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‘War on pollution’ hopes to reclaim Chinese skies

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014


Filed under World & Nation

Imagine every breath you take being a hazard to your health. Picture rarely seeing the blue sky because it is blocked by a cloud of pollution hovering over your city every day. China has been struggling with pollution for years. This year on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang began the annual Chinese...

China and Japan fighting for ownership of seven islands in East China Sea

Brent Eisenbarth, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

Seven uninhabited islands are causing tension between China and Japan. On Sept. 3, Japan announced the possibility of sending a government official to live on the islands. Both countries have staked claims and declare that they will use force to defend the territory. The islands are known as the...

Earthquakes shake the world: four countries hit last week

Josh Barker, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

Researchers predict that an earthquake will hit the U.S. West Coast, affecting Northern California to British Columbia. The earthquake is projected to be so powerful that it will kill at least 10,000 and cause $32 billion in damages. The last time an earthquake of this magnitude struck the West Coast...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

April 5, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

Ontario, Canada The hagfish, a 500-million-year-old spineless creature with snake-like features, lives at the bottom of the ocean floor. Its unique glands constantly produce a thick slime that serves to protect it; the slime is shed daily. Research scientists have now developed a high-density silk from the sl...

Hong Kong TV show does not sit well with Chinese government

Katy Andrews, Staff Writer

February 24, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

Tensions are high between the residents of Hong Kong and the mainland Chinese inhabitants. Those residing on the mainland are being blamed for bad manners, a shortage of slots within schools and a high-value property market that has become increasingly demanding. In an effort to profit from the...

California and China’s water severely polluted, now scarce

Haejin Song, Haejin Song, and Haejin Song

December 7, 2012


Filed under World & Nation

Guilford students use water on a daily basis: to drink, take showers, wash vegetables. But how often do you worry about the quality of the water you use? The Seville community in California has always faced the problem of contaminated drinking water. According to The New York Times, California’s...

Guo releases book, “China’s Security State,” quoted in Time

Guo releases book, “China’s Security State,” quoted in Time

Taylor Hallett, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012


Filed under News, Top Stories

Professor of Political Science George Guo’s latest book, “China’s Security State: Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics,” released in August, has gained widespread acclaim. Guo was quoted in the cover story of the Oct. 22 edition of Time. Magazine, saying, “There is no question that China...

Aflame, Tibet fights for freedom

Justyn Melrose

March 30, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

Only the freedom of Tibet can stop the burning and pull this nation from the fires of the Chinese counterculture. As darkness swallows the Tibetan plateau, a growing number of young Tibetans force light to break through the eclipse. The Chinese government has smothered traditional Tibetan culture,...