Volume 99, Issue 2
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Soup Bowl gives Guilford a chance to give back to the community
Chick-fil-A support divides campus community
THOUGH GUILFORD LOST THE SEPT. 1 GAME, IT WON THE SOUP BOWL WITH A DONATION OF 5,249 CANS
GAY RIGHTS ISSUE PROMPTS WIDE DISCUSSION
BY BRYAN DOOLEY Senior Writer Are you ready for some football? On Sept. 1, the Guilford College Quakers played the Greensboro College Pride in the 16th annual Soup Bowl. Coinciding with the game was a competitive food drive between the two schools, benefiting Greensboro Urban Ministries. Although Guilford lost the game 14–13 in the final minutes, Guilford won the Soup Bowl trophy, collecting 5,249 cans to Greensboro’s 3,874. Dr. Craven E. Williams, thenpresident of Greensboro College, started the tradition in 1997, according to Vice President for Enrollment Services Randy Doss. See SOUP BOWL | Page 11
BY JOSH BALLARD Staff Writer
(Above): Guilford's defensive back JerMario Gooch reaches to stop a Greensboro player. (Below): Cheerleader Renee Spencer prepares to throw T-shirts to spectators. The crowds were loud and excited to come out, despite the weather.
Photos by Kacey Minnick/Guilfordian
“Last year Guilford College and Greensboro College collected over 10,000 cans for local food banks. Both schools understand that helping the food banks is more important than the bragging rights.” James Shields, director of community learning See BUDGET | Page 2 WWW.GUILFORDIAN.COM
NOURISH YOUR SOUL: ON-CAMPUS FOOD PANTRY
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"Cash Crop" exhibit brings history to life RYAN JAMES Guest Writer
Industrial Workers of the World comes to Greensboro BRYAN DOOLEY Senior Writer
Recent statements made by Chick-filA’s president relating to gay marriage and gay rights issues has called into question Guilford College’s athletics partnership with the local branch of the company on Friendly Avenue. According to an Aug. 23 Guilford Beacon article, the local Chick-fil-A has supported the athletics program for 10 years, most recently during the 2010– 2011 academic year. The issues sparked by this controversy are being discussed on campus among administrative groups, faculty and students. “Chick-fil-A states that it supports ‘family values,’ and that its policy is to treat everyone with ‘honor, dignity, and respect,’” said Professor of Theatre Studies David Hammond in an email interview. “It all looks great, but if the values being taught or modeled include the right to attack or objectify others, it all becomes questionable to me.” “The main issue I have with it is they contribute money to organizations that actively work against gay rights,” said Shelby Smith, president of Pride, the college’s LGBTQA organization. On the other hand, Dave Walters, sports information director and assistant director of athletics, said, “It’s important to consider any area business with interest in supporting the college. In times of dire financial See CHICK-FIL-A | Page 3
INSIDE THIS ISSUE NEWS | WQFS OPEN HOUSE | Page 3 W & N | MOST POWERFUL WOMEN | Page 6 OPINION | CAMPAIGN FUNDING | Page 10 FEATURES | DISC GOLF PROFILE | Page 7
Budget issues require department cuts, made this summer BY VICTOR LOPEZ Senior Writer
"Trying to balance a budget when the state cuts $2.5 million in financial aid is always going to involve painful decisions." Kent Chabotar, president of Guilford the staff positions targeted for elimination were already vacant, administrators say. Kent Chabotar, president and professor
The cuts included former Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Jim Dees, a celebrated favorite of the community who,
until recently, had been coping with a young son battling cancer. Jon Varnell told The Guilfordian that thankfully Dees’ son has received a clean bill of health, with his cancer in remission. “We were sensitive to staff needs and in some cases waited until the last possible minute in order to let people go,” said Varnell. David Petree, director of environmental sustainability, said that the job cuts have been a major downer, which his department is handling with the mental grace of sandpaper. “Having these kinds of cuts suck,” said Petree. “Having seven folks cut from my department left a gaping hole that will be hard to fill.” Adrienne Israel, vice president and academic dean, said that without enough students, some part-time faculty were not asked to come and teach this year. “We hired 90 part-time faculty to teach in Fall 2011, and have hired 80 to teach in Fall 2012,” said Israel. “There simply were not enough students to fill some classrooms, so we did not offer some classes; which means there was no reason for part-time faculty to teach those classes.” Students like senior Tim Leisman, president of community senate, said that they have not had time to fully digest and reflect on the layoffs. “I regret we lost valued members of our
In Sept. 2011 the Guilford Beacon reported a robust sustainability program in an article titled “Staffing Changes Strengthen College’s Sustainability Program.” No one could ever guess that 12 months later the college would notify those in both building and grounds, and sustainability by email that their jobs had been cut. In July, while most students were away on break, administrators implemented their “worse” case plan, laying off staff positions campus-wide. All in all, 16 faculty and staff positions were on the chopping block; though some of
of political sciences, said that cutting jobs was a necessary evil boiling down to dollars and cents. “Trying to balance a budget when the state cuts $2.5 million in financial aid is always going to involve painful decisions,” said Chabotar. “When over half the budget involves pay and benefits, positions and people are almost always going to be affected.” The college took precautions to insulate students from as much impact as possible by boosting institutional financial aid for N.C. students by $950,000. Even so, not all members of the community were safeguarded from loss. Buildings and grounds took the most significant cuts, with seven positions eliminated.
Jim Dees was the former environmental sustainability coordinator. He was one of seven members of the environmental sustainability department to be cut this summer. community,” said Leisman. “But these are very hard times. We took a $2.5 million budget cut. The way the administration is doing the cuts is very transparent, in a respectful way.” College administrators told The Guilfordian that the college hopes not to make any further cuts this fiscal year.
How can you change Guilford for the better? assist you and handle the funds awarded. The proposal guidelines and application are accessible through a link in the Guilford Beacon’s Guilford College prides itself on its creative faculty article about Innovative Grants. and staff. The Innovative Grants were created to Once submitted, Jeff Favolise, assistant to the harness this creativity in the best way possible: for the president for planning and management, will review college itself. your application along with a subcommittee of the Innovative Grants are exactly what the name states; Strategic and Long Range Planning Committee, called it is a program that will fund innovative proposals that The Grants Fund Award Committee. After this initial benefit the community in some way. review, the committee will recommend projects to In June, President and Professor of Political Science Chabotar, who has the final say in who gets the grant. Kent Chabotar proposed the idea of awarding money The award consists of an honorarium — basically to students, faculty pay for the work and or other school research that you organizations to did for the idea — of stimulate them to $250 for individual think creatively applicants and $500 about ways to better for collaborative Guilford. projects. Chabotar said The grant will that he created the also fund proposed Innovative Grants projects, and “to spur ideas Guilford may that will increase provide additional Michelle Cole, grant writer and coordinator enrollment, cut cost and ongoing support or add revenue, for successful ones. particularly given Michelle Cole, the financial grant writer and situation of the state and the cutbacks that all private coordinator, also helps with the reviewing process. schools got in financial aid from the state of North She told the Guilfordian the most important part in Carolina.” applying is “to read the packet and read the packet There has been $15,000 set aside specifically for thoroughly.” Innovative Grants — but not to worry — this amount Chabotar also has recommendations for applicants. was not taken from student tuition, but instead from a “Definitely keep it narrow, specific and feasible,” said special endowed fund. Chabotar. “You have to be excited about it to propose it However, getting a grant is not as simple as just because you are going to have to do the work.” asking for money. You must submit a detailed proposal “I’m really excited to see what people have to and application by Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. to be considered. If suggest, because you guys are really creative,” said you are a student, you need a faculty or staff advisor to Cole. BY ALAYNA BRADLEY Staff Writer
-Senate sponsored the Disorientation Zine, released this week! Find it in the Greenleaf or Founders! -We nominated a student to serve on the committee examining Chik-fil-a — should Guilford divest? -The student community launched a program to examine diversity in the FYE Curriculum.
