The Guilfordian

Midterm results show big victories on both sides

Midterm results show big victories on both sides

Max Elkan and Kiran Soma

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

On Nov. 6, citizens around Guilford County voted in the local, state and national midterm elections in order to determine the people who will be representing their voices in politics. Nationally, Republicans won a 51-46 majority over the Democrats in the Senate, with two Independent senators. In the...

Global income gap continues to grow

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

According to a 2017 Oxfam report, the eight richest people in the world own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The report blamed aggressive wage restraint, tax dodging and the squeezing of producers by companies as the principal causes for the inequality. Many in the academic community...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

United Kingdom In a special cabinet meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa May told members of Parliament on Oct. 14 that Britain is significantly closer to going through with Brexit. Just ahead of the meeting, all 13 Scottish Tory MPs signed a letter stating that they would not support a Brexit...

Germany’s Merkel plans to steps down

Germany’s Merkel plans to steps down

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel declared on Monday, Oct. 28, that she will be resigning after her term expires in 2021. “I have the feeling it is time to open a new chapter,” Merkel told reporters. Along with her resignation after 13 years of Chancellorship in 2021, Merkel announced that...

Sears files for bankruptcy

Janavi Mehta, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

In 1893, Sears opened its doors for the first time redefining the department store. On Monday, Oct. 15, the store that sells almost everything filed for bankruptcy. For several years now, Sears has been struggling, its stocks and profits spiraling downwards, but the low numbers from the store may reflect...

Rod Rosenstein secures his job

Navya Belavadi and Max Elkan

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The current opinion of much of the United States’ voting age demographic in relation to president Donald Trump is a seemingly unsatisfied one. Popularity polls of the president’s work, though not completely reflective of the entire nation’s perspective, have consistently given insight into the...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Spain Spaniards Fernando Blanco and his wife Margarita Garau were jailed on Nov. 7 for fraudulently raising money to fund their lifestyle. The couple made media appearances asking for money to save the life of their sick daughter, whom supposedly could be cured by an expensive treatment in the U.S. A Sp...

Elon Musk plots underground tunnels

Ethan Santana, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

In his steady effort to revolutionize transportation and make it more eco-friendly, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has proposed and developed a series of underground transport tunnels as a more time and resource-efficient mode of public transportation. On Oct. 21, Musk said in a series...

Migrant caravan in Honduras set for U.S.

Peter Zheng, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under World & Nation

Earlier this month, a migrant caravan formed in Honduras with the goal of reaching the United States for asylum. According to the Washington Post, there are currently more than 3000 people in the caravan comprised of people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and it would take more than 2 months...