The Guilfordian

“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...

Classroom gender dynamics improving

Kathryn Long, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

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...

Mental health still a major issue

Julia Tyson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

At any given time, a Guilford student can be overheard detailing their stress to a friend. They’ll blame their course load, social lives, work, extracurricular activities or uncertainty about the future. But you’ll rarely hear them talk about the underlying problem — mental health. As someone...

LGBTQA people deserve fair health care

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

There is no fairness when health care does not care for all people equally. Compared to other minority groups, LGBTQA patients are denied medical help most often because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. “When health care providers are allowed to deny LGBTQ folks care, it steals their...

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

“A lot of times state agencies just don’t know how to handle transgender people, so they do the easiest thing and put them away where they don’t have to deal with them,” said senior Madeline Putney, who identifies as a transgender woman. In an ongoing case in Connecticut, a 16-year-old transgender...

Transgender Awareness Week: a time to understand

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

During the week of Nov. 17, The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education and Reconciliation hosted a weeklong event at Guilford College to provide community members a deeper understanding of what it means to be transgender. The events included performances and panels revolving around trans...

Gender F Extravaganza challenges stale gender roles

Gender F Extravaganza challenges stale gender roles

Alexandra Haridopolos, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

Swaying with hands on hips, about 30 students danced behind rainbow-colored disco balls as performer Jessie O’Brian mouthed Cher’s latest hit, “I Hope You Find It.” On Saturday, April 19, students filled the Community Center for Pride’s Gender F Extravaganza, one of the club’s two annual...