The Guilfordian

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

September 21, 2018

There’s five pairs of shoes in there, I’m going to let them all burn,” Twitter user AlterAtYeshiva says over a tinny recording of the national anthem as he shoves his Nike sneakers into a fire pit. “Because Nike decided to make Colin Kaepernick their ambassador when he doesn’t share the opinions...

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

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...

Staff Editorial: Racism, discrimination are not part of our paper’s legacy and motto

October 27, 2017

Over fall break, The Guilfordian received a letter from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The letter was directed towards the Editor-in-Chief, but its lack of specificity led us to believe that other college newspapers must have received a similar letter. The group reprimands the general...

Poetry Slam gives voices to students

Poetry Slam gives voices to students

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

“I’m simply the tree that went unheard,” said first place winner Phillip Williams as he read his own work titled “Revelations” during the Poetry Slam. The event was held Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7p.m. in the Community Center Lounge. Previous Poetry Slams have been hosted by the Guilford College...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 15, 2017

A police presence was requested last week after there was an attempted kidnapping on campus. Not only were there police monitoring students and on-campus traffic, but they were also allowed to drive through campus in Guilford Public Safety cars and carts. This is not safe for a large number of students...

Speak up against bigotry

Editorial Board

December 2, 2016

The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported over 200 instances of verbal and physical harassment against marginalized groups in the past week. President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Steve Bannon to his White House staff as chief strategist and senior counselor. a choice that was publicly praised...

Vanessa Julye speaks about racism and Quakerism

Sonia McLamb and Hannah Shoemaker

November 11, 2016

It began with a moment of silence, a Quaker tradition of a period of thoughtful contemplation signifying respect. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, New Garden Friends Meeting held the annual J.M. Ward Distinguished Quaker Visitor Lecture, an event that the meeting has organized for over 30 years. The lecture is...

YWCA, Greensboro stand up against racism

Mae Wood, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

Grab your neighbor’s hand and hold tight because the Greensboro YWCA is forming a human chain and needs Guilford College students to be the links. The YWCA USA, Inc. is the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world, and its chapters are stationed in countless cities throughout...

Administration, students work together, create change

Naari Honor, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

In the fall semester of 2015, a series of events took place on the campus of Guilford College that helped shed light on years of racial tension and alleged oppression that plagued the College. One of the events was a walkout in solidarity with the University of Missouri that led to a list of demands...