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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....

We all need to be more responsible about money

The Editorial Board

April 15, 2016

A big issue at Guilford College currently is the looming budget cuts. Sure, cuts are inevitable at any institution, but it is important to prioritize as a college what should be deemed a necessary or unnecessary cut. In the past, there have been scares over the Bonner Center and the Center for Continuing...

Staff Editorial: dissent over the swings

Editorial Board

April 1, 2016

Disclaimer: This story is a part of our April Fool’s edition, The Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian staff and is not based in fact. Normally, the Editorial Board comes to consensus on the topics for our staff editorials. However, there is one topic that is too divisive for us to ag...

Staff Editorial: A note from next year’s Editor-in-Chief

Allison DeBusk, Managing Editor

May 1, 2015

My first day at Guilford, I walked into Dana Auditorium on the way to my first college English class, anxious and worried about what would be expected of me. The previous night, before even going to a college class for the first time, I had received the pitch list for the newspaper and learned that I...

Staff Editorial: Wage inequality is unacceptable

Editorial Board

April 17, 2015

In times of crisis and darkness, the community of Guilford College unites despite differences and disparities. This is one of those times. Our school has become fiscally unstable, as well as a breeding ground for anger and resentment from past and current conflict. Because of this, there has never been...

Staff Editorial: Budget committee needs transparency

Editorial Board

March 27, 2015

As President Jane Fernandes expressed during the community meeting with students and board of trustees members, Guilford’s budget crisis may seem sudden to us, but it has been building for many years. Action must be taken so that Guilford can sustain itself in the future. However, before decisions...

Staff Editorial: Supporting the SJP walkout

Editorial Board

November 21, 2014

Students have walked out. A community member wrote a letter to The Guilfordian, and spaces for healing have been created. It is safe to say that author and reporter Edwin Black’s visit to our campus on Nov. 4 and 5 has stirred up a lot of emotions. Discussions about who is worthy of our time and...

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...

Staff Editorial: on combating racially motivated police brutality

Editorial Board

September 12, 2014

On Aug. 9, Michael Brown, a young man on his way home, was shot dead. This tragic incident was a result of a system that lacks checks on police, leading to abuse of power and police brutality. According to the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, in 2013, 3,814 unique reports of police misco...