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From Chile to Rwanda: Guilford goes global

From Chile to Rwanda: Guilford goes global

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A month of  Netflix binge-watching and sleep or a month of life-changing experiences. Anything is possible during the Guilford College January term. J-Term, headed by Professor of Chemistry Rob Whitnell and Interim Director of Study Abroad Daniel Diaz, gives students the opportunity to explore their...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

China Beijing is experiencing an “orange level” alert, meaning the amount of smog is so high that all major factories must be required to either shut down or reduce pollution. Over the past few weeks the city reached pollution readings 17 times what the World Health Organization considers safe....

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 6, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

Canada Canada’s recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will face a major political decision on whether or not to bail out Bombardier, Inc., a multinational transportation company based in Canada. The government of Quebec has already committed to give $1 billion to Bombardier, and they want...

Eight good things happening in the world

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

October 2, 2015


Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

Solomon Islands Earlier this week, scientists exploring the Solomon Islands discovered the first biofluorescent turtle known to man. Biofluorecence, not to be confused with bioluminescence, is the ability to reflect light and re-emit it as a different color. The endangered hawksbill sea turtle joins ...

Economic changes okay for China, bad for US

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

China has long been the fastest growing economy and the most desirable to invest in. Now, as a result of an economic crash, their once amazing economic growth has downgraded. Starting in June, the Chinese stock market dropped over 30 percent. This may seem alarming, but the economy is actually doing ju...

Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership gains limited national backing

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the triumph of President Obama’s economic agenda. In discussion since 2005, this negotiation incorporates Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. “I feel that one of the reasons this...

Guilford athletics alumni land golf careers in China

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under Sports

Faced with a faltering economy and a stagnant workforce, American college graduates are gradually shifting their eyes to China in order to seek employment. China boasts the world’s largest population and a growing economy with many employment opportunities. Two recent additions to this workforce...

Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under Top Stories, World & Nation

Whether in Hong Kong or at Guilford, students know how to get fired up for what they believe in. Recently, outspoken members of Hong Kong’s population have clashed with mainland China’s conservative central government. Students and supporters began demonstrating peacefully on the busy Hong Kong...

News In Brief, October 3, 2014

Abe Kenmore

October 3, 2014


Filed under World & Nation

Catalan, Spain: The day after Scotland’s historic vote, the Catalonian parliament voted to allow the Catalan region of Spain to vote on independence on Nov. 9,  according to the BBC.  The vote was suspended this week by the Constitutional Court after an appeal from the central Spanish government, which ...