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Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

Jayraj Jonnalagadda and Nathan Park

October 6, 2017

NFL players protest police brutality. The new Travel Ban. Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane devastation. The world’s stories in the past week has overwhelmed readers. When people check on the weekly news, they get slammed with all these stories. With no way to read them all, it can seem like the world...

National Football League players take a knee to highlight racial justice in the US

National Football League players take a knee to highlight racial justice in the US

Courtney Cubberley and Lila Karp

October 6, 2017

All eyes were on Colin Kaepernick as he took a knee during the national anthem at a 2016 preseason game. Kaepernick, then the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, chose to take a knee in order to highlight racial injustice and police brutality against African-Americans in the U.S. Now, in the middle of...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

October 6, 2017

NFL Controversy Campus Discussion On Thursday, Sept. 28, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Brothers Doing Positive hosted a campus dialogue centered around the recent NFL controversy. The event was planned in light of the many NFL players, coaches and executives taking a knee during...

City council elections to be held in October

City council elections to be held in October

Jhanna Vasser, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

The city of Greensboro is holding city council elections. The primary election will be held on Oct. 10, with 15 candidates, including three incumbents, running for three at-large seats. Six of the 15 candidates will advance from the primary to the Nov. 7 general election. “I know there’s a lot...

Social media gives way for effective protests in the US

Social media gives way for effective protests in the US

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

How different would our newspapers and news networks be if Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the other modern modes of online communication were taken away? The age of social media has given power to individuals by supplying a platform to bring light to what they may see as the issues or injustices in...

“L.A. Confidential” still relevant today

“L.A. Confidential” still relevant today

McKinley Keener, Staff Writers

September 15, 2017

Despite appearances, Los Angeles in the 1950s was not all high-class café society and Hollywood glamour. At least not in Curtis Hanson’s 1997 film “L.A. Confidential,” which follows three Los Angeles police officers: Detective Lieutenant Edmund Exley, Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes and plainclothes...

News in Brief: 4/10/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 10, 2015

India Police are accused of using excessive force after a battle with red sandalwood smugglers killed 20 suspects, according to the BBC. Red sandalwood (prized in furniture making) was banned from sale in 2000, but the wood sells for tens of thousands of dollars per tonne, so smuggling is rampant. Acco...

Letters from your black friend: another shooting

Jordan Clark ‘14, Guest Writer

March 6, 2015

March 1, 2015, a task force in Los Angeles responded to a call on skid row after receiving a 911 call reporting a possible robbery.  The incident led towards an all too familiar police report of the victim “resisting arrest,” a struggle taking place,and a victim losing their life. The police report...

Students congregate for a die-in against police brutality

Students congregate for a die-in against police brutality

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

Trayvon Martin, Shantel Davis, Shaqur McNair, Tawana Sampson and Michael Brown.  Look up any of these names online and you find one common theme: all of these men and women suffered at the hands of police. Protests against police brutality picked up after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson,...