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Representing for the Seekers all
across the world
Continued from page I intent on destruction. Finally, the Seeker
tries to avoid getting hurt while searching
disorganization, before Dell stepped in for the tiny Golden Snitch,
to help with what he calls his help with When the Seeker catches the Snitch, his
what he calls his "Broomsticks and Beyond team gains 150 points and the game is over,
initiative." "It's a tough sport," Dell acknowledged.
"We were completely winging it, on and "But I really admire (the team's) dedication,
off the pitch," said senior Hogan, a Beater. I've seen a vast improvement in the last few
"We really needed Kyle's help." weeks."
"We lost all four of our pre-season "We're learning a lot," said Seeker
matches" added senior Denning, the second and sophomore Jilly Campbell. "I played
Beater. "Our cumulative score was only 360. Quidditch some with my older siblings
Even the (High Point University) Hooligans when I was younger, but the team has been
were making fun of us." practicing strategy and formation ... it's just
After three weeks of extra work-outs, amazing how much we've learned and how
though, the EarthQuakers are finally taking much we've improved."
off as a team. In Quidditch, team rankings are based
A game on March 12 saw the EarthQuakers on total points scored in league games. The
finish only 60 points behind the Washington EarthQuakers have played three league
and Lee Whirlwinds, with an amazing games and are ranked sixth out of seven
fifteen saves for the EarthQuakers by junior teams in the league with a cumulative score
Kalyn Howard, the team's rookie Keeper. of 410 points.
"I'm so excited," Howard said. "I'm "My goal for the team is to get 1000 points
completely new to Quidditch. That was the in league games," Denning said. "We've
first game I'd ever played." been improving a lot and I think we can
As a club, the EarthQuakers accept players definitely meet or exceed that goal."
with any level of experience, including none The team's next match-up will be against
"I had only seen Quidditch
on TV before," Howard said.
"I didn't even know the
difference between a blind
side and open side Beater."
For the Muggles among
you, here's a quick run
down of how a Quidditch
game works. Each team has
three Chasers, who pass the
Quaffle (a large red ball)
between them and try to
score through one of three
hoops at the end of the pitch.
Every goal is worth ten
points. The Keeper guards
the hoops and tries to
prevent the opposing team
The two Beaters have to
protect their team — and try
to hurt the opposition — by
hitting the Bludgers with
short, baseball-bat-like clubs.
The Bludgers are brown,
smaller than the Quaffle, and
the Elon Excelsior on April 9.
Associate Professor of Political Science Kyle Dell (r.), faculty
sponsor of Guilford's Quidditch team the EarthQuakers, stands
proudly with teammates Trevor Denning, senior, and junior
Hunting now allowed in the college
woods; taxidermy shop opens
The Guilford woods have been
reclassified by Public Safety as a
hunting zone and anyone may now
hunt there, day or night.
Many diverse species of wildlife can
be found inhabiting the woods. Bows,
rifles, shotguns, pistols, blow darts, and
BB guns are now allowed as firearms
to hunt the animals down. If you have
other weapons, then you need to check
those items in with Public Safety.
The trees that line the lake mark the
starting territory for any hunter, and
the other parallel line is up to Aaron
Fetrow's house. However, all squirrels
and geese on campus can be taken
down with blow darts.
"I cannot wait to get out in the woods
and hunt," said first-year Cynthia
Hayes. "The Guilford woods seem to
be a prime location for any animal, and
I get to walk right out of my dorm and
onto the hunting grounds."
Hayes is a regular hunter in her
hometown of Seagrove, N.C. She
generally likes to focus on deer and
"Hunting wild geese is my first
priority," Hayes said. "Those geese
look at me as I walk to class, and they
think they own the school by leaving
their waste wherever they please."
Before your first hunting outing,
you must thoroughly read the hunting
handbook. The handbook is located
at the Public Safety window in the
basement of Bauman. The Public Safety
officers are trained wildlife specialists.
So, if in danger, make sure you have an
When hunting on Guilford's
property, you must be dressed in
the correct attire. All hunters must
wear a bright orange shirt or jacket.
You must also be equipped with the
aforementioned S.O.S flair and a firing
Another addition to Guilford's
campus is the new taxidermy shop that
will be located beside the bicycle shop
in the basement of Shore Hall. If you
are interested in taxidermy, the local
taxidermist will be holding free
stuffing lessons on April 6.
The new taxidermy office will be
managed by the hunting club. The
prices are posted in the shop and
are based on the following criteria:
weight, wing span, paw size, eye
color, wounds, tail length, loss of
a body part due to bullet blow, or
smell. All money made through the
taxidermist will go towards saving
wildlife outside the Guilford bubble.
"It's nice to know that once my
kill has been stuffed the money will
go to a good cause," said sophomore
After you have taken your kill to
the campus taxidermist you must
use sticky tack to affix it to your
wall as a precaution, due to Campus
life's outrageous charges for room
"I tried bolting my mountain lion,
four foot long and sixty pounds,
right next to my television but
the bolts did not seem to work,"
sophomore Autumn Yoder said.
"Then I used the sticky tack that my
RA suggested and that stuff is like
Use caution when going out into
the Guilford woods. Community
members may also use the woods as
a hunting ground, so the woods will
become a popular destination. Be
aware of students, staff, and faculty
who use the woods as a relaxing
place to walk. Happy hunting and
/\ \ ^ Compiled by Will Cloyd
for a whitetail
deer shot in
March 28 near
the big bonfire
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