The Guilfordian

Primaries begin in polarizing election

Mara Stern, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

As casual conversations at Guilford snake their way around to political discussions, the upcoming presidential primary election is at the forefront of most Guilfordians’ minds. Whispers of Trump, Cruz, Bernie, and Hillary hang in the air. The presidential primary elections are important as they...

News In Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 12, 2016

Columbia The Constitutional Court of Colombia made a ruling prohibiting mining operations and petroleum projects from the country’s paramos regions. Paramos are moorland ecosystems typically found between elevations of 3,000 and 5,000 meters (9,843 to 16,404 feet). For many citizens, these paramos...

Ruling affects voters in GSO

Ruling affects voters in GSO

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 12, 2016

On a map, the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina takes a shape vaguely reminiscent of a dragon, snaking its way north along Interstate 85 from Charlotte to the Piedmont Triad. In the eastern portion of the state, the 1st District stretches in a nearly triangular figure, covering places from...

Turn out for what? Cast your vote

Editorial Board

October 30, 2015

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...

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism

Ian Penny, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Fifty-eight. That is roughly the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls across the nation of Afghanistan on April 5. “Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans turned out to vote  as did Americans in the 2012 U.S. presidential...

Vote or die! Senate election day upcoming

Bryan Dooley, Staff Writer

March 30, 2012

Students don’t have to wait until November to have an election. Community Senate elections will be held on Monday, April 2. Traditional students, this is your chance to have a direct say in how your school is run. “I am running (for president) because I am qualified and excited to fulfill the...