UILFORDIAN Guilford College | September 18, 2015
Day of Service At the farm, students carry veggies for the Mobile Market, one of 12 Day of Service sites visited by over 200 volunteers.
| Courtesy of Dan Nonte via the Office of Communications and Marketing
Community unites around local projects News BY NICOLE ZELNIKER World & Nation Editor
Junior Evandro Cassoma and sophomore Marimar Mantuano discuss at Oakwood Forest Community Center. Students there cleaned and organized school supplies. | Fernando Jimenez/Guilfordian
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It is 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and there are already dozens of Guilford students gathered outside Founders Hall ready to tutor, bake some cakes and get their hands dirty. On Sept. 12, the Bonner Center and the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement hosted the Guilford Day of Service. The Day of Service allows Guilfordians to experience community service on a deeper level than serving in a soup kitchen or picking up trash from a park. Many of the sites provided training so the students understood the kind of service they were doing. “Community service isn’t as easy as just going out and serving for a few hours,” said sophomore and Bonner High Impact Intern Sav Dew. “Community service is what makes the world go round. We can’t run communities on our own.” Starting this summer, students, faculty and staff have been working together to create a meaningful service experience. “If you’re doing it to just do it, there’s not really a point behind it,” said Dew. See SERVICE | Page 3
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Journalist Wright to speak
BY JAMES SHARPE Staff Writer
News in Brief
BY LILY LOU News Editor
One hundred forty countries. Six continents. And now, Guilford College’s Bryan Series. Award-winning freelance journalist Robin Wright will be coming to this year’s Bryan Series. “Robin will do a nice job of kicking things off for us,” said Associate Vice President of the Office of Communications and Marketing Ty Buckner. “She is a very engaging individual and is genuinely interested in engaging with students and pushing them forward.” Wright will speak about current events going on around the world and how they may end up affecting us. “I’ll be talking about the Middle East at a time the whole region is undergoing a historic transition,” said Wright. Wright has been an American foreign affairs analyst and journalist in over 140 different countries and has been featured
in many well-known newspapers such as The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. “Wright certainly believes that an effective correspondent must immerse herself in the culture and talk with hundreds of people in the region she covers,” said author Kerrie Logan Hollihan. “She’s not the kind of ‘f ly-in f ly-out’ correspondent we often see in today’s media. She has depth that has helped her build insights and perspective over a very long career. She is an expert, not a dilettante.” Wright has impacted many readers and writers across the world. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan, and continues to help students and aspiring journalists today. “Wright has established a fellowship or scholarship,” said Buckner. “She is very committed to furthering journalism for students and helping them in whatever way she can.” Some Guilford students have
the opportunity to attend a special student session at 4 p.m. where they will be able to speak with Wright in a much smaller and more personalized setting before the main event at 7:30 p.m. “I think that students at Guilford will glean not only a lot of information from Wright about Middle Eastern issues, but also some points on how to develop their own skills in gathering, distilling and presenting both hard news and reflective pieces,” said Hollihan. Wright will give students insight on how to better pursue a career in journalism.“I think we have a speaker who can really appreciate being on a college campus,” said Buckner. “Robin really gives us the best of both worlds.” The Bryan Series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Guilford students are encouraged to come out and attend this community-wide event. Tickets are free of charge to Guilford students and staff.
Alumni Association Awards recognize eight alumni and Max Carter Saturday
Peace Week begins on Sept. 21
Last day to withdraw from first half of classes with W grade
Artist Daniel Johnston visits Guilford
The Alumni Association will reward eight alumni and faculty members on Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Moon Room. The 2015 Alumni Excellence Award will be given to Jeff Thigpen ‘93 and Kelly Dempster ‘73. The Young Alumni Achievement Award will go to Nicole Arnold ‘11 and Deena Zeina Zaru ‘10. John K. Bell ’58 will receive the Charles C. Hendricks Distinguished Service Award and Carolyn Kirkman Harmon ’64 will receive the Community Cares Award. Food Service Manager Douglas Gilmer and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and former Friends Center Director Max Carter will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award.
Guilford’s Conflict Resolution & Resource Center and the Peace & Conflict Studies department will host a Peace Week from Sept. 21 to 25, marking the international day of peace. Events include a keynote address by Scott Holmes, a local Quaker lawyer and former public defender. There will also be a Peace Pole Ceremony, a Schmoozefest and an Iran Nuclear Panel discussion featuring Guilford faculty, including Mary Kendall Hope, Frank Massey, Jahan Salehi, Kyle Dell, Robert Duncan and Ken Gilmore.
Monday, Sept. 21 is the last day to drop classes with a “W” grade. Students can drop courses through the add/drop form on BannerWeb. Though “W” grades appear on transcripts, they do not affect students’ GPA. After Sept. 21, students wishing to withdraw from classes will receive grades of either WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing).
On Monday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m., studio potter Daniel Johnston will visit the Guilford College Art Gallery in Hege Library to give an artist’s talk. During his visit, Johnston will speak about his artwork and how it has developed throughout his career. Johnston digs his own clay and uses a wood-fired kiln, trying to work with, not control, the material. The event is free and open to the public. Johnston’s work will be on display in the library until Nov. 1, and can be viewed whenever the library is open.
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Teams Volunteers work at farm, fundraise bake cakes, tutor children to battle budget cuts SERVICE
BY NICK CARRATU Staff Writer It is not uncommon for Guilford athletes and coaches to host special events to raise extra money for their sports clubs and teams. Whether it is for new equipment, uniforms or travel, fundraising has a significant impact on a team’s ability to perform over the season. “I do believe that budget constraints have affected athletics financially,” said baseball head coach Nick Black. “But I think everyone has been affected. We are all trying to do our part to help during a tough time.” With President Jane Fernandes’ plan to recover from the over $4.4 million deficit by the end of the 2016-17 school year, athletic teams are working hard to overcome tough economic times. “I think everyone, not just athletes, is aware of how we need to be more proactive than we have (been) in the past with fundraising,” said former basketball player Will Koppenhaver ‘16. “Teams have responded extremely well, in my eyes, by creatively fundraising for gear and travel,” he added. “This is an exciting time at Guilford College where we are seeing everyone get involved in supporting their school more than ever before.” Softball head coach Dennis Shores believes the answer lies within the business model. “School is a business — the business of education,” said Shores. “Guilford is a quality education, but it needs kids to run. Some professors say that we should just do away with athletics, but it’s what draws kids in. Without it, you’re effectively running half a school. “The softball team has been known as a team that raises money. T-shirts, calendars and camps that run in October and November — all the proceeds head directly to the team.” Players and coaches agree that the school as a whole has been affected and that teams are being pushed to find creative new ways to raise money. On July 13 to July 16, the college held a basketball camp for youth ages 6 to 15 from all across North Carolina. The cost of the camp was $110, but patrons were also charged $5 each day for parking, with proceeds going directly to the basketball team. Junior and baseball player John Todd explained that one creative way the baseball team raises money is by hosting a homerun derby and charging participants by the swing. But what if you can’t just hold a homerun derby and charge per swing or sell large quantities of t-shirts? President of Community Senate and cross country athlete Molly Anne Marcotte expressed her concerns with the recent budget cuts to one of the school’s smaller athletic programs. “The cross country and track and field budget is very small, and it’s been cut again” said Marcotte. “It’s worrying. The fact that Guilford doesn’t have its own track means (that) the team can’t host events and raise money through admission. And being so small, we can’t commit to fundraising like other teams.” Head track coach Danny Cash explains the significance of such a dilemma on his team this season. “I coach three active seasons for both men and women programs here, so there is little time to go out and raise money,” said Cash “At a time when our roster is increasing as we recruit new student-athletes, there is no additional funding for uniforms, transportation or meals. “My wife and I contributed over $1,500 out of our pockets last year for the team. Our student-athletes make sacrifices individually to help the team as a whole and this year is no different.”
