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Volume 99, Issue 9

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"Disorderly Conduct" collapses, all towers removed REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF PATRICK DOUGHERTY'S SCULPTURE IN THE QUAD BY JUSTYN MELROSE Staff Writer On the afternoon of Oct. 25, two of the many towers that make up Patrick Dougherty’s stick sculpture, "Disorderly Conduct," collapsed just days after Guilford's Community Senate approved funds for light renovation and maintenance to the piece. “There was a large gust of wind,” said

senior Laura Burt, who witnessed the collapse. “One fell and pulled the second down with it.” Due to rotting in the base, which is also present in the whole structure, the grounding support was weakened and could no longer hold up the weight of the two towers. In addition, mold, fungus and mushrooms have all taken residence in the sculpture. Just as they invited Dougherty and his work to campus in 2011, Terry Hammond, founding director and curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery, and David Petree, director of environmental sustainability, were the ones who made the decision to take the piece down.



“I am sad to see it go, but I realize it was time,” said President and Professor of Political Science Kent Chabotar. “It was both sad and fitting. It was almost like a natural passing.” The construction of Dougherty’s "Disorderly Conduct" began with a small paper wasp nest found when volunteers were hunting for timber about campus. That wasp nest became the major inspiration for the sculpture. From there, community hands wove together sticks into the structure that Guilford students have come to know and love. “I believe the fact that the sculptures fell because of their natural and physical

GuilCo SoJo: Reflections on the day after BY JESS ST. LOUIS

GuilCo SoJo: Disorientation Zine

deterioration eases the situation, even though my friends and I were looking forward to taking a graduation picture alongside the (sculpture) to add to our collection of our many Guilford memories,” said Burt. The sculpture lived for nearly two years, from the start of construction on Feb. 2, 2011 to now. In addition to Guilford faculty and students, community members ranging from Canterbury School eighth-graders to 84-year-old locals came together to help create the sculpture. “I have to think about it in a different way See DOUGHERTY | Page 2






Anchor man: influential television journalist Tom Brokaw set to speak at next Bryan Series event RENOWNED NBC NEWS ANCHORMAN WILL SPEAK ON NOV. 29 AT WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM There was a time — a time before the Internet — when the news anchor reigned supreme; when people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age where people actually watched the news and, at the National Broadcasting Company, one man was watched more than the rest. His name is Tom Brokaw. Although his supposedly Ambien-fueled slurring on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” gained Brokaw infamy among the younger generation, there was a time when the magnitude of a news event was judged by whether or not Brokaw covered it. Brokaw is the only person to ever host all three major NBC news programs: “Meet the Press,“ “The Today Show“ and “NBC Nightly News.“ He is also an author,

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whose books include “Time of Our Lives: a Conversation about America” and “The Greatest Generation.” At his peak, Brokaw was to television journalists as the Rolling Stones were to rock musicians. He brought about an era in which the industry was dominated by a select few lavishly paid and widely influential news anchors. Brokaw is a living piece of history. The first man to conduct one-on-one interviews with Soviet leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin, Brokaw has presided over some of the most momentous events of the last few decades. Upon arriving at the scene of the second tower collapse on Sept. 11, 2001, he famously uttered, “This is war.” Later that year, Brokaw was also the target of the infamous anthrax attacks, although he was not harmed. The Guilford community will have an opportunity to engage in a bit of journalistic history on Thursday, Nov. 29, at War Memorial Auditorium, where Brokaw will speak as part of the Bryan Series. Ticket registration for the Brokaw event is Nov. 5–9, which makes Friday the last day to register for tickets. Faculty and staff may register for up to two free tickets, while students may get one. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tom Brokaw is the only person to ever host three NBC shows: "Meet the Press," "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News." Brokaw helped usher in the era of influential news anchors. Email to register. “This is the authoritative voice in television journalism for my parents’ generation,” said senior Taylor Sutton. “I don’t want to miss this one.”


"Disorderly Conduct" comes to an end, removed from quad

An Announcement from SAASA: We would like to both inform and remind the Guilford College student body what the school policy on "Consent" is:

Continued from Page 1 and remember the friendships that have been formed,” said Hammond. “We have a lot of great documentation of it, but the friendships that have been formed through it are probably one of the greatest takeaways.” Even during its short life, "Disorderly Conduct," like the intertwining sticks that make the piece itself, has become woven into campus life and made lasting impacts on the Guilford community. Senior Russell Alterman said, “It added a sense of uniqueness to the campus in the sense that, hey, we had this housing-like structure made of sticks that other campuses don’t have, because we had a famous artist who came here who chose our campus particularly to make this. It was a unique thing to Guilford.” "Disorderly Conduct" is scheduled for a ceremonial burning on Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the middle Meadows. Along with the non-student volunteers, all of Guilford College is invited to witness the towers burn away. “Like all temporary things which are from nature, nature takes them back,” said Chabotar. “(But) we’ll have our memories.”

"Consent is shared permission for sexual activity. Students have the responsibility to ensure that all sexual interaction occurs only with mutual consent (verbal or non-verbal). If consent is given for one sexual act, it does not mean that consent is given for all future acts. Students must confirm that mutual consent is given for all sexual acts within a sexual interaction. A student can withdraw consent at any time during a sexual encounter. Non-communication is not consent. Consent can only be given when a student is able to freely make an informed choice between two options: yes and no. Consent cannot be given if someone is asleep, unconscious, incapacitated, coerced, threatened, intimidated or forced, under the age of 16, or impaired by alcohol/ drugs. A previous or current sexual relationship between the parties may not be taken as an indication of consent."

Please remember to respect the decisions of your fellow students and always ask for consent. Becca King/Guilfordian

SAASA meetings are held weekly every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Hut.


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The business of advancing the college: one step at a time BY VICTOR LOPEZ Senior Writer Across the street from the main campus lays a Zen-like oasis where Chinese room dividers serve to separate one workspace from another and light classical music plays from some secret location, setting a very relaxed scene for the look and feel of the Office of Advancement. The building houses a team of professionals that reaches out all over the world for donors willing to give money to the school, a team that is fundraising for the college’s capital campaign around the clock. “It takes a lot of time to cultivate a donor,” said 30-year veteran of philanthropy Mike Poston, vice president for advancement. “In some cases it takes three years to get some of our larger contributors to commit and give to the college.” The effects of the country's economic crisis has crashed down on higher education by way of shrinking endowments, less financial aid, and staffing cuts at colleges and universities nationwide. There is no denying Guilford’s need for donors. “Our college, like others, depends heavily on donors and tuition to keep the college running,” said Ty Buckner, associate vice president for communications and marketing. Guilford began a $75 million capital campaign in 2006 following a study driven by the first Strategic Long-Range Plan put in place by the college. It had completed a $56 million campaign in 2002. Poston said that the campaign addressed the immediate needs of the college but was not driven by a strategic longrange plan. “That campaign’s focus was more bricks and mortar and some endowment growth.”

