The Guilfordian

Puppets to reflect Syrian refugees

Laura Hay, Staff Writer
April 20, 2018
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Children’s program Sesame Street and The International Rescue Committee are trying to provide education to children who are refugees of the Syrian conflict. The goal of the initiative is to ease stress on refugee children by providing educational and support resources. The program is funded by a...

ECAR welcomes new refugees and trainees

Jilly Campbell, Assistant Copy Editor
September 29, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Top Stories

18 trainees. Five refugees. One campus. It’s been a busy week for Every Campus a Refuge to say the least. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 18 students, staff members, faculty and alumni participated in a training session to become volunteers for the program. And Tuesday, Sept. 26 marked the arrival of...

Violence causes refugee crisis

Violence causes refugee crisis

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor
September 15, 2017
Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The story of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s northern region of Rakhine State is one that has lasted for decades. However, a new bout of violence erupted in the country on Aug. 25 when a militant group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked 30 police posts, resulting...

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Finn Williamson, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Features, In Print, Social Justice, Top Stories

Over 65 million people are displaced from their homes. Half are under the age of 18. Programs have sprouted up everywhere to help refugees across the world. One that is gaining traction, “Every Campus a Refuge,” has a chapter right here at Guilford College. The program advocates for the housing...

ECAR invites refugees into community

ECAR invites refugees into community

Christopher Colins, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

“Important update: Guilford College is now a refuge!” reads the banner on everycampusarefuge.org. Diya Abdo, associate professor of English and founder of Every Campus a Refuge, issued a global call for every college campus to host one refugee family. Whether you are aware of it or not, Guilford...

Refugees left stranded after Hungary shuts down its borders

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor
October 30, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

In the first eight months of 2015, 350,000 migrants made it into the European Union. This is more people than the populations of several small countries, including Guam, Dominica and Aruba. In spite of this, Hungary just closed its borders to refugees. “Hungary is small, and there has been a...

Campus support for refugees strong, but could still improve

José Oliva, Staff Writer
October 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In contrast to the synergy found off campus, Guilford lacks effectiveness on campus when serving refugees.

Billionaire wants to give refugees a home

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer
October 2, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

On Sept. 1, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris tweeted his plan to aid the refugees in Syria. “Greece or Italy sell me an island,” tweeted Sawiris. “I’ll call it ‘Independence’ and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country.” Sawiris is the third-wealthiest...

Staff Editorial: We applaud efforts to bring refugee family to campus

Editorial Board
September 25, 2015
Filed under Opinion

By now, we have all seen the pictures of Syrian refugees fleeing a civil war that has displaced more people than the entire population of North Carolina. And yet, as much as we want to help, it can feel like those people fighting for the right to simply live in peace are very far from Founders Hall. ...