Next week we will host a representative from Merriwether Godsey to discuss how the Grill and Quakeria hours can serve students better. We're examining how students should commute or get off campus — bus passes? Rideshare board? All of the above?
We need to hear your voice! Got an idea? Concern? Great recipe? It's important to us! Join Student Senate Wednesday night at 7:00 in upstairs Founders. For items on the agenda email: email@example.com
“I'm really excited to see what people have to suggest, because you guys are really creative.”
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Coming up next on air: a whole new WQFS emerges
BY JUSTYN MELROSE Staff Writer
“You could get the sense that you could get lost in the stacks,” said senior DJ Tali Raphael about the old WQFS studio. “Even though it
didn’t extend on forever, it was just higher than you, than me. ... A sea of records and music and possibilities.” It is no stretch to say that the old WQFS studio will be missed, but along with the rest of Founders Hall, WQFS has been renovated
WQFS General Manager Kate Schwab shows off the stacks in the new office upstairs. WQFS recently won 11th place in the Princeton Review's Most Popular College Radio Stations.
for better or for worse. Sophomore DJ and WQFS promotions director Eric Chubb said it was personalized by the various DJs. “There was graffiti everywhere, and it was just a great space,” said Chubb. “It was very cozy. Very homey. Also kind of creepy. Very creepy. But awesome.” Erin Fox, director of student leadership and engagement, became the primary representative for all student organizations once the Founders renovation planning started. “I would consider the flagship organizations (to be) WQFS, The Guilfordian, C.A.B. and the senate,” said Fox. “So I really wanted to highlight those groups, especially WQFS and The Guilfordian having won so many awards. ... If we’re putting out a quality product, I’d love to have a space that gives our students the best opportunity for success.” Having won 11th place in the Princeton Review’s Most Popular College Radio Stations for both the 2011 and 2013 editions, it is clear that WQFS is putting out a “quality product.” Despite the mass of memories the previous studio held, the renovated station provides that much deserved “ opportunity for success.” What it lacks in history, the revamped studio makes up for with new upgrades to the space. For example, there will be more room for guests, such as local musicians and interviewees, as well as new windows looking out of the studio into the rest of Founders. “I’m excited about (the windows) because I’m thinking that if I were deciding if I wanted to come to Guilford and I went on the tour and saw someone in there playing whatever they wanted to play and having a great time, I’d be so excited,” said Kate Schwab, WQFS general
manager. Music Director Daniel Raeder, while still welcoming the new space, maintains some hesitation. “Every time I went in (to the old studio), I was feeling like I was a part of this history about everyone who has come in before us,”
"Every time I went in (to the old studio) I was feeling like I was a part of this history about everyone who has come in before us. This new space doesn't have that feeling, but it will eventually." Music Director Daniel Raeder said Raeder. “This new space doesn’t have that feeling, but it will eventually.” While some may be hesitant about cataloging away the station’s history or working in a more open and transparent environment, there is one thing that will not change. The Guilford DJs will continue, in the words of Fox, “sending that music love out into the universe.”
Chick-fil-A committee chosen to look into all sides of debate Continued from page 1 condition, we’d be well to consider any revenue source within reason.” However, some members of the community feel that accepting this financial support is unreasonable.
"It's a matter of working with a local business. Where do you draw the line?" Ty Buckner, associate vice president for communications and marketing “What would hurt far more than the financial aspect is failing to approach this concern in a way that honors Guilford’s ethos and demonstrates that our core values are not mere window dressing,” said Director of the Friends Center and Campus Ministry Coordinator Max Carter.
In response to these concerns, President and Professor of Political Science Kent Chabotar picked Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow to assemble a group of students, faculty and staff to look into the issue. Fetrow says that he intends to lead the group in accordance with the school’s values. “At this point, I will say that I am glad to serve as the convener of the group and view my role much like clerking a committee at my Meeting,” said Fetrow. “I certainly have opinions on the issue. … However, I will refrain and do my best to offer impartial leadership to the group while paying very careful attention to the Quaker Testimonies that guide our Core Values and to the sentiments of our community with regard to issues of gay marriage and gay rights.” Ty Buckner, associate vice president for communications and marketing, also responded to the issue of Chick-fil-A’s support. “I don’t believe the relationship with Chickfil-A or any other business equals an endorsement of their product or their views,” said Buckner. “I don’t think there was any intention to spark controversy with this partnership. “It’s a matter of working with a local business. Where do you draw the line? How much do we know about the opinions of other local businesses who support the school?”
Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:00-9:00 p.m. Bryan Jr. Auditorium Frank Family Science Center
calendar of events First Friday Street Festival 6p-9p, Downtown Greensboro
GCI Pick-up Slow Pitch Softball 4:30p-7p, Haworth Softball Field
Guilford's Got Fashion 8p-11p, Community Center
Open Mic Night $4 8p, Idiots Box Comedy Club
Journeys In Blackness kickoff 4p-6p, King Hall steps
Outdoors Club Meeting 7p, Upstairs Founders
Senate Meeting 7p, Upstairs Founders
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Gridiron Get-Together 5-10p, Armfield Athletic Field
Urban Market 12p-5p, Downtown Greensboro
$1 Taco Thursday 11a-10p, Taqueria El Azteca
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Correction In Issue 1 on page 7, the pull quote was misattributed. The author of the story, Justyn Melrose, was also the author of the quote. In Issue 1 on page 3, the pull quote was misattributed. The author of the quote was Sarah Thuesen, visiting instructor of history.
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SWEDEN Research shows that Sweden is the country that most utilizes the World Wide Web, with a whopping 90 percent of Sweden’s population online. It is suggested that this serves as an advantage for the people of Sweden, making them more informed, current and tech savvy.
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NEWS IN BRIEF
WORLD & NATION
SYRIA Months of brutal attacks on Syria’s city of Aleppo have caused a record number of Syrian refugees to flee to Jordan and Turkey. There is now a question of whether the US should step in and provide aid.
SPAIN Spain has lifted its longtime ban against the television broadcasting of bullfighting. The tradition of bullfighting, though violent, is a major cultural component in Spain, and the push to increase viewership has finally succeeded.
SOUTH AFRICA Approximately 3,000 South African workers initiated a march in protest of low wages. Police in the country have resorted to violent measures to contain the strike and have fatally shot at least 34 people.
Kenyan disabled man raises money, awareness BY ELIAS BLONDEAU Staff Writer Most people equate being strong with being able-bodied. But every day, men and women with physical disabilities are testing the limits of the human body, sometimes to raise awareness for causes that affect millions. One man following this path is 43-year-old, Kenya native Zackary Kimotho, who recently completed a journey by wheelchair. He embarked with hopes of raising money for a spinal rehabilitation center in Nairobi. Kimotho lost his ability to walk after being shot in the spine by thugs during a carjacking in 2004. “I still do not understand why they shot me,” he recalls on his personal website. “There was no struggle and I didn’t defy their orders.” Since that day, the former veterinarian has never lost hope when it comes to regaining his ability to walk, even while knowing the nearest spinal rehabilitation center was located in South Africa, over 2,500 miles away from Nairobi. This year, he decided to set out on a grueling journey to get the help he needed. This was not only to seek treatment, but to also increase awareness about the lack of a center in his hometown of Nairobi. Along the way, he worked to raise money that could go towards building this center. The success of this endeavor, however, was greater than anything Kimotho had ever envisioned. He had traveled just over
50 miles when rolling into Tanzania and, already, his efforts had raised almost 73 million shillings ($900,000). That amount of money was enough to begin the construction of a spinal rehab center in Nairobi this month. Spinal injuries are commonplace in Kenya as a result of gang violence and more support centers have been needed for years. According to Kenya Paraplegic Organization Board of Trustee Chairman, Peter Arina, Kimotho’s efforts have helped bring that need to an international audience. “Zack is the personality that we used to embody the trauma of spinal cord injury in Kenya,” he told The Star newspaper. “This campaign has managed to create awareness both locally and internationally.” According to Katerina Marks, a young Georgia woman who has spent a majority of her life in a wheelchair, this story is one that resonates with many who suffer a paralytic injury. “This mindset, for a while, pushed me to take greater risks to prove myself to others,” Marks said to The Guilfordian about her experience. “I’m realizing as I get older that I take risks more for myself than others. In doing things with this mindset, I’ve found it not only impacts my life, it inspires those around me, friends and even strangers, to do and be more.” Both this brave young woman and Kimotho have proven that just because life has forced them to take a seat, nothing has to stop them from standing for something.
