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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, May 01, 2015, Image 1

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Walk together. Stand together. Take Back the Night. Last Thursday, April 23, Sexual Assault Awareness Support and Advocacy hosted its seventh annual Take Back the Night. The goal is to spread the awareness of sexual assault while giving survivors a safe place to share their stories. The event started at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center with an array of musical performances, t-shirt designing and food provided by Meriwether Godsey. As students walked in, they were greeted by music from senior Abigail Murray-Nikkel, senior David Wheaton and the campus a cappella group Friend Sings My Mind. The mood was light: attendees could grab some ice cream while entering their names to win fun prizes. The room soon filled with deep emotion as guest speakers stood up to talk about sexual assault awareness. “When I tell my story and people come to me to thank me and to share a portion of themselves with me, (this) is the best gift I can receive,” said Cease And Love Myself co founder Robin Ranae Shakir in a phone interview. As the last guest speaker’s speech ended, SAASA handed out prizes such as donated books, consent cups and t-shirts. SAASA then led the room to the lake where the candlelight vigil and speakout were held. “The entirety of the Speakout was the most (memorable) because of how emotional it was and how eye opening it Page 8 Looking back on an eventful school year News BY ANNIE FULLWOOD Staff Writer Mary Hobbs fire It was a September morning when construction workers in Mary Hobbs Hall called 911 to report a fire. “Our crews made an offensive attack into the attic area looking for the fire,” said Greensboro Fire Chief Greg Grayson to the News & Record. “Once they got into the attic, they determined the fire was not in the attic: it was on the second floor.” Whether ghosts or a simple construction accident are to Volume 101 i Issue 22 blame for the fire is still widely disputed to this day. “The ghosts are angry,” said senior and former resident of Mary Hobbs A.C. Canup. “Mary Hobbs is an all female dorm so she’s probably like, what the f— are all these males doing here?” Edwin Black protest Edwin Black, acclaimed journalist and author, visited Guilford College on Nov. 4 for a presentation titled “Financing the Flames.” He previously visited campus in 2011 to discuss his book “The Farhud-Roots of The Arab- Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust,” which some interpreted as Islamophobic and insensitive. In response, the Students for Justice in Palestine arranged The Guilford IAN Since 1914 a peaceful walkout during Black’s talk with support from many fellow students and faculty. Black considered the walkout disrespectful and asked for a full retraction of the SJP’s statements, which called Black a “notorious racist.” The GreenleaPs many locations At the beginning of the fall semester, the Greenleaf was moved into the basement of Milner Hall. “The move has been generating a lot of excitement in the Greenleaf,” said senior and Greenleaf member Chelsea Yarborough. “We are hoping to open (it) up to a vast V See review | Page 3 WWW.GUIlFORDIAN.COM

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