The Guilfordian

Etsuo’s corner: introducing XinXin

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: Etsuo’s Corner is a weekly column for World & Nation by Etsuo Fujita, an international student from Japan. Fujita features the stories of other international students or writes about his adventures and impressions as he learns about the cultures and customs of Guilford and his...

Easter Rising remembered in Dublin, Ireland

Abe Kenmore, Contributor

April 1, 2016

One hundred years ago on Easter Monday, 1916, the streets of Dublin were filled with gunfire and bombs as a small group of rebels — about 1,200 in all — tried to secure Ireland’s freedom from the British Empire. Outgunned and initially unpopular among many Dubliners, the uprising was crushed...

Ireland passes gender recognition law, but US still unfriendly to the transgender community

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

In 1993, Ireland decriminalized homosexual activity. Twenty-two years later, the transgender community of Ireland celebrates a major victory. In May 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. Two months later, Ireland made history yet again by becoming...

Irish government releases enslaved Magdalene women

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

For years, select women in Ireland have been banished by their government to workhouses — or laundries — operated by Catholic nuns. While living in the Magdalene Laundries, female residents endured grueling physical labor, inhumane working conditions and verbal abuse on a daily basis. Over 10,000...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

October 26, 2012

Ireland Ireland recently purchased the Vermont Hard Cider Company, producer of the largest cider brand in the U.S. The acquisition cost the Irish €235 million (or $304,865,500) and immediately increased the worth of the Cider Company’s shares post-sale. Moscow, Russia National anti-terrori...