However, at the time of the 2006 philanthropic market study, which guided the goals of the current campaign, no one could have predicted the 2008 economic crash. In 2011, the Board of Trustees agreed that the campaign should have a more realistic timetable. “We were working on unrealistic expectations considering the economic climate of the country, which is why the board separated the campaigns into two realistic goals,” said

"As long as there is a need for the college to educate there will always be a need to raise money." Mike Poston, vice president for advancement Danny Gatling, senior director of philanthropy. Phase one of the capital campaign calls for $60 million to be raised by June 30, 2014. Once that is accomplished, the college will then focus on raising the remaining $15 million. “So far we have raised $50.7 million,” said Poston. “It is not just big gifts that help the college. While some colleges and universities, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, are embarking on multi-billion-dollar capital campaigns, Guilford remains modest and realistic where

fundraising is concerned. And at the end of the day, Poston says it is all about students getting a quality education in the face of a frail economy and rising educational costs, which is what is on donors’ minds when they give to an institution. “In many respects, capital campaigns never stop taking place,” said Poston. “As long as there is a need for the college to educate there will always be a need to raise money.” The other half of the equation, explained Erin Mezgar, annual giving associate, is student involvement and pride in their school. “There are many ways students can help,” said Mezgar. “Being phon-a-thon callers, contributing to the senior gift campaign, interning in the office, writing thank you notes. These are seemingly small things, but this helps raising awareness of our current campaign and beyond.” Justin Bradley, a senior who is interning in the Office of Advancement, said he didn’t know much about the department or alumni donations when he started at Guilford, though that is quickly changing. “There is some separation being that the physical office is across (the street) from the college,” said Bradley. “Now being a senior, I am starting to see the importance of giving back to Guilford. I guess that comes with maturing.”

Students interested in helping the Office for Advancement should contact Erin Mezgar at

Paper billing replaced by electronic statements HISTORIC CHANGES TAKING PLACE AS GUILFORD'S BILLING PROCESS SWITCHES TO ONLINE PAYMENTS BY VICTOR LOPEZ Senior Writer Though historic buildings line Guilford’s campus, and the comforting smell of burning wood coming from the Hut can be nostalgic, other items are changing to align the college with the twenty-first century. Greg Bursavich, vice president for finance, told The Guilfordian the college is unveiling a new billing process in the next few months “We are eliminating paper bills,” said Bursavich. “Everything will be accurate, online and in real-time under the new system we are putting in place.” Students will now be billed using a secure portal that will provide electronic statements. “From that portal, students will be able to process immediate electronic payments for all enrollment related charges,” said Bursavich. Along with online payments, there will be enhanced refund options available to students, which will help avoid lengthy waits at New Garden Hall for those who receive refunds. Bursavich told The Guilfordian that details about those options are forthcoming, but he indicated that students will be receiving debit cards in the mail from Higher One and further instructions from the college on how to use their services in the next few weeks. In addition to going completely virtual with its billing, the College also plans on joining other schools such as Elon University in adding a 2.75 percent convenience fee to all payment of tuition, fees, room and board, and other charges associated with enrollment made with MasterCard, Discover or American Express. The College will no longer accept Visa cards.

Jay Harper, bursar at Elon, told The Guilfordian that when the university implemented the credit card processing fees he expected some backlash. “What we found was that students and families realized that the university was taking a huge hit from credit card companies,” said Harper, who noted that many Elon students pay huge chunks of their tuition using credit cards. In order for the College to accept credit cards, it must pay a fee to companies to process the payments. Guilford will save $150,000 in fees annually which could be passed down to faculty salaries and operating expenses. “We believe these funds are better spent supporting our educational mission,” said Bursavich. “Thus, in order to continue accepting credit and debit card payments, the 2.75 percent convenience fee is necessary.” Those like Terry Tarantelli-Louison, a parent sending three children to college including a daughter who graduated from Guilford, said that the College passing along fees to the student is a part of a much bigger issue. “Charging students fees, which essentially passes along to their parents, is not a real issue,” said Louison. “The real issue is the absurd amount of money it takes to get a liberal arts education.” While Elon University and Earlham College have a convenience fee already in place, both have stayed away from partnering with Higher One. “We consider our students like family members here,” said Harper. “We rather keep our student’s information in-house so that there would not be a chance of a compromise which in turn could put our student’s information at risk. It was not something we were willing to do.” Guilford administrators say that the decision to enhance the billing payments and refund processes was made with students in mind. “We believe these changes will have a very positive impact on our students and their families,” said Bursavich.

We approved the budget as presented in last week's Guilfordian. Students expressed the desire to improve the relationship between students and public safety in the interest of improving campus safety. This conversation will continue at a CRRC forum next Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Founders Gallery.

We will be joined by staff from IT&S to discuss student needs concerning technology on campus. We hope to have a productive discussion that strengthens the relationship between IT&S and the student body.

We need to hear your voice! Should Senate meet in the Gallery or Boren Lounge? Join us in Founders with your ideas and beautiful faces next week at 7:00 p.m.! Compiled by Tim Leisman, Community Senate President



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November 9, 2012

FRANCE The French have committed to support Lebanon as the Middle Eastern country battles its Syrian opposition. French President François Hollande vows to be an active and positive force in the region, naming stabilization the primary objective.





ISTANBUL, TURKEY Kurdish prisoners were blasted with water cannons and sprayed with tear gas by Istanbul police. The prisoners were on a hunger strike at the time of attack. Doctors warn that the strikers will begin to die of starvation within the next week. PUERTO RICO On Nov. 6, Puerto Rican voters upheld their status as a U.S. unincorporated territory via referenda, for the third time. Citizens of the territory were given the option of statehood, independence or free association. Should they opt out of their current status in the future, the U.S. Congress and President would hold the authority for a final decision.

KUWAIT Thousands of Kuwait Madhya Pradesh Tribals, Islamists, youth groups and liberals were flooded with smoke bombs and tear gas by Kuwaiti security forces while protesting existing election laws. A second, larger rally is planned for Nov. 11, the 50th anniversary of Kuwait’s constitution. Election Day is scheduled for Dec. 1.