Britain finally compensates Afghan family for unprovoked stabbing BY ANTHONY HARRISON Staff Writer The British Ministry of Defense is compensating an Afghan family over two years after a hungover English grenadier stabbed one of their sons. The soldier, Daniel Crook, was on a routine patrol after a long night of drinking. He was stripped of his rifle and armed with only two grenades and a bayonet. When ten-year-old Ghulam Nabi rode up to Crook on a bicycle and asked him for chocolate, Crook grabbed the boy and bayoneted him in the lower back. When asked why he had stabbed the boy, Crook could not provide an explanation. Campus Ministry Coordinator Max Carter theorized, “What we’re seeing in Afghanistan are bored soldiers committing violent acts out of sheer habit.” Crook was court-martialed, leading to an 18-month prison sentence and ejection from the Army. Nabi’s family was initially paid the equivalent of $800, a figure Nabi’s father found insufficient. The boy frequently ran errands for his father’s shop and was on the way to get a bottle of yogurt at the time of the attack. Due to the severity of his injuries, he was unable to contribute to his father’s business, and his family’s livelihood suffered for several months. The Ministry of Defense has since accepted liability and agreed to pay more to the family. The sum is yet to be determined, following an assessment of medical records and costs. According to George Guo, associate professor of political science, these unprovoked attacks are common.
“There are presently 99 incidents being investigated in which the British forces had been accused of killing or wounding Afghan civilians,” Guo stated. Guo added that victims and their families are generally not compensated. On this issue, Carter added, “Occasionally, the family will get an apology from a superior officer, but rarely, if ever, is there compensation. “Acceptance of liability would be admission to error, and that leads to other consequences, so armies are very hesitant to open that door.” The stabbing may represent an impasse in relations between the Western troops and Afghan civilians. The boy’s father, Haji Shah Zada, complained to The Guardian that the occupying forces should be there “to build the country and remove insurgents, not to stab a child.” Carter claimed that the trial and its outcome are “an attempt to stave off what is absolutely clear — that we have outlasted our welcome, if we were ever welcome in Afghanistan.” He went on to say, “When these kinds of attacks start occurring, the situation between the occupiers and the civilians in the occupied nation quickly spirals downhill, and we have to move quickly to win back the hearts and minds of the civilians.” Guo believes that the incident represents a paradigm shift in British foreign policy: “The new Conservative-led administration is trying to cut links with the Blair era administration.” He concluded, “This incident and trial sends out a signal that Britain is trying to get out of this mess, and will be more careful engaging in military initiatives abroad in the future.”
WORLD & NATION
Who runs the world? Women, 100 very powerful women BY HAEJIN SONG Staff Writer Take a look at the CEO of Pepsi, Senior Vice President of Google, President of Harvard University, and owner of Prada. What do they all have in common? These successful individuals are women. Recently, they became part of a selective group that was ranked and dubbed by Forbes as “The 100 Women Who Run the World.” Ranging from CEOs of top, coveted companies to altruistic philanthropists, Forbes selected the top 100 women from a preliminary group of over 200 candidates. Ranked as the most powerful woman in the world, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, kept her position as number one for the second consecutive year. “She’s made German history,” said George Guo, associate professor of political science. Merkel, commonly known as the “Iron Lady” of Europe, is the first female Chancellor of Germany. A key player in the European economic crisis, she plays a vital role in the 17 European Union member states that incorporate the euro as their national currency. “If you compare Germany with other European states’ economy, Germany did very well. She’s always in the center of making crucial decisions,” added Guo. In 32nd place is the mega superstar, Beyoncé Knowles.
Recognized as one of the greatest vocal artists of all time, and having won 16 Grammy Awards, she has become a praised musician in the entertainment industry. “I’m not surprised that she’s one of the most powerful women in the world,” said Early College student Obi Ejimofor. “She’s a really talented singer and I like the way she looks.” At the Billboard Music Awards last year, Beyoncé performed her hit song, “Girls (Who Run the World).” The introduction to her performance announced, “Men have been given the chance to rule the world, but ladies: our revolution has begun. Let’s build a nation. Women everywhere run the world.” Apart from her musical success, she recently launched a campaign for the United Nations' World Humanitarian Day and debuted the music video for her latest single, “I Was Here,” in New York’s U.N. General Assembly. Tina Brown, current Editor-in-Chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, made the list at number 77. She is regarded as one of the highest-profile magazine editors in the world. According to the Greater Talent Network, she increased Vanity Fair’s circulation from 250,000 to 1.2 million and was the first female editor for The New Yorker. This year, Brown will be featured as the first speaker for the Bryan Series on October 23rd. “Tina is one of 14 remarkable women in our Bryan Series lineups since 2005,” said Ty Buckner, associate vice president of communications and marketing. “Women are highly visible
throughout the media industry .… One thing these women share is a commitment to being bold and taking risks along the way,” said Buckner. “They are role models for women aspiring to be leaders in the media industry, which is changing day by day. Tina is one of many who inspire these future leaders.” Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani, the chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority and daughter of the Emir of Qatar, came in at 100th. The youngest on Forbes’ list at 29 years, Al-Thani is already considered to be the “most powerful woman in the art world” by Art+Auction. She has been in charge of creating Qatar’s now world class art collection, which she hopes will promote Islamic art and cross-cultural interaction. “Women’s role in the world has changed, and the art world is no exception,” said Maia Dery, instructor of art/experiential learning and fellow Duke alum with Al-Thani. “It is rare for a woman to have control over as much money as Al-Thani, in any culture. Her family connections afford her great privilege, and she appears to be working very hard to make something good out of that privilege.” The Forbes list provides a glimpse into the achievements and ongoing work of these extraordinary women. This influential group continues to make a huge impact in their respective industries and cultures. Their work continually advances and empowers women in today’s society, and their accomplishments will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on our history.