Continued from page 1 Several students went off campus to tutor at Elimu Empowerment Services, a mentoring site for African refugees. “It’s good for them to give back while they’re so young,” said junior and Elimu project coordinator Zachary Lindsey about the Elimu students, many of whom volunteer at Guilford-affiliated sites. Other Guilfordians cleaned community sites like Ashton Woods and Rosewood. Though many of the volunteers at Ashton Woods had never done this kind of service before, the site leaders were pleasantly surprised. “All (the volunteers) dove into it, and that was really cool,” said senior and Ashton Woods project coordinator Emmanuel Williams. “It was all hands on deck.” At Rosewood, a community site that deals mainly with Montagnard refugees, students dealt with relentless plants. “We plucked weeds and poison ivy, and we cleaned up classrooms,” said sophomore Hidania Ubaldo De Pena “It was painful, (but) it was really fun.” On campus, several students worked with plant life, as well. Volunteers came back from the Guilford farm
Top: Students at Oakwood Forest cleaned and organized school supplies. Below: Volunteers gather to receive service site assignments. | Fernando Jimenez/Guilfordian
with baskets full of green tomatoes. “We did a little harvesting, (and we) ripped up some tomato plants,” said senior and Hunger Fellow Marek Wojtala. “It was a really rewarding experience. It was awesome to get that many people out on the farm.” For Wojtala, this was a great way to show students where their food comes from. “We’ve lost our connection to our food,” said Wojtala. “This is a really awesome way for people to meet their food, so to speak.” Some sites, such as the Community AIDS Awareness Project and Church Under the Bridge, joined forces.
SENATE UPDATE This week’s developments At Senate this week, we were graced with the presence of the Student Life staff. Student Life’s responsibilities range from managing student housing and meal plans to judicial affairs. Before discussion opened to the students, Associate Dean of Students Jen Agor said, “One thing we focus on is retention, so if you have any ideas about what you love about Guilford or what you hate, please come to us with any ideas.” It is important to recognize that Agor and others in Student Life care a lot about students. If you are having a problem on campus or have a question, you can go to Student Life for help.
“We made two delicious cakes,” said CUB project coordinator Connor Pruitt. “It’s been a really great experience.” CUB celebrated its third birthday last Saturday. “The site’s been around for three years, and cakes are kind of an icon of progress,” said Pruitt. “Another year down.” With 25 service sites, around 80 community scholars and endless volunteer opportunities, the hope is that the Day of Service is just the beginning. To volunteer, stop by the Bonner House or contact the Bonner Center Director James Shields.
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News in Brief Cuba
Organizations abroad and at home act to save environment
BY MAKSYM KOSACHEVSKYY Staff Writer
A hidden bomb went off at a Nigerian refugee camp killing two adults and five children as well as injuring 20 others, a mix of residents and volunteers. The camp is the largest for Nigerian citizens displaced by Boko Haram. Officials believe the bomb was placed there by members of the extremist organization, though there is no proof. The attack came several days after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise that the Nigerian military had the advantage on Boko Haram.
Model and motivational speaker Ashley Burnham won the Mrs. Universe pageant, an international pageant for married women involved in community work, last week in Minsk, Belarus. This is the first time a woman from the First Nations has won the pageant. Burnham is from the Enoch Cree Nation. She hopes to use her position to encourage voting among First Nations people in Canada, raise awareness of the violence against indigenous women and speak out against child abuse.
Shore Hall solar panels save energy and heat 9,000 gallons of water daily. Outside of Guilford, upcoming events will focus attention on climate change. | Katherine Miller/Guilfordian
Prominent individuals like Desmond Tutu, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Klein and Chomsky are also voicing their opinions on the issue. They hope that mass attention to the conference will influence national leaders. “Unless there is far greater attention to the conference, and very significant public pressures, it is hard to expect much (from the conference),” said Chomsky. Guilford’s major focus surrounding climate change is the upcoming march in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Nov. 29. Students can get involved in the event by contacting Eva Cosgrove via email. “Lobbying and helping Guilford students understand the process of getting involved in politics (are important goals) for us in D.C.,” said Cosgrove. “I think (we should be) supportive and be involved as a community outside of our Guilford bubble.” The issue of climate change is not all
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The government of Havana, Cuba, will release 3,522 prisoners ahead of a visit from Pope Francis. This will be the third time Cuba has granted mass amounts of prisoners release before a papal visit. Though prisoners convicted of crimes like murder, child sex abuse and national security violations are not eligible for release, many women, inmates 20 years old or younger and people with serious illnesses will be released. Cuba’s Conference of Catholic Bishops is thrilled with the decision.
