The Guilfordian

International Club joins Guilford College in federal lawsuit

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

January 18, 2019

According to the Migration Policy Institute, the U.S. houses 1.1 million international students, a number greater than any other country. The top position owes to the high-quality higher education system, welcoming culture and relatively open labor market of the United States. However, according to a...

Amnesty International speaks on Myanmar

Amnesty International speaks on Myanmar

Ari Smith, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

He was waiting in a railway station when strangers forced him to enlist in the army, separating him from his family. Twelve years later, he went on a radio show to talk about his experiences and was arrested for speaking out. This is the story Aung Ko Htwe, who was kidnapped by the Myanmar military...

Residents of Nabi Saleh encounter challenges

Spencer File, Guest Writer

April 13, 2018

For many, a home signifies a place of sanctuary and security. But for the people of Nabi Saleh, a Palestinian village, home has never been like that due to Israeli military occupation of the area. Currently, the inhabitants of Nabi Saleh face the inevitable discrimination and presence of the military...

Rohingya face difficulty in Myanmar

Juliana Avery and Tibaria Alnouri

April 6, 2018

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority, the majority of which are Muslim. They primarily reside in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar. The state of Myanmar reflects the larger ethnic Burmese attitude that perceives Rohingyas as illegal Bengali settlers. However, evidence of Rohingya’s migration into...

Yulan advocates for displaced residents

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

April 2, 2018

In Beijing, winter isn’t over yet. Temperature lows are still in the 30s. Ni Yulan is one of the tens of thousands of people whose home was destroyed in preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. These people are still living without homes. Yulan was given only a couple hours notice before her...

New Polish law restricts freedom of speech

Fletcher Brooks, Guest Writer

March 23, 2018

Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, signed an amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance last month. This development outlaws speech that accuses Poland of involvement with Nazi crimes during World War II. This has made accusations of Polish affiliation with Nazi crimes illegal...

Detention center in Pennsylvania becomes the troubling home for immigrants

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

March 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: In accordance with The Guilfordian’s focus on social justice, the Features section will publish a weekly column focusing on human rights. Each week, the column will examine one human rights case, domestic or international. Not many people know what occurs when people come to the...

Guilford Amnesty International chapter defends human rights

Guilford Amnesty International chapter defends human rights

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

In 2016, Guilford students Melissa Fourrier, Juliana Evans-Anfom, Maggie Albert, Spencer File and Haya Al-Attar launched the Guilford chapter of Amnesty International, a global organization dedicated to opposing human rights violations. Fourrier initially proposed the idea to peers in her peace and...