The Guilfordian

Facebook faces controversy following anti-vaccine content

Elliot Adamson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Pressure has accumulated onto the billion-dollar social media platform. Mark Zuckerberg’s company faces a crossroads as content that promotes refusing or reducing vaccinations is finding a louder voice in advertisements across Facebook. After other platforms including YouTube and Pinterest took steps...

Letter To The Editor

April 20, 2018

To the Editor: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent 10 hours, over the course of two days, testifying before both houses of Congress last week. That news rightly took a back seat to reports of a grisly chemical weapons attack against people in the Syrian town of Douma, and of President Trump’s...

Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

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...

Author of “Hidden Figures”speaks in Dana

Author of “Hidden Figures”speaks in Dana

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

“It just kept grabbing me,” said author Margot Lee Shetterly of writing “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” “Every clue led to something else and made me more curious. So in a sense, I had to finish it...

Social media gives way for effective protests in the US

Social media gives way for effective protests in the US

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

How different would our newspapers and news networks be if Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the other modern modes of online communication were taken away? The age of social media has given power to individuals by supplying a platform to bring light to what they may see as the issues or injustices in...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor

April 28, 2017

Brazil On April 25, indigenous people protesting in Brasília, Brazil, clashed with police officers. About 4,000 people attended the protest, which concerned legislation about indigenous land rights. Farmers and native groups have clashed in recent months. “We carried 200 coffins symbolizing the...

Opinions about social media differ on campus

Qunicy Malesovas, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

In an age where Taylor Swift has seven times as many Twitter followers as North Carolina has residents, it may seem we are more virtually connected than ever. For the rest of the world, this may be so, but for Guilford students, social media infatuation is not exactly #trending. In fact, some students...

Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and similar groups turn to the Internet for recruitment

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writers

September 12, 2014

The recent explosion of popularity and use of social media and networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, has completely altered the way information spreads across the globe. However, whether or not this change is a good or bad thing remains to be seen. “Any change of this magnitude has positive...

Compliments page hopes to be campus pick-me-up

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

With 495 friends and rising, Guilford Compliments might just be one of the most popular “students” on Guilford’s campus. “We started this as what we hoped to be a kinder alternative to Guilford College Confessions,” said the anonymous page manager. After the infamous Guilford College...