Japanese tread radioactive water, attempt damage control BY HAEJIN SONG Staff Writer For over a year, Japan has fought an unrelenting enemy: the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. On March 11, 2011, Japan faced three catastrophes: an earthquake, a tsunami, and then nuclear meltdowns and the dispersion of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Now, the nation struggles with the reprecussions of these unfortunate events and they face the challenge of storing radioactive water, posing serious health risks to the Japanese people. “It’s a time-pressing issue because the storage of contaminated water has its limits,” Yuichi Okamura, manager of the Water Treatment System Department at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, told the Associated Press. “There is only limited storage space.” According to AP, Okamura helped devise steps to cool the overheating reactors by injecting water and using spent fuel pools. “Water works well for this system since it has a very high capacity … and can be treated if it is contaminated,” said Angie Moore,

associate professor of geology. “However, when there is a reactor accident like at the Fukushima, the systems that prevent nuclear contamination of the cooling water have failed and there is direct contact between the water and the radioactive material.” Currently, about 200,000 tons of radioactive water, enough to fill more than 50 Olympic-sized

cooled the reactors successfully with recycled water. However, contaminated water continues to increase due to ground water seeping through cracks and into the reactor and turbine basements. “They are working on a way to treat the contaminated water and reduce the hazard, but that’s hard to do,” said Associate Professor of Geology David Dobson.

plant, has tried to make space for more of these large storage tanks by cutting down trees. The company predicts that the amount of water will triple within three years. “There are pools of some 10,000 or 20,000 tons of contaminated water in each plant, and there are many of these,” said nuclear engineer Masasahi Goto to news

"If you are exposed to Cesium because you're a nuclear power worker, even after you're long dead and buried, your gravesite will be radioactive. Your great grandkids can come with Geiger counters and see that great granddaddy still has radiation." Michio Kaku, physicist swimming pools, are stored in gigantic tanks built around the nuclear power plant, reported news source Al Jazeera. "We never expected high-level (radiation) contaminated water to turn up in the turbine building,” Okamura said. Okamura and his team utilized equipment that should have

“Even if they achieve what they think is a safe level of radioactivity to release, that will be a very unpopular idea,” Dobson continued. “In the meantime, they have to keep building storage for more and more contaminated water.” Tokyo Electric Power Company, the company behind the Fukushima

source Al Jazeera. “To bring all these to one place would mean you would have to treat hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated water which is mind-blowing in itself,” continued Goto. “It’s an outrageous amount, truly outrageous.” Since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, many have been exposed

to the harmful radiation and its effects of contamination. “Japan has definitely become more self-conscious of the dire environmental and health consequences,” said Erina Fujino, Japanese Early College at Guilford student. “Due to the warnings of radiation from the nuclear power plant, many people had to be relocated. And now, the nation has a new problem of over crowdedness.” In a news segment, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker went to the 12-mile exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant; a plant which is offlimits without a government pass. About a mile away from the nuclear plant, Whitaker’s Geiger counter — a device that detects radioactivity — can be seen reading 30.8 microsieverts when anything over 3.8 is considered unsafe. “If you’ve been exposed to Cesium because you’re a nuclear power worker, even after you’re long dead and buried, your gravesite will be radioactive,” said physicist Michio Kaku on CBS’s "60 Minutes." “Your great grandkids can come with Geiger counters and see that great granddaddy still has radiation.”



Floods and power outages: Sandy strikes Northeast HURRICANE SANDY SLAMS INTO EAST COAST, LEAVING IN ITS WAKE INCREDIBLE DEVASTATION BY BRYAN DOOLEY Senior Writer On Monday, Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy unleashed colossal devastation on the northeast United States. The storms produced mass power outages, homelessness, and even death. “Everyone on my mom and dad’s side has been without power due to Sandy,” said Danielle Duffy, assistant athletic trainer from New Jersey. “They have no real clue when it will be restored. My cousin lost her home and her car due to flood damage.” According to The New York Times, the mammoth and merciless hurricane made landfall near Atlantic City around 8 p.m. with maximum sustained winds of about 80 miles per hour, as calculated by the National Hurricane Center. More than two million residents of New Jersey and Connecticut were without power as of 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 30. Many famous landmarks were damaged; crashing waves claimed an old, 50-foot piece of Atlantic City’s world-famous Boardwalk. A New York power supplier, Consolidated Edison, reported as of 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 30 that 634,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County had no power. Consolidated Edison, fearing damage to its electrical equipment, shut down power preemptively in sections of Lower Manhattan on Monday evening. An unplanned failure knocked out power to an additional 250,000 customers, and later, an explosion at a substation knocked out power to another 250,000 customers. Similar outages occurred in Philadelphia. “Some of my family who live in the suburbs lost power and are not sure of the exact date they will have it back,” said senior Ali

Krantzler, a Philadelphia native. “Family and friends have told me there was high wind and some flooding on smaller streets. If we lived closer to the shore, it (the hurricane) would have had a greater impact.” The impact was also felt at the gas pumps. The power outages led to extensive lines at the pumps. The few stations that had power ran out of gas, adding to the frustration of many residents. As bad as the storm was, it could have been much worse. “It seems very bad now,” said Dave Dobson, associate professor of geology.” The hurricane hit a very populated area, but had much less loss of life and physical damage, compared to Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina. These storms also produced much more financial damage, compared to Sandy.” Dobson believes global warming worsened Sandy’s effects. “You can’t blame global warming for one storm, because there have been bad storms in the past,” Dobson said. “But we do know that the oceans are warming and hurricanes are generated in hot ocean water. So there is no question that global warming made Sandy worse.” The recovery from Sandy’s devastation has already begun. President Obama has supported victims of Sandy’s impact with aid from the federal government and the Red Cross, as well as promoted state and local involvement. Despite the cancellation of the official New York City Marathon, 1,300 runners ran their own marathon and donated supplies to Staten Island as they ran, according to “I hope that the silver linings of this horrible time will shine through and make people less hesitant to tell people how they truly feel about them,” said Duffy, looking toward the future with an optimistic lens. He continued, “(And) to venture outside of their everyday bubble with everyday struggles, and care about what is happening in other parts of the country with people just like us.”

