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Falzone presents Senior Thesis under Guilford History Department The History department invited Guilford students, staff and faculty members to attend senior Jacob Falzone’s honors thesis presentation titled, “The White Rose: Fables and the Politics of Memory of War.” The presentation was given on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in King Hall 123 and was open to the campus community. Falzone’s thesis focused on the anti-Nazi resistance work of the White Rose, a student activist group from Munich, and the resonance of the resistance in Germany after the war.

Wallace details experiences with career in veterinary medicine for students Katherine Wallace ‘11 shared with students on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Frank Science Center her experiences in transitioning from being a Guilford student to a practicing veterinarian. Wallace graduated from Guilford with majors in biology and health science, earning her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in 2017. She currently works at King’s Crossing Animal Hospital. Students interested in veterinary medicine careers were invited to join the event.

Guilford transactions to digital projects with workshop session for faculty

On Friday, Feb. 22 in the Experimental Classroom located in Hege Library, Guilford faculty and staff members were invited to attend a workshop that delved into the possibilities of website tools and digital scholarship. The session was held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and provided those in attendance with information on digital projects with students and collaborative class websites that can be used as platforms to display and make student work public.

Information session discusses plans for the Fall 2019 three week course “Social Justice in the Southern U.S.”

On Wednesday, March 13, an information session for the Fall 2019 three-week study abroad opportunity, “Social Justice in the Southern U.S.” was held at 1:30 p.m. in King Hall 126. The course will provide Guilford students with the opportunity to travel throughout the Southern U.S. while learning about intersectional social justice and movement-building from community organizers and activists in Greensboro, Atlanta, Montgomery, New Orleans, Little Rock and Nashville.

Second-half of spring semester kicks off with Underground Railroad Tour

An open tour of the Underground Railroad Tree and its history with Guilford’s woods was held for interested Guilford students, staff and faculty members on Wednesday, March 13. The tour session departed from the Alumni Gym parking area at 3:00 p.m. and provided attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the campus’ deep roots that stood witness to the Underground Railroad activities. More tours are to come and advanced registration is requested, but not required.

Guided Discovery talks resumes and cover letters for Career Action Week

Guided Discovery hosted a resume clinic as a part of Career Action Week on Thursday, March 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Hege Library. The clinic was presented by Guilford Alumni from Global Executive Search Firm Charles Aris and was followed by an opportunity for students to have their resumes and cover letters reviewed in preparation for the Opportunities Fair to follow. Career Action Week also brought several other events to prepare students for long-term careers after college.

Guilford College distributes pamphlets about Title IX around campus.//Photo by Yunah Kim/The Guilfordian

Students required to undergo online Title IX training course BY ZACH BRADLEY Staff Writer Friday, March 1 was the deadline for all current Guilford students to complete the sexual assault prevention training course that was distributed via email to community members for completion online. Students who have not completed the training course will have a hold placed on their respective accounts and are expected to either attempt to finish the online material or get in contact with the Title IX team for further assistance. With the passed deadline of the training course and the 20192020 academic year slowly coming to a close, more students and community members have turned to look at how Guilford has progressed in its efforts to keep up with the guidelines and goals of Title IX. The academic year has seen a series of additions of new staff members in the Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office. An email from President Jane Fernandes addressed to students at the beginning of the year, on Aug. 30, 2018, reminded students of Guilford’s adherence to Title IX and federal and state civil rights laws on the basis of campus core values. “Guilford College has a longstanding mission to provide a transformative, practical and excellent liberal arts education that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment,” said Fernandes in the email. “We are committed to upholding the principles of Title IX and taking a stand against sex discrimination, harassment or violence.” Fernandes described the college’s goal for the academic year in respect to this. “Preventing sexual discrimination, harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct and ensuring gender equality is a topic on the minds of every college and university educator, and we are no different, …” Fernandes said. “Fast forward to 2018, and we are taking an active stand against sexual misconduct and in support of gender equity on our campus. All students, regardless of gender or identity have the right to learn and participate in activities free from sexual harassment or acts of sexual violence.” Fernandes urged students to read through Title IX and complete a required online training if they had not already done so. Title IX Coordinator Barbara Lawrence emailed more detail on this online training to students around the end of January. “As you may already know, Guilford College is partnered with

EVERFI, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the country,” said Lawrence in the email. “Each year over 5 million students and employees complete these courses.” It was through EVERFI and an EVERFI Higher Education account that students had access to this training course. The course was made available to students on Jan. 25. Lawrence emphasized the significance of the training. “As part of our comprehensive prevention program for students and employees, Guilford College expects you to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates,” Lawrence said. “This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Guilford College and beyond.” First-year Sarah Seguin discussed the online course and training, describing how she believes more could be done to extend the reach of the office’s work. “I think it can help get information out there, and I think it is a good way to finally get information out to students, but I don’t think a whole lot has gotten to students yet,” Seguin said. First-year Taylor Young expressed similar sentiments. “I haven’t heard about any incidents except that one from off campus a little while ago,” Young said. “Hopefully that means people are being safer, but I don’t know. I just haven’t heard a lot from Title IX or about this stuff.” Regarding to how members of the Title IX and Equal Opportunity office might go about keeping up with the respective policies while ensuring Guilford’s campus is a safe space, students had a few ideas and requests. Seguin expressed desires for better communication from the office. “I do think they could get more info out to students,” Seguin said. “There hasn’t been a lot at all and even though I hope the course will help prevent assault or harassment, I think there could be more.” In a similar regard, Senior Gillian Sherman expressed concerns about the Title IX sexual assault prevention course. “I just don’t know how useful it is,” Sherman said. “Obviously the information is good and I hope it can help, but it’s also so easy for students to just rush through it. I’m sure there are people who went through it just because they had to.” Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office staff members who were contacted did not respond with comments on the topic.

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2019-2020 Bryan Series speakers announced BY YUNAH KIM News Editor The Bryan Series team is preparing for the 2019-2020 speaker series season and has announced the lineup of five speakers that are scheduled to speak in the upcoming season. The announcement was made by Associate VP for Alumni and Constituent Relations Ty Buckner at the end of the last Bryan Series event with Chief Strategist and Co-Founder of Partners in Health Paul Farmer, who is working as an anthropologist and physician. Informational pamphlets detailing the next season’s lineup was distributed by the Bryan Series team to those in attendance at the Farmer talk on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The pamphlet announced that the lineup would consist of a first lady, a supreme court justice, and Academy Award winner and two Pulizer Prize-winning authors. Two-time Academy Award winner and author “Each one brings an important message of the New York Times Notable Book of the from their life and work,” the pamphlet read. Year, “In Pieces,” Sally Field is scheduled to “Hearing from them firsthand, with the comAfter Bush comes Supreme Court Justice speak after Goodwin on Mar. 24. munity members who have joined you, is a Stephen Breyer who is known as a consensus powerful experience.” seeker and an optimist. Breyer will be speaking on Oct. 2 about his personal experiences, delving into “how both political leaders and everyday citizens can aim to reach across the aisle.”

The series will kick off the new season with Laura Bush, who was First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Bush is scheduled to speak at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sept. 10. “That will be a moderated conversation, so we may bring in someone who was familiar with her career while she was a First Lady and the different things that she brought,” said Director of the Bryan Series Suzanne Ingram.

