The Guilfordian

Reading brings community together to raise money for families at the border

Reading brings community together to raise money for families at the border

Alesha Garcia and Ellen Han

September 12, 2019

As tensions continue to intensify along the U.S.-Mexico border, the tragedies that occur there often seem to get drowned out by the incessant arguing of politicians. In an effort to support migrant families and remember the deceased, writers and community members gathered to perform and listen to...

Ada Limón leads campus community poetry workshop

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018

“I am going to read 12 poems,” said poet Ada Limón. “I tell you this so that if you like what you hear, you’ll be excited to hear what’s next. And if you don’t like what you hear, you can count down how many poems are left.” Limón read a collection of her poems during a poetry reading...

“Behind the Bylines” features Richard Tsong-Taatarii

“Behind the Bylines” features Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

February 23, 2018

From reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, photojournalist Richard Tsong-Taatarii has captured a multitude of moments, each photograph made with the goal of impact. “You want to make images with heart, where people feel or they can sort of get...

Guilford BHM kickoff event honors culture

Guilford BHM kickoff event honors culture

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

With a kickoff event featuring cultural performances, Guilford College started off Black History Month on a high note. On Feb. 7, students, staff and faculty gathered together in Dana Auditorium to celebrate the richness, resilience and diversity of black culture. “I mean, it’s Black History Month,...

Students share insights at poetry slam

Students share insights at poetry slam

December 1, 2017

A crowd of students gathered in chairs, on pillows and along the wall. A podium stood at the front of the room made of three stacked crates. 10 students prepared to recite and perform their poetry at the Greenleaf Coffee Co-op’s annual poetry slam on Friday, Nov. 17. All of the poets performed two...

Greenleaf’s poetry slam a snappy success

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

The scent of roasted coffee beans hung in the air, like the words of each poem that each poet brought to share. Snapping intertwines, showering praise beyond belief, all of this, of course, in Guilford’s own Greenleaf. Please, please, hold your snapplause. Friday April 15, the Greenleaf...

Retired poet Gibbons Ruark reads and reflects

Lesly Vasquez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

At 7 p.m. on March 1 in the Art Gallery of Hege Library, the Learning Commons, the Honors Program and The Greenleaf Review hosted “Rescue the Perishing,” a poetry reading by American poet Gibbons Ruark. Learning Commons tutor Doug Smith introduced Ruark with his own definition of what a writer...

Poet weaves words for Bryan Series

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

“Contrary to news reports, poetry is not dead,” said poet Elizabeth Alexander. “It was reported dead, and it is not at all.” Alexander took the stage Tuesday night at the War Memorial Auditorium, opening the second event in this year’s Bryan Series. In 2009, Alexander made history as...

Beard Whitlow on her award, her poetry and her process

Beard Whitlow on her award, her poetry and her process

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Dana Professor of English Carolyn Beard Whitlow enjoys the reputation of being Guilford College’s Spartan taskmaster. However, beyond that reputation, Beard Whitlow is no knuckle-rapper. She is a witty and modest woman with an immense passion for her poetry, her teaching and her students. Beard...