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Hodgins Retreat plans to rezone into wooded area STUDENTS CRY ENCROACHMENT AS HODGINS PREPARES NEW DEVELOPMENT BY RISHAB REVANKAR Staff Writer

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On March 27, Hodgins Retreat developer Randall Dixon drafted a proposal to extend the apartment complex adjacent to campus. Denied once by the Zoning Commission in December 2012, Dixon seeks to merge the Hodgins property with 2.89 acres of the neighboring private property. Partnering with Burkely Community president Sterling Kelly, Dixon plans to build 64 more apartment units on the rezoned land. As a result, a rezoning battle is now underway involving the wooded neighborhood. “The plan itself looks like it’s encroaching on our campus,” said senior and Hodgins resident Austen Applegate. “That doesn’t serve us well.” Director of Student Life Susanna Westburg agrees that development will impact Guilford’s aesthetic value. “Many in the Guilford community take pride in the green space surrounding our campus,” said Westburg. “Additional construction would interfere with that atmosphere and campus feeling.” The proposed construction — five buildings and a parking lot — would occupy the wooded area bordering the baseball field and the Guilford College Lake. “I really enjoy waking up, looking out my window and seeing woods,” said Applegate. “Guilford is surrounded by woods, and this development would destroy that.” As discussion between Dixon and the Zoning Commission continues, some student residents do not recall being informed of the proposal. “Development? They haven’t even told us,” said senior Akeem Porteous. “But I doubt this will ever go through. It’s ridiculous.”

Tennis ladies serving up the season’s mishaps, successes

(Top): First-year Fernanda Gonzalez and sophomore Allison Hewitt play in a match against NC Wesleyan on March 13. (Bottom) The team honors senior players on Senior’s Day.

WEBEXCLUSIVE CONTENT:

Fear and Loathing in Chapel Hill BY DANIEL GASKIN Guest Writer

Sunburned, tired but happy, the women’s tennis team pulled off a close win against Randolph College in Virginia during their second match of the day. The first victory was hard-won against Old Dominion Athlete Conference rivals Lynchburg College. Now, we are all looking forward to a shower, some food and, most of all, sleep. Even though everyone is spent, we still find the energy to sing along to “The Lion King” played on the bus trip home. It’s been a season of ups and downs. Close, disappointing losses against schools like Randolph Macon and Virginia Wesleyan still linger in the backs of our minds. Looking back at what exactly went wrong, it comes down to a number of different factors.

The Guilford Farm: From the ground up BY NATE SECREST Videographer WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/ THEGUILFORDIAN

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE NEWS | DAN GROSSMAN | Page 3 W&N | BOSTON UPDATE | Page 6 FEATURES | COVER ARTISTS | Page 7 OPINION | CCE SERENDIPITY | Page 9


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Off campus housing policy causes stir within student body MANY STUDENTS DENIED OFF CAMPUS HOUSING DUE TO LOWERED ENROLLMENT, STUDENTS REACT TO NEW RESTRICTIONS With enrollment down by 366 students since 2010 and huge cuts to financial aid, Guilford has been doing its best to adjust to these hard economic times. One way Guilford is coping is by limiting the number of students who get approved for off campus housing. “I think it’s unfair that because enrollment is down, I have to suffer the consequences,” said junior Courtney Morsberger. “I wanted to live off campus so it would be easier to take summer classes at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They didn’t care that I have to take summer classes at a different school due to the lack of summer classes Guilford offers.” Students are approved to live off campus if they have certain financial hardships or medical needs, if they are commuting, or for a few various other exceptions. The school has approved 139 off campus housing applications and has currently stopped approval for the time being. Credit hours and seniority do not play into the decision. “There are so few medical and disability accommodations that we can’t accommodate on campus,” said Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow. “We are trying to help those families in the highest amount of need.”

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Westborough Apartments is a popular off-campus location for students because it is close to campus and relatively cheap. Junior Natalie Duvall is one of the students that got approved for off campus housing due to medical issues. “The central air systems have been killer on my nonexistent immune system,” said Duvall in an email interview. “I’m most looking forward to having control of my own environment and actually being healthy on campus. Being able to take advantage of everything Guilford has to offer instead of being stuck in bed all day is going to be pretty awesome.” There are 1,050 beds to fill throughout campus. The school counts on being 98–100 percent full in Fall 2013. While other private schools around the area increased tuition by up to eight percent, Guilford has only increased by three. With this relatively small increase in tuition, it was

critical that housing on campus was full. “I don’t mind living on campus because I enjoy how easily accessible all my classes are,” said sophomore Avery Hill. “I think if rooms were nicer and cleaner, people would like living on campus.” Living off campus is more affordable than paying for on campus housing. Many students are stuck living in on campus housing they cannot afford, which makes them more likely to leave Guilford as a result. “The school is not going to get students’ money if they continue to force them to stay on campus,” said first-year Andrew McDonagh. “They will end up losing even more students.” Other schools around the area have different requirements for off campus housing. Greensboro College allows students to live off campus if they are 21 or older, have senior status with 92 credits or more, or if they are commuting from a family member’s house within a 30 mile radius. UNCG has no requirement to live on campus and students can live off campus at any time. Students are free to do so at any time. Assistant Director for Residence Life at UNCG Christopher Gregory believes that experiencing an off campus living environment does not add to the college experience. “I think my college experience was enhanced by living on campus, being close to the university, and interacting with peers,” said Gregory in an email interview. Campus Life continues to look at each case carefully in order to make the right decision for students and the school. “Every year, we have said that students are not guaranteed to be approved to live off campus,” said Susanna Westberg, director of residence life. “We understand that students are frustrated because they have seen a trend from past years, but those have been the exception and not the rule.”

HODGINS

Senate Update This Week’s Developments Congratulations to the new executive members: President: Samir Hazboun Vice President: Justin Przezdziecki Treasurer: Josh Strassburger Secretary: Nick Huckins Club Council Chair: Daniel Veizaga

Next Week’s Plans We will have students present about starting an endowed fund to provide scholarships for undocumented students. Then Andy Strickler, dean of admission, and Angela Reiter from marketing will come to talk about marketing at Guilford.

Contact Us We need to hear your voice! Have an idea? Concern? Great recipe? It’s important to us. Questions? Email: senate@guilford.edu or visit http://guilfordsenate.wordpress.com Compiled by Tim Leisman, Community Senate President

As Hodgins prepares new development, students cry ‘encroachment’ Continued from Page 1