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will follow, speaking on Nov. 12. Goodwin will provide insight on making sense of political experiences, offering thoughts on how one may create and maintain “a well-informed foundation for everyday politcal conversations.”

Intern Senior Chris Collins detailed the significance and purpose of the Q&A events that will continue to precede each Bryan Series talk. “Part of what the speakers do when they come talk in Greensboro is they spend about an hour with Guilford students and faculty before events, so I think that’s a really cool and unique opportunity that students have,” Collins said. “Unfortunately, we can’t really advertise that to everyone all over the place because it’s supposed to be a more conversational setting for students who are really interested in talking with the speaker. So we try to advertise to focus groups … “That’s one of the main things that students can really benefit from the Series, having almost a one-on-one conversation during the Q&A sessions we’ve done.” “We will have some tickets for the main event, but we also have opportunities for smaller groups for each event,” Ingram said. “Some of them will be on-campus and some will be off-campus, but we will have opportunities for each one. “Because of Guilford’s schedule change next year, two of the speakers will come during the three-week semester. The first one will be during a three-week semester and the last one will be during a three-week semester. This will be interesting in how that works with everybody’s schedule, but getting the schedule to faculty ahead of time will help them see how they could incorporate that into their curriculum.” The Bryan Series team is also looking forward to the new venue located in downtown Greensboro for the speaker series that the talks will be transitioning to in the 2020 half of the season. Ingram discussed this change. “We will have the first three events in Greensboro at the Coliseum,” Ingram said. “And in the Spring of 2020, the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts will be opening so we are hoping to have both of our events in the spring there … It’s just more suited for lectures. It’s kind of a theater style.” Senior Alex Jones commented on the released lineup and believes that the scheduled speakers will bring unique perspectives to the Guilford community. “I think that these speakers will cover a lot of good topics, especially around stuff like politics because we have several speakers about that,” Jones said. “I, myself, might not go to all of them but I will definitely try to make it to as many as I can. I think that the ones I am looking forward to most are (Sally Field) and (Laura Bush).” “For a small city, and for a smaller speaker series, I think generally they bring in some pretty big people who know what they are talking about and are pretty awesome,” Collins said.

Finally, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winner and author of “The Underground Railroad” Colson Whitehead will close the 2019-2020 season on April 23. Ingram explained the process of selecting speakers and how it is primarily driven by the interests of the Series’ subscribers along with faculty and students at Guilford. “(Goodwin) was number one in our Brian Series survey,” Ingram said. “Every one of these speakers were on our survey. The first three (Bush, Breyer and Goodwin) were in the top 10. I think Sally Fields was in there in the top 15. Colson Whitehead, I don’t think he was chosen as prominently just because he wasn’t as widely known.” With the next season, Ingram and the rest of the Bryan Series team are seeking to increase the impact and reach of the series. Bryan Series /Photos Courtesy Guilford College

Study abroad program examines prisons BY NATALIE WHITMEYER Staff Writer A study abroad interest meeting was held for “Prisons in the U.S. and Norway” on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in King Hall. Professor of Psychology Eva McGuire and Professor of Justice and Policy Studies Sherry Giles will both be leading this trip in hopes of allowing students to gain a better understanding of the justice system both here and in Norway. Robert Van Pelt, assistant director of study abroad, was also in attendance to go over any additional questions students had about the study abroad process. The three-week study abroad course for Fall 2019 will be held in Oslo, Norway, and would fulfill both JPS and PSY course requirements. As stated on the study abroad page, the opportunity would allow students to take an “in-depth look at the prison system in North Carolina and Norway.” During the meeting, Giles shared her personal story of travelling to Oslo and meeting with different prison officials during her time abroad. She discussed the day-to-day impact of one of the courses she teaches on restorative justice. “Restorative justice, a lot of people don’t know what that is,” Giles said. “Basically it is an approach to responding to people that have harmed someone else or committed a crime, but it can be in schools. It can be in communities. Restore the person that’s caused the harm, or the offender, back to the community. That’s a big focus on what will help this person.”

Likewise, there is an emphasis on restorative justice in Norway. However, this sort of emphasis isn’t necessarily present elsewhere. “In our society there’s a lot of stigma and marginalization, othering of people that are charged and convicted of a crime and incarcerated,” Giles said. “So that’s part of the beauty of restorative justice. It really works in a way that it minimizes that. It really tries to bring people together and have the offender def initely take responsibility for what they’ve done.” Both McGuire and Giles want to share this experience with Guilford students. The pairing of this interdisciplinary approach with psychology and justice and policy studies seeks to provide participating students with the experience of venturing out into the respective fields of study while also allowing each individual to think about these issues on a deeper and more hands-on level. The experience will be the first of the three-week programs to embark, with 10 days spent on-campus and 11 days in Oslo. While in N.C., students will have the opportunity to meet with head prison officials and learn more about the incarceration processes here in the United States. A comparative structure will be implemented on the trip to Norway, where students will learn of the Norwegian incarceration process and the differences between the process in Norway and in the U.S. “Part of my hope is that they will be exposed to and see how things can be different,” Giles said. “Because students

are going to be doing presentations that we will share with the prison officials here and there, and it would be awesome if one of the prison officials would go along with this.” McGuire spoke similarly on the subject of expectations and hopes for the upcoming course. “We often get stuck about thinking more individually and not so much systemically, and I think this is a good opportunity for students to get that systemic perspective,” McGuire said. With the new Guilford Edge curriculum, the departments of Psychology and Justice and Policy Studies see this as a great opportunity for students to participate in the study abroad experience without having to commit to being away for the whole semester, as was the case for previous abroad ventures. Junior Emma Chaiken described the benefits she saw in the shorter study abroad opportunity, expressing interest in learning more about the specific course. “(This is) an experience that I don’t have to prepare extensively for,” Chaiken said. “(This) being a short trip and a class all rolled into one gives me the chance to broaden my horizons as well as being home before any major holidays.” The initial travel fee for this trip is likely to be around $1,800. Scholarship and grant opportunities are available for students who are interested. The deadline to apply is Friday, Mar. 15 and students are able to find the respective applications on the study abroad website at https:// More information on similar opportunities are also available on the website.

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News in Brief Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known as Satarman Base guards the approaches to the capital of Uruzgan Province, Tirin Kot, a repeated target of Taliban attacks.

Australia Australian Cardinal George Pell a former Chief financial officer and adviser to Pope Francis was sentenced to six years in prison on May 13, for molesting two boys after Sunday Mass in 1996. According to the website BishopAccountability. org, Pell is the most senior Catholic official to be found guilty in a criminal court for sexually abusing minors. The conviction was unsealed only two weeks before the sentencing due to a suppression order which kept the guilty verdict a secret for months.

Germany After the cleandiesel scandal marred the name Volkswagen for American consumers, the world’s largest automanufacturer is seeking to rebrand by rolling out a new wave of electric cars. Sustained demand for Tesla models despite the company’s financial struggles may indicate that there is a market for electric cars which remains untapped. Volkswagen plans to produce 22 million electric cars by 2028, a risky, but potentially transformative commitment.