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Ukraine re-elects president in disputed election BY CLARENCE TURPIN Staff Writer The re-election of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, a strong leader in the Party of Regions, has been called into question across the globe. Many believe Yanukovych’s victory can be attributed to the jailing of his lead opposition, Yulia Tymoshenko, and that election fraud was a key factor in his re-election. Yulia Tymoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchina party — also known as the Fatherland party — a group that opposes the ruling party. At the time of her arrest, Tymoshenko was protesting to display her disagreement with the Party of Regions. “If I were with you now and had an opportunity to act freely. I would without doubt call on you to stage an indefinite civil disobedience action,” Tymoshenko's lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, read from the jailed party leader's statement to the press The Fatherland party candidate then declared a hunger strike “to protest against fake elections and an illegitimate parliament.” Tymoshenko has reason to feel cheated; before her arrest, three leading polling agencies showed she was holding her own in the race for presidency. Surveys revealed incumbent Yanukovych’s to be ahead with 28.1 percent of the vote, but in close second was Tymoshenko’s Fatherland party, projected to

win a competitive 25 percent of the proportional vote. After her arrest, the Fatherland party received a mere 15 percent of the vote, distinguishing Yanukovych and his Party of Regions as the clear winners. Outside speculation suggests that these results reflect the opinions of the Ukraine people. “We believe that this is an undisputable victory of the Party of Regions,” Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told a CBS

The politics in Ukraine seem to boil down to one thing: you are either with the ruling party, or you are against it. correspondent shortly after polls closed. “Above all, it shows the people’s trust to the course that is being pursued.” The people of Ukraine think of their government and president as an illegitimate parliament. These negative attitudes may result from a number of events that led the government to be seen as untrustworthy; recently, the government’s passing of the language bill changing the official language of Ukraine

to Russian. “Everyone is worried about the future,” said Vitali Klitschko, world heavyweight boxing champion and leader of a small Ukrainian political party. Andrei Shkil, a member of Tymoshenko’s political party, agrees with Klitschko. “The vote is cheating, and the law as a whole is unconstitutional,” said Shkil. The politics in Ukraine seem to boil down to one thing: you are either with the ruling party, or you are against it. America, having just concluded its own presidential election, is familiar with similar critisms. Is our election process perceived as fair? Or is it manipulatable, like the Ukraine election allegedly was? “I believe our election processes are legitimate,” said junior Joseph McManus. “While they are not perfect, I think we have the best system out there.” Though there are some who see are election process as sound, there are others who differ in opinion. “Candidates have to tailor their campaigns to what the people want to hear,” said junior Lars Henke. “It is confusing how someone can win the popular vote but still lose the election because of the Electoral College.” The question that remains is not whether government control is needed, but to what extent government should control the freedoms of a nation?


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"Come hear the music play": A preview of "Cabaret" BY ANTHONY HARRISON Staff Writer

citizens of Berlin reacted to the birth of Nazi Germany and how people react to changes in the world around them. Wray said, “It’s easy to point fingers and say, ‘Look how blind these people were,’ rather than say, ‘How am I blind? How do I interact with my world?’ “I think Sally represents the normalcy of not being able to see the world objectively and what we would have to change in order to step back and see our world more clearly.” But it is not all doom and gloom — after all, “Cabaret” is still a musical. “We’re having a really good time,” Zerbe said. “I’m pushing people pretty hard in rehearsal, especially here at the end, but it’s been a fun ride.” The show runs Nov. 9–10 and 15–17 at 8 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium, or rather, the Kit Kat Klub. (Top right): Elizabeth Wray, senior, who plays Sally Bowles, shares a moment on stage with junior Lucas BlanchardGlueckert. (Bottom right): Puja Tolten, senior, Wray and Blanchard-Glueckert practice during dress rehearsal. (Bottom left): Actors practice in full costume a few nights before the show.

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Leave your troubles outside and see Guilford’s production of “Cabaret” at Sternberger Auditorium, which has transformed into a functioning nightclub. “When you walk through the door, you will enter the Kit Kat Klub,” said Stage Director and Professor of Theatre Studies Jack Zerbe. “You’ll sit at a table with three other people, and you can order soft drinks and watch the show with a cloth and lamp on the table. You’re an accomplice to the action.” The production will immerse the audience in a cast of lovers and partiers carousing around decadent early-1930s Berlin. At the center of the ensemble is the flamboyant Master of Ceremonies, played by junior Will Batchelor. “The Emcee and the Kit Kat Klub dancers are backdrop storytellers,” Batchelor said. “The Emcee himself is kind of a puppeteer, but he also watches and puts things in motion.” The female lead is Sally Bowles, a British jazz singer at the Kit Kat Klub played by senior Elizabeth Wray. “Sally has created a world she inhabits,” Wray said. “She’s very, very concerned with that world continuing to operate, and part of that is making sure she’s fabulous, marvelous, desirable — all of these things.” One facet of that world is her lover, Cliff Bradshaw, an American expatriate novelist played by junior Lucas BlanchardGlueckert. “Cliff is like me in a lot of ways,” said Blanchard-Glueckert. “Everyone in the show is either British or German, but Cliff is just a guy from Pennsylvania. I’m from Ohio and I identify with his desire to discover what’s out there.” According to Jim Bumgardner, the show’s musical director and continuing part-time lecturer in music, musicals can be a challenging production. “Musicals are hard because you’re putting together so many art forms and you can’t be weak anywhere,” Bumgardner said. “You can’t be a weak singer and a good actor or vice versa and do a musical. You have to work on each piece until it’s quite good, and then you have to assemble it all on-stage and make it look integrated and natural.”

The music of “Cabaret,” which ranges from traditional ballads to hot jazz and a nationalist anthem, is organically connected with the plot, according to Bumgardner. “The many different musical genres augment the action of the play and the character development, and it all works brilliantly,” Bumgardner said. Senior Puja Tolton, who plays Cliff’s landlady Fraülein Schneider, agreed. “I sometimes get annoyed with musicals where the music seems unmotivated and the cast just starts singing for no reason, but in ‘Cabaret,’ the music comes from what is happening,” Tolton said. The intricacies in the plot of “Cabaret” have contributed to its long production history. While taking place in and around the Kit Kat Klub and showing the funand-games of the jazz age, there is a dark side to the play marked by the rise of the Nazi Party. “‘Cabaret’ is a timely piece because it’s really about what happens if you stick your head in the sand,” Zerbe said. “If you’re all party-hearty and you treat life like a cabaret as the song says, the world goes to hell in a handbasket and the Nazis take over.” The play exhibits how different

Free flu shots provided by cce sga BY YVETTE BAILEY Guest Writer, CCE SGA President The Student Government Association for Adult Students at Guilford College recognizes the need for students to stay healthy. During this season, there is a high risk of getting the flu virus, particularly for those who have not been vaccinated against it. Recognizing that some of our CCE students do not have health insurance, the CCE SGA has decided to offer the opportunity for CCE students to get a flu shot for free. A Harris Teeter pharmacist will administer the shots this Friday, Nov. 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Hendricks Hall.