“The environmental crisis is extremely severe, and the effects could be ominous, threatening decent human survival, in the not very distant future,” said Noam Chomsky, an organizer of the call-toaction movement, in an email interview with The Guilfordian. On Nov. 30, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference will commence in Paris. Delegates of attending countries will try to achieve a universal agreement on climate change. In response, different groups are attempting to create awareness of the event. “(We are sending the) Guilford delegation to the People’s Climate March in D.C.,” said junior and sustainability coalition cofounder Eva Cosgrove. “I think education is really important, especially for Guilford students.” The climate change conference has been held every year since 1995. The last major agreement was the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which limited greenhouse emissions. Last year, the largest climate march in history was conducted in New York City, coninciding with the conference. Despite this, no significant conclusion was reached at the meeting. “It blows my mind that progress has not been made up to now, so it’s difficult for me to imagine what will finally be the impetus toward real change in policy” said sustainability coordinator Bronwyn Tucker, in an email interview. Because of the inaction of many governments, environmentally conscious individuals have taken it upon themselves to help change the policy. In the upcoming weeks, demonstrations like the People’s Climate March will take place in major centers around the world. “There’s a big march in Paris, but they have other ones in New York and elsewhere,” said junior and Sustainability Coalition treasurer Anna Lichtiger. “I think the main purpose of (the marches) is to create awareness of how much people care about sustainability.”
about the conference. Guilford students are motivated to do many other things to reduce their carbon footprint. “All that we do helps with the issue of global climate change in general,” said Tucker. “For example, encouraging students to conserve energy, ride bikes or walk rather than drive, recycle, etc. … can be linked to a reduction of fossil fuel use, and thus less carbon emissions.” To reduce industrial emissions, however, policy changes concerning the carbon output need to be made. And with enough support, those changes can come from this conference. Thus the meeting may hold the key to reducing climate change. “It’s easy for us to underestimate how important climate change issues are because (they are) not as pressing as economic or social issues,” said Lichtiger. “But climate change is on a different level because we can’t live without a healthy planet.”
HandUp, an organization focused on combatting homelessness, partnered with Project Homeless Connect last friday to hold a community outreach day to engaging with the local community. San Francisco city officials also attended. Volunteers gave out hygiene kits as well as gift cards redeemable through Project Homeless Connect. Attendees passed out flyers for an event where people experiencing homelessness can access Medi-Cal and dental and vision care. Currently, HandUp has raised over $800,000. Photos Courtesy of Commons.wikimedia.org
BY NICOLE ZELNIKER World & Nation Editor
Kyoto, Japan Carson Risser ‘17 studied throughout Japan this summer, visiting places like Kyoto, the former imperial capital of the island country. Each week we will feature a picture from students’ experiences abroad. Whether you have been or are currently abroad, we would love to see photos from your trip. Please email photos to Gabe Pollak at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the image and where & when you studied.
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Sanders brings the Bern to Greensboro BY QUINN JOHNSON Staff Writer As the 2016 presidential campaign gets underway, many eyes are turning from expected Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to another candidate. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is climbing in the polls along with support for current Vice President Joe Biden, while Clinton’s support seems to be wavering. But despite the rise in supporters for Sanders, polls taken in the first two weeks of September show him between 10 and 27 percent behind Clinton. Sanders aims to spark a political revolution targeted against the one percent and billionaire class by demanding answers to questions regarding education systems, prison systems, college tuition and solving racial and economic disparities, to name a few. “He (speaks) about domestic issues, mainly beating the drum for an increase in the efficiency and investment in the education system, the downsizing of the prison-system, (etc.),” said senior Noah McDonald in an email interview with The Guilfordian. Sanders put his words into action on Sept. 4 when he joined a picket line with union workers outside of the Penford Products plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We are sick and tired of the war against working families,” said Sanders to workers in the picket line. Workers at the plant, along with the union that represents them, have plunged into a rancorous contract dispute with the new out-of-state owner of the plant. “(Sanders) is obviously appealing to the more liberal side of the Democratic Party,” said Morris Johnson, an AP U.S. History teacher for the Early College at Guilford. “You’ve got to have labor unions on your side if you have a chance to win, so getting on a picket line helps build his credibility as a man of the people, and also build his credibility with labor unions.” Sanders is continuing with his whistlestop campaign in Greensboro. The candidate joined with local leaders on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to hold a rally and discuss the major issues facing our country. “He proposed the creation of a massive
Bernie Sanders speaks at the Greensboro Coliseum last Sunday. According to WGHP, around 9,000 attended.
public jobs program that will repair infrastructure on a national scale as well as taxing ‘Wall Street speculation,’” said McDonald. “He also emphasized the ‘grotesque’ income inequality in the United States more than a handful of times. “His speech was notable lacking any discussion of the military industrial complex. He did not speak on foreign affairs a single time.” There are many doubts as to whether Sanders’ recent campaign actions will bridge the gap in polls between him and Clinton. Assistant Professor of Political Science
Robert Duncan believes they will not. “I like what he says, but he doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance,” said Duncan. “He would have to have a lot of money, and they’ve already committed to Hillary and some of the other spenders.” Concerns over the politeness and decency displayed in the political strategies of both Sanders and Biden also give Clinton the upper hand. “Hillary is more of a political animal than a populist,” said Duncan. “She wants to do the same things that need to be done, but she’s got the savvy and the smarts to get it
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done. I don’t think Bernie does.” Sanders’ reluctance to target other politicians may also hurt his chances of winning the Democratic nomination, according to Early College senior Pratham Chhabria. “If Bernie Sanders really needs to succeed, he needs to target the failure of politicians, being honest,” said Chhabria. Though nobody knows what will really happen in the remaining year before the election, sides are being chosen and voters influenced by who may be the next leader of this country.
Economic changes okay for China, bad for US have contributed to such events. The yuan, the official Chinese currency, has recently been devalued by around four to five percent. At the same China has long been the fastest growing economy and time, the U.S. dollar is gaining strength internationally. the most desirable to invest in. Now, as a result of an A appreciating dollar would force manufacturers to economic crash, their once amazing economic growth has charge more for production, which raises prices. The downgraded. devalued yuan would allow the production and the price Starting in June, the Chinese stock market dropped over to be kept low. 30 percent. This may seem alarming, but the economy is These strong margins make China largely depend on actually doing just fine. Over the past 12 months, the Chinese economy has actually grown,” said Michael Dutch, professor of business management. “Investors had been overvaluing Chinese stocks for a while and the stock market is now correcting itself.” This little bump in the road for the Chinese has been catastrophic for American businesses. Large numbers of United Eric Oakley, visiting States companies depend on the Chinese to consume products that they do not produce themselves. These products include luxury items, fast food and Atlantic fish. foreign markets. If they can not sell items for the lowest “These American, yet Chinese-dependent, companies price, their economy is in trouble. They are looking to have lost nearly $4 trillion this year,” said Eric Oakley, a move away from that. visiting lecturer of history. “To put that into perspective, “The Chinese economy is heavily dependent on exports,” $4 trillion is more or less equivalent to the yearly gross said George Guo, professor of political science. “If foreign domestic product of Germany.” markets shrink, so does China’s.” While American companies are losing trillions, Chinese The Chinese have a plan to face this problem. companies are making that same amount. Several factors “China is looking to transition from an export-based
economy to a consumption-based economy,” said Dutch. “They no longer want to be the cheap toy-making factory of the world. The Chinese want to make expensive goods.” In order to transition, China has to become selfsufficient and build large amounts of capital, while raising the standard of living of its citizens. To combat China’s reliance on Western resources and goods, China has reached out and built connections all throughout the Eastern hemisphere. China has recently allied with Russia, which not only provides gas and oil, but also technological expertise. Also, in regard to China’s dwindling resources, China has chosen to invest large amounts of money in Africa instead of going to the West for resources. “China is theoretically treating Africa as a semicolonial sphere,” said Oakley. The Chinese are also making the prices we pay for their goods much cheaper in order to build capital lecturer of history and give citizens more job opportunities and higher paychecks. When the citizens have a higher standard of living, they will buy more items, which translates into a consumption economy. These are all steps for China to become self-sufficient. They don’t want to rely on Americans having to buy their goods in order to survive. Next time you visit the Walmart across the street, you can thank the vulnerability and transition of the Chinese economy for those low prices.
