The Guilfordian

Wos’ ineptitude leaves many without food on the table

Emily Currie, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Tens of thousands of North Carolina’s poor wait for months to receive food stamp assistance. This gross error made by the Department of Health and Human Services has hurt many of those living below the poverty level — our most vulnerable citizens. Forty-seven thousand Guilford County families...

Big business pollutes, surprising no one

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

“We will do the right thing for the river and surrounding communities,” said President of Duke Energy’s North Carolina branch Paul Newton in a statement. Frankly, Duke’s apology is ridiculous. The energy giant spilled coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, their second chemical spill within...

Moral Monday has protesters flooding streets of Raleigh

Jake Delahanty, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

History was made on Feb. 8 when an estimated 80,000–100,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Raleigh. It was the Moral March on Raleigh. Jordan Green, editor of the Triad City Beat, was amazed by the size and diversity of protestors in the rally. “There were three or four city blocks...

Controversial new election laws suppress Democrat students, opponents say

Bryan Dooley, Diversity Coordinator & Senior Writer

October 4, 2013

Throughout American history, debate has raged over which citizens have the right to vote. This debate has spawned some of the most famous and interesting quotes, from Patrick Henry’s “No taxation without representation,” to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s “More people vote in ‘American...

North Carolina Republicans steal citizens’ rights, citizens rally to fight back

North Carolina Republicans steal citizens' rights, citizens rally to fight back

Anthony Harrison, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2013

Over the course of a summer, North Carolina went from shining example of the New South to laughingstock of the nation. Spearheaded by the election of Governor Pat McCrory, Republicans consolidated control of the state government in 2012. They wasted little time consummating their neoconservative wet...