ALUMNI, STUDENTS, NEIGHBORS REACT TO PLANS TO REZONE AND EXPAND HODGINS RETREAT APARTMENT COMPLEX While students are the crucial stakeholders, alumnus David Feagins ’70 plays an active role in expressing community concerns about the expansion. “I’ve lived on this campus 60 of my 65 years,” said Feagins. “It’s a shame that they’re doing this. We truly are one of the few colleges today who can say this is a green campus.” Feagins also stressed the project’s potential threat to Guilford’s ecosystem. “Whenever you construct a parking lot of that magnitude, you’re going to get storm water runoff,” said Feagins. “Once the runoff escapes the lone filtration system, it’s headed right down to Guilford College Lake.” Feagins is not the only one alarmed. Neighbors of campus fear that development will open doors for environmental and traffic hazards. “It goes without saying that construction is harmful to the environment,” said Twinkle Patel, employee of BP Gas on West Friendly Avenue. “Besides, it’s already too busy around here.” “Construction will increase commercial traffic with builders coming in daily,” said Jonathan Isaacs, technician for Friendly Tires. “It will get noisy and definitely distracting for students studying.” Many senior students and alumni see the current

rezoning battle in light of the initial Hodgins development. “I remember a Guilford before Hodgins,” said a former Hodgins employee who wishes to remain anonymous. “People were not happy when the original buildings went up.” “The majority of residents along Foxwood were opposed,” said Feagins. “It didn’t matter. The proposal got through, and the land was zoned.” If history tells us anything, it is that Dixon may well have his way in the end. “(Dixon) intends to file a new rezoning request … but is still working with neighbors and interested parties on an updated proposal,” said Planning and Community Development Administrator Mike Kirkman in an email interview. Feagins, who recently attended a meeting with Kirkman and the developers, stated that the developers “have pretty much received approval to move forward.” Seldom taking a position on newly proposed construction, the college administration did not comment on the recent news. “We have not been active in this in the recent weeks but plan to reform a position as things have changed,” Vice President of Administration Jon Varnell said in an email interview. The administration and board of trustees will meet later this month to finalize a stance. Jim Newlin, alumnus and co-founder of the West Friendly Avenue-Guilford College Alliance, urges students to actively engage in local planning. “Students can and ought to be involved in the strategic planning process,” Newlin said. “We are planning to develop a comprehensive plan to address these issues, but more recently, we’ve been focusing on the issues surround Hodgins Retreat.”


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World-renowned journalist Daniel Grossman discusses global climate change BY BRYAN DOOLEY Senior Writer Renowned environmental journalist and Daniel Grossman has reported on climate change from all seven continents. He has contributed to numerous well-known publications, including The New York Times and The Boston Globe as well as several famous television network and radio productions. In 2002, he won the George Foster Peabody Award, the most prestigious award in broadcasting, for his work on “The DNA Files,” a public radio documentary series. On April 11, The Guilfordian sat down with Grossman before his presentation on global warming, “Heat of the Moment.”

Q: Can you elaborate on some of the consequences of inaction on climate change? A: The most obvious effect of the warming of the planet is rise of sea level. Second, mountain glaciers around the world are melting dramatically. There is about a two-foot equivalent of sea level frozen in the world’s mountain glaciers that is

Q: In your opinion, what will it take to get people to wake up to the reality of global warming? A: I don’t really know. The rest of the world is more concerned than the U.S. The fossil fuel industry is spending a lot of money to mislead Americans. It is terribly scary to imagine all these things happening, and a lot of people don’t want to think about it. According to activist Bill McKibben, the industries are a threat to the world because they have investments in stockpiles of fossil fuels. If we stopped them from burning their stockpiles, all the people who invested would lose money. So in order for these people to get what they need, we must endanger the planet. It could be a couple more Hurricane Sandys that will make people realize how serious this is. But, I don’t know if this is the case. Q: What would you say to college students who feel they do not have any power over the issue of global warming right now? A: I struggle with this myself. Some of my work is funded by organizations, and I’ve got to make a case that my work is important. It’s not clear what’s going to make a difference. I would not tell someone that what I do is certainly the only way. And, I would agree it might not be successful, but it might be. Think about what skills they have and what interests, and what is the best way to use their skills to bring change to the issue of global warming. I think getting

A Guilfordian Announcement: Last week, we published a list of ideas from the community about where donor money could go and began circulating a survey. We heard a few concerns about the phrasing of question three, so we would like to clarify: The Guilfordian knows that the money for the fountain and plaza is restricted and cannot be changed. The purpose of the survey is to begin a discussion with the Board of Trustees and donors about making sure the community’s voice is heard when dealing with money for the school. If you haven’t, please take our survey! We would love as much input as possible. Go to: HTTP://WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.COM/S/XCXNC3K Or email GUILFORDIAN@GUILFORD.EDU with questions,

OCCUPY FOUNDERS TUESDAY APRIL 23 BOREN LOUNGE 8 p.m. Remember old Founders? What do you miss about it? What would you like changed about new Founders? Come Occupy Founders on Tuesday night and discuss how students can take back Founders and make it more community-oriented. Be there.

involved in student movements like 350.org (a movement founded by Bill McKibben in which colleges are divesting from the oil industry) is good. Some of the people will become leaders. But, these organizations need all kinds of people: communicators, organizers, entertainers. There is not one good answer. I would encourage students (to get involved) because this is the most important work you can do with your life, and it could make a difference.

For the rest of The Guilfordian’s interview with Dan Grossman, check out our website at www.guilfordian.com. For more information about Dan Grossman’s work, check out 350.org and dangrossmanmedia.com.

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Q: In your book, “Deep Water,” you suggest that drastic actions need to be taken to prevent sea level rise. Ideally, what are those actions? A: From a policy point of view, two things need to happen. One, we need to make energy more expensive. The fossil fuel related sources of energy have to be more expensive. We need to take away some of the subsidies for fossil fuel and tax fossil fuels more heavily and therefore make the nontraditional forms of energy by comparison cheaper. That is an important policy program. On the technology side, our investment in alternative energy and in conservation is relatively small. We need to be doing more of that.

melting fast. Finally, there are the polar ice sheets. Those are releasing a lot of water already. Storms will be longer. Heat waves will be longer and deeper. I reported in Paris in 2003 on a heat wave that killed 200 people. Forty thousand people died in Europe as a whole. It was the hottest temperatures experienced in hundreds of years.

Dan Grossman is an environmental reporter, working to inform people about global warming and other environmental dangers.

Want to learn more about how WQFS, Guilford’s student-run radio station, works? Interested in getting course credit by working at our radio station? Starting Fall 2013, the WQFS Practicum course can be taken for 2 or 4 credits, and counts toward a minor in music or communications, or as an elective. It will be Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Please contact Kate Schwab (schwabkc@guilford.edu) OR Kami Rowan (krowan@guilford.edu) with any questions.


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calendar of events “Spring Awakening” Sternberger Auditorium, 8 p.m.

“Spring Awakening” Sternberger Auditorium, 8 p.m.

RiverRun Int’l Film Festival various venues, Winston-Salem 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Walk to Defeat ALS Center City Park, 9 a.m. check-in

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“The Little Mermaid Jr.” Community Theatre of Greensboro 2 & 7 p.m.

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International Comedy Film Series: “The Intouchables” Leak Room, Duke Hall, 7:30 p.m. Star Wars Day Children’s Museum of WinstonSalem, 1-5 p.m.

Aaron Fetrow Jumps Into Lake The Lake, 1:30 p.m.

Karaoke Night The Quakeria, 9–11 p.m.

Occupy Founders Founders Hall, 8 p.m.

Guilford’s Got Talent! Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium, 9-11 p.m.

“Legally Blonde – The Musical” Page High School Auditorium 7 p.m.

23 TUES 24 WED 25 THURS Did this make you cry a little on the inside? Then we want you! The Guilfordian is looking for an Executive Copy Editor for next year. This is a great resume item for anyone interested in writing, editing or publishing, and a quick way to get 1, 2, or 4 credits towards your English major or Communications minor. Interested? Contact Kate Gibson at gibsonkc@guilford.edu or Jeff Jeske at jjeske@guilford.edu.

