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February 15, 2013
Art Faculty exhibition a success
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with food on the side. This exhibition in particular
is one that all members of the Guilford community
should view, not just for the artwork itself, but because
it was our teachers and colleagues that created it.
"I chose to shoot the photographs I shot for a
combination of reasons," said Maia Dery, instructor
of art and experiential learning. 'Two of them (the sand
pattern and the skull) are the sort of image I'm naturally
drawn to make, because I am mesmerized by a kind of shot
that is loosely described as 'visible manifestations of invisible
"I can't get enough of looking at the way things and creatures
adapt, reshape, reform and revise in response to light, wind,
water and other forces that are not visible in the image."
Dery continued, 'The prospect of trying something you might
not be good at can be terrifying. This is true for students, but it is
even more true for seasoned professionals who are used to being considered
experts and to being very good at what they do."
Now that the stick sculpture "Disorderly Conduct" is gone, what will be next
for the art department?
'There will unlikely be any sculptures put up anytime soon," said Terry
Hammond, founding curator and director of the Guilford College Art Gallery.
'The big rusty metal one outside the Ubrary was actually gone last semester,
believe it or not, and we had it professionally restored and replaced on Jan. 17. We
are hoping to have some type of event around that sculpture in the near future."
Beyond "the big rusty metal one," there are sculptures around campus that
students and faculty may not have seen.
"Therearemanyuniquesculpturesonbuildingsandaround campus," saidDery.
"You should all explore and find them. Exploring outside is something that we
all do not do enough."
The art department always has something happening on campus, and this
semester is no exception.
"We are hopefully planning another Photo-Thon and also, we are trying to
have a student art show outside of campus," said senior photography student
Nicole Lane, writer for the art blog, "Hand/Eye." "Somewhere like The Green
Bean on Elm Street, if we can."
Other events that are happening this semester tliat are in the works are the
Draw-A-Thon, senior theses. Art after Guilford, the Homegrown Film Festival
and a panel discussion on April 4 for the biennial exhibition itself.
Looks like this semester at Guilford will not be one where art and creativity
Greenleaf back in business
THE CAMPUS COFFEE
COOPERATIVE IS OPEN AND
RUNNING FOR THE SPRING
BY CHRISTIANNA VAN DALSEN
delicious, nutritious, gangsta," said new
Greenleaf member and junior C.J. Green when
asked to describe the student-run coffee co-op.
The Greenleaf faced a scare last semester when
Mary Hobbs was scheduled for renovations.
The plans presented the members with a lot of
obstacles and caused a frenzy within the little
community. However, the Greenleaf is delighted
to hear that they're here to stay, even though
the Mary Hobbs renovations have only been
postponed to a later date.
Now that those troubles have passed for now,
the Greenleaf volunteer members are excited
for the new semester and passionate about
rebuilding their reputation.
"We're making great leaps to close the gaps
we realized," said Greenleaf member and junior
Elizabeth Munyan, commenting on how the
renovations and other troubles of last semester
caused a decline in the co-op's reputation.
"We had a hard time with consistency and
keeping open," explained senior Virginia
Shutler. "We lost a lot of seniors and we didn't
have as much freshman interest. There's a lot of
energy this semester and a lot more freshmen are
You can definitely feel that energy when you
visit the Greenleaf.
"We're all communicating a lot better," said
junior Kelsey Worthy, a Greenleaf member.
"We've had time to see where we've struggled.
We're a lot more motivated. The big scare about
getting kicked out was just the boost we needed
to recognize what the Greenleaf had to offer."
That dedication has drawn a lot of prospective
members this semester.
To become a member, one needs to cover two
shifts and join one of their committees, which
range from accounting to beautification to
maintenance. Shutler described volunteering to
be more like an extracurricular than a job.
That laid-back atmosphere certainly fits the
Greenleaf, and the members are succeeding in
garnering first-year interest.
"I came to see a band here and knew a girl
who said to check it out," said new member and
_ first-year Addy Allred. "I'm looking forward to
working with people passionate about co-ops
and making Guilford a better place."
Passionate is truly the correct term.
"Passionate, committed, friendly, accepting
and safe," described sophomore Ines Sanchez
De Lozada, another Greenleaf member.
Members are dedicated and really believe in
the space and mission statement. We really do
support one another, and we become friends.
Once you come into it, it's not as exclusive as it
In addition, the coffee is popular among its
customers. Sophomore Chelsea Yarborough,
a customer considering becoming a member,
recommends the Chai Bomb.
"It's really good and really helps to wake you
up," she said. "The prices are also good. It's a
lot cheaper than Starbucks, and you don't have
to walk all the way across campus just to get
The Greenleaf is right near home For the
residents of Guilford College, and for many, a
home itself. Nestled in the shade, the distinctive
Greenleaf sign sits in the shade, pointing toward
the basement of Mary Hobbs.
Will you stop by? Have a cup of coffee? Join
What is loveP You have questions, i have answers
Taylor Hunt and Sam Miller, both first-years,
express their love on campus down near the lake.
BY MICHAEL CASWELL
It is February, and you know what that means: romfince is in the
air. Whether you are in a relationship or not this time of the year,
romance always seems to be on people's minds, and with romance
Although I am not an expert on romance, I will try to answer
Guilford's submitted questions to the best of my ability.
Q: Does the amount of people that your partner has had sex with
matter? How many is too many for a female or a guy?
A: Well, I believe this is something that ranges from person to
person. Some people may think that you should only have one sexual
partner or no sexual partners, while others may not care how many
partners a person has had.
My best advice to you is to figure out what number you are
comfortable with. But don t forget that just because it's a number you
are comfortable with does not mean anyone has to be as comfortable
with it as you are.
Q: How do you friend-zone a guy nicely?
A: Although tHs can be a tough thing to do, sometimes you just
have to do it. I believe you need to be straightforward. A couple things
could happen. One: you could do it, and he does not remain your
friend if he does not want anything less than a relationship. Two: he
could accept the fact and remain your friend. If he decides he does not
want to remain friends, then you will just have to accept the fact that
he only wanted a relationship and probably would not make a good
Q: How do I make a guy love me more tlian he loves his Xbox 360?
A: I believe the best way to handle this would be to get a hammer
(East Wmg preferably) and, right in front of him, proceed to Iiit the
Xbox 360 multiple times until it is unrecognizable.
That was just a joke, so don't get any ideas.
On a more serious note, I think you should have a talk with him
about the issue. Tell him you don't mind him playing it, but if he really
cares about you, he should find a perfect balance between you and the
Xbox that will make both of you happy.
Q: Is it possible to be in love with two guys?
A. I believe that it is possible to be in love with two different people.
However, I think it has to be a different kind of love. There are always
going to be people in your life that you will never forget — maybe a
first love or a high school sweetheart — but tliere is still tliat greater
love that keeps you with that one person.
If you are with someone that you think you love and you find
yourself falling in love with someone else, it is possible that you do not
love the person you are with in the same way anymore. If it does not
feel right, it does not feel right, and if it feels right, then it feels right.
Q: How do you find really awkward guys to match your lovely
A: Well, you already made big step just coming to Guilford. There
is quite a bit of awkwardness floating around this campus. Stay
awkward and eventually someone will love your awkwardness. You
do not have to go out and search for it; just let it come naturally.
For any more questions involving relationships or romance, I
recommend "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" by John