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Rising heat indicates climate collapse

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
September 2, 2016
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, 2016
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...

YWCA, Greensboro stand up against racism

Mae Wood, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under World & Nation

Grab your neighbor’s hand and hold tight because the Greensboro YWCA is forming a human chain and needs Guilford College students to be the links. The YWCA USA, Inc. is the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world, and its chapters are stationed in countless cities throughout...

Impeachment process stands strong in Brazil

Impeachment process stands strong in Brazil

Beatriz Caldas, Diversity & Social Justice Coordinator
April 29, 2016
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

On a typical Sunday afternoon, Brazilians from all over get together with family and close friends to watch the good old-fashioned sport of soccer for hours in front of the television. This past Sunday, soccer was the last thing on Brazilians’ minds. April 17 marked the day the lower house of the...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under World & Nation

Germany President Barack Obama met with European leaders to discuss policy issues in Hannover, Germany. The visit did not go without controversy. Many activists protested the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is a proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union....

Young leader hopes to change Hong Kong

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under World & Nation

Joshua Wong is a 19-year-old college student. He attends the Open University of Hong Kong and believes in liberal ideas like universal suffrage. Unlike other students, however, he is the de facto leader of the pro-democracy movement in the city. In the past five years, Wong founded the stud...

A conversation about global violence

A conversation about global violence

Mara Stern, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

“At least 1,634 people were executed during 2015, 573 more than recorded in 2014,” said Amnesty International in a recent report about the death penalty worldwide.These statistics constitute the highest number of executions since 1989. Yves Dusenge, a Rwandan junior and QLSP scholar, shared his...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under World & Nation

United Kingdom An online poll by the National Environment Research Council in the United Kingdom to name a high-tech polar research ship ended. While users chose the name “Boaty McBoatface,” the name may not be used at all. Minister of Universities and Science Jo Johnson indicated to Newsweek...

GSO sister cities share culture

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under World & Nation

In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower created the idea of sister cities to promote international cooperation. “The idea of sister cities was founded after the Second World War to kind of promote this cultural and economic exchange of cultures between these very different locations,” said Assistant...