WE DID IT!

THE CLASS OF 2013 HAS REACHED 50% PARTICIPATION IN THE SENIOR GIFT CAMPAIGN

THE ENTIRE GUILFORD COLLEGE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO WATCH

AARON FETROW JUMP INTO THE LAKE ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 @ 1:30 P.M. DURING COMMUNITY TIME — REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Mock Trial Team tryouts King 123, 5:30 p.m. The Guilfordian open staff mtg Founders Gallery East, 7:30 p.m.

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Sign-ups for Carowinds trip Founders Hall, 11:30 a.m.

Grammer is to important too ignore & speeling is defiantly necesary to. There how you make you’re writing pop!

Earth Day

See your event here email: gibsonkc@guilford.edu

Corrections In Issue 20 page 9, we were misinformed about CAB event attendance and underestimated this year’s turnout to CAB events, which has reportedly been greater this year than years past. We regret the error.

ANNOUNCING NEXT YEAR’S LINEUP:

THE BRYAN SERIES 2013–2014

OCT. 29, 2013 Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense NOV. 19, 2013 Robert Ballard, underwater archaeologist and discoverer of the Titanic shipwreck FEB. 13, 2014 Itzhak Perlman, world-renowned violinist MARCH 4, 2014 Elizabeth Alexander, award-winning poet APRIL 8, 2014 Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes correspondent, and Lara Logan, CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent


WORLD & NATION

STORIES BY CATHERINE SCHURZ GRAPHIC BY ALICIA HANCHOCK

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WALES, UK Since November, Wales has recorded at least 765 cases of Swansea measles, 77 of which resulted in critical hospitalization. Health officials believe the epidemic has yet to reach its peak, and governments urge the citizens of Wales and England to receive at least one dose of the vaccination immediately. IRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER Iran’s largest earthquake in 40 years shook the country along its border with Pakistan. The quake, measured on Tuesday to have a 7.8 magnitude, was 50 miles south-east of the city of Khash, but killed people 1,500 miles away in New Delhi. So far, 38 people are reported dead and at least 80 injured.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA The much-anticipated immigration bill was released by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and is the beginning of a bipartisan reform debate. Within the bill is a stipulation that allows for provisional legal status to those who illegally immigrated before December 31, 2011. Under the bill, full citizenship and the federal benefits it entails would not be granted for a decade or longer.

AUSTRALIA For the first time in its 77 years, the winner of the Masters Golf Tournament is an Australian native. Adam Scott, 32, skillfully dominated the Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday and triumphed over Angel Cabrera. Scott finished with a score of 279, 9 under par.

Now females of all ages can ‘resort to Plan B’ and other emergency contraceptives NEW COURT RULING MET WITH VARIOUS REACTIONS: RELIEF, CONCERN BY CHRISTIANNA VAN DALSEN Staff Writer On April 5, Judge Edward R. Korman declared that the Food and Drug Administration must make the morningafter pill accessible for females of all ages, prescription or not. This ruling overturned a decision made in 2011, in which Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius required that girls under age 17 have a prescription to acquire the drug. “The reason Kathleen made this decision is that she could not be confident that a 10- or 11-year-old going to a drug store should be able — alongside bubble gum or batteries — be able to buy a medication that potentially, if not used properly, could end up having an adverse effect,” said President Barack Obama to reporters in regard to this decision in 2011. Plan B One-Step is a morning-after pill composed of 1.5 milligrams of the progestin levonorgestrel. This synthetic hormone has been used in birth control pills for over 35

years. The drug’s website lists the side effects as mild cases of “changes in your period, nausea, lower abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness and breast tenderness.” “It’s been proven to be very effective and very safe,” Director of Development for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Elizabeth Freeze told The Guilfordian. “It’s safer than aspirin, even. The side effects are basically nonexistent. We, Planned Parenthood, are just very excited for this step forward for teen health. It’s wonderful for folks to stand up to make sure that teens and young women have access to the preventative care they need.” But, some question what message is sent to young girls when they are denied access to contraceptives. “I feel that the Obama administration did a disservice by constructing this as a potential problem of encouraging teen sex,” said Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Julie Winterich. “It’s a disservice to women’s health and the conditions to which people might need to buy emergency contraception. I feel like the discourse about emergency contraception — over the counter or not — hasn’t been clear and unbiased in terms of what it is and its safety and its access.” While some are relieved for the girls, others house concerns about their potential to take more risks with the new freedom to buy the emergency contraceptive.

“It’s easily accessible, and girls can just store a bunch in their house,” said Early College junior Rebecca Dou to The Guilfordian. “It’s readily available, and you can just purchase it without any embarrassment, without telling anybody. Before, there was some shame in having to get a prescription for this drug, but now there’s nothing to help prevent you from making potentially harmful decisions.” However, the pill still has a limited accessibility in terms of monetary cost. At most pharmacies, the price ranges from $20 to $70. “Missing in all this discourse about emergency contraception is nonconsensual

sex,” said Winterich. “If a girl’s been a victim of nonconsensual sex, and there’s a large myriad of circumstances in which this can happen, that can bring shame. “There’s been a drug that been approved that’s safe, it’s effective,” continued Winterich. “Why don’t we at least make that component easier for them?” From now on, purchase of the morningafter pill will be hassle-free for girls under age 17, and the reason behind it — whether birth control did not work or was not used, if the intercourse was consensual or nonconsensual — will remain the knowledge of the consumer and the consumer alone.

“It’s readily available and you can just purchase it without any embarrassment, without telling anybody. Before, there was some shame in having to get a prescription for this drug, but now there’s nothing to help prevent you from making potentially harmful decisions.” Rebecca Dou, Early College junior


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Boston bombings: update from the alumni on at the scene COMPILED BY BRYAN DOOLEY, CATHERINE SCHURZ AND REBECCA GIBIAN Senior Writer, W&N Editor & Editor in Chief On Mon. April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and at least 183 were injured. Quick Facts (Obtained from CNN) – The Boston Marathon is the oldest and one of the largest races in the world. This was the 117th marathon. – 26,839 runners entered the race – The first bomb went off at 2:45 p.m.; the winners had already crossed the finish line – 5,756 runners were unable to finish the race – The bombs went off 12 seconds apart – The distance of the crime scene is 12 blocks, which is about 50 to 100 yards – At least 13 victims have had their limbs amputated – Law enforcement officers have found two devices, each in a pressure cooker and hidden in black duffel bags. – Many who finished the marathon continued on running to area hospitals to donate blood. – Local restaurants offered free food, seating and charging stations to all via social media, and an open Google Document was created to offer beds, rides and food to stranded runners. – Google launched their Person Finder application which, at its peak, received 80 posts per minute from people identifying or seeking missing persons.

