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Russia cracks down on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia cracks down on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

The Russian government has been cracking down on “extremism” lately. Earlier this month, Russia banned a pro-LGBTQIA poster that used a picture of President Vladimir Putin because of its extremist content. In March, Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny was jailed under the same anti-extremism law after...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

French Guiana Citizens of French Guiana are upset with the lack of investment from the French government. Protests have erupted around the country, even delaying a satellite launch from the Guiana Space Station in Kourou in March. According to the BBC, a masked group called the 500 Brothers has led...

Ridesharing apps Uber, Lyft face unforeseen consequences

Ridesharing apps Uber, Lyft face unforeseen consequences

Jake Whitsett, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Today, people live in a shared world. They share their pictures, cars, moments and homes. This rise in sharing has been primarily accelerated by technology, more specifically applications such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. The introduction of these apps has been met with much acclaim. They also have...

Mexican newspaper closed down due to safety concerns

Mexican newspaper closed down due to safety concerns

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

After 27 years, El Norte, a newspaper based in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is closing shop. The decision came after one of their reporters, Miroslava Breach, was killed writing about organized crime for the newspaper on March 23, according to Al Jazeera. “I have made the decision to close this newspaper...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Montenegro Montenegro’s accession to NATO may soon become a reality. On April 11, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a ratification protocol for the Baltic state’s entrance into the organization. Montenegro began the process to join the military alliance soon after declaring independence from Serbia in 2...

Cheerwine celebrates 100th anniversary

Cheerwine celebrates 100th anniversary

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Cheerwine. It has been the iconic regional soda of North Carolina for 100 years and, during that time, it has stayed close to its roots. “My great-great-grandfather started Cheerwine,” said Joy Harper, head of marketing for Cheerwine, in a phone interview with The Guilfordian. “(It) has always...

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under In Print, Social Justice, World & Nation

The purple flowers found by the lakeside, the lush green vines that grow along the bricks of a house and the distinctly brown striped fish by the shore all seem like normal features of nature. However, they are all dangerous. The three creatures, the purple-loosestrife, kudzu and lionfish respectively,...

Americans are concerned by Trump’s Russian links

Americans are concerned by Trump’s Russian links

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Hollywood has a knack for the outlandish. In the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate,” Frank Sinatra’s character Maj. Bennett Marco uncovers a chilling Soviet plot to install a Communist president in the White House via brainwashing and assassination. Fifty-five years later, many American...

Norway declared the happiest country, ranking problematic

Norway declared the happiest country, ranking problematic

Nellie Vinograd, Video Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

If you want to be happy, move to Norway. The World Happiness Report is an annual survey on the state of happiness throughout the world on a country by country basis. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commission created by the U.N., released their 2017 report on March 20 in honor of World...