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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...

Amnesty International speaks on Myanmar

Amnesty International speaks on Myanmar

Ari Smith, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print, Top Stories

He was waiting in a railway station when strangers forced him to enlist in the army, separating him from his family. Twelve years later, he went on a radio show to talk about his experiences and was arrested for speaking out. This is the story Aung Ko Htwe, who was kidnapped by the Myanmar military...

Rohingya face difficulty in Myanmar

Juliana Avery and Tibaria Alnouri

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

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...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

November 3, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

Fleming lecture features Daniel Hunter Every year, Guilford co-sponsors the Peace and Conflict Studies Fleming Lecture along with the American Friends Service Committee. This year, activist and author Daniel Hunter offered a talk entitled “Social Movements in Turbulent Times.” Hunter is the au...

Violence causes refugee crisis

Violence causes refugee crisis

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The story of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s northern region of Rakhine State is one that has lasted for decades. However, a new bout of violence erupted in the country on Aug. 25 when a militant group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked 30 police posts, resulting...

Exhibit paints portrait of changing country

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under In Print, News

Pink, gray and beige cliffs are complemented by streaks of orange paint as though the sun had turned its rays into rain. This scenery is depicted in a painting titled “The Cliff,” which is one of 36 paintings in the new “Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition” art exhibit....

News In Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

Australia The Australian Conservation Foundation challenged an India-backed coal mine on Nov. 9, insisting the mine is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The project, which is  worth $11.6 billion, is based in Queensland, and has been criticized by Australian environmentalists. Many argue that the...

News in Brief

Lily Lou, News Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under News

Last day for Bryan Series Registration Oct. 30 is the last day for Guilford College students, faculty and staff to register for free tickets for Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham’s visit to the Bryan Series on Nov. 19. Meacham has previously served as the managi...

News in Brief: 4/3/2015

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 3, 2015


Filed under World & Nation

Myanmar The government of Myanmar, including President Thein Sein, has agreed to a draft ceasefire after 60 years of fighting with rebel groups, according to Al-Jazeera. Sixteen ethnic groups signed. At least one group, the ethnically Chinese Kokang, was not included in the ceasefire. Some still remai...