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nearly $4 trillion this year. To put that into perspective, $4 trillion is more or less equivalent to the yearly gross domestic product of Germany.
BY YAHYA SALIH Staff Writer
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VMAs start conversations about diversity That celebrities love to argue on social media is nothing new, but when they raise interesting questions and concerns about our society, we should listen. On July 21, MTV released the nominees for their Video Music Awards. Not everyone thought they did a good job with diversity. BY BEATRIZ “If I was a CALDAS different ‘kind’ Diversity & of artist, Social Justice Anaconda would be Coordinator nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well,” wrote Nicki Minaj on her Twitter account after nominations were released. “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for video of the year.” Her music video “Anaconda” was nominated for only two categories: Best Female
Video and Best Hip Hop Video. Being the only slim girl on the list of nominees for Video of the Year, Taylor Swift didn’t appreciate Minaj’s comment. “I’ve done nothing but love and support you,” said Swift through Twitter. “It’s unlike you to pit women against each other.” Minaj responded saying it wasn’t about her. “I thought I was being called out,” Swift then Tweeted. “I
missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.” Other celebrities intervened and the issue gained a massive response from the public. The question was, “Is media really glorifying one particular body type?” And the answer is yes. In today’s world, the entertainment industry inspires people from all around the world, but sometimes it can be more harmful than helpful. “I think media, in general, has no idea how much of an impact they make on younger people,” said sophomore Schuyler Elledge. “(Artists) have no idea how far their
music goes.” Maybe we are the ones to blame for letting them manipulate our way of seeing ourselves and others. “We need to do a better job questioning our media consumption,” said junior and Senate President Molly Anne Marcotte. “The messages that the media convey communicate unacceptable thin and white ideal that is not inclusive of more marginalized populations.” However, some say Minaj has gone a little too far with saying that the lack of nomination for her music video was
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purely because of her skin color. “It’s not necessarily about the kind of person (Nicki) is, it’s about the content of the video, which I didn’t really think was deserving of the award,” said junior Pippa Elolia. “It’s awesome to see a woman feeling comfortable in her own skin, but to attack somebody else’s body image is not the right approach.” Most of Minaj’s fans and other sympathizes don’t agree. “A black woman speaks up on racial problems within the music industry, a white woman makes it completely about herself,” said Twitter user Xavier Burgin. But what we need is recognition for all types of bodies, skin colors and music in this industry. Giving minorities more attention will not solve the problem, only change its perspective. “The more variety of body types there are in the ads the better, because people will grow up seeing that there isn’t just a single way to be attractive,” said Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology Richie Zweigenhaft. “And the idealized body images for women are not static over time.” Later this summer, both artists apologized and even performed toget her at the opening of the VMAs. This was likely done to make people forget about the feud and increase viewing for MTV, but this issue is too important to ignore. The lack of representation in our current media is clear, so it is imperative that awards, TV shows and ads do whatever they can to diversify the media. Children out there must learn that they too can make their dreams come true, whether they are black or white, plussized or skinny.
Volunteering builds friendship, confidence, community Back in my naïve days as a first-year, I got written up and was punished by having to volunteer my Friday mornings to work on the Guilford farm. Out of all the punishments of my life, that has been the best one. I felt mighty and important while digging my hands into dirt looking for bugs to pick off of the green beans, and proud when I saw students in the cafeteria eating cherry tomatoes BY BRENNA I picked. I volunteered my service for the greater WALSH good, and thanks to me Staff Writer Guilford College students could enjoy juicy cherry tomatoes atop their otherwise mediocre salads. Volunteering is not only an important part of what makes Guilford unique, it is important to the individual student. It feels amazing to help people and to be a part of something good, to the point where the lack of pay does not hold as much value.
“(Volunteer work) has been heavily researched, and all of the data shows that students who are doing this kind of work are flat-out better students,” said Andrew Young, the volunteer training coordinator for the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning. “It’s been shown that out of all the different things that students could be doing, service learning has the biggest impact.” And it does. Volunteering can increase self-confidence, combat depression and keep you physically healthy. Imagine how amazing you would feel after spending a few hours helping someone harvest some vegetables, set up for an exciting event or tutor grade school kids. Not only are you awarded good karma, you also feel great about yourself. It can also work as a great gateway to future career opportunities and teach you valuable job skills. Meeting people on site is an easy way to make connections that could help you in the future, and if they see you working your hardest out of the goodness of your heart? You’ll definitely
score that interview after graduation. Guilford uniquely dedicates itself to service, and it’s one of the best qualities of our school. Two of our seven core values are community and stewardship, and our effort to volunteer our time for others exemplifies that. We as students should take advantage of the volunteer opportunities presented to us through programs like Bonner and opportunities from administration. Guilford’s Day of Service was a fantastic chance to help our school and our surrounding community. We carried Guilford’s name highly while volunteering our Saturday to organizations across campus and our surrounding communities. “I think my favorite part about Guilford’s Day of Service was the presence of all the students and student organizations like Bonner and QLSP,” said junior Sadie Hunter. “It was great to see everyone come together and start bridging existing divides.” Volunteering also gives back to Guilford as an institution. Our continued commitment to service and volunteer work could potentially help with enrollment and retention rates. It’s
a great way for students to get excited about getting involved and dedicated to the school. “I led a site in the community garden and had a really great time,” said junior Phoebe Hogue-Rodley. “I was surprised by how many people came out to help and cared.” If you are a student looking to get the most out of your time here through volunteer work, the farm and the Bonner Center always have service opportunities. If you are looking to venture further outside of the Guilford bubble, the Volunteer Center of Greensboro website has an ongoing list of events that need volunteers. I know, I know, what about your needs? What about your Saturdays spent on Tinder trying to find the love of your life or on Netflix trying to combat your hangover? Well, we have to think bigger picture here. You are providing service out of the goodness of your heart to people who really need it. That feels better than a Tinder match or Netflix binge. And hey, maybe you will meet someone while volunteering and fall in love with him or her. The opportunities are endless.