Quotes from Guilford community, in Boston and Greensboro “Alex (my step-son) attends Emerson (College), which was near the bombings, but he was not on campus or near at the time of the bombings. He has shared very little. He is very shaken and was desperately trying to get in touch with all of his friends.” – Kimberly A. Burke, Coordinator of Disability Resource, Access Consultant “I was with Daniel (Hood ‘12) and a couple of his friends at a local ice cream place across from Boston College. It was a beautiful day ... Then, we saw the police pull up and begin stopping the runners in their tracks, which seemed a bit ominous, and then the news came on overhead. The audio replay of the bombings was terrible to hear.” – Madeleine Strouble ‘12 “All of a sudden, the radio stopped playing music, and there was a woman reporting what was happening in and around the finish line. For the first few minutes, we didn’t quite notice, and people were talking loudly in the shop so we couldn’t quite hear properly but then my friend checked her iPhone and it said there had been two explosions down by the finish line. A hush fell over the ice cream shop, and we listened in horror as the radio DJs passed the mics to TV reporters live on the scene, playing and replaying a clip they had found of the first explosion and the resulting screams. We were in shock, disbelieving, we didn’t fully understand what was going on ... The cell towers were overloaded, and it took three or four tries to get a text through, sometimes several tries.” – Daniel Hood ‘12

“It’s a horrific event, truly terrible. As a runner, I can’t imagine the horror of that moment. Finishing a long race with family and friends watching and cheering, proud, only to see innocent people blasted to pieces.” – Ken Gilmore, Associate Professor of Political Science What Now? “The city now, from my perspective, is a bizarre combination of normal and very much changed. I got on the T this morning to go to work just like any other Tuesday, but then I was discussing the attack with my coworkers this morning in a conversation that was far from the ordinary watercooler talk. I think people want to push forward, carry on, make sure they are not beaten by what has happened, but at the same time so many people need time to grieve and recover. My heart goes out to all of the victims of this tragedy and their families.” – Madeleine Stroubel ‘12 “As for the conditions of the city now ... there feels like there is a small amount of resilience to simply take this in stride. To go back to work and be unafraid ... My bus in to school this morning was subdued. It normally is somewhat sleepy at 8:30 a.m., but today it was more than that. People were awake, but hushed. Bostonians have steeled themselves, we are not unaffected, we are deeply affected ... We may be victims, our city may have been attacked, we may be reeling, but we refuse to go gently into the night. We are Boston, we are strong, it’ll take more than this to keep us hiding under our beds. Our hearts are with the victims, our heads are held high, and our knees are unbowed. We are Boston.” – Daniel Hood ‘12

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Grant Murphy gives captivating presentation on protein engineering, synthetic biology “BOOTSTRAPPING EVOLUTION USING PROTEIN ENGINEERING & SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY” PRESENTATION ENRAPTURES STUDENTS BY CHRITIANNA VAN DALSEN Staff Writer What do you think of when you hear protein engineering? Do you imagine strange laboratory experiments creating man-made life forms or reconstructing the genetic makeup of creatures? How about synthetic biology? Perhaps you picture a mock ecosystem, where scientists test the likelihood of human survival on Mars. While these words may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, they are certainly not fiction. Protein engineering

and synthetic biology are very real and influential strategies that researchers, businessmen and political figures have recognized as applicable and effective for the progression of biotechnology. “It is an interesting topic that a lot of people are involved in,” said early college junior Emerson Santiago. “I’d heard about it, but I didn’t really understand it before.” It is not easy to take these complex processes and present them in a way that is both entertaining and informative for nonscience majors, but a presentation on April 9, as part of the Science and Math Division Speaker Series, made the topic easily enjoyable and understandable for Guilford students. The exhibition was alluringly titled ”Bootstrapping Evolution Using Protein Engineering and Synthetic Biology,” and was presented by Grant Murphy ‘05. Murphy double- majored in biology and chemistry. After Guilford, Murphy received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now works as a postdoctoral

fellow and lecturer at Princeton University’s Hecht Lab. “Grant Murphy … gave a fascinating and impressive presentation on protein engineering,” said Professor of Biology Lynn Moseley. Murphy uses protein engineering and synthetic biology in his research to substitute bacterium genes with proteins engineered from computational modeling. “His talk about computer simulations of how proteins fold was really enjoyable,” said senior Eric Barnett. “They use a system where they connect a protein to thousands and thousands of computers to do a bunch of folding all at the same time. They also have this program that they’ve designed and refined over the years to predict protein structure.” Murphy described how predicting protein structure could be used to engineer the metabolism of various species like algae, yeast and bacteria to create fuels that are photosynthetic or carbon-based. “Synthetic biology combines the

experimental techniques and functional components … of molecular biology, chemistry and physics with the … design principles of engineering,” simplified Murphy in an email interview. “Using synthetic biology, we can build simplified model systems to improve our understanding of natural biological systems. However, the true significance of synthetic biology is in its ability to generate new biological systems … systems not developed by natural evolution.” There is no way to ignore the fact that this extraordinary research has taken biology engineering to the next level, but it can still improve with help from all of us. “Protein engineering and synthetic biology are both young fields with lots of room for growth and with the ability to tackle big problems like global food supply, fuel availability, clean fuel and the development of new therapeutics,” said Murphy. “We need scientists and nonscientists to take an interest in emerging fields like synthetic biology.”

Today’s top cover artists: go ahead, judge them by their covers Tyler Ward (YouTube Channel: TylerWardMusic)

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For the most part, YouTube cover artists are just like you and me. Besides the fact that they wear a lot more makeup, what sets them apart from us is that they attract listeners by the millions. The Guilfordian recently interviewed three YouTube talents who have made their mark by recreating popular music: a 10-year-old Internet sensation from Atlanta, Ga., a world famous singer from Leeds, U.K., and an independent singer at the frontline of the industry.

“I do not think of myself as famous,” MattyB told The Guilfordian. At only 10 years of age, MattyB has accumulated 500 million views on YouTube, performed on the Today Show, and appeared in multiple Disney commercials. MattyB is not famous; he is a child prodigy and an Internet sensation. At the age of seven, MattyB kicked off his musical career with a creative cover of “Eenie Meenie” by Justin Bieber. “I always watched my big cousin record and shoot,” MattyB said. “I kept bugging him to give me a chance. He did, and the video went viral.”   His recent version of another Bieber hit song, “Boyfriend,” attracted more than 60 million views. “The song had a laid back rap and a falsetto hook,” said MattyB. “The combination was a surprise, and the video spread to millions of fans.” Outside of singing and rapping, MattyB considers himself an ordinary third grader and prides himself in the Morris family tradition. “My family teaches me that no matter what you achieve, you have to credit God for your success and stay grounded,” said MattyB. “I love my friends at school and baseball team, and I do not want that to change.”

Beth Wale (YouTube Channel: BethOfficial)

From the outskirts of Leeds, U.K., Beth had no intention of becoming a world famous cover artist. Before the age of 17, her singing career consisted of music lessons and talent show performances. In 2011, she released her first YouTube cover, “Someone Like You” by Adele. “When I uploaded my first video, I had no idea what would happen,” Beth told The Guilfordian. “I really, really didn’t expect the amazing support from fans.” The cover song created ripples around the world. In 2011, Beth became the most popular unsigned artist on U.S. Spotify. Simple, yet uniquely captivating, her music videos depict a close-up shot of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed teenager and her microphone. Beth’s vocal music echoes a similar spirit. “I hope that (people) will see something unique in me,” said Beth. “I have really established a niche by slowing down dance tracks.” With more than 5 million views on YouTube, Beth’s cover of “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia is the most viewed cover of the song. “The fact that I absolutely love singing that song really reflects through the vocals,” said Beth. “It has made a dance track into a heartfelt ballad.”

