The Guilfordian

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

Yunah Kim, News Editor

January 18, 2019

Environmental Justice Speaker Tracey Edwards visits campus On Monday, Jan. 14 in King Hall B26, Environmental Justice Speaker Tracey Edwards visited the environmental anthropology course in discussion of environmental racism and environmental justice in North Carolina. Edwards has been campaigning...

Campus power outage

Campus power outage

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

May 5, 2017

Whether playing pool in Milner or doing homework in the new apartments, on-campus residents from the theme houses to the old apartments experienced a shock when the power went out on campus on April 23. “Immediately, I heard screams throughout the parking lot and outside in the hall,” said senior...

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Sommer Fanney, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

It has been a little over a year since a storm water drainage pipe under Duke Energy’s coal ash storage pond in Eden, North Carolina collapsed, allowing 39,000 pounds of coal ash to spill into the Dan River. Since then, residents of communities along the river, scientists, Duke representatives,...

McCrory in hot water over Duke’s spill

McCrory in hot water over Duke’s spill

Sukyun Chung, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

“We won’t get fooled again,” said Pat McCrory as he kicked off his 2012 North Carolina gubernatorial campaign. No, we won’t, Governor. “McCrory’s administration is displaying all of the signs of a common crook,” said concerned citizen Sharon Barusic to The Guilfordian. Let’s...

Big business pollutes, surprising no one

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

“We will do the right thing for the river and surrounding communities,” said President of Duke Energy’s North Carolina branch Paul Newton in a statement. Frankly, Duke’s apology is ridiculous. The energy giant spilled coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, their second chemical spill within...

Duke Energy’s grievous error contaminates Dan River

Duke Energy’s grievous error contaminates Dan River

Emerson Santiago, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

The Dan River near Eden, N.C., has been transformed into a bubbling caldron of black muck. Unfortunately for North Carolinians, this is not a fairy tale; it is a dangerous by product of our nation’s dependence on coal. According to CBS News, on Monday, Feb. 3, Duke Energy released an initial...