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Bucket lists spur community-strengthening project
BY KINSEY DANZIS
How far are you planning to go with the items on your
If you are a member of Kreative, Real, Underground, then
you have probably already gone farther than most.
KRU, created chiefly by junior Rod Walker, senior Kevin Tiller
and junior Josh Williams, aims at strengthening the Guilford
College community and even reaching outside the "Guilford
bubble" to forge stronger connections with
those not a part of the campus.
The trio's seemingly unrelated desires were
enjoying what they do. "We don't hope for anything out of the Guilford community
"We don't know who we are yet," said senior CJ Green, except love, support and feedback," said Williams,
longtime member of the group. "We're still young, still trying They need that very same love, support and feedback from
to figure out how the world works." us that they have given each other, and that has kept their
"If s more than just an endgame to be rich and famous. If s group going since its creation three years ago. Their friendships
about becoming more than we are, what we want to be." has only strengthened their work, creating a balanced team
Each member of the group has this conviction in common, dynamic that is hard to rival,
hoping that recognition will bring them not only success but "We all bring different things to the table," said Williams,
more opportunities to bring together the Guilford conununity "Someone's final product probably has about two-thirds of the
through common interests, and even to reach out beyond others' contributions."
Green agrees, seeing their teamwork as a
system of checks and balances.
We all balance each other out like
1 he tno sseemmgly unrelated desires were y/iii i IL* *Ji llf/ ± We all balance each other out like
combined into one big project through which We want to make a splash in every industry. We re not sure Pokemon," said Greene. "I'm Pikachu, kind
"We all had a bucket list, and we set out to exactly how yet, but we just know we wont to do something right."
do those things," said Walker. "We just help
each other do whatever it is we want to do."
Those things include creating their own
line of clothing, now available for purchase,
and their own rap music, which is available
for free download. In addition, they plan to
Rod Walker, junior
organize community events next semester such as high school Guilford to the local Greensboro community.
doesn't seem it sometimes, so that makes
him like Squirtle. Rod's very intelligent and
passionate like Charmander, and I've gotta
say that Josh is the Bulbasaur of the group:
solid and reliable."
That system has worked out well for
athletic meets. They have made it dear that the last thing they
want is to limit themselves to a particular field just yet.
"We want to make a splash in every industry," said Walker.
"We're not sure exactly how yet, but we just know we want to
do something right."
Rather than throwing them off course and making them
them, allowing them to establish steady and organized
"We definitely want the whole Guilford community to production without making them want to kill each other out of
know who we are and what we want to do," said Tiller. frustration. They are currently taking orders for apparel from
Walker shares Tiller's desire to make the group known. their clothing line, so be sure to che^ it out with them before
"We just want people to understand that we're doing this Christmas comes. Also, Rod's mixtape will be available for free
for the community," Walker said. download, so watch for announcements about his release date.
Their passion for what they each do have only made the Like KRU, the Guilford community is invited to come
disorganized, this imcertainty allows them wiggle room to quality of their work that much better, but they are always together and enjoy what KRU is putting out for us. Just think
figure out the best way to complete their mission while still looking for ways to improve. — it all came from a trio of bucket lists.
(Right) juniors Jennifer
Riddle and David
Wheaton soothe the crowd
at Tate Street Coffee with
smooth jazz tunes.
Britton Dunn and Julia
Beveridge, CCE senior
and sophomore Ezra
Fleishman groove together.