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Students stand in solidarity with protesters in Charlotte

Clare Forrister and Nellie Vinograd
September 21
Filed under Social Justice, Top Stories, World & Nation

  Update: 9-22-16 at 10:35 p.m. Protests continue tonight and will likely continue through the weekend. A Guilford student protester was arrested last night at approximately 9 p.m., one of many protesters who were jailed. The student has now been released with the help of organizers, wh...

Unsettled countries turn to nationalism, discrimination

Maksym Kosachevskyy, News Editor
September 16
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

From the earliest skirmishes to the most devastating wars, one thing has remained constant throughout most of human history: nationalism. The cause of almost all international conflicts, it is seeing resurgence around the world, especially in the West. In the United Kingdom, the majority of citizens...

Drug issues in Philippines punishable by death

Abe Kenmore, Social Justice and Diversity Coordinator
September 16
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

While the U.S. tentatively debates lessening the penalties on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has been making headlines since the spring when he was elected on a plat- form of stopping drug trafficking through any means necessary. Now, a little over two months into his presidency,...

Students challenge campaign, tactics

Students challenge campaign, tactics

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
September 8
Filed under World & Nation

The primaries. The conventions. The sound bites. This past summer was full of political action. Now that the tickets are set for the major parties, what is the current state of the presidential campaign? According to first-year Chantea Neal, this election season is not quite focused on the issues. ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
September 8
Filed under World & Nation

Sri Lanka Since 2003, the Sri Lankan government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have spent millions of dollars combating malaria. On Sept. 6, the World Health Organization the nation free of the disease. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable,” said Poonam Khetrapal...

Activists champion prisoners’ rights 45 years after Attica riot

Activists champion prisoners’ rights 45 years after Attica riot

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief
September 8
Filed under World & Nation

On Sept. 9, 1971, inmates at Attica Prison in New York staged a riot to demand political rights and better living conditions. Four days later, the prison administration finally agreed to many of the demands, except amnesty from criminal prosecution concerning the takeover and the removal of the Attica s...

News-In-Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
September 2
Filed under World & Nation

European Union On Aug. 30, open Internet supporters in the European Union celebrated the implementation of guidelines protecting net neutrality. The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published a draft of the guidelines after two years of negotiations between the EU Council, ...

Rising heat indicates climate collapse

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
September 2
Filed under World & Nation

For much of July, the thermometer at Piedmont Triad International Airport ebbed between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Citizens of Greensboro experienced a slightly warmer than average month. The world as a whole experienced something grimmer. According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies,...

Humanitarian aid efforts in Syria may make a difference

Clare Forrister, Opinion Editor
September 2
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

A recent image of a severely injured young Syrian boy has led to an outcry about the civilians suffering in the Syrian conflict. The photo spotlights how fixated the world has been on Syria’s civil war without fully addressing the suffering of its people. Unless they are refugees trying to enter...