The Guilfordian

Rohingya face difficulty in Myanmar

Juliana Avery and Tibaria Alnouri

April 6, 2018

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority, the majority of which are Muslim. They primarily reside in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar. The state of Myanmar reflects the larger ethnic Burmese attitude that perceives Rohingyas as illegal Bengali settlers. However, evidence of Rohingya’s migration into...

New Polish law restricts freedom of speech

Fletcher Brooks, Guest Writer

March 23, 2018

Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, signed an amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance last month. This development outlaws speech that accuses Poland of involvement with Nazi crimes during World War II. This has made accusations of Polish affiliation with Nazi crimes illegal...

Detention center in Pennsylvania becomes the troubling home for immigrants

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

March 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: In accordance with The Guilfordian’s focus on social justice, the Features section will publish a weekly column focusing on human rights. Each week, the column will examine one human rights case, domestic or international. Not many people know what occurs when people come to the...

Guilford Amnesty International chapter defends human rights

Guilford Amnesty International chapter defends human rights

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

In 2016, Guilford students Melissa Fourrier, Juliana Evans-Anfom, Maggie Albert, Spencer File and Haya Al-Attar launched the Guilford chapter of Amnesty International, a global organization dedicated to opposing human rights violations. Fourrier initially proposed the idea to peers in her peace and...

Saudi Arabia debuts first robot citizen

Saudi Arabia debuts first robot citizen

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

“Hanson Robotics creates amazingly expressive and lifelike robots that build trusted and engaging relationships with people through conversation.” This sentence is written on the Hanson Robotics company’s website. True to their word, a lifelike robot that Hanson Robotics created named Sophia became...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 22, 2017

I walked away from the Sept. 4 panel on North Korea’s nuclear activity with more concerns than answers. Foremost of these was on the alternative perspective on the relationship between the United States and the secluded state that was presented by some of the panel, most memorable being Professor Zhihong...

Human rights attorney speaks at Bryan Series

Abby Bekele, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

“It’s not just an option for students to make a difference,” said human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. “You are the generation that’s going to be leading all of these issues. If you can just help one or 10 or more people, you are doing something good.” Clooney spoke at the 20th annual Bryan...

Queerness, human rights still issues in Israel

Paige Nehls, Guest Writer

February 26, 2016

By 2020 the Gaza Strip could become uninhabitable, according to the United Nations. The small Palestinian territory, which is about the size of New Jersey, hosts around 1.8 million people. So where are they supposed to go? Dr. Sa’ed Atshan, professor of peace and conflict studies at Swathmore College...