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Violence, protests continue in Hong Kong

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

December 20, 2019

Incited by an extradition bill in February, protests in Hong Kong have continued for months. Pro-democracy movements have gained international credence, with stories of police brutality surfacing each day. Although local elections took place in recent weeks, it is crucial to understand the background a...

Ivory trade declared illegal in the largest consuming country

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

The animal rights movement secured a major victory on Dec. 31 when the Chinese government declared ivory trade and sales illegal within the country. Imports of all ivory, regardless of source, and all domestic sales are no longer allowed. According to National Geographic, China has been the world’s...

News in brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

Egypt Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi no longer faces the death penalty. Following the Arab Spring and President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign, Morsi won the 2012 presidential election. Barely a year later, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi led a military coup against the government. Along with...

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...

Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

Whether in Hong Kong or at Guilford, students know how to get fired up for what they believe in. Recently, outspoken members of Hong Kong’s population have clashed with mainland China’s conservative central government. Students and supporters began demonstrating peacefully on the busy Hong Kong...

News In Brief, October 3, 2014

Abe Kenmore

October 3, 2014

Catalan, Spain: The day after Scotland’s historic vote, the Catalonian parliament voted to allow the Catalan region of Spain to vote on independence on Nov. 9,  according to the BBC.  The vote was suspended this week by the Constitutional Court after an appeal from the central Spanish government, which ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

April 5, 2013

Ontario, Canada The hagfish, a 500-million-year-old spineless creature with snake-like features, lives at the bottom of the ocean floor. Its unique glands constantly produce a thick slime that serves to protect it; the slime is shed daily. Research scientists have now developed a high-density silk from the sl...

Hong Kong TV show does not sit well with Chinese government

Katy Andrews, Staff Writer

February 24, 2013

Tensions are high between the residents of Hong Kong and the mainland Chinese inhabitants. Those residing on the mainland are being blamed for bad manners, a shortage of slots within schools and a high-value property market that has become increasingly demanding. In an effort to profit from the...