Facebook faces controversy following anti-vax content


Pressure has accumulated onto the billion-dollar social media platform. Mark Zuckerberg’s company faces a crossroads as content that promotes refusing or reducing vaccinations is finding a louder voice in advertisements across Facebook. After other platforms including YouTube and Pinterest took steps to reduce the presence of this content, eyes are turning to Facebook to follow suit. Although there have been voices opposing vaccines or some aspect of vaccinations for years, the growth of anti-vax content on social media has been a more recent development. Although Facebook is being hammered for harboring this content, it does not necessarily mean that Facebook is in favor of the anti-vax movement. The movements that are gaining traction on Facebook, like anti-vax, are those that make the most money for the company. “Facebook and all other companies whose revenue comes mostly from advertisers are motivated to get their users to ‘engage’ as often as possible with that site,” said Associate Professor of Philosophy Vance Ricks. ‘Engagement’ usually means that you’re spending time there and doing things there (e.g., ‘liking’, posting, commenting, seeing ads, clicking on those ads). “So, in general, that model presumes that whatever it is that’s getting you to ‘engage’ - no matter how true, false, upsetting, calming, hilarious, or stupid it might be - will make you more likely to comment on it yourself.” Facebook knows that there is a pattern to the ads that generate the most revenue. These ads are the ones that generate conversation, and the more heated the debate, the more popular the ad is. “The things that lots of your friends are talking about to each other. even if they’re talking about those things negatively, will be the things that they’re more likely to talk about with you, too. “And they’re the things that you’re more likely to look into, or explore, or try, or believe because, in general, we trust our friends’ good will and judgement,” Ricks said.


“Even if we don’t, we don’t want to feel shut out from the conversations that our friends and family are having. Maybe we’re eager to correct them, to scold them or to be corrected and scolded by them!” Ethical or not, Facebook’s decisions of which content it selects have significant ramifications. The fact that the content has an extremely popular platform to spread means that anti-vax ideas will reach millions of people worldwide. Public health is one of the most significant factors dependent on the number of people who vaccinate. “If there continues to be a growing trend where children are not receiving routine vaccinations, over time we will likely lose herd immunity.” said Public Health Instructor and Friends Center staff member Aleks Babić. “Herd immunity means that enough individuals in the population are vaccinated against preventable illnesses so that they are unable to contract those disease and therefore unable to spread them to others who are not able to receive the same vaccinations. “Research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that not only does an increase in the unvaccinated population put unvaccinated individuals at risk, it also increases the risk of preventable disease among those who have been vaccinated due to their likelihood of exposure. The literature explains this as ‘waning immunity’.” Guilford students also expressed their opinions on the increase in anti-vax advertisements. “I think anti-vax content is dangerous because it helps perpetuate the idea that vaccinations aren’t necessary,” said senior Finn Shepard. “When people see anti-vax content and they have the same sentiments, it shows them that their ideas might have some strength.” “I think Facebook has a lot of this content because it’s a topic of conversation right now and they want to be a part of it, and have people come to their website as often as possible,” said junior Shayne Kenny. “But there is a lot of misleading information on there.” In the end, the decision is up to Facebook. It can sacrifice its profit and end the controversy, or stay the course and deal with the ramifications.

PHOTO WEEK of th e




Nigeria In Lagos, a building housing a primary school and a children’s nursery collapsed, drawing a crowd of hundreds to watch as emergency responders scrambled to rescue survivors from the rubble. According to the New York Times, 36 people were pulled from the rubble, including some who were dead. The rapidly growing city has faced a number of building collapses. The building was marked X for demolition but was recently refurbished according to onlookers and neighbors.

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Algeria Protestors took to the streets in Algiers and other cities and other cities to protest the president Bouteflika who step down and cancel the April election so that reforms can be implemented first. The decision sparked massive skepticism from the opposition, the independent news media, and civilians who view the decision as a skillful façade in order to preserve the current party rule under the guise of reform. On May 11, Algeria’s government announced that the election would not be held. BY ROMAN RAIES World & Nation Editor

Strasbourg, France Samantha Brooks studied abroad in Madagascar where she studied biodiversity and natural resource management. Whether you have been or are currently abroad, we would love to see trip photos. Please email the photos to Abigail Bekele at with information about the image and where and when you studied.

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BY ROMAN RAIES World & Nation Editor In February, there were more migrants who were apprehended or turned themselves in to authorities in order to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border than there have been in 12 years. A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN that there were 10,000 migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border in early February, although they didn’t appear to be traveling in caravans. By the end of the month, at least 66,500 migrants were apprehended at the U.S. border, the majority from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, countries which are rife with gang violence and political corruption. According to a report from the Robert Strauss Center’s Mexico Initiative and the Migration Policy Center, 5,000 migrants are currently waiting to present their claim for asylum. The response from the Trump administration has been strict. Citing the dangers of allowing cartels and criminals to cross open borders, the administration has reinforced border security, put in place a practice called “metering”, which limits the number of migrants who can seek asylum each day, and will now begin construction of a wall along parts of the southern border. “When you add on the current political climate, I would say it’s unacceptable,” said senior Amelia Wellman. The Department of Homeland Security, which is in charge of overseeing border protection, is enthusiastic about the president’s support. “Walls work.” said a Dec. 18, 2018 Department of Homeland Security press release. “When it comes to stopping drugs and illegal aliens from crossing our borders, border walls have proven to be extremely effective.” In April 2018, the administration placed 2,000 border patrol agents in an operation known as Guardian Support. In October 2018, 5,000 troops were sent to reinforce the border, placing the administration’s actions in a legal gray area. The 1878 Posse-Comitatus Act limits the ability of the government to use military troops to enforce domestic laws, but Trump has

defended the action as necessary to counter what he sees as a wave of undocumented immigration. “The administration is making a huge news story out of the crisis at the border,” said Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Don Bartletti at a keynote speech for the American Press Conference at La Jolla, California. Bartletti spent years photographing and documented migrants on their journey north. The migrants without documentation come seeking asylum, a status granted to those who can prove that they face persecution from their governments, or that their governments fail to protect them from persecution. Gaining asylum is a long and complicated process which will likely involve facing time in an immigrant detention center, multiple hearings with judges, and finding a sponsor. Migrants waiting on asylum status cannot find permits to work, so they must either do so illegally or find an organization willing to pay for their cost of living while they await being granted asylum. Some of the migrants are women fleeing domestic abuse. In Guatemala, it is a well-documented fact that police officers often do not prosecute male domestic abusers. Some observers have criticized the inwardness of the Trump administration. “Based on the current sociopolitical climate, it is very frustrating to see as the world moves toward a more globalized political climate,” said Assistant Director of Study Abroad Richard Van Pelt. “it is frustrating to see that there are parts of our politics that don’t see the benefits of an international world.” Mexico has also been taking action to deal with the influx of migrants. From Jan. 17 through Jan. 19, the Mexican government issued 12,000 special humanitarian visas on the Guatemalan border, allowing migrants the right to live and work anywhere in Mexico. The left-wing Mexican president, Manuel Lopez Obrador, has sought to track migrants moving through Mexico. Recent statements suggest that he will be more cooperative with the United States on controlling undocumented immigration. In a break from their previous policies, the Obrador administration has blocked groups of migrants at the border, refused to allow migrants on international bridges to apply for asylum in the United States and allowed the Trump administration to send 120 migrants to Tijuana. Obrador claims that the shift is a political move to avoid

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Thousands of migrants seek asylum in U.S.

angering the Trump administration. The U.S. is Mexico’s largest trading partner, and Mexico is the U.S.’ third largest trading partner. Keeping healthy relations with the United States is essential for Mexico to attract investment and continue trade with U.S. corporations and consumers. Undocumented immigration has been a tremendous source of tension between the two countries. The American and Mexican governments announced recently that they would begin a “Remain in Mexico” program as part of the effort to combat undocumented immigration.

