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BHM centers discussion around marginalization

BHM centers discussion around marginalization

February 16, 2018

Guilford hit the ground running this February with a resplendent display of diverse performances, prose and pageantry with the Black History Month Kickoff event, running the slogan, “For the Culture.” While the event expanded to include Latinx and Asian cultures, the intent speaks to the heart of...

US Olympic teams bring gold back from Rio

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

September 2, 2016

The world is still speechless. Although the Rio Olympics are over, the athletes definitely made their mark in history and in the hearts of spectators. After two weeks of exhilarating competition, the United States tallied a total of 121 medals, 46 of them gold. Experienced or not, American athletes...

Athletes faced with adversity in Sochi, come out strong

Kinsey Danzis, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics concluded, as Americans returned home with nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals, placing fourth overall. Praise for our athletes abounds, but of the complaints, we hear more about the conditions in Sochi rather than the competition itself. Of course, the world...

Russia’s gay propaganda ban raises questions about Olympics

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

September 6, 2013

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are still some months away, but they are already causing international outrage. The Games themselves aren’t the source of the problem. Russia is. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin implemented legislation that banned all “propaganda of nontraditional...

Paralympian Pistorius kills girlfriend in South Africa

Rishab Revankar, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

Pretoria, South Africa. Feb. 14, 3:20 a.m.: legendary Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot and killed celebrity-model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecution alleges it was murder in cold blood, but Pistorius and his defense attorneys claim it was a tragic accident. “We are still trying to come...

Number of female Olympians increases across the globe

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Audrey Roth, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

In countries where women lack political representation, where education is segregated by sex, and it is illegal for women to drive, there is hope that the times could be changing. This year for the first time ever, every country participating in the Olympics had female representation, including the...