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September 7, 2012
Coming up next on air: a whole new WQFS emerges
didn't extend on forever, it was just higher than
you, than me.... A sea of records and music and
"You could get the sense that you could get It is no stretch to say that the old WQFS
lost in the stacks," said senior DJ Tali Raphael studio will be missed, but along with the rest
about the old WQFS studio. "Even though it of Founders Hall, WQFS has been renovated
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for better or for worse.
Sophomore DJ and WQFS promotions
director Eric Chubb said it was personalized
by the various DJs.
"There was graffiti everywhere, and it was
just a great space," said Chubb. "It was very
cozy. Very homey. Also kind of creepy. Very
creepy. But awesome."
Erin Fox, director of student leadership
and engagement, became the primary
representative for all student organizations
once the Founders renovation planning started.
"I would consider the flagsHp organizations
(to be) WQFS, The Guilfordian, C.A.B. and
the senate," said Fox. "So I really wanted to
highlight those groups, especially WQFS and
The Guilfordian having won so many awards.
... If we're putting out a quality product. I'd
love to have a space that gives our students the
best opportunity for success."
Having won 11th place in the Princeton
Review's Most Popular College Radio Stations
for both the 2011 and 2013 editions, it is clear
that WQFS is putting out a "quality product."
Despite the mass of memories the previous
studio held, the renovated station provides
that much deserved " opportunity for
success." What it lacks in history, the revamped
studio makes up for with new upgrades to
the space. For example, there will be more
room for guests, such as local musicians and
interviewees, as well as new windows looking
out of the studio into the rest of Founders.
"I'm excited about (the windows) because
I'm thinking that if I were deciding if I wanted
to come to Guilford and I went on the tour and
saw someone in there playing whatever they
wanted to play and having a great time. I'd be
so excited," said Kate Schwab, WQFS general
Music Director Daniel Raeder, while still
welcoming the new space, maintains some
"Every time I went in (to the old studio),
I was feeling like I was a part of this history
about everyone who has come in before us,"
"Every time I went in (to the
old studio) I was feeling like
I was a part of this history
about everyone who has come
in before us. This new space
doesn't have that feeling, but
it will eventually."
Music Director Daniel Raeder
said Raeder. 'This new space doesn't have that
feeling, but it will eventually."
While some may be hesitant about cataloging
away the station's history or working in a more
open and transparent environment, there is one
thing that will not change. The Guilford DJs
will continue, in the words of Fox, "sending
that music love out into the universe."
Chick-fil-A committee chosen to
look into all sides of debate
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condition, we'd be well to consider any revenue
source within reason."
However, some members of the community
feel that accepting this financial support is
"It's a matter of working with
a local business. Where do you
draw the line?"
Ty Buckner, associate vice
president for communications and
"What would hurt far more than the financial
aspect is failing to approach this concern in a way
that honors Guilford's ethos and demonstrates
that our core values are not mere window
dressing," said Director of the Friends Center
and Campus Ministry Coordinator Max Carter.
In response to these concerns. President and
Professor of Political Science Kent Chabotar
picked Vice President for Student Affairs and
Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow to assemble a
group of students, faculty and staff to look into
Fetrow says that he intends to lead the group
in accordance with the school's values.
"At this point, I will say that I am glad to serve
as the convener of the group and view my role
much like clerking a committee at my Meeting,"
"I certainly have opinions on the issue. ...
However, I will refrain and do my best to offer
impartial leadership to the group while paying
very careful attention to the Quaker Testimonies
that guide our Core Values and to the sentiments
of our community with regard to issues of gay
marriage and gay rights."
Ty Buckner, associate vice president for
communications and marketing, also responded
to the issue of Chick-fil-A's support.
"I don't believe the relationship with Chick-
fil-A or any other business equals an endorsement
of their product or their views," said Buckner.
"I don't think there was any intention to spark
controversy with this partnership.
"It's a matter of working with a local business.
Where do you draw the line? How much do
we know about the opinions of other local
businesses who support the school?"
Thursday, September 13,2012
Bryan Jr. Auditorium
Frank Family Science Center
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