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Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor
April 15
Filed under World & Nation

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....

Trouble ahead for ecosystem

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer
April 15
Filed under World & Nation

Bright coral, crystal blue water, rainbow- colored fish, pesticides, run-off, trash. This is what the Great Barrier Reef has come to, and it is about to get worse. In order to handle coal exports, Queensland, Australia, has okayed the Carmichael mining project. This will increase the coal-processisng...

The Chocopocalypse may come sooner than we think

The Chocopocalypse may come sooner than we think

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer
April 8
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

It is time to start stockpiling your Kit Kats and Hershey’s Kisses. The world is beginning to run low on chocolate. Due to factors including climate change, disease, aging farmers and aging cocoa trees, the production of chocolate is decreasing as its demand rises. As developing countries begin...

Terrorism coverage generates critical conversations

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

It is hard to find an aspect of modern life that has not been touched by terrorism. If you go to an airport in the United States, the Transportation Safety Administration will meet you at the door. If you attend a packed public event, the police will certainly be roaming the crowd, surveying for possible...

News in Brief

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

Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned from his position as Iceland’s prime minister on April 5. Gunnlaugsson and other politicians like Bjarni Benediktsson, minister for finance and economic affairs, and Olof Nordal, minister of the interior, were linked to the Panamanian law firm Mossack...

GSO will grow with highway

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer
April 8
Filed under World & Nation

For several decades, Greensboro and the North Carolina Department of Transportation have dreamed of working on a road project to ease traffic congestion in the city. Over the next few years, that project will enter its final phases. Plans for the Greensboro Urban Loop, a beltway highway around the...

Congress is just simply too busy to pass laws

Kathryn Long, Professional Procrastinator
April 1
Filed under World & Nation

Disclaimer: This story is a part of our April Fool’s edition, The Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian staff and is not based in fact. The United States is in the midst of a presidential election drawing much attention to the political scene. During this time, how have the branches...

Animals tell humans ‘Change or BERN’

Animals tell humans ‘Change or BERN’

Christopher Collins, Antarctica Corespondent
April 1
Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

Disclaimer: This story is a part of our April Fool’s edition, The Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian staff and is not based in fact. A battle cry roars over the polar ice cap that is Antarctica. A swath of black and white figures can be seen marching across the frozen tundra toward t...

South Sudan the target of Sudan’s war crimes

Meghana iragavarapu, Staff Writer
April 1
Filed under World & Nation

Rape: a war tactic used by groups allied to the government of South Sudan. On March 11, the United Nations Human Rights Office released a report detailing the host of crimes specifically targeting women and children in South Sudan. “The High Commissioner’s report alleges crimes against humanity...