The Guilfordian

As world remembers Berlin, others still fight for freedom

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Nov. 9, 1989, marked the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. On that day, the government of East Germany began allowing people to travel between the communist eastern and the democratic western halves of Germany. The Berlin Wall, which divided the two for almost 40 years, became pointless. “T...

Reunification of Germany 25 years later

Ian Penny, Guest Writer

November 21, 2014

Nov. 9 has long been a day of political upheaval in modern German history. On Nov. 9, 1918, the imperial monarchy that led the nation during World War I was overthrown, eventually replaced by the democratic Weimar Republic. The same day in 1923 saw Adolf Hitler attempt his infamous Beer Hall Putsch, ...

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,...

Munich reunion: an extended German host family

Kelly Keegan, Guest Writer

February 8, 2013

Imagine a family reunion where all your favorite aunts and uncles show up and they are as happy to see you as you are to see them. Family drama is checked at the door and you don’t encounter any uncomfortable questions about your weight, marital status, or the possibility of grandchildren. You finally...

Germany passes landmark bill for gay rights

Daniel Gaskin, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

A new dawn for Germany has come in the form of a revolutionary tax exemption that gives homosexual couples the same tax rates as heterosexuals. The bill was created on Aug. 8 and has granted more rights for gay couples in Germany. The new provisions include that legal unions, or what Germany refers...