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Television needs to normalize disability Take a moment to recall your favorite TV characters. Maybe, if you’re the age of my father, it’s Fred Flintstone. Or if you’re a suburban mother, it’s Olivia Pope, PR extraordinaire. If you’re 20 and majoring in premed, it might be Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd. And now try to recall how many of those characters were disabled, physically or mentally. Less than one percent of series regular characters were depicted BY ANNIE with a disability on major FULLWOOD television networks, Staff Writer including ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC, in September of 2011. Meanwhile, the 2010 census revealed that 19 percent of the American population, or 56.7 million people, had some form of a disability. Unfortunately, people with disabilities never receive the representation they deserve. Despite the low number of people with disabilities on television, the real problem lies in the writing. “I had a birth defect in my hip,” said senior Britton Dunn. “I didn’t walk unassisted from August of 2009 until February of 2011. I missed my entire sophomore year of high school. I had to reteach myself to walk. “...(During that time) I mostly turned to music. I couldn’t really connect with things on TV. The thing is, when there is a person with a disability on a show, it’s always done for a dramatic effect or it’s what defines a character. Even if the character starts out with a disability, it’s always a defining characteristic.” In addition to television shows, there are many other forms of media that have a shortage of disabled actors and characters. From 1998-1999, only 0.5 percent of all ads had actors with visible physical disabilities. Today the nation has become more accepting of diverse advertisements, however there is always room for improvement. “People with disabilities are not a cause,” Nadine Vogel, founder of Springboard Consulting and mother of two disabled daughters, said to ABC News. “Say it like it is. This is a market that spends money and you want their business. Nobody is going to be offended by that. People with
The Deaf West Theatre’s Broadway performance of “Spring Awakening” features actors who are deaf and blind. | Courtesy of Deaf West Theatre.com
disabilities and their families want to be seen as contributing members of society, just like anyone else.” Interestingly enough, disabled characters are making something of a comeback in the media today. The number of primetime series regulars with disabilities has been steadily increasing for the past few years. According to GLAAD in 2014, 11 characters, at least one for every major broadcast network, had a disability. This makes up around 1.4 percent of all series regulars. Major television shows such as AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” Fox’s “Glee” and the CW’s “The 100” are a few shows with regular disabled characters. Unfortunately, a
new problem has arisen in Hollywood. While the quality of representation may be improving, casts have remained largely able-bodied. “We’re basically seeing more appearances of series regulars and recurring roles with disabilities, but still very few actual performers with disabilities in those roles, which reduces the accuracy and authenticity of the characters and the stories,” said Anita Hollander, chair of the National Performers with Disabilities Committee for the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, in a GLAAD report from 2014. However, a revival of the Tony Award
Staff Editorial An early wish list for Jane Fernandes’s presidency Dear Jane, Congratulations on your inauguration. We appreciate the work you have already done in balancing our budget and getting involved in student life here on campus. We look forward to seeing you continue to do that. We also appreciate your efforts to be open with the students. We hope that this will continue, and that you will be open to criticism as well as consistent. In the past, students have been troubled by a lack of transparency in the administration. We look forward to working with someone who will keep the students updated on what is going on on campus. At Guilford, our Quaker values are very important to us. We are proud to say that you have been consistently embodying these values. We ask that you share our Quaker values with our incoming first-years. A portion of our student body arrives at Guilford every year unaware of what Quakerism really means. We hope that you continue to show first-years and other students that the core values matter to the administration. Scholarships, for us, are another priority. Although
Guilford is having trouble right now financially, many students are able to come to Guilford largely because of the financial aid they receive. We hope this can be made a priority, as it would help to retain students. Although we have some great opportunities here at Guilford, such as the Bonner Program and the Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program, not everyone receives these forms of aid. We are also impressed by your assurances that you will develop a fair salary plan. In the past, we have called for the implementation of this. We understand that you will likely face opposition, but we will stand in support of you. We hope that you will be courageous and strong as you preside over coming discussions. As Guilford approaches its first major curriculum revision since 1998, we approach a revision of our academic identity. We hope that you will guide us through this process to strengthen our academics and further infuse our values into our teaching and learning. We hope you take our thoughts into consideration. We’re all very excited to have you here and work with you throughout your tenure.
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– winning musical “Spring Awakening” has recently transferred to Broadway with a major twist. The show, still in reviews, blends American Sign Language and spoken word performed by a cast composed of actors who are both deaf and hearing. “Any deaf person can come to the theater, any hearing person can come to the theater, and they will get the exact same experience,” Camryn Manheim, who has the supporting role of Wendla’s mother in the show, told Pix 11. With this recent progress in mind, we should continue to stay critical of our media and push for more equal and realistic representation.
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They just don’t give a duck Don’t let EXOTIC FOWLS JOIN COMMUNITY BY HARRIS BILLINGS & YAHYA SALIH Staff Writers
You are walking to your next class when suddenly, you come across some freaky, mutated, red-faced, ugly-looking birds. You wonder, “What the heck is that?” Well that, my friend, is a Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata). First things first, they are not really ducks. Interestingly enough, despite their name and duck-like appearances, Muscovy ducks are considered evolutionarily closer to geese. This is mainly due to their large size and their eggs needing more time to hatch than duck eggs. Also, unlike ducks, they do not quack. They hiss. As most people find obvious, these creatures look too exotic to be North Carolina natives. Muscovy ducks are native to Mexico, Central America and South America. However, domesticated breeds of Muscovy ducks have been raised and released in North America. “Our local Muscovy duck population is due to them being bred in captivity,” said Christine Stracey, assistant
professor of biology and the College’s ornithologist. “The ducks likely escaped or someone let them go in order for them to be on our campus.” A couple years ago, these birds came to Guilford and made our campus their new home. Since then, they have become iconic members of the school’s wildlife population. “I consider them part of the family,” said senior Kristian Laureiro. “They are a very recognizable part of campus.” Walking around campus, these ducks — or rather, geese — are hard to miss. They are big, oddly colored and have bright, red bumpy faces. Some students are even afraid of them. “Once, one of the Muscovy ducks was standing on the walkway I was using,” said former Early College student and high school senior Morgan Lano in an email interview. “I moved to go around it and it began to hiss and follow me. I ended up running away and since then (I’ve avoided them).” However, they are nothing to be afraid of. “Most geese or ducks will only chase someone if their babies are nearby,” said Stracey. With any new species introduced into an environment, there is always concern as to how they will
stomach flu get you down BY ESTAVIO JONES Staff Writer
A muscovy shows off red caruncles. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
affect other life in the area. The college, however, does not need to worry; a few Muscovy ducks are far too few to harm anything environmentally. Still, students are curious as to just what they do on our campus. Some have even expressed interest in putting trackers on their ankles. “If we want to learn more about them and their part on the Guilford campus, I don’t see why it is so wrong,” said
Frank Siapno, Early College junior. Students are rightfully interested in these exotic creatures. Not too many students can claim they have seen something so outlandish. Somehow, these freaky fowls have managed to waddle their way into our hearts. They are our own ugly ducklings, but unlike the story, the school loves them just the way they are — bumpy faces and all.
