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NEWS Campus woods bonfire dobato boats up CAMPUS LIFE AND PUBLIC SAFETY CLEARED OUT POPULAR STUDENT BONFIRE PITS OVER BREAK By Ellen Nicholas Staff Writer 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. FEATURES 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 Staff Writer 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, 2012. The inspiration behind "Esse Quam See "Art Show" on Page 7 NEWS Martin Luther King Jr. Day a "day on" MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY TEACH-INS DEMONSTRATE UNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AT GUILFORD 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, Jr- "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 WWW.GUILFORDIAN.COM By Bryan Dooley By C. J. Green GuilCo Sojo is a blog dedicated to social justice issues. Check us out at http://guilcosojo. wordpress.com See page ^ 2 for I information i on our f new study i abroad blog!