No person unsusceptible to STDs Breivik sentenced in Norway BY CLARENCE TURPIN Staff Writer Adult cinema has always taken pride in ensuring the safety of its participants. What is society to think to think when those who are paid to have safe sexual intercourse cannot? Recently there has been an outbreak of syphilis in the adult film industry, causing two adult films to cease shooting. These outbreaks have caused the nation to question whether there is such a concept as completely safe sex. “Like anything else in life, nothing is 100 percent guaranteed,” Scott Trent, community health educator with the Guilford County Department of Public Health, told The Guilfordian. “The rates of syphilis in Guilford County are still a cause for concern," said Trent. "After a steady 10 year decline in rates, the number of cases in Guilford County began to increase in 2009.” With cases beginning to rise, so does a sense of urgency. “If people are uneducated and engage in risky behaviors, infections can spread widely and quickly,” said Professor of Sports Studies Kathleen Tritschler. College is a new experience for so many young adults; it is important to have leaders, those who can help educate incoming and current students. “We distribute protection, and hold programs on sexual safety,” said senior resident advisor Justin Bradley. “The main idea is just to encourage safety.” Junior Morgan Myers, a resident advisor, has some of the same feelings about endorsing the practice of safe sex at Guilford. “I host programs that inform students on why it is important to be safe and how to do so,” said
Myers. “Also, we hand out condoms and other safety products.” Several students had opinions concerning safe sex at Guilford. “I think people practice safe sex, but there’s probably some diseases floating around,” said junior Gideon Brown. “I feel that students here are aware of the risks, but some are safer than others,” said sophomore John Richardson. “Students should learn that they should use protection and get tested for sexually-transmitted diseases, especially in the Greensboro area, where the rate of STDs are relatively high.” Some members of the Guilford community do not believe safe sex is being taken as seriously as it should. “I feel that many students do not practice safe sex on campus,” said Will Cloyd '12. “While I do feel that many understand safe sex and see how important it is, the fact that such encounters often occur while under the influence means that students often don’t or can’t practice safe sex.” Cloyd agrees with Trent that there is no way to guarantee 100 percent safety during sex, though there are ways to make sexually active persons more knowledgeable and less susceptible. “I feel that some sort of message regarding safe sex and the importance of safe sex could be worked into the FYE lab course,” said Cloyd. Similarly, Professor of Sports Studies Kathleen Tritschler feels there is more that can be done. “The first thing is to get tested!” said Tritschler. “There are lots of people here at Guilford who are having sex with more than one partner.” As seen in the adult film industry, having sex with more than one person while not being sexually safe can be dangerous for all parties.
BY TAYLOR HALLETT Staff Writer The verdict of the case of Anders Behring Breivik for his murder of 77 civilians in Norway last year was delivered on Aug. 25. One would imagine a silent courtroom as Breivik received his sentence of 21 years in prison. However, one day during the year-long sentencing process of this case, an unusual sound may have found its way into the courtroom: a song. Outside the Oslo courtroom in April, around 40,000 people gathered to sing a song of tolerance that Breivik had openly despised as being “Marxist propaganda.” The song, “Children of the Rainbow,” and its lyrics display a progressive attitude towards multiculturalism and world peace. “They wanted to sing the song so loud that Anders Behring Breivik would hear the song inside the court; it was a way of telling him that he was wrong,” says Dag Eine, resident of Bærum, Norway, to The Guilfordian in an email interview. “I did not attend. I do not believe in giving him any thoughts. I do believe the best way is to ignore the person, but argue his thoughts. Never give him a face.” In July of last year, Breivik — or his initials, ABB, as he is now referred to in Norway — set off explosives in Oslo and went on a gun rampage on the island of Utøya while disguised as a police officer. Combined, the attacks claimed the lives of 77 people. Many of the people at Utøya were participating in camp activities and were teenagers. “As most Norwegians, I did not understand what was going on,” recalls Eine. “I remember standing in a shop and the clerk there told me his friends at Utøya were tweeting about someone shooting. Later, I learned what they were going through not being able to get in touch with the police.” When asked about the verdict, Eine had this to say: “I do not know if this has brought any solace to the Norwegian people. Of course I can only speak for myself. But when I hear/read what people around me say, I do believe the solace is hard to find.” Many Americans are probably confused as to why a murderer of 77 people would only be sentenced to 21 years (the maximum in Norway).
Even more surprising may be that he will be given exercise equipment, a television and a laptop without internet in his cell, according to The New York Times. There is a catch to this verdict though; Breivik can continually receive extensions of 5 years to his sentence term after the initial 21 years. This will most likely mean that Breivik will spend the rest of his life in jail. “This verdict, which reflects Norway’s approach to criminal justice — one that focuses more on rehabilitation rather than punishment and retribution — marks for Norwegians the end of the legal battle and the beginning of the healing process for the individuals and the community,” says Amal Khoury, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies. When asked about Norway’s role as a mediator in international conflicts, Khoury said, “Norway has played an important role in mediating international conflicts on the official and unofficial levels. The most important example that comes to mind is the role it played in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and the efforts that resulted in the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993.” Given the collective outcry of criticism that Norwegians have given Breivik for his racist and regressive beliefs, and a restored embrace of all the progressive values he has openly disdained, a new level of compassion and understanding could be brought to this mediator role in future discussions. “We can’t and won’t understand what brought this person to do what he did. It is beyond our understanding,” continued Eine. “But for the people involved in one way or another, I do believe there is some kind of comfort in seeing ABB being sentenced as sane. And sentenced to the longest possible sentence one can get in Norway.”
“Children of the Rainbow” A sky full of stars Blue sea as far as you can see A land where flowers grow Could you want more? Together we live Each sister and each brother Small children of the rainbow And a fertile soil.
7 September 7, 2012
Cut out those coupons, save some money around town BY BRITTANY MURDOCK Staff Writer Is eating at the school’s caf or picking out lunch from the same menu at the Grill or Quakeria just not cutting it for you? Have you found yourself wanting to purchase an item from your favorite store but not a single dollar is to be found in your wallet? It’s especially important to save money as a college student, and couponing is a fantastic way to start. Now, I’m not saying that you have to get up every Sunday morning and look through the dumpsters to gather as many coupons as you can like in TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” show. With classes to study for, practices to attend and football night games in action, we just can’t find the time to fit hours of couponing into our schedule like the people on TV. “I don’t blame (extreme couponers) for what they do,” said sophomore Brittany Drew. “If I had time to do it, I would. In this economy, it’s always good to save.” The first logical place to look for coupons is in the Sunday paper, where you will find them in the slick inserts folded into the middle of the paper. Coupons include items for groceries, store coupons, household cleaning products, hygiene items, and coupons for health and beauty. You’ll also find great deals on restaurants and travel.
If you don’t have time to get the newspaper, try browsing the Web for some great deals. Make sure to visit Coupons.com, RedPlum.com, SmartSource.com, Groupon.com, DealCatcher.com and DealTaker.com
HOW TO GET STARTED: 1.
Look through the Sunday paper or browse online for coupons that interest you
Cut them out and place them together in a coupon book, separating them by category or store
For each coupon, make sure you are aware of the expiration date
When going to the store with your coupons, doublecheck to make sure that you use all applicable coupons when checking out
Enjoy your savings!
through and the cashier will hand it back.” Are you finding yourself struggling to afford those late-night diner runs or even those 1 a.m. Jimmy John’s deliveries? Many restaurants in Quaker Village offer great deals that are wallet-friendly for students. Carolina’s Diner offers 10 percent off your meal when you present your Quaker Card ID, along with a Frequent Diner program that is free to sign up and allows you to win points toward a free meal. Elizabeth’s Pizza not only buys produce from the Guilford Farm but is another restaurant that offers 10 percent off your meal with a valid Quaker Card ID. You can enjoy some frozen yogurt and visit our very own Zachary Kronisch, junior and president of the rugby club, at Menchie’s. They offer a customer rewards card known as the “Smileage card.” With each purchase, you earn points that will eventually earn you free money towards the store. And yes, I said free! Now, it would be a shame not to take advantage of all these great deals. Couponing is an easy and fast way to save, and who doesn’t love saving money?
for coupons that cover a wide variety of items. Janet Wright, faculty secretary and ombudsperson, has firsthand experience with outdated coupons. “I do try to rid my coupon wallet of outdated coupons,” said Wright. “Occasionally one will slip
New disc golf course is a fun new hole-in-one BY AUDREY ROTH Staff Writer As you begin a normal afternoon meandering through the meadows — the sun shining, the breeze calm — you may now stumble upon a group of your friends having the time of their lives. This is courtesy of the newly formed Disc Golf Club, which has installed a disc g o l f
course in the Meadows. The course itself is spaciously spread throughout the Meadows, weaving through the wooded and grassy areas, with each hole presenting a new challenge. The course is a gratifying way to spend a beautiful afternoon. “I hope (the new course) gets people out there in nature,” said sophomore and Disc Golf Club president N a t e Secrest.
