The Guilfordian

As the world turns: the beginning of World War III

Alex Lindberg

March 30, 2012

*Disclaimer: This article is from an April Fool's issue* Silence filled the air as President Barack Obama announced the tragic news to the American people earlier this week. “Yesterday I spoke to the Chinese president Hu Jintao, who has insisted that either we apologize for our violence against ...

Hope for our graduates: lowest unemployment rate in three years

Kim Kleimeier

March 30, 2012

Graduating in May with a degree in hand, our seniors will be embarking on their next great adventure, starting with the dreaded job search. With the economy in a slump for the past years due to the economic recession, this might seem like a less than thrilling prospect for most seniors. However, the...

Osama bin Laden’s plans before death: the assassination of Obama

Haejin Song

March 30, 2012

“Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden,” President Barack Obama announced on May 2, 2011. People from all across the nation chanted “U.S.A” as they remembered the men and women who perished...

Kony 2012: a virtual call for social outrage

Haejin Song

March 23, 2012

Kony 2012. Stop Kony. Make him famous. Having been viewed more than 83 million times on YouTube, the Kony 2012 film has managed to capture the attention, hearts and critique of many. The viral video sensation focuses on Joseph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, who was...

U.S. soldier commits massacre overseas

Colleen Gonzalez

March 23, 2012

“When I see stories like this it’s no wonder that civilians question the mission,” said Lance Corporal Kevin Belickis of the U.S. Marine Corps in an email interview. “There is a lot of good being done over there, but all it takes is one poor decision or lapse in judgment or mental break down,...

Running from the altar, in search of justice, freedom

Justyn Melrose

March 23, 2012

Freedom was within sight. Disguised in costumes of boys’ clothing, two young girls were on the bus — their destination: Herat province. Though Herat is not the most liberal province of Afghanistan, it stood as a beacon of hope for these girls when neither their parents nor the police would protect...

U.S./South Korea agreement shows paradox of free trade

Zachary Thomas

March 16, 2012

Exploding a canister of tear gas on the floor of the South Korean Parliament, politician Kim Sun-dong expressed his disapproval of a free trade agreement with the U.S. by choking fellow Parliament members during a November vote. “The legislators were passing a bill which will make ordinary people...

Amid divisions, Al-Qaeda exploits Syrian uprising

Bryan Dooley

March 16, 2012

On Feb. 11, al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri posted an eight-minute video urging a jihad to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization,” Zane F.  Kuseybi, a second-generation Syrian, said in an email interview. “They have no central focus or goals...

Driving high: you may take a hit

Natalie Sutton

March 16, 2012

Through driver’s education classes, mock crashes and organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, we have all heard about the many dangers of drinking alcohol and driving. But what about the effects of marijuana on one’s ability to drive? According to the BBC, drivers who use marijuana...