New presidential cabinet members looking at problems with fresh eyes BY JOSÉ OLIVA Staff Writer Guilford College, led by President Jane Fernandes, continues to see new faces on campus, and they are not just students, staff and faculty, they are also administrators. There are four new members in the president’s cabinet: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Beth Rushing, Vice President for Enrollment Management Arlene Cash, Vice President of Marketing Roger Degerman and William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies Wess Daniels. “Having new senior staff members has been very exciting for me, because the new team is wide open to rethinking many things,” said Fernandes. “That energy is really important to move Guilford forward.” Fernandes has worked intensively on leading since her arrival. She has been able to manage low enrollment, a deficit, departure of key senior staff and has worked on a new vision for Guilford while fundraising thousands of dollars for the school. “The beautiful thing about Quakers is that we do not have a pope, we do not have an expert,” said Daniels. Daniels is impressed with Fernandes’ grass-root work and motivated to help bring the Guilford community together as part of the president’s cabinet. Daniels wants the community to learn from each other and find solutions to the many challenges the school faces as we embrace the Quaker’s principals.
Daniels is not the only one excited about collaboration and involvement. Beth Rushing is too. “One of the things I love about Guilford is the commitment of community involvement,” Rushing said. “The Bonner Center (for Community Service, and Learning), the Center for Principled Problem Solving, Career Development, Study Abroad are good examples. I do not think we necessarily coordinate those efforts as well as we could and should, so I am excited about being able to connect them more. “I know how important they are... we call
differentiate Guilford’s message so prospective students and families better understand the value of education the college provides. A unique message will serve Guilford well, but it is also key to consider when and how to deliver the message. “We should not start when they are seniors,” said Arlene Cash. “We want to have been in their minds when they were high school sophomores. “The more Guilford students we have in the world doing what Guilford does, promoting social justice, talking about integrity, and equality and wearing Guilford’s shirts, the more students we will see. Parents, teachers, and community members will see this is the place where they should send their best students.” In the case of adult students, it is not just about the message. It is also about accessibility according to Rushing. “Adult students Roger Degerman, vice president of marketing can’t invest the time on campus that other students can,” said Rushing. them high impact practices.” Rushing is working on developing hybrid Rushing is also working with faculty in and online classes that require less face-tothe development of new majors. face time. “Several are already in the works, such as There is also the possibility of a master’s sustainable food systems,” she said. degree to provide students with a greater Although the school is working on a return on their investments. Rushing variety of projects for the greater good, believes this will help increase enrollment of it must also differentiate itself from other adult students. schools. There is a lot of work ahead for “We have so many colleges and Fernandes’ new team. This fall, the universities that walk alike, talk alike, sound president will be putting together a alike in how they present themselves,” said committee to create the new strategic plan Degerman. “This is a college that changes for the college. The team will make many lives.” of the initiatives mentioned concrete, and Degerman is working on ways to change the school in the process.
“ We have so many colleges and universities
that walk alike, talk alike, sound alike.... This is a college that changes lives.
Have you ever been sick? The headaches, the runny, yet at the same time stuffy nose, the feeling that you’re about to lose your lunch at any moment and the strange coolness of the bathroom floor. It’s enough to drive a person insane. This is what some of the students in Person County, North Carolina are experiencing. Between Sept. 4 and 9, more than 1,000 students have been absent due to illness or for precautionary reasons. The suspected identity of this illness is the Norovirus, more commonly recognized as the stomach flu or food poisoning. The Norovirus causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and large intestine) with symptoms including stomach cramps, lowgrade fever, nausea and diarrhea. It is also highly contagious and has the ability to jump from person to person and contaminate food, water and surfaces with ease. If you think you have caught the Norovirus, do not worry. You will just feel like you are dying for a little while. The virus only last a couple of days and can be taken care of with plenty of healthy food, liquids and rest. A quick visit to Eagle Medical Center would not hurt either. Eagle Medical Center is Guilford College’s medical provider and is located at 1210 New Garden Road, only a couple of minutes past campus. You may be thinking, “Ah, I’ve got Purell and some Clorox wipes, I’m good. After all, It’s Guilford.” But let us remember one fact, this is Guilford. Even we’ve had our little scares here and there. “Last year we had a brief worry about a case of viral meningitis on campus,” said Associate Dean of Students Jennifer Agor. However, the College does know how to take care of an outbreak if one were ever to arise. “In the case of swine flu or bird flu or something similar, we do have an emergency operations plan to deal with such a major outbreak, but luckily have not had to use it,” said Agor. Just because we have not had to take emergency precautions does not mean we will never have to. The best way to start fighting against illness and ensure we never will starts in your very own bedroom. It is especially important to keep clean in dorms. Living in close quarters makes it easier for one to get sick and spread the illness. So, if you were to get sick, take a tip from registered nurse Michele Shearer. “If you’ve got the flu, stay home. You don’t want to contaminate anybody and you want to get better as well,” said Shearer. Shearer’s advice applies to more than just the flu. It is not uncommon for someone to contract pinkeye and other illnesses in the residence halls. One tip to remember, and this is a big one: remember to wash your hands. A lot of pain and suffering can be avoided by simply washing your hands with warm water and soap before eating and after bathroom breaks. Second, for those of you that fancy the culinary arts, make sure to thoroughly wash your vegetables and fully cook your food. The Norovirus is known to travel on dirty vegetables and under-cooked food so make sure there isn’t any pink meat in that chicken breast. Last, be careful with whom you share those cigarettes. Sharing is a lot less caring when you’re also passing the flu. Remember, by making sure you take care of yourself, washing those hands, maintaining a clean living space and eating healthy, you too can win the war on illness and have a clean, healthy school year.
