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AIDS activists march in downtown Greensboro
WINTER AIDS WALK TURNS DOWNTOWN
By Eleanor Coleman
Outside of the War Memorial Stadium on Sunday
was a crowd of thousands getting ready to take part
in the Triad Health Project's twentieth annual Winter
AIDS Walk. Upon arrival, participants were greeted by
Sponsors bearing candy, coffee, water and gifts. A crev/
of volunteers gave everyone red ribbons and t-shirts,
decking everyone out in AIDS awareness apparel.
"People forget, people become complacent," said
Ken Keeton of Triad Health Project. "Our community
needs to be reminded that this is still a disease that's
still very much with us today. New infections every day,
and prevention is the only cure we have. It's time for
everyone to have a wake-up call."
The walk advocated and raised money for Triad Health
Project, which provides education about the illness and
support to those living with HIV/ AIDS. Children carried
red balloons and chocolate bars, college kids came with
their friends and adults walked with their spouses;
Locals came walking their dogs, and families bore signs
saying, "I Walk: In Memory of..."
"This event provides vital funding for the programs
Drummers sound their support for AIDS awareness during the Winter Walk on Sunday,
See "Walk" on Page 2 December 4th. Many walkers were Guilford students, who also promoted it on campus.
Rub a dub dub, laundry and beer at the Wash Pub
By Ellen Nicholas
The Wash Pub, with its odd arrangement of both a bar and
washing machines, is a good place to go for a relaxed scene.
Laundry. Beer. Friends. Music.
And all of this is right across the
street? In one place?
That's the Wash Pub.
Our local community dive bar,
the Wash Pub, sits right across West
Friendly Avenue from Guilford,
hidden in the back of Quaker Village.
The second you walk in, you know
what kind of bar you are in.
"It's a dive bar," said co-owner
David Holbrook. "We don't want a
club type atmosphere. I mean, you spill
your drink in here and it's awesome.
That's what a bar's supposed to be, at
least in my opinion."
"The atmosphere is just very
relaxed, kind of like a family feel,"
said Mellissa Beeh, senior and Wash
Along with its welcoming feel, the
Wash Pub's location is a big draw.
"It's really, really helpful to have
a bar or a drinking hole that's close
enough to walk," said senior Jamie
Sisk. "We've seen ... that, when kids
drive downtown for stuff, that's when
See "Wash Pub" on Page 8
Gupta tells stories
as a neurosurgeou
as a joumaUst
CNN CORRESPONDENT WANTS
AMERICA TO HOLD ITSELF
ACCOUNTABLE FOR HEALTH
By Charlotte Cloyd
Dr. Sanjay Gupta's smile lit the stage
on Nov. 29 at the third installment of the
2011 - 2012 Bryan Series. People packed
the War Memorial Auditorium and an
excited buzz filled the air before Gupta
His speech, titled "Medicine and Media,"
focused on the relationship between the
two fields and his goal in creating a more
cohesive relationship between them. As
the senior medical correspondent for
CNN and as a neurosurgeon actively
practicing at Emory Health Center and
Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta,
Gupta strives to tell stories to people such
as the story detailing the health of not only
the American people, but the people of the
In his introduction, Kent Chabotar,
president and professor of political science,
cited Gupta's numerous achievements.
"For millions of Americans, Dr. Gupta is
their go-to voice for major developments
in medicine, personal health and health
care," said Chabotar. "He hosts his own
weekly medical affairs show, creates
documentaries, and participates in a
variety of other programs. Basically, he's a
medical rock star."
Students attended the event in the hopes
of gaining new perspectives and insight.
"I don't know much about this speaker,"
said senior Anne Rappe. "I'm just coming
with an open ear, and hopefully I'll learn
See "Gupta" on Page 3
By Colleen Gonzalez
New media and journalism
by Ashley Lynch