The Guilfordian

Elements of voter laws deemed illegal

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

April 24, 2015

Young adults make up 13 percent of voters in North Carolina, but 16 percent of young adults have no form of North Carolina photo ID, according to Democracy North Carolina. Black people make up 22 percent and women 54, yet 31 percent of blacks and 66 percent of women have no North Carolina photo ID. On...

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,...

Moral Monday brings together North Carolinians for change

Moral Monday brings together North Carolinians for change

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

What is Moral Monday? It is a question being asked throughout the state and the country. The answer? Moral Monday is an NAACP-led series of protests that started two years ago in Raleigh. The movement began as a way for North Carolina citizens to address their concerns for the state and has since...

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Sommer Fanney, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

It has been a little over a year since a storm water drainage pipe under Duke Energy’s coal ash storage pond in Eden, North Carolina collapsed, allowing 39,000 pounds of coal ash to spill into the Dan River. Since then, residents of communities along the river, scientists, Duke representatives,...

Staff Editorial: NC must amend hate crime laws

Editorial Board

December 5, 2014

On Nov. 9, Stephen White ‘94 left Chemistry, a gay nightclub in Greensboro, with Garry Gupton. The two then checked into the Battleground Inn. When Stephen was found, he was unconscious and suffering from smoke inhalation and burns covering over half of his body, according to the News & Record. The...

North Carolina compensates victims of eugenic sterilization

North Carolina compensates victims of eugenic sterilization

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

Elaine Riddick was raped at age 13.  After giving birth to her son at age 14, in 1968, she was sterilized without her consent. She was only one of 7,600 people forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina who the state deemed unfit to have children. Forced sterilization occurred...

Recent legislation restricts voting rights of NC residents

Recent legislation restricts voting rights of NC residents

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

September 26, 2014

Four hundred fifty-four. That is the number of people denied votes in the last North Carolina primary due to new anti-fraud voting laws, according to Democracy North Carolina. The voters denied were disproportionately minorities and Democrats, with the largest disparity among black voters. While...

Patrick Cannon scandal taints Queen City

Emily Currie, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon and I attended the same high school. I remember he came to school almost every day in pressed jeans, a blazer and tie. He was constantly on the National Honor Society and a member of almost every club you could imagine. He was handsome, charismatic, ambitious, driven. Cannon...

NC’s voter suppression tactics adopted by other swing states

Jake Delahanty, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

It’s getting harder and harder to vote in the Land of the Free. New voter suppression laws have recently been passed in North Carolina by Republicans in the General Assembly. In essence, these laws make it harder to vote. State Republicans claim these laws will prevent voter fraud and bring greater...