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Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The story told about Thanksgiving in most American schools is quite idyllic. Native Americans and Pilgrims gathered to celebrate overcoming their mutual hardships by partaking in a lively harvest festival feast together. Maybe you had to be in a play about it where you played an insensitive caricature...

Professors discuss meaning of Labor Day

Abigail AbantoHollans, Features Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

“So, what exactly is the rest of the country celebrating?” asked Professor of Economics Bob Williams. “What is it about Labor Day? I get Thanksgiving, I get why we’re celebrating the Fourth of July, and Easter and Christmas. What are we celebrating with Labor Day? Why is it a holiday?” On...

Guilford celebrates Women’s History Month

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

“When women tell their stories, other women sometimes can raise their voices as well,” said Associate Professor of English Mylène Dressler. Dressler, along with other Guilford faculty members, spoke at the HERstory Month Celebration on March 15. The celebration was an interdisciplinary celebration...

“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s finest

Nakiya Parker, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

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...

Google Arts & Culture provides new frontier for art

Google Arts & Culture provides new frontier for art

Ridge Ren, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

With exhibitions from “The Famous Faces of African Heritage House” to “Zoom into Rembrandt,” the Google Arts & Culture app covers the gambit on visual arts and cultural artifacts from around the world. Although these articles might capture the attention of frequent museumgoers and art collectors,...

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, News, Top Stories

“When you’re an immigrant, ‘I want to be a writer’ is not something you tell your parents who basically gave up everything to come here,” said Reza Aslan, author and religious studies scholar, to a laughing audience. “I told my mom what I wanted to do with my life was write, and she said,...

Student talks “Zimbo Revolution”

Student talks “Zimbo Revolution”

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

I knew change was in the air when my family’s WhatsApp chat started to blow up and wouldn’t cease for days. What BBC and other western news outlets call a “coup”, much of the Zimbabwean people and military call a “necessary transition of power.” Either way, at approximately 5 a.m., on...

Two students share insight

Two students share insight

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, In Print

17-year-olds Nour Shaker and Kaskile Rashidi first set foot in the United States in November of 2016. “When I come to America, I didn’t know any word in English,” said Rashidi. “So when I came here, I was surprised, and I was scared.” To overcome the language barrier in the U.S., Rashidi,...

Study abroad opens opportunity

Study abroad opens opportunity

Tanetta Kelley, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

3,000 miles in three weeks is the proposed trek for an upcoming study abroad opportunity allotted to a selected group of students. The trip’s two organizers, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eric Mortensen and Associate Professor of History Zhihong Chen, will collaboratively teach for this...