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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019

Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known ...

Munich interest meeting held in Orangerie

Zach Bradley, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

On Jan. 30 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m a special interest meeting was held in the Orangerie beside Binford for the Munich study abroad program. As people filed into the Orangerie, the air was filled with excited chatter as the students who studied abroad in Munich during the fall semester prepared presentations. As...

Germany’s Merkel plans to steps down

Germany’s Merkel plans to steps down

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel declared on Monday, Oct. 28, that she will be resigning after her term expires in 2021. “I have the feeling it is time to open a new chapter,” Merkel told reporters. Along with her resignation after 13 years of Chancellorship in 2021, Merkel announced that...

Professor Dave Limburg shares his experiences

Elliott Rodden, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Dave Limburg grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D., where his father worked as a professor of religion at Augustana University. Limburg was the second of four children, with an older sister and two younger brothers. Much of his childhood was spent riding bikes and playing sports with his friends on the Augustana...

Experiences abroad

Experiences abroad

Lana Heltzel, Senior Writer

April 20, 2018

People love to poke fun of me when I say I studied abroad in Munich. “Ah, Europe,” they say, in faux-posh accents. “How ever so worldly you are now, far more enlightened than us American philistines.” And as much as I would love to maintain the image that I spent my study abroad discussing...

Festival showcases diversity

Festival showcases diversity

Abigail AbantoHollans and Anna Gamez

April 6, 2018

From the Middle East to Europe, Latin America and Africa, Guilford College’s International Festival provided students and faculty the opportunity to celebrate Guilford’s diversity and learn about a variety of cultures. The International Festival was hosted by the International Club on Wednesday,...

2018 Winter Olympics brings joy, skepticism

Eric Zhang and Jonah Selom

March 16, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, drew to a close on Feb. 25 after 16 days of competition. Norway ranked above all other participating countries, winning a total of 39 medals, eight more than second-place Germany and 10 more than Canada, who came in third. The U.S. finished...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 9, 2018

Germany After months of stalemate across German national politics, Germany will soon have a functioning coalition government. According to BBC, representatives of Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, the CDU, and center-left Social Democrats, SPD, have reached a coalition deal...

Germany faces problems in forming a coalition

Germany faces problems in forming a coalition

Lana Hetzel, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Germany held federal elections on Sept. 24, and a coalition government has yet to be formed. Germany’s electoral system utilizes a form of proportional representation in which each voter gets two votes, one for a candidate of their choice and the other for a party. Germany’s federal parliament i...