The Guilfordian

Horrors of death row in the United States

Emma English, Guest Writer

November 4, 2019

Ruben Cantu. Troy Davis. Leo Jones. These are the names of just a few of the innocent people that have been wrongly murdered through the death sentence. Their societal classifications, such as race and socioeconomic status, made them easy targets for corrupt police forces to unfairly convict and execute...

Typhoon Hagibis renders many homeless

Navya Belavadi, News Editor and Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Typhoon Hagibis swiftly slammed into Japan a few weeks ago, killing over 88 people and injuring hundreds more. As the water continues to rise and flood up to the roofs of houses, the death toll could rise as well. “My reaction from seeing pictures of destruction is wonderment in how the economy...

‘The Joker’ raises concerns over public safety

Caleb Youngdahl, pictured above in his Joker costume, was followed by a security officer at a theater in High Point and eventually had to remove the makeup because of safety concerns.

Navya Belavadi and Ayesha Tahirkheli

November 4, 2019

With the release of new hit movie “The Joker” comes some enthusiastic fans. Serious fans dressing up for major movie releases has become somewhat of a common occurrence at theaters across the country, and now people are getting kicked out of movie theaters for wearing Joker makeup and costumes. “I...

Witness in Dallas police officer trial found dead

Annie Vo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

On Sep. 9, 2018, former police officer Amber Guyger shot her African American neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment, thinking it was her own. She was convicted with murder on Sep. 30, 2018, and given 10 years in prison. On Friday, Oct. 4, Joshua Brown, a key witness in the trial, was found dead. ...

Mass shooting at local bar in Kansas City

Paige Abbott, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 6, a shooting in Kansas City killed four and injured five at a local bar. Police have determined two possible suspects from eyewitness accounts, citing the motive as a fight that occurred only hours earlier at the same bar. Despite the severity of the incident and its nationwide coverage, a...

Archaeological uncover ancient megalopolis in Israel

Jake Vickers, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

A once booming city over 5,000 years old located near a northern suburb in Israel has become home to a two year excavation that was originally intended to be a roadway project. Archaeologists are excavating and piecing together a place once capable of holding 6,000 residents and comparable to some of the ...

Cosmic explosion furthers knowledge of the galaxy

Cosmic explosion furthers knowledge of the galaxy

Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

A quiet, peaceful place filled with stars, planets and asteroids. If you are like most people, this is how you imagine our galaxy, the Milky Way. Until recently, this seemed to be the truth. However, researchers have discovered traces of cosmic activity that prove our galaxy is more dynamic than we once t...

Republicans split over Trump’s call with Ukraine

Elanna Reber, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

On Sept. 26, 2019, a whistleblower complaint was filed against President Donald Trump for abusing his presidential power in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump was trying to instigate an investigation focused on corruption that would implicate potential democratic presidential c...

Trump’s possible impeachment causes alarm

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on September 25. 2019. // Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Emma Smith, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

In the world of politics, U.S. President Donald Trump has been called into question for an impeachment inquiry due to his involvement in a phone call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, about the investigation of Joe Biden’s son. Students at Guilford weighed in on the situation, discussing ...