The Guilfordian

Billionaire wants to give refugees a home

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

On Sept. 1, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris tweeted his plan to aid the refugees in Syria. “Greece or Italy sell me an island,” tweeted Sawiris. “I’ll call it ‘Independence’ and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country.” Sawiris is the third-wealthiest...

World & Nation News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 11, 2015

Europe In Iceland, France and other countries around the world, families are opening their doors to thousands of refugee families. The migrants are coming from countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Iraq. Many are staying at a transit camp in Hungary before they are carried to safe homes. I...

Let immigrant children stay in N.C., instead of forcing them to leave

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

They come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They flee extreme poverty, drug violence and sexual abuse. They have traveled hundreds of miles through sweltering heat and dangerous terrain in search of a haven far away from the troubles back home. And North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory doesn’t...

Al-Aqsa Clinic: run by Muslims, service for all

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013

I extended my hand to shake hers, as is the custom that my father taught me. “I’m sorry, I cannot,” Amal Khdour, founder of Al-Aqsa Community Clinic, said while recoiling from my gesture. Remembering my time in the Middle East as a U.S. sailor, I greeted her again. I took a deep bow, raised...