Last year, the CCE SGA made a commitment to the health and well-being of our adult students by offering free medical screenings and reduced-rate flu shots. This year, we are renewing that same commitment by offering free flu shots in collaboration with Harris Teeter, a longtime supporter of the CCE SGA. Students with individual BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina insurance plans may qualify for free immunization and are welcome to come as well, but still need to sign up early. Be sure to have your card with you at the clinic. We want to promote CCE students’ school attendance by helping them to avoid the flu or staying home to take care of a family member who has the flu. Therefore, we are

extending our offer to any CCE student’s family member over the age of 18. Space is limited, so sign up early to assure your spot. We are thankful to Harris Teeter — not only will they be offering the CCE SGA a discount on the pricing of the shots, but for every shot given they will donate a coupon for $5 worth of groceries to the CCE SGA, which will be used for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for CCE students and their families. As president of the CCE Student Government, I would like to say that we hope this will be the beginning of something that will be considered annually for years to come. We thank Harris Teeter for offering their services and helping us to keep our students healthy.



True confessions: the challenges of a Glen Haven tutor BY DANIEL GASKIN Staff Writer Waiting to go to Glen Haven tutoring center always made me nervous. My palms would sweat, nervousness spreading through me like a virus. It was no small task, going to tutor impoverished kids who used to be refugees. I was a horrible tutor. I lacked any real authority with the kids. I am much more comfortable being yelled at than being the one who does the yelling. I would beg them to do their homework, and most times they would laugh at my pathetic attempts and play with the myriad of toys that were around. I couldn’t help laughing too. I did the exact same thing when I was their age. There were even times when I struggled to help when asked. Some kids were taking upper-level math and would come to me for help. I took one look at their homework and immediately directed them to someone else, because I had no idea what I was doing In all honesty, I never should have been there. My schedule was full, and going there twice a week was a commitment that I would normally forgo, but there was something different about this place. There was something

different about these kids. They were strong. Way stronger than I could ever be. Some had marks on their faces that must’ve come with some horrible story, and some were so shy that they

Sometimes, one of (the children) would wordlessly walk up to you and hug you for no reason other than because, at that particular moment, you looked like you needed one. could barely speak. But they wouldn’t really acknowledge their misfortune. They were normal, loving kids in every possible way. Sometimes, one of them would wordlessly walk up to you and hug you for no reason other than because, at that

particular moment, you looked like you needed one. Their optimism inspired me. The fact that they had been through so much as kids and were moving on with life was impressive. It was impossible not to love these kids. I wanted to help them achieve their dreams and be whoever they wanted to be. I wanted to take away their past and make them forget that they were ever refugees, running for their lives from someone who wanted to kill or imprison them. I couldn’t, though. No matter how hard I thought about it, there was nothing I could do, other than what I was already doing: helping them learn English, write well and get into the habit of doing their homework every day before they went outside to play. I was just like all the other tutors who were there. I almost felt like I had no real impact at all. But there was always this one girl who hated to see me go. She wanted me to be there every day so we could practice her English. She would say to me, “Daniel are you going to be here tomorrow?” I would always say, “No, but someone else will be.” She would give me this sad little smile, and say, “Oh, OK. See you some other time then.” She would then walk away and move on, to find a friend, leaving me there thinking about her words.


A chance to express your true self freely

(Top left) Lights decorated the entrance to the Coming Out Ball in Founders Gallery. (Above) Attendees shared their coming out stories on a large sheet of paper. (Right) James Lyons, set-up and media services support technician, deejayed the event, playing popular hits like PSY's "Gangham Style" and LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It." (Bottom right) In addition to sharing coming out stories, attendees got to know each other by playing games such as Apples to Apples. (Below) For those who wanted to come out of the closet — literally — a closet was set up in one of the galleries. (Bottom left) Attendees grooved to the music in costume, dressing up as their ideal selves.

Photos by Kacey Minnick/Guilfordian


9 November 9, 2012

Fall of the famous house of sticks Phallus Palace. That’s the moniker many Guilford students have bestowed upon the wooden monument in the middle of campus. On a basic level, it’s easy to see why: the intricately woven structures bear a striking resemblance to a certain male anatomical feature. But Patrick Dougherty, a respected North Carolina artist, had no intention of pulling a practical joke by inserting large penises into an educational institution. Dougherty took inspiration from a wasp’s nest he found at Guilford. The interlocking cellular structure of the nest reminded him of the focus on community in Quakerism. Seeing BY ELIAS that Guilford placed a heavy emphasis on core BLONDEAU Quaker values, he chose to erect the monument Staff Writer to togetherness here. Now a visual testament to those values stands in the middle of campus. Well perhaps the word “stood” would be more appropriate, because by the time you read this, "Disorderly Conduct" will have most likely been taken down and burned, due to the elements decomposing it faster than expected. Several students seem to breathe a collective sigh of relief at the structure’s dismantling. I, on the other hand, feel mixed emotions about the disappearance of such a defining facet of our campus. Sure, there’s the elephant in the room that yes, "Disorderly Conduct" has a distinctly phallic shape, albeit an intentional one or not. The first time I took a tour through the campus last year, I leaned to my mom and whispered, “Why are there giant dicks in the middle of everything?” On a puerile level, Dougherty’s work can easily be derided and mocked. But learning more about the piece has made me respect it a bit more. Here we have a man who took time out of his life to come and contribute something to our campus, something that he felt was incredibly meaningful. Over 150 volunteers helped construct the piece, bringing a large body of our school and the wider community together.

Taking the relatively humorous shape out the equation, we’re left with something that helped to truly bring us together, a paragon of our community emphasis, which convinced me to attend Guilford instead of Wake Forest. Aside from what it represents, think of how unique this work is. Most colleges pitch in money for a fancy bench, a shiny fountain or some bronzed plaque that people end up wiping their shoes off on. Here we had a living sculpture; something

Here we have a man who took time out of his life to come and contribute something to our campus, something that he felt was incredibly meaningful. Over 150 volunteers helped construct the piece, bringing a large body of our school together. comprised out of completely organic material that people could find solace in. Think for a moment how beautiful this is. We came together as a unified body and gave each other a place to seek shelter, a place that still allowed people to get some fresh air after being stifled by their classrooms all day. The result will now be burned to cinders. So go ahead and laugh as they haul off something that we as a college came together to make possible. Deride Dougherty’s work as nothing more than a practical joke at our expense. But in the meantime, I’ll sit and hope that the artist comes back and contributes another thoughtful piece to our campus.

