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Museum celebrates untaught history
By David Pfederkamper
The traveling SANKOFA Museum, which came to Guilford Sept
I and 2, highlighted the history of African American struggle and
"People should not think, 'When is (SANKOFA)
coming again?' Instead, they should take that
curiosity and learn on their own."
SANKOFA, the African American
Museum on Wheels, came to Guilford
College on Sept. 1 and 2, and with it the
seemingly endless amount of artifacts,
pictures, books, magazines, newspapers,
and other items that gave both breath
and animation to African American
history for anyone who had even 20
minutes to spare.
"I came because of curiosity, and for
knowledge," said Muhanji Afanda '10.
"Even if you think you know it all, there
might be something new, or something
told in a different way."
"1 feel like our school doesn't have a
lot of exhibits about multicultural issues
in history," said junior Lamia Elgouacem.
"I wanted to be exposed to something
The exhibit was created by Angela
Jennings when she realized her nephew
did not know much about his own
Muhanji Afanda 10
See "Museum" on page 9
reform sparks dobato
By Amanda Dahill-Moore
On Sept. 1, Aaron Fetrow, vice
president for student affairs and
dean of students, addressed some
of the issues and concerns that the
new smoking policy has sparked
in the weekly Community Senate
"The policy is fairly simple,"
said Fetrow. "No smoking is
allowed at the entrance to any
building and no smoking in the
This includes not smoking on
any of the pathways that both
students and faculty frequent
when walking to and from class.
The meeting addressed serious
concerns with both the logistics of
the policy and what it is perceived
to represent; one being the effect
See "Smoking" on page 2
WORLD & NATION
Kenya ratifies first new constitution since 1963
By Omar Hamad
In a referendum election on Aug. 5, Ke
nyan voters approved a new constitution by
a margin of approximately 2 to 1. The newly
ratified constitution will replace the existing
one, which was written in 1963, shortly after
the nation gained its independence from Brit
While the new constitution has been gener
ally viewed as a progressive step for the na
tion, some remain opposed to its enactment.
Among other things, the new constitution
includes the addition of a senate to Kenya's
legislative branch and places greater govern
ment curbs on political patronage and land
grabbing. Both patronage and land-grabbing
See "Kenya" on page 5
President Mwai Kibaki signs Kenya's new
constitution into law. on Aug. 27. The new
constitution was ratified by voters on Sept. 5.
The crystal ball speaks: fall predictions
By Michael Foxx
Summer is slowly coming to an end
and the leaves are starting to change
colors. This means classes are beginning
to start back, and fall sports are heading
into full swing. Time to bring out the
crystal balls and call up the psychic ho
tlines for predictions.
(12-15, 3-7 ODAC last year)
Overview: The volleyball team is com
ing off of one of their best years since
2002, when they finished 12-17 with a
5-5 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC). Coach Emily Gann
is very excited about this upcoming sea
son. With 10 returning players, the team
looks to take a step in the right direction.
The team will be taller, stronger, and fast
er this year.
Big Hitters: There are ten returning
players who will all play a vital role in
the team's success. Senior outside hitter
Courtney Kozar, who was second on the
team in kills last year, joins sophomore
outside hitter Brittany Freeman, who
returns as the Quakers' leading hitter in
kills and service aces. Taylor Phillips, an
All-ODAC honorable mention and set
ter, returns after finishing fifth in assists
in the conference.
They said it: "I am very excited about
the opportunities ahead of us. With all of
the returning experience and new talent
I am expecting this to be a great season."
See "Predictions" on page 14
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