The Guilfordian

Letter To The Editor

April 20, 2018

To the Editor: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent 10 hours, over the course of two days, testifying before both houses of Congress last week. That news rightly took a back seat to reports of a grisly chemical weapons attack against people in the Syrian town of Douma, and of President Trump’s...

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

“Pay attention to what’s going on in Mexico,” said NPR International Correspondent Carrie Kahn, who is based in Mexico City, Mexico. “I think it’s important, the desertion of the U.S. from Latin America. I think is going to be detrimental to Mexico.” As part of “The Journalist as Witness:...

Photojournalist shares his experience in Washington

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

March 16, 2018

“My father didn’t really engage the topic of Cuba on a larger scale, but we knew that it was a special place to my dad,” said Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images News staff photographer. “And we knew that it was a country that had broken my grandmother’s heart.” Composed of first and second-generation...

Oprah’s presidential push shadows female politicians

Oprah’s presidential push shadows female politicians

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

At the 2018 Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey stunned viewers with a passionate speech addressing the “Me Too” movement, announcing that a “new day is on the horizon.” Winfrey’s speech, paired with her larger-than-life charisma and wallet, led to excited whispers. Does that new day on the horizon...

Kneeling controversy opens student response

Kneeling controversy opens student response

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

“I will not take a knee if my team doesn’t,” said first-year  and Guilford’s own center-mid soccer player Laszlo van Straelen after asked about his views on the recent #TakeAKnee protest. The protest has become a rippling campaign that has recently shined a light on the recent police brutality...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2017

United States At least eight people were killed when a man drove 20 blocks down a bike path beside the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon before he crashed his pickup truck and was shot by police officers, said the authorities. Multiple law enforcement sources say this incident is b...

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick on Aug. 26, 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Kaepernick...

DACA recipients should not be blamed

DACA recipients should not be blamed

Julia Martins de Sa, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

On the morning of Sept. 18, the Trump administration announced that they would be repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In the moments after the announcement was made, the hearts of millions of Americans and immigrants fell. This was a decision rooted in racism and fear, a decision that...