Once upon a time in Mexico: Mormons vs. cartels BY MCCAFFREY BLAUNER Staff Writer Colonia Juárez, Mexico. The cartels had become the de facto authorities and, at best, the police, mired in accusations of corruption, did nothing. At worst, they led cartel hitmen straight to the colonists’ doors. It had gone far enough. A man had been found dead, his genitals stuffed in his mouth. No one was safe. The kidnappings had risen to three a day. A 70-year-old man had been snatched from his home after being beaten with a pistol in front of his wife and son and held in a cave for three days until a ransom was paid. When he returned, he learned that he was one of eighteen people kidnapped, and he was one of the four not killed. Something had to be done. Colonia Juárez was originally founded by Mormon separatists who wished to continue their tradition of polygamous marriage after the mainstream Mormon Church banned the practice. Once a vibrant town, the inhabitants are now effectively imprisoned by fear of drug gangs who easily outmatch the local police in terms of pure firepower and bloodthirsty ferocity. Now after taking in this brutal scene, ask yourself, what might Mitt Romney have to do with all this? The man who founded Colonia Juárez was named Miles Park Romney, Mitt Romney’s great-grandfather. The inhabitants of Colonia Juárez are the

Romneys. The 70-year-old man who was kidnapped? His name is Meredith Romney, and he is Mitt Romney’s cousin. Surprised? You should be. This information is mind-boggling for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it seems incredibly unlikely for a Republican to have such blatant immigrant origins, when the stance of the party seems to be, for the most part, in support of more

So long as men like Mitt Romney promise to continue the drug war, the danger the cartels pose shall still be present. stringent anti-immigration measures. In fact, Mitt Romney’s father was not just an immigrant from Mexico, but his own immigration status was questioned during his ill-fated run for presidential election in 1968; George Romney's run for presidency was described by his contemporary Governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio “like watching a duck try to make love to a football.” Intriguing metaphors aside, this then begs the question: How can the son of

a Mexican immigrant oppose legislation like the DREAM act, when his own father might have been considered a poster child for it? This is not the only question raised by the revelation of Romney’s connection with the inhabitants of Colonia Juárez. Romney’s close relatives have been thrust into a fire, a fire that is being fed by the drug war that Romney unabashedly supports. We would be wise to see that much as the power of the mob crumbled after the end of prohibition, the cartels that now essentially control our neighbor to the south depend on the continuing illegality of the drugs they supply. So long as men like Mitt Romney promise to continue the drug war, the danger the cartels pose shall still be present. By the time this article is published, the fate of the office of president shall already be decided. During the writing of this article, I attempted to interview a member of the College Republican’s club, thinking to gauge the level of awareness of Romney’s background among his own party. Moments into the phone interview, upon explaining the nature of my article, my would-be-interviewee feigned a poor connection and, muttering something about “going under a tunnel,” hung up on me. I sincerely hope this attitude is not representative of the attitudes of the general electorate.

This Week's

STAFF EDITORIAL Grab that pen, write a novel in a month Love books? Write one! November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and some Guilford students are breaking from the norm of reading novels and instead creating one of their own. NaNoWriMo is open for anyone to participate. During the past decade, the project’s popularity has grown worldwide with the help of the Internet. Between 12:00 a.m. on Nov. 1 and 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30, participants will be expected to produce a novel of at least 50,000 words. While such a length makes for a relatively short novel, it can be intimidating to first-time writers. Instead of thinking in terms of the total word requirement, NaNoWriMo’s official website recommends a daily word count goal of around 1,667 to alleviate the pressure. In addition to the word count, NaNoWriMo participants face other challenges over the month. For one, quantity is not always quality. It is important that writers make sure their plot and characters are well-developed and consistent throughout while still trying to make a daily word count. A consistent style is also important, and British author George Orwell wrote “Politics and the English Language” that includes principles to help your style. These principles were initially designed for non-fiction but have been adapted to fiction over time and are as follows: 1. Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. 2. Never use a long word where a short one will do. 3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. 4. Never use the passive where you can use the active. 5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. 6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous. The official NaNoWriMo website offers the chance to meet and talk with writers from across the world while tracking one’s process through the month. Meanwhile, GuilCo NaNoWriMo offers an at-home support group to help the College’s budding novelists make it to Nov. 30. Join the GuilCo NaNoWriMo Facebook page at GuilcoNaNoWriMo for words of encouragement and information on Quiet Writing sessions held throughout the month.

Reflecting Guilford College's core Quaker values, the topics and content of Staff Editorials are chosen through consensus of all 15 editors.



Campus seeks to improve resources for sexual assault victims: there are no easy answers or quick fixes Do you ever wonder about the safety of our campus? How about violence? Or sexual assault? I never did. That is, until I read an article from Amherst University’s student newspaper written by a student who was raped on campus. That in itself is heartbreaking enough, but what really upset me was that the student received no help from her school. Instead of receiving BY ALLISON proper counseling, the DEBUSK campus police took her to Staff Writer a psychiatric ward because they believed she was mentally unstable. This unjust treatment made me wonder what Guilford does for victims of sexual assault. I started searching for information so I could compare Guilford and Amherst. I can happily say our school scores very well to compared Amherst. We have a club devoted to the issue, Sexual Assault Awareness Support and Advocacy, as well as a Survivors of Sexual Assault group. We have an on-campus counselor for victims who need to and are prepared to talk. We also have an anonymous reporting form for those who are not ready to come forward personally, but still want the school to know.

However, we lack community support for victims and reporting. There are several ways in which we can improve this. In fact, many people on campus are seeking to improve the services we already offer and to resolve the problems that are occurring. A big player in this is the Violence Prevention Advisory Committee. “Our mission is to educate the campus

assault, but the issue has not been brought up again in a way that is specific to our school. Because of this, I had to search for information on what is offered, instead of the institution giving it to me. All students should be told this information, so that if a student becomes a victim, he/she, or a friend already knows what resources are available.

“Our mission is to educate the campus about the nature of violence and harassment and provide support.” Julie Winterich, Violence Prevention Advisory Committee member & associate professor of sociology and anthropology about the nature of violence and harassment and provide support,” said committee member Julie Winterich, associate professor of sociology and anthropology. In that mission statement, Winterich touched on one of the major ways in which our college can improve: education. For first-years like myself, we went to a comedic show during orientation about sexual activity in college that touched on

Winterich suggested that classes should be offered on sexual behaviors, or that information about what our school offers sexual assault victims should be integrated into First-Year Experience courses. I wholeheartedly agree. Education can replace ignorance and fear. Students can also help increase our reporting rate. About one-fourth of female college students are sexually assaulted. As

much as I would like to believe that Guilford is an exception to this, we probably aren’t. Sexual assaults are rarely reported on our campus. According to Sandra Bowles, director of student judicial affairs, the last judicial case regarding assault was four or five years ago. Sexual assault traumatizes victims in an incomprehensible way, so it is understandable that coming forward would terrify victims. It is also understandable if a student knows a fellow student was assaulted, it might be uncomfortable to encourage the victim to report it or to do so themselves, even anonymously. But until victims or people who know about assault come forward, our institution can’t improve what it offers. This is where money comes in. Both students and staff want improvements in what our school offers victims. However, until more people are willing to report cases of assault, the school can’t get more funding because it appears as if we don’t have a need for it. Because we can’t improve, people don’t want to report. Can you see this cycle? I’m grateful that our school does offer services and support for victims of sexual assault, but there is room for improvement. There’s no easy answer as to what should be done or what can be done, but Winterich explained the best place to start: “We need a community that supports reporting and takes the burden off the victim.”

