The Guilfordian

Buddy Project shines light on mental health

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

December 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article contains information about suicide and accounts of loss which may be triggering for some people.

Students of the Early College at Guilford host blood drive in honor of former student

Guilford College Early College Blood Drive

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 17, 2017

Students at the Early College at Guilford College helped raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health issues at a blood drive on campus. The drive was held in honor of a friend who died over the summer. “She would always hint about her going to college with us and doing all those things...

Nine months after the death of Lennon Lacy, questions remain

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

May 1, 2015

Last summer, on Aug. 29, a woman found African-American high school senior Lennon Lacy hanged from a swing set in a predominantly white trailer park. It has been nine months, and it is still unclear what happened to Lennon. “Lennon’s the only one who can tell the story of what happened to him,”...

Ariel Castro found guilty of 977 counts of rape, kidnapping, assault, commits suicide in prison

Nicole Barnard, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

On Sept. 3, Ariel Castro hanged himself in his prison cell in Franklin County, Ohio, after being sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. “This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for over a decade,” prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty told the New York...

Suicide at NASCAR race raises gun control concerns

Sydney Hawkins, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

Gun control. Everyone has an opinion. Who should have guns? What models should be available? Are they allowed at NASCAR events? Forty-two-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw, Texas, shot and killed himself on April 14 during the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Sources say alcohol may have played a...