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BY ANNEY BOLGIANO AND EMILY CURRIE
Everybody knows the "F-word.” We've all heard it
It's "feminism." And it affects all of us.
On May 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Women's,
Gender and Sexuality Conference offered students,
faculty and staff a chance to unite and share research
and experiences related to women's issues. The
conference was in King Hall and welcomed everyone.
The discourse covered a wide variety of topics, such
as abortion legislation, intersections of race and gender.
the relationship between theology and women's issues,
childbirth around the world, and what it means to
come out. Art was also on display to accompany these
The conference concluded with a student and
faculty panel on the importance of having a thought-
provoking, open and honest discussion when talking
about feminism and rape culture.
"We hope that attendees gain(ed) knowledge from
their peers on a plethora of topics within Women's,
Gender and Sexuality Studies," said senior and
See CONFERENCE I Page 3
Moving on up: impending graduation of class of 2013
BY JOSH BALLARD
"It's hard to put four years into a small statement,"
said senior Phil Hong. "When I look back, I remember the
ups and downs, the stresses of exams and papers, and the
meaningful relationships I have made here. Guilford has
been a second or third home to me."
Hong, along with numerous others, will be graduating
on May 18. It is the seminal Guilford experience that has
influenced and affected so many of those students graduating
"My experience at Guilford has been an exceptional time
of growth and change," said senior and class speaker Tim
Leisman. "I've gained so much knowledge and built so
many relationships that I know have served me well."
This experience is not exclusive to those students
who came in as first-years in 2009. It applies to everyone
graduating this year whether traditional, transfer or CCE.
"I had anxieties when I transferred to Guilford and was not
sure if I made the right choice or not," said senior Douglas
Reyes-Ceron. "After years of being here and on the verge of
graduating, I can say without question, it was one of the best
decisions I made in my life."
Indeed, even with many worries, students are exiting the
school on a high note. They are ready, though apprehensive.
to enter the real world.
"In some ways, Tm ready to leave and start a new kind of
life, and I'm excited about that new life," said senior Martha
McGehee. "But at the same time, I know that my life will
never be like this again; where I do not have car payments or
a mortgage and I don't have to worry about making money
as the key part of my existence."
Our Alma Mater featuring music by Austin Scott '43 with
words by Russell Pope, reminds graduates that they are not
"We have an alma mater song?" asks senior Nigel Espey.
See SENIORS I Page 7
Kendrick Lamar and Friends
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Behind the Scenes with
BY TAYLOR HALLETT
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
NEWS I SALARY COMPARISONS | Page 2
W&N I JOURNALISTS ABROAD | Page 6
FEATURES | INTERNSHIP ADVICE | Page 8
OPINION I US PRISON SYSTEM I Page 10