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World leaders need commitment to truth

World leaders need commitment to truth

Elliott Rodden, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Obviously, everyone believes that those around them, especially the president, should tell the truth. But not everyone tells the truth, therefore making it the job of the people and the media to determine if a statement from the president is true. I dislike the fact that presidents lie, because every ...

Hurricane Florence may only be the start

Hurricane Florence may only be the start

Janavi Mehta, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall early Sept. 14.  on the coast of the Carolinas, bringing strong winds, high storm surges and torrential rainfall. Florence developed off the west side of Africa and had a rocky track up to the United States coast. Florence gathered immense power and became a Category...

Number of shootings in US sees jump

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

Just this year, at least 14 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. By March 8, this totaled to an average of 1.5 shootings per week according to CNN. Compared to other developed countries, the U.S. has an unusually high rate of gun violence. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...

Mortensen presents on speaker Reza Aslan

Mortensen presents on speaker Reza Aslan

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

January 26, 2018

A room of students, faculty, community members and members of the Friends of the Library watched Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eric Mortensen as he presented on the works, goals and controversy of Reza Aslan in the Carnegie Room on Sunday, Jan. 21. Mortensen’s presentation gave the Guilford...

North Carolina redesigns district maps

North Carolina redesigns district maps

Hans Oh and Shivam Gandhi

September 29, 2017

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina’s district maps were unconstitutional, as race was considered in their drawing. The NC General Assembly has released its new redistricting map for state House and Senate districts, for which a trial is expected later this year. NC...

Let’s stop justifying racism

Julia Geaney-Moore, Guest Writer

October 22, 2016

Black citizens are 2.7 times more likely to be shot by the police than white citizens, according to the Fatal Encounters database. This is an astounding number. Each case has different circumstances, but the fact remains that police officers, the very people who are charged with protecting citizens,...

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa leave several dead

Zachary Lindsey, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

South Africa, often known as the Rainbow Nation because of the country’s multicultural diversity, is going through an outbreak of xenophobic killing. Currently, 300 suspects have been arrested for anti-immigrant violence, leaving six dead, according to Al Jazeera and other agencies. Thousands of...

News In Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

May 1, 2015

Napel: An earthquake in western Nepal shook the country on April 26, killing over five thousand people, injuring at least ten thousand and destroying historic landmarks in the capital, Kathmandu.  The earthquake set off an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 17 hikers and 34 people in northern India....

Rand Paul’s sexism comes to light

Rand Paul’s sexism comes to light

Naari Honor, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

My first encounter with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul occurred in February. On the flat screen television at my gym, I watched him ramble on about how parents had the right to decide whether or not their children received immunizations. I knew that the study that said vaccines led to autism had been...