157 die in Boeing 737 airplane crash BY KIRAN SOMA Staff Writer Nearly 160 people died after a fatal airplane crash near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Mar. 10. The aircraft, owned by Ethiopian Airlines, reported technical issues upon takeoff and crashed moments later. The plane was a recently released Boeing model, specifically, the 737 Max 8, which was used commercially beginning in 2017. Some countries, including China, have grounded all Max 8 aircraft within their boundaries. New questions about safety have risen after the incidents. In a press conference, the CEO of Ethiopian

Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, discussed the details behind the ongoing investigation. “As it is a fresh incident, we have not been able to determine the cause,” GebreMariam stated. “As I said, it is a brand new airplane with no technical remarks, f lown by a senior pilot and there is no cause that we can attribute at this time.” Major airlines in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Mexico have temporarily grounded the 737 Max 8 aircraft. The Cayman Airlines in the Caribbean and Comar in South Africa have also suspended the model. This was not the first crash of a 737 Max 8. In October of 2018, a Lion Air Jet crashed into the Java Sea after takeoff in

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Indonesia. Although no direct connections have been drawn between the incidents, the two plane crashes occurred within a six month period, a short enough time frame to cause investigation. The Chinese government defended its actions and raised questions over flight safety. “Given in both air crashes the aircrafts were newly delivered Boeing 737 Max 8, and both incidents occurred during the takeoff, they share certain similarities,” the administration stated in a press release. Passengers from over thirty countries had boarded the Ethiopian airplane. Nineteen United Nations officials, the co-founder of an international aid organization and a third-year

student at Georgetown Law were among the 157 victims of the crash. Boeing faces scrutiny from the incident and has subsequently delayed the release of its 777X jetliner. As the two crashes have caused doubt over Boeing’s safety standards, shares in the company have dropped eight percent on Wall Street. As all Chinese airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, Boeing may face a huge threat in the market. More than a quarter of the 737 Max 8 models were purchased by Chinese airlines. Chinese aviation is a major sector for Boeing. The current suspension of the Max 8 models may hurt this market in the future.

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The Caf fails to nourish student-athletes Finally, something we’ve all been waiting for: someone to speak out amongst the student body about the Caf, and I am honored to do so. As students, we get asked the big questions on what we think about the Caf. Is it to our liking? Or could it be better? We tend to shy away from BY ELI SHORT our desired opinions and end up giving the friendly and polite answers such as, Staff Writer “It’s okay” and “It has its good days,” but my opinion is different. Overall, the Caf is terrible. Throughout my week of classes, I notice that I eat downstairs at the Grill or scramble up some money to go grab something to eat off-campus more than I go to the Caf to enjoy food with other students. Rating the Caf from one to 10, I would rate it with a generous three out of 10. Compared to other universities and colleges that I’ve

been to or heard about from friends, the respective “Caf ” of their campus is usually dreadful for all students, but not because they don’t serve good food; they serve food that usually makes up a college student’s diet. The cafeteria has a decent sandwich and salad bar, but that is something that you cannot mess up in a buffet-oriented food stop. Guilford does a great job when it comes to having options and variety for vegans. Ultimately what we complain most about is the quality of the food and if it’s giving us the full nutrients, we need to replenish our bodies from long academic hours and athletic activities. In the morning time when breakfast is being served, I can honestly say the best thing I look forward to in the Caf is the omelets. I believe Tay makes the best omelet at the gourmet station. He gives you just enough of each ingredient requested upon your choice with just the right amount of cooking time. Tay cooks the perfect omelet for me in the morning.

Guilford is a highly competitive school in sports. In Division III, athletes are recruited and required to work very hard not only in their training, but in the classroom too, and insufficient and improper nutrients will not help students sustain these standards. Being a student athlete myself, I can attest to the challenges of eating well at the Caf while handling a hefty academic schedule “It’s simply terrible,” said senior and basketball captain Marcus Curry. “I’ve been here for three total years and I rarely eat the Caf, and if I do, I don’t eat all my food and will still be hungry.” There is so much negativity that revolves around the Caf that should be addressed properly. As it is students’ main diet plan on campus, students should feel comfortable and confident that they can walk into the Caf and be able to find food that will satisfy their hunger and give them the proper nutrients to carry out their day.

“Helium” is synth heaven Cultural appropriation evident from pop stars

HOMESHAKE, musician Peter Sagar’s solo recording project, released its highly anticipated fourth album, “Helium” through Sinderlyn Records mid-February. For those familiar with HOMESHAKE’s BY KATHRYN library, it comes as no HURST surprise that “Helium” is Staff Writer heavily reliant on the sound of synthesizers to create a dreamy, sleepy-pop ambiance. Since Sagar’s first 2014 album release, “In the Shower,” HOMESHAKE has increasingly strayed from its original guitar-based structure towards a more texturized and unique experimentation in the realm of the synthesizer. If you are looking for standard ballad-like lyricism and classic indie-rock, listen to HOMESHAKE’s earlier albums. However, if you want to experience an ethereal sound which evokes a “do it yourself” attitude towards music, an attentive listen to “Helium” is highly recommended. From the start, Sagar’s album takes its listeners into their own world. The cover art, reminiscent of a Dalí painting, closely resembles the content that lies within: an abstract, almost experimental sounding take on indie-pop. The first song on the album, “Early”, has no lyrics but rather tracks of birds singing with a synth tune overlain. The sound is in the name; when listening, it makes you feel like you are waking up on an early spring day. From there, Sagar takes a more upbeat approach to the next couple songs, “Anything at All” and “Like Mariah,” which closely resemble his earlier sound,

sans guitar. Returning to the interlude style of the first song on “Helium,” the fourth track, “Heartburn,” repeats beats from “Like Mariah” and foreshadows the beats that lay within the next track “All Night Long,” effectively bridging what would otherwise be a gap in the album. Sagar chooses to continue interludes like these throughout “Helium,” subtly referencing the structure of many rap albums. As a result, this album neither feels too upbeat or relaxed at any point. Rather, the two styles are woven throughout the album, making for a nicely balanced ensemble. Lyrically, the album is somewhat lacking in content. This is accommodated for with the constant beat-driven sound. It seems like Sagar was purposefully abandoning his traditional album format, which has reliably been heavy on the love songs with vocals at the forefront and beats as an accompaniment. Part of what makes the sound of “Helium” unique is that when there are vocals, they are more often than not inaudible, allowing the most important verses to jump out at listeners and the less important to be swallowed by the overlapping synth sounds. If you are craving a mellow, dreamy, everchanging album, or even struggling to find something to accompany a hazy day, listen to “Helium.” The synthesizer has a plethora of sounds that Sagar has managed to master through playing around, cutting and pasting, and it shows in his latest album. “Helium” sticks to one specific genre but explores an abundance of different sounds that can be made within this limitation. Sagar has found his element and proves that hindrance is not always a bad thing in this art form.

