News in Brief October 24, 2014

Justyn Melrose, Editor in Chief
October 24, 2014

Mursitpinar, Turkey After repeatedly refusing to allow Iraqi Kurdish forces to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey is now permitting the military to cross and combat ISIS in Kobani, Syria, according to The New York Times. Turkey approached the request with hesitation due to the ongoing war between... Read more »

Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

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Clare Forrister, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014

Whether in Hong Kong or at Guilford, students know how to get fired up for what they believe in. Recently, outspoken members of Hong Kong’s population have clashed with mainland China’s conservative central government. Students and supporters began demonstrating peacefully on the busy Hong Kong streets... Read more »

Class action lawsuit filed against Mississippi county

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014

Oct. 18 marked 11 months of waiting for Octavious Burks. Burks spent that time inside the Scott County Detention Center in Forest, Mississippi, waiting for a grand jury indictment and a public defender. On Sept. 23, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against Scott County... Read more »

Can the US trust Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014

Narendra Modi. You may know him as the new prime minister of India. But to many, he is the former Gujarat state chief minister who idly stood by as hundreds of mostly Muslim people were murdered in the Gujarat riots of 2002. Much suspicion surrounds the Indian nationalist’s handling of the situation.... Read more »

News In Brief, October 3, 2014

Abe Kenmore
October 3, 2014

Catalan, Spain: The day after Scotland’s historic vote, the Catalonian parliament voted to allow the Catalan region of Spain to vote on independence on Nov. 9,  according to the BBC.  The vote was suspended this week by the Constitutional Court after an appeal from the central Spanish government,... Read more »

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