The Guilfordian

#HandsUpWalkOut: students protest with Ferguson

#HandsUpWalkOut: students protest with Ferguson

Allison DeBusk, Managing Editor

December 5, 2014

“Mike Brown didn’t have to die. We all know the reason why. The system is guilty.” This was just one of the chants that echoed through campus on Dec. 1 as students dressed in mourning black marched through campus. Guilford College students organized a walkout to commemorate Michael Brown,...

Staff Editorial: on combating racially motivated police brutality

Editorial Board

September 12, 2014

On Aug. 9, Michael Brown, a young man on his way home, was shot dead. This tragic incident was a result of a system that lacks checks on police, leading to abuse of power and police brutality. According to the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, in 2013, 3,814 unique reports of police misco...

Local community tackles issues surrounding Ferguson

Local community tackles issues surrounding Ferguson

Clare Forrister, Staff Writers

September 12, 2014

At approximately 12:01 p.m. on Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Even now as the United States, including Greensboro, reacts to Brown’s death and decides what it means for the country, the sounds of those six gunshots reverberate. Wilson is...

Police racism rages

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

You walk down the street, your whole life ahead of you, until a police car comes up behind you. Some will claim that you continued walking, others that you attempted to draw a gun. Either way, your life ends when that officer shoots you to death. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Brown, an African-American...