The Guilfordian

Consent conversation is a step in the right direction, but cannot stop there

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Sex without consent is never okay. This certainty unites all of Guilford’s recent efforts toward changing students’ approach to consent. The issue is not an easy one to solve, especially with many varied and conflicting approaches. However, because of the conviction of everyone working on this...

Staff Editorial: Rallying with students against sexual assault

Guilfordian Staff

September 19, 2014

In a country where 17.7 million women are victims of attempted or completed rape, it is important that as a college community, we address the issue of sexual assault through educating ourselves. According to the American Association of University Women, “Sexual assault disproportionately affects...

Sexual assault investigation spurs policy and social changes

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

On May 1, under Title IX’s gender equality provision, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of 55 universities—which has now expanded to 76 universities including Guilford College — under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases. Since then,...

Chris Brown’s legal history: does it hinder?

Rebecca Dou, Staff Writer

May 2, 2014

RECENT ASSAULT ACCUSATION LEAVES MUSIC FANS DIVIDED The celebrity artist once again finds himself bound by the law after a man named Isaac Adams Parker reported that Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, assaulted him outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., last October. Parker said in h...

Students break silence about sexual assault

Students break silence about sexual assault

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

The dim light from one lamp reveals the faces of many. The silence is so thick, no one wants to contaminate it with words. People struggle with what to say and if they should say it. Finally, someone speaks. It is April 16, and we are taking back the night. The annual Take Back the Night event...

Divergent deconstructs rape culture

Olivia Neal, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Picture this: a young girl is assaulted. She fights off her attacker. She dictates how others interact with her body. She states a firm and clear “no” and defends herself against anyone who does not respect it. She receives a standing ovation for her strength and bravery. How rarely do we see...

“Rape guide” puts Dartmouth student in danger

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

Thousands of Americans are enraged by an incident that occurred at Dartmouth College regarding an anonymous website and a “rape guide.” “My first reaction ... was disgust and dismay,” said Guilford College second-year and Students Assault Awareness Support and Advocacy member Naomi Madaras....

Sexual assault open forum promotes change

Ty Gooch, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

On Nov. 13, students gathered in silence at the open community forum on sexual assault. Sponsored by Guilford College’s Sexual Assault Awareness Support and Advocacy and Sexual Violence Prevention Committee, the forum gave students the opportunity to share experiences with sexual assault in a supportive...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Sexual assault victims criticize judicial system’

Guest Writer

October 25, 2013

Dear Editor,   Just recently, The Guilfordian published an article concerning how the Guilford College administration handles sexual assault. I know firsthand how truly unjust the justice system on this campus is. As a current sophomore and victim of sexual assault, their policies failed...