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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

France All across France, frustrations over high taxes erupted into massive protests in Paris over the first weekend of December. The “Yellow Vest” protestors, named for the yellow construction worker-style vests many of them wear, are protesting a French fuel tax which has placed a heavy burden o...

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

On Sept. 28, the Russian government announced that the delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria had commenced. This development comes in the aftermath of a friendly-fire incident on Sept. 17, in which the Syrian militia shot down a Russian military plane, killing the fifteen people onboard. The Russian...

Explosives used during large protest

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Beginning on Friday, March 30, Palestinian Gaza residents began what they named the “Great March of Return.” Thousands of protestors chanted and pitched tents merely meters away from the electrical fence keeping them out of their ancestral homeland, Israel. They planned to sit there, in a flimsily...

United States announces it will cut aid to Palestine

United States announces it will cut aid to Palestine

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On Jan. 16, the Trump administration announced that it would be cutting U.S. foreign aid to Palestine from $125 million to $60 million. The aid originally supported the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which provides education, healthcare and other critical humanitarian support to Palestinian...

Novelist speaks about her work

Novelist speaks about her work

December 1, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

Leila Abdelrazaq, a Palestinian-American activist, graphic novelist and author of “Baddawi,” spoke to Guilford students and faculty on Nov. 11. During her presentation entitled “Art and Activism,” Abdelrazaq discussed her book, which tells the story of her father’s youth spent in the Baddawi...

News in Brief

News in Brief

September 22, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Mexico Over 116 people have died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake affecting Mexcio City and nearby states, as of Sept. 19. 3.8 million central Mexico residents have experienced a disruption in electricity services, and public schools have been closed in Puebla, Mexico City and Guerrero until further...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under World & Nation

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....

Queerness, human rights still issues in Israel

Paige Nehls, Guest Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under News

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...