"(Disc golf is) an innovative and inexpensive twist on the game of golf." Aaron Hale, former Guilford student and local disc golfer extraordinaire
Secrest has taken on the project of building a disc golf course before. His high school senior project was coordinating and constructing a disc golf course at his high school. His experience has been crucial in the construction process and will help keep Guilford’s course up to par. The club is new to campus, and due to hard work and dedication, the current course has nine holes with proper disc golf baskets. There are nine more baskets on the way to make it a complete 18-hole course. Students will be able to rent out discs from Founders Hall’s Information Desk at their convenience. The club hopes to install tees and signs so players know where to begin each hole, what direction the basket is in and what type of terrain they are dealing with. “I haven’t really played disc golf before, but it was fun to get out there and try something new,” said senior Taylor Shaw after playing the Meadows’ course for the first time. “(Disc golf is) an innovative and inexpensive twist on the game of golf, which costs way too much in memberships and equipment to play regularly,” said Aaron Hale, former Guilford student and local disc golf extraordinaire. Disc golf has become a widespread sensation since the Disc Golf Association was founded in 1975. Now websites share statistics and reviews of disc golf courses across the nation. Currently, there is only one course listed in Greensboro, which has been rated at 2.46 out of 5. The Meadows’ course has the opportunity to be a local disc golf hot spot. “If (the new course) gets really popular — which I think it might considering how low the ratings are in Greensboro and how
much interest I’ve heard from students alone — I think that it could probably be the best course in Greensboro or the Greensboro area, if the work gets put into it,” said Secrest. “It has potential to be really great.” Once the course is completed, there is talk of a grand opening event and possible tournaments. Secrest also mentioned the possibility of having a few workshops on weekends to teach people about disc golf, the course and the sport in general. “The challenge of playing disc golf is that it is nothing like throwing a normal Frisbee,” said Gabe Fraboni, local disc golf enthusiast. “You have to completely relearn the process of properly throwing a disc. The challenge it presents is a fun one to take on with friends.” Once the course is completed, it will be a fixture in the meadows for years to come.
Contact discgolf@ guilford.edu for more information on how to get involved. Come rent out discs at the Information Desk to play the Guilford College meadows course today!
An on-campus help for hunger BY JORDAN SMITH Staff Writer About a year ago, a small group of students had an idea to benefit their peers in need. They decided to create a food pantry on campus, which, after much planning, had its grand opening on Monday, Sept. 3. “The idea was brought up to us by a CCE student who witnessed her friends kind of struggling, and wondered if Guilford could do something about this,” said junior Helen Mandalinic, food pantry co-founder. “It seemed really weird for us not to address hunger here on campus,” said sophomore Noelle Lane, food pantry co-founder. “Caring for your community should just be something that happens anyway. There was an on-campus issue, and nothing was really being done to publicize it or anything like that.” When it was clear that students needed the support, the planning began. Their main issue was finding a place for the food pantry, but the program eventually found a location in
Sophomore Noelle Lane, food pantry cofounder, stocks a shelf in the pantry's Bonner House location.
the Bonner Center for Community Learning, located just past Dana Auditorium. The house holds nonperishable foods in a large closet, giving the food to any student who needs it. It is open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. “(The food pantry is) also for staff members, because we’re aware that there are staff members that get here early in the morning, have three or four jobs, (and) have family at home,” said senior Chelsey Wilson, Bonner Center hunger fellow and food pantry co-founder. “So if there’s someone who missed that week of groceries, we are here for them, and we’re here for the students.” The program also aims to offer fresh produce. “We have the farmers' market (to provide food), which just started this summer, that takes food from different farms," Mandalinic said. "(It's) just the Guilford Farm right now but it’s going to grow … Students can get (produce) cheap, but it’s still organic.” Since the program is just beginning, the founders hope to gain support to sustain the food pantry for years to come. “Of course we don’t want hunger to be a problem, but we want (the food pantry) to be here for a student or staff member in need,” Wilson said. “Even if just two people use it, those two people might now have food.” “A person shouldn’t have to choose between food and education,” Lane said. “Having to make that decision is just too much for one person.” The coordinators hope that the food pantry will reduce the issue of hunger on campus and establish a sense of community, carrying on the tradition of social awareness on campus. “I think Guilford is a great opportunity to try out things you want to do in the real world, and basically we’re sitting here creating businesses the one time that we have,” said Mandalinic. “A lot of resources are available to us here, and when you graduate, you might lose some of those resources. So it’s a really good time to get other students involved … and I think it’s really important that we are active and start our education and jobs now, not wait until we graduate.”
FEATURES “In the quiet of the gallery, these figures spoke to me of the horrific things they endured: being torn from their homes, shackled like prisoners, forced to make a two-month journey at sea in conditions so miserable they can hardly be described,” said gallery director and curator Terry Hammond in an email interview of
Stephen Haye's Cash Crop Installation.
Full story by Ryan James at http://guilcosojo.wordpress.com
Modified Grill and Quakeria hours call for community forum BY L.A. LOGAN Staff Writer
vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “Not at all — we are just trying to help and keep costs down for students and parents.” “I’d like some sort of discussion between the students who share this frustration and the people who implemented the new hours,” Kleimeier said. “I’d like to know their thoughts on making this decision.” Guilford Dining Services held an open
forum on Tuesday, Sept. 4, where several students voiced their concerns on the new dining hours. Community Senate also touched on the subject during their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Whether these concerns will bring about change remains to be seen. “If we change the hours, that’s where it will be changed, through the forums,” said Leisman. “Whatever the students want is possible.”
Guilford’s administration recently modified the dining facilities’ hours of operation due to the recent budgetary shortfall. Shortened hours are now in effect for all on-campus dining options during the week, and the Quakeria and the Grill are completely closed on Saturdays. This means that on Saturdays, the only on-campus food option for students is a sit-down meal at the caf, since taking meals “to-go” is prohibited. “Saturdays typically have a very low usage number, and Fridays as well,” said Jon Varnell, vice president for administration, in regards to the Grill and Quakeria traffic. “We attempted to make adjustments that least affected the student body.” “I want to be able to eat when I want to eat, no restrictions,” said sophomore India GoodProchaska. “Saturday is the main day I want to stop by and eat at the Grill.” The altered hours have had major effects on students with strict schedules. “The hours last semester were perfect for me,” said second semester first-year Amburee Edwards. “They allowed me to take my medicines on time. Because of the new hours I can’t take my medicines on time, so that messes up my day. That throws me off majorly.” Students are also irritated that they only
heard of these changes by word of mouth instead of an official college announcement. “I first heard of the hours through a friend who expressed frustration,” senior Kim Kleimeier said. “Give the students more opportunities to eat. The caf can get really crowded a lot of times and most of the food is gone, and it’s frustrating because I only have certain times I can eat and I’m trying to save money.” The new hours were posted on the Guilford dining website as well as at the front desk of the dining hall. Still, a number of students discovered the brand new hours when they went in search of a late-night meal and came away empty-handed. “I walked over to the Grill at 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday and it was closed,” said sophomore Niki Gaines. “So I returned home hungry and pissed off.” “Kids will never go back to their dorms hungry,” said Snehal Desmukh, director of dining services. “We don’t want to burden our students and families with additional meal cost prices other than the minimal increase that happens every year.” Before the fall semester started, administrators nominated two students to serve on a dining committee that helps determine future decisions. “It’s funny — when decisions are made here, the first reaction is ‘Man, you guys did this to us on purpose,’” said Aaron Fetrow,
Quakeria and Grill workers continue to prepare food for everyone during the facilities' new hours.