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Connect with alumni through Quake Talks BY HARRIS BILLINGS Staff Writer
Tom Risser ‘85 speaks at last year’s Quake Talks.
| Carson Risser/Guilfordian
Senior vice presidents, actors, artists, authors, community organizers, small business owners, doctors and CEOs — Guilford alumni go on to do a wide array of interesting things and on Sept. 18 and 19 you can hear their stories. Created last year by the Career Development Center and Alumni Relations Office, Quake Talks offer current students the opportunity to hear from alumni about their lives and work post-college. “Quake Talks are an opportunity for alumni to come back to campus, particularly during homecoming, to give short 10-minute talks about the things they’re doing and how Guilford plays a role in that,” said Megan Walters, assistant director for internships and Quake Talks coorganizer. Since their creation, the College has brought Quake Talks to audiences in Boston, New York City and Atlanta. What started as a simple idea has really taken off and has had immensely positive effects on the school’s community. For students, these talks offer the chance to hear from people who have been in the same place as them and have gone on to succeed. “We designed the series for students,” said Walters. “The folks coming back to campus are all over the career spectrum. They’ve just graduated and are getting into the field, or they’re the top of their career and are the people our students want to be eventually.” These talks are designed to reinforce the importance of the college’s values to current students, as well as demonstrate how the experience has led alumni to success. “It’s like this proof that what is going on here is going to work for them,” said Karrie Manson ‘82, senior director of Alumni Relations and Quake Talks co-organizer.
“It’s proof that they can do what they seek to do and that all the ingredients we talk about that are important at Guilford are valuable in their lives and in their careers.” Quake Talks also serve to bring the school’s community closer by reaching out to alumni in a new, more personal way. “It is a very visible way to demonstrate that we want alumni back,” said Manson. “A lot of people, when they graduate and move away, assume that means we want them to support the college financially, which we still do, but it busts that myth that it’s the only reason we are going to talk to you.” For those coming to speak, this event represents an invitation to reconnect and contribute their knowledge to our community. “It brings us together as a family in terms of the Guilford students,” said James Shields, Jr. ‘00, one of the alumni speaking at this year’s Quake Talks and director of the Bonner Center for Community Service. “We are trying to transform homecoming. The Quake Talks make it so it’s more than just being about alumni coming back; it’s a chance for us to bond with the current students.” Last year, Quake Talks proved themselves both innovative and highly impactful. Additionally, every talk was filmed and uploaded online. Guilford hopes to create a library of Quake Talks for future use. This year’s Quake Talks has a diverse lineup of speakers. Students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested are strongly encouraged to attend Sept. 18 from 11:00a.m. – 3:15p.m. and Sept 19. from 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. “I think if students wanted to take advantage of the networking opportunities available on these two days they’ll be blown away by what they will find and who they will meet,” said Walters. “You don’t have to be here for the full four hours to get the full experience. Anytime you have available, come and check it out.”
National Folk Festival takes over downtown
Top right: A local artist uses a woodhorse and chisel to carve cedar during the 75th National Folk Festival last weekend. The free festival included a local art market. Left and bottom right: Concert-goers get down to Babá Ken Okulolo & the West African Highlife Band, who performed on one of the festival’s five stages.
| Allison Debusk/Guilfordian | Juliet Magoon/Guilfordian
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Positivity: the name of volleyball’s game BY FRANCESCA QUIGLEY Staff Writer
Senior Brooke Herr plays in a scrimmage against Davidson College.
| Ava Nadel/Guilfordian
Bounce. Thwack. “Yeah, you got it girls.” Those are the sounds of a typical Guilford volleyball practice. With the number of players on the team lowering drastically from 18 to 10, many said they were apprehensive before the season started. But their fears quickly diminished as they stepped onto the court together realizing this season’s potential. “We’re small, but mighty,” said sophomore middle blocker Heather Crawford. “Compared to last year, there were so many of us; this year we get so many more reps in practice that you can just tell a huge difference compared to last year.” The team’s big focus this season is being unified and playing for each other. All seem to agree that this is where a smaller team comes in handy. “We’re working to improve for the team, not just personally,” said senior outside hitter Marinda Popp. “It’s a small group and a close community, which is good for team chemistry on the court, so hopefully we’ll do really well.” Of course, the team is driven by the goal to win, but that is not the only one. “Enjoy the process,” said head coach Emily Gann. “Enjoy the process of getting to the win. Overall, the goal is to step on the f loor and compete and give our all and we believe that if we do that then we will get the wins. So like we said, we’re not focusing so much on the end goal as the short term and the process.” Coach Gann and new assistant coach Ariel Newman have been implementing strategies for strengthening their team’s morale along with helping their players
acquire mental toughness. The new approach involves focusing on positive selftalk, visualization and breathing exercises before games and practices. “I’ve kind of been superstitious about it this season because of the days we don’t do it in practice,” said sophomore setter Casey Davis. “We’re just kind of slack and we just don’t have as good of a practice, so I think it really helps us focus.” Players and coaches alike agree that their new routine has greatly helped them to improve both on and off the court. “It’s not just about volleyball,” said senior outside hitter and team captain Kelsey Ruehling. “There’s more to it. “You can take this positive self-image and confidence in yourself out into other aspects of your life, and I think there’s a lot to be gained from it not just on the court, but in life in general.” Proving that the new strategies are working, volleyball scored their first win of the season in the final game of four at the Averett University Cougar Classic tournament on Sept. 5 and 6. “This past weekend at Averett, the girls definitely proved to Emily and I that they wouldn’t let their past mistakes as a team get them down,” said assistant coach Ariel Newman. “They just got stronger as the weekend went on.” The outlook on the rest of the season is resoundingly positive amongst the team. The coaches are confident in the player’s ability to continue improving and the players are eager to do so. “We’ve only played five games, but it’s been incredible the amount of improvement that’s happened in those five games in the span of a week or week and a half,” said senior setter Maile Munro. “There’s this different air of positivity that I think we were missing before.”
