The Guilfordian

New birth control pill is now available for men

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Since the 1960s, the birth control pill has been available as a form of contraception only usable by women. Men have had two mainstream forms of contraception, condoms and vasectomies. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a third option, a birth control pill for men. They recently...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World & Nation Editor

March 23, 2018

Russia Vladimir Putin was re-elected the president of Russia on Sunday, March 18. Putin has been embroiled in controversy over the outcome of the election, as he has regularly been accused of targeting potential political opponents. U.S. President Donald Trump has received a great deal of backlash...

News in Brief

News in Brief

September 8, 2017

Monsoon Flooding In India, Nepal and Bangladesh Flooding from monsoons in South Asia has led to over 1,200 deaths and directly impacted over 40 million people, according to the U.N. The Red Cross has said the flooding from this rainy season is the worst it has been in 40 years. Evacuation, potential...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor

April 28, 2017

Brazil On April 25, indigenous people protesting in Brasília, Brazil, clashed with police officers. About 4,000 people attended the protest, which concerned legislation about indigenous land rights. Farmers and native groups have clashed in recent months. “We carried 200 coffins symbolizing the...

African development, democracy on the rise

African development, democracy on the rise

Meghana Iragavarapu, Features Editor

April 2, 2017

“I can’t really sum up my ‘experiences with African nations and peoples’ with a single word or phrase, just as I couldn’t sum up my experiences with Americans in that way,” said Beth Whitaker, associate professor of political science and honors program director at the University of North...

News-In-Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 2, 2016

European Union On Aug. 30, open Internet supporters in the European Union celebrated the implementation of guidelines protecting net neutrality. The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published a draft of the guidelines after two years of negotiations between the EU Council, ...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

October 23, 2015

Japan The first instance of cancer linked to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan has been diagnosed in a man who spent a year rebuilding the nuclear power plant. Since the magnitude-9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated the power plant in March 2011, at least three other people...

Al-Shabaab turns Kenyan mall into a slaughterhouse

Renee Dehart, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

On Sept. 21, al-Shabaab insurgents stormed Nairobi’s Westgate mall, killing at least 72 and leaving 175 injured. Affiliated with al-Qaeda as of last year, al-Shabaab claims that the attack was in response to a prolonged Kenyan military presence in Somalia. Kenya first intervened militarily in 2011,...

Aquifers to provide clean water for Turkana, Kenya

Aquifers to provide clean water for Turkana, Kenya

Renee Dehart, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013

16.4 million people living in Kenya do not have access to clean water. Over 10,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by consuming unsafe water. But help is on the way. On Sept. 11, satellites discovered five large aquifers in the desert region of Turkana in northern Kenya. The aquifers...