Better than Jordan, yeah right, I want to be like Mike IN MY OPINION: NO ONE IN THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE COMPARES TO MICHAEL JORDAN'S LEGENDARY STATUS I’d rather be like Mike. Not Kobe Bryant. Not Lebron James, but Mike. Although Bryant and James are having phenomenal careers, you’d need to combine both of their careers to come close to topping Jordan’s legendary status. In recent years, the sports world has debated who is the greatest: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or Lebron James? Fortunately I’ve seen all three compete during the time of their prime ability. In my mind, there is no question. However, some critics and fans point out that Bryant scored 81 points in one game against the Toronto Raptors. Kobe has won five rings. Three of BY L.A. those rings are Shaquille O’Neal rings. LOGAN According to Bruce Blitz, Bryant has Staff Writer 393 wins and 271 losses with a winning percentage of 59.2 percent as the team leader. Jordan has 640 wins and 290 losses and 68.8 percent wins.“Michael Jordan shot his team to wins,” said Blitz on his website. “Kobe Bryant shoots his team out of wins.” Winning as the team leader is one significant stat that no one can deny. I’m not bashing Bryant by any means. He’s just not Jordan, nor will he ever surpass him.“If Kobe wins two more championships, he will be considered the greatest player ever,” said senior Kenneth Hyman. “He may not have every record in the record book, but he would have

more rings than Jordan.” Bill Russell won 11 rings with the Boston Celtics during a short 13-year career. Is Russell greater than Jordan? Not in my opinion. Championships do play a strong role in deciding the greatest, along with individual statistics and how a player helps his teammates get better. Unlike Bryant and James, Jordan never played with another teammate who demanded a double team. Although Scottie Pippen is one of the top 50 greatest NBA players of all-time, teams would rather Pippen shoot than Jordan. Bryant has played with O’Neal, Pau Gasol and

I don’t know what types of genes are in James’s DNA, but he has the potential unlike Kobe. But let’s stop the small talk and let’s talk about Jordan. During the 1988 season, Jordan won the league’s scoring title and the Defensive Player of the Year award. James should have won the Defensive Player of the Year award last year, along with his Most Valuable Player award, inching him closer to the prize. This ultimate statistic puts Jordan in a league of his own. Throughout the 1988 season, Jordan not only prevented guards from scoring but he averaged 35 points per game. The amount of energy he used during this

"Michael Jordan shot his team to wins. Kobe Bryant shoots his team out of wins." Bruce Blitz, Blitz Sports Network writer now Dwight Howard, all who demand double teams. The Akron Hammer, James’s nickname -given by former SportNation host Michelle Beadle, is now in Miami with the Great Dwayne Wade. Wade demands a double team every game. Before Miami, King James spent seven years leading the Cleveland Cavaliers. If somehow James had delivered a championship while in Cleveland, I certainly would have moved him up on the list. James may rise higher on my list only if he wins multiple championships, like Charles Barkley suggests. He’s a walking statistic machine every night. He guards and plays every position. Plus he has led his team in points per game every season since he entered the league and I personally haven’t seen a player accomplish this feat since Jordan.

season is immeasurable. For all the critics out there, let’s not compare apples and oranges. Bryant’s and James’s careers are dreamlike, but Jordan’s was like a hallucination. Did I really see that? Out of 1,109 total games with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan scored in double digits in all but one game. Come on, man. Last season, James won his first championship in three tries, along with three MVP awards and a finals MVP. Kobe has won five championships, but only two as team leader, one MVP and two finals MVPs. Jordan is a five-time MVP winner as well as winning championships in six out of six tries. With two threepeats and sweeping the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award, I’d rather be like Mike.


11 November 9, 2012

Underrepresented runners moved out of the spotlight GUILFORD'S TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS LOOKED OVER DESPITE BREAKING RECORDS AND TAKING NAMES BY MCCAFFREY BLAUNER Staff Writer A flitting shadow in the trees, glimpsed only for a moment. A shape, too fleet-footed for the eye to follow, tearing down some forested trail. One might speculate that they have caught a glimpse of a species of Appalachian Bigfoot, driven from its mountainous home by global warming. No! It’s Guilford’s track and field team. When one thinks of Guilford’s sports teams — all members of the highly prestigious Division III conference — generally what is brought to mind are the hordes of maroon tracksuited football players. Or perhaps one thinks of Guilford’s lacrosse players, those able men and women who are so rarely seen without their faithful sticks. Far less represented, however, is the Guilford track team. While most of the attention given to the athletic department seems to focus on teams whose events constitute more traditional spectator sports, runners like sophomore Jasmine O’Neill of Winston-Salem, N.C., have been breaking school

records and taking names while out of the limelight. As one of the cross-country team’s strongest runners, O’Neill has recorded the six best 800-meter times in Guilford history, with a personal best time of 2:32.23. O’Neill also set the school’s 200-meter record at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships at 29.82 seconds as a rookie on the team. A standout athlete even in high school, under the tutelage of Parkland High School coaches Erick Fritz and Antwan Hughes, O’Neill was able to letter two years in cross country, and three in track. During her time there, she helped Parkland High School place second at the 2009 3A state championships, as well as assisting in three Piedmont Triad Conference Outdoor Track and Field titles. As a cross country athlete, O’Neill has set the fifth-fastest time for a Guilford runner in the five kilometer at the Hagan Stone Classic, clocking in at 21:09.99 and finishing 18th out of a veritable swarm of 114 runners, helping Guilford place eighth out of 13 teams. Speaking to what some might perceive as an underrepresentation of Guilford’s track team in disproportion to their achievements, O’Neill conceded that the school does seem to place less value on the team. “My friends and family tell me they want to come to one of my ‘home’ meets all of the time so they can watch me run,” said O’Neill. “And it hurts to tell them they can’t

