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The electoral system, media complicit in national turmoil

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under In Print, Opinion

Recently, this country has seen a surge in hate crimes, an energized alt-right and the use of tear gas against frustrated civilians. Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and all sorts of liberal leaders as The Huffington Post may be unintentionally promoting this...

Biggest stories in December, January

Biggest stories in December, January

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

For most of December and January, The Guilfordian will take its annual winter hiatus. However, there are plenty of important stories in the United States and around the world that students should keep their eyes on. Here are two big stories to look out for during the break. U.S. politics The bigges...

Students engage politics on campus

Students engage politics on campus

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

From 9/11 to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, history is full of “Where were you?” moments. During such a historic election year, one might ask “Where were you Nov. 8, 2016?” For Guilford students, however, a better question might be “What did you do during the 2016 election?” Leading...

Oregon calls for a rise in the minimum wage

Carson Risser, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
Filed under World & Nation

What if the minimum wage in North Carolina increased more than 70 percent? Instead of $7.25 an hour, you could make $12.50 an hour. That is the difference between the federal minimum wage, which North Carolina adheres to, and the new minimum wage Oregon plans to implement by 2022. Oregon has proposed...

Time to get serious about Syria

Time to get serious about Syria

Christopher Collins, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

The dogs and cats are gone. Now residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya are surviving on boiled water and tea leaves. Since 2011, the Middle Eastern nation has gone from mild protests to a war-torn conflict, displacing millions and starving thousands more. The five-year civil war has only...

Obama & GOP clash over Guantanamo

Obama & GOP clash over Guantanamo

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

When President Barack Obama took office in 2008, he promised to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention center. As his second term nears its conclusion, Obama hopes to finally fulfill that promise. However, fellow elected officials like Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona oppose any plans to shutter...

KKK list proves racism still prevalent

Nicole Zelniker, World and Nation Editor
November 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The unidentified hacker collective called Anonymous released a list of over 1,000 KKK members in October. Many of those listed were already known KKK members or sympathizers of the KKK. Many of the names were also disproved. Regardless, the fact that the KKK could still be so prevalent in politics...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor
November 20, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

France ISIS claimed to be behind the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 129 people. Though several of the bombers have been identified, there is still a lot of backlash is France against Muslim civilians and the rising population of Syrian refugees. Several Muslims in the area have already started...

News In Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

Australia The Australian Conservation Foundation challenged an India-backed coal mine on Nov. 9, insisting the mine is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The project, which is  worth $11.6 billion, is based in Queensland, and has been criticized by Australian environmentalists. Many argue that the...