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"Many Faces of Blackness" celebrated at GnlHerd
GUILFORD CELEBRATES BLACK
HISTORY MONTH WITH ANNUAL SERIES
OF ON-CAMPUS EVENTS
By Aaron Hall
"Many Faces of Blackness/' Guilford College's
observance of Black History Month, offers a variety
of activities for students in celebration of the African
American experience and its contribution to our nation.
This year's events include, among others, teach-ins,
jazz, poetry slams, philosophical discussions, a movie, a
black history tour of Greensboro, a hip hop dance session
and a voter registration drive.
The schedule for this year's celebration, including
many of the events that have been popular in previous
years, incorporates various groups on campus.
One new activity this year w the "Get on the BUS"
tour. The tour will commence by stopping at N.C. A&T
and Bennett College, giving students the opportunity
to visit historic colleges that played important roles in
African American and civil rights history.
This celebration of historic black academic institutions
is one of the components of the "Get on the BUS" tour,
according to junior Kiyhana Williams, president of
Blacks Unifying Society.
See "Black History Month" on Page 7
Performers in "Generations," a performance featuring spoken word poetry, music and
song, are caught in poses of passion under the lights in Dana Auditorium. "Generations"
has been a part of Black History Month at Guilford for the last eight years.
Senate sends alcohol policy proposal to administration for approval
To drink or not to drink? is the question Community Senate
President/Clerk Yahya Aiazrak guides Senate through
during a discussion about the proposed alcohol policy.
This week online:
By Thomas Deane
Last semester, Guilford students
hoped to put on an event in which
local beer would be served, but at the
last minute were told they couldn't
offer the beer. At a different on-campus
event, alumni were served alcohol.
The issue of equality and consistency
regarding Guilford's alcohol policies
has recently caused a stir amongst
students. Tfds was evident at the two
aforementioned events last semester:
Meadow Fed Harvest Dinner and the
Meadow Fed was an event put
together by students who were hoping
to share local food as well as local
beer. The event initially had consent
from administration to serve the beer,
but that approval was rescinded on
the day of the event.
"I was very interested in seeing all
the different local beers, not just the
commercial beers we're accustomed
to seeing," said junior Chase Clausen.
"It would have been awesome to have
See "Policy" on Page 2
of a revolution
By Linda Catoe
Trader Joe's in
MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT
REZONING INTO A
By Bryan Dooley & Kim Kleimeier
Fresh, organic produce, international
products, friendly customer service and
grocery shopping that doesn't cost a
fortune. All of this can be found in one
store: Trader Joe's, which might be coming
to Greensboro, though nothing is past the
rumor stage yet.
Although many citizens would
welcome a Trader Joe's, the rumor of a
Greensboro location has ignited a heated
debate because the possible commercial
development site is in a residential
"People in the surrounding
neighborhoods are mobilizing in
opposition to the rezoning," said Janet
Wright, faculty secretary/ombudsperson
and former member of the Greensboro
Zoning Board. "That does not mean
they oppose bringing Trader Joe's to
Greensboro. They are opposed to that
The tentative location is the comer
of Hobbs and Friendly, right near The
In 1958, Joe Coulombe opened a chain
of convenient stores in California called
Pronto Markets. In 1967, Coulombe
changed the concept of his stores to small
neighborhood grocery stores called Trader
Joe's. The company rapidly expanded to
over 350 stores across the U.S.
While many people are excited to finally
have a Trader Joe's in Greensboro — the
See "Trader Joe's" on Page 3
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