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Recently rated a top five cover artist by OC Weekly, Ward had little interest in music early on. After high school, he embarked on a football career at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. Unsatisfied with that lifestyle, Ward left the academy and began recording music in his parents’ basement. Since then, he has captured the spotlight with his impassioned voice and trademark acoustic guitar. “I think I stand out because I make my covers my own,” Ward told The Guilfordian. “They have my voice on them.” During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ward covered Michael Jackson’s “We Are The World.” He continued to impress on the big stage, rubbing shoulders with Rihanna and Boyce Avenue on two world tours. In Sept. 2012, Ward released his first original album, “Hello. Love. Heartbreak.” The album seized the top honors on 15 iTunes singer/songwriter charts. “Releasing the album was exciting and scary,” Ward said. “Every song was so personal. As an artist, it’s a real success if you can be that honest with your fans.” Ward enjoys support from audiences worldwide but pursues music for other reasons. “I get great feedback on my voice, which is very flattering,” said Ward. “But at the end of the day, I try to share my love for the song, my emotion and my hope to genuinely connect with people.”


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: t s e u Q Quakerons on video opini g at Guilford gamin BY JOSH BALLARD Staff Writer

“I think there are legitimate concerns about depictions of antisocial or destructive behavior in games, particularly with the treatment of women. But these issues also come up in movies and books.  I would prefer that we respond to this with criticism, commentary, dialogue and effective parenting, rather than censorship.” Dave Dobson, associate professor of geology Some critics condemn violent video games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty for allegedly glorifying violence, while many gamers defend the entertainment and critical thinking aspects. “I think casual gaming is a good way to introduce more people to games,” said senior Patrick Berish. “These games are getting more in depth, but for the moment, they are just a fun distraction.” Yet, some students feel more involved with the games they play. “Sometimes, I get really connected to the characters in a game,” said sophomore Allison Stalberg. “I might get sad, but it’s a good sad. It is feeling for something other than myself. That is nice.” So, perhaps, video games are then only one facet of a deeper issue.

“I think there are legitimate concerns about depictions of antisocial or destructive behavior in games, particularly with the treatment of women,” said Dave Dobson in an email interview. “But, these issues also come up in movies and books.  I would prefer that we respond to this with criticism, commentary, dialogue and effective parenting rather than censorship.” Until a final decision is made concerning video games, many students will play on. “Gaming is not a crime,” Warhaft concluded. “So have fun.”

And the new Community Senate and Campus Activity Board Executives are... The Guilfordian asked the new executives about their thoughts on next year as well as the question: “If you had a pet teacup pig, what would you name it?”

Senate:

Samir Hazboun – President

“I am excited about working towards scholarships for undocumented students.” Teacup pig: Tipsy

Justin Przezdziecki – Vice President

“I hope to improve involvement. Senate’s success lies in the participation of the body as a whole. ” Teacup pig: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Daniel Veizaga – ICC Chair

Josh Strassburger – Treasurer

Nick Huckins – Secretary

“I am really excited to work with the new executive board.”

“I am excited about working with a good group of people.” Teacup pig: Earl

“I want to get more Guilford College students involved so that Student Senate can reflect the views of as many students as possible.” Teacup pig: Dunbar Jr.

CAB: Jaime Rodgers – President Blake Brown – Music and Live “Next year, we’ll have “I am excited to start mostly new members my year as Music and and I’m excited to hear Live Chair and continue about the fresh ideas to apply the standards they’ll bring and actually I had as Serendipity seeing them happen.” Chair to give students Teacup pig: Hermione the best experiences Hamhock or Princess possible.” Emily Teacup pig: Lil’ Wil-bur

Zach Kronisch – Serendipity Chair “I plan on helping to provide a ‘dipity Alumni will wish they had when enrolled and that future classes will use as a template.” Teacup pig: Bumbo

Grier Cross – Specialties and Events “I am excited to further serve my fellow students in Specialties and Events for another year.” Teacup pig: Grier Jr.

NOT PICTURED: Trenton Wells – Public Relations

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“Evil pure and simple, destructive of social interchange, and of artistic effect,” wrote John Collier in “The Problem of Motion Pictures.” Such was the rhetoric against film in the 1900s. Similar claims are now being levied against a more modern medium: video games. With the rash of shootings last year, coupled with the increased capabilities of video game technologies, many are calling for some form of censorship. “My opinion is that the depiction of violence in video games cheapens life, and makes a sport of death and destruction,” said Director of the Friends Center and Campus Ministry Coordinator Max Carter in an email interview. “I could not, with any integrity, play one.” The question then arises: how does the Guilford community, steeped in both Quaker history and beliefs, view this controversial medium on its campus? “I think Guilford has done a good job at showing it can handle different opinions on video games as they’ve held

tournaments for various genres,” said senior Simon Warhaft. “I know from personal experience that these events are usually very successful, and they bring together individuals to showcase their skills in a positive manner.” It is this community aspect that seems to be a major draw for many gamers on campus. “There is something about being in a room with a bunch of gamers, playing, that has a nice feeling to it,” said Johnathan Crass ‘12, who founded the now defunct video game club during his first year at Guilford. “It cannot be replicated.” However, this group dynamic is only one aspect of gaming. Content and its effect on the user is another issue. “(Video games) avoid questions like, ‘Why are these characters in a war?’” said Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Joe Cole in an email interview. “Are there any alternatives?  Who are we killing, what are their stories and is there something more interesting and meaningful that we could be doing with our lives?” It is this focus on thinking that acts as the impetus for more instances of casual gaming, titles that focus more on puzzle solving than violence. Examples include the popular Angry Birds franchise as well as Associate Professor of Geology Dave Dobson’s “Snood.”

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OPINION

April 19, 2013

‘Morning after pill’ ruling is a step forward for all women From the soft green swirls and light purple accents on the package, you would never know the controversy surrounding Plan B One-Step, an emergency contraceptive. Plan B, Next Choice One Dose, and other similar contraceptives are also known as morningBY CHLOE after pills, and LINDEMAN girls under the Staff Writer age of 17 who want these drugs have always required a prescription. This has meant that, in the past, girls under 17 having unprotected sex could not get emergency contraceptives without telling parents or a doctor. Backed by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Health obstructed attempts to change these regulations, but U.S. District Judge Edward Korman helped women’s reproductive rights take a step forward when he ruled to make such contraceptives such as Plan B and Next Choice available without prescription to both girls and boys of any age by early May. The drugs keep women from becoming pregnant by temporarily stopping ovulation

and limiting the movement of sperm. The pills do not abort a pregnancy or hurt a fetus because no fetus has yet formed. “There is no serious health risk associated with use of Plan B as prescribed and intended,” wrote Korman according to the Los Angeles Times. “These emergency contraceptives would be among the safest drugs sold over the counter.” In other words, the girls taking the drug are not at risk, and the fetus is not at risk because there is no fetus. Could someone please explain to me why it has taken 14 years — since the drug came out in 1999 — for people aged 16 and under to get over the counter access? The drug should be easier for people of all ages to get because it could help avoid accidental pregnancies. I would imagine there are few situations as difficult as having to explain to parents that you need an emergency contraceptive because you had unprotected sex, and no doubt some girls risked pregnancy to remain silent. Don’t get me wrong — I am not defending having unprotected sex. But, given an already complicated situation, it seems like the obvious solution is to allow all women to choose whether or not to take a morningafter pill, especially given the

