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Thistle Farm gives security, jobs to survivors

Elliott Rodden and Peter Zheng

October 26, 2018

Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms, gave a talk on Oct. 2 about her movement to empower women and how interested women could start a sister program to support women in their area. Thistle Farms is a social justice enterprise that seeks to help women survivors of abuse and addiction...

Kavanaugh’s confirmation fails Americans

Kavanaugh’s confirmation fails Americans

Ashton Mckenzie, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexually assaulting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford earlier this month after his Supreme Court nomination by President Donald Trump. The hearing began Thursday, Sept. 27, on Capitol Hill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.   Kavanaugh’s career began after graduating...

#MeToo continues past hate

#MeToo continues past hate

Paris Torrence, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

In October 2017, Golden Globe-nominated actress Ashley Judd came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the wake of these allegations, several women came forward to express their own experiences with sexual violence and actress Alyssa Milano wrote her famous...

Staff Editorial: Resources for responding to sexual assault

Staff Editorial: Resources for responding to sexual assault

October 5, 2018

One of the United States biggest, continuing stories has circled around the sexual assault allegations on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The narrative contributes to the discussion surrounding victim shame or blame. In light of recent national attention on sexual assault and misconduct, the...

Consent is the Best Present

Consent is the Best Present

February 9, 2018

As the Valentine’s Day holiday approaches, The Guilfordian staff would like to remind everyone of the importance of consent. Crucial in any sexual encounter, consent comes first and is mandatory. Silence is not consent, nor does what someone wears or how much they had to drink classify as consent....

Journalists should remain unbiased in their articles

Journalists should remain unbiased in their articles

January 26, 2018

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is not rare to see stories about alleged assaults in newspapers, magazines and online. We at The Guilfordian fully support this public conversation and will strive as journalists to ensure that our reporting on these issues is factual, unbiased and timely. On...

“Me Too” campaign encourages survivors to speak out against sexual misconduct, connect with others

“Me Too” campaign encourages survivors to speak out against sexual misconduct, connect with others

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

10 years ago, Tarana Burke, creator of the “Me Too” campaign, was a youth camp director who sat down to hear the story of a child who had been sexually abused. Burke ended the conversation less than five minutes in and sent the child to speak with another director because she could no longer listen...

First-years believe in a better, safer Guilford

First-years believe in a better, safer Guilford

Daezia Rolling, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

In the past two weeks, Guilford’s community has encountered five serious incidents. The number of incidents in such a short time frame has caused some apprehension among first-year students. On Sept. 1, an attempted kidnapping was reported on the intersection of Levi Coffin Drive and George Fox...

Letter to the editor: Sexual assault: understanding, discussions needed on campus

Caitlyn Councilman

September 20, 2016

To the Editor, Thank you for writing last week’s staff editorial as a collective at The Guilfordian. It encouraged me to keep speaking out, which I have had a hard time doing. However, I would like to say, in holding Judicial Affairs accountable in issues of sexual assault, my reporting process...