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newspaper of '08
Every November, The Guilfordian
submits two newspaper issues
to the American Scholastic Press
Association's "Annual Contest/
Review for Scholastic Yearbooks,
Magazines, and Newspapers."
This year, the contest named The
Guilfordian the "Most Outstanding
College Newspaper for 2008." This
is the first time that The Guilfordian
has received this honor.
second award, "First Place With
Special Merit," in the category
for colleges and universities with
enrollments greater than 2500.
Special merit is given to the top
10 college or university newspapers
in each enrollment category. Other
newspapers that received special
merit in the same category include
Villanova University, Brandeis
University, and the University of
The Guilfordian won another
first-place honor in a national
contest earlier this year. On Nov. 2
it was named "Best in Show" for its
category at the Associated Collegiate
Press' 2008 National College Media
convention in Kansas City, MO.
On April 15, President Kent Chabotar and the
Convocation and Celebrations Committee hosted
THE annual spring AWARDS CELEBRATION, HONORING
MORE THAN 100 RECIPIENTS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN
ACADEMICS, TEACHING, SERVICE, AND LEADERSHIP.
ALGERNON SYDNEY SULLIVAN AWARD (STUDENT); Marshall leffries
ALGERNON SYDNEY SULLIVAN AWARD (COMMUNITY): D. Hayes Clement
BRUCE B. STEWART AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE: Donald A. Smith,
Robert G. Williams .
BRUCE B. STEWART AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE: Lynn Van Horn
EDWARD FLUD BURROWS SCHOLARSHIP: Henry Cordeal
GEORGE I. ALDEN SCHOLARSHIP; Sara Lachance, Raymond Riffe
EUGENE S. HIRE MEMORIAL AWARD: Ruth Lowe
CLYDE A. MILNER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD: lacob Bright
Hunger and Homelessness
Awareness Week alms le motlsate
By Kylie Gilliams
"When I lost my job and house
I thought I'd lost everything," said
speaker John Harris at the Faces of
Homelessness panel on April 15. "I
didn't realize I had something more
to lose, and that was my dignity."
The panel was one of the events that
made up Hunger and Homelessness
Awareness Week. The week kicked off
with the Hunger Banquet on Monday,
and continued with other events such
as a discussion of hate crimes against
the homeless, a food and clothing
drive, and a table lunch discussion.
The purpose of the week was
not only to raise awareness of these
issues, but to get students motivated
to end them.
"The fact that there are over 1,000
students in Guilford county who are
homeless, the fact that the winter
emergency shelters closed on April
1st leaving many homeless people
without anywhere to go, the fact
that there are people who resort to
sleeping in alleyways, the woods,
and in the parks - ^ve should be
See "Homelessness" on page 7
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Panel speaks on
black men's lives,
By Pete Kostin
On April 14 the Gallery in Founders hall was lined
with students, faculty, staff, and community members to
listen to a panel consisting of eight black men from the
Greensboro community and elsewhere.
The panel was hosted by Carolyn Beard Whitlow's
Black Men Writers class, and the students from the class
drafted questions to ask the panelists.
The goal was for panelists to share their views on
topics like masculinity and homosexuality, upbringing
and education, and the essential experience of being a
"Black men are so marginalized in our society that
their experiences often exceed what we know about
them," said junior panel organizer and member of the
class Alicia Johnson, further explaining the forum's
"I've got a couple of butterflies," said junior Jabari
Sellars during an interview before the panel began.
Sellars was the youngest panelist by at least 10 years. "I
hope (the audience) asks questions that go beyond 'yes'
or 'no' answers."
The other panelists were Larry Malloy, a single father;
Dr. Tom Coaxum, an institutional research director;
Thomas Clodfelter,-a public speaker; Earl . Graham, a
pastor; Scott Macmillan, an employee of LabCorp; David
See "Panel" on page 8
Anna Quindlen speaks to a group
of students, faculty and community
members in the Community Center
on April 14. Quindlen later gave a talk
entitled “Choices and Changes” at 7:30
p.m. in the War Memorial Auditorium.
in the Bryan
By Meredith Jones ‘
Marking the end of the 2008-
09 Bryan Series, Pulitzer Prize
winning author and columnist
Anna Quindlen spoke at the War
Memorial Auditorium on April 14.
Her speech, entitled "Choices
and Changes," focused on two
major components of Quindlen's
life: reading and journalism.
"(Text provides) ways in which
Americans can transcend their own
boundaries and get to what I think
is the most useful point for all of us,
the point at which we realize that
we are all very much the same,"
said Quindlen in an interview with
A few hours before giving her
presentation, Quindlen spoke
with a small group of Guilford
students — many of them aspiring
journalists — in the Community
Center about the evolution of her
Quindlen began her career at age
18 in 1970, working as a copy editor
for The New York Post.
"When 1 was a copy girl,
there was a lot going on in what
was then called youth culture,"
said Quindlen. "'Hair' was on
Broadway, people were marching
on the Vietnam War, music was
changing. I got a lot of stories
coming my way because of that.
I took any story. I did anything.
Nothing was beneath me."
Quindlen quickly climbed the
ranks, moving to The New York
Times in 1977. Her column "Public
and Private," only the third Times
column to be written, by a woman
since the paper's inception, earned
See "Quindlen" on page 2