minimal risk involved. “Women all over the country will no longer face arbitrary delays and barriers just to get emergency contraception,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Unfortunately, the fight may not be over yet. If the U.S. Department of Justice overturns Korman’s ruling, the prescription requirement for those under 17 will remain in effect. A spokeswoman for this department told the Los Angeles Times that the government is “reviewing the appellate options and expects to act promptly.” Associate Professor of Political Science Maria Rosales agreed that many are unhappy with Korman’s ruling. “Protests against the change seem likely,” wrote Rosales in an email. “Some pharmacists have already been refusing to give emergency contraception to people who were of age under the previous ruling. “(However,) allowing people who might get pregnant against their will a greater chance to avoid that pregnancy is a good outcome, in my opinion.” Keeping emergency contraceptives legal for people of any age is safe and smart. If the government repeals Korman’s decision, stand up and make your voice heard.

CCE Serendipity needs you Sometimes it takes just a little food and laughter to bridge the gap between traditional and CCE students. Now is the chance. Our Spring Awards Carnival, which takes place next to New Garden Hall in the front lawn, is on April 27 and starts at 12 p.m.. CCE students are a little older than the rest of the pack at the College, but now we recognize another age related issue: commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Center for Continuing Education. BY VICTOR Much like the Community LOPEZ Senate, we too have a student Senior Writer government association that hopes to aid those CCE students who need a liaison to the administration or the greater community as a whole. Whether you are a CCE student, know a CCE student or would like to support your Guilford peers, we look forward to seeing new faces in the crowd. The event features a mechanical bull, a rockclimbing wall, cotton candy and popcorn. We will recognize outstanding students, professors and staff who have worked hard this year.

There will be tasty food too, and if the bull isn’t fun enough, you can dunk me in a tank. That’s right, I said it, a tank. If I have ever offended you in any way in my years of writing, feel free to take your aggression out by dunking me in the dunk tank, which I will man. Our event is like a CCE Serendipity on a diet. So, expect some relaxation and friendly folks around who are enjoying what we hope will be a sunny day. After all, we have a lot to celebrate. Over the past year, we have made access grants available to the entire college, helping students who could not afford tuition during tight times. We are extending another $20,000 to go into the coming year. Our fellow students have issues ranging from stress to addictions, like any other students. In response to the need, we brought someone in with impeccable credentials and experience. The CCE SGA sponsored the new addition of a counselor who helps CCE students through whatever their needs might be. We realize that above all, it is stressful to wake up in the morning, let alone complete classes. At the end of the day, we all at the CCE SGA hope to see you in front of New Garden Hall, on April 27 at 12 p.m. I’ll be in the tank. I hope you’ll be there and that you’re not a good shot.

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STAFF EDITORIAL Taking a stand against the Hodgins Retreat expansions On any given spring day at Guilford, students can take a walk in the wooded area, from all the way behind the lake up to Hodgins Retreat Apartments. This peaceful, picturesque atmosphere that distinguishes Guilford from other local campuses may soon be corrupted by a recently proposed expansion of the Hodgins Retreat Apartments. Thanks to a recent email from David Feagins ‘70, The Guilfordian has concerns about the expansion. A rezoning battle is heating up in our local neighborhood. Recent rumors about the expansion of the apartment complex has stirred up talk among community members. The controversy dealing with border control in the woods is a long-standing issue among some faculty, students and staff who wonder what is being done to protect this historical land — the woods in question include a part of the Underground Railroad. This 90-acre parcel of land also represents a rare resource of undeveloped wilderness amidst the concrete sprawl of greater Greensboro. Hodgins Retreat developer Randall Dixon currently owns 2.89 additional acres adjacent to the existing apartments. Some of you might know it as the old “Keiser Property.” Recently, Dixon submitted a rezoning application seeking to consolidate the Hodgins property and Keiser property into a single tract. This contract will enable him to construct up to 64 new apartment units in addition to those already existing as Hodgins Retreat. According to Feagins, the construction of these new buildings and parking lots will necessitate the destruction of woods and create runoff. These buildings and parking areas will be visible to those watching athletic events at the stadium and baseball field, as well as from other campus space. Some other concerns expressed by community members have delayed the proposed expansion. The development will dramatically increase traffic on Foxwood, Dolly Madison and George White. Feagins mentioned the worsening of traffic flow through campus and along the intersections of Friendly Avenue, and since there are already two city bus stops, increased traffic may create a dangerous situation. As we have seen from Hodgins Retreat police incidents reports, we are destined to lose the safe, walkable neighborhood streets and woods that surround us if this rezoning is approved by the City Council. More people, including students, would be moving into the new apartments, which means public safety may have additional stress maintaining safety protocols. Feagins mentioned that liability may become a larger issue. The Guilfordian also agrees with Feagins’ point about how proposed construction will challenge Guilford College as it continues to promote a “green” campus. These expansions will create more noise and light pollution on campus, and we will not be able to control any litter or trash the residents may leave on or near campus. Plus, there will be more cars, which could create vehicle pollution. Community members, such as the Editorial Board, have high hopes that the college will join in opposition to this proposed expansion. Based on facts in our news article (see pages 1 and 2) and information from Feagins, we believe that the expansion will hurt the Guilford community by creating more pollution and waste, a less-safe environment and an ugly setting. We agree with Feagins that our area does not need any more apartment space, especially when there are so many apartment options nearby. We request that the college speak with the Hodgins administration to try and figure out a way to keep our college atmosphere and environment safe and beautiful.

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Out-of-state? Out of luck: raising tuition on out-of-state students Early in my collegiate career, I attended Appalachian State University. I didn’t do terribly well, but while there, I met some amazing people, some of whom were from Tennessee or Virginia. One of those people was Matt McMahon, a current Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Tennessee. “(Appalachian State) really appealed to me,” said McMahon. “I fell in love with the campus and the type of people who seemed to go there. I wanted to get out into the world and experience a change of pace, and Appalachian State seemed to be a perfect place for me to do BY ANTHONY that.” HARRISON Currently, out-of-state students pay Staff Writer nearly $29,000 to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compared to $8,000 for in-state students. Despite the cost, they decided to attend our schools for good reason: North Carolina has a tradition of academic excellence exemplified by schools such as UNC, Duke and NC State University. However, after rewarding his cabinet with eight percent raises in January, Governor Pat McCrory lobbied for raising out-of-state tuition by six percent in order to counter a $138 million budget cut his spoiled administration wishes to employ. Additionally, McCrory wants to raise out-of-state tuition by 12.3 percent in six UNC-system schools charging lower rates for out-of-state tuition than others: UNC School

of the Arts, NC A&T, NC State, UNC-Charlotte, UNCWilmington and UNC-Chapel Hill. “Out-of-state students are a significant source of revenue for public institutions,” said Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Andrew Strickler. “If you are going to cut a state subsidy (...) then additional revenue needs to be generated. Option A would be to enroll more out-of-state students at the same price, (while) Option B would be to enroll the same number of out-of-state students at a higher rate of tuition.” What I can’t understand is why McCrory wishes to make education in this state unaffordable to students who want to learn here. We at The Guilfordian have already covered how McCrory disdains liberal arts education. He insists the UNC system is broken and throwing money at our problems can’t solve them. But are these problems solved by slashing our education budget at the jugular and making education less accessible to bright minds? Furthermore, what if this raise in out-ofstate tuition doesn’t offset the proposed cuts? “If the state system is unable to generate the same amount of revenue from out-of-state students, then there is a possibility that in-state tuition rates would have to rise somewhat significantly,” said Strickler. If tuition rises so drastically for UNC-system schools, we potentially lose many students who would gladly tout one of our schools as their alma mater. “I don’t know if I really could’ve afforded (tuition at that price),” said McMahon. “An increase of that magnitude would’ve played much more significantly into my decision.”

