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Julia Gillard talks experiences as a woman in politics at Bryan Series

Julia Gillard talks experiences as a woman in politics at Bryan Series

Finn Williamson, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Web Exclusive

For the third installment of the 2018-2019 season of the Bryan Series, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard came to speak with the Guilford and Greensboro community. Gillard was elected to prime minister in 2010 and became the first female to ever hold that position. “She...

Australia Legalizes Gay Marriage

Australia Legalizes Gay Marriage

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the majority of Australian citizens voted in favor of marriage equality and LGBTQIA rights. Over the past few months, Australia has had a postal vote to decide whether or not to pass a bill on marriage equality. The move was largely controversial, as many believed it was a form...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

November 3, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

Fleming lecture features Daniel Hunter Every year, Guilford co-sponsors the Peace and Conflict Studies Fleming Lecture along with the American Friends Service Committee. This year, activist and author Daniel Hunter offered a talk entitled “Social Movements in Turbulent Times.” Hunter is the au...

Trump expands ban in the US

Trump expands ban in the US

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the restrictions of the travel ban issued on Jan. 27 were set to expire. Instead, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the travel ban to eight different countries. The travel ban initially placed restrictions on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries including...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....

Trouble ahead for ecosystem

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Bright coral, crystal blue water, rainbow- colored fish, pesticides, run-off, trash. This is what the Great Barrier Reef has come to, and it is about to get worse. In order to handle coal exports, Queensland, Australia, has okayed the Carmichael mining project. This will increase the coal-processisng...

News In Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

Australia The Australian Conservation Foundation challenged an India-backed coal mine on Nov. 9, insisting the mine is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The project, which is  worth $11.6 billion, is based in Queensland, and has been criticized by Australian environmentalists. Many argue that the...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

April 19, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

WALES, UK Since November,  Wales has recorded at least 765 cases of Swansea measles, 77 of which resulted in critical hospitalization. Health officials believe the epidemic has yet to reach its peak, and governments urge the citizens of Wales and England to receive at least one dose of the vaccin...

Australian cost of living: prices now scream ‘crikey’

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

You are studying abroad in scenic Sydney, Australia. After a day of researching the rich Aboriginal culture and playing with wallabies, you return to your home-stay only to realize that you are out of eggs. When you reach the store to pick up a dozen, you are shocked to see the price: five dollars. According...