9 September 7, 2012
Chick-fil-A's sponsorship violates core This Week's values, should end STAFF EDITORIAL LONG TIME SPORTS SPONSOR CHICK-FIL-A'S RECENT STATEMENTS ARE FOUND PROBLEMATIC I chose to attend Guilford because of those seven flags. You know, the ones that mark our core values and the principles we, as an institution, claim to embody. I was hooked on equality, diversity, integrity and the rest with just one stroll down the campus front path. I was told those banners meant something. I was told they were something greater than words, that they were a way of life. BY CATE Hell, the website even SCHURZ says, “This is a college World & with a strong identity, Nation Editor ethical commitments and a vision for the future.” Like many others, I was saddened this summer to learn of Chick-fil-A’s outrageous contributions to organizations like Exodus International, working to “cure” LGBT people one at a time or to the Family Research Council, which spent $25,000 lobbying the U.S. Congress to allow Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” law. I turned to my family and said, “Guilford students will never continue supporting the Chick-fil-A near campus after this news.” But little did I know, Guilford has been supporting Chick-fil-A and, as a result, its skewed values, for the past 10 years. On Aug. 23, the Guilford Beacon released a statement explaining that Chickfil-A has supported our institution “with small cash gifts and products. The last paid sponsorship was in the 2010–11 academic year for $750.” The school also returns Chick-fil-A’s support by hanging the company’s banner on campus and holding events with the company. Now, I feel betrayed by Guilford College. I was led to believe that our core value of ‘integrity’ was worth something, that
It is hypocritical of Guilford to be in cahoots with a company that donates millions to organizations with missions to criminalize homosexuality or legislate death as the penalty for loving the person of your choice.
‘community’ outweighed the importance of funding and publicity and that ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ are, in practice, synonymous. If you’ve ever had the core values echoed in your ear, you may be feeling betrayed by Guilford, too. As public knowledge, it has been no secret to Guilford that Chickfil-A donates exorbitant sums to groups that actively fight for the degradation of human rights. Yet, all the while, Guilford has twisted our Quaker name with that of a bigoted corporation. Tell me, Guilford, since Chick-fil-A has proven to be so integral to our athletic, academic and financial communities, where are their core value flags? Should we start raising banners with slurs about gays’ inability to successfully raise children? Or perhaps we should adopt the Chick-fil-A cow as our second mascot and allow him to hand out anti-gay literature at sporting events. Well, I’m not having it. The Guilford administration has buried the truth long enough and I will no longer stand by and witness Guilford’s efforts to support a company that does not support my own peers. “If one believes that Chik-fil-A represents a devaluing of others, then there is a responsibility to ‘speak truth’ to that concern,” says Max Carter, director of the Friends Center and campus ministry coordinator. My truth? It is hypocritical of Guilford to be in cahoots with a company that donates millions to organizations with missions to criminalize homosexuality or legislate death as the penalty for loving the person of your choice. I am disappointed in my educational institution, my administration and those who have worked to fund athletics and various programs on campus without integrity.
"I will...do my best to offer impartial leadership to the group while paying very close attention to the Quaker Testimonies that guide our Core Values and to the sentiments of our community with regard to issues of gay marriage and gay rights." Aaron Fetrow, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
But with this disappointment comes forgiveness. Our community now has an opportunity to right our wrongs and reclaim our dedication to each other’s rights. The administration has thoughtfully created a method of discussion and a means to confront the issues posed by this sponsorship. Student Senate President Tim Leisman ’13 told the community on Wednesday that this issue “must be resolved by homecoming” and that the committee “will consider (Chick-fil-A's) activism while being sensitive to certain topics.” Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow’s email response mirrored this sentiment. When asked about his role in the upcoming process he said, “I will … do my best to offer impartial leadership to the group while paying very careful attention to the Quaker Testimonies that guide our Core Values and to the sentiments of our community with regard to issues of gay marriage and gay rights.” Various corners of campus are in opposition to the athletic program’s sponsorship deal with Chick-fil-A. A Guilford alum, former athlete and now a Guilford administrative worker said in confidence, “I think the core values need to outweigh this sponsorship. I never really saw the effects of Chick-fil-A’s support as a baseball player, but I don’t think their values align with ours at all.” His sentiments speak to my own. This article is not an attack, but rather a call to action. If you are a student and you are outraged or confused by the actions of our beloved college, then I challenge you to speak your truth. This is not an issue about the rights of corporations, nor is this a discussion about a CEO’s right to voice his opinion or a company’s right to spend its money as it chooses. Now, this is about us. This is about Guilford and values and being honest and true to ourselves. This is about maintaining the message that brought so many students like me to Guilford College. Respect for all students, in all circumstances, should be held above all else.
"I think the core values need to outweigh this sponsorship. I never really saw the effects of Chick-fil-A's support as a baseball player, but I don't think their values align with ours at all." Anonymous Guilford Alum
You owe it to yourself to get involved It is the start of a new year at Guilford. Some of us are experiencing everything for the first time. Others, with familiarity. No matter your age, no matter your established roots, this is a fresh start. A blank canvas. So many opportunities are placed in front of us, and now is the perfect time to pick up the metaphorical brush and paint yourself in the image of your choosing. Our school is faced with a serious budget crisis. Federal and state funding have been taken away, staff have been let go and hours of operation have been cut. We’re seeing this firsthand. Yet despite these shortcomings, Guilford is unwavering in its decision to provide any and all financial aid to eligible students. The College continues to provide incredible opportunities to its student body, which is a Godsend in this economy. Take a look at the Grill. While we can complain about a lack of meal variety on Saturdays, students should also keep in mind that a budget cut in cafeteria alternatives means that this school is not cutting funds elsewhere. Our clubs, activities and programs remain intact, and are stronger (budgetwise) this year than in previous years. Guilford has added a January term, and as a result has increased study abroad opportunities. The Bryan Series continues to bring in some of the most influential men and women from across the globe. We as students can give back to Guilford by taking advantage of the amazing opportunities provided to us. Take courses that have nothing to do with your major. Explore the J-Term possibilities. Establish lasting relationships with peers and professors. Expand your worldview by studying abroad. Join clubs, attend schoolsponsored programs. Learn new things. Find new passions. This is a unique time in your life where your full-time job is to experiment, explore, learn and grow. So do your job and have fun with it.
Reflecting Guilford College's core Quaker values, the topics and content of Staff Editorials are chosen through consensus of all 15 editors.
Campaign finance reform stalls: not much progress since 1905 BY MCCAFFREY BLAUNER Staff Writer It's a strange fact of our political system that politicians buy their way into office. In the 2004 general elections, 91 percent of the senate elections and 95 percent of those for the House were won by the politicians who spent the most on their campaigns. Now, I'm not saying that being president or a congressman or a senator comes with a literal price tag, but the statistics are hard to refute. The truth of the matter is far more convoluted. There isn't an actual requirement for vast wealth on the part of major political candidates, but it sure seems like there might as well be. When is the last time someone ran for president who was even slightly less than extremely wealthy? While the tendency for anyone but those in the highest of income brackets to be excluded in our system of governance from positions of power seems to stink of oligarchy, a deeper and more insidious problem presents itself in the workings of campaign finance.