McMahon could have attended the University of Tennessee while receiving a stipend of a few hundred dollars per semester as an undergrad, yet he decided to attend a UNC-system school. My point in including him in this piece is that these tuition increases are more than a budgetary concern. Instate students like myself may never meet wonderful people from different walks of life and cultures if high tuition keeps them away from attending our schools. I’m no fiscal genius, but there must be less self-destructive ways of raising revenue for the state than cutting our education budget.

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“We have a major problem with the culture of athletics,” said Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow. “It’s the tail that wags the dog.” Recently, Rutgers University Head Basketball Coach Mike Rice was caught on video verbally and physically abusing his players. Multiple videos were taken over a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. The video showed Rice hurling balls at players, BY MICHAEL shoving players and cussing CASWELL at players when they would Staff Writer not perform up to his standards. When I first watched the video, I was waiting for a 6’8” forward to knock this guy’s teeth down his throat. Sadly, this never happened. A lot of questions have come up since the incident. Why was it allowed to go on so long? Why did the players not come forward sooner? I believe the question we should be asking is why have sports become something so important that we will look past horrifying things just to win? Most kids are taught from an early age to hold sports in a high regard, including basketball. These days, kids as young as eight years old will be on basketball courts year-round, every weekend. The culture of tournament sports is upon us and it’s a bleak monster that controls parents’ and kids’ lives all over the country. I played tournament basketball all through high school. Luckily, I had a good experience, but I did see it negatively affecting players and parents all the time. Tournament basketball has become a

necessity if you want to have a successful basketball career and to get attention from the top colleges in the country. Even though basketball is just a game, it is treated as if it is the most important thing in the world to some families. The U.S. has made sports so important, that coaches are some of the most powerful and wealthy people. Major universities pay their coaches three times as much as their professors. If you do not see a problem with that, then you are probably part of the problem. Sports have turned into a corporation, and the players are their slaves, players that would not hesitate to push someone from another team because of a hard foul or shout at a referee for a bad call. But when it comes to coach, they shut up and listen like mindless robots. Basketball has become so powerful and the source of so much money that it controls colleges across the country. This is not the fault of the players. Its parents’ fault for teaching their kids that basketball is the most important thing in life. Instead of parents telling their kids to pick up a book, they force basketball or other sports on them. Then they tell kids that winning is everything, just like I’m sure coaches parents told them the same. This vicious cycle created the basketball we see today, the basketball that generates coaches that will do anything to win and mindless players that will follow their lead. Schools and parents support these behaviors. It has become just part of the game, and we sit back and accept it. It’s time we become enlightened and do something about it. Coaches, players and parents need to realize that at the end of the day, basketball is just a game, no different than Yahtzee or Monopoly.


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Rutgers: drawing the line between coaching, abuse BY HANNAH WALLER Staff Writer Four months. Over 23 games. Somewhere between 50 and 100 practices. That’s how long it took for Rutgers University to fire Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Rice after learning of Rice’s abusive behavior towards his players. In Dec. 2012, the university discovered video footage showing Rice abusing his players, resulting in Rice’s threegame suspension and a $50,000 fine. Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti announced that Rice would also be attending anger management classes. On April 2, 2013, ESPN aired the same video footage. One day later, Rice was fired. The clips showed Rice shoving, grabbing, verbally abusing and throwing basketballs at Rutgers basketball players during practices. The verbal abuse revealed offensive language such as homophobic slurs. To many, Rice’s coaching strategies crossed the line. However, there are often situations in which that line between intense coaching and abuse is harder to draw. “It can be difficult to motivate players today,” said Guilford College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Stephanie Flamini in an email interview. Flamini and Guilford Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Palombo try to find more positive ways to motivate the athletes they coach. “It helps that we have won two ODAC championships, and they have gotten to experience the sense of accomplishment and self-pride,” Flamini said. “So, we draw on that.”

“The days of Bobby Knight and all that are gone,” Palombo said. “You have to get to know your players and what motivates them.” Abusive coaching practices that use tactics like shaming can have lasting negative effects on young athletes. “Producing cognitive, emotional and physical effects, shame changes the neural circuits of the brain,” reported Psychology Today. “These neural changes can hold a young

“If you show fear, if you cry, if you don’t like getting hit or hurt, they say that you’re a wuss ...” Richard Rogers, senior person in a state of both active defense (ready to fight) and helplessness.” Senior Richard Rogers, a member of Guilford’s track and field team, grew up dealing with different aspects of sports. “If you show fear, if you cry, if you don’t like getting hit or hurt, they say that you’re a wuss — ‘don’t be a girl, suck it up, be a man,’” Rogers said. “Growing up with that … as an athlete, you kind of put that on yourself.

“You make yourself feel awful about it, because they are degrading you to a point where you have to force yourself to take that extra step, so that it will stop and you will start getting respect.” Some players on the Rutgers men’s basketball team have said that they did not consider Rice’s behavior to be abusive. Rutgers junior and basketball player Wally Judge, who transferred in from Kansas State, did not find Rice’s language to be “inappropriate” and overall thought that practices at Kansas State were tougher, reported ESPN. Other players also felt that Rice did not cross the line. However, Judge’s statement — that practices at Kansas State were harder than those at Rutgers — does raise questions about how common this kind of treatment of student athletes really is, and how often it gets swept under the rug or goes unchanged. “I’ve had many coaches who thought that kind of a route was necessary,” Rogers said. He recalled a Pop Warner football practice where one player had knocked out another’s tooth. “(The coach) had the kid’s tooth in his hand, and he was showing it to the team, like, ‘If you don’t give into pain, if you don’t care that your tooth is knocked out, or that you break your bones, and you still play, then you are worthy of being on this field,” Rogers said. Rogers and his team members were nine and 10 years old at the time. Some hope that the number of scandals involving abuses of power by athletics coaches in educational institutions will bring a closer look at the pressure put on young athletes. “This isn’t the military,” Rogers said. “This is sports. This is entertainment. This isn’t a life-or-death situation.”

