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CAMPUS LIFE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
CLEARED OUT POPULAR STUDENT
BONFIRE PITS OVER BREAK
By Ellen Nicholas
While we pull on sweater after sweater to survive the
dead of winter, things are heating up between some of
the student body and the administration here at Guilford.
Everyone got the email. The administration stepped
up their crackdown on nighttime activities in the woods
over winter break when the bonfire pits and student-
made forts were removed from the woods.
"It's made this year worse for me, honestly," said
senior Izak Shapiro. "I love the bonfires. I love going
outside. I think it's important."
"I miss bonfires a lot," said junior Grace Chafin. "You
could be whoever you wanted at bonfires."
"The bonfires have been some of my fondest memories
at Guilford," said senior Peter King. "I remember the first
one was unlike anything I'd ever seen before. Thinking
back on it, it was the perfect welcome to Guilford."
"I personally feel like bonfires help to strengthen
the community and they add to how different a place
Guilford is," said first-year Chelsea Yarborough. "When
I was applying, a lot of what I heard from kids was how
The tradition of holding bonfires in the woods is being put out by administration.There
See "Fire Pits" on Page 3 is one official bonfire pit by the lake, which can be used by students upon request.
Muslim self-portraits reach across cultural boundaries
People of all ages came to see the opening of the self-portraits
of Bahraini and American Muslims exhibit in King Hall.
By Linda Catoe
Twenty-four photographic self-
portraits of Bahraini Muslims line
the walls of the Guilford College Art
Gallery, while similar self-portraits
of American Muslims are on display
in the Center for Principled Problem
Solving in King Hall. These portraits
and their accompanying prose reach
across cultural boundaries to dispel
the anti-Muslim sentiment in America
since the events of 9/11.
The Latin phrase, "esse quam
videri" means "to be, rather than
to seem." Not only is this message
the North Carolina state motto, it
is also the title of the collaborative
photographic art exhibit that opened
at Guilford College on Jan. 11. The
combined exhibits are presented by
the Guilford College Art Gallery and
the CPPS in conjunction with the
American Friends Service Committee.
The exhibits will run until Feb. 29,
The inspiration behind "Esse Quam
See "Art Show" on Page 7
King Jr. Day a
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
UNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
By Meredith Brown
Executive Print Copy Editor
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Guilford
College hosted a day of "teach-ins"
meant to demonstrate different ways to
implement change within a community
and how to use various skills in order to
support social justice.
The day began with a few opening
remarks in the Bryan, Jr., Auditorium by
Bonner Community Liaison Alyzza-May
Callahan '10 and Director of Community
Learning James Shields. Upon entering the
auditorium, everyone was handed a slip
of paper with words like "community,"
"unity," "food" and "service" on them.
Hunger fellow and junior Chelsey
Wilson received the word "peace" and
shared a story about her experience earlier
in the morning at the Four Seasons Mall,
which was holding various service-based
activities in honor of Martin Luther King,
"After I packaged food, I felt at peace
with myself and the activity," said Wilson
of her experience boxing food for soldiers.
"We wouldn't have been able to come
together and have that experience without
Martin Luther King."
After the participants shared their
stories. Shields took the floor, opening
with a quote by King.
"'In the end, we will remember not the
words of enemies, but the silence of our
friends,"' said Shields.
Shields connected King's words with
See "MLK" on Page 2
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