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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known ...

Global income gap continues to grow

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

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...

Voter turnout needs growth

Voter turnout needs growth

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Nearly half of eligible Americans don’t vote. No matter how many times I hear this, it always baffles me that so many people don’t take advantage of being a part of the democratic system. “No Taxation without Representation.” This, in a sense, is how our country started. Being able to vote...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On Sept. 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against any countries or individuals found meddling in U.S. elections. The order instructs the intelligence community to monitor propaganda and attempts to influence U.S. elections. On Sept. 12, The European Union...

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Finn Williamson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under In Print, Opinion

At such a divisive time in politics, people often get caught up in large national elections and forget about local elections. These elections can have large impacts on the lives of citizens and are still overlooked. One of the first steps in taking political action is voting in local elections. The...

Voting is crucial act for all, students included

Dalton Kern, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“One vote doesn’t make a difference.” “I don’t like any of the candidates this year.” These are some of the excuses you may hear in November from people in the community who decide not to participate in the upcoming elections. These people may even be Guilford College students who talk...

Turn out for what? Cast your vote

Editorial Board

October 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 61.9 percent of eligible voters cast their votes in the 2012 presidential election. You may think, “Wow, that’s over half the population. We’re doing pretty good, right?” Wrong. Despite our claim to be the greatest democracy on earth, the United States...

Oligarchy threatens democracy in US

Banning Watson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014


Filed under World & Nation

We the people or we the very rich few? Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont recently joined scholars and activists in accusing the United States government of becoming less of a democracy and more of an oligarchy. “Do we want to have a nation in which the concept is one person, one vote, that we’re...

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...