The Guilfordian

Students question state of economy

Delaney Martin, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

The American economy is growing. Unemployment is low, the stock market is stable and the average consumer seems to have faith that these trends will continue. However, economic growth does not necessarily translate into greater gains for workers. Until the 1970s, productivity and hourly compensation...

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NFL players kneel during the National Anthem as a form of protest against police brutality.There were many teams that particpated in this protest. // Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Jayraj Jonnalagadda and Nathan Park

October 6, 2017

NFL players protest police brutality. The new Travel Ban. Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane devastation. The world’s stories in the past week has overwhelmed readers. When people check on the weekly news, they get slammed with all these stories. With no way to read them all, it can seem like the world...

News in brief: Week of 4/24/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 24, 2015

Costa Rica Dr. Brian Kubicki, a Minnesotan scientist in Costa Rica, has found a new species of frog that looks remarkably like The Muppet’s host, Kermit the Frog, according to CBC. The frog, which is a species of glass frogs, has large, white eyes and a translucent belly, through which its organs...

Minnesota bill, if passed, will promote gender equality

Sukyun Chung,, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014

In the U.S., for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 77 cents. Democrats in the Minnesota legislature, led by Speaker of the House Paul Thissen, seek to narrow this gender gap by introducing the Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014. “(The act) aims to break down barriers to economic prog...

Recent study shows disparities in faculty salaries

Victor Lopez, Senior Writer

May 10, 2013

Julie Winterich, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, was researching women’s salaries in higher education when she came across some interesting information regarding Guilford faculty salaries. Guilford faculty and staff are some of the lowest paid in the industry. Winterich found...

Australian cost of living: prices now scream ‘crikey’

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013

You are studying abroad in scenic Sydney, Australia. After a day of researching the rich Aboriginal culture and playing with wallabies, you return to your home-stay only to realize that you are out of eggs. When you reach the store to pick up a dozen, you are shocked to see the price: five dollars. According...

Italian election goes nowhere fast

Lane Martin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013

Italy intended to have a newly elected prime minister on Feb. 25, but one week later the general election is still racked with gridlock. Much of the Italian voters’ indecision over this election might be due to the vast influence a new leader will yield over the Italian political and economic systems...

Hope for our graduates: lowest unemployment rate in three years

Kim Kleimeier

March 30, 2012

Graduating in May with a degree in hand, our seniors will be embarking on their next great adventure, starting with the dreaded job search. With the economy in a slump for the past years due to the economic recession, this might seem like a less than thrilling prospect for most seniors. However, the...