Pop star Ariana Grande has been stirring controversy over accusations of her being culturally appropriative. Many have raised concerns that Grande is taking aspects of other cultures and gaining undeBY MEI LANDER served profit from them. Staff Writer The first issue that came to light was her skin and hair. She has slowly been getting darker spray-on tans and few have noticed until now that she went from being pale white to brown-skinned, soon adopting a skin tone darker than Nicki Minaj. Grande’s use of hairpieces emulates African-American women and so does her style in dress and music. Her most current hit, “7 Rings” samples “My Favorite Things” from the musical “The Sound of Music” and spins it into a more modern pop song. “7 Rings” has been criticized for its similarity, lyrically, to songs by black artists. “The internet is debating whether the pop singer plagiarized or paid homage to 2 Chainz, Princess Nokia, or Soulja Boy,” writes BuzzFeed News. “Yet another white pop star clinging onto the marketable imagery of the hood to push her ‘bad girl” persona.” A recent tattoo Grande got in Japanese kanji characters appropriated Japanese culture. The tattoo was misspelled; it came out reading

“charcoal grill” when it was supposed to say “7 Rings.” Her music video for “7 Rings” was also culturally appropriative, using Japanese “kawaii” imagery and kanji for aesthetic reasons. Ariana Grande is not the first artist to appropriate culture in their work. Certain eras of Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry’s work also took from different genres and cultures. Gwen Stefani and Fergie have also been accused of cultural appropriation, and Iggy Azalea is often criticized for profiting off black culture. These artists, among others, have stolen aspects of cultures not their own for personal gain, artistically and monetarily. As much as I have loved and looked up to Ariana Grande, it breaks my heart to see her taking from other cultures and artists. I feel personally like she is starting to run out of original content. It is always hard to see artists taking from each other and having no shame or not owning up to it. I have followed Ariana Grande from the beginning of her career in the show “Victorious” and her first musical work. Since then, there has definitely been a change in her style and maturity which you can see in here vocals and music. She has such amazing vocals and so much she could be doing with her talent, yet she still chooses to be unoriginal with every new piece she puts out. As much talent as she has, there is no lying that her individuality is quickly fading along with her accreditation for music.

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“The Umbrella Academy” hooks in viewers Netflix’s newest foray into super hero storytelling, “The Umbrella Academy” is a mayhem-drenched thrill ride that I couldn’t look away from. Based on the Dark Horse comics series that ran between 2007 and BY AUBREY 2008, this emo-infused FETZER comic adventure is the reStaff Writer alization of creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Fans of pop punk/emo music will recognize Way as front person of popular early 2000’s group My Chemical Romance. Longtime fans will be familiar with Way’s iconic influence, as it is visible all over “The Umbrella Academy,” while Eisner-nominated Bás’ unmistakable eye for aesthetic is maintained beautifully in the transition from ink to screen. In the last 10 years, the media market has become saturated with superhero and comic adaptations, making it nearly impossible for any

new releases to stand out from the rest. This is particularly difficult on a platform like Netflix, which in the last few years has rolled out numerous superhero adaptations for major series from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and multiple independent producers. Despite the overload of comic content, Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” does what few others on the service have done, it got me to click ‘next episode’. The story centers around a ‘family’ of children all born on the same day to mothers who were not previously expecting, who are then gathered at an academy where they learn to control their powers and fight to save the world. As far as superhero plots go, it’s not the most original. What makes “The Umbrella Academy” so worth watching is not it’s adherence to typical comic structure, but the ways in which it bends our expectations of them and moves into something new. Through time traveling organizations, overworked hitman, the oncoming apocalypse and

super-powered freak-outs, what stands out about this show is the depth of the characters we come to love. One of the children in particular, Klaus, a psychic who can communicate with the dead played by Robert Sheehan, steals the show and I found myself watching episode after episode wanting to learn more about him. Much like the intricately crafted neon nuclear wastelands and accessory-drenched characters of My Chemical Romance videos, it’s the weirdest elements that make the biggest impact. Klaus is Way’s aesthetic influence at its best, irreverent, insightful and full of surprises. It’s these elements of genuine personality that push his narrative past the trope of a hero burdened by his powers and into something more meaningful. Each character’s personal struggle plays critically into the largely interconnected climax of the narrative, relying heavily on the audience’s investment in them as individuals to drive the tension to a breaking point. In terms of its conflict, “Umbrella Academy”

doesn’t do much new. A catastrophic world ending event is simultaneously egged on by those attempting to stop it as heroes and villains alike grapple with their roles in a collapsing world. It’s an exciting and post modern story, but it’s not one that’s exactly fresh in comics, building clearly on the groundwork of iconic series like “Dark Phoenix” and “Watchmen.” Where “Umbrella Academy” shines is in the moments along the way, in the zany and chaotic action sequences set to dance numbers, and the self-referential jokes that point out just how silly it all is. Unlike other recent comic endeavors, “The Umbrella Academy” knows that it’s treading in territory often covered and plays with the audience’s expectations of that to great success. It’s the tongue-in-check call backs to other comics and reversals of tropes that make this show so worth watching, but more than that it’s the joy that comes from engaging with something that knows how to not take itself seriously.

Comedians should establish boundaries In the world of comedy, it seems that the topics that comedians choose to talk about are discussed more so than anything else. Political correctness has defined the conversation about comedians in the recent years, particularly comedians whose content focuses on rather touchy subjects. The subjects at hand are most often related (but not limited) BY AUBREY to gender, race, religion or sexuality. FETZER The increase in resistance to offensive Staff Writer comedy comes with the increase in communication through the internet. Websites like Twitter harbor countless conversations about the right of comedians to overstep boundaries in order to make a laugh. Often, it is not the people who go to the comedy shows and hear a joke firsthand that make a commotion about a joke, it’s people on the internet, waiting for something to argue about. This is where I believe one of two issues of offensive comedy lie; in the audience itself. A joke is meant to get a laugh out of

people who want to hear a joke. Comedians create jokes because it is their job to do so. In this respect, audiences need to have a better understanding of what they are getting themselves into. If you don’t want to hear a certain type of joke, then don’t. Comedy is largely at the discretion of the audience, for that is who it was created for. Do research before watching a show on TV or going to a show to see what you are getting into. If you don’t wish to hear an offensive, tasteless joke, then don’t put yourself in a situation where that is going to happen. The second issue of offensive comedy lies with the comedian. Comedians, as performers, seek to get reactions from their audiences, which can sometimes come in the form of offensive jokes or comments. Jokes like these attempt to elicit a reaction from the audience, although some lines may be crossed in order to get that reaction. But where should those lines be drawn? As everybody has the right to free speech and expression in the U.S., there seems to be no effective way to enforce law in the comedic realm, other than the moral boundaries of comedians themselves. Comedians, however, should be aware of these boundaries or

have strong enough moral principles to reject these jokes. Jokes about religion, race and sexuality are very touchy, but depending on the severity of the joke and the perspective of the audience, are not necessarily inappropriate. Some jokes may seem inappropriate from one perspective, but not another. To eliminate the offensiveness of a joke, comedians should draw a boundary for themselves, a way to keep their material in check, if they are worried about the impact their jokes have on their audiences. In the end, the notion that “political correctness” is ruining comedy is neither false or true. Comedy is for an audience, and what that audience perceives as offensive on an individual basis determines the categorization of a certain comedian or type of comedy as offensive. Instead of making a sweeping generalization about how offensiveness is ruining all comedy, become aware that the jokes are only offensive if you want them to be, because very few comedians are making jokes for the purpose of harm. In the end, comedy is intended to be humorous, not causing problems. When there is more harm than good being done, that is when the line needs to be drawn.


