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By Izak Shapiro
For some of us, Guilford's green
initiative remains invisible. Others of us
can point to the visible things around
campus — the solar panels, the compost
bins, the new light bulbs, the farm — that
stimulate pride in our school's energy
initiative. But some students work to make
our school's energy awareness into a part
of the individual student's consciousness.
They mold thought into action and they
try to motivate and educate others.
This is what Alexis Goldman has done
since joining the Guilford College Energy
For Goldman, energy efficiency
remained largely invisible for her first
two years at Guilford. Then she saw Bill
Clinton speak at the Bryan Series in 2010.
His emphasis on combining business with
energy efficiency and awareness sparked
Goldman to add an environmental studies
major to her business management major.
That fall, Goldman became an integral
part of the Guilford College Energy
Team. Goldman's project, the ECORoom
Initiatiative, began with Vice President for
Administration Jonathan Vamell writing
a grant proposal to the N.C. State Energy
Office and ultimately resulted in on-
campus energy jobs and Goldman's paid
"1 teach people to live a more
environmentally conscious lifestyle," said
Goldman. "I find students to sign up and
volunteer and do an energy audit (of their
dorm room), which shows the student
how much energy, carbon, and money
they can save."
The room audit requires no action by
the room's occupants. It is simply an
See "Energy" on Page 7
A journey into the Undergraduate Symposium
GUS 2012: THE HIDDEN LIFE AND
KNOWLEDGE OF GUILFORD STUDENTS
By Justyn Melrose
Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Guilford
Undergraduate Symposium, GUS 2012 arrived with
more zombies, fairy tales and child-eating allegories
than ever before.
Described as "a perfect incubator for ideas and
designs" by organizer and co-founder Melanie Lee-
Brown, associate professor of biology, the fifth annual
GUS featured nearly 100 presentations ranging from
CCE student AnneMarie Dickey's "Creationism in Public
Schools" to senior Sarah Schardt's "'It's a Small World':
A Postcolonial Look at Disney's 'Magical Kingdom'" to
senior Danielle Knight's "Relating Age with Emoticons
and Acronyms." With so many presentations, it would
be difficult not to find something to strike one's fancy.
This year's GUS teemed with life ... or perhaps, un
For those interested in the undead, there was the
panel, "The Quick & The Undead." Using the novel
"World War Z," television series "The Walking Dead,"
films Night of the "Living Dead" and "Zombieland" and
much more, the panel — composed of students of an
English capstone class — offered a new perspective on
See "GUS" on Page 2
Lacrosse season underway for the Quakers
By Thomas Deane
Hits, sticks and goals. The fastest
sport on two feet is underway for the
men's lacrosse team.
Last season, the team finished 9-7,
their first winning season and best
record since 1992.
Under the tutelage of second-year
Head Coach Tom Carmean, excitement
is at an all-time high.
Senior captain Chris Ashkraft has
been waiting for this season for a long
"My first two seasons here were
pretty difficult," said Ashcraft. "After
having such a successful season last
year, we don't want to take any steps
The team started the 2012 campaign
with sticks ablaze, beginning with a
14-4 win over Shorter and followed
by a thrilling contest at Ferrum, where
senior captain Greg Nash netted a
game-winning goal with less than a
second left on the clock, to beat Ferrum
After trailing Ferrum for most of
the game, the team had an explosive The lax team raises their sticks in unity as they prepare to
take the field for battle. A close-knitted team, the Quakes
See "LAX" on Page I i have jumped out to a 5-2 record.
^ By Michael Macvane
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