The Guilfordian

Guilford gauges election outcomes, reflects on campaign

McCaffrey Blaunder, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

The mood on campus was tense Tuesday night as the election results rolled in. All eyes watched The Grill’s TV screens; each fluctuation in percentages and electoral points was greeted by the sharp intake of breath and low-key fist-pumping. The New York Post said that former Governor Mitt Romney...

Riding the progressive wave: gay marriage, marijuana made legal

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

States across the nation have passed progressive legislation into law. On Nov. 6, referendums allowing same-sex marriage were approved by voters in three states: Maine, Washington, and Maryland. Similarly, Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was struck down. Though junior...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

November 12, 2012

Puerto Rico On Nov. 6, Puerto Rican voters upheld their status as a U.S. unincorporated territory via referenda, for the third time. Citizens of the territory were given the option of statehood, independence or free association. Should they opt out of their current status in the future, the U.S. Co...

Japanese tread radioactive water, attempt damage control

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

November 12, 2012

For over a year, Japan has fought an unrelenting enemy: the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. On March 11, 2011, Japan faced three catastrophes:  an earthquake, a tsunami, and then nuclear meltdowns and the dispersion of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Now,...

Ukraine re-elects president in disputed election

Clarence Turpin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2012

The re-election of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, a strong leader in the Party of Regions, has been called into question across the globe. Many believe Yanukovych’s victory can be attributed to the jailing of his lead opposition, Yulia Tymoshenko, and that election fraud was a key factor in his...

Floods and power outages: Sandy strikes Northeast

Floods and power outages: Sandy strikes Northeast

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

November 9, 2012

On Monday, Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy unleashed colossal devastation on the northeast United States. The storms produced mass power outages, homelessness, and even death. “Everyone on my mom and dad’s side has been without power due to Sandy,” said Danielle Duffy, assistant athletic trainer from...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, W&N Editor

November 2, 2012

Northeast region, United States Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast with a vengeance and caused destruction that will leave cities and families in debt and inconvenience. To name a few: New Jersey shorelines have been devastated and thousands have been made homeless. New York subways are shut down in...

Remembering Arlen Specter and George McGovern

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

The recent passing of Senators Arlen Specter and George McGovern allows us a unique opportunity to reflect on some of the men who defined the modern Democrat. Arlen Specter was born in Wichita, Kan. on Feb. 12, 1930. Before becoming a senator he served on the Warren Commission, investigating the assassination...

Economic despair plagues Greece

Thomas Deane, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

Lately, news of Greece has been nothing but tales of woe, misery and economic despair. The economic downfall of the country has garnered worldwide attention as many are left to wonder how a once prosperous nation could fall on such hard times. The most recent news from these Mediterranean islands...