The Guilfordian

You only live once, so Snapchat says ask away

You only live once, so Snapchat says ask away

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

December 3, 2019

As I’m scrolling through my phone, emoji laden notifications pop up on my screen. Like a siren’s call, they implore me: “See who thinks about you in class” and “Ask: Tell me something you think I should know.” You might wonder, what is the application that demands such bravery in explori...

Movement must engage the unengaged

Nick Carratu, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

The hashtags, the screenshots of deplorable YikYak comments and the images and videos of the Integrity for Guilford movement on campus have resonated throughout the Triad, garnering the attention of local noise machine Fox 8, among others. With supporters and haters hanging in the balance of every...

White supremacy: still the problem

White supremacy: still the problem

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

White supremacy and racism is rampant at Guilford. That’s a fact, not an opinion, but white people on campus seem to be surprised by it. People of color have been experiencing and fighting white supremacy and racism at Guilford since its beginning. White people, on the other hand, have been ignorant...

Anonymity online can be a tool or a weapon ­— use it to build, not injure, community

Editorial Board

November 13, 2015

When divulging personal ideas and opinions, some people don’t feel comfortable without a veil of anonymity. That’s why the Internet, offering users an impersonal and seemingly low-risk way to socialize, can provide a more comfortable space for sharing. From social media platforms like Twitter...

Yik Yak offers dangerous anonymity

Yik Yak offers dangerous anonymity

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

Like Facebook 10 years ago, Yik Yak has taken the campus social media scene by storm. Yik Yak allows students to post anonymously about anything that comes to mind, and while most of these anonymous ‘Yaks’ may appear harmless, many of them are not. Shortly after release in 2013, Yik Yak became...