The Guilfordian

New birth control pill is now available for men

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Since the 1960s, the birth control pill has been available as a form of contraception only usable by women. Men have had two mainstream forms of contraception, condoms and vasectomies. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a third option, a birth control pill for men. They recently...

Trump expands ban in the US

Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. //Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

October 6, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the restrictions of the travel ban issued on Jan. 27 were set to expire. Instead, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the travel ban to eight different countries. The travel ban initially placed restrictions on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries including...

Piracy resurges off Somalian coast

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor

May 5, 2017

Piracy may have returned to the coast of Somalia. In a press conference at Camp Lemonnier, a U.S. naval base in Djibouti and the only U.S. military base in Africa, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Marine General Thomas Waldhauser announced that they were monitoring an increase in recent instances...

Protestors respond to Trump’s immigration order

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Three weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, campaign promises are quickly and controversially becoming policy. The most recent action was an executive order calling for a temporary travel ban on individuals coming to the U.S. from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia...

Women in the World Summit unites female leaders for change

Women in the World Summit unites female leaders for change

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

April 12, 2013

On April 4, over 2,500 women from across the globe packed into New York City’s Lincoln Center to participate in the Women in the World Summit. The gathering brought together some of today’s most influential female CEOs and leaders to engage in interviews about their successes and discuss women’s...

Somali rape culture reveals crisis

Shelby Smith, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

Famine. Piracy. Drought. Chaos. Death. These are a few words that are associated with Somalia. Now, rape is an identifier that can be added to that list. Since the collapse of the Somali central government in the early 1990s, most communities are left to their own devices, relying on old customs...

Cornered by US, Somalia ends genital mutilation

McCaffrey Blauner, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

Imagine growing up as a young girl in a radically different world than our own. Imagine that at age 10 or younger, your female relatives hold you down as they mutilate you. Your screams are ignored as your own mother or grandmother cut off your genitalia with a razor. They then stitch together the vaginal...