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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, September 10, 2010, Image 1

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(i u II I o R n ( FEATURES Museum celebrates untaught history By David Pfederkamper Staff Writer The traveling SANKOFA Museum, which came to Guilford Sept I and 2, highlighted the history of African American struggle and accomplishment "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 different." The exhibit was created by Angela Jennings when she realized her nephew did not know much about his own heritage. Muhanji Afanda 10 See "Museum" on page 9 Smoking policy reform sparks dobato By Amanda Dahill-Moore Staff Writer 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 Meeting. "The policy is fairly simple," said Fetrow. "No smoking is allowed at the entrance to any building and no smoking in the quad." 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 Staff Writer 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 ain. 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. SPORTS The crystal ball speaks: fall predictions By Michael Foxx Staff Writer 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. Volleyball (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." — Gann See "Predictions" on page 14 ART FOR THE HEART !: OF GUILFORD BSiaie

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