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October 28, 2011
Homecoming gathers all of Guilford's best parts: 2011
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The Good Lovelies Concert
Three lovely ladies from Canada helped
commemorate the close of Homecoming 2011.
Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore
of The Good Lovelies were personable and
encouraged crowd participation through snapping
and giving the audience pieces to sing.
The Good Lovelies loved to tell stories, including
one in which they explained one of their first shows.
Apparently this show was cheap at just three
dollars a ticket, and with a name like the "Good
Lovelies," the small Canadian town thought the
band were traveling strippers. The story concluded
with the comment, "Guilford College is better than
a strip club."
Thursday night kicked off Homecoming with
The Element's open mic, which welcomed poets,
singers and other musicians from Guilford and
around the Triad area. This event was hosted by
the Multicultural Education Department.
"The Element gets people to come together to
showcase talent over a common interest of the
performing arts," said senior Ashley Campbell.
The acts on Thursday included a poem by
off-campus guest Keith Burton titled "You're
Beautiful," a guitar and song performance by
freshman Taylor Hallet, Stroud's cover of Adele's
"Someone Like You" and a performance from the
returning spoken word artist who calls himself
Bonfire Pep Rally
"Here we go Quakers, here we go!" rang out
through the depth of the woods on Friday night. The
chant, led by the Quaker cheerleaders, was coming
from the bonfire pep rally by the lake. This event was
put on by CCE's Student Government Association.
The cheering continued throughout the night
and into the morning, as the Quakers were
enthusiastically supported by their peers at the
game on Saturday. School spirit was heard and seen
everywhere that day, in part thanks to the pep rally
the night before.
(Top left) The Good Lovelies own the stage as they
close the Homecoming celebrations with a few ballads.
(Bottom left) Students support their team but also get
the benefit of roasting marshmallows and socializing
with friends at the bonfire pep rally which was held by
the CCE's student government near the Guilford lake.
(Above) "The Beast" and several other rappers, along
with spoken poets, perform for a group of Guilford
Alumni at The Element, put on by the Multicultural
Education Department in the community center.
Solarpalooza shines on Guilford
By Karen Turner & Emily Cooper
Homecoming weekend brings out the
true spirit of Guilford. There is a crisp
smell of fall in the air; the weather is
perfect, it is a lovely 70 degrees, and the
sun is shining bright.
Children are frolicking and everyone
has a smile on their face; there is an
abundance of laughter and an overall
feeling of indescribable joy to be a
As you approach the street festival,
an annual Guilford homecoming event
that incorporated Solarpalooza this year,
the aroma of delicious food tingles your
This year's street festival smelled
exceptionally sweet because the smell of
green at Guilford was in the air.
"Solarpalooza (was) a very different
event this year because it goes along with
the street festival," said sustainability
consultant Bryce Bjornson '11. "Last year,
Solarpalooza was its own event. It had live
music; it was kind of like a fall festival.
This year, we integrated sustainability into
the current street festival."
The goal of Solarpalooza is to raise
awareness about sustainability at Guilford
and within the greater community.
One of the green events for Homecoming
included a lecture that addressed current
Physics major Dail Rowe '90 was the
speaker for the fourteenth annual Sheridan
A. Simon Distinguished Alumni Lecture
on Oct. 7.
The lecture was called "Faith in the
Future: Changing the Earth ... and
Learning to Deal with It".
Rowe described how the world is going
to change and how the effects of eco-
hazardous living and practices can already
As the world heats up and the sea levels
rise, the weather will inevitably be altered.
As Rowe said, "Global warming changes
"We have to make decisions on what to
do now," said Rowe. "That is my faith in
the future, that we can figure things out."
Even though the future may appear
bleak, events such as Solarpalooza bring
us one step closer to having a brighter,
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