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Social media gives way for effective protests in the US

Cartoon by Christopher Perez

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

How different would our newspapers and news networks be if Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the other modern modes of online communication were taken away? The age of social media has given power to individuals by supplying a platform to bring light to what they may see as the issues or injustices in...

Famous songs should not define countries, cultures

Famous songs should not define countries, cultures

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

September 15, 2017

Whenever I mention that I listen to Indian music more than American music, most people automatically respond with something along the lines of, “I’ve danced to Bollywood music before. It’s so hype!” Of course, I do listen to the upbeat songs characteristic of Bollywood films often played at...

Climate change increases magnitude of hurricanes

Climate change increases magnitude of hurricanes

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

September 15, 2017

In light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the question of the effect of climate change is important to consider. Skeptics of climate change believe the focus should remain only on the immediate effects of the hurricane. However, I think it is important to learn how climate change affected the severity...

Guilford community, students do a great job at teaching social justice

Guilford community, students do a great job at teaching social justice

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2017

I can definitely say that I am not the same Beatriz I was three years ago. From the moment I stepped on this campus, my opinions, thoughts and ideas have changed. Some of these changes were small, but impactful, and some were life changing. None of it would be possible or would have happened if it...

Groot, the hero of Guardians of the Galaxy

Groot, the hero of Guardians of the Galaxy

Naari Honor, Web Editor

September 8, 2017

Before the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, some skeptics doubted that the sequel could make a successful impact in the world of superhero movies. The movie went on to earn over $300 billion to date, making it another force to be reckoned with in the Disney Marvel wheelhouse of epic movies....

Administration works to address Charlottesville riot

James Shields ’00, Director of the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning, explains the significance of the Underground Railroad Tree, a 300-year old poplar tree located deep in the college’s woods.//Photo by Fernando Jimenez/The Guilfordian

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

September 8, 2017

In an email sent on Aug. 22 by President of Guilford College Jane Fernandes to the student body of Guilford, she condemned hatred and urged the Guilford community to come together in response to the Charlottesville riot that left three dead. “Let us hope that a unity of spirit arising in the aftermath...

Let’s look into Public Safety Anderson qualifications

Director of Public Safety William Anderson addresses the crowd of students at the speak-out in front of Founders Hall.

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

On March 16, 2017, I walked into the Public Safety department in Bauman Hall at around 9:50 a.m. to get information for an article I was co-writing about William Anderson, the current director of Public Safety at Guilford College. I asked the woman at the front desk if the Public Safety officers were t...

Sports editorial: Presenter Adam Ritz educates student athletes

Reese Setzer, Sports Editor

April 29, 2016

As student athletes and college students, it is safe to say that most of us know the prodigious impact that some of the decisions we make can be have on our futures after college, both positively and negatively. This is prior knowledge that many of us had going into Adam Ritz’s presentation a few...

Staff Editorial: Rallying with students against sexual assault

Guilfordian Staff

September 19, 2014

In a country where 17.7 million women are victims of attempted or completed rape, it is important that as a college community, we address the issue of sexual assault through educating ourselves. According to the American Association of University Women, “Sexual assault disproportionately affects...