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“Full House” star Bob Saget pictured in 2005 // Animalparty via Wikimedia

Death of actor and comedian Bob Saget shakes entertainment community

Colin Smith, Staff Writer January 22, 2022

On Jan. 9, comedian and actor Bob Saget was found dead in his Orlando hotel room while he was on tour, the New York Times reported. He was 65 years old.  As of Jan. 21, an official cause of death has...

Founder and former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, who recently stepped down and passed on his role as CEO to Parag Agrawal. // Mark Warner via Wikimedia.

Guilford Twitter users react as CEO Jack Dorsey departs

Rafael Alfaro , Staff Writer January 22, 2022

Twitter is a platform most known for allowing its users to freely express themselves in 280 characters or less. The site was founded in 2006, with Jack Dorsey, 45, acting as one of the CEOs until he was...

A mural depicting Ahmaud Arbery is painted in Brunswick, Georgia.

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers convicted

Guilford community reacts
Gabriela Vasquez, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

On Feb. 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was chased and killed by Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan.  Arbery was simply jogging through...

The United States and other countries put restrictions on travel from eight countries in Southern Africa by Nursetogether via wikimediacommons.

Omicron variant raises new COVID concerns

Percy Harper , Staff Writer December 11, 2021

On Nov. 26, a new coronavirus variant was named by the World Health Organization. The latest variant, Omicron, was first identified in South Africa.  According to a Nov. 26 New York Times article,...

Rapper Travis Scott, seen in this 2016 photo, founded Houstons Astroworld Festival in 2018.

Astroworld Festival leaves ten dead

Gabriela Vazquez, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Travis Scott is a well-known and popular artist among young adults and teens, so it’s no surprise that the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, a musical event founded by the rapper, would be packed.  In...

Alberto Fernandez at Climate Change conference// Casa Rosada via creative commons

Guilford students share their thoughts on the COP26

Rodrigo Gudino de Grote, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Walking through the campus of Guilford College, one really feels that nature is part of the College’s identity. The trees provide endless shade to protect us from the harsh summer sun, and act as a home...

Evia Island, Hiliadou Beach

Fire and flooding bring tragedy to Greece’s Evia island

Jonathan Campbell, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Between wildfires and recent floods, Greece’s Evia Island has suffered a devastating 2021.  In August, the island was ravaged by wildfires that, according to a New York Times article "devastated...

The German Bundestag, the legislative lower house elected by the people// Tobi NDH via creative commons

Social democrats win in German election

Miles Kirkpatrick , Staff Writer October 8, 2021

According to the Washington Post, the German center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) claimed victory over the center-right Christian Democratic Union of Germany and Christian Social Union in Bavaria...

Syringe and Vaccine by NIAID is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Pfizer’s vaccine trial for children under 12 has promising results

Maria Guerrero, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Pfizer and BioNtech came out with ​​promising results on their Phase 2/3 study for the vaccine for children between ages 5 and 11.  According to a press release on Sept. 20, the trial showed “robust...

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