Editorial Women’s History Month observed by Guilfordian As March is Women’s History Month, The Guilfordian’s editorial board would like to affirm our dedication to telling the stories of women in the Guilford community and portraying them responsibly and respectfully. This is not the standard practice for all publications, unfortunately; public figures who are women receive unfair treatment and scrutiny from the media, facing constant sexist appraisals of their bodies and dispositions. The Daily Mail once ran a front page headline about a meeting between British Prime Minister Theresa May and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon with a leering comment about their outfits, reading “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-It!” Likewise, publications often ask questions regarding the “likability” of female candidates, using qualifiers of poise and attractiveness that their male counterparts seem to be exempt from. These types of sexist articles have no place in any newspaper, let alone a student-run newspaper aligned with Quaker values of social justice and equality. It is a goal of Guilfordian editors to make the newspaper a welcoming medium for community members to have their voices heard, not a shoddy tabloid that condones objectifying women. We have high standards for handling articles with respect and sensitivity, and are vigilant in holding our reporters to these standards. Additionally, an article from The Atlantic titled “I Analyzed a Year of My Reporting for Gender Bias (Again)” features a report done by researchers from the University of Bristol and Cardiff University that found that in news outlets, men and boys are represented more than women in both images and text. The Guilfordian is committed to having representation of women not only on our staff, but in who we interview and cover as well. If you would like to help The Guilfordian in maintaining our commitment to social justice, consider applying for the social justice or community coordinator position. The holder of this position notifies the staff of underreported issues related to social justice in the community and looks over articles to ensure they are meeting The Guilfordian’s dedication to equality and social responsibility.

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Karen Lederer art exhibit displayed

BY ETHAN SANTANA Staff Writer Printmaker and painter Karen Lederer, whose artwork was on display in Hege Library from Jan. 11 to Mar. 1, visited Guilford to meet with students and offer insight into her printmaking process and artistic style from Thursday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 22. Known for her highly saturated and poetic work, Lederer creates a wide variety of prints by painting with watercolor and crayons that reference her New York upbringing as well as iconic artworks and modern-day brands. “When I first saw Lederer’s art, and I didn’t know anything about her and her process, the first word that came to mind was ‘childish’,” said senior Jules Evans-Anfom. “The colors are so bright, and the lines aren’t that clean. But as I looked at the pieces more, and after I went to the demo this morning and saw her process, I realized it’s actually pretty intricate. “So, people may think ‘Oh, this looks childish, it’s not art,’ but clearly it is. It’s actually really professional, and I think that’s kind of the point of it.” To kick off her visit, Lederer, along with Printmaking Professor Katy Collier, hosted a Free Press event on Feb. 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Hege Cox Printmaking Studio. Those in attendance were able to screen print one of Lederer’s designs that she made with her friends onto posters to take home. On the second day of her trip, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Lederer collaborated with art students from the mixed media and drawing classes and showed them her printmaking process up close. Students not only saw Lederer in action but also tried their hand at painting and making stencils, producing four unique and quirky prints by the end of the workshop. “I think all people from different levels got something from the workshop,” Collier said. “It was really good for anyone that hasn’t seen printmaking before to just spark something. “And for the printmaking and painting students, it’s really valuable to see other people that are doing print and how they are doing it. They got to see that ‘Oh, Katy’s not the only printmaker.’ It’s great because I don’t want to be the only representative of printmaking for them.” Lederer employs a form of printmaking known as monoprinting in which she paints on a plastic sheet, known as a plate, and adds different painted stencils before sending it through a press to be printed. In this technique, Lederer can only make one print per plate, so each piece is special. “We have done monotypes in class, but Karen works in a pretty unusual way, so I was really excited for her to come to see her process,” Collier

said. “She works in a very individualistic and unique way, and I was excited to see some of the ways she builds up layers and only has to run her work through the press one time.” Following the workshop, students from both classes reflected on Lederer’s style and were able to relate her printmaking to concepts they had learned previously in class. “I’ve never seen that type of art before, so it was a new experience,” said sophomore Eder Flores. “It also incorporated a lot of things we’ve done in class like with the all the different types of lines and shapes. But the preparation of the stencils and the crayons and watercolors were used in a way that I didn’t know about, and it really impressed me.” Evans-Anfom, who has had her own experience with printmaking, was inspired after seeing Lederer create prints. “I think seeing (the process) actually does help,” Evans-Anfom said. “I’ve had ideas about what to do next, but I haven’t been sure how to execute it. (After) seeing this as a possibility, I’m more confident in some of the ideas I’ve had. Watching her demo was another learning opportunity, and I think that’s a lot of what art is.” Later that day, from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Art Gallery of Hege Library, Art Gallery Curator and Director Terry Hammond hosted an artist-led tour for Lederer’s exhibition, “Table Top: Prints and Drawings.” During the tour, Lederer was able to explain the thought process behind her art and also answer any questions attendees had about her or her prints. “This is a really exciting opportunity for me,” Lederer said as she introduced herself to the crowd. “While I make a lot of prints, I show my paintings in exhibits much more often, so my prints are almost more of a personal practice for me. “I make them because I love making them, and they teach me a lot about different techniques and mark-making skills. But this is the first opportunity I’ve had to just show off both my prints and my paintings. It almost makes me a little emotional to see them both in one space.” In her prints, Lederer not only alludes to relationships between artists, such as Picasso and Matisse, to introduce a historical perspective, but she also emphasizes the commercialization of prominent art pieces in the modern era. “What does it mean that you can go into a gift store at a museum and buy a mug with a famous painting on it?” Lederer asked. “How does that change your relationship with that painting if you’re drinking your coffee out of it every morning? I don’t think it’s a bad thing; you get really close with that image if you’re always spending time with it in your home. “But at the same time, it changes the image, and

One of the collaborative prints focusing on the empowerment of women that was done by participants of the event. //Photo by: Ethan Santana/The Guilfordian

Students join Karen Lederer on her artist-led tour when she visited campus.//Photo by: Ethan Santana/The Guilfordian

it makes it feel less important. It kind of loses its sense of aura, so often I am reproducing different images in my artwork to raise those questions.” Overall, students have found Lederer’s art to be quite eye-catching and different from anything they have seen before. “Her pieces have so many different symbols that could be interpreted in so many different ways,” said senior Jhanna Vasser. “Her style is kind of rebellious to what you typically would expect from an artist who’s in an exhibit. “I’ve never really seen an exhibit of printmaking, so I don’t really know the limits of what is printmaking, but I love how colorful it is. There are a lot of solid colors like the black and white

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but at the same time there’s just so much color, and it’s just refreshing.” Additionally, Lederer’s arresting artwork seems to have set a precedent for future exhibits, as students and faculty hope to include more experimental and diverse pieces from subsequent artists. “(Future exhibits should) focus on different kinds of art and people who have different styles like Karen, so we don’t focus too much on any one kind of idea,” said Early College student Nina Palamaris. “There is just so much value in different types of art and they’re all inspirational in their own right.” While Lederer’s exhibit is no longer on display at Guilford, her work can be found on her website.