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Diary of a women’s tennis captain Who will be number one in the NFL draft? Continued from Page 1

“Fighting weather has been hard,” said Assistant Tennis Coach Mark Lapierre. “It’s difficult to get into a good routine.” The weather wasn’t the only thing that our team had to struggle through this season. “We have seven ladies that all peaked at different times,” said Lapierre. “We are better than our record shows.” Sophomore Allison Hewitt reflected on one of her own personal disappointments during the season. “There was the indoor match earlier in the season against Randolph Macon,” said Hewitt. “I should have won that match, but I’m proud it went into three sets.” Though this season’s record is discouraging, there were some definite positives that illuminated our team’s efficiency. “Seeing myself improve has been really good,” said first-year Leah Meservey. “I can remember how I was at the beginning of the season.” After adapting to her first year, Meservey feels right at home. She has high hopes of continuing her track record for improvement on and off the court. “Being with people that have something in common with me is one of my favorite parts,” said Meservey. “It builds an important community, and I like the feeling of being a part of the team.” Even the girls who did not get to play

on a regular basis added to our team dynamic. Junior Madisen Forehand, true to her last name, has a wicked forehand. Coaching for over 40 years, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach David McCain has seen it all, and he knows the ingredients for a successful team. “You have got to have a good balance of personalities,” said McCain. “Having mutual goals is important as well as wanting to be involved in the team.” It is exactly this mix of personalities that worked together to make our team unique — from first-year Allie Guy yelling token phrases like “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” or “Work it, girl!” during practice, to junior Natalie Sutton, also known as my phenomenal doubles partner and co-captain, twerking on the fences of our courts. There’s never been a dull moment on our team. Sitting on the court and watching sophomore Haley Andrews put her heart and soul into her match reminded me that winning isn’t everything, it’s how you play the game. Even though Andrews did not win her match, the whole team circled around in true Quaker fashion, clapping and showing our support and appreciation of her efforts. “I’m glad I met everyone here,” said first-year Fernanda Gonzalez. “I probably would never have gotten to know so many of us if it hadn’t been for tennis.” Love the game or hate the game, but at the end of the day, it’s my teammates who’ve made the sunburns worth it.

BY JOHN KLUEPFEL Staff Writer With the first selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, who will the Kansas City Chiefs pick? The general consensus is Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel, the offensive lineman who protected Johnny Manziel during his 2012 Heisman campaign and Ryan Tannehill in 2011. The draft is deep at offensive and defensive linemen. The 2013 class is not built around the quarterback position like last year’s draft. West Virginia’s quarterback Geno Smith may be the only first-round lock at the position. “There’s not really a big marquee name,” said senior Howard Hurt in an email interview. “The best pick in this draft in the future will probably be some sort of lineman or someone that doesn’t receive much attention.” The Kansas City Chiefs finished with the league’s worst record in 2012, earning the first pick. Their future looks bright after signing former Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid and possibly adding Joeckel to help protect Alex Smith. “Joeckel will be a gem,” said junior O’Shawn Bryant. “He is

gonna be a beast.” The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the second pick. The Jags need to strengthen their defense, which is why I have them selecting Ezekiel Ansah out of Brigham Young University. Ansah possesses crazy speed, long arms and strength. Ansah is raw but has the potential to anchor the Jags’ defense for years to come. The Oakland Raiders are rebuilding with the third pick. Their linebacker corps took a hit when they lost linebacker Phillip Wheeler to the Miami Dolphins, but if they select Oregon’s Dion Jordan, it will help ease the pain. Jordan is no sure thing, but he can rush the quarterback, forcing sacks and turnovers. Many believe Jordan will be a bust, due to his inconsistencies. “Oregon linebackers don’t have a great history of turning out in the NFL,” said Bryant. “They’re all based on speed but not strength.” After a disappointing 2012 season, the Philadelphia Eagles’ new head coach Chip Kelly will hopefully use the fourth pick to incorporate his fast-paced offense. The key to the zone-read offense is a mobile quarterback that can make quick decisions, which is why I have the Eagles taking Geno Smith.

“Smith had these incredible moments when he dominated games and then these moments when he fell apart,” said Coy. “He has all the physical attributes that you’d want. The question is whether he can transfer those skills to an NFL offense” Offensive tackle Jeff Bacus retired, which leaves a gaping hole for the Detroit Lions at the fifth pick. Central Michigan’s offensive tackle Eric Fisher is the safest choice for protecting quarterback Matt Stafford. Many scouts have pegged Fisher above Joeckel, and Detroit would be thrilled to see Fisher drop to five. The 2013 NFL draft lacks the polarizing superstars and quarterback prowess of last year with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill, but this year’s draft is deep with talent. Last year, the teams who drafted first, second and fourth all went from bottom feeder teams to the playoffs. The Chiefs, Jaguars and Eagles will look to continue the trend. To read the rest of this article, go online to: WWW.GUILFORDIAN .COM/CATEGORY/ SPORTS


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Tiger Woods’ tumultuous timeline The name Tiger Woods conjures up images of fist pumps, trophy hoisting, countless mistresses and car windows bashed in by a golf club. Though the famous golfer’s infidelity was exposed almost four years ago, Woods still bears the shame of his infidelity on his way back to the top. Now that Woods’ career is taking an upward turn with his recent victories, The Guilfordian is taking a look back at his career, including the record victories and the dramatic lows of his career, personal life and public image.

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Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are married in a ceremony fit for golf’s number one player. Together, the couple had two children.

2003 At age 27, Woods proposed to his 23-year-old model girlfriend Elin Nordegren at the South African Shamwari Game Reserve. It was a romantic night that they spent under the stars of the African sky.

2000 In a breakout season, Tiger won 11 tournaments including six in a row. Woods also won the PGA Championship in consecutive years, first to do so since Denny Shute in 1936–37. In all, he earned a whopping $11,034,530 worldwide.

2006 Earl Woods, Tiger’s father and a decorated veteran, lost his battle to prostate cancer. He survived eight years with the condition. Tiger’s father was his first teacher and mentor, so his death caused a slight decline in his career.

2009 At 2:25 a.m., Woods crashed his car on a fire hydrant outside his mansion home in Orlando. Police stated that his wife had to break him out of this car with a golf club. Woods reportedly spoke incoherently until he arrived at the hospital to treat his minor injuries. This incident ultimately broke the wall of privacy in Woods’ life, revealing a tremendous scandal to come.

2013 Woods creates a full comeback in his career, continuing a string of victories including the Farmer’s Insurance Open, WGC-Cadillac Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He returned to his spot as number one golfer. His personal life was also revived with a new relationship with skier Lindsey Vonn.

2012 Attempting to return to his former glory, Tiger experienced a 30-month winless drought in his career. It ended with a dominating victory at the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational the next year.

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Woods was also named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year after his victory at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. This recognition put him into the leagues of such sports legends as Muhammad Ali, Bobby Morrow and Chris Evert.

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Woods turned professional after an impressive amateur career. He collected the Fred Haskins and Jack Nicklaus College Play of the Year Awards, three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles and finishing with a record 18 consecutive match-play victories.

Woods and his wife’s divorce was finalized, costing the golfer up to $750 million. The custody of their two children was split equally with specific schedules for custody times.

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Woods obtained four PGA tour event victories including his first Masters. He won Arnold Palmer Award with a then-record of $2,440,831 worldwide in 25 events. Woods became the youngest-ever number one Official World Golf Ranking golfer at age 21 years old.

On live television programing from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Woods made a public apology confirming the rumors of his infidelity. He held a stern composure which was scrutinized heavily by reporters. His sadness was not fully understood until the end of the broadcast when he embraced his mother.

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