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Terror attack shakes Paris, France

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor

April 28, 2017

Almost a year after the Nice attack, France has again been the stage for conversations about terrorism. This time, an attack happened in Paris on the Champs-Élysées, the city’s most famous avenue located in the eighth arrondissement. On April 20, according to French police, a suspect, who arrived...

GSO sister cities share culture

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor

April 22, 2016

In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower created the idea of sister cities to promote international cooperation. “The idea of sister cities was founded after the Second World War to kind of promote this cultural and economic exchange of cultures between these very different locations,” said Assistant...

From Chile to Rwanda: Guilford goes global

From Chile to Rwanda: Guilford goes global

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

A month of  Netflix binge-watching and sleep or a month of life-changing experiences. Anything is possible during the Guilford College January term. J-Term, headed by Professor of Chemistry Rob Whitnell and Interim Director of Study Abroad Daniel Diaz, gives students the opportunity to explore their...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

France ISIS claimed to be behind the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 129 people. Though several of the bombers have been identified, there is still a lot of backlash is France against Muslim civilians and the rising population of Syrian refugees. Several Muslims in the area have already started...

Gay blood ban lifts in France: gay and bisexual men allowed to donate

Gay blood ban lifts in France: gay and bisexual men allowed to donate

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

Marisol Touraine, France’s minister of social affairs, health and women’s rights announced on Nov. 4 that France is lifting its three-decade-long ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. “Giving one’s blood is an act of generosity and of civic responsibility that cannot be conditioned by...

European immigration crisis continues

June Park, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Thousands are stuck in overcrowded refugee camps with nowhere to go. Conditions are unsanitary, unheated, and inhumane. The refugee crisis in Europe has become a significant international problem that may shatter the fragile bonds of the European Union. Since 2011, the refugee crisis has been getting...

News in Brief: 4/3/2015

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 3, 2015

Myanmar The government of Myanmar, including President Thein Sein, has agreed to a draft ceasefire after 60 years of fighting with rebel groups, according to Al-Jazeera. Sixteen ethnic groups signed. At least one group, the ethnically Chinese Kokang, was not included in the ceasefire. Some still remai...

News In Brief: Week of 2/13/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

February 13, 2015

Lille, France The ex-head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has denied charges that he was involved in pimping, according to the BBC. He is being charged with obtaining prostitutes for several sex parties in multiple countries. Strauss-Kahn claims that he did not know the wo...

Forced out by violence, African immigrants cross to Europe

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

The journey of any refugee starts in a broken homeland. Across North Africa and the Middle East, a variety of issues have pushed more and more people to migrate towards Europe. “The increase (in immigrants) has been unbelievable,” Ben Suleiman, head of an immigrant processing brigade in Libya,...