The Guilfordian

Black History Month: A Time Of Honor, Education In Greensboro

Zachary Lindsey, Staff writer

February 13, 2015

“Black History Month is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans all over the diaspora,” said James Shields, director of the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning. BHM was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, originally as Negro Week. The negro life and history...

Racism towards Canada’s First Nations Increases

Beatriz Caldas, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

On Jan. 22, the Canadian magazine Maclean’s published an article about the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. What most people do not know, however, is that this case is just the tip of an iceberg. Fontaine was not the first girl to go missing or to suffer sexual abuse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. And...

Going beyond Black History Month

Vanessa Madonna, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

Unity. This is what needs to happen in our society during Black History Month to bring our country into much needed harmony. Since its evolution from “Negro History Week” to “Black History Month,” February is a time for ongoing reflection and action for the preservation of historical data...

First-year course can help dismantle campus racism

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

People fired up to protest racism in America should realize that fighting racism starts in our own communities. “(In First-Year Experience class), we haven’t really had a true talk about racism, sexism (or) anything like that,” said first-year Mara Stewart. “It’s been touched upon, but not...

New FYS diversity proposal necessary, but not implemented

Emma Rumpl, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Last year, three Guilford College students and one faculty member proposed a three-day curriculum for Guilford’s First-Year Seminar program. The curriculum was designed to introduce first-year students to racism and other forms of oppression and teach them how to combat it. Since it was announced,...

Letter to the editor: Preserve the spirit of the Month of Resistance

Letter to the editor: Preserve the spirit of the Month of Resistance

Chelsea Yarborough, Guest Writer

November 7, 2014

I am writing this on November 3, a full 13 days after the Month of Resistance has ended and after the Die-In happened on our campus. I’m writing this because honestly, I am scared. I am scared that this will fade away and all the conversation, connections and building that happened will be forgotte...

Bladenboro, N.C. football star found hanged

Bladenboro, N.C. football star found hanged

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

Bladenboro police Chief Chris Hunt walked Claudia Lacy from her house to a nearby trailer park. Crime scene tape surrounded one of the wooden swing sets at the center of the homes. An ambulance was parked next to the swing set. Inside the ambulance, a black body bag rested. Inside that body bag lay...

Local community tackles issues surrounding Ferguson

Local community tackles issues surrounding Ferguson

Clare Forrister, Staff Writers

September 12, 2014

At approximately 12:01 p.m. on Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Even now as the United States, including Greensboro, reacts to Brown’s death and decides what it means for the country, the sounds of those six gunshots reverberate. Wilson is...

Police racism rages

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

You walk down the street, your whole life ahead of you, until a police car comes up behind you. Some will claim that you continued walking, others that you attempted to draw a gun. Either way, your life ends when that officer shoots you to death. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Brown, an African-American...