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Hector Suarez fights for his right to dream

Student Senate President Hector Rivera Suarez poses for a photo in front of Founders Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2017.//Photo by Julia Martins de Sa/The Guilfordian

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

January 26, 2018

Feb. 14, 1997. Guilford College’s Student Community Senate President Hector Rivera Suarez was born to loving parents in Veracruz, Mexico late at night on Valentine’s Day. Suarez lived with his parents and older sister in Veracruz for eight years. Veracruz is on the Gulf of Mexico, and every summer...

Greensboro school welcomes 320 students new to the U.S.

Newcomers School welcomes new students

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

It’s a routine that began at the start of the academic year in August. Abu Zaeem, the principal of Doris Henderson Newcomers School, stands at the entrance of the school everyday to greet around 300 students who arrive by bus. “When they first start in August, you always want to create that culture...

Two students share insight

Newcomers School welcomes new students

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

17-year-olds Nour Shaker and Kaskile Rashidi first set foot in the United States in November of 2016. “When I come to America, I didn’t know any word in English,” said Rashidi. “So when I came here, I was surprised, and I was scared.” To overcome the language barrier in the U.S., Rashidi,...