The Guilfordian

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Shania Lao

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick on Aug. 26, 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Kaepernick...

NEDAW educates about eating disorders

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor

March 4, 2016

Ninety percent of those diagnosed with an eating disorder do not receive treatment. About 30 million people in the United States suffer from eating disorders. More people die from eating disorders than any other mental illness. For these reasons and more, from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, Guilford recognized...

Attendance policy is here to stay, but there are ways to work with it

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Alongside each individual professor’s attendance policies, Guilford College has the right to withdraw any students who have missed 20 percent of class time from a class. This is out of what the student handbook refers to as “fairness to other students.” To put this into perspective: for a course...

Corruption in mental health industry prevents necessary treatment

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

Public psychiatric services have long been suppressed by a corrupt mental health industry, whose value systems and accountability have hurt thousands of mentally ill people and the people around them. In June, Congress introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act to address the inefficiency...

Punk group with disabilities breaks boundaries

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

mentaMusic can rise over everything. Soaring violins can lift us up and grinding guitar riffs can make us think. For a punk group in Helsinki, music has helped break all kinds of barriers. Helsinki punk group Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät recently made history by becoming the first punk band to qualify...

Depression prevalent among college students across the nation

Depression prevalent among college students across the nation

Casey Horgan, Managing Editor

November 30, 2012

You are not alone. No, seriously. One out of every four college students suffer from some form of diagnosable mental illness. According to a 2010 survey, 44 percent of college students reported feeling symptoms of depression. Look around. If that held true for Guilford, that would mean that...