Since ads and similar campaigning methods cost money, it seems logical to conclude that funding can greatly influence the success or failure of a political campaign. While this might seem ultimately democratic (after all, if the success of a candidate is based on the contributions given to them, would that not seem to manifest the
There isn't an actual requirement for vast wealth on the part of major political candidates, but it sure seems like there might as well be. When is the last time someone ran for president who was even slightly less than extremely wealthy? desires of the people?), it has trapped our political system in a logistical catch-22. Why you might ask? Corporations. In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt spoke before Congress suggesting that all corporate donations should be banned. After all,
The cost of safety: New York shootings gone awry BY DANIEL GASKIN Staff Writer Crazed gunman Jeffrey Johnson, 53, killed one person before he was shot to death outside the Empire State Building on 34th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City in a chaotic gunfight that left nine bystanders injured. Since this incident, some critics of police policy involving the apprehension of criminals have raised the debate over gun usage in the police force. Many argue policemen shouldn’t be using guns to apprehend criminals due to the fact that nine people were injured in the crossfire that resulted in Jeffrey Johnson’s death. This suggested change in police protocol is something that I cannot, in good conscience, ever advocate for a man or woman who I ask to risk their life for me and my fellow Americans on any given day. We as civilians have the luxury to second guess the choices made by the police officers who apprehended Jeffrey Johnson, but Assistant Professor of Justice and Policy Studies Will Pizio suggests another point of view. “Use of deadly force is OK if you are faced with a split second decision,” says Pizio. “The cop saw the gun and shot the criminal. They probably had three seconds to make a choice.” When one thinks about the immediate reaction that policemen have to go on
many corporations have access to such vast financial resources that it disproportionately represents the actual amount of people involved who support the candidate in question. Unsurprisingly, the members of congress, many of whom owed their positions to sizable contributions from corporate
when they see a gun, it is shortsighted to say that they should have used a taser or some other form of non-lethal weapon simply to protect the safety of bystanders, because the decision to shoot Johnson was an instinctual one. “Not being there, and only knowing what little I have seen on the news about it, I can't make a call on whether the officers did the right thing or not,” said Director of Public Safety Ron Stowe in an email interview. “Without question, it is unfortunate that innocent bystanders were wounded and I would imagine the officers involved are second guessing their own actions,” said Stowe. “That said, the officers had to react to the situation at hand — in a split second — based on the information they had available to them.” “There is no doubt that the situation would've been even more tragic except for the extraordinary acts of heroism,” said Mayor Bloomberg in a media conference. “New York City is the safest big city in this country, but we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence.” We are lucky to have heroes and we need them because we all live in a world of violence. When asking the selfless to defend us from perils, we must give them those tools necessary for the job at hand. We sleep safely in our beds because of the police and I am grateful for them. In the words of Niccolo Machiavelli, “Before all else, be armed.”
"New York City is the safest big city in this country, but we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence." Mayor Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City
supporters, did not greet this idea warmly. Today, sadly, we have not come very far. What Roosevelt feared has come to pass. Despite numerous attempts to regulate donations to candidates and spending on the part of said candidates, the use of political
action committees has allowed for a plethora of loopholes through which corporations may funnel money into the campaigns of various politicians. These campaign contributions are invaluable to getting elected to major political offices. In the last presidential race, candidates Barack Obama and John McCain spent a total record-shattering $5.3 billion, in comparison to a relatively paltry $4.2 billion spent on the 2004 campaign. Current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has sunk approximately 45 million dollars of his own money into his campaign. Attempts at campaign finance reform have met with little more support than in 1905. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to ban spending by corporations in candidate elections. So, ultimately who will change this? The politicians who owe their positions to the same largely unchecked corporate donations that they should presumably be attempting to regulate? Unlikely.
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Continued from Page 1 This year’s installment was key for the Quakers. “Last year was about gaining experience,” said head football coach Chris Rusiewicz. “Last year we had a lot of players playing their first game ever in collegiate football. This year was about proving all that hard work paid off. We hope to take it to a new level this year.” The quest for a new level of competition began with a great performance in the Soup Bowl. “Winning is a Guilford Senior Julian Stewart cheers on the Quakers through a megaphone at the Soup Bowl. The crowd was excited not only about the game, but about donating food to a good cause.
tradition,” said co-captain of the football team Faris El-Ali in an email interview. “As a team captain, I hope to see us dominate Greensboro in every aspect of the game. I know we will dominate on defense, special teams, and in rushing the football.” Tyler Fearrington, a sophomore football player at Greensboro College, also saw the game’s importance in setting the tone for the season. “The Soup Bowl is a game between cross-town rivals, arguably the biggest game of both teams’ schedules,” he said. Fearrington believes the game is a good time to settle the rivalry on the field while helping the community. Although the game is important in its own right, the food drive is equally important for the Greensboro community. “Last year, Guilford College and Greensboro College collected over 10,000 cans for local food banks,” said Director of Community Learning James Shields. “Both schools understand that helping the food banks is more important than
Men's golf looking forward to strongest team in recent memory BY THOMAS DEANE Staff Writer “Tweet, tweet. I want my birdies all day long.” Words of wisdom delivered to us courtesy of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America’s exclusive boy band, the Golf Boys. The Guilford men’s golf team is looking for their birdies all day long as well. Unlike most sports on campus, there really is no true offseason for the golfers of Guilford College. Members of the team hone their skills over the summer by playing in tournaments throughout the country against some of the top amateur golfers. Entering his third season, Head Golf Coach Corey Maggard knows the importance of the summer months, and what the time off can do for a team. “It is a long time to try and keep a group of guys focused,” said Maggard. “But just from a time-management standpoint, it allows us to really put a lot of work in.” These summer tournaments are vital for players who hope to compete against top golfers on the collegiate level. With the way college golf is structured, it is imperative to develop a “golf resume.” “You compile a resume and then you send it in to tournaments and hope they send you an invite,” said Maggard. Recently, the Quakers were ranked fifth in the preseason national poll. Indeed, there is a lot to be excited about, like the return of senior and Division III National Golfer of the Year, Noah Ratner. Although Ratner is the lone senior, the other three statistically best players, sophomores Drew Thompson, Mitch Robinette and junior Alex Wise all return. Robinette
and Thompson received All-Conference accolades last year. With so much power returning to one team, national title talks are not out of the question. First-year Ben Pinkleton competed all summer long, hoping to add even more depth to the team. “Starting in about April, I played in about five or six tournaments,” said Pinkleton. “I think we’ve got a group of guys who can compete for a title.” The talent on the team is clearly visible, however the intangibles that make a close-knit team may not be seen by the average observer. On an average day in the cafeteria, the golf team can always be seen sharing a laugh over lunch. “We have great team chemistry and this could be the strongest team we’ve had since I’ve been here, on and off the course,” said Ratner. Maggard will be the first to admit that his team “devotes all of their time to golf” and getting better. This hard-work mentality will be what gets them through the grueling golf season, including two tournaments in which they are the lone Division III institution. Performing well in those tournaments will surely bolster the team and their hopes of winning a national championship. “If you win some big tourneys, you get a higher ranking, then you get a chance to get an at-large bid at the end of the year if you didn’t get the automatic bid,” added Maggard. “You can’t just want it; you have to work hard,” said Ratner. That is what the team has been doing all summer, and will continue to do for the following months. “We’re always looking forward to the national championship,” said Maggard.
September 7, 2012
FOOTBALL AND FOOD, WHAT COULD BE BETTER?
the bragging rights.” Chelsey Wilson, Bonner Center hunger fellow, believes in taking action. “Bringing as many cans as you can is a great first step, but it would be great if students became involved more than once a year,” Wilson said. One way to get involved is the Community Kitchen. “Our site is an on-campus group called Community Kitchen’s Project,” Wilson said. “We cook every Tuesday and Saturday in the basement of Mary Hobbs. On average we make 50 meals to bring on the streets of downtown Greensboro.” The game’s impact lasts more than a day. Associate Professor of Sports Studies Bob Malekoff believes the Soup Bowl raises awareness of the hunger challenges faced by our community, hopefully motivating people to take action. “Food pantries are struggling to meet the needs of people who will go hungry without their assistance,” Malekoff continued. “No one should go hungry.”
