The Guilfordian

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Argentina Human Rights Watch asked Argentina on Nov. 26 to use the war crimes clause in its constitution to press charges against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who landed in Argentina for the G20 Summit on Nov. 28. An Argentine agreed to take the case, breaking the international norm of diplomat...

U.S. continues to break ties

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The United States recalled three chief diplomats to El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Panama on Sept. 7, 2018. This move came in response to the governments of those countries severing ties with Taiwan, an American ally, in favor of Chinese claims to the island. The larger issue lies within...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On Sept. 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against any countries or individuals found meddling in U.S. elections. The order instructs the intelligence community to monitor propaganda and attempts to influence U.S. elections. On Sept. 12, The European Union...

Denuclearization stagnation cancels Pompeo trip

Denuclearization stagnation cancels Pompeo trip

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On August 24, President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea, due to stagnation in denuclearization negotiations. “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time because I feel we are not making sufficient...

Yulan advocates for displaced residents

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

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...

EU sets recycling goal for 2030

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The European Union is prioritizing international sustainability by pledging to make all plastic packaging in Europe recyclable and reusable by 2030. Residents of Europe produce 25 million tons of plastic yearly, but less than 30 percent is recyclable. “If we don’t do anything about this, 50...

Etsuo’s Corner: Studying Abroad in China

Etsuo’s Corner: Studying Abroad in China

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

This week, I would like to share junior Chris Collins’ experience in China. Though Japan is very close to China, I have never been to China. So, by interviewing him, I learned interesting facts about the country such as some relating to the culture, people and food, and I got more interested in the...

Ivory trade declared illegal in the largest consuming country

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The animal rights movement secured a major victory on Dec. 31 when the Chinese government declared ivory trade and sales illegal within the country. Imports of all ivory, regardless of source, and all domestic sales are no longer allowed. According to National Geographic, China has been the world’s...

China tests controversial facial recognition surveillance software

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Governments currently use a variety of techniques, both known and unknown, to maintain the security of their citizens. For the past year, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China has tested facial recognition services to keep track of potential threats within its borders. While this concept...