The Guilfordian

New census question damaging for nation

New census question damaging for nation

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2018

The census, which has been around since 1790, is supposed to be a representation of the people who live in our country. It should be representative, a reference for both citizens and legislators to see an approximate depiction of who lives in the United States. However, the Trump administration has...

North Carolina redesigns district maps

Cartoon by Christopher perez/the Guilfordian

Hans Oh and Shivam Gandhi

September 29, 2017

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina’s district maps were unconstitutional, as race was considered in their drawing. The NC General Assembly has released its new redistricting map for state House and Senate districts, for which a trial is expected later this year. NC...

District divisions affect election

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

In February, a court ruling threw out two racially gerrymandered North Carolina districts. Since then, Republican legislators have made these dragon-shaped and triangle-shaped areas into solid political boundaries similar to state lines in the western United States. In doing so, however, they also...

Ruling affects voters in GSO

Guilford County, which includes Guilford College and the city of Greensboro, is located
at the northern end of North Carolina’s 12th Congressional district. District 12 and
district 1 have both been ruled unconstitutional under the 14th amendment. The
districts have been gerrymandered to include a disproportionate amount of people of
color, which minimizes the impact of their votes.

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 12, 2016

On a map, the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina takes a shape vaguely reminiscent of a dragon, snaking its way north along Interstate 85 from Charlotte to the Piedmont Triad. In the eastern portion of the state, the 1st District stretches in a nearly triangular figure, covering places from...