The Guilfordian

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...

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...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 29, 2016

Germany President Barack Obama met with European leaders to discuss policy issues in Hannover, Germany. The visit did not go without controversy. Many activists protested the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is a proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union....

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 19, 2016

Afghanistan The United Nations published a report indicating the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 was the highest since recordkeeping began in 2009. Last year, the U.N. logged 11,002 civilian casualties. According to the report, ground engagements, IEDs and complex/suicide attacks...

World & Nation News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 28, 2015

Mozambique After over two decades, countless volunteers and hard work for all involved, Mozambique is finally cleared of land mines. Halo Trust, the company responsible for the mission, became well known 18 years ago when Princess Diana of Wales made it her mission to bring attention to the issue....

World & Nation News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 11, 2015

Europe In Iceland, France and other countries around the world, families are opening their doors to thousands of refugee families. The migrants are coming from countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Iraq. Many are staying at a transit camp in Hungary before they are carried to safe homes. I...

News in Brief: 4/10/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 10, 2015

India Police are accused of using excessive force after a battle with red sandalwood smugglers killed 20 suspects, according to the BBC. Red sandalwood (prized in furniture making) was banned from sale in 2000, but the wood sells for tens of thousands of dollars per tonne, so smuggling is rampant. Acco...