Oligarchy threatens democracy in US

Banning Watson, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014

We the people or we the very rich few? Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont recently joined scholars and activists in accusing the United States government of becoming less of a democracy and more of an oligarchy. “Do we want to have a nation in which the concept is one person, one vote, that we’re... Read more »

Gay special forces vet attacked, dies

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer
December 5, 2014

On Nov. 9, 46-year-old local veteran and former CCE student Stephen White walked into Chemistry Nightclub in downtown Greensboro. He left a few hours later with 26-year-old Garry Joseph Gupton. White was taken to the hospital after Gupton beat and burned him almost to death at the Battleground Inn. “I... Read more »

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

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Clare Forrister, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014

“A lot of times state agencies just don’t know how to handle transgender people, so they do the easiest thing and put them away where they don’t have to deal with them,” said senior Madeline Putney, who identifies as a transgender woman. In an ongoing case in Connecticut, a 16-year-old transgender... Read more »

Greensboro’s pot not as local as we think

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Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer
November 21, 2014

Throughout the United States, Mexican drug cartels sell marijuana to dealers, who in turn sell it to anyone willing to buy. Circulating in most major U.S. cities, the amount of drugs has spiked sharply in recent years, as has the number of drug-related deaths, according to the National Post. In Greensboro,... Read more »

As world remembers Berlin, others still fight for freedom

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014

Nov. 9, 1989, marked the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. On that day, the government of East Germany began allowing people to travel between the communist eastern and the democratic western halves of Germany. The Berlin Wall, which divided the two for almost 40 years, became pointless. “The... Read more »

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