “the first gay film” to win. “Moonlight” is not a “gay film.” “Moonlight” is a film about someone who is gay. Take...

Call Me By Your Name,” a poignant romance

Call Me By Your Name,” a poignant romance

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Have you ever watched a boy cry for three straight minutes, staring toward the camera, and been completely enraptured? After watching director Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” I can answer that question with a firm yes. Having received numerous awards and accolades, including a nomination...

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...

Animation: a medium, not a genre

Gray Stanback, Guest Writer

April 10, 2015

Imagine, if you will, a world where pretty much the only books written for the past century are the ones aimed at young children. That means no “Great Gatsby,” no “Catcher in the Rye,” maybe even no “Lord of the Rings” or “Harry Potter.” It would not be very pleasant, for surely there...

Please turn off all electronic devices during the screening of: The Guilford Film Society

Please turn off all electronic devices during the screening of: The Guilford Film Society

Justyn Melrose, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Sitting in your room alone, in the dark, watching “The Notebook” may sound like a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon, but Guilford College has a better alternative for film lovers: The Guilford Film Society. “Everybody watches movies and everyone enjoys (film) on a different level …...