The Guilfordian

Using the word terrorist clouds important issues

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

English is a malleable language. By speaking it, we smash and mold its words, often giving them new meanings. When this occurs, adjustments in usage must follow. Following the attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, BBC Arabic has instructed its writers to avoid the word terrorist when...

US and other countries unite to respond to ISIS

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

“If the Islamic State (is) to be characterized, it would be as a revolutionary (or radical) insurgent actor,” said Yale Professor of Political Science & Director, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence Stathis N. Kalyvas in an article for the Washington Post. “These groups project a goal of...

Racist comments towards Miss America pageant-winner illustrate ignorance

Shelby Smith, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Terrorist. Un-American. Miss 7-11. Miss al-Qaeda. This was the reaction to the crowning of Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri. The pageant took place Sunday, Sept. 15 in Atlantic City, N.J., where the pageant was first born in 1921. As I watched the pageant, I couldn’t help but be impressed by...