The Guilfordian

Guilford College students excited for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bryan Series event

Amber Dubois, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

NBA legend, NY Times best-selling author, and activist are just a few things that describe the second Bryan Series speaker of the academic year. The 7-foot-2-inch NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speakers for the Bryan Series are...

“Qu’Allah” a great kickoff to French festival

“Qu’Allah” a great kickoff to French festival

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

March 30, 2018

A black and white film that tells a complex story. Though not a common pairing, director Abd Al Malik made it work in his film about his own life, “Qu’Allah bénisse la France!” “Qu’Allah bénisse la France!” was the first film in the “Perspectives on France: A Tournees Film Festival”...

Guilford releases the lineup for the 2018-2019 Bryan Series event

Guilford releases the lineup for the 2018-2019 Bryan Series event

Finn Williamson, Senior Writer

March 16, 2018

The 2018-19 Bryan Series will feature a number of well-known politicians, athletes and doctors, beginning with a two-person lecture from Karl Rove and David Axelrod, former high-level advisors from both sides of the political aisle. Rove was the senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for former President Ge...

CAI training inspires acceptance on campus

CAI training inspires acceptance on campus

Abigail AbantoHollans and Yunah Kim

February 2, 2018

A table filled with stickers, posters and pamphlets supporting sanctuary greeted attendees as they entered the Communities Against Islamophobia training session. Communities Against Islamophobia was held by the American Friends Service Committee on Saturday, Jan. 27 in Founders Hall from 9:00 a.m....

Mortensen presents on speaker Reza Aslan

Mortensen presents on speaker Reza Aslan

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

January 26, 2018

A room of students, faculty, community members and members of the Friends of the Library watched Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eric Mortensen as he presented on the works, goals and controversy of Reza Aslan in the Carnegie Room on Sunday, Jan. 21. Mortensen’s presentation gave the Guilford...

We must dwell more in discomfort

Diya Abdo

November 20, 2015

The student protest on Thursday was deeply uncomfortable. And while we are not short on intense experiences at Guilford, these usually have a different tone and a different ending. Even the most difficult of Guilford moments rarely sheds the usual niceties and politeness.  Apologies are always accepted,...

Chapel Hill shooting sparks outrage

Chapel Hill shooting sparks outrage

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

On Feb. 10, just an hour away from Guilford College, the city of Chapel Hill was rocked by a devastating tragedy. Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were all shot in the head by Craig Hicks in their home in Finley Forest Condominiums...

Amina Wadud exemplifies Islamic feminism, makes significant strides in research

Taylor Hallet, Staff Videographer

December 5, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Dr. Amina Wadud, Islamic feminist and scholar, gave a fascinating lecture in the Carnegie Room in Hege Library on the current debates and struggles in Islamic feminist discourse. The work Wadud is undertaking as a scholar is unique given her specific focus on a woman’s perspective...

Quest for purpose: a personal profile of a Muslim seeker

Quest for purpose: a personal profile of a Muslim seeker

Maxwell Taylor, Guest Writer

February 16, 2012

It is Friday afternoon at the Islamic Center of Greensboro and the parking lot is bustling as designated men moderate traffic. Footwear is discarded at the entrance. The Khutbah sermon is moments from beginning. Located on 16th Street, the Islamic Center is a cultural medley of devout Muslims hailing...