The Guilfordian

Global income gap continues to grow

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018

According to a 2017 Oxfam report, the eight richest people in the world own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The report blamed aggressive wage restraint, tax dodging and the squeezing of producers by companies as the principal causes for the inequality. Many in the academic community...

Free Press event draws community together

Free Press Community event

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

A wide array of pastel-colored t-shirts, stencils, carving tools and stamps filled tables in Hege-Cox Hall, where Guilford College’s Free Press event was held. The art department hosted Free Press as an open house on Friday, Oct. 27, from 12:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. Guilford students, faculty, staff and...

Religion extremism leads to conflicts in Iraq

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

The Middle East and North Africa are home to some of the world’s most dangerous and turbulent conflicts. According to a Pew Research Center study drawing on information from 2014, the medium level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times greater than...

Humanitarian aid efforts in Syria may make a difference

Clare Forrister, Opinion Editor

September 2, 2016

A recent image of a severely injured young Syrian boy has led to an outcry about the civilians suffering in the Syrian conflict. The photo spotlights how fixated the world has been on Syria’s civil war without fully addressing the suffering of its people. Unless they are refugees trying to enter...

Why do college athletes quit their sports?

Katy Andrews, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

There has been a recent phenomenon at Guilford College of student-athletes walking away from their varsity sport teams. Since Guilford was founded in 1837, sports have been a part of the community. However, participating in athletics can mean abandoning activities you enjoy. “The time commitment...

Conflict in the Middle East and ceasefire explained

Alex Lindberg, Staff Writer

December 7, 2012

For the better part of a century, two sides have been fighting for land in the Middle East: Palestine and Israel. Recently, the violence between the two escalated for eight days, with airstrikes yielding destruction on both sides. The conflict began in the 1920s when hundreds of thousands of Jews...