MLSP Scholars ensure Guilford promotes diversity throughout the community

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Features

Every year, one small, diverse group of fewer than 20 students works tirelessly to break down the unceasing, outdated prejudices that still affect Guiltord to this day.
Whether people realize it or not, this group has helped make changes in College policies that affect everyone’s experiences on campus.

“I think the goal of MLSP is to push the community to actively embrace diversity and recognize the importance of the experiences of all people,” said junior and second-year MLSP Scholar Zana Hicks in an email interview.
This year’s 16 MLSP scholars learn about the value of diversity through weekly workshops and discussions.
Scholars then bring what they learn to the wider community through year-long projects with positive impacts. The projects focus on changing policy at Guilford to be more inclusive.

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Climate March: inspiring change, making history

Nicole Zelniker & Abe Kenmore , Staff Writer and World & Nation Editor
September 26, 2014

Imagine the entire population of Greensboro coming together and spilling out into the streets of North Carolina.  They hold up signs, cheer together, and help each other in achieving one goal: getting climate change under control.

This is what New York City looked like on Sept. 21 during the largest climate event in history.

“Politicians aren’t going to change anything, so they have to see that the people actually want to see something done,” said first-year Eliza Stevenson.

A group of Guilford students joined in the People’s Climate March, enduring long bus rides, questionable hygiene, and the New York City subway system to get there.

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Recent legislation restricts voting rights of NC residents

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
September 26, 2014

Four hundred fifty-four.

That is the number of people denied votes in the last North Carolina primary due to new anti-fraud voting laws, according to Democracy North Carolina.

The voters denied were disproportionately minorities and Democrats, with the largest disparity among black voters. While only 19 percent of the voters in this primary were black, they accounted for 39 percent of the rejected votes.

These numbers have raised questions about whether the anti-fraud laws are being used for their stated purpose.

“Republicans evaluated why they lost the 2008 election, and they said the Obama campaign … used young voters and African-American voters, who used straight-ticket voting and same-day registration (both things eliminated by the new law),” Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, told The Guilfordian in a phone interview. “They were definitely cherry-picking.”

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