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Colombian capital elects first gay female mayor

Colombian capital elects first gay female mayor

Paige Abbott, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Claudia López has just been elected as the first female mayor of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Now holding what is considered to be one of the most powerful positions in Colombian government, second only to the president, López is breaking barriers in an increasingly accepting Colombian society. ...

ISIS leader killed in Special Forces raid

ISIS leader killed in Special Forces raid

Nathan Johnson and Jake Vickers

November 18, 2019

For years ISIS has ravaged the Middle East, killing thousands while also destroying countless homes and priceless artifacts. But, on the night of Oct. 26, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. Special Forces. Soon after, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was named the new l...

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

Lana Heltzel, Editor-In-Chief

November 18, 2019

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Air Force lands mysterious plane

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

November 18, 2019

The United States Air Force’s mysterious unmanned flight successfully landed on Oct. 27 after a record-breaking 780 days in orbit. The flight was the fifth mission as part of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle experimental program, which aims to develop an efficient platform for space testing. Officials are laudin...

News in Brief

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

November 18, 2019

India Flights to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi were diverted on Nov. 3 as visibility became too poor due to extreme pollution. Air quality indexes reached “hazardous” levels. Additionally, Greenpeace and AirVisual ranked New Delhi as the most polluted city in the world...

News in Brief

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

November 18, 2019

Guided Discovery hosts Graduate School Fair Guilford College’s Guided Discovery hosted the school’s annual Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Hege Library. Guilford, along with graduate programs from Elon University and UNC-Greensboro, participated in the fair. A free event, the fair...

Guilford’s party culture continues to struggle

Guilford’s party culture continues to struggle

Lana Heltzel, Editor-In-Chief

November 18, 2019

In the collegiate world, the weekend of Halloween— or Halloweekend, as it is affectionately known— is understood to be something resembling two days of all-out partying. Traditionally, Guilford has been no exception to this rule; the ability to masquerade as a phantom or sexy nurse for a night s...

HUG hosts Día de los Muertos festival

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

November 18, 2019

When all the excitement from Halloween died down, the Hispanos Unidos de Guilford (HUG) revived the fun by celebrating Day of the Dead, translated to Dia de Los Muertos, on Nov. 2. “Many people have the misconception that Dia de Los Muertos is another name for how Mexicans celebrate Halloween,” ...

Author Fergus Bordewich discusses history of the Underground Railroad

Author Fergus Bordewich discusses history of the Underground Railroad

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

November 18, 2019

In partnership with the North Carolina Friends Historical Society and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, author Fergus Bordewich spoke in Dana Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. The program began with the singing of African-American spirituals from Director of Community Learning James S...