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Perkins takes office as mayor, begins to
discnss Greensboro’s present and future
By Chassidy Crump
Greensboro residents lined up at the polls recently to
elect the mayor and city council members for the city. The
voting community elected a new mayor, foreshadowing
possible changes for the city. Mayor-elect Robbie Perkins
talked to The Guilfordian about his new position and
plans for his time in office.
The Guiifordian: What changes do you pfan to
Robbie Perkins: I don't plan to make any changes,
because Tm just the mayor. The majority city council
needs to decide if anything actually gets done. The
biggest thing I can do is lead the council in a direction
that I think is positive for Greensboro. What I've been
doing since the election was to meet with all the council
members and try to build some kind of consensus as
to what we think needs to be done in our city. I think
the first thing everyone is concerned about is jobs and
economic development, the second thing is public safety,
the third is maintaining our infrastructure.
G: How do you plan to create jobs and economic
RP: Number one, we have to create a positive business
environment inside of Greensboro and have the city
believe we can prosper. I think you do that by talking
See "Perkins" on Page 3
Newly elected mayor Robbie Perkins hopes to rebuild Greensboro's economy
responsibly. His winning platform focused on economic development and public safety.
Community Senate rejects new bus contract
By Isaac Cook
Students and staff ride the GTA bus daily.The Route 7 bus
stops at the corner ofW Friendly Ave. and George White Rd.
Guilford won't be contracting with
Greensboro Transit Authority again
In May of this year, Guilford ended
its contract with GTA that allowed
students to ride the HEAT and
GTA buses for free. On Sept. 1, Vice
President for Student Affairs and Dean
of Students Aaron Fetrow sent out a
proposal to GTA for a similar contract,
this time on the Route 7 bus that runs
on Friendly Ave. Community Senate
ultimately rejected the contract.
Route 7 goes as far out as Friends
Homes and all the way back to the
depot downtown. Access to this route
would allow students to visit Friendly
Center, Greensboro College and
"I guess the idea behind the offer is
that that is the line that is used most
by Guilford students," said senior and
Community Senate Clerk/President
Yahya Alazrak. "And so if they were
to let us use one line, that's the one
that makes the most sense."
The offer was for $22,500 a year.
See "Contract" on Page 2
gives voice to
THE GMMG WORKS TO
PROVIDE SPACE AND
EXPRESSION FOR STUDENTS
By Karen Turner
The world is not black and white, and
neither is the Guilford College community.
A new student group, the Guilford
Multiracial and Multiethnic Group, has
emerged to tackle the question of what it
means to be multiracial and to provide a
safe space where multicultural students
can express themselves.
"I am proud to be (multiracial)," said
junior Olivia Holmes, founder of GMMG.
"When I started the group I realized that
... nobody talks about (being multiracial).
They are proud of it, but nobody talks
Holmes created GMMG to end the long
silence surrounding multiracial identity at
Guilford. The group meets every week to
discuss issues, concerns, joys, beliefs and
thoughts about being multiethnic. They
explore numerous topics that many people
never even think about — questions about
where multiracial couples belong, what
race multiracial people most identify with
and how society perceives multiracial
None of these are easy questions
to answer, but they are vital to the
understanding of what it means to be
multiracial on every level from personal
identity to society's many conceptions.
"'What are you?' is one of the biggest
issues we talk about," said Holmes. "It
comes up again and again. Personal
experiences and interracial relationships
See "GMMG" on Page 8
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Football & soccer wrap-up
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