• This was the 16th annual Soup Bowl versus Greensboro • Over 10,000 cans collected for local food banks • Guilford: 5,249 cans • Final: 14-13, Greensboro
Team bonding: the fine line between camaraderie and hazing BY MALIKAH FRENCH Staff Writer The college experience is comprised of prominent memories, responsibilities and interactions. For a select group of students, these components revolve around their dedication to engage in intercollegiate sports. The media has recently covered national concerns regarding team bonding and its borderlines, which may be vital to reiterate. In Guilford College’s all-athlete meeting this fall, team image, twitter posts and appropriate types of online communication were all discussed with substantial rigidity regarding appropriateness. The question students, coaches and athletic directors are all struggling with is: When is the line crossed between substantial team bonding and inappropriate group behavior? Head volleyball coach Emily Gann noted that team bonding is a vital component of the intercollegiate athlete experience. “Teams have to get along to play well together,” said Gann. Although she could not recall any acts of hazing or publicly-noted line crossing at Guilford, she did acknowledge the existence of such behavior, and the consequences it has for schools across the country. “People on teams are together all the time and they want to hang out with each other,” said junior lacrosse player Kyle Smith. “And it’s hard for athletes — given all the time they spend practicing and being together — to make other friends and hang out with other people.” This excessive time commitment is a vital aspect of a team’s ability to play cohesively and win conference games. “If there’s a grudge between two members on the team, the team is naturally going to pick a side and that could create a
separation,” said senior football player Thor Pate. “If it’s a small team, like the volleyball team, the separation could be a very negative thing.” “(Team bonding) is expressed on the court and shown in how well the team plays together,” said sophomore volleyball player Morgan McKinnon. “If the team doesn’t get along, it’s going to be tough to play well together because you need team chemistry to be able to play well,” said Smith. These opinions solidify the idea that the time teams spend together off the field is an important underlying factor for their overall success. Bonding varies for each team based on general dynamics and size. Football bonding is “not a forced team bonding,” explains Pate, but a result of seeing the same people from “eight in the morning until ten at night” during football camp. However, he expressed that, due to the size of the program, it is difficult to thoroughly connect with everyone on the team. “Some sports that have smaller units will probably bond more tightly than teams with large numbers,” said Pate. “I don’t think we have any forms of hazing, but there are certain teams where they are always together and don’t branch out enough.” Team bonding is necessary to ensure success during a sports season, but it need not reach an inappropriate level. Guilford College athletes seem to uphold the opinion that each team is different in their approach to team bonding, but hazing has not made its way onto campus. To ensure that this line is never crossed, it may be crucial to consistently reassess which out-of-practice interactions are healthy for a cohesive team, and which steer too close to the borderline.
Soccer alum Bri Eilman becomes new assistant coach BY ALLISON DEBUSK Staff Writer
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Some players’ passion for their sport is so strong that they never want to leave. This is the case for the new Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Bri Eilman. Eilman graduated from Guilford last year after three stellar years on the women’s soccer team. During her career at Guilford, she totaled 12 goals in 47 appearances, and her 12 assists stand tenth overall in school history. Head Women’s Soccer Coach Eric Lewis said that she was a “leader right away.” Her leadership and soccer skills led to her appointment as captain last year. “Everyone looked up to her on and off the field,” said senior midfielder Jaclyn Nucci. “She could see the plays that were necessary and strategies that we could use,” said senior midfielder Gabrielle Lahowitch. Eilman had been coaching soccer camps at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for four years. “It came natural to me,” she said. During the fall season she asked if there might be a position open for a new assistant coach. When Lewis said that it was a possibility, she applied for the job after graduation. Approaching the season, Eilman was nervous about transitioning from the players’ teammate to coach. Lewis was also concerned that the older players would not respect Eilman as a coach. “Surprisingly, it’s been great, because they do respect me as their coach,” Eilman said. “I had a lot of respect for Bri to begin with,” said junior goalkeeper Abby Gove. “So it’s not that much different from having her as a captain.” “It felt very natural for me because I felt like she was already coaching me in a sense,” said Lahowitch. Even though the players respect her, the transition has not been completely easy. “At first it was awkward, keeping that line of respect,” said Nucci. Now everyone can maintain professionalism. So far, Eilman’s coaching career has been a success. “She stayed on me about everything as captain and does the same as an assistant,” said Lewis. “She knows my weaknesses and compensates for them.” Eilman has also impressed the players with her coaching skills. “She pushes us because she wants us to win,” said first-year defender Cassie Vaughn. When Eilman is pushing the players to be their best, she offers verbal encouragement as well. “If I’m down about something, she has something to say to help my game,” Lahowitch said. Vaughn expressed the attitude with which Eilman is approaching the upcoming season, and the attitude that she instills in the team. “When she’s like, ‘We’re going to win,’ I feel like we’re going to win,” said Vaughn.
Bri Eilman, the new assistant women's soccer coach, has previously coached at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Guilford alum Bri Eilman talks to senior Lily Wotkins. In her time, Eilman tallied a record number of assists at 12 total.
Assistant Coach Eilman's stats: - 12 goals in her 47 appearances - 10th highest Guilford College record in assists with 12 total - Has 4 years of coaching experience at UNC Chapel Hill
You can still play sports without being on a varsity team BY JAMES ROWE Staff Writer Lots of students who are sports fans come to college and are not able to play or prefer not to play varsity athletics. Luckily, a college like Guilford is able to give those students that competitive and athletic opportunity in intramurals. In intramurals, students can play a competitive sport like soccer or basketball. Another great thing about this is that other varsity athletes can play intramurals with non-athletes as well. There are no tryouts for any teams in any of the intramural sports because Guilford gives an equal opportunity to everyone. The only requirement to join intramurals is that students sign up themselves and other members for the team they want to form. Intramural players can have fun while meeting other people and playing a sport that they like. Steve Moran is in charge of the program. “I hope there is an increase of participants from the Guilford community, more diverse participants (and) increased programmatic offerings to represent the diverse campus interests,” said Moran, “(as well as) increased collaboration with additional departments on campus (and) increased student involvement in leadership roles provided by intramural sports programming. “(The program) is meant to facilitate social interaction, and leadership development experiences for the diverse members of the Guilford College community,” Moran added. “This is achieved by providing competitive and co-
educational athletic opportunities that support the physical and mental well being of our community in accordance with the Guilford College mission and institutional core values.” Some of the sports that the program provides are dodgeball, first-year Hall Olympics, tennis, floor hockey, volleyball, softball, basketball, flag football, Texas Hold ‘Em, ping pong and pool. Senior Caleb Whited-Ford is in charge of the intramural
"Hopefully there will be a breakdown of the barrier between the student-athletes and nonathletic students because of this program." Caleb Whited-Ford, senior program and has been running it for the past three years. Whited-Ford is a sports management major who says that he hopes running this program will help him when he graduates as a credential on his resume. "I one day hope to get a full time job at some Division I athletic program,” said Whited-Ford. “The main purpose of the program is to provide an
opportunity for people to participate in athletics at a lower skill set,” said Whited-Ford. “Also some of the other things that we hope the program achieves is that it could start a healthier lifestyle, hopefully retain students at Guilford College and that people can make some friends out of the program.” “Hopefully there will be a breakdown of the barrier between the student-athletes and non-athletic students because of this program,” Whited-Ford said. Whited-Ford explained that there really were no concerns for the program except for the expenses they have to pay for the equipment. “Playing intramurals is a great way to just get outside, play an awesome sport, hang out with old friends and make new ones,” said senior Will Singley. Singley described his experience as a student-athlete being difficult to manage. All he did was sleep, eat, go to class and play soccer. Intramurals allowed him to have some downtime and play for fun. However, senior Brianna Goodison, who also helps Whited-Ford run the program, says that there is one problem with the program: not enough women participate. “We need more women to get involved,” said Goodison. “We really want to make the teams more diverse this year, and that starts by making sure intramural sports aren’t maledominated.” So, to everybody and anybody: get out there and have some fun. Intramural programs are a guaranteed good time.