Teams that did not make the cut BY JOSH BALLARD Staff Writer Of the 12 total collegiate sports offered by the athletics department, only half are offered to both men and women. Other traditional collegiate sports, like men’s swimming and volleyball and women’s golf and wrestling aren’t offered at all. “I feel like if we have a men’s golf team we should have a women’s golf team, simple as that,” said junior and sports fan Andrew Shearer in an email interview. “We compete every year for championships in men’s, yet we can’t even have a women’s team?” A number of factors contribute to these sports not being offered. Dave Walters, sports information director and assistant director of athletics, cites the main factor as a lack of interest. If there were substantial interest in adding a certain sport, the athletics department would have probably already added them. “A group of students would need to demonstrate a sustained interest in forming a new team and communicate its desire for varsity status to the athletics director,” Walters said in an email interview. However, Director of the Friends Center and Campus Ministry Coordinator Max Carter feels

“I feel like if we have a men’s golf team we should have a women’s golf team, simple as that. We compete every year for championships in men's, yet we can't even have a women's team?” Andrew Shearer, junior and sports fan

there are other factors that lie outside a simple lack of interest. “Follow the money; it’s all about the budget,” Carter said in an email interview. A Nov. 2011 letter entitled “Budget Process for Fiscal Year 2012-2013” released by the college mirrors Carter’s statement. “The primary challenge for Guilford College is to raise sufficient revenues for funding … high quality student services and athletic programs,” the letter said. One might assume that the school’s Quaker values would be a factor in choosing which sports to offer. However, that is not the case. “If one looks back into Guilford’s history, when its faculty, trustees, and students were overwhelmingly Quaker, one will see that sports such as football and baseball — which in earlier times was considered a rough sport — were offered and were popular,” said Carter. Yet, for the sports previously mentioned, it all boils down to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference itself. According to the ODAC website, a combined total of 15 sports are offered, which branch off into either men's or women's sports. Of the sports mentioned above — men’s volleyball and swimming, women’s golf and collegiate wrestling — only women’s golf is offered as part of the conference. The rest aren’t available for student participation, at least not at a varsity, conference-sponsored level. This is not to say that some of these sports were never offered at Guilford. Walters said that in the '60s, the school did have a wrestling team, and there was even a field hockey team for a short stint in the '70s. There is also a chance that they could once again be introduced. It is all a matter of student interest as well as budgetary and conference availability. In the last decade alone, softball, women’s swimming, cross-country, and track and field have been added. “I don’t think it’s so much a matter of what sports are played — with the exception of ones that do, in fact, glorify violence — as what the goal of the competition is and how well they build student character,” said Carter.

because we don’t have a track or (now) a course to compete on.” Will Guilford’s administration continue to neglect its

“My friends and family tell me they want to come to one of my ‘home’ meets all of the time so they can watch me run. And it hurts to tell them they can’t because we don’t have a track or (now) a course to compete on.” Jasmine O'Neill, track and field athlete hard-working runners, or will the achievements of athletes like O’Neill finally draw the attention they really deserve? Only time will tell.

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Men's Soccer:

Oct. 27 vs. Randolph [L 3-0]


Nov. 3 vs. Catholic [W 24-10]

Cross Country

Oct. 27 @ ODAC Championship

Men's Cross Country 4th/13

Women's Cross Country

BY BRITTANY MURDOCK Staff Writer For most of us, setting the alarm clock for 7 a.m. seems ridiculous and out of the question. But the men and women’s basketball teams don’t think twice about it during preseason workouts. Even though preseason has ended for both teams, the aches, pains and ice baths have only just begun. This season, the women’s team will fight for a repeat of last season’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship, while the men’s team works hard to achieve their

“When I decided to stop playing basketball, I got an opportunity to help assist the women’s team,” said Phillips. “My role is helping out with player development, bringing energy to practice, and completing some behindthe-scenes tasks.” Former basketball player Will Cloyd’12 has joined the coaching staff as head coach of the B team — also known as the junior varsity team — and assisting in duties for Head Basketball Coach Tom Palombo and Assistant Basketball Coach Caleb Kimbrough. “My role consists of ordering food for

"We want to try to achieve our highest level of potential that we are capable of playing. Of course we want to win the ODAC, but that's something that happens after you have achieved your goals." Tom Palombo, head basketball coach highest level of potential. The women’s basketball team has welcomed a new assistant coach this year, Mercedes Van Wagner, as well as junior Ryan Phillips, who is the new student assistant coach. Also joining the team is Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Reggie Hines, who helps the team out by working with the guards. “It’s been an easy and smooth transition here to Guilford so far,” said Van Wagner. “The girls have been working hard so far, and we are all excited for the season.”

games and referees, recording stats, film exchange and making things easier for everybody else,” said Cloyd. “You can’t have a good team that’s not well-fed or organized.” Winning last season’s ODAC championship has put the women’s team in the spotlight. (Last year's) Top scorer Jazlyn Gibbs graduated so the team leans on their 11 returners to make up for the loss. “I want to continue to put them in a situation where they have the opportunity to win,” said Head Women’s

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Men's and women's basketball tip off for the season

Basketball Coach Stephanie Flamini. “Gibbs took a lot of shots last year. This year will open up the opportunity for players to take more shots and shine.” An ODAC championship is always in mind for any coach here at Guilford, but the men’s team has other goals they wish to meet first. “We want to try to achieve our highest level of potential that we are capable of playing,” said Palombo. “Of course we want to win the ODAC, but that’s something that happens after you have achieved your goals.” With excitement brewing and only a few weeks into practices, both teams are ready to storm the court and make this season the best one yet. “I’m really excited to see how all the things we’ve been working on in practice all come together,” said junior guard Kayla Adams. “I love spending time with this team because we always have such a great time when we’re together.” “We didn’t end the season the way we wanted to last year,” said sophomore forward Will Freeman. “We are all excited and looking forward to redeeming ourselves.” With anxiousness consuming the coaches and players, you could only imagine how the fans must be feeling. “I am very excited for the basketball games to start,” said senior Kyle Ennis. “I love watching the women’s team because they have great communication between one another. They go out onto that hardwood court floor and take falls that people don’t expect them to take.” “I am beyond excited and pumped for basketball season to start up,” said sophomore Eddie Praley. “I thank Dr. James Naismith every day for inventing the sport of basketball.”



Nov. 3-4 vs. Hummingbird Intercollegiate 9th/13


Nov. 3 @ Bridgewater [L 17-76] Nov. 3 vs. Greensboro @ Bridgewater [L 17-73]


Nov. 10 @ Emory & Henry

Cross Country

Nov. 10 @ NCAA Division III Regionals


Nov. 10 @ Sweet Briar Nov. 10 vs. Emory & Henry @ Sweet Briar


Men's Basketball Nov. 16 vs. Southern Va. Women's Basketball Nov. 15 vs. Greensboro

Ultimate Frisbee

Nov. 10-11 @ Goucher College

@ Signifies an away game vs. Signifies a home game

Volume 99 Issue 9  

The newest edition of The Guilfordian

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