The Guilfordian

Corriher runs as leftist alternative

Finn Williamson and Roman Raies

October 26, 2018

With midterm elections coming up on Nov. 6, there are several interesting candidate races in North Carolina, one of which is the four-way race for Congressional House Seat 13. Incumbent Republican Ted Budd currently occupies the seat, with Democratic candidate Kathy Manning and Libertarian Tom Bailey...

Oregon calls for a rise in the minimum wage

Carson Risser, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

What if the minimum wage in North Carolina increased more than 70 percent? Instead of $7.25 an hour, you could make $12.50 an hour. That is the difference between the federal minimum wage, which North Carolina adheres to, and the new minimum wage Oregon plans to implement by 2022. Oregon has proposed...

Community members join the Fight for $15

Community members join the Fight for $15

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Twenty-four Guilford community members boarded a bus to Raleigh to demand living wages at the Fight for $15 rally on April 15. The steady flow of rain did not dampen the energy buzzing among rally attendees gathered in the Shaw University quad. The rally was part of a national movement of protests...

Minimum isn’t good enough

Minimum isn’t good enough

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

$7.25 an hour. The pay seems reasonable, generous even, when you consider that many minimum wage workers are teenagers and college students working part-time jobs and supporting only themselves. However, this is not the case half of the time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,...

Fast-food workers all over the country strike for better treatment & wages

Fast-food workers all over the country strike for better treatment & wages

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

All month long, fast-food workers from across the United States have been protesting for $15 hourly wages and union rights. “Whatever It Takes” is the motto of the movement. On Sept. 4, the protesters proved those words are a battle cry as they walked out of their jobs and took to the streets, chanting...

Minimum wage puts college graduates at disadvantage

Ali Krantzler, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

A gallon of milk costs $4.59. A gallon of gas costs $3.75. A loaf of bread costs $5.00, but the federal minimum wage rate stands at $7.25. How are college graduates supposed to support themselves with such low pay? Minimum wage rates vary by state and leave some without a base line wage. Currently,...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

February 15, 2013

Nablus, West Bank, Palestine Women in the West Bank have been receiving sperm in mysterious ways from their incarcerated husbands serving time for terrorism convictions. The illegally smuggled sperm can stay viable for up to 48 hours in any container if kept at room temperature, and is being used b...