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Tony Blair becomes fifth head of
state to speak in Bryan Series
FIRST BRYAN SERIES SPEAKER
STARTS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WORLD
WIDE UNITY, GLOBAL CHALLENGES
By Catherine Schnrz
A large crowd flocked to the Greensboro
Coliseum Tuesday night to hear the insights
of Tony Blair, former prime minister of the
United Kingdom and member of Britain's
Labour party. The night began with
introductions from Associate Vice President
for Communications and Marketing Ty
Buckner and President and Professor of
Political Science Kent Chabotar.
Chabotar's introductory speech began
with political background on Blair and
his achievements as prime minister. He
recognized Blair's role in helping Ireland
find peace both domestically and in global
relations. In his 10 years as prime minister,
Blair encouraged an improved education
policy and transformed his country's
socialist health care system into one that
competes effectively in capitalism. Blair
was also influential in the push for NATO
intervention in Kosovo.
When Blair took the stage and the crowd's
applause had died down, some audience
members may have been surprised that his
speech had a lighthearted tone with humor
However, some who attended in hopes of
enlightenment or political wisdom felt that
they left the stadium with empty pockets.
"I thought he generalized about America
too much and never said anything of real
substance," said first-year Jorden Yeargan.
"Tm glad I went, but I don't think I got much
out of it."
Though some felt disappointed by
Blair's presentation, others appreciated his
"I really appreciate the fact that he
was willing to answer any question even
though his answers were not that different
from what I expected," said senior Nicole
Guilfoyle, who attended the student session
See "Series" on page 2
Tony Blair emphasizes a point from the
podium in the Greensboro Coliseum. Blair
spoke to a sold-out crowd about unity,
ideologies, and the 21 st century.
On-campus space simultaneously
limited and under-utilized
By Adrienne Mattson-Perdue
Guilford College does not have
unlimited space. Offices are not bigger
on the inside and storage space cannot be
found by walking by the right wall a few
The availability of physical space on
campus is an issue faced by many schools
as small as Guilford. With the college
experiencing some recent growth, finding
room to support everyone's needs has
become an issue.
"With enrollment growth over the past
See "Space" on page 10
First-years Heather Nelson (left) and Taylor Alston
(right) do homework work in their Milner Hall dorm room.
Fall break gives students a
chance to get rest or get active
By Ryan Gordy
The weather is getting colder. The
leaves are changing color and falling
to the ground. Midterms are upon us,
students. This can only mean that fall
break is approaching.
Fall break is that wonderful time
of year where Guilford students
get a week-long break from class,
homework, and roommates. It is the
point in the semester when students
can take a step back from their
mountains of work and breathe.
Students can travel to visit home
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or friends, stay in Greensboro, or go
on an adventure and visit places they
have not been before.
This year, many students are opting
to go home for break.
"Fall break is a great time to go
home because it is right in the middle
of the semester," said junior Jessica
Mrugala. "I have time to enjoy myself
while seeing family. A different pace is
needed; it is healthy to get away from
Guilford for a bit."
First-year MJ Alrashidi will be
visiting family as well, but not at home.
See "Break" on page 9
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