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Club fair offers diverse opportunities and showcases student communities

Club fair offers diverse opportunities and showcases student communities

Yunah Kim and Abigail AbantoHollans

September 22, 2017

Club t-shirts, sign-up sheets, posters and cupcakes filled tables in the galleries of Founders Hall. Free t-shirts and cupcakes were just a few things that attracted dozens of Guilford College students to the Campus Involvement Fair. The fair offered students a unique and enjoyable opportunity to...

Clubs should not receive special treatment

Clubs should not receive special treatment

Olivia La Ganza, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

Clubs and organizations are an integral part of any college campus.  Guilford has over 50 clubs on campus spanning a wide variety of interests, from rugby to forensic biology. There is a code of conduct for campus clubs and organizations so that they are held accountable for their actions, and if...

Men’s rugby gets ready to tackle next year

James Sharpe, Senior Writer

April 15, 2016

“So it’s been quite a frustrating season to say the least,” said sophomore and Vice President of Guilford College rugby Spencer Powers. “But I’ve learned a lot, and we have some committed young guys, so I’m excited to see what the next couple years will bring.” The men’s rugby team...

Women’s rugby team works through rain, shine

Women’s rugby team works through rain, shine

Carson Risser, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

“I did musical theater in high school, and then when I got to college I was like, I am 500 miles from home, and I don’t know what I’m doing,” said junior Taryn McFadden, president of the Guilford College women’s rugby team. “Let me do something that’s really out of my bubble and play the...

Rugby players ruck through rainy season

Rugby players ruck through rainy season

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

Courtesy of Zachary Morgan Jr. Scrum. Tackle. Ruck. Hooker. Prop. Knock-on. No, this is not a random string of words. These are rugby terms. If you have never heard those terms before, it is okay — many people have not. But for the men’s and women’s rugby teams, they are an important part of a...

Guilford rugby clubs: more than meets the black eye

Guilford rugby clubs: more than meets the black eye

Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Do you have any friends who are hookers? What about flankers? If your answer is no, then you probably are unfamiliar with the Guilford College rugby teams. For those who do not play the sport, rugby may seem like an enigma. The most common assumptions are that it is rough and something like football...

Men’s rugby season beating the odds

Men’s rugby season beating the odds

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

Men’s rugby at Guilford is a tight-knit brotherhood. This contrasts sharply with last season when discord caused players to quit and the team to collapse. This season was different as the group was determined to make sure it never happened again. Rugby is a club sport, so students can come and go...

Rugby team rucks new season as popularity soars

Rugby team rucks new season as popularity soars

James Rowe, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

Occasionally when a person goes to a rugby social, they will encounter a chant that the rugby team proudly yells: “Saturday is a rugby day.” The energy used in the chanting displays how both the men's and women’s rugby teams are proud to be rugby players. Both the men’s and women’s rugby...

Men’s rugby team gets down and dirty as season begins

Men’s rugby team gets down and dirty as season begins

Natalie Sutton, Staff Writer

February 9, 2012

Blood, sweat, tears, and testosterone. Add them all up and what do you get? The men’s rugby team. Rugby is a sport full of lots of running, tackling, mud and, most importantly—teamwork. Sophomore Zachary Kronisch values the teamwork aspect of the sport. “We are very much a team family...