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CDC makes plans for swine influenza BY ANNETTE VARGHESE Staff Writer Usually, the seasonal winter f lu would peak at this time in the year, however, officials are worried by the news of a new and deadlier swine f lu strain that is becoming widespread in 48 states. Nationwide, there have been 26.3 million f lu-like illnesses, 12.4 million medical visits and 347,000 f lu hospitalizations between October and March 2019, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). “I always try to get the f lu vaccine before f lu season begins because I’ve heard that it’s more helpful that way, but sometimes I forget and then I’ll have to get it later on,” senior Alex Jones said. “Either way I still try to get it because I don’t want to get the f lu. I remember when I was younger, I skipped getting the f lu vaccine one year and I caught the f lu. I felt terrible so anything that will help me not get it, I’ll do.” Swine inf luenza is slightly different from the normal virus in that it specifically circulates in pigs and becomes a variant virus when it infects humans. This is typically more

dangerous than normal inf luenza because the vaccines used to combat influenza in humans cannot protect humans from swine inf luenza. Variant inf luenza is spread when pigs are in close environments like barns or livestock exhibits at fairs. The disease can be transmitted via air and facial contact or by touching a surface that was infected. One positive factor about variant f lu is that there is a limited spread of the variant virus through human-to-human contact and is more common between animals than humans. Symptoms of variant flu are similar to those of the seasonal f lu including coughing, sneezing, running nose, vomiting and body aches. Variant f lu is also transmitted the same way that seasonal f lu transmits in people, which is mainly through the coughing or sneezing of people who are infected. “I usually don’t get the f lu, but I also usually get the vaccine so I’m sure that helps,” junior Christopher Wilson said. “Aside from the vaccine I still try to avoid catching (the f lu) by washing my hands a lot and not sharing drinks or anything like that.” In recent years, a new naming convention was used to describe the diseases impacting humans that come from

animals, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report entitled “Update: Inf luenza A (H3N2)v Transmission and Guidelines — Five States, 2011.” This report stated that when an inf luenza virus that normally circulates through swine reaches a human, it will be called a variant virus. For example, if a swine-origin influenza A H3N2 virus is detected in a person, that virus will be called an “H3N2 variant virus.” This particular swine f lu is stronger than most in that it specifically targets children born after 2001 who have no immunity to the virus. Adults seem to have more immunity, perhaps because they might have been previously exposed to similar viruses in their lifetimes. “I didn’t get the f lu so far this season, but I have gotten it in the past and I remember that it took me a while to get better,” said first-year Emily Smith. “Then I would have to spend a long time after that playing catch-up in order to get back on track with school work and other activities.” Although the regular flu vaccine does not affect the H3N2 variant virus, steps have been taken by the CDC to create a prototype for a new vaccine that can target the swine f lu variant. Preliminary clinical studies indicated that it leads to a significant immune response.

What did Guilford do over spring break?

Flavio Licea Dafne Sanchez “I just stayed home and worked “I went on a roadtrip with my … with my father and some other boyfriend to Philly to visit a friend people in roofing.” and then we all went to Providence, Rhode Island to visit my other friends. Then we visited my boyfriend’s sister in Boston.”

Kenzie Steele Candice Burch “I drove down to South Carolina “I just basically relaxed and slept. to celebrate my cousin’s third birth- I also watched YouTube a lot.” day. I helped plan it. It was kind of stressful with a three-year-old and a newborn, but it was nice.”

Chelsea Ware “I went back home and visited my family. I relaxed, caught up on schoolwork and went skydiving. It was crazy but it was fun.”

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Fall 2019 Online Registration Schedule Plan and prepare for Fall 2019 online registration April 8, 2019 – September 23, 2019 What’s a student to do? Read the registration information posted on the GuilfordNet, Log onto Guilford Net, click Academics, Registrar’s office and then select Fall 2019 Registration. Plan to register online according to the schedule outlined below. Look at your BannerWeb account. Do you see a “hold?” Holds prevent registration. All holds must be cleared before you can register for fall 2019. While you are logged onto your BannerWeb account, print your “Degree Evaluation.” You will need it when you meet with your advisor to discuss your course registration. Make an appointment for academic advice and to get your Alternate PIN. The Alternate PIN is required for access to online registration and available only from your advisor. Online Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on the beginning date specified.

Seniors: (current earned credits 88 or greater) Monday, April 8 Monday, Sept. 23

Sophmores: (current earned credits 24 to 55) Wednesday, April 10 Monday, Sept. 23

Juniors: (current earned credits 56 to 87) Friday, April 12 Monday, Sept. 23

First-Year (current earned credits less than 24) Monday, April 15 Monday, Sept. 23


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The Guilford College men’s basketball team poses after winning the ODAC Tournament Championship on Feb. 24, 2019.// Photo by Andrew Walker/The Guilfordian

Men’s basketball cap season in NCAA tourney BY ANDREW WALKER Sports and Web Editor A season that with started with a 3-4 record ended as one of the best in school history. Guilford College’s men’s basketball team finished the season in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Junior guard Kyler Gregory scored a career-high 31 points in the 82-79 loss that ended the Quakers’ season with a 24-8 record. Although the season finished in the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals, the season began in a much different place. The Quakers’ second game of the season was a loss to Greensboro College, one of three wins for Greensboro this season. “When you’ve done this long enough, you’ve had teams start slow, start fast, fade. Different things happen,” said Head Coach Tom Palombo. “I thought at the beginning of the year we were just trying to find an identity as to who we were.” After losing four of its first seven games, the team beat Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent and then 22nd-ranked University of Lynchburg. The Quakers caught a winning streak, winning all five games in December and going 7-1 in January. Guilford got revenge on Greensboro on Dec. 28 with an 82-58 victory. The Quakers beat then 15th-ranked Randolph-Macon to begin 2019 on Jan. 2, 64-63. Guilford ended the regular season as second in the ODAC behind Randolph-Macon. They then went and won the ODAC Tournament to advance to the NCAA Championship. A 10-point win over Emory & Henry College was followed by a nail-biting two-point win over Roanoke, and then the Quakers upset then fifth-ranked Randolph-Macon 70-59 in the ODAC Tournament Championship game. The NCAA Championship started out as a surprise for the Quakers as they were announced as hosts the first weekend. The packed Ragan-Brown Field House watch Guilford beat the University of the South (Sewanee) and 17th Wittenberg University. The Quakers moved onto the third round as one of the 16 teams remaining in the tournament. An upset over 13th University of St. Thomas (Minn.) propelled them to the Quarterfinals where they lost to

