The Guilfordian

Drug issues in Philippines punishable by death

Abe Kenmore, Social Justice and Diversity Coordinator

September 16, 2016


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

While the U.S. tentatively debates lessening the penalties on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has been making headlines since the spring when he was elected on a plat- form of stopping drug trafficking through any means necessary. Now, a little over two months into his presidency,...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Sri Lanka Since 2003, the Sri Lankan government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have spent millions of dollars combating malaria. On Sept. 6, the World Health Organization the nation free of the disease. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable,” said Poonam Khetrapal...

Young leader hopes to change Hong Kong

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Joshua Wong is a 19-year-old college student. He attends the Open University of Hong Kong and believes in liberal ideas like universal suffrage. Unlike other students, however, he is the de facto leader of the pro-democracy movement in the city. In the past five years, Wong founded the stud...

GSO sister cities share culture

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower created the idea of sister cities to promote international cooperation. “The idea of sister cities was founded after the Second World War to kind of promote this cultural and economic exchange of cultures between these very different locations,” said Assistant...

Tension between Taiwan and China rises

Tension between Taiwan and China rises

Chris Collins & Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writers

March 25, 2016


Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

The bald eagle looks on as the wary moon bear sits down for a cup of tea with the looming giant panda. This scene is both strange and complicated, much like the relationship between the states represented by their national animals. The past years of interaction between the People’s Republic of China...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 4, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Iraq The Iraqi government and the U.S. State Department have deemed the country’s largest dam at risk of collapsing. The Mosul Dam, located on the Tigris River, was constructed in the 1980s under President Saddam Hussein. Since the beginning of the Iraq War, geologists and engineers have expressed...

North Korea satellite launch forms tension

North Korea satellite launch forms tension

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

Fireworks exploded in the sky, crowds cheered for another successful development in space technology and the U.N. condemned the launch of a North Korean long-range rocket. On Feb. 7, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite into space. The launch, deemed a...

Global economic impact could lead to recession

Dalton Kern, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

What do the domino effect and global economics have in common? In the same manner that one Communist nation can politically affect a neighboring government, an economic expansion or contraction in one country can affect the prosperity of another. Economies around the world are so intertwined that you must ...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Burundi Following the conclusion of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the new chair of the AU, Chadian President Idriss Deby, must resolve the situation in Burundi without force. Prior to the summit, the AU planned on sending a 5,000-soldier peacekeeping force there to quell v...