Eagles, Cowboys, Patriots, Buccaneers looking strong BY ROBERT BENDITT Staff Writer The 2015 NFL season ended with many football fans dazed and confused after watching the ending of the Super Bowl XLIX. In case you missed it, the Seattle Seahawks were one and a half yards away from a Super Bowl victory with under a minute to go. However, in a questionable play call, Malcom Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to end the game. Wilson was joined by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the list of people who just can not win against Patriots star Tom Brady. This year brings much anticipated excitement as many teams have made changes for better (or worse). The Eagles were among the first to shock the league this offseason as head coach Chip Kelly took complete control of the reigns in Philadelphia. The amount of players left in Philadelphia from the Andy Reid era can just about be counted on one hand. Pro-bowl quarterback Nick Foles and running back LeSean McCoy were sent packing to the St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills. Kelly went all in on a partially broken Sam Bradford and Kiko Alonso, both whom are recovering from ACL injuries. However, Bradford showed some new signs of life and flashes of greatness throughout preseason. The Eagles could be making an appearance in the NFC Championship this year so long as Bradford can make it through a full season. Another team looking to make a splash in the NFC is the Dallas Cowboys, who will most likely be challenging Philadelphia this year for the top spot in the NFC East. “Dez Bryant just received his contract extension which has made him the highest paid wide receiver in the league,” said NFL free agent Jordan Harris in an interview with the Guilfordian. “Tony Romo is looking to follow up his great year last year with an even better year this year.” To add some more drama to the NFC East rivalry, former Cowboys star Demarco Murray will be in the Eagles backfield this go round. All eyes were also on number one overall draft pick Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this preseason. The rookie had his moments in preseason, but it was not enough to answer all questions and concerns about the former Heisman trophy winner and Florida State standout. But, Winston will have some weapons to work with like wide receiver Mike Evans who is coming off an amazing 2014-2015 NFL Campaign. “There’s a lot of excitement here in the organization
and we’re expecting a lot of progress to be made and a good foundation to be laid with the current roster,” said Josiah Cafiero, a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization in an interview with the Guilfordian. This offseason it seemed that the trend was ACL tears, as many teams throughout the league will be without top players. Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers and Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers were the first among wide receivers to drop like flies. The Packers will have to rely on quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and big players like Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy, to step up in Green Bay. However, for the Carolina Panthers this season could be a rough year. Quarterback Cam Newton will have to go through this season without stud receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who flourished in his rookie season with the Panthers. Newton will have to rise to the occasion, and look to other veterans like running back Jonathan Stewart and Greg Olsen to move the chains for Carolina. As always, there will be lots of competition throughout the AFC. “Kansas City will be the ones who go all the way this year, and there will be a lot of scoring with lead back Jamaal Charles,” said West Chester University running back Brandon Monk, who is currently being scouted by teams like the Jets and Bucs. The Chiefs joined in on the free agent madness with the addition of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin from the Eagles. Will head coach Andy Reid and Maclin rekindle the flame they shared in Philadelphia? Of course, the team everyone loves to hate is the New England Patriots. From Spygate to Deflategate, they are still among the top teams in the league. Tom Brady has left the courtroom and will return to the field with a chip on his shoulder. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are also an ideal
AFC Championship pick as well, as they are led with a strong group Im of wide receivers in Emmanuel Co age Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. NF ur te s L.c sy Maybe this year om of Denver will be able to advance past the Patriots. The first week will answer lots of questions for fans, rookies and coaches. We will see Winston vs. Mariota which will be the first showdown of number 1 overall versus number 2 overall. Bradford will take his first snap under center in a Philadelphia uniform. Also, will Aaron Rodgers be able to perform without Nelson? Guilfordian Super Bowl Prediction It is hard to predict a clear winner this season with all the new talent, but the Philadelphia Eagles will finally get the ring this year in a rematch with the New England Patriots. If Sam Bradford is healthy, he has a plethora of talent at wide receiver this season and the backfield may be the best in the NFL. The Eagles also were able to make the necessary tune ups on the defense, acquiring two Seattle secondary players and Buffalo Bills rookie sensation Kiko Alonso. They have everything in place this season to make a run, with a quick tempo and high scoring offense Chip Kelly could quite possibly do what Andy Reid could not.
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Cross country will not settle this season
BY CALEB AMSTUTZ Staff Writer The new school year is upon us, and once again the cross country team is up and running. With nine new freshmen joining the returning members and their new motto “Never Settle,” these Quakers are ready to take on the competition this season. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference ranked both the men’s and the women’s team eighth in the preseason poll. With only 22 total athletes on the team, head coach Danny Cash understands that this season will prove to be a rebuilding year. “Our goal is getting the new freshmen group into the flow of the program with the upperclassmen, so everyone is on the same page as we matriculate into the season,” said Cash. “As each individual gets better and runs more competitively, then it will make the team better overall.” The Quakers’ new season begins without Chad Norton ‘15, who currently holds the school’s records for both the 5K and the 8K. “Although we lost our top three runners from the year before, we managed to get to regionals,” said junior Quinton Simones. Despte finishing 28th at the meet, the entire team was grateful for this opportunity to get the seasom underway. The addition of the new first-year students into the fall season has both the coaches and older members looking forward to their improvement. “We have appreciation for people coming in at all different levels and goals, so we try to make sure that everyone can reach their personal goals,” said assistant coach Kimberly Cash. “Collectively, everyone is achieving their best.”
The men’s and women’s cross country team gets out fast at the start of the Coastal Carolina University Invitational last Friday. Sophomore Sommer Fanney (bottom, 221) ran a 21:02.86, the fourth-best 5k finish in school history. It was also the eighth-fastest time among non-Division I runners at the meet. The team competes later today in Salisbury, N.C. , at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational. | Ava Nadel/Guilfordian
Senior Trent Evans and junior Nick Reynolds led the men’s team last year with a string of very quick times. At the NCAA Division III South/ Southeast Regional Championships, Evans finished the 8K in 28:58, followed closely by Reynolds in 29:12. “My goal for this season is to give my best effort in practice and in races,” said Evans. “Running with a sense of purpose and drive is what I’m after.” During the team’s first race at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational 5K on Sept. 11, Evans earned the Quaker’s best men’s finish with the 12th fastest non-Division I time in the race. Reynolds was close behind, securing the team’s fifth-place finish among all non-Division I schools. On the women’s team last year, senior
Rebecca Reyna and sophomore Sommer Fanney ran the two best times for the 5K, running 20:26 and 20:34, respectively. On Friday, Fanney and Reyna appeared to be in good running form as they posted the top two times for Guilford at the Coastal Carolina meet, with Fanney leading the women’s team to a third-place finish among the six non-Division I schools. Through their hard work and determination, these Quakers have already established a presence on the course. However, the bond this team shares appears to go far and beyond the runs through the college’s woods or in competition during the races. “As soon as I joined cross county, everyone immediately made me feel welcome,” said firstyear Elisabeth Marshall. “I feel comfortable going to anyone on the team for help or advice.”
The family bond that the team has established has transcended the constraints of their short season. While they are putting in forty to fifty miles of hard running in practice each week to bring down their individual times, they are equally as motivated to improve their team’s standing. “I have high hopes for us this season,” said junior Jonathan Sumner. “I think we all have someone we can work with this season to push us.” The Quakers advance to Salisbury Park for the Chick-Fil-A Invitational , with the women running their 5K at 6:00 p.m. and the men running their 8K at 6:30 p.m. With “Never Settle” embroidered on their hoodies, these Quakers will not rest until they accomplish all of their goals.
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Lakefest The Lake 2 – 5 p.m.
Faculty Follies Dana Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Football Field 7p.m.
Greenleaf Re-Grand Opening Greenleaf, Milner Hall 7 – 8:30 p.m
Tunes @Noon: Free concert by Joshua West Center City Park 12 – 1:30 p.m
College Meeting for Worship Moon Room, Dana Auditorium 4 – 5 p.m.
Fleming Lecture: “Race and Incarceration” Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Auditorium 7:30 – 9 p.m
Panel Discussion: “The Iran Nuclear Deal” Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Auditorium 7:30 – 9:30 p.m
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