UW-Oshkosh. “I think we had an unbelievable season,” said Palombo. “We came a long way from Oct. 15 to where we finished up at the end of the year, a bunch of guys playing basketball at an extremely high level both individually and collectively as a unit.” The Quakers used a balanced team to advance far into the NCAA Championship. Senior forward Marcus Curry averaged 15 points per game, and senior forward Carson Long added in 12.8. The Quakers’ junior forward Kyler Gregory averaged 13.5 and 8.1 rebounds per game. Redshirt sophomore guard Jaylen Gore averaged 10.1 and 4.2 assists. Sophomore Joah Logan started 31 of the games and scored a season-high 14 points against Sewanee. Guilford used its teams’ depth this season, with ten players playing in at least two-thirds of their games. Sophomore guard Will Leckonby, junior center Steve Ruszala and first-year forward Liam Ward appeared in all 32 games. Leckonby added 5.8 points in 16.6 minutes per game. With an offense scoring 73.8 points per game, the Quakers shot 43.5 percent from the field and 33.4 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Will Leckonby led the team with averaging 1.8 three-point makes per game on 33.1 percent shooting. Curry (39.8 percent) and Gore (42.0 percent) shot well from the three-point line for Guilford as the team made 7.5 per game. Gregory anchored the Guilford post as he shot 52.2 percent from the field and was nineof-23 from beyond the arc. The Quakers lead Division III with pulling down 1,415 boards this season. They have outrebounded opponents by an average of 10.9 per game, which is fifth-best margin in the country. Gregory, Curry (7.0) and Long (6.2) crash the boards for the Quakers. Gore adds in 4.0 a game from his guard position. The Guilford defense was instrumental in the team’s success this season, holding opponents to 65.1 points per game. Opponents shot 37.9 percent on the season, which is fourth-best in Division III. Guilford loses four seniors after this year including Curry, Long, center Trent Wells and

Sophomore guard Will Leckonby, senior forward Marcus Curry and senior guard Justin Miller hold the ODAC Tournament Championship trophy on Feb. 24, 2019.//Photo by Andrew Walker/The Guilfordian

guard Justin Miller. “Trent and Justin didn’t even get to play a whole lot but had tremendous impact on the team with their leadership,” said Palombo. “The way they went about their business, being a part of the team, being leaders, being guys to pick other guys up and when their name was called going out there and performing. That’s sometimes harder to do than scoring 20 points a game, having to accept a role that in a lot people’s eyes is a smaller role when really it is a big role on our team.” The Quakers leading scorer, Curry, was named to the All-ODAC First Team as well as the All-South Region Second Team. Long received Third Team All-ODAC honors, his third straight all-ODAC selection.

The team will return three starters for the next season in Gregory, Gore and sophomore guard Joah Logan. “The challenge for them is to maintain that focus and all the things that go into being a successful team,” said Palombo. “We won two years ago and last year wasn’t the best of years for us, and hopefully we learned a lesson from that, how hard you have to work and how things don’t come easy.” After winning the ODAC Tournament Champions in 2017, the Quakers struggled and finished with a 15-12 record before bouncing back this season. The Quakers completed a great season for the program and looks to continue it the next season.

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Future bright for women’s basketball BY ANDREW WALKER AND DAEQUAN FITZGERALD Sports and Web Editor and Editor-in-Chief Guilford College’s women’s basketball team ended their season in historic fashion, but not in the way they envisioned. After finishing the regular season at 20-5 (16-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) , the Quakers became the first number-one seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference to lose to an eighth-ranked seed after falling to Shenandoah University, 52-49, in the league tournament first-round. The Quakers led for the entire game until Shenandoah tied it with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter to send it to overtime. The Quakers came out strong to start overtime and led by four with two minutes remaining. The Hornets went on a 7-0 run in the final two minutes and Guilford missed a three-pointer at the buzzer. Despite a rocky start, the team experienced great success throughout the regular season. Guilford suffered three of their five losses in the month of November alone, including a 64-53 loss to crosstown-rival Greensboro College. The team lost to Virginia Wesleyan University, 56-46, when they blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter, hich proved to be a turning point. The team went on a four-game winning streak in December and only lost one of their nine games in January. In fact, their Jan. 16 loss to the University of Lynchburg was their only regular season loss in 2019 and the team finished the regular season on a nine-game winning streak. Nonetheless, the team reached high and more positive milestones throughout the year. First-year guard Lindsay Gauldin was named the 2018-2019 South Region Rookie of the Year on March 11 and is the first Guilford player to receive the honor. Gauldin received the ODAC Rookie of the Year honor as well and was named to the All-ODAC second team. Junior forward Miracle Walters earned ODAC first-team recognition from the conference after second-team honors last year. Head Coach Stephanie Flamini was named the ODAC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year for the second time while at Guilford. “I don’t get Coach of the Year,” said Flamini. “I get Coach of the Year because of my players, my assistant, how well we all work together and I’m proud of that.” Gauldin posted impressive numbers in her first collegiate season, including 12 double-double performances. She ranked second in the conference in made free throws (100) , defensive rebounds (186) and total rebounds (265). Her 79 offensive boards stood third, alongside her rebounds per game average (10.2) , field goal percentage (54.7 percent) and total steals (66). Gauldin ranks second in school history for points, rebounds, assists and steals made by a first-year. Walters ranked second in the ODAC in field goal percentage (56.2 percent) and minutes per game (35.5). With 154 made shots from the field, she finished fourth in the league, and f ifth with 378 total points. Her f ield goal percentage sits 23rd best in Division III. Sophomore center Julie Carini was eighth in the ODAC with 6.5 rebounds per game and fourth with 1.5 blocks

First-year forward Lindsay Gauldin goes up for a shot against William Peace University players on Feb. 11, 2019.//Photos by Andrew Walker/The Guilfordian

per game. First-year Calyn Davis stepped into her starting role and became the top three-point shooter on the team. She put in 9.9 points a game and made 53 three-pointers on 32.1 percent from beyond the arc on the season. The Quakers were one of the most efficient squads in the conference with a 41.4 percent team field goal average, a figure ranking third in the ODAC. Guilford was also third in rebounds per game at 40.7. Flamini’s squad was a nightmare for opponents defensively. Guilford topped the conference in opposing points per game, only allowing 53.6, and also held teams to 34.6 percent shooting from the field. They ranked second in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) . A 33rd-best scoring defense allowed Guilford to win 20 games with only scoring 61.7 points a game. The Quakers thrived at home this season going 12-2 but only 8-3 on the road and 0-1 at a neutral site. Last year, the team finished 17-7 overall and 11-5 in conference play. Next year, Guilford will look to increase the depth of the team. Flamini used a rotation of only seven players, which caused fatigue in the end of the season. “I really think the season took a toll on us physically,” Flamini said. “When you have (first-years) the season will take a toll on you your first year because it’s a lot different than high school ball.” Guilford sophomore center Julie Carini fights for the tip-off with The success of Flamini’s young squad spells hope for the William Peace University first-year forward Aimee Hockaday on future, as all 12 players could potentially return next season. Feb. 11, 2019.

Sports Calendar WOMEN’S TENNIS Mar. 16, 1:00 p.m. vs. Salem @ Centennial Class Courts

WOMEN’S LACROSSE Mar. 20, 4:00 p.m. vs. Greensboro @ Armfield Athletic Center

MEN’S TENNIS Mar. 16, 1:00 p.m. vs. Pfeiffer @ Centennial Class Courts

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL Mar. 21, 3:00 p.m. vs. Pfeiffer (DH) @ Haworth Field

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