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Julia Gillard talks experiences as a woman in politics at Bryan Series

Guilford College Bryan Series Former Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard

Finn Williamson, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2018

For the third installment of the 2018-2019 season of the Bryan Series, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard came to speak with the Guilford and Greensboro community. Gillard was elected to prime minister in 2010 and became the first female to ever hold that position. “She...

Tsunami hits Indonesia

Jenni Camhi, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

A Friday morning begins. Locals are on alert after experiencing an earthquake and aftershocks in their immediate area and seeing a tsunami warning. Half an hour after its issuance though, the warning is called off and disappears. People, thinking the danger is over, get in their cars to go for a drive...

Yulan advocates for displaced residents

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

April 2, 2018

In Beijing, winter isn’t over yet. Temperature lows are still in the 30s. Ni Yulan is one of the tens of thousands of people whose home was destroyed in preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. These people are still living without homes. Yulan was given only a couple hours notice before her...

China tests controversial facial recognition surveillance software

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Governments currently use a variety of techniques, both known and unknown, to maintain the security of their citizens. For the past year, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China has tested facial recognition services to keep track of potential threats within its borders. While this concept...

News in Brief

Muppet Wikia

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 2, 2018

France On Jan. 25, hundreds of residents of France incited brawls in supermarkets over Nutella pricing. These “Nutella riots” were a result of Intermarché, a supermarket chain, cutting the price of the hazelnut spread by 70 percent. Police intervened in at least three separate locations during...

Impeachment process stands strong in Brazil

Impeachment process stands strong in Brazil

Beatriz Caldas, Diversity & Social Justice Coordinator

April 29, 2016

On a typical Sunday afternoon, Brazilians from all over get together with family and close friends to watch the good old-fashioned sport of soccer for hours in front of the television. This past Sunday, soccer was the last thing on Brazilians’ minds. April 17 marked the day the lower house of the...

Young leader hopes to change Hong Kong

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Joshua Wong is a 19-year-old college student. He attends the Open University of Hong Kong and believes in liberal ideas like universal suffrage. Unlike other students, however, he is the de facto leader of the pro-democracy movement in the city. In the past five years, Wong founded the stud...

House bill causes controversy: privacy vs. security

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

AES, DES, 3DES, RC2, RC6 and Blowfish. These combinations of random numbers and letters are six of the most common encryption algorithms. Everything from the data on SIM cards to your Guilford email is protected by encryption through the conversion of personal electronic data into ciphertext. “Think...

HB 318 bans refuge for undocumented immigrants

June Park, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

“We are a nation of laws,” said North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, before signing House Bill 318. “No politician should choose which laws to obey and which laws not to obey, and this includes immigration law.” The Protect North Carolina Workers Act was signed on Oct. 28, pacifying some but rousing...