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Concerts, concern create calm Serendipity this year

Concerts, concern create calm Serendipity this year

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

April 16, 2017

There are no open containers on the quad. Between Bryan Hall and Dana Auditorium, there are two or three groups of students. No fireworks light up the sky and no ambulances rush onto campus at 5 a.m. It’s hard to believe this is Serendipity. “When I was on my rounds on Friday night, I saw maybe...

Facilities picks up the pace for homecoming

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 30, 2016

A high-pitched alarm blasts in the morning. After a night of studying, I trek from Bryan Hall across George Fox Drive and enter the Facilities and Operations building. It is 9:00 a.m., early for me. My boss, Conferences and Events Coordinator John Garrison, would consider that sleeping in. He has...

Spring, community and music collide

Spring, community and music collide

Mara Stern & Carson Risser, Staff Writers

April 8, 2016

“It was basically any other weekend except with twice the drinking and three times the dancing.” That was what first-year Elijah Rogan-Kelly reflected on his first Serendipity in an email interview, adding “I went to all the events, and they were lots of fun, a lot of excuses to be a kid again...

Serendipity: why only once a year?

Serendipity: why only once a year?

Chris Collins, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

Once highlighted by a continental breakfast and faculty-student bike relays, Serendipity now includes color-throwing mayhem and the occasional fire truck. The established spring celebration brings students together for a once-a-year weekend of wild fun. Should this happen more often? The strength...

Serendipity ‘72: Welcome to a new era

Gabe Pollak, Contributor

April 1, 2016

The story of the first Serendipity in 1972 involves listening: a mentor listening to his mentees, a college listening to its students and a campus listening to its country. Our story begins with Cliff Lowery, a campus mentor who empowered his students. In 1967, Lowery left a job at North Carolina...

Looking back on an eventful school year

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

Mary Hobbs fire It was a September morning when construction workers in Mary Hobbs Hall called 911 to report a fire. “Our crews made an offensive attack into the attic area looking for the fire,” said Greensboro Fire Chief Greg Grayson to the News & Record. “Once they got into the atti...

Creating community in color, glitter, & music

Creating community in color, glitter, & music

Vanessa Madonna & Ben Strozier, Staff Writer & Guest Writer

April 24, 2015

Flower crowns, tank tops and shorts. Last weekend was Guilford College’s 42 annual Serendipity. This event is held every year by the Campus Activities Board with the support of countless community members, including resident advisors and the entire campus life staff. Originally hosted the first...

Only drastic action can solve Serendipity safety concerns

Landon Fried, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Guilford College should not hold Serendipity this year. But it will anyways. Since last year’s Serendipity, students and administrators have tried to find the solutions to the annual problems associated with the weekend: drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse, assault and everything in between. We...

Serendipity weekend in danger

Serendipity weekend in danger

Landon Fried, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Forty-one years of tradition. A budget of $40,000.  Seventy-three reported incidents last year. One chance to keep Serendipity. The culture of Serendipity has degenerated into an attitude that students should push their boundaries when using alcohol and drugs during the weekend. Now, administrators...