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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019

Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019

Australia Australia in the midst of one of its hottest summers on record. The heatwave has led to wild horses dying, 50 wildfires burning on the island of Tasmania and even snakes seeking refuge in people’s toilets in order to remain cool. The city of Adelaide reached a record high temperature of 4...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...