The Guilfordian

Trans students share stories of experience

Yasmine Byungura, Guest Writer

December 4, 2015

On Nov. 18, transgender students held a panel to discuss their experiences with the Guilford community. To the surprise of the panel, this event had a large turnout. Around 15 students. “Personally I’m okay with that right now,” said Hayden Young, first-year and one of the student panelists....

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Abe Kenmore, Managing Editor

December 4, 2015

Recently I was privileged to attend a trans student panel hosted by the Multicultural Education Department. Five Guilford students talked about their experience discovering their identity and navigating systems that are still woefully unresponsive for trans and other gender nonconforming students. The...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

France ISIS claimed to be behind the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 129 people. Though several of the bombers have been identified, there is still a lot of backlash is France against Muslim civilians and the rising population of Syrian refugees. Several Muslims in the area have already started...

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

“A lot of times state agencies just don’t know how to handle transgender people, so they do the easiest thing and put them away where they don’t have to deal with them,” said senior Madeline Putney, who identifies as a transgender woman. In an ongoing case in Connecticut, a 16-year-old transgender...

Transgender Awareness Week: a time to understand

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

During the week of Nov. 17, The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education and Reconciliation hosted a weeklong event at Guilford College to provide community members a deeper understanding of what it means to be transgender. The events included performances and panels revolving around trans...

Shore Hall introduces first gender-neutral bathroom

Shore Hall introduces first gender-neutral bathroom

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014

Deciding which bathroom to use is typically an easy choice for students to make.  “Girls” go into the bathroom labeled “girls,” and “boys” go into the bathroom labeled “boys,” but for students that don’t fit this gender binary as easily, that decision becomes harder. Junior and...