Survey gives voice
to CCE experiences
By Amber Reese
A survey given to 100 CCE students
revealed their feelings regarding Guilford
in general and their opinions about the
traditional students they share classes with.
The survey was sent randomly to a
variety of CCE students. Some surveys were
e-mailed while others were handed out and
collected by CCE professors. Most of the
survey responses were hand-written and a
few were e-mailed back.
The survey took the form of questions
and answers in small paragraph form, as
opposed to "pick-a-box" or "grade-on-a-
scale" in order to obtain the most detailed
Each student was first asked their name
and grade level followed by two general
questions; "What do you like best about
Guilford?" and "What issues do you
have with Guilford?" These answers are
not quantifiable but some common likes
and dislikes were present in a majority of
Most students surveyed said they liked
the class sizes, the professors, and the
general campus atmosphere.
"(What I like best about Guilford is) the
small community feeling of the campus
and the people," CCE sophomore Patricia
Wheelef said. "I am always telling people
how wonderful Guilford is. Everyone
that I have come in contact with seems to
truly care about my success. If I ever need
anything, all I have to do is call or stop by.
The CCE staff, as well as teachers, go above
and beyond to help."
The top five issues that most students
said they had with Guilford are parking,
professors' office hours, the fact that
Guilford doesn't offer online courses,
scheduling conflicts, and rigid attendance
See "Survey” on page 4
A cartoon at war
CARTOONIST GARRY TRUDEAU EXAMINES THE ROLE OF "DOONESBURY" IN THE WAR,
THE WORLD, AND THE CONTENTIOUS ARENA OF AMERICAN POLITICS
By Onka Dekker
Garry Trudeau opened the 2009-
2010 Bryan Lecture series with
"Doonesbury in a Time of War." The
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist
drew a crowd of over 2,000 to the
War Memorial Auditorium on the
evening of Oct. 7.
The Bryan lecture completed
a series of Guilford events on
The lecture began with a
description of the 70's student
activism that reshaped the
views he brought to Yale from
his conservative Republican
His senior class had to stay over
in the summer to graduate after
months spent protesting the U.S.
invasion of Cambodia, the National
Garry Trudeau answers a stu
dent's questions in the Hege Library
gallery on Oct. 7.Trudeau spoke that
night at War Memorial Auditorium.
Guard shootings at Kent State and
police shootings at Jackson State.
He said of the first baby-boomers,
"We were the last generation to
consider youth a social burden.
Then we hijacked a culture. We
were getting rocked, stoned, shot at
and arrested. We fell into a movie
of our own making."
He began cartooning in college
and soon focused on the Vietnam
War. He explained that he knew
early on that even with subjects like
war, " I'm responsible for making
the reader smile everyday."
He said that humor could be
why even in that polarized time,
the military newspaper Stars and
Stripes ran "Doonesbury."
Using slides that were hard to
see for some in the auditorium,
Trudeau told about his character
B.D. as a soldier in Vietnam.
"Mostly," he said, "I made fun of
Trudeau showed scenes from
a musical he wrote about the
Reagan administration, saying,
"It was hard to use language that
a young pilot might use. Military
jargon conceals because a soldier's
business is violence and violence is
hard to take."
See "Trudeau" on page 2
Gay rights march in D*C. ignites controversy
By Nick Bunitsky
On Oct. 11, gay rights
supporters came together
to demand change. Tens of
thousands of people joined
hands to be heard. Holding
professional and homemade
signs declaring "Obama, where's
my change?" and "Equality
Across America," protestors
certainly drew attention.
The march took place on the
National Mall in Washington,
D.C., and was organized in
response to the belief that
President Obama is not focusing
enough on GLBTQA (gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
questioning, allied) issues.
Not only was this march the
biggest in almost a decade, it was
organized by a new generation of
advocates. Previously, marches
have been put together by older
generations more established in
Most of the people responsible
for organizing the march, and
those who attended, are in their
20s and 30s.
"The crowd was unbelievably
young, the rally seemed like a
See "Equality" on page 5
Thousands of protesters gather in front of the Capitol in Washington,
D.C., on Oct. 11 in support of equal rights for gays and lesbians.